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Oxfordshire Mind Comedy Gala

14 January All day

Beaumont Street
Oxford,OX1 2LW
01865 305300
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Oxfordshire Mind Comedy Gala 2023
Oxfordshire Mind Comedy Gala 2023

About Oxfordshire Mind Comedy Gala

Oxfordshire Mind and Jericho Comedy are taking over Oxford Playhouse for their annual Comedy Gala! Check out the lineup below.

Raising money for the vital support Oxfordshire Mind offers those with mental health problems, don’t miss this hilarious event of belly-laughing comedy.

Rachel Parris
Rachel is a BAFTA Nominated comedian, musician, actor and improviser, best known for her viral segments on BBC2’s The Mash Report. She has appeared on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, QI, and Would I Lie To You.

“Beautifully crafted and performed…tears of laughter” —The Guardian

Abi Clarke
Abi is a stand-up comedian who took to the internet in 2020 and achieved remarkable success. Named one of the eleven comedy stars of the internet (The Independent), her viral sketches have been shared on Buzzfeed, LadBible, Good Morning Britain and BBC One.

“Hilarious and relatable” —The Independent

Chelsea Birkby
Chelsea talks frankly and funnily about the nature of mental health. She has written for Mock the Week and was featured in the top 20 jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe 2022 (The Telegraph & The Times).

”Star in the making Chelsea Birkby is no stranger to these galas and is a real talent” —Oxford Mail

Daman Bamrah (Matinee Performance)
Rising star Daman Bamrah has emerged from the London circuit with energy, raw wit and heart. As seen on BBC Asian Network and Channel 4’s The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan.

Nick Page (Evening Performance)
Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist (2018) and winner of English Comedian of the Year (2018). Between pubs, theatres, cruises and expat bookings, Nick has performed in over half the world’s countries.

Alex Farrow
Alex 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 around (Chortle Award Best Comedy Night in the region – 2019 & 2020). As heard on BBC Radio 4’s Comedy Club Extra.

“Practically perfect in every way” —The Scotsman


The event – a Live at the Apollo-style show – has become a local institution, a jolly beacon of cheer

Oxford Mail


Sat 14 Jan at 2.30pm

Sat 14 Jan at 7.30pm


Please see important ticketing information below.

Ticketing information

Standard ticket – £27.00

2.30pm and 7.30pm

150 minutes, with an interval.

Age guidance:

Please note: Daman Bamrah is scheduled for the matinee performance only, with Nick Page for the evening performance.

About Oxford Playhouse

Oxford Playhouse was built as a repertory theatre in 1938 and was the last new theatre to be opened before the Second World War. The recently refurbished auditorium offers a capacity for 634 people over two levels, with bar facilities on each floor.

Together with its Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford Playhouse presents and produces a wide range of live performances that include the best of British and international drama, family shows, contemporary dance and music, student and amateur shows, comedy, lectures and poetry. 

The Playhouse produces and tours its own shows, hosts Artists in Residence and presents Playhouse Plays Out at locations across the county. It has presented many world-class actors, including Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, Dame Maggie Smith and Alan Rickman.

See travel, access and venue information here.