HowTheLightGetsIn London release comedy line-up

 HowTheLightGetsIn London release comedy line-up

HowTheLightGetsIn, the world’s largest music and philosophy festival, have just announced their Comedy Line-Up.

Following a spectacular festival in Hay-On-Wye back in May, HowTheLightGetsIn is coming to London next month.

Taking place 22 – 23 September in the spectacular gardens of Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath, HowTheLightGetsIn will feature more than 150 events, including debates and talks, music, comedy, cabaret, performance, workshops, documentaries, academy courses and more. 

Six standout comedians promise boundary-crossing comedy performances, with rising stars alongside established favourites, straight off the Edinburgh circuit.

Festival director Hilary Lawson told press: With an indecently funny comedy line-up, straight from the Edinburgh Fringe, we’re incredibly excited that this year’s festival promises comedy headliners rubbing shoulders with some of the best up-and-coming talent on the UK circuit.”

Ahir Shah

Leading the bill is celebrated British comedian Ahir Shah.

A festival favourite, Ahir returns to HowTheLightGetsIn following his second consecutive nomination for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

Succeeding his critically acclaimed tour of Control, his latest show Duffer about visiting his deported Indian grandmother in the wake of the Windrush scandal has been described as “a super-powered hour of standup […] an outstanding show” (Chortle).

Sarah Keyworth

Also featured is Nottingham-born rising comedy star Sarah Keyworth, who brings her inaugural tour Dark Horse for a very special HowTheLightGetsIn debut.

With her mix of honest anecdotal storytelling about her Midlands upbringing, alongside hilarious observational quips, it’s no surprise that Sarah has been nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

See her while you can!

Olga Koch

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A fellow 2018 Edinburgh Best Newcomer nominee is Olga Koch, whose “hugely charismatic” observational witticisms are sure to draw the festival crowds at HowTheLightGetsIn (Broadway Baby).

Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Olga reveals the story of the most surreal year of her family’s life with her debut tour Fight (“one of the talking points of the Fringe” – Evening Standard).

Alfie Brown

And the political comedy continues with the billing of Alfie Brown. 

Alfie has been dubbed”quite simply the future of British stand-up” (List) and, with a string of ambitious shows to his name, continues to live up to it.

His unique combination of wild improvisational tangents and political quick wit is sure to be a hit at HowTheLightGetsIn, as he performs his latest show Lunatic.

Alex Kealy

And the line-up would not be complete without critically acclaimed comedian Alex Kealy, whose curation of the HowTheLightGetsIn comedy-line up each year is always outdone by his own hilariously funny performances.

This year, Alex bring is “unique brand of political comedy” (Theatre Weekly) with his latest show A Kealy’s Heel for laughs that are (almost) guaranteed to drown out the party next door.


HowTheLightGetsIn London has now sold all but their final tier of tickets. Current prices are £108 for a weekend ticket, £74 for Saturday or just £48 for the Sunday.

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