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Blake Morgan sponsor Dorchester Festival

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Following huge Sell Out success at our past Festivals, you won’t want to miss out on this Friday Night Comedy Club, headlined by the amazing star of BBC Live At The Apollo Jen Brister. And after the past two years, a proper laugh is EXACTLY what’s needed. Set up cafe style with tables, so do bring your dinner and make the most of great beer and other drinks from the bar.

Apologies – the Sole Luna pizza is now SOLD OUT!

Standup starts at 7.45pm

Jen Brister at Dorchester Festival comedy night

Jen is a critically acclaimed stand up comedian and writer who has appeared on BBC’s Live at the Apollo,  Mock The Week, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, Dave’s Hypothetical and Sara Pascoe’s Comedy Lectures. She is a regular headliner on the UK and international comedy circuits and has written and performed on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, The Now Show and presented for BBC 6 Music. Jen’s sell out show ‘Meaningless’ can be streamed on Amazon Prime, NextUp or Soho Comedy. Her book, “The Other Mother” was published by Square Peg in 2019. Jen supported Romesh Ranganathan on tour at the end of 2019 before embarking on her own tour in 2020 with her brand new show, ‘Under Privilege.’

“Her energy is explosive. Her use of space and delivery mesmerising”. THE SUNDAY TIMES
A splendid hour of laughing till your face hurts **** THE LIST
Thoughtful and very funny…Hilarious **** THE ARTS DESK
A confident and charismatic performer **** EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS
“Outrageously Funny” METRO

Tom Deacon at Dorchester Festival comedy night

Tom is an accomplished comedian, presenter, DJ and host. He’s been the host of his own TV, radio and online shows on BBC2, BBC Radio1, The Capital FM breakfast show, plus host of Gfinity Esports shows and YouTube football channel Copa90 – where his Eurofan escapades have notched up over 8 million views. Tom has made guest appearances on BBC2’s The Rob Brydon Show, Dave’s One Night Stand and ITV2’s Fake Reaction. He also hosts the F1 Esports Pro Series. Tom performs live comedy all over the country at major venues including support for Clinton Baptiste, and the world, including solo shows at the Edinburgh, Melbourne, and Adelaide Fringe Festivals.

“A mighty fine comic” THE GUARDIAN
“With looks, confidence, charm and great material; expect other comics to lynch him” THE SUNDAY TIMES

stefano paolini at Dorchester Festival comedy night

Stefano has been performing stand up comedy for over twenty years and appeared on programmes including Channel 4’s Double Take and BBC Radio 4’s Dead Ringers. His combination of impressions, characters and beatboxing has seen him perform nationally in major comedy clubs such as the Comedy Store, Glee Club and Comedy Carnival, also internationally including Myanmar, Hong Kong and Dubai. Since the global pandemic Stefano has moved some of his performances into a virtual space, with excellent reviews performing bespoke shows for companies such as Amazon, Nomura, Salesforce and Deloitte.

“the best voice- merchant on the live circuit is Paolini, who has done some TV but is destined for wider exposure” EVENING STANDARD
“A remarkable repertoire of voices and sounds” THE STAGE
“ACE…….an obvious star” THE SCOTSMAN


Tom Houghton has been storming the comedy circuit with his hilarious stories and sharp-eyed silver spoon observations. Whether it’s growing up with a Dad who is the Ex-Chief of Defense Staff, living in the Tower of London, or lifting the lid on the all-boys boarding school environment. Every tale will fascinate, make you think while at the same time have you doubled over with laughter. Total Edinburgh Fringe sell-out, star of Comedy Central’s ‘Roast Battle’ and critically-acclaimed star of BBC and Channel 4 and First Dates, Tom is the ultra-privileged master of making the seemingly unrelatable, relatable.

“This unexpected tour de force warrants a 21-gun salute”

“A crafty idiot”

In the unlikely event that an act needs to cancel, we reserve the right to change the line up without notice.
(age guidance 18+)

If you need disabled parking or access for the comedy night do contact us here with your requirements.


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