CHEERFUL EARFUL is the first ever comedy podcast festival and it’s coming to London this Autumn. A celebration of funny shows, big and small, audiences will have the opportunity to watch their favourite podcasts live as well as discovering new shows.
From the podfather Richard Herring returning to his Balham roots with RHLSTP to less-than-serious history pod We Are History with Angela Barnes and John O’Farrell, there’s something for everyone. Plus, many of these pods will feature all-star guests from the world of British comedy and beyond.
The festival is taking place across multiple venues run by leading London pub group, Three Cheers Pub Co., well know for hosting some of London’s most popular comedy nights including Banana Cabaret at The Bedford and Always Be Comedy at The Tommyfield. The full line-up is as follows, with further acts to be confirmed.
Thursday 6th Oct
The Bedford Pub, Balham
Sound Deals with Max & Ivan (19:00) Hosted by Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez
Desert Island Dicks (20:30) Hosted by Dan Benedictus
Friday 7th Oct
The Year Is… (19:00) Hosted by Bobby Mair and Red Richardson
Loremen (20:30) Hosted by Alasdair Beckett-King and James Shakeshaft
Sat 8th Oct
Hoovering (13:00) Hosted by Jessica Fostekew
RHLSTP (15:00) Hosted by Richard Herring
Sun 9th Oct
Birthday Girls House Party (13:00) Hosted by Beattie Edmondson, Camille Ucan and Rose Johnson
We Are History(15:00)
Pappy’s Flatshare Slamdown (17:00) Hosted by Ben Clark, Matthew Crosby and Tom Parry.
Festival founder Giles Gear from Giddy Aunt Comedy said: “We wanted to create a festival that brought together pods that amuse entertain, from established shows to lesser-known gems. In particular, we wanted smaller shows to have the opportunity to connect with their existing fans as well as finding a new audience, while performing in one of the beautiful venues owned by Three Cheers. This is just the beginning – we have big plans for the future”.
Tickets are available now at CheerfulEarful.co.uk. Most shows will also be available to stream via Next Up Comedy. NextUp is a streaming service for fans to discover the best stand-up comedy, featuring livestreams and on-demand shows from the most exciting comedians in the UK.
This event is produced by Giddy Aunt Comedy who specialise in original & memorable live events. Recent shows include the sell-out Fesshole: Live show and Overboard with Brian Blessed, a Thames cruise captained by the National Treasure. More information can be found at GiddyAuntComedy.com