28th & 29th JULY 2017, GILCOMBE FARM, SOMERSET, UK

Chats & Chuckles

LETTING LOOSE A LITTLE LAUGHTER


 

We‘re delighted to host our biggest comedy line-up yet, and for the first time at Farmfest you can loosen up to some side-splitting comedy on both Friday and Saturday. Plus, we have our favourite annual Saturday hangover shake-off – Farmfest Podcast LIVE. Come join: you’ll find all the fun in The Palladium!

 

 

CHUCKLE BUSTERS


 

Our friends, Chuckle Busters, will curate the best in stand-up comedy across both days, mixing stalwarts of the UK comedy circuit, budding breakthrough acts and local favourites handpicked from the vibrant Bristol comedy scene.
 
The first wave of acts can be found below. But watch this space as more acts and our headliners are announced in the coming weeks.
 

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Phil Cooper
 

 
Our host and compere for the Friday night comedy, Phil is charming and amusing in equal measure. Phil’s surreal stories and laid-back style build on smartly written observations and he was Runner-up in the Bath Comedy Festival New Act Competition, 2015.
 

"Took everything in his stride with a fantastic set."
Fosters Comedy
 
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George Rigden
 

 
Having just been nominated as Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017, George has excelled in a host of competitions. He made his Edinburgh debut in 2015 when he performed as part of the prestigious AAA Stand Up Late showcase at the Pleasance Courtyard for a full sell-out run. He is known for his dark musical Comedy, and received considerable critical acclaim for his set at the Leicester Comedy Festival Gala Preview Show 2016.
 
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Liam Pickford

 

 

Liam started performing stand up in Manchester in June 2012. His unique style is a breath of fresh air to the circuit and Liam has crafted his own unique brand of stand up, mixing cleverly honed material and punchlines with excitingly unpredictable audience interaction. Liam was Runner-up in the Chortle student comedy awards 2015; BBC Radio 2 new comedian semi finalist 2012; and semi finalist in Just the tonic big value showcase 2016.
 

"He’s got funny bones, and a scattergun mind that doesn’t quite work like anybody else’s"
Steve Bennett, Chortle
 
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Alex Mahoney
 


 

A comedian from the Welsh Valleys who describes his comedy as simply: ‘short jokes’, Mahoney was a semi-finalist in So You Think You’re Funny and BBC Radio New Comedy Awards in 2016.
 
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Chris Chopping

 

 

Chris is a Cardiff based comedian with over fifty gigs’ experience. He won You Must Be Joking, Newbury Act of The Year 2011, and reached the Semi Finals of the Welsh Unsigned Stand Up Award 2011, followed by winning Bedford New Act of the year 2012. He gigs regularly, bringing his engaging anecdotal style to audiences around the UK. He is also the regular MC at Cardiff University’s comedy night and regularly comperes nights around South Wales and the West.
 
"A really good comic…Tremendously clever in both his delivery and subject matter"
Metro
 
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Chris Fay
 

 
A newcomer to the Bristol scene, Chris delivers original, smart and funny observations with a wry and sometimes caustic manner.
 
"Perfectly observed comedy"
Bristol Post
 
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Morgan Rees
 

 
A Chortle Student Comedy Award finalist in 2016 and a regular on the UK comedy circuit across the country.
 
"Fresh and funny…comic to watch"
Steve Bennett, Chortle
 
"Excellent"
The Scotsman
 
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Riordan Jackson
 
Riordan Deehan Jackson is a recent winner at both the Gloucester Comedy Festival New Act competition and the Bristol heat of the Chortle Student Comedy Award (Chortle Student Comedy Award finalist 2017).

 

 

FARMFEST PODCAST LIVE: THE HANGOVER CURE with FRANKLIN AND ROCKSTEADY FREDDIE


 
Come and cure your Saturday hangover with Farmfest’s favourite double act and podcast presenters, Franklin and Rocksteady Freddie. Our resident hangover ‘experts’ know exactly how to get you ready for round 2. Expect a free Bloody Mary, complete and utter stupidity, prizes, laughs and a whole array of your favourite hangover cures aplenty. You’ll be up and dancing before you know it!