VAULT Comedy Festival

Comedy is fun. This year’s Comedy Festival at VAULT brings the most comedy acts we’ve ever had together under one roof.

With over 30 hilarious acts performing across six weeks, we’re all but guaranteed to have something which will tickle your funny bone. From stand-up to roll-on-the-floor, there’s surreal sketch shows, five-star improv, bizarre character comedy, and some very silly satire. Take your pick from the listings below.

Pick A Week: Jan 25th | Feb 1st | Feb 8th | Feb 15th | Feb 22nd | Mar 1st

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January 2017
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Play Time

£9 | January 25 @ 6:15 pm - 7:10 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 0.92 hour(s), the last of which will begin on January 29, 2017

Nine-year-olds Alfie and Elton are in deep trouble. Play Time is a fast-paced, colourful, outrageous, heartwarming and hilarious two-hander from the award-winning Of Mice Theatre.

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The Night

FREE | January 25 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until March 1, 2017

Crowley & Co.'s regular variety showcase comes to VAULT 2017 as a bite-size free weekly show, hosted by the Night Players.

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Nothingism

£9 | January 25 @ 9:15 pm - 10:15 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on January 29, 2017,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that begins at 2017-01-25 03:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-01-25 10:15

Nothingism is sweeping the nation: it's a bad new craze. Phil Mann's one-man sketch is surreal character comedy at its best: hilarious, strange and a superhuman feat unlike anything else.

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Adele is Younger Than Us

£12 | January 25 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on January 29, 2017

Self deprecating songs and comedy about a life of not being Adele. We’ve all been there – the shattering realisation that you are not Adele. Come join your fellow mortals for self-deprecating, non-Grammy Award-winning songs and comedy. We’re all someone like us.

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Britney

£9 | January 25 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on January 29, 2017

A comedy with lots of heart, and a brain tumour. When good brains go bad. This is the very true and very funny story of two best friends coming to terms with one being diagnosed with a brain tumour.

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Pelican

£9 | January 25 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Once on January 29, 2017

Whirlwind comedy in which “refreshingly innovative theatre stands shoulder-to-shoulder with slap-stick and psychedelic surrealism” (★★★★ CTR). Pelican look to uplift you with their “infectious energy” (★★★★ TCS)

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Ava Rage

£9 | January 26 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm

A high-octane hour of clown, stand-up and music.
One half of critically acclaimed duo That Pair (★★★★ ‘Beautiful skits’ – The Times) delivers her debut show; a celebration of being none in a million through clown, stand-up and music.

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Laff Shack

Free | January 26 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until March 2, 2017

A late night lol at the Vault, hosted by Loren O’Brien. Come join us for a night of old acts, new acts, borrowed and blue acts. Past acts include: Richard Gadd, Desiree Burch, Phil Wang, Rachel Parris, Fin Taylor, Goose, Adam Hess, Norris and Parker, and many more… no, seriously, there were so many good people. You don't even know.

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Lost Voice Guy – Disability For Dunces: Volume 2

£9 | January 27 @ 7:45 pm - 8:40 pm
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Once on January 28, 2017

Can you really not talk? Have you considered an exorcism? Are you just in it for the parking? Award-winning comedian, Lost Voice Guy, answers these stupid questions about disabled people and more.

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Hurricane Katie

£9 | January 27 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Board up the windows, loot a supermarket and then hide in the basement, it's "Hurricane Katie", and this is comedy carnage. ★★★★ "Sometimes surreal, often unusually perceptive, but always original and entertaining" (Female Arts Magazine)

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Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal, and The Hippo That Can Never Be Caught!

£12 | January 28 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Once on January 29, 2017,
and Once on February 11, 2017,
and Once on February 12, 2017,
and Once on February 25, 2017,
and Once on February 26, 2017

28th & 29th Jan | 11th, 12th, 25th, 26th Feb. Award-winning family comedy that will have kids storming the stage. Bring your hippo catchers! ‘Intelligent, imaginative, very funny’ (JimJam Arts) and Best Family Show at the 2016 Buxton Fringe.

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February 2017
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BattleActs!

£12 | February 1 @ 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on February 5, 2017

Award-winning, multi-five-star comedy show: comedy just got nasty! Two teams of fearless improvisers with a ball-busting compere.

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The Starship Osiris

£9 | February 1 @ 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on February 5, 2017

Armed with a cast that despise him, the arrogant actor, writer and director George Vere endeavours to bring you his "sci-fi masterpiece". (★★★★★ ThreeWeeks, ★★★★★ Broadway Baby)

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Happily Never After

£12 | February 1 @ 9:15 pm - 10:15 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on February 5, 2017

A twisted musical tale inspired by the style of Tim Burton. Playful, creepy and full of black comedy, this delightfully dark experience is different every time. "Mesmerising" ✮✮✮✮✮ Fringe Guru

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Scribble

£9 | February 1 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Once on February 5, 2017

The RH Experience presents Scribble - a flowing improvised comedy narrative punctuated by spontaneous songs, all against an ever-changing, live illustrated backdrop.

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Prepare To Try

£7 | February 2 @ 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm

A silly video game series by three best friends/idiots. Prepare to Try pits one man against some of the most challenging video games ever made while his two ‘friends’ help him the only way they know how – by mercilessly mocking him.

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Sketchageddon Showcase

£9 | February 2 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that begins at 2017-02-02 04:45 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-02-02 10:30

Sketchageddon Showcase brings together the best of five years worth of live shows from The London Comedy Writers. Expect an eclectic mix of comedy styles from undiscovered writing talents.

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If You Lived Here You’d Be ALOOF! By Now

£9 | February 3 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Once on February 4, 2017

A show about home, the body, and detachment from veteran homebody and New Comedian Of The Year 2014 finalist Ian Lane. “inventive, cliche-phobic comedy that makes a strong impression” (Chortle)

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Wooden Overcoats LIVE

£9 | February 4 @ 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm

Two rival funeral parlours. One channel Island. Join the Wooden Overcoats team for live performances of their critically acclaimed podcast sitcom. ‘Inspired Comedy’ The Times. ‘It’s fab’ The Observer

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Beef And Dairy Network Podcast – LIVE

£9 | February 5 @ 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm

The world’s leading bovine themed comedy podcast. The Beef And Dairy Network podcast is the number one podcast for those involved or just interested in the production of beef animals and dairy herds.

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