Wells Comedy Festival Announces First Acts

Wells Comedy Festival Announces First Acts
The Wells Comedy Festival has announced its seventh edition, bringing some of the country’s top names in comedy to the heart of Somerset. Across the bank holiday weekend of 26-28 May, England’s smallest city presents Somerset’s ‘weekend-long comedy jamboree’ (The Guardian) with dozens of comedians descending on the city.

The first shows announced for 2023 include Netflix’s Phil Wang, TV’s Kiri Pritchard-McLean, and Radio’s John Robins joined by some new faces, Sam Campbell (Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show winner 2022), Sikisa (Live at the Apollo, BBC), Stephen Bailey (Would I Lie To You?, BBC) and Chloe Petts (Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club, ITV). A host of festival favourites return including Tim KeyLou SandersJen Brister and Esther Manito, alongside Edinburgh Festival Comedy Award Nominees Colin Hoult and Jessica Fostekew. Plus acclaimed duo Shelf bring their family friend Kids’ Show to the festival.

Ben Williams, Founder of the Wells Comedy Festival, said: ‘We are over the moon to be bringing some of our favourite stand-ups to Somerset. We’ve got so many fantastic acts bringing tour shows or working up new shows, as well as some really exciting new comics that we can’t wait to champion. There’s still plenty more shows to be announced so watch this space!’

All shows on sale at www.wellscomfest.com 

Listing details

Location: Wells Comedy Festival, Somerset, BA5

Dates: Fri 26 – Sun 28 May 2023

Times: Various 

Price: Tickets from £9

Web: www.wellscomfest.com 



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