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COMEDY FESTIVAL LINE-UP REVEALED

Published : 13/Feb/2018


The full line up for this year's Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival has been announced, with multi award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author & scriptwriter RUSSELL KANE named as host for the star studded Gala Show which brings the curtain down on the festival

Kane, a regular on Live at the Apollo, Celebrity Juice and host of BBC 3’s Live at the Electric, is the latest big name to be handed the comperé role by Festival organisers, after Shropshire's Greg Davies did the job last year. Kane will introduce Irish comedian JASON BYRNE (Don’t Say It, Bring It, Ireland’s Got Talent) and NISH KUMAR (Taskmaster, The Mash Report).

One half of hip-hop improv stars Abandoman, the breakout hit of last year's festival, ROB BRODERICK also makes a welcome return to perform a one man show at the Old Market Hall as part of the Edinburgh Preview & Work In Progress programme that makes up the rest of the Festival.

SICFest Co-Director Kevin Bland says "Once again we've managed to pull together an eclectic mix of top circuit acts to perform their hour long shows prior to taking them to the Edinburgh Festival. We’ve added extra days and more venues this year to try and keep up with demand for shows, both from performers and the public. It all kicks off with a a special Festival version of the regular comedy club at Theatre Severn on the opening night."

As well as Theatre Severn and The Old Market Hall; Henry Tudor House, The Old Post Office, Havana Republic, Stop Café @ The Museum and Sabrina Boat will play host to the likes of Rob Rouse, Dan Nightingale, Glenn Wool, Geoff Norcott, Carl Donnelly & many more. The 4 day festival opens on Thursday 19 July. Tickets priced from ONLY £6 are on sale now via this website, telephone (01743 281281) or in person at both Theatre Severn and the Old Market Hall.


FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

THURSDAY 19 JULY      
FESTIVAL JESTERS DAN NIGHTINGALE, LOST VOICE GUY
& ROB DEERING
7.30PM - 9.30PM Walker Theatre
ROB KEMP THE ELVIS DEAD 10PM - 11PM Walker Theatre
       
FRIDAY 20 JULY      
DAN NIGHTINGALE SEX, DRUGS & MY NANNA'S BUNGALOW 7PM - 8PM Henry Tudor House
GLENN WOOL WORK IN PROGRESS 8.15PM - 9.15PM Henry Tudor House
JOHN LYNN ADDICTION DICTION 9.30PM - 10.30PM Old Post Office
LATE & LIVELY TBC 11PM - MIDNIGHT Havana Republic
       
SATURDAY 21 JULY      
ANIL DESAI A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES 12.15PM - 1.15PM Old Market Hall
SCOTT BENNETT LEAP YEAR 1.30PM - 2.30PM Old Post Office
ROB ROUSE ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY? 2.45PM - 3.45PM Henry Tudor House
MILO McCABE 1001 MOMENTS WITH TROY HAWKE! 4PM - 5PM Old Post Office
GEOFF NORCOTT AGE OF OUTRAGE 5.15PM - 6.15PM Stop Cafe
CATHERINE BOHART WORK IN PROGRESS 6.30PM - 7.30PM Stop Cafe
TONY LAW THE REMEMBERER 7.45PM - 8.45PM Old Post Office
CHRIS WASHINGTON YOUBEAUTY 9PM - 10PM Old Market Hall
RIK CARRANZA I'M A FAN 10.15PM - 11.15PM Havana Republic
       
SUNDAY 22 JULY      
STEVE DAY ADVENTURES IN DEMENTIA 12.30PM - 1.30PM Havana Republic
NICK DOODY PG 1.45PM - 2.45PM Old Post Office
CARL DONNELLY STRICTLY CARL DONNELLY 3PM - 4PM Old Post Office
ROB BRODERICK PIRATE RADIO 4.15PM - 5.15PM Old Market Hall
COMEDY CRUISE   4.30PM - 5.30PM Sabrina Boat
GALA PERFORMANCE   7PM - 10PM Theatre Severn


*Line-up is subject to change