Chester Comedy Festival Presents Best of The Fest

Featuring Reginald D Hunter, Rachel Fairburn and Tez Ilyas, hosted by Brendan Riley Running from
Last event: Friday 16 July 2021 at 8pm
  • £18.50 (each ticket is subject to a £1.50 booking fee) / Members: £16.65

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This show brings together some of the finest comedians off TV and the international comedy circuit.  

Reginald D Hunter 

Since his first UK comedy gig twenty-one years ago Reginald’s searingly honest observations both onstage and on TV have garnered him a cross-generational fan base, he has become one of the Comedy industry’s best-known performers for his distinctive take on the most diverse range of subjects. His work can be brutally honest and is often considered to be controversial but it is always meticulously thought out and he has never been afraid to face challenging issues head on even when the focus is on his own principles or beliefs. 

His many TV appearances have included Have I Got News for You? QI, Live at the Apollo and two series of the BBC2’s hugely popular Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South & Songs of The Border, documenting Reginald’s epic road trip through 150 years of American popular song. 

 

Rachel Fairburn

Fast rising star and co-host and co-writer of the worldwide smash hit podcast All Killa No Filla. As seen on Funny Festival Live and BBC Presents: Stand Up For Live Comedy. 

“Huge presence in a pint-sized frame” ★★★★ Chortle 

 

Tez Ilyas
Star of Tez O’ Clock Show (Channel 4),Tez Talks (BBC Radio4) and the multi- ward winning Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three) Tez Ilyas is one of the most celebrated stars in British Comedy. Tez has also appeared on our TV screens on Mock the Week, Live at The Apollo and The Last Leg. 

‘Blackburn’s Chris Rock’ The Guardian 

 

MC and host Brendan Riley whose Liverpudlian accent and lively blend of anecdotes, gags and inspired improvisation brings a refreshing blast of cheerful North Western humour. 

‘a born compere”  TheGuardian

This event is part of the annual Chester Comedy Festival that takes place in various venues across the city from 11th to the 22nd July for more details

 

Duration

Approx 95 mins

Time details

Includes an interval

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