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image for Comedy item typeEDINBURGH PREVIEWS: LOU SANDERS + BILAL ZAFAR at Colchester Arts Centre

Comedy, Fri 27 Jul 2018

Colchester Arts Centre

Colchester Arts Centre

Colchester Arts Centre


Anthony Roberts

01206 500900


Church Street,


Lou Sanders has just performed a live stand-up set for BBC1 as part of the Russell Brand stand-up hour for Comic Relief. Her second appearance on Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled (DAVE) has just been released. She has also appeared on on Comedy Up Late from the Melbourne Comedy Festival (ABC1), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3) and Big Brother’s Bit on the Side (E4), and been heard on Radio 4’s The Unbelievable Truth.

She has written for 8 Out of 10 Cats, Mock the Week, Stand up for the Week and Miranda Hart. Lou was recently awarded funding to write a feature film.

Her fifth stand-up hour was critically-acclaimed in Edinburgh and London’s Soho Theatre and is now available on NextUp.
“Destined for hugeness” Time Out
“One of the best innovators in comedy” Fest
“Genuinely Different” The Scotsman
“Something to behold on stage… non-stop entertainment with seriously big laughs, wild and free and very, very funny.” Chortle

2016 Best Newcomer nominee and Hackney Empire New Act of the Year. He has appeared on Channel 4, BBC Three, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Asian Network, and has written for the Independent.
'Catch him before he hits the mainstream’ (Guardian).
‘Fascinating and hilarious in equal measure' (i-D).
‘Endearing, relaxed and naturally funny… hilarious’ **** (EdFestMag.com).
***** Shortcom
**** Skinny

Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 27 Jul 2018 19:30


Tickets £10 / £8 concessions.


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Colchester Arts Centre Parking

The closest car park to the Arts Centre is St Mary's Car Park. Find out more about parking in Colchester.

By Public Transport

Many buses that come into Colchester Town Centre Colchester stop on Head Street and the High Street, which are both just a few minutes' walk from the venue.

The closest train station is Colchester Town Station, a 15 minute walk from the Arts Centre. Colchester North Station is a 20 minute walk away (follow the Fixing the Link walking trail) or only a 10 minute journey by bus.

There are bike racks at the Arts Centre.

Parking: with charge


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality