comedy at the drive in
As part of our pre-film entertainment, we are bringing an amazing line-up of comedians to our drive in this summer. We have joined forces with the award winning stand-up comedy production Jericho Comedy to enlist the very best comedians for each stop of our summer tour.
Jericho Comedy have won ‘Top 6 comedy nights in the UK’ Chortle Comedy Award 2019 & 2020, has been recommended by the likes of the Sunday Times and BBC Radio, and regular acts have gone on to have Netflix specials, win the BBC new act comedy award and earn nominations for best newcomer and best show at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Jericho have picked some of the best comedians in the UK for the @TheDriveIn summer tour, an accomplished list of performers who have appeared on Mock the Week, 8 out of 10 cats, Have I Got News For You, Live at the Apollo as well as having been nominated for multiple awards at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, the biggest awards in worldwide comedy.
These performers alongside the retro American drive in atmosphere will provide an excellent evening of safe, and hilarious entertainment!
Lous Sanders, As seen on Taskmaster, QI, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Travel Man, Hypothetical, The Russell Howard Hour, The Unbelievable Truth, Jon Richardson’s Ultimate Worrier and more.
“Lou Sanders deserves a Comedy Award nod… her best show yet”
★★★★ Evening Standard
BLACKHEATH, SOUTH LONDON
Ahir Shah's sharp, intellectual brand of stand-up features a blend of philosophical inquiry, political vigour, and sweet gags. Nominated for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards in 2017 and 2018, As seen on Have I Got News For You, Live At The Apollo, and The Mash Report
"Rich emotional comedy with a sharp eye on global politics"
★★★★ Sunday Times
BLACKHEATH, SOUTH LONDON
Alex Farrow is the host of double Chortle Award winning Jericho Comedy, as recommended by the Sunday Times and as heard on BBC Radio 4. He is the host of Union Jack Radio’s One Night Stand comedy show.
“Jaw achingly funny”
★★★★ Oxford Times
Chelsea Birkby is an up and coming new comic, a finalist in the prestigious So You Think You're Funny in her first year, Bath New Act Runner Up and semi-finalist in Komedia New Act, 2NorthDown and Leicester Square New Comedian. She is "one to watch" Funny Women, "good gags" Chortle, "personal" The Scotsman and "hilarious" Oxford Mail. and "a rising star" Ox in a Box. She is regularly gigging across the UK and can be seen in some of the UK's biggest and best clubs and at the Edinburgh fringe as well as heard on Radio 4 Xtra, Jack FM and Radio Oxford's The Laugh Lounge.
President Obonjo is an upcoming and increasingly successful stand-up comedian who has been performing Comedy for the past 10 years. As the larger-than-life, uber-confident, self-appointed, side-splitting dictator of 'Lafta Republic', President Obonjo has quietly been leading a comedy revolution to become the first President to take over the comedy industry by storm. He has been creating rumblings by storming New Act competitions including winning Luton Comedian of the Year.
MANCHESTER ROCHDALE ROAD CAR PARK
Rosie Jones explores the hilarious difficulties of navigating the world whilst being the only disabled, gay, northern comedian with quite the penchant for sexual aggression. Heralded as one of 'The Best-Reviewed Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Shows of 2018’, Rosie’s second hour has proven to be a hit.
'Smart, mischievous, laugh-out-loud funny'
Ian has appeared on BBC Three at the Fringe, BBC3 panel show Sweat the Small Stuff and Channel 5 series The Funny Thing About… He was also one third of popular Dave podcast, The Magic Sponge, alongside Rob Beckett, which has previously topped the iTunes comedy charts.
VICTORIA LEEDS, EDWARD STREET CAR PARK
Bursting out of the North East and onto the international circuit, Lauren has performed at numerous national and international festivals. In 2018, she was the only UK rising star invited to Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, performing on the Brit(ish) lineup. Along with Montreal, she has performed at Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, New Zealand and Kilkenny International Comedy Festivals, and in Autumn 2017 she toured India for two weeks with Soho Theatre, playing in Bangalore, Goa and Mumbai.
Ben Verth is a founding member of The Edinburgh Revue as well as being a founder of Monkey Barrel Comedy, Edinburgh’s newest and most independent full time comedy club. Edinburgh's #1 rated Comedy Club on Trip Advisor. Scotland’s Best Venue at the 2020 Chortle Awards. 3 time Scottish Comedy Award winner. 5 Edinburgh Comedy Awards Nominees since 2017.
Rick Molland is an English Stand-Up Comedian and Film Maker based in Scotland. He’s has been declared a highlight of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival by The Scotsman, found himself banned by Swansea City Council and is now one of the most in demand compère's working north of the border.
"Pricking the pomposity of the powerful... A Daily Show vibe"
2015 Scottish Comedian Of The Year Mark Nelson’s mix of dark humour, cutting observations and superb one-liners have seen him firmly established as one of the UK’s biggest-hitting comedy powerhouses. With a likeable manner on stage belying some of the stronger content, Nelson often has audiences laughing at things they know they really shouldn’t be laughing at.
“A remarkably accomplished stage presence… blistering material which pushes dangerously near the boundaries of good taste” Sunday Times