Headliner

Michael Legge

"Often copied, never matched" - Time Out

Thursday 14th December 2017
Doors: 19:15 - Comedy: 20:00

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

Adults:
£10 - Advanced
£12 - On the Door

Concessions:
£8 - Advanced Only


Russell Hicks Live Stand Up 

Bafta Nominee and BIMA Award Winner and having just hosted the backroom chat for MTV's European Music Awards to 53 million viewers worldwide, Michael Legge is fast becoming the most sought after host on the comedy circuit. He is a unique comic talent with a background in improvisation, stand-up, writing, compering, hosting, acting and TV warm-up work. As a performer, he is sharp and cutting edge, whilst being cheeky, lively and charming. Currently one of the circuit's most sought-after acts and hosts, Michael performs all over Britain and beyond, including The Irish Republic, Australia, Canada and Dubai.

What the press have to say:
"Without doubt one of the best comperes and improvisers on the circuit." - Time Out
"top material, excellent delivery" - What's On
"the undisputed compere's compere. It is only a matter of time before Michael is snapped up..." - Time Out


MC Chris Betts

"Properly hilarious" - What's On London
MC Chris Betts Stand-up Live

Chris Betts began his comedy career in Montreal, Canada and has since performed all across Europe and North America at clubs and festivals such as SXSW (USA), Comedy Box International Comedy Festival (Norway), Dark Comedy Festival (Canada) Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival (UK) and the Zulu Comedy Festival (Denmark). Chris was chosen as part of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and he returned to Edinburgh to perform his successful first solo show, Social Animal, in 2015. 

He has been published in the Huffington Post and the Alarmist and voices a number of characters in the cult hit animated comedy Sam Sweetmilk. Chris Betts’ mind is a curious place, where the philosophical meets the ridiculous. His shows are a perfect balance of incisive social satire and complete silliness. 2015 NATYS New Act of the Year (Finalist) and 2014 Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year (Finalist)

What the press have to say:
Top 20 jokes of the Fringe (2015) - Daily Telegraph
Top 25 Jokes of the Fringe (2015) - Mirror
"...an enticing prospect, a Canadian who deals in off-kilter thoughts sharpened by the occasional prod at taboo topics." - The Independent
"Canadian Chris Betts has a confident style and a solid set... a glint of steelier edge."-Steve Bennett, Chortle
"Chris Betts is tremendous"- Such Small Portions
"Properly hilarious" - What's On London
"Top 10 Montreal Comedians" - The Mirror


Graeme Collard

"Very Very Funny" - Joe Wilkinson
Saskia Preston Stand-up Live

Graeme has been performing Stand-up since 2011, mainly on the Brighton and London circuits. Graeme discusses his unique reasons for being a vegetarian as well as making observations on every day scenario’s and confusions. Graeme’s friendly laid back persona lends himself perfectly to comedy clubs up and down the UK, having been a finalist of the Max Turner Prize, he’s defiantly an act to look out for.


Jon Pearson

"Brilliant" – Shropshire Star
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Jon began standup comedy in 2010, with his first performance at Birmingham's Highlight Comedy Club. Two successful Edinburgh shows later, and 5 years working the UK comedy circuit, Jon is now regularly found at the biggest and best comedy clubs across the UK. His 2015 Daves Leicester Comedy Festival show, Jon Pearson: Tall Order, sold out at Melton Theatre within 2 weeks, Jon's laid back storytelling has audiences hanging on his every word. With tales based around his own life experiences, his anecdotes are relatable and certain to have people in hysterics.

What the press have to say:
"Very tall and hugely funny" - Lucy Porter
"Looks at home, microphone in hand, in front of a crowd" - Notts Comedy Review
"A natural ability for working an audience" - EdFringeReview.com

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.