"One of the hottest UK talents" - Grinstock Comedy

Thursday 8th February 2018
Doors: 19:15 - 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 

Just in his twenties, Ola has already appeared on Comedy Central, London Live, ITV4 and MTV Base and written for BBCR4’s The Now Show, The News Quiz and Nathan Caton’s Can’t Tell Me Nothing. He performs all over the UK and as far afield as the European Continent and Dubai. Young, driven and hugely talented, Ola is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor with natural originality and enviable stage presence.

Finalist in the FHM Search for A Stand Up Hero, broadcast on ITV4, Ola is renowned for his intelligent, edgy humour. As a core cast member and writer of the “Sniggers With Attitude” pilot, for London Live, Ola has displayed a talent for sketch comedy as well as stand-up comedy on The Comedy Store on Comedy Central.

What the press have to say:
“a confident, laid-back performer with a refreshing honesty and an interesting story to tell. He has some really smart jokes”, The Scotsman – Aug-2014
“Full of laughs, heart-warming, hilarious …A brilliant, truly enjoyable show ★★★★★”, Three Weeks – Aug-2014
“a vibrant, likeable performer who refreshingly encapsulates a young, urban spirit”, Chortle
“an infectiously playful spirit”, Chortle
“the highlight of the evening was support act Ola… his act was thoughtful and reflective and honest. Without proselytizing or falling back on lazy rhetoric, he explored what it’s like to be a Christian black man in the UK today, while being disarmingly frank about his unease at being defined by either his race or religion… his quiet observations will rattle round my head for days to come”, David Vass, Blog
“the sort of enthusiastic, charismatic act likely to be plucked from the circuit by TV producers seeking a presenter to appeal to a youthful demographic”, Chortle
“Standing out, a strong favourite for a through line of continuity who the viewers will grow to love and quote, is the Lord Snooty like character Dr Leon Askwith who breaks down issues intermittently throughout the show.”, Jasmine Dotiwala, Huff Post – review of one of Ola’s characters in Sniggers With Attitude on London Live

MC: Windsor

"A skilled compere" – The Stage
MC Chris Betts Stand-up Live

Windsor is a first class compere and stand-up who has combined years of street-performance skills with a natural charm and warmth, along with an enviable ability to make people relax. Windsor became a highly skilled and supremely professional comedy circuit compere almost overnight, with an extraordinary ability to warm up a show and keep it running at a high quality level. In addition, top quality material makes him a top-notch act.

A well-known face at Covent Garden and winner of 5 street performance awards, including Best Comedy Act, Windsor has developed into a hilarious compere, warm-up and comedian with a well-crafted and instinctive ability to involve and warm up any audience.

What the press have to say:
"Windsor, a master of putdown, warmed-up and flushed out the hecklers..., Windsor .. delivers hot material with a rare skill." - The Stage
"An amazing performer with a very special gift" - Pitsch Lesser, Organiser of the Auckland Street-theatre Festival
"A very good act with excellent control of his audience" - Melbourne Age (Main National Daily)

Chelsea Hart

"A buoyant force of nature" - Phil Kay
Saskia Preston Stand-up Live

A young stand up comedian, opera singer and street performer quickly making a name for herself as an act and MC on the London comedy circuit. Hailing from Alaska, having performed in 30 countries around the world including; Spain, Germany, Norway, France, the UK, and live-streamed to China, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Poland, and has recently headlined a four city tour of Bosnia and Herzegovina with her hour show "Chelsea Loves Bosnia". She regularly performs with Soho Comedy Club, Monkey Business, Mirth Control, Funny Women, Backyard Comedy Club, Hot Water Comedy Club, and many others.

What the press have to say:
"Chelsea is a stand up enigma. Combining high brow and comedy in a way not often seen on the circuit. One of the most unique acts around!" - Christopher Norton Walker
"Chelsea Hart was easily one of the best of the night. An Alaskan, Chelsea had a wonderful energy and enthusiasm...... Personally, I would pay to see her do a full set and hope she goes far in comedy." -Codie Louise Austin, Beat the Frog
"Chelsea is a buoyant force of nature who skips between genres with ease. She commands the room in an open and engaging way with clear experience from years of street performing. She creates a familiarity with the audience to bring them into her world in a natural and fresh way." -Phil Kay
"Chelsea Hart was easily one of the best of the night. An Alaskan, Chelsea had a wonderful energy and enthusiasm... I hope she goes far in comedy." - North West End

Rik Caranza

"★★★★" - Broadway Baby

Rik Carranza is half Scottish half Filipino giving him a wealth of funny stories from an intriguing perspective and experience. Engaging, likeable, sharp and unique, Rik is rising the ranks fast.

"With a style similar to Stephen Lynch and a stage presence comparable to Russell Howard, Rik is somebody you should definitely check out, says Broadway Baby. His likeable persona and fast wit has him performing up and down the country weekly. We are excited to have him back at Grinstock after some time away.

What the press have to say:
"stand out material", Notts Comedy Review - Mar-2016
"I’ve watched Rik blossom from a promising new act to solid and charming pro", Doug Segal
"Top-notch comedy", Edinburgh Evening News
"A promising debut", Threeweeks
"Rik has the presence and likeability to make it in comedy; Presence of a pro", The Skinny
"Carranza has an excited charm that works as a combustion engine to his material ★★★★", darrow.org.uk
"a lively and personable host who keeps you entertained and keeps the vibes fun and friendly", The Skinny

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.