Make a weekend of Pigstock and join us at our Chill Out Sunday. Find out who will be joining us for a few laughs with our full comedy line up below.
Laura Lexx is a critically acclaimed comedian and writer, winner of the Comedians’ Choice Award 2018 and nominated for the Amused Moose Comedy Award for her most recent solo show. Described as a “bouncy, bubbly stand up star… whose warm approachability puts you in mind of Sarah Millican and whose smiliness recalls the ever beaming Victoria Wood.” (The Telegraph) she appeared on the 2018 Christmas Live at the Apollo special to a fantastic reception.
Laura is a regular host on the BBC Radio 4Extra show The Comedy Club and is one of the most sought after live acts on the UK comedy circuit. Described as “one of the most delightful performers you’re ever likely to see” (GQ) Laura Lexx is unmissable – electric improvisation mixed with “real comedic steel” (The Guardian) she is well on her way to being a household name.
‘a joy… roars of laughter’
‘superb material, brilliant delivery and irresistible personality’
Gareth Richards’ hilarious stand-up, silly jokes and gorgeously low-key comedy songs have made him an instant favourite on the comedy circuit. In 2010 he was nominated for Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer and since gone on to appear on Russell Howard’s Good News, Live at the Electric and live on Radio 1. Gareth co-hosted Frank Skinner’s Sony award-winning Absolute Radio show for two years and supported Frank on his 2014 tour.
‘A delightful hour of comedy’
‘A quietly-clever craftsman with a big future’
Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard
Sunil Patel’s calm, considered stand-up has been recorded for BBC and Comedy Central. An established favourite on the UK club and festival circuit he is now making a name for himself on screen as a regular on Dave’s ‘Beat The Internet’ and ‘Borderline’ on Channel 5 and Netflix.
‘Oozes funny like a jammy doughnut running down a diner’s chin’
Phil Jerrod began his stand-up career underneath an Angus Steakhouse in 2012. Since then he has failed his PhD, walked out of his job in publishing and been entertaining audiences up and down the country with his elegant rants on the often unfathomable problems of modern life.
Phil was awarded Best Festival Debut at Leicester Comedy Festival 2015; Phil has had three successful Edinburgh shows (Neanderthal 2015, Hypocrite 2016 and Submerged 2017). Phil supported Romesh Ranganathan on his mammoth UK tour in 2016 and heads out on the road supporting Angela Barnes on tour this year. Phil also has a hit podcast Ultimate Scrutiny of which The Guardian have said they ‘defy anybody not to be cheered up by’.
‘Insightful, despairing wit’
Harriet Kemsley is a multi award winning comedian who has performed all over the world – at places like The Sky Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in Kilkenny, Oslo Comedy Festival and Just for Laughs in Montreal. She has also supported some of her heroes on their nationwide tours including Katherine Ryan, Stephen Merchant and Isy Suttie.
On TV she has appeared on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Comedy Central at The Comedy Store, Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, The Radio1 Comedy Lounge, BBC3 Comedy Marathon, Radio2 Funny in a Hurry, The One Show Edinburgh Special and Kevin Hart’s LOL Live.
She also appeared on Jo Brand’s Channel 4 series Damned and appeared on the most recent season of Doctor Foster for BBC and as one of Rhod Gilbert’s ‘Ten Comics to See’ in the Mail on Sunday.
‘A quirky, refreshingly charming comedian at the dawn of her TV Career’
The Radio Times
‘You can feel the funny bubbling up inside her…And it is joyful.’
Bobby Mair is a Canadian stand-up comedian who has made a name for himself since moving to the UK with appearances on shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Earlier this year, he embarked on a 26 city tour of the UK culminating in 3 nights at Soho Theatre.
Together Bobby and Harriet have also starred in the Viceland reality sitcom Bobby and Harriet: Get Married which they co-created and co-wrote, following both stand-up comedians as they prepare for their big day.
Bobby Mair is clearly a brilliant stand up. He’s either going to be a huge international comedy star or the funniest homeless man ever.’
‘Will stamp pictures in your brain that may never go away.’
All the comedy will be hosted by Devon’s own Tom Glover, one of the most sought after MCs on the UK comedy circuit. After busting onto the scene in 2010 as part of the South West new act of the year competition Tom’s career has gone from strength to strength. Tom currently hosts regular gigs at the Teignmouth Pavilions, Lyme Regis Marine Theatre and Weymouth Pavilion.
His debut solo show ‘A Glover not a fighter’ has been nominated for the ‘Best New Show’ award at this year’s Leicester Comedy Festival, ahead of his south west tour in autumn 2019.
He was last year a finalist in the inaugural Petfringe Comedian of the Year competition, the biggest cash prize in comedy, and has recently completed a run of tour dates as tour support for TV favourite Stephen Bailey.
‘A firm audience favorite’
‘Absolutely brilliant compere’