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📰 Southampton chosen as venue for new national Comedy Festival

    • Comedy Central live! Southampton

    Comedy Central live! Southampton - Photo Credit: Comedy Central UK

Comedy Central UK has today announced that it will bring a brand new three-day stand-up and experiential festival to the centre of Southampton.  Taking place in Hoglands Park on 5, 6 and 7 October, Comedy Central Live will see Jimmy Carr, Russell Howard and Katherine Ryan headline across the weekend.
Visitors to the festival will also be able to watch live versions of the hit Comedy Central shows Roast Battle, Your Face or Mine and Drunk History and take on the ultimate Takeshi’s Castle inflatable obstacle course (one of the biggest in the world).
The festival is the first of its kind in the UK and is taking place exclusively in Southampton; it is the direct result of work by the team at GO! Southampton Business Improvement District (BID) and seeks both to raise the profile of the city as an events destination, and to bring new business to city centre shops, bars, restaurants and other attractions. The event will benefit from massive coverage on the Comedy Central TV channel as well as Channel 5 and MTV.
The festival line-up is packed full of the biggest names in comedy, with Rob Delaney, Rob Beckett, Desiree Burch, Chris Ramsey, Joel Dommett, Nish Kumar, Iain Stirling, Luisa Omielan, Russell Kane, Dane Baptiste, Mo Gilligan, Phil Wang, Suzi Ruffell, Reginald D Hunter, Doc Brown and winner of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent ‘Lost Voice Guy’ (plus many more) all set to perform across the 3-day event.