Ha Ha Hassocks – Sat 7 October

Buy tickets for Ha! hA! Hassocks presents...  to upcoming Comedy Events – 7 October 2017

with an opening experiment on August Bank Holiday Sunday 2015 @ Adastra Hall, arising from the desperate need NOT to have a birthday party and based on the oft heard mantra “Nothing Ever Happens in Hassocks” our comedy Nights, nattily entitled Ha! Ha! Hassocks, were born.

After a 12 excellent events over the last two years we head into the Autumn of 2017 with an ALL NEW LINE-UP taking on the larger venue of Adastra Hall. We kick off the new season with an October gig followed by a November date (Friday 10th)

We here at Purple Carrot Enterprises will be working with an up and coming talent Rob Thomas to bring new, old, improving and experienced acts into the surprising hotbed of critical appraisal that is the wider Hassocks comedy going public. Using Adastra Hall as a base, and mixing up the styles of comedy we can deliver hopefully trying out a few new things but continuing to involve as many other local businesses and individuals as possible to share the love (and work), and bring you all a jolly good time,

For our first new bill we offer you

Rob Thomas – Concern.Handling the compare duties for Saturday 7 October, and for the next one on Friday 10 November, is the up and coming goggle-eyed quirky man himself Rob Thomas. Rob works locally and is often seen on his bike looking dashing (i.e. windswept), and in control of all he surveys – just like his comic personna. Martin Mullaney, Cheeky Monkey Comedy: “What a great compere. His audience interaction was excellent and his gags were superb.” Evening Standard: “Rob Thomas whipped up the sober crowd with his jokes” Matt Forde: “Very funny, natural with refreshing warmth”

With Rob on our august October evening will be the comedic collective genius of

Gareth Richardshilarious stand-up, silly jokes and gorgeously low-key comedy songs have made him an instant favourite on the comedy circuit. In 2010 he was nominated for Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer. Gareth has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News, Live at the Electric (BBC3) and in January performed live on Radio 1 on two separate occasions.

 

Micky Overmanone of the most promising and exciting acts to hit the circuit in years. A bedrock of surgically sharp writing combined with a cool and confident delivery make her an exceptional comedian. Funny Women 2016 (Finalist). Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2016 (Finalist) Max Turner Prize 2016 (Winner) “the most accomplished comedian on  the bill…she has a keen comic mind.” – Chortle

‘Don Biswas put more emphasis on slick one-liners, which made much of his Asperger’s and Asian background. But his best joke and my favourite of the night had nothing to do with either, and was all the better for confounding the expectations he had created’. Londonisfunny.com

Don Biswas:  Here’s what Don has to say about himself. “…

I have been performing stand-up comedy since mid 2007. My unique set combines both razor sharp one-liners, with humour about having Dyspraxia (organisation and coordination difficulties) and mild traits of Asperger’s Syndrome and the effect it has had on me, while coming from a middle class Indian family. Also thrown into the mix are quirky observational, political and topical humour

 

Andrew Lawrenceandrew lawrencehis dark, musical comedy landed him a place in the final of So You Think You’re Funny? in 2003, and won him the BBC New Act of the Year Competition the following year. His debut Edinburgh show in 2006 was nominated for the “if.comedy” best newcomer title, and his 2007 follow-up nominated for the main award.

More recently Andrew has become what is described “as a strange phenomenon of modern times [and has fostered] an edgy, rebellious image for adopting the exact-same reactionary tone of the government and most of the press”.

‘A natural-born contrarian’ (Telegraph). ‘It’s fearless. It’s funny. It’s full of really good jokes’ (BroadwayBaby.co.uk). ‘Brilliant practitioner of his craft, who knows just where to place words for effect, who makes his audience warm to him, and who raises many a laugh’ (Scotsgay). ‘Lawrence is superbly intelligent, highly articulate and deeply sour’ (Spectator).

* Doors open 6.30pm, first act 8pm

* Fully licensed bar

* food from 6.30pm

* Tickets also available at local outlets

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

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..

We here at Purple Carrot Enterprises will be working with an up and coming talent Rob Thomas to bring new, old, improving and experienced acts into the surprising hotbed of critical appraisal that is the wider Hassocks comedy going public. Using Adastra Hall as a base, and mixing up the styles of comedy we can deliver hopefully trying out a few new things but continuing to involve as many other local businesses and individuals as possible to share the love (and work), and bring you all a jolly good time,

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Friday 10 November

Meryl O’Rourke, Nick Elleray and Ava Vidal , plus….

 

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