A huge night of comedy in Southampton starring legendary British comedians

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Headlining Stephen Bailey, Andrea Hubert, Michael Hackett & Alex Kealy are promising a super-charged night of hilarious stand-up comedy in Southampton

Stephen Bailey is headlining what is promising to be a top summer stand-up comedy night in Southampton with guests Andrea Hubert, Michael Hackett & Alex Kealy. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better than the leading comedians The Attic Comedy Club produced for June throughout the New Forest Comedy Festival, just take a look at the lineup for the 14th of July at The Attic – no1 for comedy in Southampton:

Stephen Bailey

Comedy in Southampton with Stephen BaileyStephen Bailey, a proud northern, working-class, gay man is a notable comedian, presenter, actor and writer. He has been nominated for several awards because of his gossipy brand of humour. Stephen Bailey is one of the most sought-after talents for comedy and entertainment in the UK.

Stephen Bailey’s extensive list of credits includes:

  • Unbreakable (BBC One),
  • co-host on Date or Drop (BBC One) alongside Amanda Holden,
  • Live at the Apollo (BBC Two),
  • Would I Lie To You & Richard Osman’s House of Games (BBC One),
  • Between The Covers & Strictly,
  • It Takes Two (BBC Two),
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC One),
  • Live from Barry Island (BBC Wales),
  • The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2),
  • Roast Battle (Comedy Central),
  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC One),
  • The Apprentice,
  • You’re Fired & Sara Cox’s Between The Covers (BBC Two),
  • Love Island: Aftersun (ITV2),
  • Tipping Point,
  • Lucky Stars (ITV),
  • CelebAbility on ITV2.

Stephen Bailey recently finished recording BBC’s new stand-up show Live From Barry Island and his debut BBC Radio 4 stand-up special “Stephen Bailey: One of Many”.


In 2019, Comedy Central commissioned him to produce a 30-minute comedy special which aired on their channel. During the lockdown, Stephen wrote and starred in a mini-series for Comedy Central called Comedians in Quarantine: House Olympics.

He also created a true-crime podcast with his lawyer boyfriend titled Order in the Bedroom that is available on iTunes.

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As well as being a popular name in the U.K. comedy circuit, Stephen has opened for major comedians such as Katherine Ryan, Jenny Eclair, Jason Manford, John Bishop and Sarah Millican.

Stephen’s sharp humour, mocking jests, and magnetic charisma have an immediate allure. He has established himself as a host of Celebs on the Farm (Channel 5), Celebs on the Ranch (MTV) and Takeshi’s Castle (Comedy Central). Additionally, he was a regular contributor to Zoe Ball’s Saturday/Sunday show (ITV) and the permanent guest of Big Brother’s Bit on the Side (Channel 5).

Moreover, Stephen is also the narrator for ITV Be’s Ferne McCann: First Time Mum as well as Channel 4’s new romance program Five Dates A Week.

He has been featured as a guest host in Sunday Takeover (Virgin Radio), The Jason Manford Show (Absolute Radio), Drivetime with Eamonn Holmes (TalkRadio), The Breakfast Show (Gaydio) and The Sunday Sessions with Laura Whitmore (BBC 5Live).

Comedy in Southampton with Andrea Hubert

Southampton comedy with Andrea HubertAndrea Hubert launched her comedy career in late 2009 and soon after achieving the second spot in a national competition, she appeared alongside some of the UK’s most renowned comedians at highly-regarded comedy clubs across the UK. In 2012, she was selected as “One to Watch” by London is Funny, for whom she created a comedy poetry blog later that year. The same year, she became a finalist of the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum at the New York Television Festival 2012. Additionally, she was commissioned to author a BBC pilot.

In 2013, Andrea and her writing partner Ryan Cull were declared winners of the esteemed BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum challenge out of more than 500 candidates. The two are currently collaborating on a new sitcom as part of a collaboration with Objective Productions (the production company behind Peep Show and Fresh Meat). Moreover, Andrea is creating a book featuring short plays and regularly contributes interviews and content for The Guardian.

In 2015, Andrea participated in a parody music video of Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood, making light of the concept of taxes on female toiletries. Click here to view the full clip. Two years later, Andrea presented her first show ‘Week’ at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Then, in 2022 she made an appearance in Channel 4’s online series Jokes Only A… Can Tell which is set to release later this year.

“It’s clear to see why she has done so well in such a short space of time. Her honest and hilariously self-deprecating tales touch on subjects everyone can relate to, and the audience appreciation is evident in the warm applause at the end of her set.” Mumble Comedy

“A gifted storyteller, Hubert was the highlight of the show.” Fringe Guru

“Andrea Hubert’s eccentric and dark humour has the audience in hysterics. The charisma and confidence of a natural performer.” Broadway Baby

“A keen writing skill [and] archly cynical attitude. Her slick, fluid set is rich with inventive, sarcastic gags hung around an intriguing personality.” Chortle

“Smart, engaging and charismatic, Hubert is a hit.” London Is Funny

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Michael Hackett

Michael Hackett, originally from Manchester, is a world-touring comedian who is newly a dad. He has provided support for Joel Dommett and Milton Jones at Victorious Festival 2022 in Portsmouth, where there were 80,000 visitors.

His performances at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival, known as a comedy mecca, have been sellouts.

Southampton comedy night with Michael HackettAdditionally, he hosted the famous Munich Oktoberfest of 2,500 people and released his bestseller book titled “Gobsmacked!”. Before beginning his career as a comedian, the 6’7″ tall Michael was enrolled in French clown school and was part of the circus. His style of comedy is funny and honest with no holds barred.

What kind of wild stories will Michael Hackett have audiences roaring with laughter over during his standup comedy show in Southampton?

This can’t-miss event is filled with tales of his experience as a dentist, outwitting an entire system, and even getting arrested by armed police! Fasten your seatbelts for a night of side-splitting fun!

Alex Kealy

Alex Kealy arrives for stand-up comedy night in SouthamptonAlex Kealy is a stand-up comedian who achieved success in his debut year of performing after making it to the grand finale of the famous So You Think You’re Funny competition. This resulted in him being labelled as a “rising star of the British stand-up scene” (The List).

His latest, 2022’s Winner Takes All, was performed to full audiences and earned him great reviews from The Daily Telegraph deeming him “sharply witty, almost sexily cerebral” and The List commended his “breakneck pace with surprising turns in eloquent comic’s wonderful new hour”.

Alex Kealy is renowned for his comedic talent, having been featured on Radio 4’s The Now Show and written scripts for programs such as Mock The Week, The News Quiz and Have I Got News For You.

Additionally, he has opened for renowned comedians like Ivo Graham, Tom Rosenthal and Shaparak Khorsandi on their respective national tours.

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“A storming show from the whimsical funnyman” –The Sunday Times 

The Guardian’s Top 10 Jokes of The Edinburgh Fringe 2019 

The Daily Telegraph’s Top 10 Jokes of The Edinburgh Fringe 2019 

“Excellent…dynamite Interstellar routine which I wish I had written!” -  Mark Kermode 

“5 comedians to see if you like James Acaster” - Edinburgh Evening News 

“Sharply witty, almost sexily cerebral…Kealy is going places” ★★★★ - The Telegraph 

Breakneck pace with surprising turns in eloquent comic’s wonderful new hour” ★★★★ - The List 

“Clever comedy…internal damage from laughing so much” – ★★★★Shortcom 

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