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November: Anil Desai

  • Crowne Plaza Felbridge (map)

Doors: 19:00 - Comedy: 20:00

Standard: £11 (Advance) | £13 (On Door)
Concession: £9 (Advance) | £11 (On Door)

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Headliner

Anil Desai

"He’s not just clever, but utterly hilarious...one to watch" - Edinburgh Evening News

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Anil Desai’s unique brand of feel good, energetic, stand-up comedy is based on his real-life stories, experiences and observations - at times dry, occasionally sarcastic, but with genuine honesty and an optimistic wisdom, from his love of movies, and film-stars to his everyday life, global travels, relationships and the ever-changing state of the world and it’s cultures.

His sets are fused with a who’s who of amazing impressions, international accents and every day characters as he twists, turns and transforms himself into our favourite movie stars & celebrities with dynamic speed and lovable charm, often losing himself in the mix whilst creating hilariously entertaining results and being one of the most adaptable comics in the industry. 

He won the audience vote for best comedian at the 2010 Asian Comedy Slam for doing more than just ‘Indian’ comedy. He has made guest appearances on Chortle’s Fast Fringe showcase, The Hour (STV), Hey, Hey, it’s Saturday! (Channel 9, AUS), The Unknown Movie show (Ch31 Aus), Good Morning, 4Live and Asia Down Under (TVNZ), The Kerner Show(German TV), Ali Mcgregor’s Cabaret Kitsch (BBC Radio 4) Humour TV(Netherlands), The Slammer Returns (CBBC) and BBC Asian Networks Big Comedy Night

What the press has to say: 
"Uniquely entertaining...consistently funny and memorable" ★★★★ Three Weeks
"Impressionist triumphs in his latest show" ★★★★ The Fest
"A Tour-de-force of impressions...side-splittingly funny... Desai is ridiculously talented...Stardom is beckoning"
★★★★ Edinburgh Guide
 "...his mimics are exceptionally good..." Chortle
"It's not just clever, but utterly hilarious...one to watch" Edinburgh Evening News
“Highly entertaining stuff from an accomplished act…must be seen to be believed” ★★★★½ Herald Sun


MC: Edd Hedges

“Edd Hedges is a joy to watch” - The Scotsman

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At only 23, Edd appears to be older and wiser than his years and has all the hallmarks of a very promising career. With an incredibly endearing stage presence, Essex-boy Edd Hedges has a natural affinity with an audience and since winning So You Think You’re Funny in 2013 his career has skyrocketed.

Being a runner-up in subsequent finals of Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year and Piccadilly Comedy Club New Comedian of the Year, Edd went on to feature in Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, Just The Tonic’s Big Value Show (Edinburgh 2014) and the Machynlleth Comedy Festival which also marked his radio debut on Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy Club with Arthur Smith. Edd also recently guest starred in an episdoe of Joe Sutherland and Stephen Bailey's On The Rocks podcast.

Taking the UK circuit by storm, Edd can also be seen performing his unique style of ridiculous anecdotes in various comedy clubs such as The 99 Club, Just The Tonic, Jongleurs, Komedia and the family-friendly show, Comedy Club 4 Kids. 

Edd’s debut Edinburgh Fringe show Wonderland impressed audiences and critics alike, with many praising Edd's uniquely disarming comic style and talent for storytelling.

What the press have to say:
‘Edd Hedges is a joy to watch.’ The Scotsman
‘It's not often you are left stunned at the end of a Fringe show...funny, complex and dark' ★★★★★ The Fountain
‘You'll be thinking about Wonderland for the rest of the run'  ★★★★ The Student Newspaper
‘Supremely affable style.’ Chortle
'A tough act to follow’ Bruce Dessau
‘Self-deprecating and hilariously awkward, Edd brought the judges to a total standstill.’ Three Weeks
‘Hedges is a remarkably good stand-up.’ London is Funny


Jenan Younis

"Smart, hip sharp comedian - not to be missed!" - The List

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London based Jenan is a comedian of Middle Eastern heritage. With over 150 gigs already behind her, she’s probably one of our most experienced newcomers to grace the mic at Grinstock Comedy. Her comedy has been described as a slap in the face - don't sit within arms reach ...

What the press have to say:
"Smart, hip sharp comedian - not to be missed!" The List


Matt Rees

"A properly original comedy mind" - Guardian

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Multi-award-winning Welsh comedian, Matt Rees, has generated a huge buzz on the circuit over the past few years with his unique brand of well-crafted gags and acerbic delivery earning him high praise from audiences and critics alike. Matt works across the board of the top UK clubs, such as The Comedy Store, Glee Club and The 99 Club and has also performed at the leading comedy/music festivals such as Latitude, Reading, Leeds, Green Man and the fantastically off-beat Welsh festival, Machynlleth Comedy Fest. 

The rising star has won a whole host of awards including Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, Leicester Square Comedian of The Year, Welsh Unsigned Act of The Year and Loaded LAFTAs, as well as being nominated for Chortle Best Newcomer in 2012 which that same year also saw Matt perform as part of the prestigious Pleasance Reserve at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Having also proved himself with some of the leading names in comedy, such as Joe Lycett, John Robins, Elis James, Patrick Kielty as well as Tig Notaro where he’s been on the road with them as tour support, Matt is now taking on the world of TV, making guest appearances on the likes of BBC’s Edinburgh Fringe Highlights and the hugely successful, This Country (also BBC).

At such a young age and with a wealth of comedic talent, it’s exciting to see exactly what the Maesteg-born comedian will do next...

What the press have to say:
"A properly original comedy mind" Guardian
“Comedian to watch" The Times
"A gem in the form of a laconic youngster with an instinctive comedic talent" Metro
"Matt's writing was a stand out. Apparently casual asides spin out into fresh routines" Chortle
"Quite brilliant. I’d love to see more of this comic." Kate Copstick, The Scotsman