New Act Competition – Entries Open

New Act Competition – Entries Open

We’re delighted to open up applications for this year’s New Act Competition at the Gloucester Comedy Festival! Last year saw Riordan Deehan Jackson take first prize at the Gloucester Guildhall, with Tim Hoskins scooping second prize. Could this year’s champion be you? If you think it could, read on… The Gloucester Comedy Festival New Act Competition is a chance for comics who are relatively new to the game. If you’re early on in your comedic journey this is a shot at a career defining title, and a decent fistful of…

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#gloscomfest – T-minus One Week

#gloscomfest – T-minus One Week

It’s just one week to go!  Things are getting exciting (and nail-biting) here at the Gloucester Comedy Festival HQ.  Will you, the wonderful potential audience members be out in force – we certainly hope so…  We’d love your support, and so would the acts we’ve drawn together to perform in Gloucester next weekend. There really is something for everyone, from the gloriously family friendly Comedy Club 4 Kids through to the unique darkness of The Red Richardson Experience. One liners from national favourite Gary Delaney vie with the storytelling brilliant of Welshman Tudur…

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Plymouth Comedy Avengers

Plymouth Comedy Avengers

Saturday 19th November, 7.30pm, Black Cat Bar @ the Dick Whittington From the depths of Devon, this trio of Plymouth comics, David Arnold, Richard James and Frankie Doré bring to you a fun show jam packed full of laughs and fantastically funny stories! David Arnold is a loveable Welshman who never fails to deliver a well-rounded and polished performance. Expect high energy, cheeky stories that will have audiences of all ages laughing their boobs off! ‘Slightly camp & delightfully tongue-in-cheek, you’re sure to love him!’ (Eminent Banter) Frankie Doré has become a regular…

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Tony Cowards: Daft Pun

Tony Cowards: Daft Pun

Saturday 19th November, 6pm, Black Cat Bar @ the Dick Whittington If you’re a fan of puns and are up all night for good fun, prepare to get lucky as Tony Cowards, ‘The Punosaurus’ (List), ‘The best joke writer around’ (GQ), ‘A beaut of a one-liner merchant’ (LondonIsFunny.com), brings his hilarious new show, Daft Pun, to the Gloucester Comedy Festival. An hour of great gags, playful puns and witty wordplay. If laughter is the best medicine, then Tony is a veritable pharmacy of comedy. Based in the West Country, Tony has built…

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The Cambridge Footlights: Lagoon

The Cambridge Footlights: Lagoon

Sunday 20th August, 6.30pm, Gloucester Guildhall San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, New York… Gloucester. Yes! Following on from a smash hit run at the Edinburgh Fringe, and a tour of North America, the globally renowned Cambridge Footlights bring the heart of their FIVE STAR show Lagoon to the Gloucester Comedy Festival. From their Edinburgh Fringe show description: The Cambridge Footlights are proud to present their biggest show of the year, Lagoon. This is their most ambitious world tour yet, in which ‘the most renowned sketch troupe of them all’ (Independent)…

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Neil McFarlane: Sightseeing with a Hangover

Neil McFarlane: Sightseeing with a Hangover

Saturday 19th November, 9pm, Black Cat Bar @ the Dick Whittington Antwerp, Zagreb, Oslo, Orlando, Hamburg, Belgrade, Budapest, Dublin, San Francisco… Westgate. Neil McFarlane has visited a surprisingly large number of foreign cities and strange shores to do stand-up. Especially when you consider how little he earned in the process. Were they grateful? Not remotely. But along the way he’s picked up some stories, met some interesting people and seen some sights, usually an hour before his flight leaves and always with a mild hangover from the night before. ‘Fantastic punchlines.’ Manchester…

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Rob Mulholland: Champion of Comedy

Rob Mulholland: Champion of Comedy

Friday 18th November, 10pm, Fountain Inn How one man was turned from suicidal loser to Champion of Comedy by the sage words of George Michael. Rob’s won loads of awards and that. ‘Has funny bones’ (Bruce Dessau, BeyondTheJoke.co.uk). ‘Strong comic storytelling’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Very, very tall and equally as talented’ (Time Out). “Rob Mulholland quickly established himself as a quirky but confident performer… It’s strong comic storytelling… a routine that’s as tight as his skinny jeans” – Chortle “Great delivery and a confident swagger… A riot” – Lancashire Evening Telegraph “Stormed…

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