insideSUSSEX Magazine Issue 08 - October 2015 - Page 18

ARTS+ENTERTAINMENT laughter IS THE BEST MEDICINE cont. Dartford Comedy Club, West Kingsdown Special Friday nights in Dartford see the Thistle Hotel, Brands Hatch, transform into a stunning comedy club. With an electrifying atmosphere and table service throughout the night you can enjoy a huge line up of famously funny shows at this great venue in style. The Runaway Comedy Club, Erith The Runaway Comedy Club is an independent club run in the Erith Working Men's Club on Valley Road every other month. Here you can enjoy talent from across the circuit including household names. The club has previously hosted Nathan Caton (Mock the Week, BBC Radio 4), Stephen Carlin (Stewart Lee's Alternative Comedy Experience), Trevor Crook (The Lee Mack Show) and Bob Mills (Win, Lose or Draw, Talksport) to name but a few. Krater Comedy Club, Brighton The Krater Comedy Club in Brighton offers awardwinning comedy with top international and UK comedians. Komedia is Brighton’s premier live entertainment venue, and it presents one of the largest, most diverse arts and entertainment programmes in the UK. With over 700 performances of comedy, music, cabaret and children’s theatre, the programme features the very best of international and national performers and includes Komedia’s all conquering resident comedy shows: Krater Comedy Club, Comic Boom and Bent Double. Grinstock Comedy Club, East Grinstead Since pretty much every show put on at the Grinstock Comedy Club is sold out, it’s always worth booking tickets in advance! The organisers take only the cream of the crop, keeping an eye on the ever evolving scene and the constant surge of newcomers; they are always looking for the next big thing. experienced performers, you never know what you’re going to get when you attend one of Fat Jesters’ comedy night, so hold tight and enjoy the ride! Jailhouse Screamers, Arundel Come and experience one of the South East’s most unique live entertainment venues. Located at the end of a hidden passage, away from the hustle and bustle of the High Street, the Jailhouse is Arundel's best-kept secret. Passing through the iron cell gate and into the lobby guests get a feel for what it would be like to enter a real Georgian/Victorian prison. By night the Jailhouse is transformed in to an underground club for some of the best live music, comedy (known as Jailhouse Screamers), and theatre on the south coast. With a fully licenced bar, guests are welcome to relax with friends in one of the incredible ‘cell booths’. The Old Brewery Store, Faversham The Old Brewery Store in Faversham (part of the famous Shepherd Neame Brewery) hosts a monthly comedy night that is packed full of laughs. The Old Brewery Store Comedy Club provides a platform for up and coming comedians from Kent and the South East to showcase their talent. Outside The Box, Sevenoaks Outside The Box Comedy Club started in Kingston in 2006, but has since expanded to include venues across the UK, including the Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks, Kent. Recognised in the industry for its warm, friendly and fun vibe, star comedians often use the club to try their material before bringing it out on tours and TV. Every bill is designed specifically for each club and the group is proud to be known for having a group of gigs that are not only fun for the audience, but also for the comedians who perform. Fat Jesters, Bromley Each week during the comedy season (between September and May), Fat Jesters has a line up of up to five hilarious comedy acts (including a professional MC). With a mix of newcomers and 18 Laughing Horse Comedy, Brighton Laughing Horse Comedy has many years of experience in running live comedy venues; over the years they have promoted comedy and supplied performers for over 400 venues and companies. Now you can enjoy an entire evening of entertainment each Saturday night at The Quadrant in Brighton. You’ll discover acts you never knew existed, and revisit some old friends along the way. Lonestar Comedy Club, Folkestone, Ashford, Canterbury, Cranbrook, Deal, and Rye With venues across Kent and Sussex, Lonestar Comedy Club offers an evening of belly laughs and entertainment, including acts such as Holly Walsh, Tony Cowards, Markus Birdman, Bobby Mair, and many, many more. This is sophisticated comedy that will make you think, make you laugh, and make you come back for more.