Live Events

You can always find a range of events happening here at The Maltings, from Family Activities to Live Music, Theatre and Comedy. As well as our own ‘The Maltings Presents’ series of events, you can also find listings for Community Theatre, Pantomimes, and all other events hosted in the building. Please check back regularly for details of new events!
Category : Comedy

We hit our newest venue The Maltings, Ely with a fantastic line up featuring Adam Hess, Eleanor Tiernan, Kai Samra & Phil Ellis

An internationally-acclaimed live act, headliner Adam Hess is an Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated chap and star of ITV’s Tonight at the London Palladium & The Stand-Up Sketch Show as well as performing on Live from the BBC. He's five foot eleven, he hates other families' plates, and he had his 18th birthday party on a riverboat on the Thames so when people realised how boring it was they couldn't leave.

“For good quality gags per minute, there is no better comedian” - The Independent ★★★★

“I’ve seen few shows that are funnier” - The Times ★★★★

Relentlessly entertaining, full of beautiful imagery” -  Time Out ★★★★


Eleanor Tiernan is a hilarious Irish stand-up comedian known for her uniquely oblique world view. She was recently a panelist on BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz and Where’s the F In News? Her stand up has featured on Comedy Central’s The Alternative Comedy Experience and led her to be chosen as support act for top stand up comics including Stewart Lee, Tig Notaro, Ardal O’Hanlon, Jason Manford, Jason Byrne and Reg D Hunter among others. 

Her show “People Pleaser” put her on the Sunday Times list of ‘Top Ten Female Stand Ups To Watch.’


“Tiernan boasts a magnificent curl in her lipand snarl in her voice.” – Sunday Times

“The fastest-rising comedy talent in the country” - Irish Times ★★★★

Kai Samra has quickly risen to becomeone of the most exciting acts on the circuit today, combining an edgy stage presence confident delivery.

Most recently Kai won the Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award. A unique voice in the comedy industry he is unafraid to tackle lazy stereotypes perpetuated by comedy. This has led to appearances on BBC Asian Network and BBC Radio 4.


“Slick and confident…A strong comic voice that tangentially addresses big issues, but from a distinctively personal point of view” - Chortle

Your compare for the evening Phil Ellis is an award winning comedian who has entertained audiences of all ages with his amalgamation of off-beat observational material and physical comedy.
Phil won the Fosters
 Edinburgh Comedy Award’s panel prize in 2014 and his recent TV appearances include The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), Drunk History: UK(Comedy Central) and Roast Battle (Comedy Central).

The List ★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★★ Chortle ★★★★


Event Location : The Maltings, Ship Lane, Ely CB7 4BB, UK

Start Date : 2019-09-20 8:00 PM
End Date & Time : 2019-09-20 11:00 PM
Booking Start Date : 2019-06-01
Booking End Date : 2019-09-20
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