Originally published at: https://eastleigh-neighbours.uk/event/giggles-in-the-garden-2020/
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!!! Earlybird tickets available like last year at £25 for a limited time and limited number!!
If you came to 2019s edition and Maiden voyage of Giggles in the Gardens, please share and invite family and friends. Without the lovely support from YOU this wouldn’t be possible…
Much like 2019 a star cast event with some equally brilliant support acts is COMING BACK!!
Your MC will be local lass Elle Bert, she knows her way around Comedy AND Romsey as well as the inside of a bottle of Prosecco!
YOUR HEADLINE ACT IS NONE OTHER THAN SHAPPI KHORSANDI
Shappi established herself as one of the country’s finest comedians in 2006 with her sell out Edinburgh show, Asylum Speaker.
This show lead to the publication of her childhood memoirs, “A Beginner’s Guide To Acting English“, her best selling literary debut.
In typical Shappi style, this show told the story of how her family were forced to flee Iran and gain asylum in the UK.
Her father’s popularity as a satirist attacking the regime has ensured they cannot return to Iran.
As Shappi says, “obviously there’s free speech in Iran, but little freedom after you’ve spoken.”
Shappi’s career has taken her to all corners of the globe, she has appeared on countless TV & Radio shows including; Mock The Week, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You, QI, Just a Minute & other flagship radio 4 programmes.
She is proud of being a “spit & sawdust” standup & one of her favourite things is pulling on her wellies, trudging through muddy fields, and performing at every music festival which has a comedy tent – from Glastonbury to Secret Garden Party.
She has received an honorary doctorate from Winchester University for her contribution to the arts and recently received the prestigious James Joyce award from Dublin University.
She is also currently hoping to receive an apology from Ealing Council for consistently failing to remove her bins on time.
Shappi has taken part in the iconic television & live show for Amnesty Internation, The Secret Policeman’s Ball, as well as several series of Live At The Apollo & Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow.
Her screenwriting debut was in the form of Sky’s Little Crackers & she has recently been commissioned to write a drama script for BBC Television.
She has yet to learn to drive.
Ignacio Lopez will be making a return trip to Romsey, of this we are completely sure.
Ignacio Lopez has been wowing audiences internationally with his individual style and high gag-rate since 2010. A frequent headliner and MC in top comedy clubs all over the UK, Ignacio also performs regularly at corporate functions, private shows, military gigs, sports dinners, art centres and festivals.
In 2015 Ignacio sold out solo festival performances in Edinburgh, Brighton, Reading, Cardiff and Neath.
In 2016 Ignacio produced and hosted a comedy series for Made Television called ‘Comedy Sheep Stand-Up’, which was the first show to be broadcast across the UK network in a primetime weekend slot.
In 2017 Ignacio is touring his new show ‘EspañYOLO’ in theatres around the UK.
More info here: https://www.comedylopez.com/
Chris Purchase Green
Fresh from being at the top of GQ’s Best 100 Jokes in the World 2018, being a finalist for What’s On magazine’s Best Comedian 2016, 2017 and 2018, finalist for the Laugh Factory’s international joke of the year 2017 and recently hand-picked to support Reginald D. Hunter on tour Comedy World Record holder Chris is currently taking the comedy scene by storm with his mix of light hearted anecdotes and cultural satire. After going viral multiple times last year Chris’ popularity has rocketed and you can now see him performing in all of the major UK comedy clubs. Chris is also massively popular with corporate clients including hosting Google’s European conferences. Owner of Comedy 42, Staffordshire’s best regular comedy show (What’s On best show 2017, finalist 2018), and Dark Times, appearing at both The Stand and The Comedy Store in 2018, Chris will soon be a household name.
More info and podcasts here: http://thechrispurchase.com/
Canadian Sean Collins has 25 years experience in stand up comedy, with initial success leading to ‘Best Male Stand Up’ nominations at the Canadian Comedy Awards, a Just For Laughs Gala set at Montreal and his own hour long special on Canadian television.
Since residing in the UK, Sean quickly established himself as a strong performer. His appearance on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow on BBC 1 proved a portentous gig for Sean, affording him the opportunity to perform at The Real Variety Showcase for Jeremy Lee Associates, the UK’s biggest specialist agency for after dinner speakers, awards hosts and cabaret for corporate, industry and public sector events. For his performance that night he was awarded the ‘Expert Choice’ as he ‘struck the most corporate note of the evening’ -(The Stage 2013). Jeremy Lee Associates considered him the ‘stand out act’.
More info here: https://seancollinscomedy.com/
Described by some as the ‘Wild Man of Comedy’, Craig never fails to entertain. He delivers laughs in a unique story telling style where his unique humour fuses together whimsical anecdotes of his endless adventures around the globe with stories as diverse as roundabouts, sex, drugs and circumcision.
However, be warned, his laid-back manner and genuine warmth belie the true
outrageous nature of his material. Still, his stoner philosophy and risque subjects have won him devoted fans worldwide.
As for the rest of the lineup….well you’ll have to wait and see but we promise ANOTHER brilliant night of comedy.
Nb, we will be looking at ways to ensure every guest has a brilliant experience. If you can’t tolerate your drink, and disturb others….you may be ejected from the show area. But with that boring bit out of the way we will create yet another top night of comedy!!
*please note lineups can be subject to change due to tv commitments or matters outside of everyone’s hands, for refunds etc please make sure you read Hilliers terms and conditions*
House rules, no smoking in the performance area, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult, please take your rubbish with you, or dispose in the various bins on site. But the biggest rule is bring your belly laughs, booze, picnics, chairs, gazebos and have fun x