Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Night-by-night guide to comedy at the Henley Festival

Night-by-night guide to comedy at the Henley Festival

Wednesday, July 5

Stephen K Amos will be bringing his latest hour to headline the opening night of the Henley Festival. Joining him in support are political comedian Matt Forde and TV quiz “Chaser” Paul Sinha.

Thursday, July 6

The second day of the festival sees headline performances from Paul Foot and Radio 4 veteran Mitch Benn, with support from Kiri Pritchard McClean and Glenn Moore (see main article).

Friday, July 6

Mock the Week stars Andy Parsons and Sara Pascoe headline. Since leaving his regular seat on the show, Andy has devoted himself to live work, while Sara has recently written a bestselling autobiography, Animal. They are supported by Edinburgh Festival favourite Felicity Ward and radio host Mark Dolan.

Saturday, July 7

Award-winner and panel show regular Seann Walsh is the first headliner, followed by Russell Kane. Russell has recently been entertaining his fans with The Kaneing — a weekly series of YouTube rants about politics, the media and popular culture. Support comes from voiceover artist Tom Ward, and from Eshaan Akbar, the winner and finalist in a number of prestigious “new comedian” competitions.

Sunday, July 8

To close the festival, the organisers are incredibly excited to be hosting the return of Radio Active starring Angus Deayton. Revived last year for live shows based on the long-running BBC Radio 4 sitcom, the show affectionately skewers the various personalities working in a station at the dawn of commercial radio. Stand-up performances come from Nish Kumar with support from John Robins and Rose Matafeo.

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