12 November 2021 - 14 November 2021

Cafébar & Performance Space

Nottingham Comedy Festival

Furthest from the Sea Music, Comedy & Arts CIC and the New Art Exchange, Nottingham are delighted to present our comedy programme at the Nottingham Comedy Festival 2021 from 12th-14th November.

Friday 12th November

6.30pm 'So You Think You're Funny?', Free entry

Got good ideas but not sure where to take them?  Know exactly where you want to go but not sure of the route?  The Furthest from the Sea team will be available to chat one-to-one with artists pursuing new directions across all genres. And there will be cake.

8pm 'Awkward Question time LIVE' with Alex Leam  £5

The hit lockdown panel show has been unlocked and is LIVE. Alex Leam takes a panel of comedians and subjects them to an hour of increasingly awkward and stupid questions. What happens live, STAYS live. 100% guaranteed NOT to be broadcast.

9.30pm 'Opportunity Knock Knocks', PWYF

An eclectic combination of comedians previewing new material which means that you've most likely not seen them before, and that they will make you laugh.  Hosted by the outrageously direct Wesley Mallin, this showcase will feature Ishi Khan, Rahul Somia, and more.  Comedy, spoken word and bad language.

Saturday 13th November

1pm 'Below the Belt'  with Benny Shakes £5

"The disability Taskmaster!" An hilarious rip-roaring Game Show aimed at families. A panel of comedians attempt tasks set for them by comedian Benny Shakes, raising awareness of disability.

6pm 'Tickbox' by Lubna Kerr £10

A one-woman semi-autobiographical play about migration, love and stress! Actress-comedian Lubna Kerr shares her incredible journey through storytelling and comedy.

7.30pm 'Laugh-Able' with Benny Shakes & Mark Nicholas £5

A 5-star Disability & Mental Health Comedy Night giving a platform for newer acts, with ALL STAR Headliner Fatiha El Ghorri! ITV's 'The Jonathan Ross Comedy Club' 2020

Sun 14th November

6pm 'The Undiagnosables' £5

Showcasing some of the best up and coming disabled & autistic comics in the UK! Featuring Kate Lovelock, Benny Shakes, Mark Nicholas and Paisley Boyd. "Raises the roof' every time." - Rock Central Promotions

7.30pm 'The Joy of Decks' with Alex Leam £5

Before he became a stand-up comedian, Alex Leam's first showbiz career was as a mobile DJ. He dreamed of Ibiza, but ended up doing weddings. Expect to have your favourite songs ruined.


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39-41 Gregory Boulevard
NG7 6BE, Uk


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Tues -  Sat: 10:00 – 16:00

Sun: Closed

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We would like to acknowledge the financial support new art exchange has received from our funders and partners.

Supported by

Logos for; Arts Council England, Nottingham City Council

Capital funders

Logos for; Nottingham City Council, East Midlands Development Agency, Neighbourhood Development Company, European Regional Development Fund, Greater Nottingham Partnership, Arts Council England