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Comedy Club

Friday 29 June  8:00pm      Corn Exchange

Hungerford Comedy Club rounds off its first year with a mixture of stand-up styles including sets from Sunjai Arif and Jay Handley, and regular MC Graeme Coulam.

An engaging storyteller, Sunjai quickly wins over audiences with his warm personality. Jay is a regular at some of the UK’s very best venues and has twice been a finalist in the Birmingham New Act of the Year Awards – although he did not win, what he lost in potential accolades he has gained in a zen-like acceptance of his place in the world.

…can go toe to toe with some of the funniest stand up skits I’ve seen –

A top class comic with a great mix of material…his gags are imaginative, polished and proper proper funny – 4GoodComedians

Doors open 7.30pm. Tickets £9.00.
Online box office is at
Tickets (cash only) from LJ Smith Accountants.


The Hysterical Historical Show

Friday 6 July  8:00pm      The Croft Hall

Cult theatre company and comedy duo LipService return to their stand-up roots in the Hysterical Historical Show a wacky whirlwind tour of Britain’s female national treasures.

Meet notorious gossip Mrs Gaskell and her timid friend Charlotte Bronte, learn about Marie Stopes and her little known friendship with Scott of the Antarctic, stage a protest with the ever radical Pankhursts, meet Georgian housekeeper and inventor of cuppa soup Elizabeth Raffald, Annie Horniman, creator of the modern repertory theatre, and many more. Nothing is sacred. But we hope you have been paying attention because there will be a quiz, not a very serious one, with points and points mean prizes.

Part sketch show, part pub quiz this show has all the ingredients of a fun night out.

Tickets available online with no additional booking fee. You can also order your pre-show supper here (£8.50).

Sleeping Trees: World Tour

Sunday 8 July  8:00pm      The Croft Hall

Comedy trio Sleeping Trees have been travelling around the world! They’ve been scuba-diving at the Great Barrier Reef, trekking the ancient Inca trails of Peru and gone dogging in Blackpool. But what starts as an innocent journey of discovery soon leads to an intricate series of events, culminating in the secret mission to end all missions. A story of love, revenge and friendship, and by friendship, we mean revenge.

Love child of Monty Python and The League of Gentlemen(Time Out).

‘Phenomenal performers, brimming with verve and fizzing with invention’ (Chortle).

Winners of Merv’s Spirit of the Fringe 2017.

Tickets available online with no additional booking fee. You can also order your pre-show supper here (£8.50).

Comedy Workshop – Ian MacDonald

Tuesday 10 July  7:30 – 9:30pm      Magistrates Room in Town Hall building

The MC for Ethos Comedy in Newbury, Ian MacDonald leads this workshop for teenagers giving tips and pointers to help them get started on the comedy route.

Ian has been gigging since he made 400 vicars laugh (at the same time!). Delivering his own brand of cheerful incredulity, he has been described as warm, full of heart and very very funny.

Limited tickets

Tickets available online with no additional booking fee.

State of the Nation – Ayesha Hazarika

Friday 13 July  8:00pm      The Croft Hall

Politics, power and how we lost the plot

Ayesha Hazarika, MBE, started her career as a stand-up comedian playing clubs across the country. She then took what she thought was a natural diversion into the Labour Party as a Special Adviser working for Gordon Brown, Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband.

Since leaving front line politics she’s become a much sought-after commentator writing for the FT, Guardian, Evening Standard, New Statesman and Grazia.

Ayesha has also returned to her stand-up roots. Her one-woman show ‘Tales from the Pink Bus’ was a sell-out hit at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival and she’s been in huge demand on TV and radio.

Ayesha lifts the lid on what life’s really like behind the scenes at Westminster with brutal honesty and humour and asks what’s next for British politics.

Not only is she extremely funny, but she uses her inside knowledge of the Labour machine to deadly effect. Though always sharp and on the money, she is never cruel and manages to create a world I never thought possible. Catch her if you can.
John Crace, The Guardian

Tickets available online with no additional booking fee. You can also order your pre-show supper here (£8.50).

Bad Fortune: A Murder Mystery Supper

Sunday 15 July  7:30pm      The Croft Hall

Presented by Mike Brook and Associates

The evening begins with a short play by a group of West Berkshire actors, revealing a murder, followed by dinner (with a veggie option) and questioning of the suspects to identify the culprit.

Come along as a team or join a team on the night. Interrogate the suspects; solve the clues; accuse the guilty!

Supper options: Coq au vin, sauté potatoes, fine green beans or Leek & gruyere tart, green salad, oven dried tomatoes. Desert – Lemon posset or Vanilla panacotta with pomegranate jelly.

Tickets available online with no additional booking fee.