Merthyr Comedy Festival 25 - 27 April

If you love stand-up comedy, you'll love Merthyr Comedy Festival!

This April, Merthyr Comedy Festival invites you to enjoy three days of great shows including festival headliners Zoe Lyons, Craig Campbll, Jarred Christmas and Tanyalee Davis.

Plus, with English language, Welsh lanaguage, a children's show and the latest from Gurnwah Productions, there really is something for everyone.

Tickets are now on sale and don't forget to put April 25-27 in your diary for three days of laugh out loud comedy!

Full festival line up:

Thursday 25 April, 6pm for 6.45pm show


featuring Karen Sherrard, Andrew Rutledge & Col Howarth

Tickets: £6 from Jokepit or from the venue


A  trio of South Wales based comedians guaranteeing great stand-up!

Karen Sherrard - "a fully loaded machine gun of endless gags" (Mat Troy)

Andrew Rutledge -"damned funny" and "the real deal" (Clowns Pocket comedy)

Col Howarth - "witty and intelligent, hilarious and cheeky with proper laugh out loud gags" (FringeReviews)

Enjoy a small pizza for £4. Cocktails are 2 for 1 all night!


Thursday 25 April, 8pm for 8.30pm show


featuring Ignacio Lopez, Leroy Brito & Simon Emanuel

Tickets: £8 from Jokepit or from the venue


An evening filled with great gags, quick wit and far flung observations.

Ignacio Lopez - "had the crowd roaring" (Get Reading)

Leroy Brito - "great gags and something different" (Glee Club, Cardiff)

Simon Emanuel - "hilariously inappropriate" (BUZZ Magazine)


Friday 26 April, 6pm for 6.45pm show


featuring Zoe Lyons, Jarred Christmas, Drew Taylor & Daniel Glyn

Tickets: £10 in advance from Jokepit or from the venue / £12.50 on the door


A regular on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and all over BBC Radio 4, Zoe Lyons is "achingly funny", "left everyone in stitches" and is "probably the most impressive British female comic on the circuit" (The Skinny, Edinburgh)


Jarred Christmas has a unique style deftly mixing gags with storytelling. "Best of the crop ... a fabulously boisterous kiwi with a definite future." (Evenin g Standard)


They are joined by Drew Taylor, a rising star of the South Wales comedy scene, and our host and S4C and BBC regular, Daniel Glyn.


Friday 26 April, 10pm for 10.30pm show


featuring Wes Packer, Matt Rees and Chris Chopping

Tickets: £8 from Jokepit or from the venue


Late night comedy that's intelligent, belligerent and energetic, with lots of killer lines.

Wes Packer - "left us breathless and reeling" (South Wales Echo)

Matt Rees - "a properly original comedy mind" (The guardian)

Chris Chopping - "makes this comedy lark look easy" (South Wales Echo)


Saturday 27 April, 1.30pm for 2pm show


featuring Jarred Christmas, Simon Emanuel  & Beth Jones

Tickets: £3.50 / £12 family (admits 4) from Jokepit or from the venue


Big comedy for little ears! Join Jarred Christmas (Act Your Age, Mock The Week and Never Mind the Buzzcocks), TV presenter and stand up comic Simon Emanuel and your host Beth Jones as they perform stand-up for a younger audience.


Bring your children, or steal someone else's, for a show guaranteed to keep you laughing right into the next week.

Children must be accompanied by an adult and families are kindly requested to sit together during the show.

Suitable for ages 6 to 12!


Saturday 27 April, 4.30pm for 5pm show


featuring Steffan Evans and guests

Tickets: £6 in advance from Jokepit or from the venue


Ser newydd comedi Cymraeg / New stars of Welsh comedy


Ers byrstio ar y gylchdaith gomedi, mae bwndel o egni Sir Benfro, Steffan Evans, wedi dod yn un o'r sêr sy'n codi’n gyflym. "Bachgen rhyfedd os oedd erioed" (Chortle) "Cymryd yr olygfa gomedi yn ôl storm" (Cymru Ar-lein)

Since bursting onto the comedy circuit, Pembrokeshire’s very own bundle of energy Steffan Evans has become one of the fastest rising stars around. “A roaring boy if ever there was” (Chortle) “Taking the comedy scene by storm” (Wales Online)


Saturday 27 April, 4.30pm for 5pm show - SOLD OUT

Gurnwah Productions presents


plus Topless in Treorchy

Tickets: £8 in advance from Jokepit or from the venue / £10 on the door


A comedy double header opens with hilariously funny stand-up from Hannah E Phillips who is ‘Topless in Treorchy’! Finding sexy when you're not has proven very entertaining for self-confessed, unsexy Hannah. From unexpected conversations in Ann Summers to being topless in Treorchy, join Hannah on a whistle stop tour of finding out what really is sexy.


This is followed by a brand new comedy play by Anthony Bunko. Several days after Clive the Postman’s appearance sent shockwaves through a small Welsh village, a bus full of insanity rolled into town wearing Jesus sandals, dark glasses and in search of answers. This is the (almost) truthful tale of ‘The Man Whose Hair Grew Black.’


Saturday 27 April, 7pm for 8pm show


featuring Craig Campbell, Tanyalee Davis, Paul James, George Rigden  & Carrieanne The RedNeck Comedian

Tickets: £10 in advance from Jokepit or from the venue / £12.50 on the door

'Wild Man of Comedy' Craig Campbell's laid-back manner and genuine warmth belie the outrageous nature of his material. Still, his stoner philosophy and risqué subjects have won him devoted fans worldwide.  “Loud, beautifully crafted tales of outsider adventure” (The Independent) "A fantastic yarn weaver" (Time Out)

Canadian born Tanyalee Davis inspires, enlightens and entertains her audiences all over the world with her own unique perspective and somewhat racy brand of comedy. At 3’6′′, she is the Ferrari of comedy – low to the ground and kind of racy.

George Rigden, Carrieanne The Redneck Comedian and "comedic demi-god" Paul James complete a stunning line-up.


Full Festival Box Office - book now from Jokepit

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