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Friday, December 08, 2023 7 PM - 10 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.

December Lineup

MC: Simon Dooley

Headliner: Finlay Christie

At 19, he became the youngest ever winner of the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny competition, following in the footsteps of Peter Kay, Lee Mack and Sarah Millican. 3 years later, his debut Edinburgh show “OK Zoomer” was nominated for NextUp’s “Best Show” award. His material, based around his experience as a Gen Z, led Chortle to describe him as “the voice of his generation”.

His YouTube channel, featuring sketches and stand-up clips has over 300k subscribers and 120m views. He has produced multiple online series, including “When they go to a foreign country in a Hollywood film” and “Asking black and white people the same questions about…”. He has produced branded content for Amazon Prime, Branston, Olli Olli World and Spotlight Oral Care.

He has appeared on 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), The Stand-Up Sketch Show (ITV2), The BBC New Comedy Awards, Get Off My Phone! (Dave) and Jokes Only An AI Can Tell (Channel 4). He has performed at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival and across Europe for the Comedy Store.
His first script “Born to Rule” was optioned by Shane Allen of Boffola Pictures. The pilot starred Miles Jupp and Isaac Hempstead-Wright.

He has appeared as an actor in The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff (BBC2) with Stephen Fry and David Mitchell, The Go-Betweenies (Radio 4) with David Tennant, and Waybuloo (CBeebies).
He is also fluent in French, and performed French stand-up in Lyon for 6 months.

Victoria Melody

Victoria Melody is an award winning British artist with a fine-art and performance background and a passion for other people’s passions. She works across art forms including theatre, film and stand-up, with and about Britain’s enthusiasts. Fascinated by anthropology, she immerses herself into communities and becomes an active participant in their rituals as research for her work.

In the past she has become a pigeon racer, northern soul dancer, championship dog handler, beauty queen, funeral director, comedian and skipper.

She documents from the inside presenting contemporary voices that are rarely heard, connecting audiences with fascinating stories that might otherwise go unnoticed. Engaging with audiences “who don’t normally go to the theatre” is at the forefront of what she does. Her work merges the personal with the political and although it can tackle difficult subjects such as funerals, neurodiversity and impossible beauty standards it does so with care, creativity, tons of humour and an ambition to make change.

Victoria has presented her work nationally and internationally at venues including the Victoria & Albert Museum, Soho Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Battersea Arts Centre, Summerhall and Pleasance (Edinburgh Festival Fringe), Cherry Lane Theatre (New York), Virginia Art Festival, Push Festival (Canada), Aarhus Festival (Denmark) and Brisbane Festival (Australia).

“Victoria Melody must rank as one of the most charming independent performance-makers in Britain — smart, warm, and unpretentiously funny.”

– The Times

Ingrid Dahle

Ingrid Dahle is a Norwegian who has made a big impact on the British Comedy Circuit. After winning Brighton Comedy Festival Squawker Award, she has gone from strength-to-strength being a finalist in numerous comedy competitions such as So You Think Your Funny?, and runner-up in the prestigious Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year.

“Alternative hero of the future” – Chortle

“Fast-rising comedian” – Sunday Times

“Warm host, with bags of energy, and a permanent smile” – The List

“Endearingly zany” – Three Weeks

Timothy Woodbridge

An anxious mix between a repressed Englishman and a posh mop. Timothy, worries about eating bananas in public, wearing bucket hats, and growing up religious.