Comedy Cottage

Dear Comedy Cottagers

Friday 31st May marks not only the last day of the month but also our last indoor Comedy Cottage show for this season at the Harlequin Theatre pop-up at the Belfry Shopping center.  Keep your eyes peeled for an outdoor date in June, due to be announced soon!


We finish the indoor show season with a smorgasbord International line-up! Headlining for us is a huge talent all the way from New Zealand. . .


Hamilton born Kiwi Matt Stellingwerf is a star on the international comedy scene. Matt has won four NZ Comedy Guild Awards, been nominated for several others, and was nominated as Best Newcomer at the 2014 NZ International Comedy Festival.

Matt was a 2015 & 2016 nominee for the prestigious Billy T Award. A renowned MC and compere, Matt is a 3-time nominee for Best MC in New Zealand.

He has toured extensively, performing throughout NZ, Australia, the USA & the United Kingdom.

On television you may have seen him on Maori TV’s Crack Up, Rhys Darby’s Short Poppies, TV3’s AotearoHA: Rising Stars and getting shot with a crossbow in a strip club on TV ONE’s Coverband.

‘Raises the comedy bar…and erudite satire superstar’  (Theatreview)

‘Stellingwerf’s comedy is intelligent, clever and thoroughly researched…all the while being really likeable’  (Libel)

‘an intellectual ‘Fonze’..(Keeping Up With NZ)

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Comedian/Actor, Winner of EMMA Award for Best Asian Comedian
Seen in Madonna’s film ‘Filth and Wisdom’ BBC’s Pulling, Holby City & Much more.

Inder is a much respected stalwart of the comedy circuit. He has performed his stand-up comedy, all over the UK and abroad.

“Elaborate and engaging….perceptively witty” (ThreeWeeks)

“A thorough delight from start to finish” (Time Out)

BARBARA FERNANDEZ (barbaravoices)
American Barbara Fernandez: Ex-pro rock singer (2 records), Barbara has performed at Brighton Fringe (for Steve Lee aka Mad Ron), Edinburgh Fringe (for Steve Day) and in various London clubs.
‘ A triple threat: great comic, great MC, and man, can she belt out a tune!” (G&B Comedy)
‘Original and hilarious. What’s not to like?’ (Big Nose Comedy)


Winner Chichester NATY competition
Winner: The Blackout – Up the Creek
Charlie Joyce is a London based stand-up comedian who performs to audiences all around the UK. He specialises in dry -punchline heavy- stories with a lot of wordplay and self-deprecation.


MR LORRAINE (MistaLorraine)

Comedy Bloomers LGBTQ+ New Comedian of the Year Semi Finalist (2019)

Lorraine Chademunhu is a comedian born in Zimbabwe who burst into the comedy scene in March 2017. Mr Lorraine is a female comedian with an unusually deep voice she  invites her audience to see the funny side of being a biological woman with a deep voice in today’s climate.

She has performed at the sold out ‘Out  Of Order’  TEDx Kingston Upon Thames 2018 and has wowed audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018 and 2019.


‘Lorraine had audience members eating out of the palm of her hand’ (Tedx 2018)


Mc SAJEELA KERSHI (@SajeelaKershi)
Winner of AWA Arts & Culture Award (2015)
Winner Argus Angels Award for Artistic Excellence (2015)
Star of Edinburgh Award Winning show (2007)
Multi-award winning comedian/writer/broadcaster
As Seen & heard on various BBC Radio, BBC TV, C4, ITV, Comedy Central, Talk TV, GBNews & much More.

‘Smart Funny With a mischievous glint’ (Times)

‘Magnetic loveable and extremely witty’ (The Spectator)
‘Hugely talented, extremely funny, divine diva (Time Out)


House Tunes JAMIE AMOS

Tickets still only £13

This month we will be collecting for Orpheus The Orpheus Centre Trust


Friday 31st May - 8pm