Spotlight on Oliver Tully from the Grinstock Comedy Club

Grinstock comedy club started in East Grinstead over 7 years ago. It’s a monthly award winning comedy club that has built a reputation for headlining some of the best new comedy acts around. alongside award winning national and tv circuit comedians On  13th April 2017 Grinstock is made its first appearance on the South Coast, at the Gateway Café Peacehaven. From 9th November 2017 for 8 Thursdays Grinstock will be running a season of stand up-comedy shows at the same venue. 7.15pm doors open – 8pm the stand up show begins. Tickets £10 in advance £12 on the door.  Find out More Here

Oliver Tully is not a comedian (though spending time with him is certainly filled with fun) but has spent most of his working life running events, festivals and organising tours for bands, artists and orchestras.


‘I have run events all over the world – from large festivals with British DJ’s on the ski slopes of California and the night clubs of world famous Caesars Palace Casino chain  to putting on nights for the Ministry of Sound and Review nights for up and coming comedians.

Grinstock is one of the longest running independent comedy clubs outside London and we have pretty much played to packed out audiences every month since we opened our doors. We have some incredible (and very funny) young/new comedians performing and our audiences have come to expect good quality lineups mixed with exceptional new talent alongside established and experienced  professionals. The tough thing for any independent comedy club is that we are an excellent stepping stone for many acts but once they hit the high life it becomes very hard to book them again… Live at the Apollo seems to be the turning point for a lot of the acts. It’s an excellent opportunity for them but for us,  once I see an act on there I know that we need to find some new talent! Luckily the enthusiasm for live comedy means there are constantly new and exciting acts waiting for an opportunity to shine.’

Olivers company is also one of the now one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of cinema drive-ins. ‘We have been running outside cinema events for over 4 years and have put on some incredible evenings all over the South East.’ Last year they ran two films in conjunction with the Bluebell railway. ‘It was a fantastic partnership and unique experience for film and steam buffs. We played the children’s classic The Railway Children’ which was filmed on the Bluebell railway – it was a really great occasion.

Hopefully 2017 will see drive-ins in Peacehaven and perhaps even Woodingdean (keep your eyes on Woodingdean in Business for further updates).

‘We mainly play U and 15 films and drive ins are a fantastic family event –last year our films included ‘A Bugs life, Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean a number of 80’s classics including one of my favourites ‘Stand by Me’. All of our films and venues will be listed soon on

Woodingdean can look forward to seeing some events from Oliver Tully during the summer of 2017.

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