Brighton’s Komedia may have been hit hard by the recent torrential downpours, but they have still managed to dish up a few laughs. Having suffered a flood during the thunderstorms last Thursday, the entertainment and arts venue has announced that they will open for business again on Fri 21 Aug.
The cause of floodwater entering the venue’s offices, Studio and kitchen area is still unknown, but damage to the electrical system throughout the building forced management to shut last weekend with the cancellation of four shows, and the relocation of another to The Old Market on Tuesday.
After Krater Comedy Club, a regular event which hosts up to a thousand people every weekend, was cancelled, the club’s MC Stephen Grant (above) decided to find an imaginative alternative to cater for those needing their comedy fix on a Sunday night. Rounding up comedians on Twitter, Grant hosted an hour of tweets between 8-9pm with him comparing the online activity:
Even when the show couldn’t go on, it seems that Stephen and Komedia seemed to find a way to keep their audiences happy. One even posting a photo of him pouring a drink in his own bar at home! Following repairs to the main space, this coming weekend’s shows and club nights will be going ahead as normal and tickets can still be purchased through the website.
Komedia would like to thank the Picturehouse cinema Duke’s at Komedia and Sticky Fingers bakery who they share the building with, alongside Brighton Dome, GBK restaurant and all their customers for their help and understanding during over the last week.
Brighton’s Komedia reopens on Fri 21 Aug, 2015.
Imgae by by Claes Gellerbrink