Promising an evening of laughter and inspiration, Wembley Park Pride has announced the spectacular line-up for their upcoming event, “Wembley Park Pride Presents: The Queer Comedy Club.”
This free-to-attend comedy night will take place on Saturday, 24th June from 6pm to 9pm, at the new open-air stage, the Sound Shell, in Wembley Park.
The event will showcase a stellar line-up of established and up-and-coming comedians, ensuring an unforgettable night of entertainment. Among the headliners is James Barr, a renowned TV presenter, radio DJ, and podcaster. Barr is best known for his award-winning podcast, “A Gay and a Non-Gay,” which he hosts with Dan Hudson. Also taking the stage is Hannah Byczkowski, the winner of the BBC’s reality TV show, “The Traitors.”
The line-up also includes several rising stars in the comedy scene. Dee Allum, a finalist in the BBC New Comedian of The Year 2022 competition, will deliver an educational speech on transitioning. Joining her are Sapphire McIntosh, Henry Moss, Dian Cathal, and Sam Roulston, all known for their exceptional comedic talent and unique perspectives.
The event will feature additional performances by spoken word artists Cleo Henry and Em Hunter, as well as drag artist Solero Summers. Comedians Matthew Ali, Georgia Thorp, and Leigh Douglas will also grace the stage, ensuring a diverse range of acts that cater to all tastes and preferences.
The Queer Comedy Club founders, Kate Dale, Jeremy Topp, and David Ian, will introduce the acts. These veteran comedians, described as “outrageously funny” by Attitude magazine, are semi-finalists at the Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year 2022 competition. Their experience and wit will set the perfect tone for an evening of laughter and celebration.
The Queer Comedy Club initially opened its doors in North London in May, becoming the first permanent queer comedy club in the UK. The club aims to provide stand-up comedy from a queer perspective, creating a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community. Now, the club is joining forces with Wembley Park to bring queer comedy to new spaces, with the Sound Shell providing a vibrant backdrop against the impressive arch of the National Stadium.
Attendance for “Wembley Park Pride Presents: The Queer Comedy Club” is free, and tickets can be obtained through Wembley Park’s booking page. The event is recommended for attendees aged 16 and above, as the performances will contain spicy language and plenty of belly laughs. As an added treat, all audience members will be welcomed with complimentary free-flowing popcorn.
“We are proud to be welcoming The Queer Comedy Club to Wembley Park on 24th June. This event certainly promises to be one to remember, as part of our neighbourhood-wide 2023 Pride celebrations,” said Claudio Giambrone, Chair of the Pride Alliance LGBT+ Network at Wembley Park.
“Wembley Park is a richly diverse and inclusive community, so it is the perfect place to welcome such a talented collection of comedians and performers.”
The Queer Comedy Club night is just one of several Pride events happening in Wembley Park this year. On Friday, 30th June, BOXPARK Wembley will host the ‘EAT.DRINK.SLAY.’ Pride Pre-Party, featuring queer comedy, drag shows, lip sync battles, pop divas, and DJs spinning Pride anthems. This event by London Queer Cabaret will serve as a prelude to the London-wide Pride march taking place on 1st July.
As part of Wembley Park’s commitment to inclusivity and diversity, giant ceremonial banners displaying the Progress Pride flag will adorn Olympic Way throughout June. These banners serve as a warm welcome and a symbol of acceptance for all visitors arriving in Wembley during the bustling summer season.
For more information about Wembley Park Pride and its events, please visit wembleypark.com/pride or find them on Facebook and Instagram.