Comedy in a local fashion
Next Up…..well who knows? nothing big but maybe some intimate evenings – beginners slots and and warm-ups – well into 2024
We’ve now decided to take a break from the bigger stuff. After 8 and a half years the logistics and the time spent organising don’t get any simpler when you have a nomadic existence. It’s good to see that Stephen and his Forge / so you think your funny buddies have taken on all we set out to do back in the day – bring comedy and fun time entertainment to Hassocks, then broadening out to our less fortunate brethren in the greater Hassocks conurbation, so you’re not left with a void.
Last call for the last HA HA! Ha
After eight years of bringing high-quality mirth-making to Hassocks and its suburbs under the banner of Ha!Ha! Hassocks we have decided to hang up our comedy cassocks and go out with a bang.
The Treason Show (satire of the highest calibre – “Have I got news for you” meets spitting image doused in “Not the nine o’clock news” ) brings to an end a little under a decade of entertainment – over 50 different comedians and many varied evenings – and we would like nothing better than to fill the village hall once again for an appropriate send-off into oblivion.
The Treason Show – Friday 22 December 2023
Previous Visitors to the Ha HA stores
review of the year @Adastra Hall plus scrummy food in association with Adastra Deli –
it’s a gosh darn near seasonal miracle
2021 – Footie Functions
Ha Ha, in association with Fat Carrot Footie events, brings the latest installment of comedic treats.
We offer you a programme of new, raw, talented lambs to the slaughter. Don’t be fooled it’s not an open mike night, not just a whim that these guys are coming out to perform for you, but we want to bring you some new and emerging comics who might just have something a bit different to say for themselves…so we’re giving them the platform. No more ‘ackneed old geezers snorting out their old routines, grinding away as a “name” on the circuit. No more Norcutt uncut with his pithy phlegmatism, no more bright young comics with every ‘ism going. No not for us the guaranteed ker-ching of a Ranganathan dipping his toes in the murky waters of the South Downs sub-tropia, the dangled carrot of fame dripping tantalisingly above our greedy open orifices – take me I’m yours I’m your comedy slut…no none of that no more….for these are evenings of bewilderment and wonder.
BUT can these newbies, these swaddlingcote-d babes, cope with a Hassocks crowd more varied than some, more knowledgeable than most, less effervescent than a sulphur spring, more acidic than a banana?? Let’s find out as we journey together into new uncharted comedy waters
Hosting us through proceedings for this evening is MC Philip Simon . “Philip Simon is fast earning a respected reputation on the comedy circuit as one of the leading newer comedians. His relaxed style of performance coupled with his hilarious observations have been a winning combination with audiences across the country.” (Miles Crawford, JokeKlub) and is a fine example of what we want to bring to Hassocks over the next couple of years. Philip is one of the most sought after comperes and opening/closing acts working on the UK comedy circuit today. He gigs throughout the UK, as well having performed as far flung places as America, Scandinavia, Europe, The Middle East and New Zealand where he headlined at The Classic in Auckland.
Joining Philip for this auspicious event are ….
Amy Xander, Fran Kissling, Joe Bates, Kate Lois-Elliot and whooping them all home Jon Pearson
– stars of tomorrow in Hassocks today!
some made up quotes that might be heard on the night
“well their not as funny as Doddy…but then who is?”, (Senor Hobbs) “Is Romesh coming tonight?” (half of Hassocks),
“More funny than watching paint dry on the Humber bridge”, “I’ve never laughed..” (a Ditchling resident)
“Why did anyone think this was anything like a good idea?? It’s a great idea!!! Lets hope Hassocks has plenty more of these awesome entertaining and educational nights” (a local taxpayer)
Previously on in HAssocks…
excellent work people. A throughly enjoyable evening
Even more Previously on in HAssocks…
Top class stand-up comedy hosted by Jarred Christmas
LIVE FROM ADASTRA HALL
Jarred has the pleasure of introducing;
Laura Lexx, Ola the Comedian with Adele Cliff and Aaron Sim