Stand Up In The Park
Back By Popular Demand!
Following last year’s enormous success, professional stand up comics provide an evening of hilarity with a heart!
This year’s event in support of Amnesty International’s Cardiff group is again dedicated to Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.
Featuring an eclectic selection of superb comics from the professional circuit, compered by the outstanding Clint Edwards (our 2017 host).
Our Festival Bar & Theatre Courtyard will be open from 7pm and The Grazing Shed will be on site serving their Super Tidy Burgers.
Last year this was a sell out event!
Take a look at who’s providing the laughs this year…
Ben has performed at comedy festivals the world over and has a wealth of experience in the tricky art of TV warm-up. More recently, Ben has excelled at presenting many high profile corporate events and award ceremonies. You may have heard Ben’s voice on campaigns for Carling and Emirates, amongst others. Ben’s TV credits include: The Comedy Store (Open mike) Never mind the Buzzcocks (BBC 2) They think it’s all over (BBC 2) Mock the week (BBC 2)
Kiri Pritchard – McLean
Welsh Comedian Kiri Pritchard-Mclean has been making something of a name for herself in the short time she’s being performing stand up comedy and has achieved further success as one fourth of multi-award winning sketch group Gein’s Family Giftshop (in capacity as writer/director). She also won the Chortle Award for Best Club Comedian/Compere.
Rhys James is an accomplished comedian, writer and actor. At 26 he has already made numerous TV appearances, on shows such as Mock The Week (BBC2), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), Virtually Famous (E4), Sweat the Small Stuff (BBC3), @elevenish (ITV2) and many more. He has performed five solo shows at the Edinburgh fringe to complete sell-out audiences and critical acclaim, earning his 2017 show ‘Forgives’ a spot in the British Comedy Guide’s ‘Best Reviewed Shows of the Fringe’ list. His own Radio 4 series, ‘Rhys James is…’ debuted this year. He is also known for his prolific Twitter feed which has been recommended in The Telegraph, The Sun, Huffington Post, The Poke and The Gentleman’s Journal among others.
Cardiff-based Lorna, is a former TV news reporter and actor turned full-time comedian. She hosts her own comedy club ‘Howl’ in Tramshed and recently set up a sister, all-female gig ‘howling Women’- thought to be the first regular one outside of London. This year she’ll be performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for three weeks with fellow Welsh comic Josh Elton in ‘changing Horses Mid Scream’.