Slapstick Festival presents

The Big Comedy Bash

Venue: Hexagon Theatre (Directions)

Mon 4 Jun, 19:30

Advisory age: PG advised: Likely to contain strong language and adult themes

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Germany’s comedy ambassador Henning Wehn and Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ team captain Phill Jupitus will be among the current day stars appearing at The Hexagon in aid of the UK’s biggest celebration of the best-loved comedians of yesteryear: the Slapstick Festival.

Your host for the evening - Actor, Comedian and TV presenter Griff Rhys Jones.
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HENNING WEHN
styles himself the German Ambassador of Comedy. As well as delighting audiences with his stand-up and DVD performances, he is also a regular on some of the nation’s favourite radio and TV panel shows – among them, The Unbelievable Truth, The News Quiz and Would I Lie To You.

PHILL JUPITUS
is probably best known as the longest serving team captain on the pop quiz show Never Mind The Buzzcocks but he is also a stand-up, poet, journalist, lead singer in The Blockheads and has many acting credits to his name, including with the musicals Hairspray and Spamalot.

DR PHIL HAMMOND
is a comedian, Private Eye columnist, radio show host and author who somehow still finds time to work for the NHS. He presented five series of Trust Me, I’m A Doctor and guests often on shows like Have I Got News for You, The News Quiz and The Now Show.
 
JESS ROBINSON
got her big break as a contestant on Britain’s Got Talent 2017 – wowing the judges and audience with her comedy impressions of singers.  She has since appeared on several TV/radio shows and will soon be seen in a new ITV series, The Imitation Game.

GRIFF RHYS JONES first came to national attention in the TV sketch shows Not The Nine O’Clock News and, with Mel Smith, Alas Smith & Jones.  He has since gone on to gain accolades as an actor, producer, writer and presenter and as a champion of heritage and architecture.   

+ more top comedy acts to be announced soon.

About Slapstick...
SLAPSTICK – www.slapstick.org.uk - is the UK’s biggest celebration of silent and classic screen comedy.  It presents a weekend-long screen comedy festival annually in Bristol as well as special, one-off, events throughout the year in Bristol and elsewhere. With Aardman Animations, Slapstick also offers two awards to comedy performers – the Aardman Slapstick Comedy Legend Award and the Aardman Slapstick Award for Visual Comedy Excellence. Recent recipients include Sir Ken Dodd, June Whitfield, Michael Crawford, Michael Palin, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. 

Ticket information

£26

Venue info

Hexagon Theatre

Queens Walk
Reading
RG1 7UA
Sat Nav - RG1 7TQ

 

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Contact: 0118 960 6060

Box Office opening times:
Mon-Fri: 10.00-17.00 or until show time
Sat-Sun: Closed or 1 hour before show time 

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