ANDY PARSONS HEADLINES FRINGE FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT

FOLLOWING last year’s hugely successful sell-out opening night, Gag House Comedy Superstars returns to G Live on Friday, June 29 with an almighty new line-up of cracking comics ready to raucously declare Guildford Fringe Festival 2018 officially open!

All year Gag House Comedy host monthly clubs, bringing the best professional comedians on the touring circuit to Guildford, Godalming and Reigate.  So the team really know their comedic stuff.  Comedy Superstars welcomes huge acts that you’ll already know from shows such as Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and Nevermind The Buzzcocks and brings them together for one seriously funny comedy night.

She’s toured the UK stand-up circuit since 2004, as well as playing regular gigs in London and Brighton; she’s won Dave’s Joke of the Fringe, a London Award for Comedy and a Funny Women Award; and you’ve seen her on Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and Celebrity Mastermind.  So you know there’s absolutely no doubt that you’ll be in smashing company with Zoe Lyons as your MC for the evening.  An exuberant performer, Zoe will be armed with her outrageously funny observational comedy and delightfully bonkers anecdotes.

It’s been a weird few years for Matt Richardson.  He’s been ghost hunting with Craig Revel Horwood, had his phone stolen by Kate Moss and found copious amounts of fan fiction about himself online… A multi-award-winning stand-up comedian, firmly established as one of the UK’s most exciting young performers and presenters, Matt hosts Virgin Radio Drive-Time, The Xtra Factor and Celebrity Haunted Mansion Live and enjoys appearances on Nevermind The Buzzcocks, Celebrity Juice and Fake Reaction.  His humour is high energy, hilarious… and a little bit rude!

Apologetic Eton and Oxford alumnus Ivo Graham started stand-up in 2009 and became the youngest ever winner of the So You Think You’re Funny Award for New Acts. With a gauche charm and crafty, self-aware wit which has proved a hit with audiences of all ages, Ivo has become a regular fixture in the clubs and theatres of the UK circuit.  He has enjoyed appearances on Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week and Comedy Central at The Comedy Store, and sell-out runs of his three solo stand-up shows.

Completing your epic comedy line-up is Superstars headliner Andy Parsons.  Best known as a regular panellist for 14 series on BBC 2’s Mock the Week, Andy has performed on numerous radio and TV shows including Live at the Apollo, QI, Saturday Live, The Stand Up Show, The Comedy Store, They Think It’s All Over, The PMQ show, Scrooby Trevithick and Parsons & Naylor’s Pull-Out Sections.

Since winning the Time Out Comedy Award in 2002, Andy has performed his stand-up all over the world, from the prestigious Montreal and Kilkenny comedy festivals to touring Australia and New Zealand. To date he has done five sell-out national tours and released three DVDs: Britain’s Got Idiots, Gruntled, Slacktivist and Live & Unleashed – But Naturally Cautious.

Gag House Comedy Superstars are on sale NOW!  But with a phenomenal line-up like this, you’ll have to bag your seats pretty darn quickly.  Tickets are £22.50 (£20.50 concessions) and you can secure yours by calling the G Live Box Office on 01483 369 350 or you can BOOK HERE (Groups of 8+ please call the Box Office to buy fee-free tickets, saving £2.50 per ticket).