Now in its third year, the Wells Comedy Festival in association with Brothers is back, bigger and better, for 2017.
Over the bank holiday weekend of May 26-28 England’s smallest city plays host to a ‘weekend-long stand-up jamboree’ (The Guardian), with over 35 different comedy shows taking place at four venues in Wells, Somerset.
Comics performing at the three-day fest include Bafta-winning BBC star Stewart Lee, ‘Mock the Week’s surreal one-liner merchant Milton Jones, TV regular Joe Lycett, Edinburgh Comedy Award-winners Bridget Christie, John Kearns and Adam Riches, stand-up and author Sara Pascoe, and four-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee James Acaster performing his ‘Trelogy’ or shows: Recognise, Represent and Reset.
What's more, Brothers will be taking over the bar in the Little Theatre for the entire weekend starting with the Opening Gala on Friday 26th May. A range of our #DeciderlyDifferent fruit flavoured ciders will be on sale.
Here's a few Brothers Top Picks...
Sarah Kendall: Work-in-Progress
Saturday May 27, 1.30pm, Globe Inn
Storytelling stand-up at its finest from this Radio 4 star and Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee.
Sam Fletcher: Daftwerk
Saturday May 27, 1.30pm, White Hart Hotel
Family-friendly silliness, suitable for ages 10+. Props, physical comedy and a lot of stupid jokes.
Bridget Christie: Because You Demanded It
Saturday May 27, 1.30pm, Cedars Hall
The brand new five-star show, all about Brexit, from the Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner. The Guardian’s number one comedy show of 2016.
Jordan Brookes: Work-in-Progress
Saturday May 27, 5.30pm, The Globe Inn
Boundary-pushing, high-wire stand-up and silly faces. Chortle Best Newcomer nominee 2016.
Stewart Lee: Content Provider
Saturday May 27 & Sunday May 28, 7.30pm, Cedars Hall
One of the headline shows of this year’s festival. The brand new full-length show from the Bafta-winning stand-up.
Adam Riches: Work-in-Progress
Sunday May 28, 1.30pm, White Hart Hotel
Whirlwind character comedy. Edinburgh Comedy Award winner 2011.
Nish Kumar: Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Unless You Shout The Words Real Loud
Sunday May 28, 3.30pm, Wells Little Theatre
One of the country’s top political stand-ups. As seen on ‘Have I Got News For You’ and ‘Live at the Apollo’.
Bec Hill: Work-in-Progress
Sunday May 28, 3.30pm, Globe Inn
Wonderfully optimistic Aussie stand-up. Brand new show.
Kieran Hodgson: Maestro
Sunday May 28, 5.30pm, Wells Little Theatre
A character comedy show about trying to write a symphony – very fitting for musical Wells. The Telegraph gave ‘Maestro’ five stars.
Comedians Cinema Club: Hot Fuzz
Sunday May 28, 9.30pm, Wells Little Theatre
Now a Wells Comedy Festival tradition: a group of shambolic comedians improvise the entire plot of ‘Hot Fuzz’, live on stage.
Wells Comedy Festival
Friday 26 to Sunday 28 May 2017 - Tickets from £6