Tickets for Swindon’s first ever comedy festival go on sale on Monday 3 March, with 11 shows over an eight-day period.
The Wyvern Theatre hosts an array of comedy stars from Radio 4’s Kit and the Widow to award-winning performer Howard Read and his alter ego Little Howard.
Jimmy Carr will be appearing at the Oasis Leisure Centre on Monday 30 June and tickets for this are already on sale and selling fast!
While Jimmy takes over at the Oasis, the Wyvern Theatre will be hosting the lovable and laughable Rabbi Lionel Blue, with his gentle tales of human behaviour.
8 out of 10 Cats team captain and the first comedian ever to perform at Wembley Sean Lock makes his Wyvern debut fresh from the success of his self-penned television show 15 Storeys High on BBC2.
Innovative comedian and cartoonist Howard Read introduces his mini-me sidekick Little Howard as they present two shows – one for the children and one for the adults. Big Howard and Little Howard were the highlight of last year’s Royal Variety Performance and were nominated for the prestigious Perrier Award in 2003.
Also for children, The Burple Brothers present The Great Big Comedy Song Show, possibly the country’s only comedy song band for children, starring Simon Aylin, who impressed as Buttons in the Wyvern’s recent pantomime, Cinderella, and which he also wrote.
Deborah Frances White presents an instructional show entitled How to Get Almost Anyone to Sleep with You – a light yet big hearted evening of helpful hints for the unlucky in love. Following a total sell-out season in Edinburgh, Deborah already has many audience success stories of increased sex appeal, dating… even from a man who described himself as "in a five year drought"! Packed with solid advice for both sexes, it will leave singles feeling like the sexiest person in the bar.
The Wyvern has secured the services of two vastly opposed double acts in Kit and the Widow and Topping and Butch. If you like Tom Lehrer, Victor Borge, Fascinating Aida or Flanders and Swann, chances are you'll like Kit and the Widow and their inimitable brand of Radio 4-style musical humour. Topping and Butch sit somewhere at the other end of the scale entirely, with some wonderfully risqué songs inspired by Noel Coward and costumes inspired by World of Leather!
Pluck are a string trio with a difference! Three superbly talented string musicians straddle comedy and classical music in The Specialists, a brand new show by these Fringe favourites.
There is also a very exceptional edition of our monthly Jongleurs Comedy Club to look forward to, with some extra special guests and we are giving our audience the chance to vote on their favourite comedy films!
Swindon Comedy Festival events are available to book now:Ticket Office: 01793 524481www.swindoncomedyfestival.com goes live in March!