Ha Ha Hassocks – Fri 10 November

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No sooner do we put our first Autumn outing to bed than we effortlessly bound to the next. With massive thanks to Rob and the gang (Andrew Lawrence, Gareth Richards, Don Biswas and Micky Overman) for an excellent start we can now look forward to special attention from Ava Vidal, Meryl O’Rourke and Nick Elleray

Up and coming talent Rob Thomas takes the MC role again and his royal goggle-eyedness brings with him a ton of talent to stir the sleepy,bring laughter to the lonely, share banter with the beery….such fun

Rob Thomas –

With his unruly hair and neat rug-pulling observations Thomas had something of the early Jasper Carrott about him. Conventional but with a twist… Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke.

With Rob at Adastra Hall this month will be the comedic collective genius of

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…since she turned heads as the BBC New Comedy Awards’ only female finalist in the very first year of her career. She has appeared on Mock the Week, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Comedy Central’s The World Stands Up, Edinburgh and Beyond and C4 reality show Kings of Comedy. Ava was the subject of the documentary From the Top, detailing her background and development as a comedian.
‘Stand-up with a harsh, dark edge, a refreshing change from all the feel-good crap.’ Melbourne Age


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Acclaimed stand-up comic and accomplished TV writer Meryl O’Rourke, revels in her bitterness. A potty mouthed potty trainer, she has delighted comedy audiences, written some of the best gags on telly and even hosted pop concerts (the last one to 12,000 people!)

She supported Frankie Boyle for part of his last tour, at his request. She also supported him at the Hammersmith Apollo. In his book ‘Work! Consume! Die!’ he calls Meryl “Inspiringly funny”.

“★★★★ Her devastatingly direct show stands out for it’s bold, boundary-breaking nature…the shocking casualness of her delivery is spot on.” Jewish Chronicle
“★★★★ Very funny. Tightly written, deftly performed, intimate storytelling and packed with punchlines” TheLatest
“★★★★ Meryl has a natural wit that few possess” ScotsGay


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Nick Elleray is a comic based in London. Originally from Australia, he lives in the UK due to a combination of inertia and an utter disinterest in sport.

“an under-appreciated purveyor of quality downbeat comedy.”Steve Bennett, Chortle

“An impressive set… Elleray is an engaging stand-up with an inventive mind.”The List

“definitely an act that left the audience wanting more”Bruce Dessau, BeyondTheJoke.co.uk

joe_jacobs Joe JAcobs…is a London based comedian and rapper. Combining hard-hitting social commentary, sordid tales with razor wit to create a delicious comedy cocktail. Since 2012, he has performed nationally and internationally, sharing bills with acts including Bill Burr, Stewart Lee and Mr. Motivator. He has been seen/heard on Channel 4, BBC Radio 4, BBC 6 Music, Radio 1XTRA and gained millions of viral video views. This year, Joe took his show Ripe to the Edinburgh Fringe 2017 where he received critical acclaim.

‘Dynamic stage presence and an ironic, arch delivery’ – Chortle

‘Comedy Gold’ – Broadway Baby         ‘Jew’ – The Jewish Chronicle

* Doors open 6.45pm, first act 8pm

* Fully licensed bar

* food from 7.00pm

* Tickets also available at local outlets

(JJ’s cafe, Keymer & Hassocks Sports & Social Club & Marchants estate agents)

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Do you have someone (realistically mind) you’d really like to see performing in Hassocks at the Adastra over the next year? Drop us a line and you just never know..

Material may not be suitable for younger audiences (Under 18’s with parental approval only).

ROAR – right of admission refusal.

Acts can be subject to change.

Tickets ordered online are subject to an transaction administration fee.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions? email: chris@thepurplecarrot.org, or come into

@No.6 (JJ’s) cafe, 6 Station Approach East (it’s got a Big PINK door), Hassocks