Winchester Comedy Festival: Friday Night Gala
Date(s) - 29/09/2023
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Theatre Royal Winchester
21-23 Jewry Street,
An evening of stand-up comedy featuring Larry Dean, Sikisa, Kelly Convey, and Tom Deacon (MC).
Line up subject to change.
Larry’s comedy career has seen a stratospheric rise since he was crowned Scottish Comedian of the Year at just 23.
Out Now! and Farcissist, his 2015 and 2017 offerings to the Edinburgh Fringe, received nominations for the prestigious Foster’s Comedy Award for Best Newcomer and Amused Moose Comedy Award for Best Show respectively.
His 2018 show, Bampot, was nominated for the biggest award at the Fringe: the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show.
“There is no doubt about it, this guy is hilarious. Sensational” – Michael McIntyre
“Destined to become a household name” – The Telegraph
Sikisa is a comedian, writer and producer from South London who has never forgotten her Barbadian roots (yes, the country famous for rum and Rihanna).
Sikisa has been named one to watch with her authentic, fearless and vivacious personality and on-stage presence since winning the public’s vote in the 2017 BBC New Comedy Award competition, for which she was a finalist.
She has quickly made a name for herself on the comedy circuit with her unique style and has become a regular performer and MC at some of the UK’s favourite comedy nights.
She is also a two-time Leicester Festival Aware nominee for Best Newcomer 2020 and Best appearance 2021 with her work in progress shows.
Kelly Convey’s first stand-up gig was in 2016, since then, she has seen an unprecedented & meteoric rise through the comedy scene.
Within 6 months, Kelly was a finalist in the most prestigious comedy competition in the UK, SYTYF.
Within 2 years, Convey was regularly performing at the UK’s biggest comedy clubs alongside household names like Romesh Ranganathan and Rob Beckett.
As seen on UniLAD, Comedy Central, BBC Three and Channel 4.
“One of the most rapidly-rising new comics on the circuit” – British Comedy Guide
Tom Deacon (MC)
Since winning the Chortle Student Comedy Award in 2007, 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.
Event Contact Information
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