Meet your first comedians heading to The Outpost!

Sited in the centre of the Faraway Forest, The Outpost is the destination for audiences seeking out their next favourite comedian. We are delighted to welcome your first wave of The Outpost programming with these rising stars currently taking over the comedy circuit…

Abi Clarke

Internet sketch sensation and stand-up comedian Abi Clarke comes to Henham Park for her Latitude debut. Abi has amassed a huge following of over 2 million across her social platforms and is renowned for her hugely popular viral comedy sketches.

Host of the hit podcast It’s… Wagatha Christie for BBC 5Live, Abi’s other credits include Comedy Central Live, The Apprentice: You’re Fired (BBC Two), Dating No Filter (Sky), The Emily Atack Show (ITV2), Love Island: The Morning After podcast and has appeared as part of the prestigious Comedy Reserve at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Chantel Nash

Chantel Nash started performing stand-up comedy half way through 2022 and has been gradually clawing her way onto the open mic and black comedy circuits. Her effortless charm is winning over audiences one postcode at a time, and she has won regional heats and reached the finals of both the So You Think You’re Funny and BBC New Act competitions this year.

“[Chantel] Exudes a chilled presence, but skilfully plays with the energy in the room” – Chortle

Dane Buckley

Dane Buckley is the world’s only Irish, Indian, gay comedian… probably. An award-winning comedian and writer, he delivers his comedy effortlessly with cheeky charm and camp mischief.

Whether it’s stories of his early years – Irish mammies, Indian grannies, and rebel priests – or his career in social care – chasing pensioners through Paris or delivering a baby impromptu – audiences across the UK are enjoying Dane’s hilarious and heart-warming tales.

Jin Hao Li

‘Made in China and marinated in Singapore’, Jin Hao Li is a comedy writer and performer who is loved and feared for his dry wit, gritty softness, and surreal energy. He quickly became a Chortle Student Finalist, BBC New Comedy Awards Finalist, and was accepted into the Pleasance Comedy Reserve 2023.

Marjolein Robertson

From her home in the most Northern isles of the UK, Shetland, Marjolein Robertson brings her surreal observations on life, and death. Marjolein’s Edinburgh Fringe show MARJ had a complete sell-out run and earned two award nominations, as well as being one of the top reviewed Fringe shows of 2023, receiving numerous five and four star reviews

Peter Rethinasamy

Born and raised in Belfast to a Malaysian father and Irish mother, Peter Rethinasamy is a comedian with hard hitting, punchy jokes and hilarious tales of growing up in Northern Ireland.

Since he started performing stand-up, he has reached the semi-finals of the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year competition and won the London Comedy Store’s King Gong competition. Peter is cementing himself as a must-see act on the circuit.

We can’t wait to catch all of these brilliant comedians plus more comedy, cabaret acts, storytellers and scintillating special guests still to be announced! Not to mention a late night programme of delectable discothèques…