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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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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