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  • 30th October 2019

Best Of Ull

Hull is funny!  Prepare for laughter as a selection of Hull’s best comedy talent return to The Bonus Arena for this “Hullarious” showcase to kick off the Hull Comedy Festival 2019.

Come to the Bonus Arena and feel it rumble with laughter, as you see some of Hull's elite multi-award winning comedians, it's time to see what everyone is laughing about!

We have the ‘World’s only Bomb disposal Comedian’ Steve Rimmer hosting the show with performances from award winning Hull Acts, Featuring Giggle’s Live Improv Champion and television star Jed Salisbury, one of Hull's council estate loveable rouges and funny man, David Smith, The Psychic Hairdresser and Life-Coach to the Stars Kelli Taylor and finally Hull Comedy Royalty The Live Naked Idiots.

Already a featured event on the Arena's Icons Wall, this is a must see event.


We have the ‘World’s only Bomb disposal Comedian’ Steve Rimmer hosting the show, already established as one of the best hosts on the circuit, telling tales of army life and what it is actually like being a working Bomb Disposal Engineer. Steve hails from our very own ULL!! Join him as he talks about Hull’s quirky language and the great parts of the city putting his comedic spin on things!

“Steve is a chatty affable character who doesn’t mind venturing into the, ”did he just say that” territory” Ian Midgley

“Quick whited charmingly cheeky and very interesting guest to have, he REALLY is a Bomb Disposal Engineer” – Tim Shaw – The Wrong Show And Channel 4’s Balls Of Steel


Jed Salisbury performed for the first time at the 2009 Hull Comedy Festival and he has gone from strength to strength. Quickly establishing himself as one of the best things coming out of Hull since chip spice and with recent television appearances on the BBC, Jed is one to look out for in the future. A high-energy comedian with a warming charm and an innate sense of funny. Jed’s act takes the audience on an adventure of hilarity, He combines big belly-laugh jokes with award winning Improv to create a truly unique act.

Giggles Live Improv Champion - Winner

Funny Scunny, Scunthorpe comedian of the year - Winner


David Smith is making waves on the comedy circuit with his jokes about the rules of growing up in Hull and being one of Hulls council estate loveable rouges. Audiences are left with a friend for life after hearing his deep depths of self deprecation , let him take you to the murky truth about sharing bath water with family , or the working class joys of eating chips 7 times a week, and how married life has given him a stiff ........ neck !


Kelli! Taylor is Hull's most sought after stylist, She once did Roland Gift's mum's hair! She's The Psychic Hairdresser and Life-Coach to the Stars and brings her salon and gossip to The Bonus Arena. Kelli! Taylor is Hull’s finest stylist with the soon to be opening salon which she boasts to be “So gorgeous, you’ll sh*t yourself”. You are promised a full salon experience, including gossip about Carol’s hysterectomy but you didn’t hear it here yeah?

"Funny, original, and quite possibly mental" - Gary Delaney

"Who?" - Nicky Clarke

"If you’re looking for a great comedian, check out Kelli!. She knows loads” - Bennett Aron

"Stop telling people you know me" - Derren Brown


The Live Naked Idiots. LNI are a four man sketch group form Hull, join them as they bring over a decade of comedy brilliance to one stage. Expect songs, sketches, one-liners, all bound together with filth, lots and lots of infantile filth.

“Genius” Burnsy, BBC Radio Humberside

“Very funny” Norman Lovett, Red Dwarf




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  • Event Info
  • 30th October 2019
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  • Tickets on sale 10am on Friday, 19 July