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10
Apr

Joseph Lim and Sean Gilbody through to Chortle Student Comedy Awards Semi-Finals

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Southampton students, Joseph Lim and Sean Gilbody have been voted through to the semi-finals of the Chortle Student Comedy Awards 2017.

The students performed at the Southampton heat of the acclaimed awards in held at The Bridge on the 02 March.

President of our Comedy Society and Politics and Economics student, Sean Gilbody, won the heat, with Joseph Lim achieving the People’s Choice Award, securing them both places in the Awards semi-finals, held in London in May. The semi-finalists will battle it out at the finals at Pleasance One at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August in a bid to … Read the rest

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18
Jan

Laughter Lounge 2017

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After all those bad cracker jokes during holidays, we all need a good reason to laugh and what better than with professional comedy courtesy of Laughter Lounge.

Off The Kerb Productions & Comedy Central UK are back to serve up some of the best comedians on the circuit, as seen on BBC’s Live At The Apollo and Edinburgh Comedy Festival.

Here’s what you can look forward to:

Marlon Davis, James Farmer and Ivo Graham

Andrew Smith, Nigel Ng and Ian Smith

  • Thursday 16 March
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30
Nov

Fern Brady to headline the final Laughter Lounge of the semester

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We are delighted to confirm that Scottish comedy sensation Fern Brady, will be joining us to headline the final Laughter Lounge of the year on Thursday 08 December.

The show. which includes support sets from Darren Harriott and Alistair Williams will open its doors at 19:00 at The Bridge for a 19:30 start.

Tickets remain at the bargain price of just £4 each available from our Box Office at www.unionsouthampton.org/boxoffice with a limited number on the door.

For an extra £2, you can enjoy nachos during the show.

Here’s what you can expect:

Fern Brady

Dubbed by The … Read the rest

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24
Nov

Laughter Lounge TONIGHT – Tom Deacon, Elliot Steel and Gareth Richards

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Our fortnightly Laughter Lounge show welcomes Tom Deacon, Elliot Steel and Gareth Richards to tonight’s line-up.

Tom Deacon

You may recognise Tom from Tuesday’s Christmas Light Switch-On, where he was joined by his Capital FM co-presenter Emma Real-Davies to turn on the lights across the Union and Highfield campus. The former BBC Radio 1 presenter and Southampton-born comedian started touring as a comedian in 2009 after winning the Chortle Student Comedian of the Year in 2008.

Elliot Steel

Best Debut Show Award nominee at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival and finalist in the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year competition in … Read the rest

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21
Nov

Our Union appears on ITV’s Off Their Rockers

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Last Sunday, our Union appeared on ITV’s comedy sketch show Off Their Rockers.
Filming for the secret camera prank programme started in 2015, with camera crews visiting our Union during Freshers’ week in October last year.
The show’s characters targets unsuspecting members of the public using hidden cameras to film their reactions.
The programme, which aired on Sunday 20 November at 18:30 on ITV is available via catch up on the ITV Hub. (Don’t forget that you now need a TV licence to access the show).

If you got pranked, get in touch with us @union_soton to tell us … Read the rest

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07
Nov

Laughter Lounge – Jim Smallman, Athena Kugblenu, Fiona Ridgewell & Russell Hicks (MC)

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For just £4, you can watch top professional comedy from Jim Smallman, Athena Kugblenu, Fiona Ridgewell & Russell Hicks (MC) on Thursday 10 November from 19:00 (Doors) at The Bridge.

Four comedians on the line-up instead of the usual three! Get a little taste of what you can expect with these videos:

 

★Jim Smallman (Headliner)

Referring to himself as a “tattoo canvas”, Jim Smallman is the guy next door who’ll have you rolling in the aisles.

★ Athena Kugblenu 

Famed for her “..socially astute…savvy observations…”–Steve Bennett, Athena is one to watch this year.

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26
Oct

Laughter Lounge – TOMORROW

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For just £4, you can watch top professional comedy from Suzi Ruffell, Jake Lambert and Mat Ewins tomorrow (Thursday 27 October) from 19:00 (Doors) at The Bridge.

 

Get a little taste of what you can expect with these videos:

★Suzi Ruffell (Headliner)

Having previously supported Alan Carr, Josh Widdicombe and Kevin Bridges on tour, Suzi has been dubbed a ‘real stand up gem’ by The Guardian.

★Jake Lambert (Open)

BBC New Comedy Award Semi-Finalist and Finalist of the English Comedian of the Year 2015, Jake Lambert will be opening for Suzi at this Thursday’s show.

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24
Oct

Laughter Lounge – 3 Days to go until Suzi Ruffell headlines The Bridge

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Discover new talent and experience some of the funniest people on the planet at our Laughter Lounge shows.

For just £4, we invite some of the top professional comedians on the circuit to The Bridge and on Thursday – Suzi Ruffell, Jake Lambert and Mat Ewins are all on the bill.

For the cost of a sandwich, you can enjoy non-stop belly laughs without having to travel at all!

Join us this Thursday (27 October) from 19:00 (Doors) at The Bridge.

Just getting into comedy and not sure who the comedians are?! We’ve created this little guide to give … Read the rest

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21
Oct

Thursday’s Laughter Lounge – Suzi Ruffell, Jake Lambert and Matt Ewins

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Discover new talent and experience some of the funniest people on the planet at our Laughter Lounge shows.

We are delighted to confirm that Suzi Ruffell, Jake Lambert and Matt Ewins are on the bill for our next show on Thursday 27 October from 19:00 (Doors) at The Bridge.

If lectures are getting the better of you, take a night off to watch top professional comedy  with performances from:

★Suzi Ruffell (Headliner)

Having previously supported Alan Carr, Josh Widdicombe and Kevin Bridges on tour, Suzi has been dubbed a ‘real stand up gem’ by The Guardian.

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11
Oct

Thursday’s Laughter Lounge – Rhys James, George Lewis and Robin Morgan

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If you enjoyed our Freshers’ Laughter Lounge events, you’re in for a treat.

Laughter Lounge is back on Thursday (13 October) from 19:00 at The Bridge (Doors) with performances from:

★Rhys James (Headliner)

Comedy-scene favourite, Rhys James, has made a name for himself at Comedy Central’s Funniest Student in 2010, Chortle’s Student Comedy Award and as a material writer for Russell Howard’s Good News. Now prepped to hit The Bridge stage, we can expect great things from this young talent. Here is is performing live material from the Soho Theatre…

★George Lewis (Open)

Multiple award winner. George Lewis, has taken … Read the rest

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