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.