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Three Cheers pubs host first comedy podcast festival

first ever comedy podcast festival

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 Princess Victoria, Shepherd’s Bush

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

The Bedford Pub, Balham

Hoovering (13:00) Hosted by Jessica Fostekew

RHLSTP (15:00) Hosted by Richard Herring

Sun 9th Oct

The Bedford Pub, Balham

Birthday Girls House Party (13:00) Hosted by Beattie Edmondson, Camille Ucan and Rose Johnson

We Are History with Angela Barnes and John O’Farrell (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 and 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”. 

Tom Peake, co-owner and founder of Three Cheers Pub Co said: “Providing excellent comedy shows is key at Three Cheers Pub Co. We loved the originality of a comedy podcast festival and can’t wait to host such a fabulous line up across our venues

Tickets are available now at 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

For further information about Cheerful Earful and Giddy Aunt Comedy please contact

Giles Gear

[email protected]           07402 442139