Comedy at the Dinefwr Literature Festival
The Dinefwr Literature Festival – three days of being inspired by your favouite authors, expanding your knowledge of culture and history, enjoying the melodies of some of the finest musicians from Wales and beyond, and laughing until your cheeks hurt thanks to our incredible comedy line-up.
The weekend’s comedy programme is curated by The Junket Club and includes award-winners, veteran and up-and-coming stand-up comedians, as well as radio and television regulars.
The comedy line-up will be kicked off on Friday 20 June by the quick-witted Jeremy Hardy. Jeremy, best known for his popular Radio 4 programmes such as The News Quiz and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue, has been a stand-up comic since 1984 and will be one until he dies or wins the lottery. Then for those of you who needs guidance on how to realise your dreams and enhance your wellbeing, Mark Blayney’s show Be your own life Coach – With ABBA will use the Power of the 70s to (possibly) change your life forever. Bringing the first evening of Dinefwr Literature Festival to a close will be the Welsh Comedy Showcase in the company of comedians Daniel Glyn, Eirlys Bellin and Noel James.
Saturday 21 June will see Bridget Christie take the stage and perform her Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Winning Best Show in 2013 – A BiC for Her. Dinefwr festival goers will also have the chance to see Bridget try out new material ahead of the Edinburgh Festival. Also performing on Saturday is Elis James. Elis’ mother – Nesta – lives in Carmarthen, and Elis enjoy telling stories about her, so he thinks that you should come along and see the look on her face, if nothing else. Elis is a rising star who has supported the likes of Rhod Gilbert, Rob Brydon and Stephen Merchant on tour and has recently appeared on 8 out of 10 Cats, Russell Howard’s Good News, Dave’s One Night Stand and the The Rob Brydon Show.
Also on Saturday, Rob Auton – The winner of the Dave Funniest Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe 2013 – presents a poetry/comedy/theatre show about the sky and the things in it, aptly named The Sky Show. The Sky Show is suitable for people who have seen the sky and enjoy looking up. The show follows his 2012’s Yellow Show, a show about the colour yellow.
On Sunday 22 June, Mike Wozniak will perform his show Take The Hit which was nominated for the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award 2013. Mike’s wife’s parents have moved in. Permanently. He confesses that this performance might not so much be a show as a person getting out of the house.
And closing the comedy strand at the Dinefwr Literature Festival will be the highly praised Lucinda Ding and the Monstrous Thing performed by Daniel Kitson (Comedian, Loves Snorkelling) and Gavin Osborn (Musician, Owns Wellies). Both are powerful agents of art in their own right but when combined the pair become an unstoppable, mind blowing juggernaut of melancholy narrative, breathless songwriting and a whimsical, heartsmashing glory that will leave you with damp eyes and a giddy grin. Which is to say, Daniel will read an adventure poem ballad thing and Gavin will play the guitar.