For this week’s #MondayMemories we in the company of Adrienne Coles, who promotes and comperes Coastal Comedy, our monthly stand-up comedy showcase, as she recalls the night last year that her creation took a giant leap forwards...
“Coastal Comedy started life in a small hotel room back in 2015 and has been staging shows in the Sherling Studio at Lighthouse since 2018. Having consistently proved to be very popular, last February we decided to take the big step up to the 669-seater... and filled it!
That first Coastal Comedy Colossal night was absolutely incredible – Lee Nelson performed as part of a triple bill with TanyaLee Davis and Paul Tonkinson. He was really nice, very professional and a stickler for time. A lot of people thought he was quite sexy too – perhaps it was the tight suit!
I get a real buzz from performing, but I also love dealing with the comedians, getting the show on, promoting it, all the things that need to be done – I’m a real one-man band and when we have a really good night and people are leaving the venue on a high because of something I put on, there’s no feeling like it.
It has been tough not being able to put on a show since March this year, but I’m so glad Coastal Comedy is back at Lighthouse – first with the amazing Angela Barnes who’s headlining the Lighthouse: OUTSIDE show on Saturday 26 September with Sunjai Arif and Luke Honnoraty; then on Saturday 10 October we’re in the Theatre again with the incredible Andy Askins headlining, Martin Wratten and the brilliant Gareth Richards, the local guy who co-hosted Frank Skinner’s Sony Award-winning radio show for two years.”