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Winchester Comedy Festival

Reopening Comedy Gala

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New performance added!
Due to popular demand an additional 5pm performance has now been added!

Winchester Comedy Festival's Comedy Gala returns, with an evening of socially distanced stand-up comedy.

Featuring Paul McCaffreySally-Anne Hayward, Tom Deacon and James Gill.

Paul McCaffrey

Paul McCaffrey

Local lad Paul McCaffrey has recently been seen on Live at the Apollo and embark on a nationwide tour of his brilliant show, Lemon.

He has appeared on major UK tours with two of Britain's foremost stand ups, Sean Lock on his Keep It Light Tour 2016-2018 and Kevin Bridges on his Brand New Tour, playing to more than half a million people nationwide to great critical acclaim.

Sally-Anne Hayward

Sally-Anne Hayward

Sally-Anne Hayward combines the things you shouldn't, like your best friend's mum with the sensibilities of Jack the Ripper.

Her confident persona and quick wit have rapidly made her a much sought-after comedian. She's a regular compere at Glastonbury Festival, and a keenly anticipated turn on the UK comedy circuit.

Tom Deacon

Tom Deacon

Since winning the Chortle Student Comedy Award in 2007, Tom Deacon has hosted his own BBC Radio 1 show, done some telly (The Rob Brydon Show, Fake Reaction, Dave's One Night Stand), and followed The Champions League around the world as The Eurofan - notching up over one million views on YouTube.

A slick, upbeat, confident and loveable performer.

James Gill

James Gill (MC)

James Gill is a comedian, presenter, warm-up artiste and writer, establishing himself as one of the most popular compères on the circuit.

"I would go to the ends of the earth to share a stage with James Gill. He’s a sharp & energetic hero of club comedy and a face we'll undoubtedly be seeing all over TV very soon" Katherine Ryan

"One of the most imaginative MCs on the circuit. The crowd love him" Rob Becket

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