Wells Comedy Festival in association with Brothers Cider: More shows announced for 2017

Richard Herring, Angelos Epithemiou, Barry from Watford and more join Somerset’s weekend-long comedy fest, plus more chances to catch Stewart Lee, Sara Pascoe and James Acaster

The Wells Comedy Festival in association with Brothers Cider – which takes place over the bank holiday weekend of May 26-28 – has just announced a bunch of new shows, with lots more comedians heading to the heart of Somerset.

Photo: Idil Sukan/Draw HQ
Stewart Lee. Photo: Idil Sukan/Draw HQ

Joining the previously announced line-up are Cheddar’s very own
Richard Herring – performing a work-in-progress and his hugely popular podcast – Angelos Epithemious (‘Shooting Stars’) and Barry from Watford’s two-hander, the gloriously inventive Ben Target, mighty talented Twitter supremo Rhys James and WCF favourite Lou Sanders.

There are also extra shows announced for Stewart Lee and Sara Pascoe, plus James Acaster – who is already performing three different shows over the weekend – has added a preview of his forthcoming book tour, ‘Classic Scrapes’.

In just a few weeks, the Wells Comedy Festival in association with Brothers Cider has already sold more tickets for this year’s event than it did for the entire 2016 festival.

Sara-Pascoe. Photo: Idil Sukan/Draw
Sara Pascoe. Photo: Idil Sukan/Draw HQ

Ben Williams, founder and producer of the festival, said: ‘The response to this year’s festival has been overwhelming so far. So much so we’ve had to add extra shows as many have already sold out. I’m incredibly excited to welcome this many comedy shows to Wells. Now, I just have to wait until May…’

Matthew Showering, Chief Executive of Brothers Drinks Co Ltd – the festival’s headline sponsor – said: ‘As a local business, we are proud to be sponsoring the Wells Comedy Festival 2017, and are excited to be serving our range of locally made ciders at the event. Our brand has a long history of supporting the arts in the local community and we are delighted to have the opportunity to be involved with this fantastic celebration of comedy talent from across the country.’

Tim Lethaby, editor of the Wells Journal – the festival’s official media partner – said: ‘I am delighted that the Wells Journal will again be the official media partner of the Wells Comedy Festival in association with Brothers Cider. Last year’s line-up was great, but the comedians coming this year will take the event to another level. There really is comedy for everyone, even people with a terrible sense of humour, like me. At the Wells Journal, we look forward to supporting the festival and helping it raise the profile of the city.’

Tickets for Wells Comedy Festival in association with Brothers Cider shows are on sale now from www.wellscomfest.com