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The official guidebook to the Lynton & Lynmouth Comedy Festival, 15-17 October 2010


  • Welcome! to the Lynton & Lynmouth Comedy Festival.For one weekend you can experience a fantastic range of live events, comedy acts and fringe shows, with appeal for all ages and tastes. We have tried to include something for everyone and its all free!

    The acts have come from across the country and their shows are all of a high standard, many of which having recently won comedy awards. So please come and support the shows and events, and bring your family and friends. It is not every day you can get this much culture for free in our little corner of the world, so please make the most of it and make it a big event.

    If you have kids, join in with the custard pie throw on Lynmouth foreshore or come with your friends to enjoy comedy at the various venues. If you fancy something different, try our Extreme Knitting Club, the Laughter Workshop and Scrabble Sunday. Also, please take out a bit of time in the day to peruse the shops and support the local businesses - Lynton & Lynmouth have some fantastic places to eat and shop for when you arent busily in histerics watching the shows.

    Have a great weekend!

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  • Thank yous!

    The festival has been organised for free this year by Exanza Events, but is only made possible by all the help from its supporters -

    Lynton & Lynmouth Town Council, Lyn Valley Society, Lynton & Lynmouth Arts & Music Association, North Devon Journal, North Devon Theatres, The Crown, The Queens, The Bath, The Rock House, Lynton Cinema, Lynton & Lynmouth Advertiser, Lyn Valley News, John Arbon Textiles, the advertisers, the buskers, and all the comedy acts and musicians.Also extra thanks to Hopps & Chapple, Wendy May, Lisa Heledd Jones, Joe Hoare, Mark Olver, Emma Cocker, Steve Barrie, Ricardo Paixao, Grace Jefferyes... and also anyone else who we ask favours from at the last minute!

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  • Rayguns Look Real EnoughRGLRE are the worlds premiere acoustic, comedy, rock, pop, mashup duo. A frenetic, high energy show that never fails to delivera guaranteed good time! The kings of comedy mash ups.* This show replaces Abandoman, who unfortunately have had to pull out due to another commitment that has overrun.

    Sunday, 5.30pm, The Crown, Lynton

    Gentlemen of LeisureCulture? In the comedy section? Well, after a fashion a very funny fashion, as it happens. This is a smart, funny show which is recommended to all gentlemen. And ladies.* This show replaces Broken Biscuits, who unfortunately have had to pull out due to another commitment that has overrun.

    Saturday, 8.45pm, The Queens, Lynton

    Bobby Caroll I hope you dont live like me (18+)A rare find...Fresh, funny, keen observations about sex and relationships... London based comic now on his 4th year with a show at the Edinburgh Fringe.

    Friday, 9pm, The Crown, Lynton

    Nik Coppin Shaggers (16+) Inspired by many a conversation based around the more mischievous side of festival and comedy circuit fun, it was decided that a show about said situations should be put on. To hear most performers and those that look on tell their tales of copulation, it quickly becomes apparent that in tragedy, there truly is comedy. Nik Coppins show comes to Lynton from a summer of the Edinburgh Fringe and a Scottish Tour.

    Sunday, 6.30pm, The Crown, Lynton

    BuskingSeveral music artists have committed to playing during the afternoons. Look out for music at selected random locations around the towns. If you can play, or are part of a band, why not come along and join in as well?

    Saturday & Sunday, 11am-5pm, Lynton & Lynmouth

  • Custard Pie Throw & Crazy Costume Competition!A family friendly event where were looking for any brave kids, parents, or indeed anyone who has a bit of inner craziness, to come along to Lynmouth. Join our hosts Hopps & Chapple on the foreshore Sunday afternoon, preferably come dressed up, as ridiculously as possible - well have a prize for the most crazy costume, but be prepared to get a bit messy first....

    Sunday, 2pm, Lynmouth Foreshore

    Dambuskers Live Music Fiddle fronted, high energy, Celtic Rock 4-piece. Rollickin songs and foot-stomping fiddle bubbling up from a vast Celtic Rock & Roots Cauldron!

    Saturday, 10pm, The Crown, Lynton

    Demetris Deech (18+)Having played a headlining role at Plymouth Volksfests comedy tent this year, and previously having been on the lineup of other festies including Nozstock, Gloucestershire based Demetris is now heads to Devons North Coast...

    Fri, 10.30pm, The Queens; and Sat, 7pm, The Crown, Lynton

  • The Crown Hotel, LyntonA trip to Lynton is not complete without a visit to The Crown

    12 ensuite rooms available including suites with a four poster bed.Restaurant serving freshly prepared, home cooked, local produce.Join us in our friendly public bar complete with a range of cask conditioned real ales, regional ciders and premium lagers.Heated patio in the covered beer garden.GamesRoom&CoffeeLounge

    LivemusiceveryFriday&Saturday,currynighteveryThursday andTraditional SundayRoastsonSundaysfor6.95,bookingadvisable.


    A warm welcome from Phil, Carol and all our locals.

    The Crown Hotel, Market Street, Lynton EX35 01598 752253

  • Friday 15th October7.00pm Marcel Lucont - Encore8.00pm Charlie Talbot - Somebody Better Known9.00pm Bobby Caroll - I hope you dont live like me

    Saturday 16th October - Compered by Sarah Hendrickx5.30pm Matthew Highton - Incidental Combobulations6.20pm Danielle Ward6.40pm Gerry Howell7.00pm Demetris Deech8.00pm Chris Stuckey Band - Live Music10.00pm Dambuskers - Live Music

    Sunday 17th October5.30pm Rayguns Look Real Enough - Set To Stun6.30pm Nik Coppin - Shaggers7.30pm Rosie Wilby - The Further Science of Sex

  • Extreme Knitting Club!Sponsored by John Arbon Textiles. Did you know knitting is trendy at the moment? Maybe youre extremely bad at it, or maybe youre a knitting whizz... See the fun side of knitting. Come and get into it by joining our special comedy festival knitting club on the Saturday afternoon. Dont worry if youre new to it, come and try it out - try and make something fun and to be proud of! Also, if youre a regular knitter, bring your worst attempt for a table of shame and be in with the chance of winning a prize...

    Saturday, 2-5pm, The Rock House, Lynmouth

    Jessica Fostekue Luxury TrampA highly charged, London-based, motormouth of a comedian, working though her brilliant and brutal material at such a pace that you think shell run out long before the time is up, which thankfully she doesnt. As appeared in BBCs Psychoville. Intensely Funny.Fireball of Fun Timeout, 2009.

    Friday, 5.30pm, The Bath Hotel, Lynmouth

  • Ashley Freize The Seven Deadly SingsWhy do we sing? What are songs really about? Could there possibly be more than seven original songs in the world? Can iTunes be condensed into a three minute single? Join Ashley Frieze on a musical odyssey that will put a song in your heart and then immediately ridicule that clichd metaphor.

    Saturday, 4pm, Lynton Cinema

    Matthew Highton Incidental CombobulationsA surreal ride into the strange and the fantastical as Matthews mind takes you into bizzare and wonderful series of incidental combobulations. Awesomely surreal my favourite act so far this festival, it seems almost criminal that his show was free. One to look out for in the future.

    Saturday, 5.30pm, The Crown, Lynton

    Gerry HowellBBC College of Comedy writer and award-winning comedian. Surreal rambling brilliance A truly brilliant rising talent A one man Mighty Boosh - Time Out Magazine. You can also catch his show where he brings alive his alter ego in, The Fantastic Reality of Fredrick Goodge, later on Saturday night. A highly entertaining and somewhat surreal show.

    Saturday 6.40pm, The Crown; Show 9.30pm, The Queens, Lynton

    Marcel Lucont EncoreLover, raconteur, misanthrope: Marcel Lucont is all these thingsand much, much more. After a successful debut at last years Edinburgh Fringe, French stand-up Marcel has gone on to further success, playing comedy festivals in Australia and New Zealand, popping up on television and winning 2009s Buxton Fringe Award. Fresh, accessible and hilarious... Has firmly established himself as one to watch - The Guardian.

    Friday, 7pm, The Crown, Lynton

    Wendy Mays Boom Boom RoomBoom Boom Room is coming to Lynton, specially for one night only. Normally one of the hidden treasures of Bideford once a month, dance care-free to Wendys truly delectable mix of Soul-Funk-R&Blues-Boogaloo-ModJazz-60sBeat-Ska.

    Saturday, 10.30pm-1am, The Queens, Lynton

    Laughter WorkshopJoe Hoares lengendary workshop as featured at Glastonbury, Big Chill and Bestival amongst other festivals. A positive experience for anyone of any age!

    Saturday, 2.30pm, The Bath Hotel, Lynmouth

  • Mark Olver & GuestsThe fantastic Bristol comedian returns to North Devon with a great end of festival stand up show. The show will feature several of Marks Bristol comedy friends, including Sally-Anne Hayward, who appeared this year at Glastonburys Leftfield. Mark has appeared all over the country and worked for the BBC. Others featuring in this not to be missed show will include Matt Ewins, Finley Taylor and Jared Hardy.

    Sunday, 9pm, The Queens, Lynton

    Charlie Talbot: Someone Better Known (14+)How does it feel to be superfluous in your own life? Do you ever get the sense that someone else might make a better fist of being you, than you do? Stand-up Charlie Talbot achieved a sell-out smash hit