Comedy Central launching UK festival in October 2018

Hot off the heels of launching a successful comedy and music festival in San Francisco with the second annual Clusterfest, Comedy Central is ready to do it up across the pond with a three-day stand-up fest in the UK.

Jimmy Carr, Russell Howard and Katherine Ryan will headline Comedy Central Live, debuting Oct. 5-7, 2018, at Southampton’s Hoglands Park.

The initial lineup includes…


• Main Stage @ 1pm – Rob Delaney, Lee Nelson, Doc Brown, Suzi Ruffell, Joe Wilkinson
• Main Stage @ 3.45pm – Reginald D Hunter, Doc Brown, Alex Edelman, Lauren Pattison, Phil Wang
• Main Stage @ 6:30pm – Joel Dommett + Nish Kumar, Ed Gamble, Jayde Adams
• Headline Show @ 9pm – Katherine Ryan, Reginald D Hunter, Russell Kane, Stephen Bailey


• Main Stage @  1pm – Seann Walsh, Nish Kumar, Desiree Burch, Spencer Jones, Kiri Pritchard-McLean
• Main Stage @ 3.45pm – Rob Delaney, Joel Dommett, Lee Nelson, Mae Martin, Matt Richardson
• Main Stage @ 6:30pm – Rob Beckett, Russell Kane, Ivo Graham
• Headline Show @ 9pm – Russell Howard, Jamali Maddix, Jack Barry + Special Guest


• Main Stage @ 1pm – Dane Baptiste, Mo Gilligan, John Robins, Luisa Omielan, John Hastings
• Main Stage @ 3.45pm – Lost Voice Guy, Seann Walsh, Iain Stirling, Desiree Burch, Tez Ilyas
• Main Stage @ 6:30pm – Chris Ramsey, Lee Nelson, Ed Gamble, Mae Martin
• Main Stage @ 9pm – Jimmy Carr

What Else Is Going On?

In addition to the stand-up acts you know and love, our favourite emerging comedians and future stars will have a stage to themselves. We’ll be presenting live versions of some of your favourite Comedy Central shows including Your Face Or Mine, Roast Battle and Drunk History. And we’re giving the bravest of Takeshi’s Castle fans a chance to take on the ultimate inflatable assault course.

There’ll also be experiential attractions from South Park and Joel and Nish Vs The World AND an all-day party hosted by drag super group, Denim.

Get tickets and info at Comedy Central Live!


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