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Colchester Events announces The Comedy Store line-up – coming soon to Charter Hall

PUBLISHED: 21 January 2022

Colchester Events is delighted to welcome world-renowned The Comedy Store to Charter Hall, this February.

Since 2018, The Comedy Store has hosted regular appearances at the Colchester venue, bringing the brightest and the best of new comedy talent to the town.

Cllr Sue Lissimore, Portfolio Holder for Resources and Deputy Leader of the Council, said: “Charter Hall is fast becoming a go-to destination for the best in live comedy. This growing reputation is bolstered by the dedicated team from London’s The Comedy Store, renowned as a breeding ground for new comedy talent. It means audiences are consistently introduced to cutting-edge shows from some of the most exciting, up and coming comedians on the circuit today.”

On 25 February 2022, audiences will be treated to a fun-filled line-up hosted by MC Paddy Lennox, a stand-up comedian and actor whose ‘gentle Irish lilt belies a mischievous sense of humour’ and promises to leave audiences ‘wishing the show was just a little bit longer’ according to Fest Mag.

Al Barrie, one of the top headliners on the international comedy circuit, opens the show. He has performed in over 40 countries, including acclaimed performances in Australia, Cape Town, Mumbai, New Zealand and the legendary Comedy Cellar in New York. He is a regular at London’s world-famous Comedy Store and a core member of their weekly topical ‘Cutting Edge’ team.

Topical comedian Paul Thorne brings the finely crafted material and quirky songs that have made him one of the UK’s most sought-after stand-up talents. Paul is a regular member of The Comedy Store’s Cutting Edge team; performing material based on the week’s news in this prestigious long-running topical show. A wonderfully assured performer, Paul’s provocative topical gags, spontaneous wit, and surreal comedy songs have earned him a reputation as a quality live performer.

Jess Fostekew was nominated for The Dave Edinburgh Comedy Award ‘Best Show’ for her show Hench, in 2019, which has since had a sold out, international tour. She has appeared on Live at the Apollo, QI and Harry Hill’s Clubnite. As an actor, she starred in feature films Greed and Official Secrets, Dawn French’s The Trouble with Maggie Cole on ITV, Sharon Horgan’s Motherland on BBC 2 and is an episode guest lead in Series 5 of Cuckoo on BBC and Netflix.

Jess hosts her own podcast, Hoovering, all about eating, which in less than a year has racked up nearly half-a-million downloads. Jess is a regular co-host of behemoth podcast The Guilty Feminist and has written for BBC’s Mock The Week and C4’s 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown, as well as BBC R4’s News Quiz.

Tickets are available now from colchester-events.co.uk/event/comedy-store-feb22      or call the box office on 01206 573948.

To stay up-to-date with all the latest shows at Charter Hall, Leisure World Colchester, Cowdray Avenue, Colchester CO1 1YH – sign up to the What’s On newsletter here: https://colchester-events.co.uk/#wrapper-brochure

Page last reviewed: 21 January 2022


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