Comedy

Improv group 'Box of Frogs'
19 May 2021
Arts Alive are delivering a night of laughter to South Shropshire on June 25. The rural touring scheme, which facilities cultural events across Shropshire and Herefordshire, has booked Birmingham’s premier improv group – Box of Frogs – to deliver their high-octane improvised comedy at Clungunford Parish Hall. The Frogs will be coming out of lockdown hibernation for the performance. This will be...
04 Feb 2020
COMEDY FESTIVAL FULL WEEKEND LINE UP ANNOUNCED The full line up for this year’s Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival (SICFest) has been announced, with a host of new faces plus returning favourites to keep the county town amused. As ever, the weekend kicks off with a Festival Jesters show on the Thursday in the Walker Theatre (Theatre Severn) hosted by regular compere Dan Nightingale &...
29 Jan 2020
Fri 27th March, 8pm Theatre Severn,  Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, SY3 8FT Tel: 01743 281281 https://www.theatresevern.co.uk/shows/comedy/mark-thomas/   Mark uses his trademark style of storytelling, stand-up, subversion and really, really, well researched material to try and find out how the hell we ended up in the middle of this s**t show. '50 Things About Us' is a show about songs, gongs, loot,...
Comedy, stand up
29 Jan 2020
Thurs 12th March @ 7:30pm THEATRE SEVERN, FRANKWELL QUAY, SHREWSBURY, SHROPSHIRE, SY3 8FT Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and very-hard-to-pin-down-indie-underdog-nightmare JOSIE LONG is back with a brand new show after a brief hiatus, during which she had a baby and so on... It's about the mind-bending intensity of new motherhood, but mostly about kindness, gentleness, and joy - all in...
22 Dec 2019
Nathan Caton is one of the most exciting young comedians on the scene. Gigging since the tender age of 19, over the last decade he has established himself both as a circuit headliner, and a name on TV and radio. Within his first few years on stage, he had picked up various accolades and coveted plaudits including the Chortle Student Comic of the Year award and Broadcast Hotshot and written and...
30 Sep 2019
One broken world and ten funny songs to fix it. From BBC Radio 4's "Now Show" to his column in the New European, Mitch spreads insight and laughs in equal measure. Join the "country's leading musical satirist" (The Times) as, with six string in hand and a head full of silly rhymes, he identifies the problems and proposes (semi-serious) solutions. “Song after song of exquisitely crafted satire”...
Carl Donnelly
13 May 2019
Top Comedian Carl Donnelly is to headline the Old Post Office Comedy Club on Sunday 26th May. Carl started performing stand-up in 2005 and quickly established himself as one of the UK’s most exciting young comedians. His conversational, silly sense of humour has seen him win a host of awards (Chortle Best Club Comedian 2017; Chortle Best Newcomer 2007; Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2007...
15 Apr 2019
Hawkstone Park is bringing back Follies Festival, for a wonderful weekend of family entertainment on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July 2019. Set against the breath-taking woodland landscape of caves, crags and cliffs, the stage will be set for comedy and music. Friday will host a night of comedy, with Birmingham-based compere, James Cook as MC.  James joins the festivities after recent...
22 Nov 2017
A local playwright will be debuting a festive short play at the Arts Theatre in London’s West End this December. ‘Jesus, Mary & Jacob’s Crackers’ is a comedy written by Vicki Duckett that has been selected by Encompass Productions to be performed as part of their BARE ESSENTIALS showcase. This event is one of London's longest-running independent new writing nights which promotes emerging...
Greg Davies at Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival
28 Sep 2017
Organisers of the highly successful Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival have announced the dates for next year’s event – extending the Festival length & adding venues in the process. The Festival (SICFest), which this year provided 15 shows over several venues in town, will take place Thursday to Sunday, 19th-22nd July 2018. As this year, it will culminate in a star studded Gala Show in...
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