GRINSTOCK COMEDY CLUB @ Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens



Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens, Brighton, Lower Beeding, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PP

Tel: 07752355788

GRINSTOCK COMEDY CLUB @ Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens


We're back and it sure feels good, and it's an amazing award winning line-up of comedians in one of our special DOUBLE HEADLINER shows, expect bellies full of laughter, aching faces and a much needed evening out of excellent UK acts from the TV and National Circuit.

We've put together a line-up of acts that is legendary, some of the countries hottest comedy acts take to the stage at the stunning venue of Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens. With a full bar and the best woodfired pizzas your ever taste, its got all the makings of the perfect night of live comedy on your doorstep.

As the South East's leading comedy club brand, now in our 13th year, you can rest assured your in safe hands. Twice nominated for comedy club of the South by Dave TV & Absolute Radio two years running and holders of the biggest monthly comedy clubs shows in the South East pre-covid times, it's super exciting to be getting back to live comedy shows and to be doing it all at an exciting and new stunning venue of Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens



Adele is the reigning/pundisputed UK Pun Champion (2020), the first woman to win the title and she is the only person to be named amongst Dave's Funniest Jokes of the Fringe four years running (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019). An accomplished joke writer Adele has also featured in best jokes lists in The Telegraph, The Evening Standard, The Irish Times, The i Newspaper and The Metro as well as being nominated for Leicestershire's Favourite Joke in 2019.

Adele has performed stand up shows at the Edinburgh fringe festival for the last 4 years. Her most recent show Undershare (2019) was at iconic fringe venue the Tron and sold out throughout it's run, this followed her sellout, debut hour Sheep (2018).

Adele has provided tour support for Milton Jones and twice been named one of Funny Women's One's to Watch. She has gigged internationally in Australia, at the Adelaide Fringe 2020, and in the USA at clubs in Chicago and New York, including The Laugh Factory, Zainies, The New York Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club and The Second City.

'Absolutely charming... a skilled performer, with a real presence and confidence' (The Scotsman)

'No doubt she's a nifty writer' (Chortle)

'Adele has a talent for writing in a pure joke form' (Funny Women)

Tour Support for Russell Howard & Paul Chowdhry

Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year 2018 – FINALIST

Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2018 – FINALIST

Get-Up, Stand-Up New Act Competition 2018 – FINALIST

Toussaint Douglass is one of comedy's most exciting and talked about new names and is already making serious waves across the industry. His innovative brand of stand up mixes the personal with the political, whilst adding a uniquely absurdist slant to brilliant comic effect.

In 2018 he burst onto the circuit gigging at top venues such as The Comedy Store, Top Secret Comedy Club, Banana Cabaret, Backyard Comedy Club, The Glee Clubs, Frog & Bucket, Komedia Brighton & Up The Creek and achieved rave reviews for his outstanding performances at several major UK comedy competitions.

Toussaint made his TV debut on BBC Presents: Stand Up For Live Comedy (BBC Three) and has supported massive comedy names including Russell Howard and Paul Chowdhry. Toussaint is currently writing on The Russell Howard Hour for Sky One and contributing to multiple BBC scripted projects. Seriously talented, joyfully absurd and charmingly awkward with deceptively subversive writing, there is never a dull moment when Toussaint Douglass takes to the stage

Up the Creek's One to Watch 2019 – RUNNER UP

Frog & Bucket's Beat The Frog World Series 2019 – PANEL PRIZE WINNER

2Northdown New Act Competition 2019 – FINALIST

Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year 2018 – FINALIST

Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2018 – FINALIST

Get-Up, Stand-Up New Act Competition 2018 – FINALIST

Multi award winning Comedian

As seen on Black, British and Funny (Channel 4)

9 X Winner of best black male comedian

7 Sell out tours

Slim is one of the UK's biggest stand up stars and the undisputed king of the Black British comedy circuit. Physical, ebullient and unashamedly for the people, his multi award winning 20 year career has seen him perform to thousands all over the world.

He's sold out several smash hit tours, including the Hackney Empire numerous times over. Slim has also supported several high profile US acts including Kevin Hart, who publicly singled him out on his last O2 arena tour, promising to produce Slim's next stand up special.

His popular and all embracing brand of humour is generous, smart and bursting with infectious energy. He's toured the world extensively including the whole of Europe, Barbados, Jamaica, Qatar, the Falklands Islands, Dubai and even performed at the N.A.T.O Headquarters in Belgium.

Slim was also the first Black British act invited to perform at the Hollywood Comedy Store. In 2020, Slim was one of the stars of Black, British and Funny (Channel 4), a groundbreaking documentary showcasing legends of the Black British comedy circuit. Other TV credits include Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), The Steph Show (Channel 4).

As seen on The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), and one of the stars of Channel 4's Black, British and Funny, multi-award winning artist Slim is the undisputed king of the Black British comedy circuit. "One of this country's best comedians" (Huffington Post), Slim has sold out several smash hit tours, including the Hackney Empire numerous times over, and has supported high profile US acts including Kevin Hart, who promised to personally produce Slim's next special.




'Perfect' ***** Three Weeks

'A hugely talented performer' Scotsgay

As seen on Impractical Jokers,

French & Saunders (BBC1) & The Standup Show (BBC1)

Comedian, actor and writer Barry Castagnola has firmly established himself as an accomplished comic performer. He has been performing stand-up in the UK and internationally for over 15 years since blagging his way onto the stage at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. His easy-going (yet very physical) style, mixing personal anecdotes with some sharp topical and political comment, enthuses audiences at most of the major comedy clubs in the UK. As well as being a popular compere, Barry regularly headlines gigs around the country. He has performed in New York, Ireland, The Melbourne Comedy Festival, Glastonbury and The Reading Festival. TV stand up includes The Stand Up Show (BBC1) and Net.Comedy (Carlton)

Barry stormed the 2004 EDINBURGH FESTIVAL with his debut solo show, inspired by clearing out his childhood bedroom. The Importance of Not Being Too Earnest gained great critical acclaim.

Barry is also one third of + CYDERDELIC with + MARC WOOTTON and + LIAM WOODMAN. After Cyderdelic won BBC2's inaugural Green Light Award, they filmed a half hour special, The Revolution Will Be Televised, which was broadcast in January 2002. The BBC then filmed a six-part documentary (narrated by John Peel) following them over the summer of 2003, which included performances at Glastonbury and The Berlin Love Parade and various protests all over Europe. This was broadcast in February and March of this year to great critical acclaim. Edinburgh or Bust (C4) so much that they followed them around for most of the festival. They also performed regularly on The 11 O'Clock Show (C4).

'Perfect' ***** Three Weeks

'A genial performer, he has a gift for self mockery and his youthful indescretions chime easily with an audience' The Scotsman 'So confident in the delivery of his've got to admire his no-frills approach' The Stage

'A hugely talented performer' Scotsgay

'A natural anecdote teller... his enjoyable show marks him out as one to watch.' The List

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