The Giggling Goat and Just The Tonic present The Festival of Comedy

Reginald D Hunter and Gary Delaney also set to perform


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Comedian, actor, musician and Strictly Come Dancing winner Bill Bailey has been announced as the headline act for the first ever Festival of Comedy on Friday 13th August at Tredegar Park. The First 500 tickets are just £25 and go on sale Wednesday 14th July at 10am through

The beloved comedian is a familiar face across the UK, due to his popular stand-up comedy, musical virtuosity as well as his perennial presence on panel shows. Tackling topics as diverse as philosophy, politics and personal happiness, Bailey is lauded as one of the funniest comics on the British circuit. He's also well-known for his acting roles Black Books, Midsomer Murders and Hot Fuzz. The West country legend all danced his way into the nations hearts by winning Strictly Come Dancing in 2020 and becoming the oldest ever winner of the show.

He launched his Larks in Transit tour in 2018, which explored his many tales of shenanigans and mayhem from over 20 years as a travelling comedian. The final leg of the tour had to be cut short due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but he's now announced a new limited run of socially-distanced performances to take place this summer.

Joining Bill on the show will be Reginald D Hunter & Gary Delaney. Since Reginald’s first UK comedy gig twenty-one years ago Georgia-born Reginald D Hunter’s searingly honest observations both onstage and on TV and Radio have garnered him a cross-generational fan base.

During that time he has become one of the Comedy industry’s best-known performers for his distinctive take on the most diverse range of subjects. His work can be brutally honest and is often considered to be controversial but it is always meticulously thought out and he has never been afraid to face challenging issues head on even when the focus is on his own principles or beliefs. Reginald has appeared frequently on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, QI and Have I Got News For You?

Gary Delaney is one of the most sought-after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo special guest, Gary’s shows are packed with hit after hit of side-splitting one-liners. To this day Gary’s the only comic ever to have got two gags in the same top 10 for Dave’s TV Funniest Jokes from the Edinburgh Fringe.

Accompanying the stellar line-up of live comedy will be a live house band, street food, a fun fair and so much more to be announced alongside a special guest compere!

The Giggling Goat and Just The Tonic are teaming up this event. Just the Tonic is a comedy club with branches in Nottingham and Leicester, which also takes acts to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Johnny Vegas has claimed that Just the Tonic is "the best comedy club in the country". The club also promote their own shows across the UK and have over 25 years of experience.

The team behind The Giggling Goat is also the team who will also be bringing Feeder back home to Tredegar Park on the 6th August, Wales’ best retro festival Party in the Park and the longstanding Colour Clash Festival.

Bill Bailey will perform live at Tredegar Park on Friday 13th August with Reginald D. Hunter and Gary Delaney at the Festival of Comedy.. Tickets go on sale Wednesday 14th July at 10am through

Source Mondaay Media

July 9, 2021 5:52am ET by Mondaay Media  

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