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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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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