Haslemere’s newest pub / restaurant. Following a £3m renovation, the renamed Station House opened its doors on the 22nd November 2016 and has quickly established itself as a place to be seen. It is an impressive Victorian building and former railway pub, which is ideally situated in the centre of the town, immediately opposite the Railway Station. Offering fabulous food and drink in a stylish brasserie and bar, a tranquil overnight stay in one of their 16 new luxurious bedrooms or a place to relax on the striking glass open air terrace, it literally has something for everyone.
Station House is offering £5 off a meal for two.
Adam Riley & Currer Ball – 2.00pm
‘Geese’ Adam Riley and Currer Ball are two men on a mission. To fail.
Adam’s a deadpan redhead who’s come to Haslemere to settle the big questions of our time: why he pushed his nephew over at a family barbecue. Why he’s definitely not a psychopath. And why there could never be a ginger James Bond.
Currer’s a Glaswegian sprite who brings a whole new meaning to physical comedy. Taut punchlines about mountain climbing in Holland, watching his weight expand, and his close personal friend Kevin Spacey are the shiny foil for his roving crowd work.
Low on status but high on gags, Geese is a stand-up show from two of London’s best new acts, who regularly perform at the Comedy Store, Up the Creek and Piccadilly Comedy Club.
Adam and Currer. Two geese. Ready for the oven.
Zahra Barri – 3.00pm
‘Talk Like An Egyptian’ Zahra’s a bit like the country of Turkey, in that she’s a mix of Eastern and Western culture, and also she is a bird. A fun look into Eastern and Kanye Western Culture. As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC Radio 2 and Talk Radio. “Terrific” (Venue Magazine). ‘Zahra Barri who is Irish/Egyptian: a combination which makes stand-up comedy an almost unavoidable career choice” Venue Magazine ‘Zahra Barri, a cool Rita Rudner…’ Alan Nixon Channel 5 Head Of Comedy and Entertainment and Director of Absolutely Productions
Tony Cowards – 4.00pm
‘Daft Pun’ If you’re a fan of puns and are up all night for good fun, prepare to get lucky as Tony Cowards, ‘The Punosaurus’ (List), ‘A beaut of a one-liner merchant’ (Londonisfunny.com) brings his hit Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe show, ‘Daft Pun’ to Haslemere Comedy Festival. If laughter is the best medicine, then Tony is a veritable pharmacy of comedy. “You’ll definitely enjoy this” BroadwayBaby. “A brilliant joke teller…genius” FiveAA, Adelaide. “The best joke-writer around” GQ Magazine. “Laugh-out-loud funny…charming and relatable” – The Advertiser, Adelaide
Jay Islaam – 5.00pm
‘Islamophobic Muslim’ Multi-award-winning comedian Jay Islaam has a reputation for tackling subjects other performers wouldn’t dare discuss, and given the current political climate it was inevitable he’d turn his attention to the unique status of Islam in our modern, politically correct, landscape. “… a very funny comedian.” – BBC London. “… the man is a comedy genius.” – World of Comedy. “… one of the bad boys of British comedy… bold, sharp-tongued social commentary.” – Edge Magazine. “… One of the top five comedians in the Midlands” – What’s On
George Zach – 6.00pm
‘Ugly Babies Make Me Laugh’ Have you had some thoughts which you were embarrassed about? Like the time you saw an ugly baby and the voice in your head thought “Christ, what a minger of an infant…” but instead smiled and pretended this isn’t the real you? Did you then dismiss that thought? George wrote his down. As seen on BBC One. The show debuted at Melbourne Comedy Festival and will be going to the Edinburgh Fringe.