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The Lichfield Comedy Festival: Paul Sinha, Dane J Baptiste, El Baldiniho, Harriet Dyer, Chris Purchase, Yianni Agisilaou, Paul Revill, Olaf Falafel
"Cafe International Presents
The First Annual
Lichfield Comedy Festival
The Lichfield Comedy Festival has arrived!!
So what is The Lichfield Comedy Festival?
A full day of Entertainment and Comedy for all the family in Beacon Park with 3 bars, Street Food and Fun all day!
The park opens at 10 am and we will have free family friendly fun and comedy on stage up till 4pm. After we have all the big headliners and acts hosted by the Amazing Chris Purchase from Comedy 42.
The Lichfield Comedy Festival with Street Food and Family Entertainment will be an annual event and this is our first, so boy we are excited!
The park opens at 10am with FREE family entertainment provided by local artists all day.
With Street Food and three impressive Covered Bars, even in the rain its good!
From 10am till 4pm (Free)
We have Local Comedians and Entertainment on Stage and around the Park suitable for all the family (Free)
From 4pm to 7pm (Ticketed)
We have Amazing Comedy on stage suitable for all the ages including the amazing
Olaf Falafel - A surrealist comedian and illustrator whose debut stand up show 'Olaf Falafel and The Cheese Of Truth' won critical acclaim and award nominations.
El Baldiniho - Does one of the funniest jokes I've ever seen" Rich Hall,
Hosted by Paul Revill - Quick Witted Geezer….Steals the Show
From 7pm to 10pm (Ticketed)
We have Evening Comedy (children must be accompanied by adults, recommended age 16 plus)
Paul Sinha - Hilariously funny, passionate and articulate Known as the Sinnerman on The Chase, Paul has been three times nominated for Best Club Comedian.
Dane Baptise – A Comical Genius known for hosting Live at the Apollo), 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4) and his own BBC sitcom, Sunny D
Yianni Yagisilaou - Yianni is a headliner all around the world with a mind as sharp as a ginsu blade.
Harriet Dyer – "Dyer exists in a joyful equilibrium, … Beautifully, brilliantly weird… Absolutely worth a watch"
Hosted by Chris Purchase – From Comedy 42 and finalist for What's On magazine's Best Comedian 2016, 2017 and 2018
It's not just Comedy
Cafe International are proud to support their good friends at St Giles Hospice and for EVERY ticket sold we will donate £1 to St Giles. So you can laugh your way to a good cause!!
Lichfield's Newest and Best Comedy Festival (with Family Entertainment:))"
Info provided by the Event Organiser
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Paul Sinha is a qualified GP and international stand up comic of many years standing, having performed in all major comedy clubs in the UK, as well as China, Auckland, Singapore, the Middle East, South Africa, Netherlands and Germany.
Paul's second full length solo show 'Saint or Sinha' received widespread critical acclaim at the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was nominated for the if.comedy award (formerly the Perrier).
Since then Paul has been in great demand, whether on TV shows such as Edinburgh and Beyond, World Stands up, Comedy Shuffle and Comedy Cuts, on Radio 4's Loose Ends and the Now Show, or his numerous contributions to Radio 5 Live and Talksport, as well as having recorded for Shane Warne's Ashes podcasts.
'Wonderfully inventive and intelligent’ (Evening Standard)
'One-liners are delivered with the crisp clarity of cut glass. Highly original' (Metro)
'Universal anecdotes as warmly delivered as you would find anywhere... it's a
pleasure listening to him... Opinionated, witty and smart – Sinha is the certainly one of the comics Fringe goers should be flocking to' (Chortle)
'His confidence on stage was excellent and his talent for adlibbing and summoning gags off the cuff were very funny' (BBC Online).
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After growing up in '80s South-East London and surviving a post-Bush, post-racial, post-Thatcher, post-Twilight Society, Dane realised that it was a moral obligation to chronicle and in some places parody the human experience and contemporary western culture.
Having written and starred in his own sitcom for the BBC (Sunny D) and performed a triumphant run at the Edinburgh Festival, Dane Baptiste is fast becoming regarded as definitely one to watch as his career takes off.
As seen on Live At The Apollo, 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), Mock the Week (BBC Two), Chris Ramsey's Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), Tonight at the London Palladium (ITV1), Live from the BBC (BBC Two), Seann Walsh’s Late Night Comedy Spectacular (BBC3) and Live at The Comedy Store (Comedy Central).
'Brilliant' (Comedy Blogedy)
'Intelligent and genuinely hilarious' (Adam Bloom)
'Observational comedy at its finest' (The Independent)
'Baptiste is a comical genius' (http://www.EdFestMag.com)
'A thunderingly charismatic comic' (The Guardian).
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One of the most versatile newer acts on the circuit, his brand of magic comedy and spoof mind-reading always hits the spot – whether at professional comedy clubs, cabaret nights, theatre shows, student nights, family friendly festivals or events for children.
“Headline quality act” Funhouse Comedy.
“A genuinely funny act” House of Stand-Up.
“He charms us all with his terrible magic and puns” Camp Bestival Review.
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Laughter Lounge Award winner Harriet is described by The Guardian as 'definitely one to watch'.
'She’s got funny bones' (Kevin Bridges)
'Exploring the thin line between eccentric and the mental’ is perfect comedy ground for Harriet Dyer, who seems to have lived her entire life on that interface. Her instinctively funny stand-up is packed full of weird and wonderful incidents from her strange life so far – yet however outlandish the tales, they all have an absolute ring of truth' (Steve Bennett, Chortle at the Leicester Comedy Festival)
'A bundle of whimsical hilarity… a breath of fresh air... will have you in stitches' (Broadway Baby)
'Dyer made the audience feel at home and managed to wow the crowd… Loveable and delightful' (Three Weeks).
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Chris' multiple award winning talent has gained high praise from critics and comedians alike.
Chris is now touring his solo show "Distracted".
"Charismatic and entertaining" - Comedy Central
"Had the crowd roaring, lapped it up . Full of energy, loud, charismatic. Lovely." - The Stand
"Gags were carefully woven together with satire so that you were hanging off his every word"
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Australia's finest comedy export.
'The most memorable act' (http://www.ComedyDownUnder.com)
'Wonderfully funny family anecdotes told with charm and passion' (Time Out)
'... his electric material and sharp improvisational mind make him one of the most in-demand acts in the UK...' (Funhouse Comedy).
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Bedford comedian, and the man behind Castle Comedy.
Bath Comedy Festival New Act Of The Year.
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A unique mixture of one-liners and Scandinavian-tinged stories has earned Olaf the purely fictitious title of 'Sweden's eighth funniest comedian'.
His exploits include being crowned Hitchin, Stroud and Last Minute Comedy new act of 2013, Winning Ricky Grover's Comedy Shuffle Showdown, supporting the equally moustachioed Tony Law and managing to beat the Comedy Store's infamous Gong.
'He's like Thor but way funnier and with a smaller hammer' (Tony Law)
'Skilfully delivered absurdist musings' (Three Weeks).
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