I’m back, and with loads of exciting news! Our family thoroughly enjoyed our annual ‘Haven’ holiday at Doniford Bay. During half term the kids also had a fab time horse riding with Divoky Riding school - organised by CAOT ( Childrens Autism uutreach team) for children with special needs.For me, Half term kicked off with the brilliant Wells Comedy Festival held over the bank holiday weekend. I caught as many shows as I could. I adored Shappi Khorsandi’s show - Skittish Warrior, she is such a likeable comic, and a total pro ( well she’s been doing it since the 90’s!) I also loved TV favouorite Nish Kumar - who sold out two daytime shows at the huge Cedars Hall, plus the evenings. After watching him at 1pm I popped into Cafe Nero for a coffee and cake, before heading down to watch Kiri Pritchard-McClean. After a few minutes, I nearly choked on my muffin as Nish himself walked in. I’m ashamed to say I grabbed him for a selfie, luckily he was really kind and courteous. I spent lots of time chatting to people who were attending the Wells Comedy Festival, and many people were a little sad and confused as to why their little City doesn’t have it’s own regular comedy night. They also wanted to see more new and breakthrough acts, not just big names. Luckily, I have a plan to do just that. Introducing ‘Silly Sausage Comedy’. If you see me around town dressed as a sausage/hot dog...this is the reason why! On Saturday 3rd August, at The Venue, South Street.The people of Wells, and surrounding areas will be treated to a feast of new, breakthrough and a couple of seasoned comedians - eight acts all together for just £10 ( early bird tickets available for just £8 now) I’ll be hosting the night, and we have the gorgeous and talented ‘Sam Fraser’ to open. Sam has been working as a TV weather girl and radio presenter for BBC South since 2004. In 2017 she turned stand up when she was invited to perform alongside Shappi Khorsandi and Dane Baptiste,on a charity bill. Striding onto the stage in a silver shirt and awkward length trousers, she decided she'd quite like to make comedy her career. Headlining the night is the loveable Richard James, who has been performing comedy since 2012. In 2014, he was a finalist in Foster's South Coast Comedian of the Year.
He has performed across the UK on pro-bills alongside the great and the good, from festivals to corporate functions, to theatres and little pubs. In Feb 2015 he majestically crossed the Atlantic and performed in the USA. What the critics say about Richard - 'Quick wit and hilarious anecdotes quickly endear him to an expectant crowd.' New Life Magazine.
Other talented breakthrough acts performing on the night will be Katy Trevor, Becca Walters, Hafren Holbrook, Dan Hershbein and Alexa Gibbens. Get your tickets, and find out more at www.facebook.com/sillysausagecomedy
I'm a 43 year old, mum of two little boys- currently living in Shepton Mallet in Somerset. I'm the Founder and Creative Director of Radio Shepton, a Stand up and comedian and spoken word performer, and write a regular column for The Wells and Shepton Mallet Journal. Which is the basis for my blog usually. I lived in Swedish Lapland for 7 years until 2014 where my boys were born. My partner and I ran a husky dog sledding business. Before that I was a poet, radio presenter, media lecturer, writer, TV producer, actress and burlesque performer ! I never want my life to be boring :)