JP Comedy Night: Adam Hess + Athena Kugblenu + Abigoliah Schamaun

Sunday 24 November, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
John Peel Centre
Church Walk
Stowmarket IP14 1ET
£10 adv || £12 otd
Box Office
01449 774 678
JP Comedy Night: Adam Hess + Athena Kugblenu + Abigoliah Schamaun @ John Peel Centre

Join us for our regular comedy night at the John Peel Centre!

The evening will feature Adam Hess and Athena Kublenu, plus compère Abigoliah Schamaun.

Headliner: Adam Hess
Adam Hess is a prolific writer, known for his surreal one liners who has proved himself to be an accomplished narrative and sketch writer, too.

He has been nominated for Chortle Best Circuit Comedian and Chortle Best Newcomer and was a staff-writer on Russell Howard’s Good News. He has appeared on Tonight at the London Palladium, Live From The BBC, Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, The Chris Ramsey Show, Stand up Sketch Show,  Elevenish, Count Arthur Strong, Australia’s ‘Comedy Up Late’ and had his own segment in the Award Winning Dave Podcast. Adam is also one of the creators of underground cult hit The Bearpit Podcast Podcast.

‘For good quality gags per minute, there is no better comedian’ – ★★★★ The Independent

‘Relentlessly entertaining, full of beautiful imagery’ – ★★★★ Time Out

‘One of the most out and out hilarious shows on the fringe’ – ★★★★ 1/2 Chortle

‘I’ve seen few shows that are funnier’ – ★★★★ The Times

Opener: Athena Kublenu
Athena is a BBC New Comedy Awards finalist and 2017 nominee for the 99 Club Female Comedians’ Bursary. She writes for BBC Radio 4, regularly appears on BBC radio and in 2017 represented the UK at the Johannesburg International Comedy Festival. She has also taken two acclaimed hours to the Edinburgh Fringe, KMT (2017) and Follow the Leader (2018).

“A smart, impassioned comedian…an informed social observer and invested cultural commentator”– The Scotsman

“funny and original” – The Skinny

“a very likeable comic with a unique stage presence” – Shortcom

“Good material, sharp presentation…an important voice” – The Times


Compère: Abigoliah Schamaun

“An engaging, amusing storyteller” – The Scotsman
“Confident, assured and brilliantly funny with a knack for a turn of phrase that turns the simplest comment into a solid laugh” – Broadway Baby
“She could sit in silence and still receive a standing ovation” – The Wee Review

Brought to you by Little Wander, the team behind the World renowned Machynlleth Comedy Festival, and the Last Laugh Comedy Tent at Green Man Festival. Running monthly comedy clubs across the UK. the likes of James Acaster, Sara Pascoe, Joe Lycett, Tim Key, Bridget Christie and more have previously appeared, and now Little Wander will now be bringing the cream of the UK’s stand-up comedy scene to the John Peel Centre.

Tickets are £10 in advance, available from the Box Office on 01449 774678 (10am-2pm weekdays) or online through our ticket partner, WeGotTickets (10% booking fee applies). Also available on the door for £12.

Licensed bar.

Suitable for ages 18 years and older.

Please note that this is a seated event, with seating unallocated but all with a good view.

Adv = Advance; Otd = On the door. Advance tickets can be purchased through our ticket partner, (subject to a 10% booking fee), or direct from our Box Office (no booking fee). Advance booking closes at 6pm on the day of the event unless stated above. All events are standing unless stated above. If you have any specific requirements, we are more than happy to accommodate you, though it would help us if you could inform the box office prior to the event.