News: Big Festival For England's Smallest City

Tommy Tiernan

Tommy Tiernan, Mark Watson and Nick Helm have been confirmed as the headliners for a three-day festival in Wells in Somerset to celebrate 10 years of the county’s Long Paws Comedy Club

Comics playing the festival from Friday 29 to Sunday 31 May also include Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner Tim Key, co-host of Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cage Robin Ince, Never Mind the Buzzcocks favourite Paul Foot, comedy maverick Simon Munnery and many more.

Ben Williams, co-producer of the Wells Comedy Festival and co-founder of the Long Paws Comedy Club (and also Time Out Comedy Editor), said “We couldn’t be more excited to be bringing some of our favourite comics to Wells for one big blow-out weekend. What better way to celebrate a decade of Long Paws! (Has it really been that long?)”

Other acts playing the festival include Alun Cochrane, Man Down star Mike Wozniak, Foster’s Best Newcomer-nominated sketch duo Lazy Susan, Radio 4’s Newsjack host Nish Kumar and circuit favourite Tiernan Douieb. 

Described as “Somerset’s sharpest comedy club” by the Sunday Times, the Long Paws Comedy Club was established in 2005, and has been hosting shows at the Wells Little Theatre ever since. Over the last decade dozens of comedians have played the club, including Tim Minchin, Russell Howard, Simon Pegg, Al Murray the Pub Landlord, Jon Richardson, Ardal O’Hanlon, Greg Davies, Milton Jones and Sara Pascoe. 

Wells Comedy Festival

Dates: Friday 29 to Sunday 31 May 2015

Venue: Wells Little Theatre, Chamberlain St, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2PS

Tickets: £10-£14

Website/Tickets: www.wellscomfest.com

Direct ticket link: www.ticketsource.co.uk/wellscomfest 

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