Winchester Comedy Festival
Winchester Comedy Festival: Spring Gala 2024
An evening of stand-up comedy from Lucy Porter, Joe Sutherland, Sara Barron and Tom Deacon (MC).
Line up subject to change.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Zoe Lyons and Rob Rouse will no longer be appearing.
Lucy Porter is a well known face on TV from such shows as Live At The Apollo, Would I Lie To You and QI. She's also a regular on BBC Radio 4 staples such as The News Quiz and The Now Show.
Lucy is highly in demand as a stand-up comedian. A veteran of the UK comedy circuit, she has performed 13 one woman shows at the Edinburgh Festival and taken her comedy all over the world from Las Vegas to Cape Town.
Lucy has also written plays and sitcoms, including In The Family Way and The Fair Intellectual Club for BBC Radio Four.
As seen on Hypothetical and Comedy Central's Roast Battle, as well as a number of apps on your phone. Joe is a rising comedy star, performing internationally thanks to his "biting punchlines with an openness that leaves the audience totally tamed" (Mirror).
As well as performing sell out solo shows at Edinburgh Fringe, he's opened for household names on their UK tours, including Ellie Taylor, Lloyd Griffith and stars of Rupaul's Drag Race; Trixie Mattel, Alyssa Edwards and Sasha Velour.
"As sharp as his cheekbones and as splendidly turned-out as his attire, the gags fly thick and fast … Surely this is a star in the making." The List
Sara Barron is one of the fastest-rising comedians of her generation. Since her 2018 debut at the Edinburgh Fringe, she's starred on shows including Live at the Apollo (BBC), Would I Lie to You? (BBC) and Frankie Boyle's New World Order (BBC).
A powerhouse live act, Sara has taken 3 critically acclaimed stand-up hours, For Worse (2018), Enemies Closer (2019), and Hard Feelings (2022) to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and had multiple runs in London's Soho Theatre.
Her shows have received rave reviews from publications including The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Evening Standard and The Scotsman, and she was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
Tom Deacon (MC)
Since winning the Chortle Student Comedy Award in 2007, Deacon has hosted his own BBC Radio 1 show, done some telly (The Rob Brydon Show, Fake Reaction, Dave's One Night Stand), and followed The Champions League around the world as The Eurofan - notching up over one million views on YouTube.
A slick, upbeat, confident and loveable performer.