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Comedy Gala

8 Mar 2019

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Address: Theatre Royal Winchester, Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8SB
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Winchester Comedy Festival present
Spring Comedy Gala 2019

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances James Gill (MC) will no longer be performing.

Simon Evans
Simon is well known to the British comedy-going public from TV shows such as Live at the Apollo and Stand Up for the Week, and as a regular on BBC Radio 4, where his own hugely successful, acclaimed radio show Simon Evans Goes To Market returns for a fourth series in Spring 2018.

Hugely popular at the Edinburgh Festival, Simon has recently returned from the Fringe after a sell-out run of his new show, Genius. He received a coveted five star review from The Scotsman where his show was described as a “masterclass in socio-political comedy” and an “extraordinarily accomplished hour”.

“Sizzingly entertaining… devastatingly funny gags”
The Guardian

Jayde Adams
After appearances in 8 out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, BBC2′s Gert Lush Christmas with Russell Howard, Sky1′s Sick Note with Nick Frost and Rupert Grint, and Netflix & Channel 5′s Borderline, it’s safe to say that when Dawn French says “Jayde Adams is the 3rd funniest woman in the world. Fact,”she might just be onto something.

“A fearless force of nature”
The Independent

Sean McLoughlin
Sean is a stand-up comedian and writer. He was handpicked to provide tour support on Ricky Gervais’ most recent tour and to open for Bill Burr at the Royal Albert Hall, having also opened for Katherine RyanDoug Stanhope and the David Brent live shows.

Sean is a favourite on the UK and international circuit and at the Edinburgh Fringe, where his shows have all received rave reviews. He has also appeared at Cat Laughs Festival in Kilkenny and the prestigious Just For Laughs in
Montreal, where he recorded a set for Kevin Hart’s LOL Network.

“The best comedian you haven’t heard of yet”
Time Out

Tom Deacon MC (recently added)
Since winning the Chortle Student Comedy Award in 2007, Deacon has hosted his own BBC Radio 1 show, done some telly (The Rob Brydon ShowFake ReactionDave’s One Night Stand) and followed The Champions League around the world as The Eurofan – notching up over one million views on YouTube. He’s a slick, upbeat, confident and loveable performer.

“Mighty fine comic”
The Guardian

Running Time: 1hr 40mins (plus interval)

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Tickets £19

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