Back by popular demand! Top acts from the comedy club circuit promise plenty of laughs for your office or staff party, Christmas ‘do’ or group of friends.
Ticket price includes a two-course seasonal buffet meal and a glass of sparkling wine on arrival.
In the Café Bar
Buffet 6 – 8pm
Comedy 8 – 10pm
After Party 10 – 11pm
“Well done guys, brilliant night. We are all looking forward to next year’s already!” Drallim Industries
Friday 23 December – Julian Deane, Jim Grant and Ahir Shah
Age suitability: 16 years +
We welcome groups of all sizes who will be seated together on cabaret-style tables, in the Pavilion Café Bar. Places are limited so book now online or to find out more call 01424 229111 Our Café Bar seats 100 at tables, cabaret-style.
About the acts
Star of BBC3’s Live at the Electric, winner of the Amused Moose Laugh-off Competition, Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee 2010, and Runner-up in So You Think You’re Funny, Naz Osmanoglu has hit the London comedy circuit running. Already a fringe veteran with acclaimed, irreverent sketch trio WitTank, he is now diverting his angry Anglo-Turkish energy to stand-up as well as sketch comedy.
In 2013, Naz appeared on Live at the Electric with WitTank. Also in 2013, Naz filmed a Comedy Feed for BBC Online called Flat TV, which was then commissioned for a BBC Three series. Naz was part of the main troupe for the seventh series of Horrible Histories (CBBC). He has also appeared in Drunk History (Comedy Central), Plebs (ITV2) and Bull (UKTV Gold).
“Naz is a hard gigging, high performance comedy machine”
Tommy Holgate, The Sun
“There are probably more original and fresh ideas in the first ten minutes of Wit Tank than many sketch shows fit into an entire hour”
Chortle * * * *
Within his first 10 gigs, Glenn was a finalist in So You Think You’re Funny? and a runner-up in the Chortle Student Comedy Awards. Since then, he’s gone on to regularly perform across the UK, for the likes of Jongleurs, Off The Kerb and Komedia. At the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe, he was part of the prestigious AAA Stand-Up Late showcase show.
Glenn is also one half of the critically-acclaimed sketch comedy duo Thunderbards, who had a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, as well as a show at the Fringe the previous year voted one of GQ’s ‘Top Ten Funniest Shows at the Fringe’.
Outside of comedy, Glenn is a newsreader for radio stations across the country, including Capital FM, Classic FM, XFM, Heart, Smooth, Sky News Radio and LBC.
“Great one-liners, with silly turns of phrase that really shine” Steve Bennett, Chortle
Andrea Hubert started out on the comedy circuit in late 2009, and within 20 gigs gained second place in a national competition. She’s since performed alongside some of the UK’s best comedians at prestigious comedy clubs all over the UK, been commissioned as a writer for a BBC pilot and was shortlisted for the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum at the New York Television Festival 2012. She was dubbed One to Watch in 2012 by London is Funny, for whom she went on to write a comedy poetry blog in 2012.
In 2013, Andrea and her writing partner Ryan Cull won the prestigious BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum competition, beating over 500 other entrants. The writing pair are currently working on a new sitcom as part of a development deal with Objective Productions (makers of Peep Show and Fresh Meat.) She is also producing a book of short plays, and continues to contribute regular interviews and features to The Guardian.
“Smart, engaging and charismatic, Hubert is a hit.” London Is Funny
“A keen writing skill [and] archly cynical attitude. Her slick, fluid set is rich with inventive, sarcastic gags hung round an intriguing personality.” Chortle
Gareth Richards’ hilarious stand-up, silly jokes and gorgeously low-key comedy songs have made him an instant favourite on the comedy circuit. In 2010 he was nominated for Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer. Gareth has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News, Live at the Electric (BBC3) and live on Radio 1. Gareth co-hosted Frank Skinner’s Sony award-winning Absolute Radio show for two years and supported Frank on his 2014 tour
‘A delightful hour of comedy’ (Guardian)
‘A quietly-clever craftsman with a big future’ (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard)
Semi-finalist in So You Think You’re Funny? (2009), Amused Moose Laugh-Off (2010), and part of Fringe favourites WitTank, Kieran has been performing his inventive, high-energy stand up across the country for five years. He gigs for Avalon, CKP, The Stand, Komedia, and Highlight amongst others as well as numerous shows at the Edinburgh Festival. With acclaimed sketch trio WitTank, Kieran has enjoyed eight years of sold-out audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe as well as numerous gigs and comedy festivals in the UK and Ireland.
“Impressively sharp. Expect big things”
Having first performed stand up in 2005, Julian’s brilliant, utterly original and hilarious routines have earned him appreciation, recognition and praise from audiences across the country as well as prominent figures in the comedy industry.
Furthermore, he has proved his talent by winning some of the most prestigious stand-up comedy competitions in the country and is also in big demand as a writer (Mock the Week, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Morgan Spurlock’s New Britannia) All of this makes him a terrific act with a hugely exciting future ahead of him.
“deliciously twisted… a stream of seriously good gags… quick, sharply written and endlessly repeatable lines” The Guardian
“it’s just a matter of time before Julian Deane gets a boost up the comedy rankings… His trick is to make you think you’re watching standard stand-up fare, then twisting expectations with sharp, original punchlines” The Independent
Steve Bugeja was crowned the 2013 BBC Radio New Comedy Award winner and was a finalist in the Amused Moose and Laughing Horse new act competitions, making him one of the stand-out new acts of the past few years. Steve supported Russell Kane on his national tour ‘Smallness’ and he continues to gig at comedy clubs across the country.
In October 2013 Steve was picked for Radio 4’s‘Fresh From The Fringe’, and featured on the BBC Red button following a successful Edinburgh festival where he took part in the prestigious package show The Lunchtime Special as well as his own 35 minute free fringe show.
A prolific writer, Steve has contributed material for Mock The Week, 8 out of 10 Cats and Russell Howard’s Good News.
‘Bugeja has an eye for original comic detail that’s all his own.’ The Guardian
UK comedian Diane Spencer delights audiences worldwide with her cheeky, dark and often edgy stand-up comedy. A dazzling performer, Diane captivates the crowd with her charming demeanour, cutting wit and skilfully crafted material.
Starting in November 2006, Diane quickly showed promise as a comedian, being a highly commended finalist in the Raw Comedy Quest competition 2007.
Diane draws inspiration from her own life and social concerns, and in total has written 6 stand-up comedy shows, each critically acclaimed and available to watch on Youtube. Steadily amassing an online fanbase, Diane’s videos have now been watched over a quarter of a million times, and that number is rising.
Annie McGrath is a comedy writer and performer who made her debut character comedy and stand-up solo performance in Edinburgh in 2015. She has been shortlisted for the Funny Women comedy writing award and was a two-time finalist for the Tickled Pig stand-up competition. She has performed at clubs nationwide and throughout London as well as at a number of festivals.
Annie also writes and performs as one half of the double-act Twins with Jack Barry. The Twins’ latest Edinburgh show, Pret a Comedy, was produced in association with Hat Trick Productions. It has been described as “ridiculously funny…and genuinely impressive” (Edinburgh Reporter – ****), and was also selected as one of James Acaster’s Top Picks of the Fringe 2015 for The Guardian.
“A unique & exciting prospect…genuinely brilliant” – **** What’s On London
Jim is a solid act and experienced mc.
Jim has played clubs, corporates and festivals, all over the U.K, Jersey, Canada and the U.S. He is available for live work, corporates, TV, radio and voice-overs and also drives. His act can also be “clean” if required. His likeable, professional style has made him very bookable and has earned him many compering residencies.
Jim mcs and does sets for Jongleurs, comedy cafe, kings head and headlined many independents.
“A very witty and knowledgeable presenter” Sky TV
“Very, very funny headliner” BBC Radio
Alex’s trademark mix of laser sharp stand-up observations and cleverly crafted comedy songs have helped him rapidly emerge as one the most exciting new acts on the circuit. In just two years he has appeared on BBC Radio 2’s New Comedy Awards and secured two guest slots on BBC3’s prestigious talent showcase, Live At The Electrichosted by Russell Kane, whom he supported during his ‘Smallness’ tour.
He was runner up in The Amused Moose 2013 Laugh Off competition and appeared as part of The Comedy Zone at Edinburgh 2014. He was also a finalist at the Montreux Comedy Festival in Switzerland.
In August 2015, Ahir debuted his new show, Distant,at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe which saw huge critical success and packed houses, and will now play the Soho Theatre for a week in October. A show about the importance of faraway things, Ahir turns his incisive brand of comedy to topics spanning World War One, cigarettes, vegetarianism, Islamism, capitalism, politics, climate change, love, and pirates.
Outside of stand-up, Ahir is currently writing a sitcom pilot for Channel 4 titled Strange Land, about immigration in 1960s London. He has also been a contributing writer on Skins (Channel 4), The News Quiz(BBC Radio 4) and Newsjack (BBC Radio 4 Extra). His television credits include Brotherhood (Comedy Central), The Midnight Beast (E4), Live At The Electric (BBC Three) and Campus and The Seven Ages of Love (both Channel 4).
“Excellent…A questing argument against compassion fatigue and a generational cri de coeur” ★★★★ The Guardian
Stephen Carlin has earned critical acclaim, accolades and a growing fan base with his original and insightful writing style and accomplished delivery.
An enigmatic act, Stephen uses a unique pattern of delivery to amuse the audience with unexpected and off-the-wall references. From his sartorial elegance to his in-depth and hilarious knowledge of international snooker, Carlin’s performance takes the audience into the mind of a passionate obsessive.
This man is well on his way to become Scotland’s newest addition to its history of brilliant comedians. He was also named by Stewart Lee as one of the Ten Best Comedians in the World Ever. Stephen co-created and co-wrote the new BBC Radio 4 show The Headset Set.
Watch Steve here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk2PDZotg8M
‘Very funny, Did a tough gig in Torquay the other night and was a pleasure mainly due to this mans professional compering skills. Warm, friendly and fun to watch. I’d say in the next couple of years he’ll be Mc’ing the big venues and you won’t be able to afford him, so book him now.’ Jason Manford
‘A charming young chap with cheek, humour, wit and a smooth delivery that would do any midwife proud. Lots of life, lots of gags and quite a few kids to his name.’ Jester Laugh Comedy Club.
TWO COURSE BUFFET MENU
Glass of sparkling wine
Slow cooked shin of beef in Merlot with mushrooms, baby carrots and herb dumplings
Salmon, smoked haddock and prawn pie topped with cheesy mash
Aubergine, red pepper , tomato and smoked chilli stew
Christmas pudding with brandy sauce
Chocolate marscapone with fresh berries
Please note that Booking Fees apply on the following transactions:
Online: £1.50 per ticket + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office.
Print at home tickets: These can be emailed to you on the account you have registered with DLWP free of charge (booking fees apply)
Telephone: £3.50 per transaction + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office
There will be a cheaper booking fee for events under £10 (booking fee = £1.00) and under £5 (booking fee = 50p).
Free events booked online are not subject to a booking fee.
There is no booking fee for tickets purchased over the counter.
Please note that we are only able to post tickets within the UK. If you live overseas please select box office collection or print at home tickets. Tickets purchased for post will be send 10 – 14 days before the show date.
All online bookings include a Restoration Levy of £1 and will be subject to an additional £1.50 booking fee per ticket. Postage of tickets adds an additional £1.50 postage charge. Other options include having your tickets emailed to the email registered to your DLWP account to print from home or free collection at the Box Office.
The following are exempt from the Restoration Levy: Learning & Participation events, events associated with exhibitions, family shows that include a child ticket price, OUTLANDS events and Music’s Not Dead events in our Café bar. Also exempt are those organisations that hire the Pavilion where they are offered a community rate, amateur shows or are in receipt of a concession from Rother District Council.
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Please be aware that we operate no re-entry for gigs. This means that once you have entered the building, you cannot go out and re-enter. This policy is in line with other major music venues across the UK and put in place on police advice. No re-entry is clearly signposted as you come through security on the front door.
There is a fenced-off area on the terrace for people who go out to smoke or vape.
- By Rail
Direct trains go from London Victoria, Brighton and Ashford to Bexhill.
There are also trains from London Charing Cross, changing at St. Leonards Warrior Square and from London Bridge or Charing Cross going to Battle. Battle is only a short taxi journey away (15 mins approx).
Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for up-to-date train travel information.
Town Taxis: 01424 211 511
Parkhurst Taxis: 01424 733 456
- By Car
If driving from the London area:
Take the M25, then A21 to Hastings. Turn off at John‘s Cross and follow the signs to Bexhill.
Take the A22 to Eastbourne, go across the Bishop roundabout to the A271 and follow the signs to Bexhill and the seafront. The De La Warr Pavilion is on the Marina.
From the Brighton area:
Follow the A27 out of Brighton until you arrive in Bexhill On Sea.
Please be aware the Rother District car park outside the De La Warr Pavilion operates paid parking until 8pm. After this time parking is free. There is also lmiited free car parking along the seafront.
Within the limits of this Grade One listed building, the De La Warr Pavilion strives to be fully accessible with a range of facilities to support your visit.
Assistance Dogs are permitted into the building.
Please contact the Box Office on 01424 229 111 to arrange a visit.
Facilities for disabled visitors
- Ramped access at the front of the building
- A low counter at the Box Office and Information Desk
- Disabled toilets on two floors
- A lift to all floors
- Accessible galleries on both floors
- An accessible Café
- Spaces for wheelchairs in the auditorium for seated events
- Ramped access in the auditorium for events during the day
- Ramped access into the Studio
- Two travel wheelchairs are available for use at the De La Warr Pavilion. To reserve, please call our box office and information desk on (01424) 229111 or ask a member of staff on arrival. The chairs are provided on a first come, first served basis and are intended for use inside the Pavilion. Please contact us for more information.
Facilities for blind or visually-impaired
- Large print season brochures
Facilities for the hard-of-hearing
- An T-Switch induction loop in some areas of the auditorium (please indicate when booking as this facility is not available on the balcony)
- British Sign Language interpretation tours of the building and exhibitions are available on request.