Porter's – Cardiff

For the first time at the Unity Festival, we are hosting a comedy night with some of the funniest people around, with comedians joining us both in-person and via livestream.

Richard Newnham will be compère for the evening. 🎤

No advanced tickets necessary. Turn up at Porters for our opening night party!

Can’t be there in person? Join us online via our digital platform Hijinx Mobile.


Where and when?

📅 Thursday 16 June
📍 Porter’s, Cardiff + Online
🕝 8pm

Age suitability: 18+
Language: English
Access: BSL



Comedy Lineup…

Chiron Barron.

Chiron Barron is a nervous wreck who sometimes thinks of something funny. They are a non-binary, queer comic, writer, and producer. They once entered a donut-eating competition and lost horribly. However, they won Bring It! New Talent Comedy Competition and they feel that more than makes up it for it. More recently, they have been featured on many online shows such as Women Behind Glass, Comedy For People Who Joe Rogan, and various fundraising shows. They produce the accessible Stir Crazy: A Mad/Disabled Comedy Show and Nook Smiles Ticket: ANCH Comedy. They are owned by a surprisingly strong rescue rabbit named Mr. Fluffles.

Juliana Heng.

Juliana Heng is an autistic, non-binary stand-up comedian from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Recently, they emerged as the 2nd Runner-Up of KL Roast Tournament 2022. Juliana is also the Top 16 Finalist of GELAK : GEMPAK 2021 (A comedy reality TV show) and Top 10 Finalist of Bangkok International Comedy Competition 2019. Juliana is the creator of award winning medley show 'Walking on Spectrum', sharing their story as someone on the autism & gender spectrums through stand-up comedy, spoken word poetry, and storytelling. This show was recently played at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2021.

Dan Mitchell.

Dan Mitchell is known to millions for his appearance on ITV’s Show Me The Funny; BBC Radio’s What’s the Story? And supporting Eddie Izzard and Ross Noble on tour. But it’s performing at intimate gigs that he’s at his best and his true surreal nonsense comes to the fore. Come and see why Bob Mortimer called him “a joy to watch” and Ross Noble considers him “Absolutely Brilliant”.

Sha Rita.

Sha Rita is an American comedian of La Chingona of El Paso comedy, by way of the Big Apple. Her humour jumps from parenting, dating and surviving some military experience. You never know what topic will be on the table.

Richard Newnham.

Richard Newnham is a Stand Up Comedian and Actor from Wales. He was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at a young age. He wanted to be a comedian since he was a kid in School with his first stand up experience being in front of his drama class. Richard has performed Stand-up Comedy live across the UK. Since the Pandemic he has also performed stand up online globally. Richard is also an associate artist with Hijinx and has performed in Hijinx projects nationally and internationally. He co-wrote and co-starred in a sitcom called Flatmates. He was in the sketch show Boxfull for years which was co-created by comedian Dan Mitchell.