Comedy Stars Head to Chelmsford Car Park


Car Park Party is delighted to reveal the stellar line-up for Car Park Comedy, in association with The Comedy Store. With a duo of performances, Chelmsford will welcome comedy circuit stalwarts Maureen YoungerMark SimmonsTom Lucy and Ian Stone, hosted by Markus Birdman. A lorry-load of laughs guaranteed, the shows will be putting smiles on faces in every car. 

An experienced and versatile comedian, Markus Birdman is one of stand-up’s most well-travelled comedians. Not afraid to push the limits of what society deems appropriate, Birdman’s comedy is witty, controversial, topical and at times downright silly; a perfect combination to host at Chelmsford.

Maureen Younger is frank, fast, feisty, sharp and engaging – honest humour with attitude. Known for her quick wit and sharp audience interaction, she is one of the few (if only) comedians who performs regularly at mainstream, urban, gay and Asian comedy nights. ‘If you have been lucky enough to see her perform you will be fully aware of just how funny and engaging this woman is.’ Time Out

A master of one-liners, Mark Simmons has made a career from the feat having won numerous awards for his show ‘One-Linerer’. Constantly on the rise, and since being in the finals of several noteworthy competitions such as Leicester Mercury Comedian of The Year, So You Think You’re Funny and the NATY Award, he has supported Seann Walsh, Rob Beckett and Rob Brydon on their national tours as well as one off shows supporting Michael McIntyre, Sean Lock and Jack Dee.

Starting at just 16, Tom Lucy quickly rose through the comedy club circuit to became one of the youngest professional stand-up comedians in the world. Tom has performed two sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival, in 2017 and 2018, picking up rave reviews and adding extra shows due to demand. In Spring 2019, Tom embarked on his first headline UK tour which included a sold out show at London’s Leicester Square Theatre. Tom is a regular face on various comedy TV shows on Comedy Central, BBC and ITV and recently supported Jack Whitehall on his latest enormous UK Arena Tour which included 4 nights at London’s O2 Arena.

Finally, ranked amongst the top ten stand-ups in Britain by The Independent, Ian Stone is one of the most talented topical acts in the country. Edgy and provocative, with an easy-going manner and self-depreciating style, Ian is at great ease bantering with an audience. ‘Stone is probably better than we deserve. Ultimately, it is the sheer quantity of funny material that really impresses’ The List

Following on from Car Park Comedy, Chelmsford City Racecourse will further host Car Park Theatre and Car Park Karaoke on Saturday 1st August. 

CAR PARK THEATRE in association with Horrible Histories Live On Stage 
Based on the best-selling books written by Terry Deary and published by Scholastic, first launched in 2005 with the world premieres of Terrible Tudors & Vile Victorians. Since then the Birmingham Stage Company has produced eighteen different Horrible shows, performing to over three million people in the UK, including the longest running children’s show in West End history, with its record-breaking series Barmy Britain. Horrible Histories live on stage has also become a worldwide phenomenon, performing in Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Qatar, Oman, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, New Zealand and Australia, where it performed in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House.

Terry Deary is the author of Horrible Histories which is the world’s bestselling children’s history book series. The series is illustrated by Martin Brown. There are over 80 Horrible Histories titles with sales over 30 million in 40 countries. Deary is also the author of over 300 fiction and non-fiction books for young people. ‘A cultural phenomenon. The Horrible Histories series of books have been formative experiences for anyone born since the late 1980s’ Daily Telegraph.

Car Park Karaoke in association with The Massaoke Band
The idea is simple: a brilliant live band play the greatest anthems of all time with giant screens projecting lyrics, reinventing the car sing-a-long so all the family can join in. The Massaoke Band bring the party wherever they play; they’ve had thousands singing along with them at shows including Glastonbury and Latitude Festivals, the Rugby World Cup and Fringe Festivals around the world, establishing The Massaoke Band as one of the most exhilarating live acts around. Themed performances will include A Night At The Musicals and Back To The ‘80s.

There will be limited tickets priced at £35 per car. So strap in and secure your space for the drive-in event of the summer! Tickets & T&C’s are available at