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Friday, June 09, 2023 7:00 - 10:00 PM The Grounds, Hove

Welcome to the beating heart of Hove. In collaboration with Municipal Comedy, LIVE at The Grounds brings you Stomping Ground Comedy.

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In collaboration with Municipal Comedy, LIVE at The Grounds brings you Stomping Ground Comedy. Located right in the heart of Hove, we’ll be tickling your funny bone with an incredible lineup every month. We’re mixing it up by bringing both fresh, new local acts and established, national comedians to our bill.

Alongside craft beer on tap from Hand Brewery, we’ll be serving Pizzaface Pizza‘s before 8PM and in the interval.

Doors 7:00pm | Show 8:00pm

Please note, no entry will be permitted after 8PM. No food and drink from outside the venue may be brought in.

June Line up:

MC: Simon Dooley

Headliner: Bella Hull

Bella Hull is a London-based stand-up comedian and writer and one of the UK’s most exciting young comedians.

Bella regularly plays to sell-out crowds across the UK and has appeared on BBC’s Stand Up for Live Comedy and ITV’s The Stand Up Sketch Show. She recently performed at the Utrecht International Comedy Festival and her writing has been featured on BBC Radio 4’s Newsjack, Flux Magazine and she is the advice columnist for Quadra magazine.

Omar Badawy

Originally from Egypt, Omar started stand up in 2019 and, in his first year went on to win the prestigious ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ award at the Edinburgh Fringe. He talks about his encounters with strange school friends, football fans and EDL-badge-wearing bouncers, providing unique insight from a childhood moving from Egypt to Wales to Cambridge.

“Omar Badawy is already a consummate pro. He discusses the Muslim stereotypes he had to deal with on moving from Egypt to Wales with originality and dry wit. The slick routine boasts distinctive jokes and is delivered with a winning poise and calmness.” – Steve Bennett, Chortle.

So You Think You’re Funny Winner 2021

Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee 2022

Chortle Student Comedy Award Finalist 2021


Shalaka Kurup

Shalaka Kurup is an Indian immigrant and a big fan of living, laughing and loving. She’s a doctor by education, a comedian by choice, and a user experience researcher by needing to pay the bills. Shalaka has appeared at the Comedy Store, Backyard Comedy Club, Roast Battle Champion ’23, West End New Act of the Year, Komedia New Comedy Award & Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year.


Piran Armes

Often found dangling below the Palace Pier, Piran is looking forward to finally getting out of Brighton and sharing his more bizarre thoughts with the sensible people of Hove.