The Hawth has become a hot spot for comedy over the past few years, with big names becoming a regular feature in the Crawley theatres programme and up-and-coming comedians delighted to perform for audiences who really know their comedy. The Spring Season sees a line up of big names and new acts that you really must see. Be sure to book early as Romesh Ranganathan’s Irrational has already sold out as did Jimmy Carr, until we secured a second date for you lucky people (21 June). Read on for more information.
On Saturday 13 February 8pm comedian, firebrand, sometime DJ and all-time vibe magnet John Robins comes to The Hawth Studio with his all new show, Speakeasy. The festival favourite returns after critically acclaimed, sell-out shows in 2013 and 2014. John is best known as one half of The Elis James and John Robins Show on XFM and has also appeared on Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central (Comedy Central) and Alan Davis: As Yet untitled (Dave).
Stuart Goldsmith is an Amused Moose Comedy Award 2015 nominee, multiple award-bridesmaid and host of the ‘Comedian’s Comedian’ podcast, with over 3.5 million downloads. He will be performing his show An Hour in The Hawth Studio on Tuesday 22 March at 7.45pm. Come along for ‘a showcase of quietly perfect standup’ (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine).
Omid Djalili is an award-winning stand-up and an acclaimed actor. Intelligent, sometimes provocative, always entertaining, his stand-up is an energetic and captivating comedy masterclass. ‘One of the most joyfully smart, stimulating and entertaining comedians this country has’ (The Telegraph), Omid heads to The Hawth on Friday 15 April, 8pm to get everyone’s weekend off to the best possible start.
This show is suitable for ages 16+.
After years of drifting aimlessly and alone, Richard Herring is now settled down with a wife and a tiny baby. Is he finally happy now? Or does responsibility for the lives of others come with its own terrors? In his twelfth solo stand up show, Happy Now, Richard examines whether we are, can ever hope to be, or are meant to be, truly content. Is there any system that will guarantee us eternal bliss or should we just embrace the fact that life is a vale of tears and our only option is to laugh in its face? Come along to The Hawth Studio on Saturday 23 April at 8pm to find out.
Julian Clary, national trinket, author, TV and radio star is coming to Crawley once again with new show, The Joy of Mincing. It’s a celebration of 30 years as a camp comedian. There is so much to tell you; the ups and downs of his sordid love life, the true and heart-stopping account of how he saved Dame Joan Collins’ life, and don’t start him on the perils of his DIY electrical home enema kit. This is Julian at his filthy best. Live and unplugged. Come and witness a masterclass in camp comedy on Friday 6 May at 7.30pm.
Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award and Melbourne Barry Award-nominees Max and Ivan (BBC1’s ‘W1A’, Radio 4’s ‘Casebook of Max and Ivan’) come to The Hawth Studio on Friday 27 May at 7.45pm to tell an epic tale of a small town, on the day of its destruction. As the end approaches, there are choices to be made, so welcome to Sudley-on-Sea. Take a look around. You don’t have long. Seriously.
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