The First Laugh

Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS

Tel: 01392 667080

Woman onstage holding a microphone


Event name: The First Laugh

Date: Feb 6 & 27, March 27, May 1, June 5, July 3 2023

Time: 19:30 start

Room: Workshop

Price: Pay What You Can Afford – increments are £12, £10, £8, £6, £4

Cap: 30 EP allocation, 20 sold through EventBrite

Running Time: 150 min (2.5 hr)

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The First Laugh is the South West's premium new material stand­up comedy night where professional comedians get to try out their new material on budding audiences!

Expect a night of familiar faces and new ones providing you with endless belly­laughs in an intimate venue as comedy should be. We’ve tapped into the stand­up scenes new material vein to showcase the freshest of comedic talents that’ll leave your ribs feeling tickled and your jaws aching with joy!

Some of the comedians we’ve had perform at The First Laugh include Mike Wozniak (Man Down, Taskmaster), Spencer Jones (Double Edinburgh comedy award and BAFTA nominee) and Stephen Carlin ('Ten Best Comedians In The World Ever' Stewart Lee, ‘The Sean Lock of his generation’ BBC Comedy Development). So come down, grab a drink and have a side­splitting night of laughter at The First Laugh, a ‘pay what you can afford’ evening of comedy!

As a ‘pay what you can afford’ comedy night, The First Laugh has an actual ticket price of £12 and tiered ticket options to ensure that the night is affordable for all to attend. However, as with any event there are costs, we need to meet and would like you to keep this in mind when deciding upon how much you can afford to pay for your ticket.

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Opening Times

The First Laugh (27 Mar 2023)
Monday19:30 - 22:00
The First Laugh (1 May 2023)
Monday19:30 - 22:00
The First Laugh (5 June 2023)
Monday19:30 - 22:00
The First Laugh (3 July 2023)
Monday19:30 - 22:00

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