New series of Chichester comedy nights starts up

Nathan CatonNathan Caton
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Chichester Community Development Trust (CCDT) will be bringing a season of laughter to the city this autumn with monthly comedy nights scheduled in September, October and November.

Taking place at the Lodge on Keepers Green, there will be seating for just over 100 people to come and watch some of the best up-and-coming acts around.

Claire Robinson, partnerships coordinator, said: “The autumn season of comedy is a warm-up to the larger programme of comedy nights from local and national acts that is soon to be released as part of the extensive events programme that will launch at Graylingwell Chapel, due to open early next year.

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“The new space will provide an exciting new events space for the city. Comedy will be joined by music, dance, drama and Evenings with… providing an opportunity to hear from some of the biggest and best names of sporting and other fields, about their lives, challenges and achievements.

“Each comedy night at The Lodge will present three fantastic acts with an MC to take you through the evening.

“The September 24 evening will feature Paul McCaffrey, Diane Spencer and Live at the Apollo star Nathan Caton, with Kevin Shepherd as MC. October 22’s show will feature Quincy,

Eleanor Tiernan and the brilliant Adam Bloom, with Danny Ward as MC. November 26 will see Tom Deacon, Jason Patterson and will finish with Raymond and Mr Timkin’s revue with Ria Lina as MC.”

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Clare de Bathe, director of CCDT, said: “Laughter is absolutely the best medicine for us all after such an incredibly difficult 18 months that the people of Chichester have been through.

We’re really excited to be able to put events such as these on again after the massive success and instant sell-out of the Dominic Holland comedy night just before we went into lockdown. The feedback then was brilliant with so many calls for more comedy to be put on in Chichester that we are really excited to be talking about this new season.”

Tickets on the CCDT website Doors will open at 6.30pm to a licensed bar and food available, with comedy beginning at 7.30pm.