2020 Lineup

More acts for 2020 coming soon!

Fri 1st May

Aaron Twitchen-Can't Stop A Rainbow
1st May 6pm - 7pm
The Yard
Comedy show about friendship, love and wine from Aaron Twitchen. For anyone who has loved, lost, or left the country to get over it. 'Positive, fun, feel-good' (ScotsGay.co.uk). 'Seriously talented. Hilarious, warm, energetic' (Skinny).
Charlie Baker: Cream Before Jam (Work in Progress)
1st May 6pm - 7pm
The Phoenix
Award-winning stand up from your new favourite village idiot. ‘Quick and easy wit and energetic style' - Leicester Mercury. 'Baker handled the crowd brilliantly from the very start' - Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke.
Craig Deeley: Literally The Joke
1st May 7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Yard
A show with jokes, and about jokes. As a boy, Craig was constantly told, "It's all a joke to you." In this new stand-up show, he shows how he's made this his strategy for dealing with daily life.

Sat 2nd May

GOOD KIDS: Nan's Buffet
2nd May 3pm - 4pm
The Yard
The highly anticipated, brand new show from knockabout Brummie double act Good Kids. Expect big laughs. Expect good times. Expect no leftovers. Nominees for Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2020. "A really fab little sketch act” (Joe Lycett)
Paul McCaffrey: Work in Progress
2nd May 3pm - 4pm
The Phoenix
Tour support for Kevin Bridges and Sean Lock. As seen on Live at the Apollo. 'McCaffrey is going to make it big any day now. Grab your chance to say ‘I saw him when…’ - The Scotsman 'Never anything short of gut-bustingly hilarious' - GQ
Henry Paker: Work in Progress
2nd May 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Yard
Brand new stand-up and cartoons from comedian/illustrator Henry Paker! ‘Scales impressive comedy peaks throughout this entertainingly twisty solo hour’ ???? The Guardian
Mary Flanigan STANDS Celya AB UP
2nd May 6pm - 7pm
The Yard
Coming all the way from Belfast and Paris, Mary Flanigan (BBC NI, BBC writersroom, Birmingham Breaking Talent runner up 2019) and Celya AB (Funny Women 2019 finalist, Birmingham Breaking Talent - Winner) are meeting halfway in Coventry for one night
Comedy Central Live- 2nd May
2nd May 7:30pm - 10pm
Square One
Stand Up Comedy comes to Coventry City centre with a collection of hilarious comedians appearing at Comedy Central Live.
Hannah Jones: Job Done
2nd May 7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Yard
Hannah Jones has given birth to two boys, from an evolutionary perspective she has succeeded at life. Job done. Game over. but owning two small boys is proving to be less than simple
Stevie Gray: Arctic Monkeys' Midlife Crisis
2nd May 7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Phoenix
Fresh from a successful Edinburgh Fringe, Stevie smashes out a show of songs, stories and silliness whilst answering that all important question, what should the middle-aged Arctic Monkeys be singing about?
Adam Beardsmore - Amateur Hour
2nd May 9pm - 10pm
The Phoenix
As an up and coming act, Adam wants to be better at stand up, but he is struggling to find the time whilst juggling work, family, ego, anxiety, aspiration, origami, fire batons, swords, electric eels and two live grenades.
Rob Mulholland: Allegations
2nd May 9pm - 10pm
Catch Twenty Two
I’m going to do stand-up comedy for an hour and it’ll be very funny unless you’re a miserable sod. I’m going to talk about a lot of things but it isn’t about anything. ***** Joe.co.uk “Hilarious, fearless stand-up” Broadway Baby
Stella Graham: Undercurrent
2nd May 9pm - 10pm
The Yard
Coventry's own Stella Graham is back. About trying to change your behaviour before you mess up your life, when you realise you're already sliding down the slippery slope. “If you're a TV executive, drop what you're doing and go see her” The Skinny

Sun 3rd May

Danny Clives Is Looking To Bang
3rd May 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The Yard
Danny Clives has supported Joe Lycett and Guz Khan on tour. He has been part of the Prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve and now he is doing a show for the Coventry Comedy Festival with jokes about hungry hippos and incense sticks.
Ham 2
3rd May 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The Phoenix
It's Mr Timpkins birthday and a celebration of sorts is called for. Even more tummy problems, even more musically led buffoonery and even more velvety sandalness, it all makes for a top quality fifty minutes of daftness.
Pauline Eyre- All Change
3rd May 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Castle Yard Taproom
Pauline is caring for her kids and her elderly mum. When everything changes and nobody needs her anymore, will there be any Pauline left? A comedian in the midst of a midlife crisis. Sold-out run at Edinburgh Fringe 2019
Elliot Steel: Work in Progress
3rd May 3pm - 4pm
The Yard
As seen on Comedy Central's Roast Battle and Live from the Comedy Store, and as heard on BBC Radio 1's Comedy Lounge and BBC Radio 4. Best Debut Show Nominee at Leicester Comedy Festival
Marlon Davis: Emotional Black Male
3rd May 3pm - 4pm
The Phoenix
As seen on Live at the Apollo and Comedy Central's Comedy Store Live, Marlon Davis brings his critically acclaimed hour to the Coventry Comedy Festival!
Ryan Mold and Friends Compilation Show
3rd May 3pm - 4pm
Castle Yard Taproom
Stand-up comedy compilation show hosted by Ryan Mold, introducing short sets from some of the very best comedians across Coventry Comedy Festival.
Carl Donnelly: In the name of the father, the son and the holy sh*t! (WIP)
3rd May 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Phoenix
Last year, Carl did a show called ’Shall We All Just Kill Ourselves?' about how hopeless the future feels. In an ironic turn of events he is now due to become a father so is drastically rethinking his previous opinions.
Diane Spencer: Show 9
3rd May 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Yard
Award-winning comic Diane Spencer casts her delightfully filthy mind onto the subject of safety! Last year this show was a work-in-progress: now all the tinkering is complete! Marital misunderstandings, holiday mishaps and stripper stories feature!
Jane Hill- 55
3rd May 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Castle Yard Taproom
I’m 55. I thought I'd have everything I wanted by now. Unfortunately I still don't know what that is. Warning: contains adult material, like pensions and the menopause. 'Comedy gold... she holds the room in the palm of her hand' ***** (One4Review).
Hannah Silvester : Unmentionables
3rd May 6pm - 7pm
The Phoenix
Award-winning comedian Hannah Silvester will be airing her dirty linen in public at the Coventry Comedy Festival. Join Hannah as she swears to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, with all the embarrassing bits
Matt Hoss: Hossanova
3rd May 6pm - 7pm
Castle Yard Taproom
The world is a burning cesspit and Matt Hoss is the only one who can stop it all (for an hour). Join Matt for hilarious anecdotes, struggles with modern morality and his irresponsible plans to save the world.

Tue 5th May

Carl Hutchinson Live 2020
5th May 7:30pm - 10pm
Square One
After two consecutive sell-out years, Carl returns with a brand new show! Expect stories, observations & audience interaction. Always an exciting night, join this dynamic and versatile performer for a truly unmissable evening of comedy.

Thu 7th May

Jake Lambert: Work in Progress
7th May 7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Phoenix
Jake Lambert returns with another show full of 'brilliant one-liners' (Chortle) to discuss how people are perceived and the way we judge others. Other topics he’ll be covering: Michael Jackson, Australia, Straight Pride, Tattoos and School.
Neil Delamere: Work in Progress
7th May 9pm - 10pm
The Phoenix
Star of BBC’s the Blame Game, Fighting Talk and the Newsquiz Neil Delamere presents this work-in-progress show. “You’ll be hard pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe.” ***** The Scotsman

Fri 8th May

Chris Tavner: Socialism and Cats
8th May 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Castle Yard Taproom
Are you the sort of person who wants to see a world of fairness and equality, a world based on need rather than profit? Do you also love cute little kitty cats, despite their contempt for your very existence? Then this show is for you! (probably).
Andrew Ryan: Is Everything Alright At Home? (Work in Progress)
8th May 3pm - 4pm
The Phoenix
2018 Winner of Best New Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival. Irishman Andrew Ryan rails against himself, and everything around him. Trying to understand why he thinks one way and does the opposite. 'Rapturously funny' ???? - The List
Killer Wales: What Doesn't Kill Us Makes Us Flounder
8th May 3pm - 4pm
Castle Yard Taproom
Raised in South Wales, Dai Davies and Dylan Jones' Valleys upbringing made them the people they are today - dysfunctional failures with mental health problems. An upbeat tale of family and psychedelia.
Daniel Nicholas - Millennial Generation Game
8th May 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Castle Yard Taproom
‘ok boomer’, ‘salty’ what do these words even mean? Young people eh? No-ones ever liked them. ‘Prince of Peculiar’ (Great Central) Daniel Nicholas presents an hour show, about our different generations. With audience games, characters and stand- up
Jenny Collier: Work in Progress (A Pig in A Circus)
8th May 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Yard
‘Joyously liberating’ The List ‘You’re so awkward and I LOVE IT’ Alicia Dixon ‘Excellent ?????’ Edfest Mag 'Brilliant... Infectious to watch and a joy to behold ????’ VoiceMag.uk
Josh Jones: Waste of Space (Work in Progress)
8th May 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Phoenix
Josh Jones is fast-becoming one of the best young acts on the circuit. This is the story of a naughty schoolboy growing up to become a fun-loving camp man. BBC New Comedian of the Year Finalist 2019. Chortle One to Watch list 2019.
Kahn Johnson: Appetite For Distraction
8th May 6pm - 7pm
Castle Yard Taproom
A man with MS, a memory like a thingie and the attention span of a squirrel attempts to talk about life, love, sex and dinosaurs without getting distracted. He hasn't managed it yet...
Angela Barnes: Work in Progress
8th May 7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Kasbah
Join Angela Barnes (Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, The News Quiz) as she tries out some new ideas she’s had. ‘She's just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic’ - The Guardian
Heaven Knows I'm Friz Frizzle Now
8th May 7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Yard
Friz Frizzle is going to ruin your favourite songs. Armed with a piano, he'll take the songs you know and love and mess around with them until you don't want to know or love them anymore. It's better than it sounds.
Josh Pugh: It Doesn't Stop
8th May 7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Phoenix
The award winning local comic is back with a brand new show. "Funny at a rate of knots" Joe.co.uk. "A classy hour of charming left field comedy" Chortle. "Flashes of genius" Ticketmaster. English Comedian of the year winner
Sarah Johnson: Mum’s Going To Ibiza
8th May 7:30pm - 8:30pm
JJ's
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.
Winter D: Squeaky
8th May 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Castle Yard Taproom
“Squeaky” is a high energy stand-up comedy show suitable for all the family. Relatable, hilarious and squeaky clean. This side-splitting show brought to you by comedian Winter. Who has spent 8years performing in the UK & Internationally.
Maddy Anholt: How to Train Your Psychopath
8th May 9pm - 10pm
The Yard
Using the world famous PsychOMeterTM this handy guide for girls and boys will show you how to spot your very first psychopath, and how to manage the cheeky little fellow before he eats your life.
Rob Kemp : No Man's Land
8th May 9pm - 10pm
The Phoenix
'A show about straight male cross-dresser, as I am one and we are still mostly a punchline. I saw a Mario-themed stag-do today. There were multiple Marios, Luigis, and Yoshis, but of course the stag was dressed as Princess Peach.'
The Moon, The B*tch and The Wh*redrobe
8th May 9pm - 10pm
Castle Yard Taproom
Like Narnia, but with better boobs. Three generations of funny women, three wildly different perspectives on modern life. Expect candid, painfully embarrassing and deeply relatable anecdotes mixed with sharp one liners that resonate with all adults

Sat 9th May

Jon Pearson: Alone
9th May 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Catch Twenty Two
Since moving out of his marital home, but still being happily married, Jon spends way too much time on his own, leading him to some strange and dark places. From conspiracy theories, crazy fad diets to his take on saving the planet.
Phil Jerrod: Work in Progress
9th May 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The Yard
Join the award-winning comic and official tour support for Romesh Ranganathan and Angela Barnes, as he works out material for his brand-new stand-up show. 'Insightful, despairing wit' - The Scotsman. 'Casual brilliance' - The Guardian.
Andrew Bird- Work in Progress
9th May 3pm - 4pm
The Phoenix
Following his successful debut tour culminating at The Leicester Square Theatre Andrew is working on a new show for his next tour. He’s been tour support for Rob Brydon and Michael McIntyre including Wembley and the O2.
Mo Omar: Work in Progress
9th May 3pm - 4pm
Catch Twenty Two
Mo Omar is a fast-rising talent with a unique perspective. Join him as he road-tests brand-new material on culture, faith and love. As seen on Harry Hill’s ClubNite (Channel 4). BBC Introducing Radio 4 Comedy Award 2019 Finalist.
Rachel Burns: I Started A Joke
9th May 3pm - 4pm
The Yard
Join Rachel as she tells her story of going accidentally viral after joking on Twitter about Barry Gibb doing cover versions at Glastonbury. Because sometimes it’s funnier when people don’t get the joke.
Joanne McNally: Work in Progress
9th May 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Yard
'Joyously Nuts' - The Irish Examiner 'Please bring your friends and laugh until you cry' The Edinburgh Report ‘She crafts her performance in such a way that no member of the audience is left out – we are all in on the joke.’ ???? Edinburgh Festival
Patrick Monahan - Classy
9th May 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Phoenix
International multi award winning comic is back with another brand new hour of comedy gold. If you have a pulse, this is for you. The Scotsman “he is an honest to goodness storyteller and a terrific comic.”
Eric Rushton: Convict
9th May 6pm - 7pm
Catch Twenty Two
Ever since birth Eric Rushton has been in prison. That prison is his mind. Also, he is now in actual prison. This show is his parole hearing. Should be good. 'Intriguing and Amusing' - Chortle.
Maureen Younger- Out of Sync
9th May 6pm - 7pm
The Yard
At odds with the world, Maureen regularly performs on the urban & gay comedy circuits despite being white & straight. Join Maureen as she celebrates individuality, eccentricity and being true to yourself, even if it means being out of sync.
The Danny Buckler Show
9th May 6pm - 7pm
JJ's
Join Danny Buckler for another unique, side splitting show only he can deliver. A rip roaring hour of stories, sleight of hand and questionable singing from a showman like no other. "A Hancockian Treasure!" Russell Brand
Tom Lucy: Work in Progress
9th May 6pm - 7pm
The Phoenix
Tour support for Jack Whitehall and Aziz Ansari. 'Tom Lucy offers a sparkling mix of youth and slightly old-fashioned comedy' ???? - Sunday Post 'Charismatic and extremely funny stand up show... wonderful new talent' - Scottish Sun
Comic Trans
9th May 7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Yard
A Stand-Up Comedy showcase featuring UK's finest transgender comedians. Hosted by Red Redmond "The most likeable compére on the circuit" Wow247
James Cook: Sarky Bleeder
9th May 7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Phoenix
Sarcastic nonsense, ridiculous stories and crackpot theories. 'A top class comic' (Birmingham Mail). 'The most enjoyable hour' (BBC News). Tour support for Gary Delaney and Paul Sinha.
Stolen - President Obonjo
9th May 7:30pm - 8:30pm
JJ's
President Obonjo - Malcolm Award Winner 2019 presents his new show - Stolen - President Obonjo , you are in for a treat from the President of Lafta Republic, a self appointed dictator , as he takes you on a journey.
Louise Leigh: Two-Thirds Spaniel
9th May 9pm - 10pm
The Yard
Spaniel-in-human-form, Louise Leigh is a “polished,sparky performer able to energise a room… hilarious” (****The Wee Review) . But can she navigate the undergrowth of midlife without tripping over her spaniel’s ears?
Will Mars: Midlander
9th May 9pm - 10pm
The Phoenix
Midlander. Star of Fox's Showtime at the Apollo. Finalist on NBC's Trial by Laughter. Did we mention he's a Midlander?

Sun 10th May

Ali Woods: Triangle
10th May 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Castle Yard Taproom
Hilarious debut about love, death, and the worst week of his life from BBC New Comedian of the Year nominee and “much needed new and original voice in comedy” (Dane Baptiste). As heard on BBC Radio 4.
Juliet Meyers: This Flipping Rescue Dog has Ruined my life
10th May 3pm - 4pm
The Yard
Juliet Meyers (writer on Sarah Millican TV Progamme and 8/10 Cats Does Countdown) presents her stand-up/storytelling show about loving and cursing an overly-sensitive rescue dog, canine pee, and being a wolf. The dog will be in the room to meet/greet
Scott Bennett: Relax
10th May 3pm - 4pm
The Phoenix
Scott is a fully diagnosed stress head, he's a worrier. He’s tried everything but nothing is working. The only comfort he has is that he knows he's not alone. As humans have we all now reached the point where we've all forgotten how to relax?
Chris 'Okse' Oxenbury: Oksemoronic
10th May 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Castle Yard Taproom
After 7 years hiatus from the circuit, half Chinese comedian Chris “Okse” Oxenbury returns a lot older and a lot wiser with his one man show “Oksemoronic.” Join him as he shares tales from his brain to make you laugh - because that’s what it’s all a
Geordie Bin Man
10th May 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Phoenix
Sardonic ukulele songs, dark observations, quick fire jokes, rhythmic routines with crash bang wallop punchlines and moronic set pieces are the words to describe Geordie cult comedian Gavin Webster as he embarks on a brand new show.
FOMO Sapiens
10th May 6pm - 7pm
Castle Yard Taproom
It's 2020, we're still teaching stuff that's 200 years old and charging the kids for it. Everything is scrutinised on social media. The only face to face interaction left is a complaint about the wrong kind of fries and the milk being moved
Tues Night @ Social Club
10th May 6pm - 7pm
The Phoenix
A brand new exhilarating cabaret-style comedy game show where the audience are thrust into a ridiculous and raucous Tuesday at Chuffington Social Club. Expect high octane performances, clever skits, real team games and prizes.
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