Sussex Brewery teams up with comedians for craft beer, gin and comedy event
Brolly Brewing, in Wisborough Green, has teamed up with talent-scouting comedy brand, The Smirk Experience, to host an evening of stand-up comedy and local craft beer and gin in central Horsham in May.
The event is set to take place on Saturday May 7 at the picturesque St Mary’s Barn in The Causeway, Horsham.
Brolly Brewing, along with Sam Carrington of The Smirk Experience, will welcome three talented comedians to the stage for a night of hilarious comedy.
The event is a first for the award-winning brewery and, following the success of their pop-up music gig with musicians Thomas Holder and Eleanor Baker earlier this year, they are delighted to combine their craft with another from ‘The Arts’ at this local event based in Horsham.
Brook Saunders, director of the award-winning Sussex Brewery, says: “The performing arts have certainly suffered over the past two years during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We are thrilled to provide a platform for these three brilliant comedians to showcase their talent to a great local crowd.”
The comedy lineup will include James Dowdeswell, a beer fanatic who grew up in a pub and is the author of a book called “The Pub Manifesto: A Comedian Stands up for Pubs”; Charmain Hughes, who studied clowning with Philippe Gaulier and the Théâtre de Complicité and was named Best Comedy Show at the Buxton Fringe in 2016; and Phil Kay, a hilarious Scotsman who, according to The Times, “has been storytelling in his stand-up since before it was recognized as a subgenre of the current scene”.
Tickets for this Smirk x Brolly Comedy Night cost £10 per person.
Doors open at 7 p.m., with the first act at 8 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance from the Brolly Brewing website to avoid disappointment.