Cardiff Comedy Festival

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The Cardiff Comedy Festival is organised by Scott Fitzgerald, Tom Wakeham, Richard Balshaw, Johnny Disco and Matt Price. As well as showcasing established, mainly Welsh, acts, the Festival also aims to nurture new talent,[1] and in 2010 premiered the first Welsh Unsigned Standup Awards.[2]

2009 Festival[edit]

The 2009 Festival ran from 21–26 July 2009, and was based entirely at O'Neill's bar. The heart of the festival was 10 Edinburgh preview shows. Featured artistes included[3]

2010 Festival[edit]

Although previous attempts to launch a comedy festival in Cardiff had failed, and promoters had in the past lost money on the venture,[1] the 2009 Festival was sufficiently successful for the organisers to stage a larger event in 2010.[4]

The 2010 Festival ran from the 16–26 July. The line up included[4]

In addition to the main festival, there is also the WUSA (Welsh Unsigned Standup Award) [5] and a series of workshops in Cardiff Central Library.

Venues included St David's Hall, The Glee Club, Central Library, Nos Da and O'Neill's bar.[6]

2011 Festival[edit]

Venues included include St David's Hall, The Glee Club, Nos Da (WUSA) and RWCMD

Acts included Craig Campbell, Johnny Disco, Taylor Glenn, Ardal O'Hanlon, Richard Herring, Ellis James, Wes Packer, Matt Price and JJ Whitehead


2012 Festival[edit]

Acts Included Lucy Porter, Vikki Stone, Matt Price, Richard Herring, Ellis James, Lloyd Langford and Wil Hodgeson

Venues included St David's Hall, The Glee Club, Central Library, Chapter Arts Centre and Gwdihw.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Allen, Gavin (16 July 2009). "Cardiff comedy Festival is building for future laughs". South Wales Echo. Wales Online. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Welsh Unsigned Standup Award". 
  3. ^ Allen, Gavin (June 30, 2009). "Comedy preview: The Cardiff Comedy Festival". South Wales Echo. Wales Online. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Owens, David (7 April 2010). "Cardiff Comedy Festival searches for the stars of tomorrow". South Wales Echo. Wales Online. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  5. ^ Morgan, Robin (April 27, 2010). "WELSH UNSIGNED STANDUP AWARD: HEAT TWO". buzzmag. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Cardiff Comedy Festival". Cardiff Council. 
  7. ^ "Cardiff Comedy Festival". Cardiff Council. 

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