Banfest's Opening Night of Comedy

Friday 3rd Sept

Welcome to our Fabulous evening of Comedy...

kicking off Banfest's 3 Day Festival.


Admission is by ticket only from 5.30pm (when the bars and food stalls open) with the show commencing around 8pm.  

There will be drinks breaks throughout the evening to revisit the bars and replenish your refreshments.

The Comedy will finish approximately at 10pm -10.15pm with the Bar closing 10.45pm

This is an adult only event due to the content of the comedic material, so no under 18's will be allowed within the marquee.  


Be sure to book early this year as we anticipate a sell out show.

Phil Dinsdale brings his Gagging for Laughs set to the Banfest Stage.

A regular event at Banstead Cricket Club, Phil is the best of Compere's to get the evening going. Local to Banstead he is known for his local gags and will be hosting the evening between each Comedy act.


Comedy Starts
at 8pm!

Pierre Hollins

First on the stage will be Pierre Hollins.

Pierre has been a comedy circuit favourite for many years, headlining clubs throughout the UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

His first novel THE KARMA FARMERS was published last year.

Pierre has written for radio and television. His cartoon strip GURU featured in the Fortean Times for many years.

Ria Lina

Ria Lina will entertain us after the first interval.

Fearless, provocative and very funny, Ria Lina is a highly accomplished comedian, writer, actor and one of the hardest working performers in the business. A hugely admired act on the UK comedy circuit, she commands respect from the moment she walks onstage and delivers with natural ease, energy and fierceness. Ria is the only female Filipina comedian in British stand up and headlines at major clubs in the UK and internationally.

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Raymond & Mr. Timpkins

Our headlining act is the fabulously funny Raymond & Mr Timpkins.


Lightning fast choreography meets uber swift editing in a fantasmagorical collision of quality entertainment. An overload of velvet, sandals and multi-hued wool provides a startling accompaniment, the whole effect being that of a slim man and a fat man putting their bums in your face.