Artists

Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival 2019

Dan Nightingale

Live in Shrewsbury

Dan Nightingale is widely regarded as one of the best performers working on the comedy circuit today. Mixing fiendishly accurate observation with energetic characterisations and killer punch lines, his comedy is original, playful, intelligent, poignant and exciting; sometimes ridiculous… but always hilarious.

Buy Tickets here - http://www.theatresevern.co.uk/shows/whatson/festival-jesters

Larry Dean

Gala Show performer

Larry Dean is a Scottish stand-up comedian. His comedy routines, based on gay and Scottish themes, have earned him several awards including Scottish Comedian of the Year.

Dean grew up in the Southside of Glasgow. He started his stand-up career in 2010 whilst he was a student at the University of Southampton. His show Out Now told the story of coming out to a strict Catholic family. Farcissist (2016) was about his life after coming out, his long-term relationship, and readjusting to the dating scene. His Fandan (2017), loosely wrapped around the central story of sitting in a café with two murderers, was among the ten best-reviewed Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows in 2017. In 2016, he appeared in TV shows Comedy Up Late and Live from the BBC. More recently, he appeared on Live At The Apollo with Gary Delaney in 2017,[6] Comedy Central UK's Roast Battle against Sofie Hagen , and on BBC's Mock The Week in 2018 and Michael McIntyre's Big Show in 2019.Dean's act combines his Glaswegian and gay identities to create comedic tension, which is emphasised by the conflict between his tough appearance and Glasgow accent and his sexuality

Dean was voted the winner of the 2016 Amused Moose Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Festival by members of the comedy industry panel. The basis for the award was his show Farcissist. In 2013, Dean was named Scottish Comedian of the Year and Bath Comedy Festival's New Act of the Year. Dean's 2017 show 'Fandan' was rated the 6th Best Reviewed Show of Edinburgh Fringe 2017 by British Comedy Guide. He was shortlisted for the Best Newcomer Award of 2015 for 'Out Now' and Best Show Award in 2018 for 'Bampot' Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

Scott Bennett

Festival Jesters Performer

After starting comedy in late 2009, Scott has rapidly established himself as one of the fastest rising stars on the UK circuit. Likeable, with a warm and engaging delivery, he is a Yorkshire live wire with an undeniable no nonsense logic. In demand by many of the big clubs, Scott delivers wry observations on the absurdity of modern living. His sharply written routines have been delighting audiences across the country.

In 2013 and 2015 he was selected to perform in the prestigious Big Value showcase show for Just the Tonic at the Edinburgh fringe, the show has previously been a springboard to success for many household names including Jason Manford and Sarah Millican.

His debut hour stand up show “About a Roy: Stories about me dad” was nominated for the highly acclaimed Amused Moose Comedy Award and was selected as one of the top ten shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015. As well as receiving rave reviews, Scott was selected to perform an extract from the show as part of the famous Mervyn Stutter’s “Pick of the Fringe Showcase”. The show also received a Best New Show nomination at the Buxton Fringe Festival.Find out more at www.scottbennettcomedy.co.uk

Danny McLoughlin

Work in Progress

Sharp material and quick wits have seen Danny McLoughlin firmly establish himself as one of the country’s premier comics. A highly regarded MC and sought after name on any circuit bill, Danny regularly performs at the UK’s biggest clubs including; The Comedy Store, The Glee clubs and Komedia, music festivals including Latitude & Leeds and is a regular MC for the coveted lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Awards Galas. During his career Danny has also supported a number of acts on tour including; Sean Lock, Micky Flanagan, Sarah Millican & Doc Brown. Gracing our small screens Danny has also appeared on ‘One Night Stand’ for Channel Dave and the ‘Premier League Show’ for BBC Two and recently took to the radio waves to co-host one of Jason Manford’s Sunday morning shows for Absolute Radio.

Most recently Danny returned from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where he debuted his new show, ‘01/02’ to packed out rooms throughout the month long run. Currently he has a number of his own projects in development including a live revival of a much loved TV show… more details to be announced soon!

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Gala Show Compere

David O'Doherty

Gala Show Performer

David O'Doherty is the stage name of Irish comedian, author, musician, actor & playwright David O'Doherty.

A Trinity College Dublin alumni, David won the 1999 "So You Think You're Funny" competition in Edinburgh, thus launching a career in comedy & releasing him from telemarketing. He's subsequently won the full Edinburgh Award, been named Irish Comedian of the Year & Best International Comedian at the Sydney Comedy Festival. He's been on UK telly a lot (Q.I, Cats Does Countdown, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Would I Lie to You & Live At The Apollo), had his own sitcom on Irish TV, appeared in a film alongside Dylan Moran & Keith Allen and has written childrens books.

Angelos Epothemiou

Gala Show Performer

The creation of Perrier Award nominated sketch comedian Dan Renton Skinner, Angelos Epithemiou is a former burger van owner who has broken into showbusiness.

His big break came in 2009 when he joined Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer's Shooting Stars firstly as a regular team member then replacing George Dawes as scorekeeper. Not to be missed!

Jane Hill

Addicted to fun

With a 20-year background in commercial radio, Jane Hill started stand-up October 2005. She is also a novelist and has published three psychological thrillers: Grievous Angel, The Murder Ballad and Can't Let Go. She was a finalist in the 2009 English Comedian Of The Year Competition.

James Cook

Work in Progress

A Birmingham-based comedian, James Cook won a one-off Jongleurs/Spike Milligan award for being the funniest person in the Midlands in 2003. As well as stand-up, he as also been a presenter on three commercial radio stations and teaches courses in comedy

Lloyd Griffiths

Work in Progress

Lloyd Griffith is a comedian, a choirboy and an ‘aspiring’ goalkeeper. He’s the co-host of Soccer AM on Sky Sports every Saturday morning and is also the face of BBC3’s Taxi to Training. You may have also seen Lloyd in Bounty Hunters (Sky), Comedy Central Live at The Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Drunk History (Comedy Central), Football’s Funniest Moments (Sky), In Off The Bar (Sky Sports), Rugby’s Funniest Moments (Sky), The Premier League Show (BBC2). He recently supported Jack Whitehall and Rob Beckett on their respective sold out UK tours including dates at Liverpool Echo, Newcastle Metro, Manchester, Leeds and Wembley Arenas and Hammersmith Apollo. Lloyd also had to extend his first UK tour into 2018 after the 2017 leg sold out

You may have also seen Lloyd in various online football videos including Every Premier League Football Fan in 90 seconds (The Football Republic) and FIFA: Quest for the Best (EA Sports/Sky Sports). He’s played FIFA with Deli Alli & Cesc Fabregas and is best mates with Lionel Messi.

Singing wise, Lloyd can often be heard performing with the choirs of Westminster Abbey, St George’s Chapel – Windsor Castle and various other London groups. Lad.

Late and lively

Work in Progress

TBC

Work in Progress

Phil Nicol

Work in Progress

Phil Nichol is a truly unique performer. An acclaimed actor, award winning comedian, producer, presenter, writer and musician, there is no end to his talent!

Phil is an energetic and exciting performer with an unquenchable thirst to break boundaries and innovate with his work. His skill as an improviser whether it be musical, comedy or straight is unparalleled. With a surreal edge to his mischievous rantings, Nichol always brings something new to the stage.

His keen sense of fun and eye for the shocking and absurd has cemented his position as one of the best comedians on the circuit today - shown clearly by his record-setting six nominations for the Chortle Awards' 'Best Headliner/Club Comic'. Phil's assured and award winning performances in his theatrical work have attracted critical accolades and see him in great demand as an actor.

Rob Rouse

Work in Progress

As seen on BBC2's Upstart Crow. Rob's comedic storytelling hits a career high in this irresistibly hilarious journey of enforced introspection.

"HE'S A MAN WITH GENUINELY FUNNY BONES" Sunday Times

"BRILLIANT, UPLIFTING FUN" Chortle

Dane Baptiste

Chocolate Chip

Original, provocative and exceptionally prolific – Baptiste is already being hailed as one of the most exciting acts to break in years. The London born stand up made comedy history in 2014 as the first black British act to be nominated for a Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

He had incredible success with his debut stand up show Citizen Dane, completing two sold out runs at London’s Soho Theatre (with additional dates added due to phenomenal demand). He has since written and starred in his own BBC sitcom series and made numerous other TV and radio appearances. His second stand up show Reasonable Doubts was met with sold out audiences and huge critical acclaim at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe, with his first nationwide solo tour following in 2016. In 2017, he presented his third stand up hour G.O.D. (Gold. Oil. Drugs.) about our worldwide pursuit of wealth, power and pleasure which achieved another total sell out run.

Credits include hosting Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Tonight at the London Palladium (ITV1), Mock the Week (BBC Two), Live from the BBC (BBC Two), 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4)

Vikki Stone

Song Bird

VIKKI STONE is best known for her original comedy songs, but is also an actress, musician and composer. She has appeared on many TV and Radio shows, including: The John Bishop Show, BBC One, The Now Show, BBC Radio 4, This Morning, ITV, That Sunday Night Show, ITV, I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here....Now, ITV 2, and many others. Vikki is a former member of the National Youth Music Theatre, and has appeared in many stage plays and musicals including Sweeney Todd, Beauty and The Beast, The Firebird and many others, as well as acting for kids TV shows such as Titch and Ted (for which also she also wrote the theme tune and incidental music), Dick and Dom's Hoopla, and CBBC's Comedy Palace. She also stars in the BBC Music film Ten Pieces II, which was in cinemas, as well as on BBC2 and CBBC. In 2011, Vikki won the Soho Theatre Stand-Up Award and her debut show the same year was nominated for Best New Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival, and her subsequent shows enjoyed sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and Soho Theatre as well as on tour. Vikki has recently been awarded the H100 award for Theatre and Performance and Arts Council England funding and the PRS Bliss Trust new composers bursary for her new orchestral work Concerto For Comedian And Orchestra, which is due to be performed with various orchestras throughout 2017.

Cam Spence

Work in Progress

Tony Law

Work in Progress

A mix of award winning funny out loud talking and internal truths. Tony shares some memories and is inspiring to you. 1970’s trampolining and new shouty comedy b*ll*cks combine to make him the best in history. You love him. Go to him.

Milo McCabe

Work in Progress

TROY HAWKE returns to the Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival with another riotous hour of stand up, examining the oddities of human interaction, navigating the detritus of everyday life and the divine properties of Scrabble Values. As seen on Benidorm (ITV), Live at the Electric (BBC3) and Blue Go Mad in Ibiza (C5). British Fringe Comedy Guide Top Recommended Shows of 2017

'CHARACTER COMEDY THAT IS NEAR PERFECTION' The New Current

'RAZOR SHARP WIT LACED WITH A TOUCH OF THE SURREAL' Fest

Rob Broderick

Work in progress

Ireland's finest hip hop musical comedian is back in Shrewsbury with his biggest show to date. Using his trademark blend of audience interaction and razor-sharp improvisation, Rob will take you on a magical journey, transforming the audience's likes, loathes and daydreams into hit songs and captivating tales. "CLEVER, QUICK-WITTED AND AUDACIOUS" Scotsman

"WILDLY FUNNY AND TECHNICALLY INCREDIBLE" The Age (AU)

"FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS MEETS 8 MILE" Chortle

Josh Pugh

Work in Progress

Alexander Bennett

Work in Progress

Peter Brush

Work in Progress

A highly distinctive performer and deft writer of finely crafted jokes, Peter Brush unassumingly takes the stage with his slight bespectacled frame and scruffy hair, before consummately conquering it with an arsenal of razor sharp quirky one-liners and peerlessly original routines, all delivered in an amusingly awkward fashion.

Peter has been a finalist in a variety of local and national comedy competitions including the BBC New Comedy Award 2013, as well as winning the Harrogate Comedian of the Year 2012. He has also written for BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, The Show What You Wrote and Newsjack.

Bobby Mair

Work in Progress

Bobby Mair is a Canadian stand-up comedian based in London, England who has appeared on The Hour, Russell Howard's Good News, Sweat the Small Stuff, Virtually Famous, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Sam Delaney's News Thing and 8 Out of 10 Cats. Mair won the Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year competition in 2012. He has supported the likes of Jerry Sadowitz, Doug Stanhope and Bill Burr.

He is a third cousin of Canadian pop star Justin Bieber - although he says that they have never met - a fact mentioned many times, including in his Edinburgh Fringe show obviously adopted.

Susan Murray

Work in Progress

Starting her career under the stage name Harpie, Susan Murray was a finalist in the Daily Telegraph Open Mic in 1997 and won the first Jongleurs new act competition the following year. She first went to Edinburgh in 2000 as part of the Big Value Comedy Show, and returned in 2004 in a two-hander with fellow Brummie comic Karen Bayley.

Susan recently made her debut TV acting alongside Jo Enright, Russell Tovey, Sophie Stanton and Sarah Hadland in ITV’s ‘The Job Lot‘ 3rd series

“Her ability to make quirky connections allows her to build a compelling believable and richly funny picture of 21st century womanhood..Anyone who loves the work of Sarah Millican and Kerry Godliman will find plenty to enjoy here” The Guardian

About the Event

Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival

Be they Edinburgh Festival bound or preparing for tours, all performers at SIC Festival are at the top of their craft. In the space of a couple of hours you may see one of the circuit’s best known acts working & moulding their material ‘on the hoof’ then you may just be watching the next big thing before they hit the big time. The Gala Show on Sunday will be, without doubt, the strongest line up of comedians ever assembled in Shrewsbury, with some of the country’s BIGGEST names on board..

Schedule

2019 Comedy Festival Schedule

Day 1 July 18th
8.00 PM
Festival Jesters
Festival Jesters

The Walker Theatre

Day 2 July 19th
7 PM
Dan Nightingale
Dan Nightingale

Henry Tudor House.

8.15 PM
Tony Law
Tony Law

Henry Tudor House.

8.15 PM
Josh Pugh
Josh Pugh

Dough & Oil

9.30 PM
Danny McLaughlin
Danny McLaughlin

The Old Post Office, Shrewsbury

11 PM
Late & Lively
Late and Lively

Havana Republic

Day 3 July 20th
12.15 PM
Comedy Course Showcase
Comedy Course Showcase

Havana Republic, Shrewsbury.

1.30 PM
James Cook
James Cook

Havana Republic, Shrewsbury

2.45 PM
Phil Nicol
Phil Nicol

Old Post Office, Shrewsbury

4.00 PM
Troy Hawke
Troy Hawke

Old Market Hall, Shrewsbury

5.15 PM
Dane Baptiste
Dane Baptiste

Henry Tudor House, Shrewsbury

6.30 PM
Cam Spence
Cam Spence

Stop! Cafe, Shrewsbury

6.30 PM
Alexander Bennett
Alexander Bennett

Dough & Oil, Shrewsbury

7.45 PM
Lloyd Griffiths
LLoyd Griffith

Old Post Office, Shrewsbury

7.45 PM
Jane Hill
Jane Hill

Stop! Cafe, Shrewsbury

9.00 PM
Bobby Mair
Bobby Mair

Henry Tudor House, Shrewsbury

11.00 PM
Late and Lively Too
Late & Lively Too

Old Post Office, Shrewsbury

Day 4 July 21st
1.45 PM
Rob Rouse
Rob Rouse

Old Market Hall, Shrewsbury

1.45 PM
Susan Murray
Susan Murray

Dough & Oil, Shrewsbury

3.00 PM
Rob Broderick
Rob Broderick

Henry Tudor House, Shrewsbury

4.15PM
Vikki Stone
Vikki Stone

Old Market Hall, Shrewsbury

4.15 PM
Larry Dean
Larry Dean

Stop! Cafe, Shrewsbury

8.00 PM
Gala show
Gala Show

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Venues

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Theatre Severn

Address: Frankwell Quay, SY3 8FT

Phone: 01743 281281

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Old Post Office

Address: 1, Milk Street, SY1 1SZ

Phone: 01743 236019

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Old Market Hall

Address: The Square, SY1 1LH

Phone: 01743 281281

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Henry Tudor House

Address: Barracks Passage, SY1 1XA

Phone: 01743 361666

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Stop. cafe bar

Address: Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, Shrewsbury | SY1 1LH

Phone: 07834 718176

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Havana Republic

Address: 18-21, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6AE

Phone: 01743 361666

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Dough & Oil

Address: 18, Castle Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 2AZ

Phone: 01743 384261

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