The fourth Machynlleth Comedy Festival takes place this May, and it boasts the kind of line up that makes us weep into our hankies for not being able to be there!
The festival takes place in a handful of rather charming and intimate venues around Machynlleth in Wales between Friday 1st and Sunday 3rd May. A staggering quantity of brilliant comedians are performing, including several TVO faces.
You can see the list in full here (and do look, because there are some top names!), but please allow us to highlight a few: our very own Colin Hoult, who is performing a marvellous-sounding work-in-progress show called Sit Down on The Ledge & Jump Down to The Ground, and a character show, featuring a wonderful collection of his favourite characters. Aisling Bea is also doing a work-in-progress show, Lou Sanders is performing Excuse Me; You’re Sitting on My Penis Again, and the always epic Tony Law will be running through some new material at the festival as well. Wowzers.
Although not one of our lot, strictly speaking, we’d also like to recommend that you investigate Jonny Donahoe’s show and the two Johnny & the Baptists shows. We also have it on good authority from House of Fools‘ Morgana Robinson that Birthday Girls are awesome. So check them all out!
The festival organisers have said of the event: “When we first talked about starting above of all we wanted to create somewhere where people came to have fun, and get away from it all, whether this be the attendees, the comedians or the festival team. It was all about taking a different approach with an aim of creating a spirit of experimentation and intimacy. We’re passionate about the thrill of seeing live comedy in intimate places, and the glorious, picturesque and enchanting town of Machynlleth gave us a wealth of interesting and unique performance spaces in which to do this. Most of all we want people to laugh, have a great time and find a warm welcome in the heart of Wales.”
So if that sound alike your cup of tea – and you appreciate good comedy, head over west to take it all in. For more information, visit the festival website.