We are excited to announce that the GO! Southampton team has succeeded in convincing Comedy Central to launch their brand-new stand-up and experiential festival in Southampton. “Comedy Central Live Southampton” will take place on 5,6,7 October in Hoglands Park in the heart of the city with Jimmy Carr, Russell Howard and Katherine Ryan all headlining.
The festival is the first of its kind in the UK and is taking place exclusively in Southampton; it is the direct result of work by the team at GO! Southampton and seeks both to raise the profile of the city as an events destination and to bring new business to city centre shops, bars, restaurants and other attractions. The event will benefit from massive coverage on the Comedy Central TV channel as well as Channel 5 and MTV.
The festival line-up is packed full of the biggest names in comedy, with Rob Delaney, Rob Beckett, Desiree Burch, Chris Ramsey, Joel Dommett, Nish Kumar, Iain Stirling, Luisa Omielan, Russell Kane, Dane Baptiste, Mo Gilligan, Phil Wang, Suzi Ruffell, Reginald D Hunter, Doc Brown and winner of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent ‘Lost Voice Guy’ (plus many more) all set to perform across the 3-day event.
Tim Keeping, Chair of GO! Southampton said:
“We are delighted to be supporting Comedy Central to bring their inaugural Comedy Central Live event to Southampton. This is just the kind of high-profile event that the city deserves to attract, and we expect our work in getting it here to translate into direct economic impact for city centre businesses. We look forward to assessing this impact after the event with a view to attracting and holding more similar events in the future.”