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Wed 2nd Jul at 7:30pm (doors 6:00pm)
Bristol Comedy Garden 2014
@ Queen Square, Bristol
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Bristol Comedy Garden 2014: David O'Doherty, Henning Wehn, Josh Widdicombe, Ed Gamble
Bristol Comedy Garden returns to the tranquil lawns of Queen Square for 5 days of comedy goodness in the Big Top.
Irish star David O'Doherty headlines the first night of Bristol Comedy Garden. Armed with a giant talent (and tiny keyboard) the Never Mind The Buzzocks and 8 Out Of 10 Cats regular will bring joyous lo-fi hilarity to the Big Top.
'Hilarious. The cult of David O'Doherty is firmly established' - The Metro
Joining David is self-styled German Comedy ambassador Henning When, 'The Last Leg' & Mock The Week regular Josh Widdicombe and award-winning Ed Gamble as host.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
David O’Doherty was the recipient of the 2008 Edinburgh Comedy Award (formerly The Perrier Award) at The Edinburgh Fringe. His latest book, 100 Facts About Sharks, co-written with Claudia O’Doherty and Mike Ahern was published by Random House, and his album We Are Not The Champions was released in May 2013. In February 2012 he became the first Irish comedian to record a Comedy Central TV Special in America.
David regularly appears on TV shows such as QI, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Have I Got News For You.
'A national treasure' (The Irish Times)
'Not everyone's cup of tea' (The Irish Times).
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The self-styled 'German Comedy Ambassador in London', Henning Wehn is a regular guest on the British comedy television programme 'FAQ U' and has appeared on the BBC Radio 5 Live radio show 'Fighting Talk ', where he is 'in it, to win it', as well as two appearances on Radio 4's 'The Unbelievable Truth'.
Wehn's act plays upon the prevailing post-war stereotype of Germans; a large part of his routine is based around comprehensively analyzing and explaining his punchlines and jokes in the smallest detail.
'A diplomatic master class' (The Scotsman)
'Brought the audience to its knees' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Marvellous' (The Guardian).
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Guardian sports reporter turned ace observational comedian, Josh is one of the most in demand and highly regarded comedians in the UK for both his live stand-up and TV work. His most recent TV credits include three series of Channel 4' highly acclaimed 'The Last Leg' and appearances on 'Stand Up For The Week', the BBC's 'Mock The Week' and 'Live At The Apollo', as well as his self-penned sitcom 'Josh'.
He is also has his own show on XFM, from which his podcast regularly appears in the top 10 on the iTunes podcast chart. The Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee goes from strength to strength, with three sell-out UK tours and Edinburgh runs already behind him.
'...Josh Widdicombe has the ability to find the sparkle in the mundane that puts him in line to be the next Sean Lock' - The Guardian
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Ed Gamble is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor. Ed has appeared on some of the UK’s most popular TV shows: Mock the Week (BBC Two), Man Down (Channel 4), Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC Two) and Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Two), as well as presenting radio shows for BBC Radio One and BBC Radio Four. He won the prestigious Chortle award for Best Compere in 2014.
Prior to this, Ed was co-writer and host of the iTunes-topping Peacock and Gamble Podcast as part of his double-act with comedian Ray Peacock. Peacock and Gamble also performed a sell-out UK tour in 2012, which was described as “a triumph of live comedy” (Fringe Guru) and “incessantly hilarious” (The Guardian).
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Venue: Queen Square
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