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SHREWSBURY INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL GALA
Sun 22 Jul

SHREWSBURY INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL GALA

Frankwell QuayShrewsburySY3 8FT

Auditorium

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Following the huge success of the inaugural Gala Show, SHREWSBURY INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL is delighted to bring another incredible line up of comedians to Theatre Severn to bring the curtain down on the 2018 Festival.
 
The 2017 Gala sold out within hours and was the most talked about comedy event of the year and 2018 promises to be just as memorable. Come and see the cream of the comedy circuit on your doorstep. 

YOUR 2018 COMPERE IS...

RUSSELL KANE

Multi-award-winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter RUSSELL KANE is best known for BBC3's Stupid Man, Smart Phone and the host of Live At The Electric. Other TV appearances include BBC1's Live At The Apollo, ITV2's Celebrity Juice and I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here Now. Winner of Best Show in 2010 at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, Russell went on to make history as the first comedian to win both the Edinburgh Award and Melbourne Comedy Festival’s Barry Award in one year. He has recently finished his sell-out UK Tour, Right Man, Wrong Age, and is breaking new ground by launching Facebook's first broadcast ready show The Kaneing Live.


ALSO APPEARING AT THIS YEAR'S COMEDY GALA...

ABANDOMAN

The break out hit of 2017's Gala is back again to wow you with hip-hop improv genius. If you were there for last year's Gala, this is almost certainly the act you talked about most. 

"Flight of the Conchords meets 8 Mile...nothing short of genius" Chortle

ROBERT WHITE

Robert White is the only gay, Aspergic, quarter-Welsh comic on the British comedy circuit. Known for his brilliant timing and performance style, Robert’s chaotic stage presence, improvisational skills and delivery won him the runner up spot in this year's Britain's Got Talent. Robert replaces Jason Byrne (as previously advertised) who is unable to perform.

"He's a beautiful soul. Comedy flows from him like water" David Walliams

NISH KUMAR

After more than a decade in the business, Nish finally became an overnight sensation and now features regularly on TV & Radio...hosting satirical shows such as The Mash Report on BBC2 and Newsjack on Radio 4 Extra. His solo shows have consistently had sold out runs at the Edinburgh Festival, and he was nominated for the Comedy Award in 2015. He's also, to date, probably the worst contestant to have appeared on Taskmaster (Dave).
 
"A highly polished, subtly innovative stand up" Guardian


PLUS...

CARL DONNELLY

Carl has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award twice, appeared on Mock The Week, Russell Howard's Good News and is pretty much a serial festival performer, boasting appearances at Montreal, Melbourne and New Zealand Festivals. 

ALLYSON JUNE SMITH

Adding a bit more international flavour to the Gala Show, Allyson has been wowing Canadian audiences for almost two decades, is a multiple Canadian Comedy Award nominee & has recently moved to the UK where she is already headlining at many major clubs and festivals.

PERFORMANCE 7.30PM
TICKETS £37.50 - £30

14+ years. Line-up may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control.

Sun 22 Jul07:30PM Book
Venue Levy
Where applicable, advertised ticket prices are inclusive of a venue levy, retained by the venue to sustain and develop the programme of arts and culture in Shropshire.

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