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SIC Fest Gala 2023
16 July 2023 from 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Ahoy there! What time is it? Why, it’s time to grab your tickets for the Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival Gala Show 2023!!
Just about the hottest property on the UK comedy scene at the moment – star of Live At The Apollo, Comedy Roast and co-host of the hugely popular podcast Have A Word… the brilliant Adam Rowe will be your host for this year’s event.
Yorkshire funny man Tom became a national have-a-go-hero when he rescued a little old lady from the jaws of Virgin train bureaucracy, only to be arrested for begging. His subsequent sell-out show, Tom Wrigglesworth’s Open Return Letter To Richard Branson, bagged him the Chortle Award for Best Show 2010. He is also the winner of Channel 4’s So You Think You’re Funny? competition and his BBC Radio 4 comedy Tom Wrigglesworth’s Hang Ups ran for five series. An articulate and natural raconteur, his warm and hilarious tales told with true passion, never fail to captivate an audience.
‘Magical storytelling… a rare talent… hysterical and accomplished’ Time Out
‘The gods of comedy chose greatness for Tom’ Scotsman
Described by The Guardian as wearing ‘her smarts on her sleeve,’ Jessica’s acting roles include the films Greed and Official Secrets, as well as Motherland and The Trouble With Maggie Cole on TV. As a comedian she has appeared on Live At The Apollo, QI and Sara Pascoe’s BBC Two series Out Of Her Mind. Fostekew’s own show Hench, was nominated for the Dave Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show in 2019 and won Best Show in the 2020 Chortle Awards. She hosts her own podcast Hoovering, which in less than a year has racked up half a million downloads and is a regular host of BBC R4 Extra’s Comedy Club, as well as a co-host of The Guilty Feminist podcast.
The hapless clairvoyant, medium and psychic from smash hit Channel 4 TV show Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights. Watch him conjure up his extraordinary powers for a new generation. Clinton is bringing his extraordinary gift to Theatre Severn (you’re welcome) and will give readings to the audience, offering advice from beyond the grave. He will predict your future, tell you about your past and all manner of spooky stuff.
‘Millions of years ago when man first walked the planet he had no real means of communication. In time man developed a phenomena which has never been fully understood by the psychic community. This phenomena is… Clinton Baptiste’ Peter Kay
Stand-up comedian, TV and radio quiz specialist Paul ‘The Sinnerman’ Sinha was born in the UK to Bengali parents and the family medical dynasty. While studying medicine in the 1990s, Paul took his first steps on the stand-up comedy circuit, and after earnig a nomination for the Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2006, hung up his stethoscope to become a full-time comedian.
As seen on The Chase (ITV), QI, Would I Lie to You? (BBC) and Taskmaster (Dave), and heard on Radio 4’s Just A Minute and The News Quiz and on BBC Radio 5Live’s Fighting Talk.
The UK’s leading comedy magician, described by Time Out magazine as ‘funnier than most comedians and more magical than Dumbledore on a good day’, Pete’s live performances have taken him all over the world and entertained sell-out audiences for over ten years at the Edinburgh Fringe and on numerous UK tours.
After starring in the groundbreaking series Monkey Magic (Channel 5) and The Magicians (BBC1), Pete has also appeared on The John Bishop Show, The Sarah Millican Television Programme and The One Show, and published Tricks To Freak Out Your Friends, a beginners magic book for the 21st century.