The Comedy Store Exeter 2023
With nearly 40 years’ experience in the business and as the premier name in comedy, The Comedy Store is renowned as a breeding ground for new comedy talent, and remains the place to see tomorrow’s stars today. The likes of Eddie Izzard, John Bishop, Jimmy Carr, Rhod Gilbert and Sarah Millican, have all cut their comedy teeth with us.
We bring you “The Best in Stand-Up” from around the globe, showcasing the brightest names in comedy today.
Simply the funniest show you’ll see all year!
“Still the greatest and most influential comedy club on the planet.” Time Out
Sally Anne Hayward
Sally-Anne is an award-winning (Best UK Compere 2019 and Holsten Pils ‘Fans of Comedy’ Award) comedian, writer, and compere who regularly hosts at The Comedy Store and Glastonbury Festival. With numerous Edinburgh Fringe shows she has displayed a depth of material with clever observations and sharp punchlines. She has performed all over the world and has provided tour support for Sarah Millican, Russell Howard, Russell Kane, Hal Cruttenden, and Suzi Ruffell.
Also, an accomplished breakfast radio presenter on Star 107.2, with appearances on Elephant in The Room and can be seen on TV in The Blame Game and Absolutely Fabulous.
She co-hosts the podcast Spit or Swallow with Lou Conran, together they incorporate their love of wine, celebrity guests, and drunk stories.
A circuit veteran, Carey Marx concocts his own blend of dark humour with mischief and glee. His wilful disregard for the controversial and taboo is tempered with his ability to find joy in the most unexpected places.
Chortle have described him as ‘Quite brutal, in a darkly comic Quentin Tarantino kind of way.’
He has performed in every continent. An international multi-award winner, Carey’s credits include Channel 4’s Gas, BBC’s The Stand Up Show, and his own radio show Intensive Carey on Radio 4.
A topical comedian, whose finely crafted material and quirky songs have made him one of the UK’s most sought-after stand-up talents. As a truly world-class act, Paul has performed in Dubai, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, and Australia, to name a few.
Paul’s TV credits include The World Stands Up, The Stand Up Show (BBC One) and The Comedy Store (Comedy Central).
Paul takes a sideways look at modern evil; using a mix of brilliant stand-up, music and selectively offensive tirades to depict a world falling apart, where institutions have failed us and celebrity and money are the new Gods. Topics range from bigots to bankers, the seven deadly sins to Radicalised Agnostics. As a creative and prolific writer, Paul truly captures the zeitgeist of current times.
“A must-see comedian” – The Guardian.
His “amiable cheekiness and easy banter make him a hit with audiences… masterfully delivered” – Chortle
Rich Wilson is a multi-award-winning comedian and podcast host. For the first 10 years of his comedy career, Rich cut his comedic teeth at all of the UK’s major comedy clubs and has remained a steadfast presence on the British comedy circuit ever since.
Host of Insane in the Men Brain, where he talks to funny and interesting people about their experiences with mental health, featuring interviews with Heston Blumenthal, Michael Smiley, Scroobius Pip and many more. Rich is also an in-demand podcast guest and has been featured on: BBC Radio 4’s You’ll Do, Global Radio’s Job’s A Goodun, Scroobius Pip’s Distraction Pieces, and Dave’s Conversations Against Living Miserably.
Rich has been around the world with sell-out shows at the biggest comedy festivals such as Melbourne, Perth and New Zealand. He has earned an award for JOE’s Best Podcast and gained a nomination for Podbible Poll Winners Award’s Best Social Conscience Podcast.
Thomas Green is one of those rare comics who, when you watch them for the first time, you know you’re watching a true genius at work. He attacks every stage with skill, precision and a level of energy that engages and commands the entire room. His crowd work is revered, likability off the charts and he has the innate ability to get any audience instantly on side with his charismatic Aussie best-mate persona.
Now he has established himself as one of the most sought after comics on the UK circuit, headlining nationwide at high-profile clubs such as The Comedy Store, Glee, Hot Water Comedy, Up The Creek, Top Secret Comedy and The Frog and Bucket.
Thomas Green was born to be a stand up comedian and with so much momentum and heat building up around him he is destined for great things.
Pierre Hollins is a stand-up comedian and writer. Pierre has been a comedy circuit favourite for many years, headlining clubs throughout the UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia. His first novel The Karma Farmers was published last year. Pierre has written for radio and television. His cartoon strip Guru featured in the Fortean Times for many years.
He is… “always enjoyable, often inspired…” – The Source
He has… “an easy going joyful manner, laced and juxtaposed with pathos and reality that only an experienced comedian and earthling can bring you…” – Taking the Piste Tour
He should be… “made the mayor of a small village…” – Shanghai City Weekend
He is also… “bloody funny…” – Time Out
Finally… “Pierre Hollins is a hugely likeable cheeky chappie and unlikely rock god who whipped the crowd into a state of near euphoria.” – The Latest
Comedian, author, improvisor and actor Laura Lexx is vivacious, impassioned, smart and one of the best female comedians currently performing. Born and bred in the home county of Somerset, Lexx’s homely demeanour, warmth and energy delightfully juxtapose her biting wit, sharp tongue and brutal audience takedowns; so don’t be fooled by her enigmatic charm. This gutsy lady packs a punch and bites back!
Lexx debuted on Live at The Apollo in 2018 and received an unprecedented reaction both from the live crowd and audiences at home. She appeared as a guest on Hypothetical (DAVE), has regular appearances on Mock The Week (BBC), went head to head against her comedian husband on Roast Battle (Comedy Central), and is one of the main hosts of The Comedy Club (BBC Radio 4 Extra) to name but a few.
Lexx is one of the most sought-after acts on the comedy circuit and has previously supported Tim Vine, Jason Manford and Russell Kane, as well as taking on European tours and playing as far afield as Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
With unrivalled tenacity, intelligence and an infectiously vibrant attitude to life, Laura Lexx is UK comedy’s next big thing.
Award-winning musical comedian, Kate Lucas is known for her razor-sharp wit and deliciously dark songs. She combines catchy melodies with original lyrics to showcase her playfully bitter musings on life. She took home the prestigious title of Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year, her performances have been met with huge critical acclaim ever since.
She has built a seriously impressive reputation on the circuit, storming it every weekend to packed out crowds at the country’s most famous comedy venues including The Comedy Store, The Stand, The Glee Clubs, and Up the Creek.
Kate followed her hit Soho Theatre run with a hugely successful show, Kate Lucas: Is Selling Herself, again achieving five-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe. With this kind of phenomenal track record, this very special rising star is most definitely one to watch and “A true musical genius” – Ed Fest Mag.
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