Matt's Comedy Club    

Welcome to Worthing's family-friendly laughmaker

We've been running comedy nights in our splendid West Sussex seaside town since 2008 (we celebrate our 10th anniversary in 2018!), and this page is a quick introduction to what we're about.

Matt's began life as a one-off church gig organised by St Matthew's Church and has grown into one of the UK's top community-run comedy clubs, providing regular massively entertaining nights with a friendly atmosphere, a clean comedy ethos, and at great value prices! We're non-profit, so any funds left over after we've met costs get invested back into the club. We love to support and encourage local comedy wherever we can.

Acts we've put on include Milton Jones, Tim Vine (two Edinburgh previews in 2013), John Hegley, The Noise Next Door, James Acaster, Jo Enright, Paul Tonkinson, Henning Wehn, Zoe Lyons, John Archer, Slightly Fat Features, Harry Baker, Paul Kerensa, Celia Pacquola, The New Rope String Band, Joanna Neary, Andy Kind, Jay Foreman, Dyball & Kerr and many more. We also run regular Open Mic nights to encourage local talent.

From traditional stand-up to sketch comedy, music to mime, improv to magic, we've had it and thousands have come, including hundreds at the first ever Worthing Comedy Festival in 2010.


Matt’s Comedy Club celebrates 10 years of family-friendly shows in 2018, and lined up for your delight, hosted by resident MC Russ Bravo, we have ...

24 MAY – Zoe Lyons + support – Connaught Studio 8pm

TV regular and Brighton resident Zoe Lyons created a huge buzz on the comedy circuit in 2004 when she won the 'Nivea Funny Women Award 2004' and reached the finals of 'Channel 4's So You Think You're Funny Award' in the same year. As a result she has become a highly sought after act on both the national and international circuit.

In recent years she's starred on Dave's One Night Stand, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Mock The Week, The Wright Stuff and a stack of other shows, plus BBC Radio 4 and Five Live.

Zoe takes a sideways view of life, picking out the many absurdities and turning them into hilarious routines which she delivers with tremendous energy.

+ Danny Ward - one of our favourite observational stand-ups, making a welcome return visit

Tickets £10 (£8 concessions)


60 minutes of surreal and silly songs from the voice and guitar of Jay Foreman (right) - kind of Roald Dahl meets Victoria Wood, on YouTube. This gig is at 2pm on Tuesday 14 August at The Dome Function Suite, Dome Cinema, Marine Parade, Worthing (upstairs!).

Tickets are £5 children and £7 adults. They are available now from


Tickets for all our shows – apart from when we tell you otherwise – (usually just £10) are available from Worthing Theatres, so you'll find tickets on sale from their box office at or 01903 206206. We also sell through independent local businesses The Lazy Brunch Kitchen, Goring Road and Music Mania, West Buildings; and St Matthew's Church Office, Tarring Road.

You can also keep up with us via our Facebook page, and you can also sign up to our fizzing e-mail newsletter.
If you fancy watching clips from some of our earlier shows, head for and if you want any more info (maybe you're an aspiring stand up and fancy a spot at one of our regular Open Mic nights) you can also mail gig MC and club co-founder Russ Bravo (who you can follow on Twitter too).


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