Comedy on the menu in Facade

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1:38pm Thursday 9th October 2014

As part of Comedy Port 2014, Newport’s annual comedy festival, Crashmat Collective present Façade; an intimate and theatrical three course meal. A feast for the senses and the appetite, the waiters' stories unfold in thrilling and touching ways, encircling audiences as they dine.

Bridget Christie's Ungrateful Woman Show Comes To Abergavenny

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12:21pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

Bridget Christie will be touring the UK in the Autumn with this year’s Edinburgh show An Ungrateful Woman, as well as her Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning show A Bic For Her.

Shappi gets personal in new comedy show

Free Press Series: COMEDY QUEEN:Shappi Khorsandi

9:11am Friday 3rd October 2014

Iranian born British comedienne Shappi Khorsandi brings her latest comedy show Because I'm Shappi to Newport Riverfront next week, " Its very personal," she tells me, " its about been pregnant when I was single and been a lone parent."

Countdown To Comedy Port

9:08am Friday 3rd October 2014

Back for its 5th year, Newport’s annual Comedy Port Festival will be steamrolling into the city with a bumper crop of comic talent between Monday 6 October and Saturday 11 October.

Comedy Port 2014 Timetable

9:04am Friday 3rd October 2014

Monday 6 October Dydd

McGrath and Pope Take A Bridge Over Troubled Lager

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9:39am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Brian Donaldson talks to Rory McGrath and Philip Pope ahead of their appearance in Monmouth next week.

Comedienne Kat To Play Monmouth

Free Press Series: GLEE CLUB: Katherine Ryan will perform her new show ‘Glam Role Model’ this December

8:50am Friday 12th September 2014

With Katherine Ryan’s new touring show, Glam Role Model, her audiences can be assured that they will encounter a comedian who enjoys healthy debate. With many stand-ups, you feel that they’ve arrived on stage armed with all the solutions to every problem in the world and with no chance that they’ll be deflected from their chosen course of opinion. The UK-based, Canada-born comic and actress is just a different breed altogether.

Jason Manford adds Newport date to tour

Free Press Series: Comedian Jason Manford talks about First World Problems show heading for Dartford and Croydon

1:31pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

COMEDIAN Jason Manford has added a Newport date to his forthcoming tour.

Mrs Brown To Raise Laughs In Cardiff

12:41pm Friday 4th July 2014

Following the release of D’Movie the Award Winning Mrs Brown’s Boys will be returning to live arena in 2015 with their new show ‘How Now Mrs Brown Cow’. The tour will be heading all across the UK where they will be taking over some of country’s biggest venues for five day residencies and including Saturday matinee shows.

Dawn French Plays Comedy Show In Cardiff

12:40pm Friday 4th July 2014

Dawn French, the Queen of British comedy, is bringing her first ever solo tour to the New Theatre from Wednesday 16 – Saturday 19 July 2014. The award-winning actor, best-selling novelist and all round very funny lady has based the new show called 30 Million Minutes on her life and career.

Rhys Darby Heads for Cardiff With New Show

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9:26am Friday 27th June 2014

As the name of his forthcoming Cardiff show suggests, Rhys Darby is the adventurous type. Having recently performed around his New Zealand homeland, the Kiwi comic brings Mr Adventure to the UK, an action-packed rollercoaster ride of a show filled with all manner of close shaves, derring-do and the Loch Ness Monster.

The Real Life Of Brian - Brian Conley Interview

4:32pm Monday 5th May 2014

Andy Howells chats to Brian Conley about his new show The Real Life of Brian

Owen Money's proud to be Welsh

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12:41pm Friday 14th February 2014

Celebrate St David’s Day with Owen Money and some special guests in Proud to be Welsh at Beaufort Theatre & Ballroom, Ebbw Vale on Saturday 1st March 7:30pm.

Jethro to raise a smile in Cardiff

3:22pm Thursday 13th February 2014

Join Jethro for a night of fun

See Miranda Hart galloping for fun in Wales

4:24pm Friday 17th January 2014

The award winning Queen of Comedy Miranda Hart is on stage doing stand-up for the first time since her hit series 'Miranda' aired on the BBC.

Frank Skinner to raise laughs with two St David's Hall dates

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4:23pm Friday 17th January 2014

Following his sold out London run, FRANK SKINNER will take to the road in April for the first time since his sell-out nationwide tour in 2007 with 35 performances only of his new show Man In a Suit. He will play Cardiff's St David's hall for two nights on April 11 and 12.

Alan Davies brings Little Victories to Cardiff for 2014

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4:02pm Monday 30th December 2013

Following the sell out success of his long-awaited return to stand up, Alan Davies returns with his highly anticipated follow up show, Little Victories to St David's Hall on May 1 2014

Comedy legend Joan Rivers to play Cardiff in 2014

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6:02pm Friday 13th December 2013

The international treasure that is Joan Rivers will return to the UK for 2 weeks in October 2014 for a series of rare performances and what promises to be the hottest ticket in town.

Shappi Khorsandi will raise a smile in Ebbw Vale

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5:02pm Friday 13th December 2013

Shappi Khorsandi is one of the hottest comedy prospects in the country and she will be appearing at Beaufort Theatre & Ballroom, Ebbw Vale on Friday 7th February at 8pm.

John Bishop goes supersonic

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5:02pm Friday 13th December 2013

Ground control to Major John! Strap yourselves in, set doors to manual and cross check, the new John Bishop national tour is preparing for take off!

Alun Davies takes food bank donations in his office

12:02pm Friday 6th December 2013

ALUN Davies, Blaenau Gwent AM, has turned his Brynmawr office into a donation drop off centre for the Ebbw Vale food bank.

Ed Byrne on the roaring forties

Free Press Series: HILARIOUS: Ed Byrne.

12:02pm Friday 22nd November 2013

Ed Byrne says he's a miserable old git. He didn't celebrate his 40th birthday last year and his new show, Roaring Forties, is partly about the many things in life that annoy him. But in the flesh he's smart and funny, and as for being a party pooper... Well, not really – he's planning a celebration in November when his tour reaches Glasgow, the city where his career began 20 years ago after he had studied horticulture at the University of Strathclyde.

Dame Edna Everage's Farewell Tour hits Wales

12:02pm Thursday 31st October 2013

IF YOU want a really good night out with plenty of laughs then get along to the outrageous Barry Humphries show, The Farewell Tour at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.

The Comittee

1:21pm Friday 11th October 2013

Chris Corcoran and Elis James, two of Wales’ finest talents, have joined forces to tour the UK with the exceptional Radio Wales and BBC Three Comedy Feeds show, The Committee Meeting, which comes to the Borough Theatre Abergavenny next week.

Dame Edna's Farewell

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1:12pm Friday 11th October 2013

Legendary entertainer BARRY HUMPHRIES - whose alter egos have brought him international acclaim and made him a star around the globe - is to embark on a Farewell Tour of the UK from Autumn 2013. Barry Humphries Farewell Tour will come to Wales Millennium Centre on 30 October – 2 November 2013.

Richard Digance to perform at Caerleon Festival

Free Press Series: Richard Digance

10:37am Friday 20th September 2013

RICHARD Digance is a rare performer in that he’s respected by comedians for his original material and by musicians for being an accomplished performer/ guitarist.

Jason Manford - the friendly face of stand-up

Free Press Series: Jason Manford

10:33am Friday 20th September 2013

Next week JASON MANFORD takes to the stage of St David’s Hall. JAMES RAMPTON recently caught up with the comic who thinks he might be a victim of his own niceness

Jeremy Hardy 's two dates in South Wales

Free Press Series: Jeremy Hardy will play Abergavenny and Cardiff

10:30am Friday 20th September 2013

JEREMY HARDY is one of the UK’s foremost and respected stand-up comedians and this is his 30th year in the business.

Van man Sean Lock driving to Cardiff

Free Press Series: Sean Lock is at the St George's Hall in Bradford

4:56pm Friday 13th September 2013

Sean Lock's Purple Van Man show comes to Cardiff next week.

Racecourse date for Owen Money

2:58pm Thursday 5th September 2013

TOP Welsh comedian Owen Money is set to feature at Chepstow as the racecourse launches a series of comedy nights starting on October 3.

Andy McKee returns

12:01pm Wednesday 21st August 2013

GUITAR virtuoso and composer Andy McKee returns to Glee Club Cardiff, Sunday, March 16 2014.

Hit The Road Mack - Lee Mack on tour in 2014

Free Press Series: COMEDY STAR: Lee Mack is set to embark on a brand new tour in autumn next year.

2:32pm Tuesday 20th August 2013

COMEDIAN Lee Mack is set to embark on a brand new tour, Hit The Road Mack in autumn next year, playing some of the biggest theatres in the country, including St David's Hall, Cardiff on September 29 and 30, 2014.

Sarah Millican hits the road

Free Press Series: Sarah Millican

4:17pm Friday 26th July 2013

Having established herself as one of the biggest stars in the UK comedy firmament Sarah Millican announces her third national tour, Home Bird. With 100 dates at venues up and down the country, Home Bird, promises to be her biggest yet and comes after a stellar 12 months for Sarah. This brand new live show comes to Cardiff next year.

Extra date for Lee Evans Monster tour

2:25pm Friday 14th June 2013

WIRED and wonderful’ was huge…‘XL’ was big…‘Big’ was even bigger…‘Roadrunner’ was record breaking… and nowthe legendary Lee Evans embarks on his most ambitious tour to date!

Sean Lock's view from purple van

5:24pm Friday 7th June 2013

Sean Lock brings his new show Purple Van Man to St David’s Hall in September.

Lucy Porter set to show Newport she's a people person

Free Press Series: Lucy porter will visit Abergavenny and Newport during 2013.

5:19pm Friday 7th June 2013

Lucy Porter's brand new comedy show People Person comes to Newport this weekend.

Julian Clary will be in his element at Monmouth

Free Press Series: Julian Clary

1:56pm Friday 10th May 2013

GAINING a whole newlegion of fans following an incredible Celebrity Big Brother win, 2012 was a stand-out year for Julian Clary.

No Two Nights Ever The Same - Phill Jupitus Interview

Free Press Series: Phill Jupitus plays Monmouth Savoy on May 10

1:54pm Friday 10th May 2013

PHILL JUPITUS talks to JAMES RAMPTON about his new comedy show which comes to Monmouth’s Savoy tonight

Francesca's gunning for a challenge - Francesca Martinez Interview

Free Press Series: Francesca Martinez plays Newport Riverfront on May 4

9:26am Friday 3rd May 2013

WHAT happens when you are branded abnormal in a world obsessed with normality?

Phill Jupitus set for Monmouth Savoy date

Free Press Series: Phill Jupitus will play Monmouth Savoy next week

9:23am Friday 3rd May 2013

With a sold-out run and critical acclaim across the board, star of Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Phill Jupitus, took Edinburgh by storm last year with his latest show: “You’re Probably Wondering Why I’ve Asked You Here...”. which he brings to Monmouth next week.

Lewis Bowman heads for comedy semi-final

11:55am Friday 29th March 2013

IT’S the comedy competition that has given a break to the likes of The Inbetweeners star Simon Bird, his Friday Night Dinner co-star Tom Rosenthal, Radio One’s TomDeacon and Chris Ramsey, star of BBC Two comedy Hebburn.

The Boyce Is back in town

11:53am Friday 29th March 2013

FOLLOWING Wales’ rugby victory and due to his sell-out show, the fabulous all round entertainer Max Boyce has decided to add an additional date to the tour and is coming back to the Beaufort Theatre and Ballroom, Ebbw Vale on Sunday April 28 at 7:30pm.

Get Ready For The Lucy Show - Lucy Porter interview

Free Press Series: Lucy porter will visit Abergavenny and Newport during 2013.

10:01am Friday 15th March 2013

Ahead of her appearance at Abergavenny Borough Theatre tonight comedienne LUCY PORTER talks to ANDY HOWELLS about family life, strange digs and being a comedy ninja!

Midweek laughs for Comic Relief

Free Press Series: Dan Thomas will headline a Comic Relief event in Newport.

3:58pm Friday 8th March 2013

THE Clowns Pocket comedy club returns to Newport next week, bringing you those big midweek laughs all part of a week of events at Warehouse 54 in aid of this year’s Comic Relief.

An Incredible Comedian - John Robins Interview

3:28pm Monday 4th March 2013

Ahead of his visit to Newport Riverfront next week comedian JOHN ROBINS chats to ANDY HOWELLS

Lucy Porter returns with new show

Free Press Series: Lucy porter will visit Abergavenny and Newport during 2013.

3:23pm Monday 4th March 2013

LUCY Porter is back on the road in 2013, after celebrating 15 years at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival, with her critically acclaimed new show ‘People Person.

Lloyd Langford takes to stage with his own show

Free Press Series: Lloyd Langford will be performing his new stand up show across Wales

3:20pm Monday 4th March 2013

STAND-UP comedian and Sony Award nominee Lloyd Langford is best known for being a regular panelist on television’s Ask Rhod Gilbert.

Micky Flanagan's back in the game with new tour

Free Press Series: Micky Flanagan will play an extra date in Cardiff in November 2013

1:33pm Friday 1st February 2013

MICKY Flanagan – one of British comedy’s biggest stars – adds yet another Cardiff date to his 2013 UK and Ireland tour for later this year.

Comedienne Jo Caulfield talks about Better The Devil You Know

Free Press Series: Jo Caulfield is currently touring with Better The Devil You Know

4:04pm Friday 9th November 2012

Comedienne Jo Caulfield visits The Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff in December, ANDY HOWELLS caught up with her to find out about her new show.

Jo Caulfield heads for Monmouth's Savoy Theatre

Free Press Series: Jo Caulfield's new comedy show  Better the devil you Know comes to Monmouth on November 2.

3:43pm Friday 26th October 2012

AWARD-winning comedian Jo Caulfield is visiting Monmouth next week, with her new show Better the Devil You Know, inspired by a shocking conversation with an audience member.






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