Joel Dommett & Friends

Following an inaugural sell out event in 2019 Manford’s Comedy Festival returns for 2020 featuring some of the UK’s biggest comedians.

The final night of the Festival will see star comedian and host of the Masked Singer Joel Dommett take to the stage. Joel burst onto the comedy scene in 2007 and quickly established himself as one of the most exciting comedians in the UK. He has become a regular face on TV, from being a finalist in 2017’s I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! ITV, Comedy Centrals Joel and Nish vs The World and a panelist on Sky One’s Bring the Noise alongside Nicole Scherzinger, to presenting Live In Chelsea, the live E4 after-show to hit series Made In Chelsea.

Joel will be joined by Dan Nightingale who is widely regarded as one of the best performers working on the comedy circuit today. Mixing fiendishly accurate observation with energetic characterisations and killer punch lines, his comedy is original, playful, intelligent, poignant and exciting; sometimes ridiculous… but always hilarious.

Reginald D Hunter, who since his arrival in the UK searingly honest observations both onstage and on TV have garnered him a cross-generational fan base. His TV appearances have included Have I Got News For You?, and two series of the BBC2’s hugely popular Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South & Songs of The Border, documenting Reginald’s epic road trip through 150 years of American popular song.

Bill Bailey has had an illustrious career going back to the 80s. He started like most comics by doing small gigs around the country. Touring alongside the likes of Mark Lamarr and Toby Longworth he honed his craft and developed a unique comedy style hitherto unseen. Characterised by comedic musical parodies and surreal, postmodern joke deconstruction Bill’s act was at the cutting edge of comedy and made him stand out. One instance of his early success saw Bill respond to a critic’s critique of his supposed lack of jokes by coming back the next night to deliver a set of exclusively punch lines.



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