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William Stone headlining at The Stag.

William Stone headlining at The Stag.

The Laughing Stag returns!

Comedy returns to the Stag Inn this Friday, 19 April. Entry is free but capacity limited, so the hosts warn that if you want your chuckle muscles warmed, turn up early to be sure of a comfy seat.

A full cast of comics is promised, consisting of William Stone, Mel Byron, John Rands and Emily Kennedy-Barnes, with Mistress of Ceremonies Juliet Brando compering.

William Stone has been a finalist for both the BBC New Comedy Award 2018 and Leicester Square Theatre New Act of the Year 2018, and has recently appeared on BBC Radio 4 and BBC3. “William Stone cracks me up, he’s got some belting gags that I wish I’d thought of. Highly recommended,” was the opinion of Angela Barnes (Radio4 Newsjack, Live at the Apollo.)

Delightful, incisive, hilarious, Mel Byron takes a skewed view on the absurdities of the world. She “may just make your day,” says The Scotsman.

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On the production side of comedy for the last few years, Emily Kennedy-Barnes founded the Funny For A Woman events and podcast. This year she is giving stand-up a go herself. Emily shares the extremities of what it is to be a Brighton born and bred lass and how conventionality is an abstract concept to her.

John Rands likes to think you’re never too old to be a new face of comedy. Since John’s stand-up debut in 2018 he’s played gigs around the UK, including Leicester, Lancaster, London and the Edinburgh Fringe, as well as becoming a regular on the Brighton circuit.


logo 322The Laughing Stag Returns, with William Stone, Mel Byron, John Rands and Emily Kennedy-Barnes, compered by Mistress of Ceremonies Juliet Brando The Stag Inn, 14 All Saints Road, Hastings, TN34 3BJ. Friday 19 April, 8pm. Free entry.

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Posted 15:56 Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019 In: Comedy

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