This year’s Ha Ha Hamilton Comedy Festival kicks off with the Comedy Gala in aid of STV’s Children’s Appeal 2016 at the Hamilton Townhouse on Saturday, September 17th. Featuring host Des Clarke the event’s star-studded line up includes the return of Burnistoun, alongside Rob Deering, Dave Fulton, Jo Caulfield, Gary Little, Des McLean and many more... Click below to buy your tickets... before they sell out!
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This is the BIG ONE, the MUST SEE comedy event of the year to kick off the 2016 festival. A host of top comedy stars join forces to raise a laugh and money for the 2016 STV Children’s Appeal. Host Des Clarke will introduce the boys from Burnistoun, Jo Caulfield, Rob Deering, Dave Fulton, Gary Little, Des McLean and many more.
An extra portion of the comedy gala! Join compere Billy Kirkwood as he introduces A madcap two hours of fun, frolics and dancing at the Town House, featuring special guests.
Join the hilarious Graham Mackie as he introduces 90 minutes of Sunday afternoon comedy. Featuring surprise special guests.
Venue: Hemingway's, Keith Street.
Watch the 1989 ‘cult classic’ The Punisher with top comics Billy Kirkwood and Joe Heenan providing hysterical live commentary over the film for the audience. Based on the Marvel comic of the same name, The Punisher was widely panned by critics. Join us for possibly its first screening since its release in 1989, with a whole new dimension being riffed live by comics. Unique, hilarious, interactive: Watch Bad movies with Good Comedians is one of the funniest trips to the ‘cinema’ you’ll ever make.
Venue: Settler's, Castle Street,
Raymond Mearns is one of the best and most consistent performers on the UK and international comedy circuit. Awesome storytelling combined with great routines and blinding improvisation go toward delivering one of the best hours you are ever likely to see. And here he is in Hamilton, sharing the love, sticking it to the man and all the while, living in the moment.
The ‘big man’ of Scottish comedy, Patrick is one of the most in demand comperes and stand ups on the circuit. His easy going personality and sharp observations have seen him perform across the globe at some of the greatest venues in the world including Carnege Hall on Broadway
Venue: Junkyard, Chapel Street
After receiving five star reviews at the Edinburgh Festival, columnist, television presenter, actress and singer Michelle McManus brings her one woman show to Hamilton. An upfront and humorous take on her life since winning 'Pop Idol’ just over a decade ago, with famous show tunes from the West End and Broadway. From 'Chicago' to 'Cabaret', 'Les Miserables' to 'Chess' this fabulous evening of entertainment is set to have everyone singing along and laughing with Michelle as she recounts some of the ups and downs of her life as a TV reality show winner and exactly how she feels about Simon Cowell and Gillian McKeith.
Venue: Town House
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Now in its fourth year, HA HA HAMILTON has worked with some of the best comedy acts in the business. Following a sampler festival in 2013, we grew to a 10 day extravaganza in 2014. Now in 2016 we continue to offer something to suite everyone's taste at venues across Hamilton. Below are just some of the acts who have graced various HaHa Hamilton stages over the past three years...