White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings TN34 1JX
Gag House Comedy Superstars is making its debut in Hastings!
Gag House Comedy are over the moon to be presenting this night of comedy with acts that will be familiar to you from shows such as Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, Sunday Night at the Palladium and lots more…
The headliner for the evening is Lee Nelson! Lee is an English comedian best known for performing both on the stand-up circuit and in comedy television series. TV credits include Live at the Apollo (BBC1), Al Murray’s Multiple Personality Disorder (ITV1), Sunday Night at The Palladium (ITV), The John Bishop Show(BBC1) Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show (BBC3) and Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People (BBC3).
The night will be expertly compered by Mark Dolan who recently emerged unscathed from a stint on Channel 4’s The Jump. Mark is a highly skilled comedian, broadcaster and writer and has appeared on Balls of Steel, The World’s …and me, Mad Bad Ad Show, Celebrity Come Dine With Me (Channel 4) and Show Me The Funny (E4).
Joining Mark will be Stephen Bailey. Stephen can be seen weekly as the resident agony uncle on ITV1’s Zoe Ball On Saturday & Sunday. Other TV credits include: Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side (Channel 5), The Apprentice: You’re Fired (BBC2), Live at The Comedy Store (ITV2) as well as appearing on Coronation Street (ITV).
Completing the lineup is Jen Brister. Jen is a critically acclaimed stand up comedian, writer and actor. She is a regular performer on the UK and international comedy circuit. This year you would have seen her perform on Live at the Apollo!
From council estate to comedy and entertainment king, Lee Nelson is the star of hit shows Well Good Show and Well Funny People. With five sell out tours to date and a host of appearances on Live at the Apollo, Lee Nelson is one of the biggest stand up stars in the country.
He’s hosted Live at the Apollo, sold out his extended live tour Lee Nelson, Serious Joker, and had over two million people watching BBC Three’s Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show; now it’s time for him to join you with a night of qwaliteeee jokes, games and banter. Everyone’s welcome.
Additional television and radio credits include appearances on Sunday Night at The Palladium (ITV); The John Bishop Show (BBC One); John Bishop’s Christmas Show (BBC One); Channel 4’s Comedy Gala; Absolutely Fabulous (BBC One); Children In Need (BBC One); Al Murray’s Multiple Personality (ITV1); Comedy Rocks (ITV1); Big Brother’s Big Mouth (Channel 4).
Mark has just emerged unscathed from a stint on Channel 4’s The Jump.
Best known as host of Channel 4’s iconic comedy series Balls of Steel, Mark also fronted three hit series of globetrotting documentaries for C4 (The World’s …and me) – in which he met the most extraordinary people on the planet, including the smallest man, tallest woman, richest teenager, cleverest child and the owner of the world’s largest breasts! A Sunday Times bestselling book followed, The World’s Most Extraordinary People and Me, published by Harper Collins. A follow-up edition, “Do You Mind If I Put My Hand On It” was released two years later.
Mark’s first big break came with the C4 hidden camera comedy series The Richard Taylor Interviews, in which he starred as a lunatic boss, interviewing unsuspecting candidates for a fictional position in his company. Mark also hosted the Mad Bad Ad Show for C4 with Micky Flanagan as team captain, and spent five years at Sky 1 indulging his passion for movies as the host of their flagship film show 35mm.
Mark also launched both E4 and More 4, fronting new shows for each channel. For E4 he presented the comedy programme Show Me The Funny and for More 4, the late night topical chat show The Last Word, the very first show to air on that channel.
Mark began his career as a stand-up in 2000, reaching the final of the stand-up competition So You Think You’re Funny. Since then he has performed stand up all over the world, appeared for ten years at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and is fresh from a sell-out run of his 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show Life Hacks.
Mark began in the media via radio and in the mid 90s, where he cut his teeth as a radio producer at Talk Radio (now talkSPORT, BBC Radio 5 Live and LBC). In February 2014 he returned to the medium, fronting a topical comedy show entitled Mark Dolan Eats The News, which is now streamed across multiple platforms, including Fubar Radio and Audioboom. Mark also recently starred in the hit Channel 4 series Taxi Gags, featuring some of the UK’s leading comedians telling gags in the back of a black taxi.
Last year Mark showed off his cooking skills, winning Celebrity Come Dine With Me. After that, he risked life and limb co-hosting the TV comedy panel show If Katie Hopkins Ruled The World.
He is set to star in a new comedy series for Channel 5 entitled The Funny Thing About, and recently partnered with Gaby Roslin for a co-hosting stint on The Saturday Show. He has about to return to the world of documentaries, recording an exclusive series for US giant Audible, entitled Mark Dolan’s VIP Lounge, in which he will meet, among others, a lady who eat bricks, a human mermaid, a real life Vampire hunter and a teenager who thinks he has cured cancer. He will also star in the forthcoming new series of the BBC1 entertainment show Money For Nothing.
Other recent credits include C5’s The Cars That Made Britain Great, C4’s TV’s Greatest Detectives and C5’s The Best Of Bad TV, some of which he admits to being responsible for.
Stephen’s winning comedy and charming personality have propelled him to starring in a number of varied TV projects. Most recently, Stephen made his presenting debut as host of Channel 5’s newest reality show ‘Celebs On The Farm’ which delighted audiences when it aired in summer 2018. He can also be seen weekly as the resident agony uncle on ITV1’s ‘Zoe Ball On Saturday & Sunday’.
Adding to his extensive back catalogue of TV and radio work, Stephen has also made appearances on Channel 5’s ‘Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side’, Comedy Central’s ‘Live at The Comedy Store’ & ‘Roast Battle’, ITV2’s ‘Safeword’, ‘CelebAbility’, BBC 2’s ‘The Apprentice: You’re Fired’ and BBC One’s ‘Sunday Morning Live’. He has also starred on ITV2’s ‘The Great Xmas Rant’ where he released his inner Christmas elf, his inner fashionista on ITVBe’s ‘Kate’s Wardrobe Secrets’, his inner counsellor on W’s ‘Celebrity Advice Bureau’ & inner dating guru on Channel 5’s ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’.
He also guest hosted Sunday Takeover (Virgin Radio), The Jason Manford Show (Absolute Radio) and The Sunday Sessions with Laura Whitmore(BBC 5Live). He has featured on The Art’s Show with Jonathan Ross on BBC Radio 2, Russell Kane’s BBC podcast ‘Evil Genius’ and was named one of Attitude Magazine’s Top 100 Bachelors of the Year in 2017.
Jen is a critically acclaimed stand up comedian, writer and actor. She is a regular performer on the UK and international comedy circuits. She has written for BBC Scotland, presented for BBC 6 Music and Juice FM, and has been a regular contributor to magazines and online sites including Diva, g3, Standard Issue and The Huffington Post.
Most recently Jen has recorded performed on Live at the Apollo.
Jen has written and performed five solo shows (Me My Mum & I, British(ish), Now & Then, Wishful Thinking, and The Other One) around the world, including at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Norway Comedy Box Festival, Comedy Club Asia, Adelaide Festival and the Edinburgh Festival. She has toured extensively — with comedians Kerry Godliman, Francesca Martinez and Roisin Conaty, among others — and is currently supporting Frankie Boyle in London.
Jen has performed with Russell Brand on his radio comedy Cloud Cuckoo for Radio 2, in Kerry Godliman’s sitcom, Kerry’s List, for Radio 4, and has performed stand up on Comedy Central in Live at the Comedy Store.
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