Coventry Comedy Festival Lineup

Fri 3rd May

Rob Deering : Work In Progress
3rd May 6pm - 7pm
The Phoenix, 122 Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5DL
Rob Deering, one of the most in-demand headliners on the stand-up circuit, is creating his first new show since Edinburgh Festival smash Musicface.
Warwick Improv: Anything You Want
3rd May 7pm - 8pm
Esquires Coffee, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD
Six actors. One hour. No script. Join Warwick Improv as we create a completely improvised stage play all spiralling from what you, our audience, suggest.
Josh Pugh : Maybe The Real Comedy Awards Are The Friends We Made Along The Way.
3rd May 7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Phoenix, 122 Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5DL
“Wonderfully off-kilter” The List. English Comedian of the Year winner and local lad Josh Pugh brings an hour of comedy and dispels any rumours you may have read online (genuinely didn’t know he was a police officer). “Genius” – Ticketmaster.
Coventry Improv: King in the Norf
3rd May 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Esquires Coffee, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD
Join Coventry Improv as they premier their long-form romp through a Game of Thrones-inspired world, as seen through the eyes of its princes and peasants.
Tom Glover: A Glover Not A Fighter
3rd May 9pm - 10pm
The Phoenix, 122 Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5DL
The debut show from lovable West Country favourite Tom Glover; Runner up in the prestigious Lastminute Comedy Club Comedian of the Year and finalist in the Inaugural Petfringe Comedian of the Year.

Sat 4th May

Andrew Bird : Ha Ha Time
4th May 3pm - 4pm
The Phoenix, 122 Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5DL
Andrew Bird is the funniest comedian you’ve never heard of. He’s been tour support for Rhod Gilbert, Rob Brydon and on his recent arena tour Michael McIntyre including Wembley and the O2.
Custard Storm : Burst Pipe Dreams
4th May 3pm - 4pm
Square One, Coventry University, Priory St, Coventry CV1 5QP
When all the rest are booked, you can rely on plumbers Dave ‘n’ Dave. No job is too small, no fee too large - just make sure the kettle is on and the instructions are Dave-proof! These barmy bodgers will be sure to look busy whenever you’re around.
Doug's Fast and Furious Comedy Compilation Show
4th May 3pm - 4pm
Catch Twenty Two, 25A Hertford St, Coventry CV1 1LF
Local Boy done good, Doug Carter is bringing a series of shows to Coventry Comedy Festival. The shows are compilations and will be showcasing the finest new and established acts from the West Midlands.
Fat Theo Comedy (Compilation Show)
4th May 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Catch Twenty Two, 25A Hertford Street, Coventry, CV1 1LF
Fat Theo Comedy is a fantastic compilation show full of highly rated comedians all bought to you by experienced MC Fat Theo!
George Zach : Greek Comedian of The Year
4th May 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Phoenix, 122 Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5DL
Born & Bred in Greece, based in the UK and taking the comedy circuit by storm, come see why George is one of the best acts this side of the Acropolis!
The Fool Monty Jester
4th May 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Square One, Coventry University, Priory St, Coventry CV1 5QP
Jester? As in Castles, Bells, pointy shoes and funny clothes Jester? You've got it. The Fool Monty is a real life Jester and wants you to join him as he shares what Jesters do all day.
Who's the Daddy Pig?
4th May 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Yard, 11-12 Bull Yard, Coventry CV1 1LH
Philip Simon (Jewish Comedian of the Year, writer for Mock the Week) played Daddy Pig in Peppa Pig. So surely actual fatherhood would be a breeze! Right, guys? “Never less than hilarious” (The Stage)
Doug's Fast and Furious Comedy Compilation Show
4th May 6pm - 7pm
Catch Twenty Two, 25A Hertford St, Coventry CV1 1LF
Local Boy done good, Doug Carter is bringing a series of shows to Coventry Comedy Festival. The shows are compilations and will be showcasing the finest new and established acts from the West Midlands.
Patrick Monahan : started from the bottom, now I’m here
4th May 6pm - 7pm
The Yard, 11-12 Bull Yard, Coventry CV1 1LH
Brand new stand up show from multi award winning Irish Iranian comedian. Patrick was born in Iran, then moved to the outskirts of Middlesbrough where he grew up poor immigrant working class living in a caravan. Flash forward 2 decades...
Tues Night @ Social Club
4th May 6pm - 7pm
The Phoenix, 122 Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5DL
After his successful parody show 'Kev's Komedy Kitchen', Kevin Dewsbury has teamed up with “tantalising and tricksy” Chortle Student Comedy Award winner Bexie Archer as the glorious comedy duo “Your Dad’s Mum”.
Couch
4th May 7pm - 8pm
Esquires Coffee, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD
For the first time in Coventry 2 people will be plucked from the audience to get their Dating App profile examined and then turned into long form improvised comedy scenes.
Aaron Twitchen : Can't stop a rainbow...
4th May 7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Yard, 11-12 Bull Yard, Coventry CV1 1LH
Sun, sea and stand-up. A comedy holiday special about friendship, love and wine. Never let anyone try to keep you down; they can’t stop a rainbow if they can’t find the end of it.  For anyone who has loved, lost, or left the country to get over it.
Fat Theo Comedy (Compilation Show)
4th May 7:30pm - 8:30pm
catch Twent Two, 25A Hertford Street, Coventry, CV1 1LF
Fat Theo Comedy is a fantastic compilation show full of highly rated comedians all bought to you by experienced MC Fat Theo!
Fat Penguin : The Armando Diaz Experience
4th May 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Esquires Coffee, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD
The performers will take a suggestion from the audience and then tell a true-life story directly based on the suggestion.
Ben Norris in 'Benny on the loose'
4th May 9pm - 10pm
The Phoenix, 122 Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5DL
Last year Ben Norris celebrated 25 years in stand-up comedy. Ben headlines shows all across the UK and internationally and is a regular at the world famous Comedy Store in London where he is a member of the prestigious 'Cutting Edge' team.
Chris Kehoe : The Second Coming of Chris
4th May 9pm - 10pm
The Yard, 11-12 Bull Yard, Coventry CV1 1LH
Tackling topics such as racism, climate change and pot noodle preparation, Chris brings a heady mix of surreal philosophy, acerbic wit and utter bafflement at the state of the world.   "So funny he almost turned me left wing" - Geoff Norcott

Sun 5th May

Fat Theo Comedy (Compilation Show)
5th May 3pm - 4pm
The Phoenix, 122 Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5DL
Fat Theo Comedy is a fantastic compilation show full of highly rated comedians all bought to you by experienced MC Fat Theo!
Oh So Funny presents : The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen (KIDS SHOW)
5th May 3pm - 4pm
Square One, Coventry University, Priory St, Coventry CV1 5QP
Extraordinary tales, Elegantly told. Top award-winning acts tell extravagant stories all based on The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. There will be swords and duels, dragons and princesses, unicorns and castles made of cheese, and all of it is....
The Interdimensional ABK
5th May 3pm - 4pm
Catch Twenty Two, 25A Hertford St, Coventry CV1 1LF
The award-winning Alasdair Beckett-King returns to this timeline with a dimension-hopping stand-up comedy show. ABK makes the best of a bad timeline in this ramshackle jaunt through a multiverse of wonders. "A singular and truly distinct act.
Ben Van Der Velde : Fablemaker
5th May 4:30pm - 5:30pm
JJ's, The Skydome, 2 Croft Rd, Coventry CV1 3AZ
Jump into an improvised comedy adventure with this “master of audience interaction” (Huffington Post) as he raids the library of his fantastical imagination to create thrillers, romances, ghost stories and more original freewheeling tales.
Doug's Fast and Furious Compilation Show
5th May 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Phoenix, 122 Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5DL
Local Boy done good, Doug Carter is bringing a series of shows to Coventry Comedy Festival. The shows are compilations and will be showcasing the finest new and established acts from the West Midlands.
Mike Capozzola : Evil Cyborg Sea Monsters (Ages 13+)
5th May 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Square One, Coventry University, Priory St, Coventry CV1 5QP
If you're a fan of Star Trek, Star Wars, James Bond, Batman, Spiderman, Game of Thrones and time travel: teleport, fly, or beam down to this show! These things are irreverently celebrated and dissected by a pro.
Danny Buckler : Three Tricks
5th May 6pm - 7pm
JJ's, The Skydome, 2 Croft Rd, Coventry CV1 3AZ
A comedian who thinks he's a magician...a magician who thinks he's a comedian...either way, you'll have a blast at a unique show only Danny Buckler ('a Hancockian treasure' Russell Brand) can deliver!
Fat Theo Comedy (Compilation Show)
5th May 6pm - 7pm
The Phoenix, 122 Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5DL
Fat Theo Comedy is a fantastic compilation show full of highly rated comedians all bought to you by experienced MC Fat Theo!
Jim Tavaré : From Deadpan to Bedpan
5th May 6pm - 7pm
Square One, Coventry University, Priory St, Coventry CV1 5QP
In 2017, comedian, BAFTA award winner, Harry Potter actor and double bassist Jim Tavare was involved in a near fatal head-on automobile collision in Los Angeles. He lived to tell the tale... "fresh, funny and imaginative" - The Guardian.
Nigel Lovell : Mocking a Murderer
5th May 6pm - 7pm
Catch Twenty Two, 25A Hertford St, Coventry CV1 1LF
Nigel Lovell went to school with a murderer. He also knows too much about serial killers. He also thinks that being a stand up comedian would be the ideal profession for a murderer. This comedy kills!
Super Troopers : The Show That’s All About You
5th May 7pm - 8pm
Esquires Coffee, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD
Yorkshire’s funniest improv comedy group head to Coventry with totally improvised sketches and games all based on YOUR suggestions – “Happiness and genuine belly laughter. Did everything the audience asked and more!” (9.5/10 Yorkshire Banteater blog)
Al Lubel : A Work In Progress
5th May 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Catch Twenty Two, 25A Hertford St, Coventry CV1 1LF
Winner of the Amused Moose Judges Prize for his 2013 Edinburgh show, yet one of the last comics to appear on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson (making six more appearances with Jay Leno and five appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman)
Doug's Fast and Furious Compilation Show
5th May 7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Phoenix, 122 Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5DL
Local Boy done good, Doug Carter is bringing a series of shows to Coventry Comedy Festival. The shows are compilations and will be showcasing the finest new and established acts from the West Midlands.
George Rigden : Spooning With Uri
5th May 7:30pm - 8:30pm
JJ's, The Skydome, 2 Croft Rd, Coventry CV1 3AZ
At the age of 14, George Rigden was friends with world-famous spoon-botherer Uri Geller. In the wake of Leaving Neverland, Operation Yewtree & #metoo, this is the bizarre but true story about friendship, autographs and cutlery.
Sarah Johnson : Mum's Going to Ibiza
5th May 9pm - 10pm
JJ's, The Skydome, 2 Croft Rd, Coventry CV1 3AZ
If you were invited to a 50th Birthday Party in Ibiza, would you go? To help you decide, Sarah Johnson takes you on her journey and it's one you'll never forget.

Mon 6th May

Doug's Fast and Furious Compilation Show
6th May 3pm - 4pm
JJ's The Skydome, 2 Croft road, Coventry, CV1 3AZ
Local Boy done good, Doug Carter is bringing a series of shows to Coventry Comedy Festival. The shows are compilations and will be showcasing the finest new and established acts from the West Midlands.
Funny In Real Life
6th May 3pm - 4pm
The Phoenix, 122 Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5DL
Comedian Rob Rouse (Upstart Crow, BBC) sees his world fall apart when his wife decides he can't mention her onstage. Should anything be off-limits in the realm of confessional comedy? 'Hilarious. Unforgettable' - British Theatre Guide
Diane Spencer : Work In Progress (Show 9)
6th May 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Yard, 11-12 Bull Yard, Coventry CV1 1LH
Diane Spencer is a master storyteller; with her charming demeanor, she does adult humour at its most classy. A resident MC at Comedy Loft, with over 1.5M views on YouTube, she is a rapidly rising online sensation and circuit favourite.
Fat Theo Comedy (Compilation Show)
6th May 4:30pm - 5:30pm
JJ's The Skydome, 2 Croft road, Coventry, CV1 3AZ
Fat Theo Comedy is a fantastic compilation show full of highly rated comedians all bought to you by experienced MC Fat Theo!
Tony Cowards: Step Dad Jokes
6th May 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Catch Twenty Two, 25A Hertford St, Coventry CV1 1LF
Top one-liner comic, Tony Cowards (Best Stand Up Comedian Award Winner at Swindon Fringe 2017), returns with his hilarious new show about the trials and tribulations of becoming a step-parent and what it means to be part of an extended family.
Doug's Fast and Furious Compilation Show
6th May 6pm - 7pm
JJ's The Skydome, 2 Croft road, Coventry, CV1 3AZ
Local Boy done good, Doug Carter is bringing a series of shows to Coventry Comedy Festival. The shows are compilations and will be showcasing the finest new and established acts from the West Midlands.
Joey Page : Afterlife
6th May 6pm - 7pm
Catch Twenty Two, 25A Hertford St, Coventry CV1 1LF
Joey Page - Award nominated star of Nevermind the Buzzcocks. 31 is having a midlife crisis. Come and see him panic hilariously about John Lewis, Jesus, the ancient Egyptians, Hipsters and his neighbour Downstairs Dave.
Fat Theo Comedy (Compilation Show)
6th May 7:30pm - 8:30pm
JJ's The Skydome, 2 Croft road, Coventry, CV1 3AZ
Fat Theo Comedy is a fantastic compilation show full of highly rated comedians all bought to you by experienced MC Fat Theo!
Hannah Silvester: Peripheral Characters (solo show - Work in Progress)
6th May 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Catch Twenty Two, 25A Hertford St, Coventry CV1 1LF
Hannah Silvester is an award-winning comedian from Birmingham. In 2014 she won Breakthrough Act at the Midlands Comedy Awards and has been a finalist in several competitions. Hannah is bringing a new work in progress show to Coventry Comedy Festival
Lisa Curry : Alive for a While
6th May 7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Phoenix, 122 Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5DL
Lisa Curry is an American comedian and TV writer, who's written for Comedy Central, Fuse and TruTV. Her appearance at Coventry Comedy Festival will begin a tour leading up to the recording of her debut comedy album recording in London in June.
Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue : Ham
6th May 9pm - 10pm
The Phoenix, 122 Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5DL
Mr Timpkins has been awful again and raymond has had just about flippin' well enough of it. Will they reunite? (Hint: Yes?) How often can one person stand in the same dog poo? (Hint: Often) Why? (Hint: No idea.) There are props and music and....

Wed 8th May

OK Stop : Where's the remote?
8th May 7pm - 8pm
Esquires Coffee, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD
A fast paced long form improv show utilising audience ideas to create a unique 90s Bmovie in front of your eyes!
Box of Frogs: Improv Comedy from Box of Frogs
8th May 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Esquires Coffee, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD
Direct from the Birmingham Glee Club, Box of Frogs, Birmingham’s premiere Improv Group.

Thu 9th May

Foghorn Unscripted : An Improvised Murder
9th May 7pm - 8pm
Esquires Coffee, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD
A night of stories, laughter, games… and death! A murder mystery improvised live.
Open Mic
9th May 7:30pm - 11pm
Catch Twenty Two, 25A Hertford St, Coventry CV1 1LF
A night of comedians, new and established, trying out new material. Maybe you're a comedian and fancy a go yourself?
Extreme Improv : Extreme Improv
9th May 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Esquires Coffee, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD
Extreme Improv is a fast paced competitive improvised sketch show.

Fri 10th May

Alfie Moore : Fair Cop Unleashed
10th May 6pm - 7pm
Square One, Coventry University, Priory St, Coventry CV1 5QP
Join BBC Radio 4’s cop-turned-comedian Alfie for his new stand-up tour show. Relive the thrilling ups and downs of the night a mysterious clown came to town and more than one life ended up in the balance. It was no laughing matter – but this show is
Coventry Improv : Full Of Beans
10th May 7pm - 8pm
Esquires Coffee, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD
Full of Beans is Coventry Improv's family friendly format. You’ll find their quick-witted and quirky short form games in this performance.
CHRIS STOKES : WE DON'T NEED ROADS
10th May 7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Phoenix, 122 Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5DL
“One impressive comic” - New Statesman. From BBC Three, Dave and Radio 4, award-winning comedian Chris (Milton Jones & Jason Manford tour support) presents a stand-up show about time, space, love, reality and teeth.
Comedy Central Live - Tez Ilyas
10th May 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Square One, Coventry University, Priory St, Coventry CV1 5QP
Tez is one of the stars of hit sitcom Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three) and has appeared on Mock the Week (BBC Two), The Last Leg (C4), Live From the BBC (BBC Two), Live from the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Kevin Hart’s Live from Montreal (LOL Network),
Coventry Improv : Full Of Beans
10th May 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Esquires Coffee, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD
Coventry Improv return for a second helping of things you should not say or do in front of grandma while she's bare-knuckle boxing a kangaroo for a can of stella.
Alex Hylton : Get Rich or Die Cryin'
10th May 9pm - 10th July 10pm
The Phoenix, 122 Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5DL
Not sure whether he's destined, or just desperate for the big time, Alex Hylton tries his absolute hardest with this hilarious new hour to make a million quid and all his problems go away. 'An undoubted talent' - Chortle

Sat 11th May

Caroline Mabey : Hair of the Dog
11th May 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The Phoenix, 122 Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5DL
Caroline Mabey’s husband/ boyfriend/ partner (whatever!) just quit his accounting job to train as a dog groomer. Time for a life audit. A joyously deft cautionary tale about the dangers of following your (or someone else’s) dreams.
Matt Richardson: Imposter
11th May 1:30pm - 2:30pm
JJ's, The Skydome, 2 Croft Rd, Coventry CV1 3AZ
None of us have a clue do we? We all feel like we’re blagging it and Award-Winning Comedian and host of Virgin Radio’s Drivetime show Matt Richardson has even less of a clue and is happy to admit it. Trust him (me).
Paul Kerensa Sings The Bible! A One-Man Jukebox Musical
11th May 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The Yard, 11-12 Bull Yard, Coventry CV1 1LH
Believe it or not (either's fine), this British Comedy Award-winning writer (Miranda, Top Gear, TFI Friday) karaokeizes 66 books (including Noah, Moses, Mary, Jesus, Donald etc) into one scrip-roaring hour, via Gloria Gaynor, Queen, Elvis and Disney.
The Comedy Crew (Compilation Show)
11th May 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Catch Twenty Two, 25A Hertford St, Coventry CV1 1LF
A compilation show featuring a collection of brand new comedians from the West Midlands & Warwickshire. All are recent graduates from a stand-up comedy course www.standupcourses.com and will be performing a 10 minute set.
Glenn Moore
11th May 3pm - 4pm
JJ's, The Skydome, 2 Croft Rd, Coventry CV1 3AZ
Edinburgh Comedy Award 2018 nominee Glenn Moore (Mock the Week, Absolute Radio and Stand Up Central) presents a work-in-progress new show full of the distinctive jokes and offbeat gags we've come to accept.
Moonraker 2 : Moonrakerer
11th May 3pm - 4pm
The Phoenix, 122 Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5DL
?This is a collection of the silly ideas I have had during that thin veil between sleep and awake, where your mind wanders unimpeded and undirected. Expect René Magritte, and a song about the Icelandic Phallological Society.
The Comedy Crew (Compilation Show)
11th May 3pm - 4pm
Catch Twenty Two, 25A Hertford St, Coventry CV1 1LF
A compilation show featuring a collection of brand new comedians from the West Midlands & Warwickshire. All are recent graduates from a stand-up comedy course www.standupcourses.com and will be performing a 10 minute set.
Lovdev Barpaga : PUN-JABI
11th May 4:30pm - 5:30pm
JJ's, The Skydome, 2 Croft Rd, Coventry CV1 3AZ
Lovdev Barpaga returns this year with his stupidly hilarious show 'Pun-Jabi' full of crazy stories along with his old fashioned jokes, promises a belly full of laughter.  "One of the most brilliant daft comics you'll ever see" - Joe Lycett.
MITCH BENN : TEN SONGS TO SAVE THE WORLD
11th May 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Phoenix, 122 Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5DL
One broken world and ten funny songs to fix it. From BBC Radio 4's "Now Show" to his column in the New European, Mitch spreads insight and laughs in equal measure. Join the "country's leading musical satirist" (The Times) as he identifies...
Robin Morgan - What A Man, What A Man, What A Man, What A Mighty Good Man (Say It Again Now)
11th May 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Yard, 11-12 Bull Yard, Coventry CV1 1LH
Following a sellout 2018 fringe and debut UK tour, the ‘utterly hilarious’ **** (Broadway Baby) stand-up returns with a new hour. Robin’s a father to his son. And a son to his father. But what makes a good male role model?
Darren Harriott - Good Heart Yute
11th May 6pm - 7pm
JJ's, The Skydome, 2 Croft Rd, Coventry CV1 3AZ
Things seem to be going great for Darren, considers himself a good person. Now 30 and never been in love... maybe he’s the problem? From Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week and Don’t Hate The Playaz  **** Sunday Times
Jenny Collier : The Jen Commandments
11th May 6pm - 7pm
Catch Twenty Two, 25A Hertford St, Coventry CV1 1LF
'Brilliant... Infectious to watch and a joy to behold ????’ - VoiceMag.uk ‘It's like having a chat with a friend - a really, really funny friend - ????’ Arts Award Voice ‘Unlike any other comedian ?????’ Edfest Mag
Laura Monmoth : Trans Vision Scamp
11th May 6pm - 7pm
The Yard, 11-12 Bull Yard, Coventry CV1 1LH
Award-winning Laura Monmoth (not Monmouth) comes to Coventry with a multi-media tale of friendly trolling, obsession and improving our own personal reality. And karaoke, obviously.
Discount Checkout : Adult Improv Show
11th May 7pm - 8pm
Esquires Coffee, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD
5 star rated 100% Raw and Unscripted Adult only improvisation comedy show completely made up from audience suggestions.
99 (First World) Problems Feat. Andy Quirk and Anna J
11th May 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Catch Twenty Two, 25A Hertford St, Coventry CV1 1LF
The UK’s Premier Rapper of First World Problems and his surly Lead Backup Dancer invite you to join their crew for their latest musical comedy show tackling the inconsequential irks of modern living!
Susan Murray : How Not To Die In A Plane Crash (work in progress)
11th May 7:30pm - 8:30pm
JJ's, The Skydome, 2 Croft Rd, Coventry CV1 3AZ
The Black Country’s semi-famous daughter and only full time stand-up comic, Susan Murray brings her blistering new satire show to the Coventry Comedy Festival.
Warwick Comedy
11th May 7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Yard, 11-12 Bull Yard, Coventry CV1 1LH
Warwick Comedy has been invited to make its Coventry Comedy Festival debut with a free mixed-bill stand-up show.  We represent some of the Midlands’ best young comedic talents that make up a diverse range of performers from Warwick University, includ
The Same Faces : Improvised Comedy
11th May 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Esquires Coffee, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD
Come and join us for games, scenes, songs and one liners, in our slightly silly, always hilarious, improvised comedy show!
Amy Howerska : Serious Face
11th May 9pm - 10pm
Catch Twenty Two, 25A Hertford St, Coventry CV1 1LF
Non-TV famous, non-award-winning comic Amy Howerska brings you yet another show! because she has not yet learnt her lesson...and God loves a trier. “Sardonic, charismatic and teasing” THE SCOTSMAN A BBC Writersroom Writer, As heard on BBC Radio 4 an
Jacob Hawley
11th May 9pm - 10pm
The Phoenix, 122 Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5DL
Stevenage soft-Lad Jacob Hawley presents ruminations on love, youth and mental health. Politics for idiots, feminism for lads, love stories for louts, self-care for those who don’t.

Sun 12th May

Dr Jones Funny Bones (KIDS SHOW)
12th May 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Square One, Coventry University, Priory St, Coventry CV1 5QP
Laugh and learn with Dr Jones Funny Bones a real life doctor and comedian. This is a show for the whole family with silly props, songs and of course jokes. As well as having fun, everyone will learn fascinating facts about the human body.
Eric Rushton : Convict
12th May 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Catch Twenty Two, 25A Hertford St, Coventry CV1 1LF
Ever since birth Eric Rushton has been in prison. That prison is his mind. Also, he spent a few years inside for GBH. Now, he finally tells his epic jailbreak story in a show about mental health, body-confidence and Nick Knowles.
Games With James (Kids Show)
12th May 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The Yard, 11-12 Bull Yard, Coventry CV1 1LH
Award-winning comedian and UK board gaming champion James Cook invites you to play board games live on stage. Buckaroo, Guess Who, Hungry Hippos and more done like you've never seen it before.
Sooz Kempner : Mega Drive
12th May 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The Phoenix, 122 Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5DL
Award-winning comedian Sooz presents a show about the video games that defined our youth and the ambition they helped create. Sega, Sonic, songs - for anyone who remembers the 90s and had big dreams as a kid.
Dan Evans : 20%
12th May 3pm - 4pm
The Phoenix, 122 Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5DL
Brace yourself for extreme investor-tainment as stand-up comedian Dan Evans pitches his 20% complete business ideas. A rare chance to stare opportunity in the face and see who blinks first.
Freddie Farrell : I wasn't born with enough middle fingers
12th May 3pm - 4pm
JJ's, The Skydome, 2 Croft Rd, Coventry CV1 3AZ
Freddie released his debut show 'Excuse Me While I Burst into Flames' in 2017. Now he's back with bits and pieces to put together his second show. Come and enjoy Freddie's brand of raw comedy with no reservations. 'One to watch for sure!' Joe Lycett
Hannah Silvester (Kids Show)
12th May 3pm - 4pm
The Yard, 11-12 Bull Yard, Coventry CV1 1LH
Hannah Silvester is an award-winning comedian. She is a resident performer at the Laughing Sole Comedy for Kids Show at the Midlands Arts Centre and has performed children’s comedy at venues and festivals all over the UK.
Ollie Horn : Pig in Japan
12th May 3pm - 4pm
Catch Twenty Two, 25A Hertford St, Coventry CV1 1LF
Unlikely Japanese TV star Ollie Horn's intelligent and revealing hour explores how he ended up working for Japanese TV, and why he had to give it all up. "I came for the Mr Sparkle aesthetics but stayed for the engaging story Ollie has to tell, ????
Scott Bennett : Leap Year
12th May 4:30pm - 5:30pm
JJ's, The Skydome, 2 Croft Rd, Coventry CV1 3AZ
What is it like to follow your dreams when you have so much to lose? Chortle One To Watch and Rob Brydon Tour Support  Scott Bennett will tell you.  Nominated for the Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Awards 2019. This is a funny and heartfelt show
Trevor Lewis Presents : A Stand-Up for the mystery hour
12th May 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Yard, 11-12 Bull Yard, Coventry CV1 1LH
My name is Trevor Lewis, I've been a Tech at Edinburgh Fringe for 10 years. I've hand picked my favourite acts from the UK and International Circuits and even some from TV to do their shows. The mystery?  Who will it be?
Vince Atta : Massive Attack
12th May 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Catch Twenty Two, 25A Hertford St, Coventry CV1 1LF
"Unfailingly entertaining!" Steve Bennett, Chortle. Fresh from a sell-out arena tour supporting Jason Manford, Vince Atta's hilarious, live-looping new show crashes head first into love, health, music and Hollywood via the only strategy Vince knows.
Catherine Bohart: Work in Progress
12th May 6pm - 7pm
The Yard, 11-12 Bull Yard, Coventry CV1 1LH
Fresh from "the sort of perfectly structured Edinburgh debut you always hope for and rarely get to see" (The Times, ****), Catherine Bohart has some new jokes she'd like to try. As seen on BBC2’s The Mash Report and Comedy Central's Roast Battle.
Christian Reilly: Gig Economy
12th May 6pm - 7pm
Catch Twenty Two, 25A Hertford St, Coventry CV1 1LF
Perrier Award-winning musical comedian takes an axe to your laughter deficit. “Blisteringly funny” (Stage). “Sex, politics and rock ’n’ roll… The funniest songs I’ve heard in a long time” (Scotsman). “Hysterical” **** (Three Weeks).
Daliso Chaponda : Blah Blah Blacklist
12th May 6pm - 7pm
JJ's, The Skydome, 2 Croft Rd, Coventry CV1 3AZ
Daliso Chaponda shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent making it to the 2017 final, establishing himself as a favourite with the judges and the British public. In his new one man show, Daliso looks at disgraced and blacklisted celebrities...
Tom Allen
12th May 6:30pm - 10pm
Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Corporation St, Coventry CV1 1GS
The first Coventry Comedy Festival will be closing with our Grand Finale at the Belgrade Theatre. Join us as we welcome Tom Allen as our headliner! Supported by Douglas Carter, and Compere'd by James Cook
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