January 26-30 2022 - - Various venues

SLAPSTICK FESTIVAL
JANUARY 26-30 2022

DATE: January 26-30 2022 - Various venues

The Slapstick Festival is back and bigger and better than ever!

In 2022 Slapstick Festival will be running from 26th 30th January with a host of hilarious celebrities and comedians sharing their comedy highlights.

See full programme here.

Highlights include:

David Mitchell making his Slapstick festival debut at the Bristol Cathedral in our ever-popular Top Comedy Moments strand. During the show, David will reveal his favourite and most influential moments of on-screen comedy with his host Matthew Sweet.

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Tim Vine on why we should all take the time to rediscover his comedy hero, Kenny Everett. Tim will be taking us through a series of extracts and discussing the Legendary DJ Kenny, and hell also be joined for a brief on stage appearance from the one and only Barry Cryer.

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Two amazing events with pioneer of comedy Podcasting, legendary stand up and writer Richard Herring.

If Richard was stranded on a desert island and could only have 10 comedy films with him, which films would he choose? Come and delight in the conversation as Robin Ince probes Richard to reveal the titles that can stand repeat viewing and hear the stories behind his choices. With a Q&A to close it out, this will be a rare chance to see Herring in the hot seat.

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You can also see Richard Herring as he interviews Jon Culshaw in the style of his award-winning podcast. Richard will be pulling no punches and prying for the most hilarious and surprising stories. 

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The brilliant Armando Iannucci also shares his thoughts with fellow writer Robin Ince on how satire entertains, informs, shapes opinions and adapts to the times. 

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And the unstoppable Arthur Smith - settle down for a laughter-filled evening of off-the-wall humour with comedian, writer and broadcaster. One of the stand-ups who revolutionised the world of light entertainment in the eighties and nineties and who is now a much-loved regular on TV and radio panel games and talk shows including QI, Have I Got News For You and Radio 4s Loose Ends. Expect sublime playfulness crammed with jokes, anecdotes, short stories, poems and songs, and a generous helping of sass.

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