BALHAM COMEDY FESTIVAL 2023 / 7-15th JULY
Running Friday, 7th - Saturday, 15th July the 2023 lineup is designed to entice and beguile, and of course to render helpless with laughter. It’s 9 nights of choice standup comedy - household name acts, rising stars and comedians’ comedians, first-timers and festival favourites, solo shows and special guest appearances on the Best of Banana Cabaret bills - there are shows to satisfy every comic taste, all wrapped cosily in the round at our beautiful venue.
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Banana Cabaret is delighted to announce their Balham Comedy Festival 2023 at the splendid Bedford Pub in Balham from Friday 7th - Saturday 15th July.
Year eleven of the festival sees the return of hot-ticket solo shows from big hitters like Ed Byrne and Janey Godley, inaugural winner of the annual Sir Billy Connolly Spirit of Glasgow Comedy Award. Each of the solo show nights features two acts, including the iconic Richard Herring, the acclaimed Tiffany Stevenson and rising star Darran Griffiths.
Circuit legend John Moloney, co-producer of the festival with Banana Cabaret’s Dave Vickers, is back to compere after a two year hiatus. There’s a lineup of four brilliant comics at each of the hugely popular Best of Banana Cabaret shows, including international calibre acts like Russell Hicks and Robin Morgan, plus the industry’s most exciting ones-to-watch, like Sharon Wanjohi and Daniel Foxx. The festival will come to a roof-raising close with five top acts on the bill, including the phenomenal Kerry Godliman.
Rich Hall said: “This will be my third Balham Comedy Festival and I can’t wait. Banana Cabaret is the Old Vic of comedy rooms.”
Banana Cabaret’s Dave Vickers said: “We’re all about promoting and supporting the best comic talent. We have a properly comedy savvy audience who let us know who makes them laugh hardest, so that’s reflected in our lineups. You can watch Rich Hall on our stage, Kae Kurd and Toussaint Douglass. Then you also get to see massive new talent like Laura Smyth and Omar Badawy working their way to the top.”
"The Balham Comedy Festival brings you the best of the best at London's finest club."
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