The Attic Comedy Club

New Forest Comedy Festival All Dayer! – Saturday 10th June

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New Forest Comedy Festival All Day event in Southampton 

The Attic Comedy Club presents a “Comedy All Dayer” in Southampton as part of the New Forest Comedy Festival. With a huge lineup of over 30 comedians of the UK’s finest stand-up comedians starting at 3pm across two stages, this is proving to be the best day of comedy in Southampton and the South of England.

All Day Tickets in advance; £18 (3pm to close), Evening only £12 (7pm to close) 

New Forest Comedy Festival All day event headline acts include;

Alex Kealy (5-5.30pm inside stage)

Alex Kealy is a stand-up comedian who achieved great success in his debut year of performing when he made it to the final of So You Think You’re Funny, now earning himself recognition as a “rising star of the British stand-up scene” (The List).

His five-hour shows at Edinburgh Fringe have received standing ovations and critical praise, with The Daily Telegraph describing him as “sharply witty, almost sexily cerebral” and The List hailing his “breakneck pace with surprising turns in eloquent comic’s wonderful new hour”.

Moreover, Kealy has written for BBC Two’s Mock The Week and Radio 4’s The News Quiz and The Now Show.

Eleanor Tiernan WIP (7.30-8.30pm inside stage)

Comedian and writer Eleanor Tiernan has featured on Stand Up For Live Comedy (BBC3), and Comedy Central’s The Alternative Comedy Experience, and she has supported acts including Iliza Shlesinger, Stewart Lee, Tig Notaro, Ardal O’Hanlon, Jason Manford, Jason Byrne and Reginald D. Hunter. She has been a panellist on BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz and Where’s the F In News? and The Blame Game (BBC Northern Ireland).

As of 2019, Eleanor Tiernan had made nine appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe.

As a writer, Tiernan has written for the Irish edition of Sunday Times and been a regular columnist for The Irish Examiner; she also contributed content to Buffering. Success Without Sex Tape which is based on her 2018 Edinburgh show was released by BBC Radio 4 in 2020. Also that year, Tiernan took part in Radio 4’s April 2022 edition of The News Quiz.

In 2022, she starred in Holding a new TV adaptation of Graham Norton’s debut novel which aired on ITV/Virgin Media Ireland. 

Comedian and writer Eleanor Tiernan has featured on Stand Up For Live Comedy (BBC3), and Comedy Central’s The Alternative Comedy Experience, and she has supported acts including Iliza Shlesinger, Stewart Lee, Tig Notaro, Ardal O’Hanlon, Jason Manford, Jason Byrne and Reginald D. Hunter. She has been a panellist on BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz and Where’s the F In News? and The Blame Game (BBC Northern Ireland).

Eleanor has been featured on the Sunday Times list of Top Ten Female Stand-Ups To Watch.

Stuart Laws (7.45-8.15pm outside stage)

Stuart Laws is a multi-talented entertainer, having performed sketch and stand-up comedy as well as writing for Radio 4. He was James Acaster’s opening act for his UK tour and produced two specials for NextUp Comedy. He also wrote a play called “The Journey,” which was showcased at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at The Pleasance in 2018. In 2019, Stuart Laws made a return to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his new show called “Stuart Laws is All In.” The List lauded him, stating that it is “A deliriously fun and nonsensical hour full of tiny little treats… not to be taken seriously in any way, shape or form.”

Stuart Laws is the founder of Turtle Canyon Comedy production firm and has created sketch shows, sitcoms, and live performances that have gained recognition across the globe on platforms such as Upworthy, The Guardian, The Daily Mirror, British Comedy Guide, The Lad Bible and many more. His web-based sitcoms – Charity Starts At Home, Plane Spotters, Sweet Home Ketteringa, Content, The Baby Shower and Hope You Come Up Here – have been watched by thousands of people and are set to be developed into radio or television adaptations.

Stuart Laws, a comedian famed for his Twitter thread about a cafe’s dirty plates, his Michael Caine-esque rendition of NEVER in Batman and his curious phone call to the number written on a horse, has gained worldwide notoriety.

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“He’s fantastically funny, leaving you wondering how he possibly comes up with these structural masterpieces” – EdFestMag
“You’ll struggle to find a comedian with a better jokes per minute rate… like a one-man episode of Arrested Development” – Fest
“Deliriously clever twisting and turning of language” – The Skinny
“A decidedly smart hour of great comedy” – ShortCom

New Forest Comedy Festival main event  

Tom Toal (6.15-6.45pm outside stage)

Tom Toal, native to Bexleyheath in South East London, is an accomplished comedian, writer, and actor. His star is on the rise as he has earned widespread acclaim for his debut show, On The Scrapheap at Edinburgh and Leicester Festivals in 2010. This show detailed the break-up of Tom’s 6-year relationship. His subsequent performance Rom-Coms and Revolutions was a full house hit.

Tom Toal has proved his versatility by his ability to easily cater to whatever audience he is faced with. In 2013, he took the stage at The Comedy Reserve alongside The Pleasance for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and a year after that made it as a finalist for Best Comedy Show at the Amused Moose Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Furthermore, in March 2017 he opened gigs for Rob Brydon during his tour across the country. Moreover, Tom can accommodate any kind of event – from album launches for Post Rock bands to hosting benefit nights for socialist groups and everything in between.

Sam Nicoresti (5.30-6pm outside stage)

Sam Nicoresti is a comedian and writer from the UK (“the uhk”) and winner of the Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2021.

They are one-half of comedy dyad Sam & Tom, a member of the Weirdos Collective and performer with The Glang Show.

They have made shows about dreams, aliens and frogs (in that order) and regularly perform stand-up around London, as it is the closest city to their flat.

“A stylish, idiosyncratic stand-up with a vivid imagination… and, dare I say it, even a touch of the young Daniel Kitson.” – Beyond the Joke
“Fizzing with ideas and great jokes… a unique angle on every topic. Simultaneously smart and silly.” – Chortle

 

Jack Skipper (7.10-7.30pm outside stage)

Jack Skipper has been the runner-up of So You Think You’re Funny? 2022, and his comedic material on social media has earned him more than 8 million likes on TikTok.

He connects with fans through his jokes about ordinary family life and everyday occurrences that relate to the working class, which have been a hit with the crowd.

Andrew Bird (6.30-7.15pm inside stage)

Andrew Bird has been featured on “The Russell Howard Hour”, and accompanied Russell on tour events at Ashton Gate Football stadium in Bristol and six shows at The London Palladium.

Andrew also had the honour of supporting Brian Regan and Michelle Wolfe for their singular London show, as well as Michael McIntyre for an entire arena tour that included Wembley and the O2.

Additionally, he has written material for Jon Richardson’s Ultimate Worrier and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. To top it off, Andrew is one of only seven comedians to have performed for Banksy at Dismal Land.

Plus New Forest Comedy Festival All Day event comedians

Geordie Geoff

Geordie Geoff is delighted to bring his own style of comedy to The Attic. With a reputation as a nice guy, Geoff will quickly put his audience at ease with his laid back and interactive approach to stand up. Famous for his crowd work, the audience are always at the centre of his set. 

Born and raised in the North East, Geoff known for his perceptive descriptions, laser dot humour and ability to “say it like it is” Geoff is brutally funny. The front row is his playground and the occupants become his closest friends. 

Geoff made his comedy debut on the Edinburgh Fringe and has recently supported the likes of Michael Hackett, Steve Hughes and Martin Westgate. He is also an established MC and has hosted Mark Simmons, Ben Norris, Dinesh Ranganathan and Jack Skipper.

Julian Deane (9.30-10pm outside stage)

Julian Deane is a talented stand-up comedian and has been wowing audiences across the country with his genius punch lines and perfect delivery.

Julian has performed on The Russell Howard Hour (SKY) and supported Paul Chowdhry on his mammoth nationwide tour Live Innit, which included a sold out Wembley arena date.
His witty writing skills have also been put to use on Unspun with Matt Forde (Dave), Mock the Week (BBC 2), Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2) and Morgan Spurlock’s New Britannia (SKY Atlantic).
Julian and fellow comedian Carl Donnelly host the podcast Two Vegan Idiots.
“Deliciously twisted. a stream of seriously good gags. quick, sharply written and endlessly repeatable lines.” – The Guardian
“Assured and brilliant. Deane is a class apart. a master of hilarious twists and turns.”  -Chortle

Philipp Kostelecky

Philipp Kostelecky’s originality, international appeal, and first-class physicality have shot him up the comedy ladder, reaching the final of the 2022 Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year competition and winning Best New Comedian at the 2021 Southend Comedy Festival. 

Raised by an American-Slovenian mother and absentee Austrian father, Philipp uses his unorthodox cultural background and family structure to pose as an external observer and cultivate an offbeat socio-political perspective. A regular on the UK and European club comedy scene armed with “pitch-perfect accents and impressions” (The Founder) and brilliant gags, Philipp can win over any crowd using his boyish charm, comedic talent, and captivating stage presence. Philipp’s writing has been featured on the BBC and he has also supported Russell Kane on tour.  

“Superb observations, confidence, and enough charisma to fill big rooms – which he will, very soon….” – Russell Kane 

“Pleasingly original” – Chortle 

“I cried with laughter… like a young Jim Carrey” – The Founder 

“His charisma and stand-up comedy captivated the audience from the moment he stepped onto the stage” – The Orbital Magazine   

“Confident, funny, calm – the audience loved him.” – The Stand 

  

 


Billy James is a Southampton based comedian who in 2022 was a finalist in both the Bath Comedy Festival New Act competition, and the Victorious Festival Comedy Star 2022 comp.

Billy has recently supported top acts including Simon Brodkin, Geoff Norcott and Mark Simmons.

 

AJ Mann

AJ Mann is relatively new to the comedy circuit but, with his insane passion for making people laugh and feel uncomfortable at the same time, he’s quickly establishing himself as a stand-up comedian of note; one to watch for the future.

Ben Morgan

Ben is reaching 30, and still getting his act together in a world that makes no sense to him. What do you mean you can’t walk through a drive-thru?!

He is taking us back to a much simpler time. A time when three cheese straws were only a pound. Ben’s warming, light-hearted and relatable stand-up hilariously highlights everything that should be simple but isn’t.

Let’s laugh over some cheesy baked goods (vegan cheese straws available) this Summer at The Attic in Southampton.

Ben has been around the block in comedy. He has quickly established himself as a rising star of the comedy circuit. He has performed in comedy clubs all over the country, including Hot Water Comedy Club in Liverpool. He is a natural MC and always leaves his audiences wanting more.

“Ben is so likeable, warm and most importantly… Funny. The crowd were with him from the get-go and stayed with him throughout. One to watch for sure” – Paul McCaffrey

Travis Booth-Millard

After 10 years as a budding actor, Travis is now picking up his proverbial comedy boxing gloves with the hope of delivering some knock out belly-laugh blows. Let’s hope he doesn’t have to throw in the towel, in order to clean up after you wet yourself with mirth.

Michael Frankland

Award winning comedian as seen on NextUp, 
Michael Frankland has been entertaining crowds across the UK as well as France, Budapest, New York and Luxembourg. With his quick wit and self-deprecating humour this is not an act you’ll want to miss.

Harri Dhillon 

Harri Dhillon has been sharing his deliciously dark sense of humour on the UK stand-up scene for the past four years, including beating notorious gong shows at The Comedy Store, and Up The Creek. 
He was also accepted into the BBC Writers room, has written sketches for Radio 4, and had several short plays performed at the likes of The New Diorama Theatre, The Belgrade Theatre, The Rotunda Theatre.

Matt Roseblade

Matt Roseblade blagged his first gig by pretending to be a comedian.  He was quickly found out but also judged to be “not shit”.  Boosted by that validation, he took up stand-up as a dignified alternative to the more usual mid-life crises of younger women, older cars or golf.

300+ gigs later, he now runs & MC’s a semi-pro night (Comedy at the Fat Fox), a new-act-new-material night (Puns and Roses) and regularly gigs for Solent Comedy, Comedy Noir and Potts Comedy.

Matt is a storyteller, weaving tales even taller than he is.  He’s been a shepherd, a factory worker, a door-to-salesman and an international IT consultant.  He sold CDs to Princess Diana and supplied frogspawn to Prince Charles.  These pale into insignificance when he found out that his Mum used to go on the lash with Christopher Robin.

Plus

Shazza B

Kate Penfield

Callum Gohrisch

Nick Jones 

Leslie Carr

Paul McHugh

Joe Fortis

Liam Wilcox

Michael Bilham

Gaza Mazzotta

Balaman 

Stewart Taylor

Charlie Bateman

Early Bird Tickets; All day £18, Evening only £12 in advance -Standard Tickets £25 
Doors open at 3pm and tickets are selling out fast – BE QUICK!
Directions to the Southampton Comedy Club, The Attic at River Studios 32 Winsor Road Totton Southampton SO40 9HQ
N/B: Lineups and times may be subject to change, and refunds are not available.
New Forest Comedy Festival All Dayer! – Saturday 10th June

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