Gary Delaney: There’s Something About Gary

Gary Delaney: There’s Something About Gary

Sunday 20th November, 8pm, Gloucester Guildhall We’re delighted that the fantastic Gary Delaney will be bringing his new show, There’s Something About Gary to the Gloucester Comedy Festival! ‘There’s Something About Gary’… and that something is he likes to write and perform jokes. An awful lot of them.He thinks a good joke should be like a drunk Glaswegian, short and punchy. Gary’s last tour was extended four times and took in over 240 dates. His next tour will once again showcase exactly why he is seen as the premier gagsmith of his…

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Comedy Club 4 Kids

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Sunday 20th November, 3pm, Gloucester Guildhall Since 2005, the Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children (aged 6+) and their families… but without the rude bits! A decade later, the company has expanded from one London residency to being countrywide, running shows and workshops all over the UK from Peebles to Portsmouth, even producing a book on how to write and perform stand-up. The show is family friendly, but without any patronising idiocy….

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Mavericks: A Sketch Show (Of Sorts)

Mavericks: A Sketch Show (Of Sorts)

Friday 18th November, 9pm, Black Cat Bar @ the Dick Whittington Mavericks: A Sketch Show (of Sorts) is 50 minutes of surreal comedy from Cambridge Footlights Ruby Keane and Luisa Callander. ‘Occasionally dark, yet always light-hearted and innovative’, this two-woman double act promises ‘comic genius that will have you convulsed with laughter’ (TheTab.com, Cambridge). Previous praise includes: ‘glorious sketches’ (Varsity). ‘Brilliant acting and writing that will have you in stitches’ (Cambridge Student). ‘Witty one-liners came fast and thick’ (Varsity). ‘Their sketches refuse to be obvious or predictable’ (TheTab.com, Cambridge). TICKETS: £5.00 available…

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Tudur Owen: The LL Factor

Tudur Owen: The LL Factor

Friday 18th November, 7.05pm, Fountain Inn Following a hugely popular run at the Edinburgh Fringe, BAFTA Wales-winning comedian Tudur Owen brings his fabulous stand-up show to the Gloucester Comedy Festival! It’s about his country, his language, hopes and fears, and there might be stuff about pissing in wetsuits. ‘I sometimes think that being Welsh is very much like being Scottish’ lied the fortysomething father of Welsh children. ‘Often stereotyped, a bit fighty and very misunderstood’ he continued while chuckling alone. Tudur’s got the LL factor! Have you got the LL factor? Probably not, because…

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Josh Howie’s Messed Up

Josh Howie’s Messed Up

Friday 18th November, 8.30pm, Fountain Inn Fresh from creating and starring in his own BBC Radio 4 sitcom and having performed his unique brand of painfully honest stand-up at the top comedy clubs and festivals in the UK and internationally, Josh Howie is embarking on his first UK tour. It might not be easy living with him and it’s not easy being him, but it is easy to laugh at his antics as he strives to be an amazing husband and super-dad of four. And fails. “Howie is brilliantly clever, honest, utterly engaging and…

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Blofeld & Baxter: Rogues on the Road

Blofeld & Baxter: Rogues on the Road

Saturday 19th November, 7.45pm, King’s School Blowers and Backers are back again by popular demand!  The two rogues are doing a handful of special Autumn performances after their hit 2016 Spring extension tour, ‘Rogues on the Road’ – crammed full of even more wonderful (and occasionally outrageous) anecdotes from two extensive careers.  We’re delighted that they’ve chosen to bring their tour to the inaugural Gloucester Comedy Festival! Henry ‘My Dear Old Thing’ Blofeld is one of Britain’s most loved and recognisable broadcasters, while legendary producer of TMS Peter Baxter has been…

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Festival Gains Support of Marketing Gloucester

Festival Gains Support of Marketing Gloucester

With planning continuing apace for this November’s first annual Gloucester Comedy Festival, we’re delighted that Marketing Gloucester are throwing their support behind this exciting new venture for the city! Keep an eye on our website for further details and announcements about the festival along with a brand new look in due course. Simon, Festival Director

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