Previous Comedians

As night begins to fall at HowTheLightGetsIn, our venues turn from hubs of intellectual activity into arenas abuzz with the UK's hottest comedy acts.

From stand-up royalty to rib-tickling rising stars, our hand-picked line-up will have it all. Get ready to laugh yourself silly.

As you stay tuned for comedy lineup announcements for HowTheLightGetsIn Hay 2023, check out the dazzling array of comedians we've hosted at previous festivals.

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James Acaster Hay 23 previous
James Acaster Hay 23 previous

James Acaster

Isy Suttie Hay 23 previous
Isy Suttie Hay 23 previous

Isy Suttie

Bridget Christie Hay 23 previous V3
Bridget Christie Hay 23 previous V3

Bridget Christie

Phil Wang Hay 23 Previous v2
Phil Wang Hay 23 Previous v2

Phil Wang

Ahir Shah Hay 23 Previous
Ahir Shah Hay 23 Previous

Ahir Shah

Jen Brister Hay 32 Previous v3
Jen Brister Hay 32 Previous v3

Jen Brister

Olga Koch Hay 23 Previous v3
Olga Koch Hay 23 Previous v3

Olga Koch

Ivo Graham Hay 23 Previous
Ivo Graham Hay 23 Previous

Ivo Graham

Robin Ince Hay 23 Previous v2
Robin Ince Hay 23 Previous v2

Robin Ince

Lou Sanders Hay 23 Previous
Lou Sanders Hay 23 Previous

Lou Sanders

Esther Manito Hay 23 Previous
Esther Manito Hay 23 Previous

Esther Manito

Alex Kealy Hay 23 Previous v3
Alex Kealy Hay 23 Previous v3

Alex Kealy