Summer Gala 2024

28 June 2024

 

Summer Gala

Winchester Comedy Festival’s Summer Gala

An evening of stand-up comedy from Zoe Lyons, Jonny Pelham, Julian Deane and Tom Deacon (MC).

Line up subject to change.

Zoe Lyons

TV host and award-winning critically acclaimed comedian Zoe Lyons returns to Winchester. Zoe took her first steps down the comedy path in 2003 after training as an actress at the Poor School in London. She went on to win the Funny Women Competition in 2004 and her debut Edinburgh show was nominated for the if.comedy newcomer award. In 2008 she won the Dave, Funniest Joke of The Fringe Award.

Zoe has appeared in many TV shows including Mock the Week, The Wright Stuff, Michael McIntyre Roadshow and many more.

Jonny Pelham

Jonny Pelham is one of the most exciting stand-up comedians in the UK.

He’s appeared on shows such as; Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, Alan Davies As Yet Untitled, Russell Howard’s Stand-up Central and Live From The BBC.

He’s written and starred in his own scripted comedy projects; Late Bloomer, for Sky Comedy Short Season and Brad Boys for Channel Four Comedy Blaps, as well as working as a script consultant for BAFTA wining sitcom, Almas Not Normal.

Julian Deane

Widely celebrated for his ingenious punchlines, Julian Deane is an award-winning British stand up comedian and writer.

Within a few years of starting stand up comedy, he was named Best New Comedian by the Comedy Café in London and won the ITV Stand Up Hero and the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year competitions.

“Deliciously twisted. a stream of seriously good gags. quick, sharply written and endlessly repeatable lines.” – The Guardian

Tom Deacon (MC)

Since winning the Chortle Student Comedy Award in 2007, Deacon has hosted his own BBC Radio 1 show, done some telly (The Rob Brydon Show, Fake Reaction, Dave’s One Night Stand), and followed The Champions League around the world as The Eurofan – notching up over one million views on YouTube.

A slick, upbeat, confident and loveable performer.

Theatre Royal, Winchester

Friday 28 June June 2024

Start time: 7.30pm

 

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