Entertainment

Clash of Comedy – HedFest and HedFeast!

Comedy at #HedFest15

🙂 Friday August 14th (Evening) ♥ Saturday 15th August 🙂

masks arts-001HEDFEST has been the catalyst to bring some of the best music and live bands currently doing the festival circuit to Hedon – this includes local bands, but also some that are making a name for themselves at a regional and national level. But whilst HedFest is predominantly a music festival, comedy entertainment was always planned to be a feature.

Two comedy clubs will be running during the festival – one officially part of HedFest (entry by HedFest Wrist Band) and one ‘unofficial’ or organised independently (need to buy tickets). And whatever the ‘politics’ of having two clubs running, comedy lovers will relish the fact that so much ‘laughter talent’ is coming to the town.

HedFest-Flyer-Image_thumb.jpgThe official HedFest comedy event is John Marshall’s Buzz Comedy which takes place at The Shakespeare Inn, Baxtergate on the Friday evening from 6pm until 11pm and on the Saturday from 12pm until 4pm. The Saturday afternoon gig also includes performances by artistes organised by Rob Eunson’s Spoken Word.

Agraman the Human Anagram is the compère for the event at the Shaky Pub which sees Marilyn Paradise, Simon Bligh, and James Alderson (each doing three turns), and Carl Jones, Josh Smith, Jared Shooter and Mike Newell delivering the laughs. 

Entry to John Marshall’s Buzz Comedy is by HedFest Wrist Band £3/£1.50. See: hedfest.uk/the-shaky/

Hedfeast-Comedy-Poster_thumb.jpgMeanwhile, over at The Station, Souttergate the independently organised HedFeast starts at 7:30pm on the Friday evening until late and from 3pm until late on the Saturday.

Steve Rimmer will introduce comedians Jed SalisburyGarry JennisonDave SmithBilly LowtherKarl Davis, Anna King Jackson with the headlining Mr Sneaks on the Friday. And on Saturday Tom King, Seán Morley, Andrew Marsh, Chris Giles, Tim Strange, AJ Hillbo Hill, Eddie Harris, Stoney, Paul Henry, Frasco Fools, Fran Garrity, Carl Gillespie, Marshal B Anderson, Harry Lee, Anne Keene with Mr Sneaks finishing.

Tickets £5 each day or £7.50 for both days and are available at the The Station. See Facebook: HedFeast Comedy

Despite any confusion that might have arisen by having two independent events with similar names being arranged, it must be a welcome sign to see such a focus on comedy in Hedon. So whether buying a HedFest Wrist Band to enjoy the whole festival experience, and/or buying a ticket just to concentrate on comedy – the Hedon Festival will certainly deliver lots of memorable laughs!

Did you hear about the guy who walked into a bar on his way to HedFest…

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