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Fri 17th Sep 2021 at 8:00pm ends 10:00pm

The Burgess Hall, One Leisure, Westwood Road, Saint Ives, UK - Map

Stand-Up Comedy


The Anglia Comedy Co. presents:

The Best in Comedy

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The Best in Comedy return to the Burgess Hall with another cracking line-up featuring Andrew Maxwell, Adam Hess, Kai Samra & Phil Ellis.

Renowned for his cutting edge comedy and intrepid social commentary, Andrew Maxwell is also the recognisable voice of MTV’s hit show Ex On The Beach.As seen on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You, Qi, Celebrity Juice, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Mock The Week.

Throughout his career, Andrew has had many sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and has also performed at The Amnesty / Channel Four’s Secret Policeman’s Ball (alongside Eddie Izzard, Chevy Chase and Dylan Moran), Glastonbury, Kilkenny’s Cat Laughs, The HBO US Comedy & Arts Festival and several appearances at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival.

★★★★★ – The Independent
★★★★★ – The Times
★★★★★ – Time Out
★★★★★ – Daily Mirror
★★★★★ – Sunday Times
★★★★★ – The Scotsman
★★★★★ – Evening Standard
★★★★★ – Daily Record
★★★★★ – The Herald
★★★★★ – Scotland on SundayWINNER: Time Out Live Award: Best Stand-up
WINNER: Chortle Award: Best Contribution To The Live Comedy
WINNER: Entertainment.ie Awards: Best Irish Comedian
DOUBLE EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD NOMINEE
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An internationally-acclaimed live act, headliner Adam Hess is an Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated chap and star of ITV’s Tonight at the London Palladium & The Stand-Up Sketch Show as well as Live from the BBC. He's five foot eleven, he hates other families' plates, and he had his 18th birthday party on a riverboat on the Thames so when people realised how boring it was they couldn't leave.

★★★★ “For good quality gags per minute, there is no better comedian” - The Independent
★★★★ “I’ve seen few shows that are funnier” - The Times
★★★★ “Relentlessly entertaining, full of beautiful imagery” - Time Out
★★★★½ “One of the most out-and-out hilarious shows” - Chortle
★★★★ “Hess manages to swing between the absurd and the relatable with ease” - The Skinny
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Award winning comedian Kai Samra has quickly risen to become one of the most exciting acts on the circuit today. Described as ‘a charismatic man with a great story’ (Chortle), Samra combines an edgy stage presence, a confident delivery and talks frankly about issues such as class, race and modern culture from an intelligent, unique and fresh perspective.

He has performed live on BBC Asian Network and been featured on BBC3, ITV2’s Stand Up Sketch Show, The Now Show, BBC Radio 4’s award nominated series Sketchtopia and his own BBC Radio 4 special of his debut stand up show 'Underclass'

★★★★★ “With such an impressive debut it is exciting to imagine what Samra will go on to achieve, but for now, I simply cannot recommend this show enough.” – Ed Fest Mag
★★★★★ – “A star in the making” - Radio Haha
★★★★ – Fest Mag
★★★★ – The List
★★★★ - Broadway World
★★★★ – The Student
★★★★ – Moody Comedy
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Your compere for the evening Phil Ellis is an award winning comedian who has entertained audiences of all ages with his amalgamation of off-beat observational material and physical comedy.

Phil won the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award’s panel prize in 2014 and his recent TV appearances include The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), The Tez show (Channel 4), Drunk History and Roast Battle (Comedy Central).

★★★★★ “a 21st century Crackerjack” – The Mirror
★★★★ “a uniquely funny show” – The Guardian
★★★★ “Comedy Gold” – The Telegraph
★★★★ “Huge Fun” – The Independent
★★★★ “an absolute hoot” – The Arts Desk
★★★★★ – The Scotsman
★★★★ – The List
★★★★ – Chortle
This show is not to be missed!

Line Up:
Andrew Maxwell
Adam Hess
Kai Samra
Phil Ellis

Age Restrictions:
Strictly over 18s only.

Venue opens at:
7:00pm

Other Information:

*Subject to booking fee.

Line up subject to change


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