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GOAT Comedy wins Third Chortle Award for Best Comedy Night in the South

GOAT Comedy scooped the accolade for the third year running

By Ben Robson
Co-founder, GOAT

AT Comedy has won the Chortle Award for Best Comedy Night in the South 2020 adding to the same accolade they achieved in 2018 and 2019

GOAT Comedy is an alternative comedy night run by our very own Ben Robson and a group of his best loved comedy mates.

GOAT Comedy has carved out a niche for showcasing the very best professional and semi-pro (about to make it big time) alternative, character and sketch acts acts, to sold out audiences every time.

The audience is also treated to monthly sketches from GOAT Comedy’s Ben Robson, James Ellis, Erica Smith and Martin Wratten – with the odd guest appearance thrown in for good measure. There’s even a monthly audience challenge where the audience pit their wits against quite frankly idiotic challenges to win spot prizes and a GOAT Comedy Audience Challenge Trophy!  The night runs at the wonderful Southern Belle Pub & Theatre in Waterloo Street, Hove. 

A different world to lose yourself in every season

GOAT Comedy is run in seasons of five to six episodes (one a month), with each based in a different themed location. Past seasons have included ‘The Island’, ‘The Cruise’, ‘The Jungle’, ‘The Prohibition’ and most recently GOAT Comedy ‘The Circus’ – which was the season running at the time of receiving the third Chortle Award – Best Comedy Night in the South 2020, before being rudely interrupted by a rather more serious global pandemic. 

It’s an immersive comedy night featuring guest Stand-ups – with a niche for alternative, surreal, sketch and character comedy. You’ll also get to know and love the regular GOAT Comedy characters and hosts of the night – Ben Robson, James Ellis, Martin Wratten, Erica Smith – & enjoy the fun of the monthly audience Challenge.

The best pro and semi pro alternative, character and sketch acts

A wide array of the funniest alternative acts on the scene to have graced the stage at GOAT Comedy since it started in January 2017. Headliners and Opening 20 minute spots (and their Twitter handles below to give them a follow if you fancy) have included the wonderful:

John Kearns @Johnsfurcoat

John Kearns performing at Chortle Award Winning GOAT Comedy in Brighton

Spencer Jones @Spendals

Rosie Jones @JosieRones

Angelos Epithemiou @Epithemiou

Gein’s Family Giftshop @GeinsFamilyGift

Tina Turner Tea Lady @TinaTeaLady

Anna Mann @AnnaMannActress

Joe Wilkinson @gillinghamjoe

Brian Gittins @DEarlXXX

Mat Ewins (Not on Twitter)

Marcel Lucont @MarcelLucont

Joanna Neary @MsJoNeary

Mark Silcox @MarkSilcox

Tarot @TarotComedy

Adam Hess  @AdamHess1

Lucy Pearman @LucyPearman

Elf Lyons @Elf_Lyons

Ian Smith @IanSmithComedy

Phil Lucas @PhilLucas

Yuriko Kotani @YurikoComedy

Josh Glanc @JoshGlanc

Giants @GiantsComedian 

Al Lubel @AlLubel

Linda Larkin @SamSavage52

Alasdair Beckett-King @MisterABK

President Obonjo @RealObonjo

Jody Kamali @JodyKamali

The Kagools @TheKagools

Richard Gadd @MrRichardGadd

Tom Little @ThisIsTomLittle

Richard Todd (Not on Twitter)

Olaf Falafel @OFalafel


Stay safe and look out for future seasons

The most recent season, GOAT Comedy ‘The Circus’, was full of colour and joy and we look forward to welcoming back GOAT Comedy with open arms for some much needed laughter once we’re all out the other side of this pandemic.

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