Mike Cox

"Genuinely funny" - The Argus

Thursday 12th April 2018
Doors: 19:00 - Comedy: 20:00

The Gateway Café,
Centenary Park, Piddinghoe Ave, Peacehaven (map)

£10 - Advanced
£12 - On the Door

£8 - Advanced Only

 Russell Hicks Live Stand Up 

Mike has been performing comedy for five years, regularly opening, mc’ing and Headlining at all the bigs clubs across the UK, Winner of the Fosters Souht Coast Comedian of the Year 2014, A Finalist in the Amused Moose Laugh Off 2016 and a semi finalist in both the Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2013 & the So You Think Your Funny in 2012.

A fresh young act, that has great observational comedy routines and making big waves in the UK comedy scene, we’re excited to have him at Grinstock this year.

What the press have to say:

Like an Everyman, if that Everyman had delicious cynicism and razor sharp wit - Romesh Ranganathan.
The upbeat and highly enjoyable opener Mike Cox - The Komedia
Genuinely funny - The Argus
All performers interact well with the audience, building conversations they create into their acts with easy skill. **** ThreeWeeks 

MC: Russell Hicks

"Russell Hicks is Amazing" - Comedy Palace
 MC Chris Betts Stand-up Live

One of the most exciting comics to come out of America, Russell Hicks is branded one of the 'Top Six Comics to Watch' by LA's Stand Up Talk Magazine. He has appeared on LA based panel show Direct TV's 'What's News?' and is a regular guest on hit podcasts such as Talkin' Sh*t with Eddie Ifft.

Headlining the nationally acclaimed student circuit in the United States, Russell regularly takes his hour long solo shows across the country to the biggest universities. Prolific and consistently delivering quality new work, audience members are often compelled to return for two nights in a row. Fast and loose, no two shows are ever the same. If you’ve ever seen one of his shows, then you’ll know exactly what we are talking about. 

He’s played alongside some of the biggest names in the industry and soon will be one himself, his razor sharp wit, and fully off the cuff sets are legendary and envied by hundreds of acts across the national circuit. Now in his 5th year with Grinstock. Make sure you don’t miss this incredible and talented comedian on your doorstep.

What the press have to say:
"Hicks has a sharp wit.. the pessimism of Jack Dee mixed with the deadpan aggression of Denis Leary. A riproaring night of tough love from a witty comedian ****" - Broadwaybaby.com
"Russell Hicks was a surprising highlight for me – American standup who wove wide-ranging improvisation and interaction with the crowd with deprecating jokes about American stereotypes and a wry swipe back at British culture... very funny." - Ashbourne Voice
"Russell Hicks is Amazing" - Comedy Palace
"absolutely smashed it last night. What was most impressive is that he somehow managed to completely improvise for the entire 30 minutes, which I have never seen done before. I have worked in numerous different comedy venues and I have also never seen a comedian get a huge round of applause for simply leaving the green room, which Russell did. I believe he has a bright future in comedy with his unique talent to riff so well." - Bearcat
"It’s impressive to witness the fountain of verbal gold that comes out of the comedian." - NerdsDoItBetter
"a gift…very funny" - Stand Up Talk
"Russell Hicks is Amazing" - ADN
"He had us in stitches….non stop laughs" - NoFrillsThrills

Gary Tro

"Made his full room roar with laughter" - Mumble
  Saskia Preston Stand-up Live

As seen on BBC iPlayer and heard on BBC Radio 4, stand-up Gary Tro ("expect comedic genius" - LondonCalling.com) is regular on the touring circuit and now an exciting breakthrough act broadening his club gigging schedule with his joyously angry and hilariously anarchic style of comedy.  

He’s also a talented improviser and performs as one half of nerd-culture double act The Just Us League  In 2017 Gary supported Tez Ilyas on national tour and took his own show ‘SupercalifragilisticexpiGaryTrocious’ to festivals all across the UK and at the Charleston Comedy Festival USA.  In 2018 he’ll be debuting his new show GARY TROke Karaoke at festivals in the UK and Australia.

What the press have to say:
★★★★★ - Three Weeks
★★★★  - WhatsOnStage
★★★★  - Venue
★★★★ "Made his full room roar with laughter" - Mumble


Carl Carzana

"Fresh new and exciting" - Grinstock Comedy

With  a set already at the infamous Komedia in Brighton behind him and Carl is starting to make waves on the UK comedy scene, his observational comedy is on form  he's is a friendly, happy comedian who finds fun and confusion in the everyday things in life. We loved what we saw and am sure you will as well. 

Changes to the line-up on or before the night may unfortunately occur and is completely out of the control of Grinstock and our promoter.