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Salisbury becomes comedy capital in it's first ever Comedy Festival on Saturday 7th August. We are set to take Salisbury by storm with an amazing line-up of your favourite comedians, performing throughout the afternoon and evening, and best still, we're doing this to raise much needed funds for Salisbury Hospital Stars Appeal.
We've partnered up with local businesses to bring you a great range of food and drink, all locally sourced, freshly made and sustainable. We'll be catering for everyone, so whether you're vegan, vegetarian or just a fussy eater, you can be sure there is something for you!
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Dara O Briain
One of Ireland's funniest comedians, who produces laughs like a magician produces rabbits from a hat. With a reputation as a stand-up around the world, including an appearance at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, he originally made a name for himself in Ireland on the satirical panel show Don't Feed the Gondolas and then stepped into the mainstream limelight with the hit show It's A Family Affair. Currently to be seen presenting the BBC's topical panel show Mock The Week. 'One of the most dependably entertaining stand-up comics in the land' (The Times) 'Worked the stalls like a puppet master' (Evening Standard) 'O Briain has a laser eye for the absurd and the spurious' (The Guardian).
See 6 tour dates featuring Dara O Briain
Scottish comedian exuding 'a well tempered mixture of affability and aggression'. From BBC2's Mock the Week, Channel 4's 8 out of 10 Cats and many more.
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Charming and charismatic, a natural motormouth, Brighton’s Seann Walsh is the most frighteningly precocious talent to emerge from the UK comedy circuit in ages. Within two years of his first comedy performance in 2007, Seann became the winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. Shortly after, other accolades included Chortle Best Breakthrough Act Nominee 2010 and Chortle Best Compere Nominee 2011. "Unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation" – The Guardian "…Sharp, creative observational comedy from a precocious newcomer. See him now, before the stadium tour…" – Sunday Times Seann Walsh was placed in Ents24's top 10 hardest-working comedians 2016.
See 24 tour dates featuring Seann Walsh
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. Star of hit podcasts Dane Baptiste Questions Everything and Quotas Full. As seen on Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Sunny D, Live at the Palladium…pretty much all over your TV screen. 'Brilliant' (Comedy Blogedy) 'Intelligent and genuinely hilarious' (Adam Bloom) 'Observational comedy at its finest' (The Independent) 'Baptiste is a comical genius' (www.EdFestMag.com) 'A thunderingly charismatic comic' (The Guardian).
See 15 tour dates featuring Dane Baptiste
With a charming stage manner coupled with a deft, quick wit it's easy to see why Nottingham Comedy Festival named Welsh comic Kiri Pritchard-McLean their Breakout Act Of The Year. 'She balances affection with an acute eye for the ridiculous to bring you a stand up set of well delivered, increasingly funny anecdotes... definitely one to watch' (Three Weeks) 'Kiri was by far the funniest and most quick witted, one to look out for in the future' (Leicester Mercury). Kiri Pritchard-McLean featured in Ents24's 20 Hardest Working Comedians of 2018 list.
See 9 tour dates featuring Kiri Pritchard-McLean
Before becoming a comedian, Angela worked in health and social care. In 2011, she won the BBC New Comedy Award and became a finalist at the 2011 Latitude Festival New Act of the Year competition. Since then Angela has become a regular on BBC’s The News Quiz, Newsjack and Mock The Week. She has also appeared on BBC Three’s Russell Howard’s Good News, Russell Kane’s Whistle Stop Tour (BBC Radio 2), and BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show. “Feels like a sure-fire bet the instant she utters her opening lines.” (The Scotsman). “The pace is fast, the material strong and the delivery perfect” (Chortle). “She’s just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight-talking and extremely funny comic” (The Guardian). Angela Barnes was #8 in Ents24's Hardest Working Comedians of 2018 list.
See 11 tour dates featuring Angela Barnes
'Joe Wells is a skilled jokesmith who threads great gags through intelligent political material that, whilst razor-sharp, is never particularly angry or dark. As the first gross gags open up into smarter, topical ones it's clear that this is a tightly-structured, well thought-out set. Excellent jokes and sly political comment wrapped tightly in a neat parcel which delivers regular, powerful laughs from a delighted audience. He spins new life out of easy targets like bankers and the BNP with some wonderful imagery' (British Comedy Guide) 'Highly original, inspired and suitably different from the rest of the crowd… brilliantly crafted jokes' (Comedy Central). 'A star of the future... some of the most surprising and thought-provoking material coming from any comedian in his early 20s' (The Guardian). 'A real venom in his delivery seemed to communicate that the numerous laughs that he manages to obtain are just positive collateral to the message he is trying to portray' (Broadway Baby).
See 2 tour dates featuring Joe Wells
The Noise Next Door
Improvised comedy at its best! This energetic fivesome transform audience suggestion into scenes, songs and scenarios in the blink of an eye, with hilarious consequences. With their perfect blend of ludicrous characters, barbed one liners, epic stories and musical extravagance, this team of slightly posh English blokes will have you in stitches with their fresh brand of off-the-cuff humour. 'What sets them apart is their great chemistry and genuine sense of joy they bring to the stage' (The List) 'Hilarious... A superior kind of chaos' (The Daily Telegraph) 'Comedy gold... Staggeringly well executed' (The Guardian) 'This is 21st century comedy at its very finest and funniest' (The Stage).
See 11 tour dates featuring The Noise Next Door
A dab hand at singing, acting, presenting, stand-up comedy and playing guitar, Jonny Awsum has a crowd-pleasing set that's seen him smash thousands of gigs all around the world. Jonny's musings include everything from the white lies he tells his girlfriend to his new home town of Croydon and the memory of his first love at eight years old. He has presented for Sky Sports, been warm up act for Big Brother and Loose Women and also starred in several adverts including Cravendale, The Post Office, Experian and even Puntigamer beer in Austria. 'With his guitar and musical parodies he amuses his audiences charming them with his warm and friendly persona, his style of audience participation is second to none' (Funhouse Comedy).
See 6 tour dates featuring Jonny Awsum
Explosive comedian from London who is very tall and very silly, with his homages to lesser known fruit and vegetables and snippets of subverted classic hits. He is also an award-winning animator and often uses his talents to great effect in his comedy performances, performing as the Big Howard Little Howard Show for kids. '... one of the highlights of the show... the embodiment of variety in the 21st Century' (The Stage) ' Delivering his material with appeal and modesty he keeps the audiences under his charm...' (Funhouse Comedy).
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