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Winchester Comedy Festival: Spring Gala 2022

10 Mar 2022

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An evening of stand-up comedy from Rhys JamesJen BristerJosh Pugh and James Gill (MC).

Rhys James

Rhys James is a writer and actor who you will have seen on Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), A League of Their Own (Sky One) and Live At The Apollo (BBC Two).

Rhys is also a regular panellist on Mock The Week (BBC Two).

He has performed six solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe to sell-out audiences and critical acclaim, with his 2019 show Snitch being one of the best reviewed comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Jen Brister

Jen Brister is a critically acclaimed stand up comedian and writer who has been seen on BBC’s Live at the ApolloFrankie Boyle’s New World Order Hypothetical and Sara Pascoe’s Comedy Lectures on Dave.

Jen is a regular performer on the UK and international comedy circuits and has written and performed on BBC Radio 4’s The News QuizThe Now Show and presented for BBC 6 Music.

“Her energy is explosive. Her use of space and delivery mesmerising”
The Sunday Times

Josh Pugh

Josh Pugh is a comedian, writer and winner of English Comedian of the Year and the Birmingham Breaking Talent Award.

This year he wrote for Dave Channel’s new show The Island and The Emily Atack Show for ITV.

Josh performs stand up across the country and has toured in the UK and Australia.

“Wonderfully off-kilter… Pugh proves that semi-surrealism is alive and well”

James Gill (MC)

James Gill is a comedian, presenter, warm-up artiste and writer, establishing himself as one of the most popular compères on the circuit.

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