HOPE FEST COMEDY GALA in Association with Nodding Dog Comedy

A star studded line up of comedy comes to the Hope Fest with a magnificent comedy gala, presented in association with Nodding Dog Comedy.

With a packed bill featuring some of the UKs hottest comedy talents, those looking for some laughter after lockdown are in for a treat.

MC for the evening is Manchester comedian Vince Atta and somewhat of a phenomenon using a multi track looper, Vince produces on the spot Hip-Hop/Reggae/Techno/anything; hilariously fusing it with natural stand-up, storytelling and audience interaction.

Mike Newall hails from Stockport and has been a circuit favourite for many years now. Appearing at all of the biggest clubs in the country, you may recognise Mike from last years Britains Got Talent where the judges just couldn’t get enough of his swagger!

In the last few years Elf Lyons has gained a cult reputation as one of the most innovative performers on the UK comedy circuit. Since 2017 Elf has been nominated for Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality, Fringe World Perth’s Best Comedy Show and in 2018 Elf won Pick of the Fringe at the Adelaide Fringe, Australia.

Fern Brady is known for being totally unique and completely fearless. Her caustic wit, exceptional writing and electric stage craft has made Fern one of the UK’s hottest comedy stars. As seen on Live from the BBC, Live from the Comedy Store, The Russell Howard Hour, and Live at the Apollo.

Featured in Vogue as one of the Top 5 Female Comedians as well as the Telegraphs top 5 young comedians to watch, Fern’s career has gone stratospheric in the last 18 months. She’s had viral success with her BBC Life Lessons, stormed the Australian comedy scene and supported Frankie Boyle and Katherine Ryan on Tour.

Closing the show is a genuine legend of British comedy. Boothby Graffoe is a comedian, singer/songwriter and playwright. He has won numerous awards, including the 2002 Adelaide Fringe Award for Excellence, the Time Out Comedy Award and has been nominated for the Perrier. Regarded amongst his peers as one of the most talented performers of recent times. Regularly touring the UK playing to packed out theatres and venues Boothby Graffoe is a hugely talented musical comedian, this is one performance you don’t want to miss.

Boothby will be joined on stage by the multi award winning comedian David Eagle, who is on a meteoric rise through the circuit ranks!

Join us for this incredible lineup of comedy superstars!

Audiences please note for booking:

You will be asked to book in groups of 2, 4 or 6.

To book an individual ticket, please contact Box Office on 0161 257 9141 or boxoffice@hopemilltheatre.co.uk 

Production Information




One Night Only!


£14 standard / £16.5 premium (includes £1.50 booking fee)

Show Dates

Saturday 31st July

Running time: 2.5 hours

Interval: Yes x 2

Age restriction: 18+

Any Warnings: Adult Content

Book Tickets

  • Saturday 31st Jul 2021 8:00pm