Comedy Events

Nunsense: The Mega Musical

Regis Centre, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis

Thursday-Saturday February 22-24, 7.30pm with a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday

Tickets £14/concs £12/NUS £8

Students of Musical Theatre and Arts Development at the University of Chichester stage a musical comedy about a group of nuns desperately trying to raise money after finding themselves in a strange situation. After 52 of them die mysteriously, they’ve raised enough money to bury 48, but that still leaves four bodies in the cook’s freezer. They stage a show to raise more funds – but will the inspector find out? This is a fundraiser for the Regis Centre.

Phone 01243 861010 or visit alexandratheatre.co.uk.




George Egg – DIY Chef

Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead

Friday February 23, 7.30pm

Tickets £14/pensioners and students £12

Award-winning comedian George Egg, famed for his shows demonstrating how to prepare and cook meals using equipment in hotel rooms, has a new show. In DIY Chef, George‘s doctor has told him he needs to rethink his culinary habits and as a result his family have banned him from using the kitchen. They’ve banished him to the shed. But George simply has to keep cooking and his unstoppable urge to be creative means inventive solutions and some seriously tasty food. It’s a cross between stand-up comedy and an illustrated lecture.

Read our interview with George Egg.

Phone 01342 302000 or visit chequermead.org.uk.




Seriously Funny Comedy Club

Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath

Friday February 23, 8pm

Tickets £9

This once-a-month comedy night promises two hours of the latest stand-up acts on the UK comedy circuit.

Phone 01444 455440 or visit clairhall.org.




Reginald D Hunter: Some People v Reginald D Hunter

De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea

Saturday February 24, 7.30pm

Tickets £23

Comedy king Reginald D Hunter has extended his tour Some People v Reginald D Hunter due to popular demand. Known on TV for appearances on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Have I Got News For You and his BBC2 series Reginald D Hunter’s Songs of the South, he has had a sellout Edinburgh Festival Fringe season, a critically acclaimed tour of the UK and Ireland, and has performed across Europe in the past year.

Phone 01424 229111 or visit dlwp.com.




The Tucker Show

Devonshire Park Theatre, Compton Street, Eastbourne

Saturday February 24, 7.45pm

Tickets £20

Eastbourne pantomime star Tucker hosts and stars in this show featuring comedian Jack Glanville and ‘The Conjuror’ Matthew Pomeroy plus a live band.

Phone 01323 412000 or visit eastbournetheatres.co.uk.




Dr Phil’s Health Revolution

Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea

Saturday February 24, 8pm

Tickets £15/NHS staff £12

Dr Phil Hammond, an NHS doctor working in chronic fatigue, an investigative journalist for satirical magazine Private Eye and a BBC radio presenter, comedian and author, explores how to live and die well, how to survive the NHS and how to help it survive.

Phone 01273 464440 or visit ropetacklecentre.co.uk.




The M.O.R.P.G. Show

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Tuesday February 27, 7.45pm

Tickets £11.50

The M.O.R.P.G. Show combines improvised comedy with tabletop gaming. Characters get into combat, discussions, negotiations and potential betrayal. And there are jokes about wizards and elves.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.




Griff Rhys Jones: Where Was I?

The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove

Tuesday February 27, 8pm

Tickets £18/TOM’s Friends 15% off. Age 14+

Griff Rhys Jones, the star of Not The Nine O’Clock News, Smith & Jones and Three Men in a Boat, tells stories, anecdotes, reminiscences and outright lies from his 40 years of travelling down rivers, up mountains, into Africa, out of India and across the arid wastelands of the BBC canteen. Picture: Dean Chalkley.

Phone 01273 201801 or visit theoldmarket.com.




Robin Ince: Pragmatic Insanity

The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove

Wednesday February 28, 8pm

Tickets £15/concs £12/TOM’s Friends 15% off. Age 14+

Pragmatic Insanity is the first stand-up show in three years for Robin Ince and it’s a clash of two cultures. It’s a romp through his favourite artists and strange scientific ideas, a session fizzing with ideas about creativity in science and art. Picture: Timothy Ginn.

Phone 01273 201801 or visit theoldmarket.com.




Angela Barnes

Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea

Thursday March 1, 8pm

Tickets £12 and £10

Mock The Week regular Angela Barnes is on the road with her new show Fortitude. In 2016, two momentous things happened to Angela that deeply affected her: Donald Trump won the US election and she turned 40. She doesn’t want to rush to join the middle-aged as she is un-pensioned, un-married, un-mortgaged and a fully paid-up member of the Peter Pan generation. But, she asks, what happens when the choices you make aren’t your choice any more? Come and find out…

Phone 01273 464440 or visit ropetacklecentre.co.uk.




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