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Oxfordshire Mind Comedy Gala 2024

Join us at the Oxford Playhouse for Oxford’s biggest comedy event of the year – The Oxfordshire Mind Comedy Gala!

So far Chelsea Birkby and Alex Farrow have joined the line-up (bio’s below). Full line-up to be announced!

Date: 13th January 2024
Time: Matinee: 2.30 – 5pm | Evening: 7.30 – 10pm
Location: The Oxford Playhouse, OX1 2LW
Tickets: £28

Presented by Jericho Comedy and raising money for the vital support Oxfordshire Mind offers those with mental health problems, don’t miss this hilarious event of belly laughing comedy!

Acts include:

Chelsea Birkby
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Chelsea Birkby

Chelsea Birkby regularly performs her smart, silly and open-hearted stand-up at the UK’s top comedy clubs.

She can be seen on BBC, has written for BBC’s Mock The Week and was listed in the funniest jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe (The Times and The Telegraph).

“There’s a sharp mind behind the sweet exterior. As her writing credits on Mock the Week suggest, she knows how to craft a well-made one-liner… Birkby wins the audience’s affection so thoroughly.”  The Telegraph

Alex Farrow
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Alex Farrow

Mr Saturday night himself, Alex Farrow is the resident host of Jericho Comedy’s weekly Saturday night shows.

His quick wit, smooth charm and controlled MCing have helped Jericho Comedy gain a reputation as one of the best comedy clubs in the UK (Chortle Award Best Comedy Night in the region – 2019 & 2020).

As heard on BBC Radio 4’s Comedy Club Extra, and seen at sold out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019, 2021 and 2022.

“Practically perfect in every way” The Scotsman

All proceeds from the show go to supporting local mental health, and to date Jericho Comedy have raised over £136,000 for Oxfordshire Mind! So grab yourselves a ticket to raise even more to support this great cause.

Hosted by Jericho Comedy
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Hosted by Jericho Comedy

Jericho Comedy is Oxford’s independent comedy club, regularly hosting big names from TV and across the comedy circuit.

They pride themselves on being one of the more alternative nights in Oxford, with some of the UKs most exciting comics. Their Saturday night showcases have been recommended by the Sunday Times, they were awarded ‘Top 6 comedy clubs in the UK’ by the 2019 & 2020 Chortle Awards as well as ‘Top 5 UK comedy venues’ Culture Calling.

Since 2017, Jericho Comedy has been raising vital funds for Oxfordshire Mind through their comedy events. Their weekly sell-out comedy shows, and annual Comedy Gala has raised over £136,000 for the local mental health charity.

Since the first sell-out event, the Comedy Gala has been a roaring success and a staple in the Oxfordshire calendar. The Comedy Gala has previously hosted big names such as Nish Kumar, Rosie Jones, James Acaster, Rachel Parris, Ivo Graham, Ed Gamble, and Hal Cruttenden.

As well as stand-up shows they also do loads of other comedy shows in bookshops, museums and even on moving buses, from improv shows to murder mystery.

You can find more information on their future shows here.

Image by Chris Browne


The Oxford Playhouse, 11-12 Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2LW

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