New comedy podcast festival to launch in London

Cheerful Earful is a new comedy-podcast festival coming to London this Autumn.

The first of its kind in the UK, it’s a celebration of funny shows, big and small where 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, a varied range will be included. 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., who regularly host 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.

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
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 Toms Parry.
Birthday Girls House Party (19:00) Hosted by Beattie Edmondson, Camille Ucan and Rose Johnson

cheerful earful line up

Festival founder Giles Gear from Giddy Aunt Comedy said: “The UK is full to the brim with brilliant pods that amuse and entertain, and so we want to create a festival that celebrates them, 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 from the Cheerful Earful website.

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