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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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01
Mar

Chortle Comedy Awards come to The Bridge

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The Chortle Student Comedy Awards is coming to The Bridge tomorrow night from 19:00.

The awards gives young student comedians a chance to get exposure for their stand-up comedy routines. Comedians such as the Inbetweeners’ Simon Bird, Chris Ramsey, Joe Lycett, Tom Rosenthal, Ian Stirling and Tom Deacon have all launched their careers at the acclaimed awards.

If you’re interested in comedy or you fancy a night off the library to have a good laugh with friends, why not join us?! You can get tickets for just £4 from our Box Office at www.unionsouthampton.org/boxoffice or £6 including nachos.

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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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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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10
Oct

An Audience With Russell Kane TONIGHT

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Last chance to get tickets!

Star of BBC’s Live At The Apollo, Stupid Man, Smart Phone and general funnyman, comedian Russell Kane will be headlining tonight’s An Audience with… with support from Jenny Collier. Hurry and get your tickets before it is too late – www.unionsouthampton.org/boxoffice

The Edinburgh Comedy Award winner is set to hit The Cube stage between 19:00-22:00 as part of our Freshers’ programme.

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The perfect tonic to a fortnight of heavy partying, we challenge you to attend without cracking a smile. From daring gags and hilarious observations, kick off your University experience with an evening of giggles … Read the rest

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07
Oct

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 (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 away accolades for … Read the rest

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05
Oct

An Audience with Russell Kane is on Monday

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Star of BBC’s Live At The Apollo, Stupid Man, Smart Phone and general funnyman, comedian Russell Kane will be headlining Monday’s An Audience with… with support from Jenny Collier.

The Edinburgh Comedy Award winner is set to hit The Cube stage between 19:00-22:00 as part of our Freshers’ programme.

An-Audience-With-Final

The perfect tonic to a fortnight of heavy partying, we challenge you to attend without cracking a smile. From daring gags and hilarious observations, kick off your University experience with an evening of giggles and laughs at one of the highlights of our Freshers’ calendar.

Get your tickets for just £12 … Read the rest

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11
Feb

Laughter Lounge and The Big Red

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If you’ve never been to one of our famous Laughter Lounge events, then where have you been? We invite some of the UK’s top comedy talent to The Bridge to put on an evening of live stand-up for the bargain price of just £4 per student.

We’ve had the likes of Shappi Khorsandi, Josh Widdicombe (most recently) and Romesh Ranganathan grace The Bridge stage in the past, so if you’re a Live at the Apollo fan or you’ve watched your Michael McIntyre DVDs to death, than watch this space.

The next Laughter Lounge will see Andrew Ryan, George Lewis and … Read the rest

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01
Dec

Laughter Lounge: Win a pair of tickets and get the last laugh of 2015

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Do you like live comedy? Do you want to see some of the UK’s top comedians do stand-up at your Students’ Union?

The final Laughter Lounge event of 2015 is this Thursday 3rd November from 7pm in The Bridge. You can watch:

MC: Fin Taylor
Open: Harriet Kemsley
Close: Ian Smith

PLUS! You will get a free mince pie with every ticket and mulled wine and hot cider will be available for you to buy during the evening.

Book in advance on the Box Office.

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02
Oct

This week’s Comedy Central line-up announced

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After last week’s hugely successful launch of our brand new Comedy Central partnership we’re pleased to reveal this week’s line-up.

Join us in The Bridge from 7pm for more laughs:

Andy Askins
Headlining tonight’s event, Andy Askins is a first class guitar-wielding comedian with a captivating voice and wickedly dry sense of humour.

Gareth Richards
Nominated for best newcomer in the 2010 Chortle Awards, Gareth is now firmly established in the comedy circuit. Check out the featured video to see some of his performance.

Mike Cox
Semi-finalist in So You Think You’re Funny 2012.

Suzi Reffell
Will be compere for … Read the rest

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