19 October 2019 - 2 November 2019


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Comedy nights at Canterbury Festival


This week plays host to some fantastic comedy acts from Off The Kerb, that will have you giggling the way through the week and into the weekend.


Simon Evans brings his show Genius to the Canterbury Festival.  

Wednesday 31st October, 7.30pm

Shirley Hall, The King's School

Ever since he was a boy, all Simon Evans really wanted was to be recognised by the world as a man of genius. He has, until now, remained thwarted. The world seems increasingly indifferent to true genius of any kind, let alone his.

In turn, Evans seems blissfully indifferent to conformity – political or otherwise. Speaking in enhanced BBC Received Pronunciation and inhabiting the persona of a man slightly out of touch, he magnificently skewers politicians, couch potatoes, in fact everything that is wrong with society.

A formidably funny show of fantastic intellect.

‘Super-sharp wit’ Time Out.

‘A masterclass in socio-political comedy… The show is called Genius. It comes very close’ ***** The Scotsman

‘Reliably funny and refreshingly intelligent’ **** The Times


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Off The Kerb presents: Comedy Club

Saturday 3 November, 7.30pm 

Shirley Hall, The King's School 

Round off the Festival with a brilliant night of top quality comedy with four hilarious acts.

Jake Lambert has been supporting Seann Walsh, Tom Allen & Canterbury favourite Rob Beckett on their UK tours in the past year. His accolades include the final of Amused Moose 2016, semi-finals of the BBC New Comedy Award 2015, English Comedian of the Year 2015 and the Leicester Mercury New Act of the Year 2015, not to mention a resident writer for 8 out of 10 Cats and Mock The Week.

Joanne McNally burst onto the Irish comedy scene in 2014 and quickly became Ireland’s fastest rising comedy star with her energetic performing and presenting technique.  She has just completed her debut comedy hour at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, receiving outstanding reviews for her natural storytelling and ability to charm the audience.

Marlon Davis a bright young comedian, improviser and actor whose recent TV appearances include BBC’s Live At The Apollo and Comedy Central At The Comedy Store. Marlon’s act is inspired from his upbringing, exploring urban Britain and tackling its social issues with skillful characterisations.  You may have seen him supporting Kevin Bridges, Michael McIntyre and Alan Carr on tour.

Phil Jerrod began his stand-up career underneath an Angus Steakhouse in 2012. Since then he has failed his PhD, walked out of his job in publishing and been entertaining audiences up and down the country with his elegant rants on the often unfathomable problems of modern life.

 This show is one not to miss with some hilariously witty and clever comics.  


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