From Jack Dee to Jack Whitehall the biggest names in comedy all launched their careers at the Wedge - Portsmouth's original and oldest Comedy Club. Over the years many household names have graced the venue stage as part of a national tour, or at our fortnightly Wedge Comedy Club in collaboration with Off The Kerb Productions .
Initially starting as a comedy venue way back in 1992, The Wedge has played host to a wide variety of up- and- coming acts who would go on to achieve huge success. The impressive list of comedians who are now regulars on both the small and silver screen include Mark Thomas, Bill Bailey, Eddie Izzard, Lee Evans, Dara O'Briain, Tim Minchin, Russell Howard, Jo Brand, Michael McIntyre, Milton Jones, Rich Hall, Tim Vine, Romesh Ranganathan, John Bishop, James Acaster, Tom Allen, Omid Djalili, Rory Bremner, Frank Sidebottom, Brendon Burns, Rob Newman, Jason Manford and many many more.
Memorable moments include Eddie Izzard warming up for a world tour with two nights at the venue, Jack Dee performing three sold out nights on his first ever UK tour (with support from a little known act, Lee Evans) and BBC Radio One recording its prestigious show Loose Talk live at The Wedge.
The format for a Friday night Wedge Comedy Club is simple: you, your friends and the company of three top-notch comics from the international circuit. We serve food for the first hour after doors open - perfect if you are coming straight from work. For Comedy Club dates visit the LISTINGS section. Doors 7.30pm, food served till 8.45pm, Comedy finishes 11.00pm ish. Please note that due to TV commitments line - ups can be subject to change.
In addition to the Comedy Club, our Comedy On Tour shows allow comics the chance to drop in on their latest UK tours. This is the perfect opportunity to catch the very best up-and-coming and established comedians in the world of comedy today. Recently we’ve been visited by Rob Newman, Simon Evans, Flo & Joan to name but a few.