A pure and unadulterated festival of comedy, featuring great names in local, national and international comedy.

Many of the acts will be previewing their material that they will be showcasing at the Edinburgh Festival in August. Its your chance to see something amazing on your own doorstep, at a fraction of the cost !

There's even something for the children with two amazing children specific shows from Big Howard, Little Howard and Lee Kyle.

The festival will also be serving up some of the finest real ales, lagers, spirits and wines accompanied by cracking fresh food.

It really promises to be a entertainment spectacular and culinary delight. 


The Acts

Laughter Yoga

As part of the Festival of Laughs, we are also running some FREE, yes FREE, introduction sessions in Laughter Yoga.

Based on the principle that 'laughing is good for you', Laughter Yoga is a unique exercise system. It uses laughter and yogic breathing (pranayama) and it provides a range of health benefits. Wherever you go in the world, laughter sounds remarkably similar and this makes it truly inclusive. There are no cultural or linguistic barriers to sharing laughter so do come and join us...give it a go...discover for yourself that 'laughter is the best medicine'.

We expect these places will be snapped up fast and are limited, so reserve yours today at www.ticketsource.co.uk/one77 


Ticket prices are as follows:

£5 for the Children's Comedy

£10 for an evening ticket or

£25 for an unlimited weekend pass 

Tickets are now on sale from our ticket partner - Ticket Source


There are a plethora of hotels and guest houses near by and we are happy to recommend the following:

The York Hotel (10 secs walk from One77) - 01429 867373

Melbourne Hotel (2 min walk from One77) - 01429 277776

The Grand Hotel (around 5 mins walk from One77) - 01429 266345

Premier Inn Hartlepool Marina (around 10 mins walk from One77) - www.premierinn.co.uk

The Venue

The Festival is being hosted in One77, right in the heart of Hartlepool.  The full address is One77, 177 York Road, Hartlepool, TS26 9EQ and the venue can be contacted on 01429 862177.

If you are travelling from 'out of town', the A698 is in close proximity and is the main road for those travelling from the South.  There is ample car parking within only a few minutes walk, most of it is at no charge during the evening performances. 

Our Partners


Friday 7/7

6.00pm – 7.00pm

Chris Betts v The Audience


7.20pm – 8.20pm

Jessica Fostekew


8.40pm – 9.40pm

Joey Page


10.00pm – 11.00pm

Howard Read

Saturday 8/7

12.00noon to 1.00pm

Kids Comedy Show – Howard Read


2.00pm to 2.30pm

Laughter Yoga 1


3.00pm to 3.30pm

Laughter Yoga 2


5.30pm to 6.30pm

Seymour Mace


6.50pm to 7.50pm

Freddy Quinne


8.10pm to 9.10pm

Brennan Reece


9.30pm to 10.30pm

Bobby Mair


10.30pm to Midnight

Live Music

Sunday 9/7

2.00pm to 2.30pm

Laughter Yoga 3


3.00pm to 3.30pm

Laughter Yoga 4


4.00pm to 5.00pm

Kids Comedy Show – Lee Kyle


5.30pm to 6.30pm 

Sully O’Sullivan & Rick Molland


6.50pm to 7.50pm 

Gein’s Family Giftshop


8.10pm to 9.10pm

Kiri Pritchard-McLean


9.30pm to 10.30pm

Patrick Monahan


The festival is being organised by Families First (North East), a charity which supports children with disabilities and additional needs in our region. All proceeds from this event will go towards continuing this excellent service.

So, not only will you have a great weekend, you will also be doing something special !!

Panel Example

This is an example of the panel position.