Soapbox returns to Kendal Calling 2015

The ever popular Soapbox makes a welcome return to the Lake District for Kendal Calling’s 10th Birthday celebrations.withdance classesmusical bingo and a belly full of laughs from a comedy line-up bursting at the seams with a whole host of renowned and up and coming acts on the circuit.  One of the UK’s most celebrated festivals, Kendal Calling is much loved for providing 4 days of cultural nourishment and these comedians and activities are set to keep revellers in high spirits.

Dance classes will include Twerk-It, Hip Hop dance classes, street dance freestyle sessions, Hola Salsa, Latin freestyle sessions,

Gag Reflex presents a sensational weekend’s comedy line-up that includes:

Carl Donnelly

Nominated for Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2009 and 2013. As seen on Mock the Week (BBC2), Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave) and Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3). 

Glenn Wool

As seen on Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2), The World Stands Up (Comedy Central), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3) and more. 

Gary Delaney

A razor sharp one-liner specialist, as seen on Mock the Week (BBC2), The Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave) and more.

Brendon Burns

Hailing from Australia, Brendon is a festival legend.  Burns won the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2007 and has appeared at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.

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Award-winning sketch comedy.  Nominated for Best Newcomer at 2014 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards, winners of Best Newcomer at 2015 Chortle awards. As seen on Inside No. 9 (BBC2).

Vikki Stone

Described as the “bastard love child of Victoria Wood and Tim Minchin” this is musical comedy at its best.

Justin Moorhouse

As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC1), Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights (Channel 4), Shameless (Channel 4) and the feature film “Looking for Eric”. 

Phil Ellis

The smash hit of the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe scooping the coveted Fosters Comedy Award Panel Prize. Currently filming a pilot for BBC1.

Dan Nightingale

The return of Kendal Calling’s favourite comedian, Dan Nightingale is widely regarded as one of the best performers working on the comedy circuit today. Mixing fiendishly accurate observation with energetic characterisations and killer punch lines, his comedy is original, playful, intelligent, poignant and exciting; sometimes ridiculous… but always hilarious.

Kendal Calling festival goers can also indulge in some Musical Bingo where songs and themes take the place of numbers and fabulously entertaining compere’s introduce ‘rules’ and prizes!  Expect some twists along the way!

Last Man Standing is a cross between the Generation Game, QI and Total Wipeout and will test the nerves, skill and knowledge of festival goers with its wacky challenges.

With its own real ale festivalkids activities, amazing fooddrink and art alongside artists such as ElbowSnoop Dogg, Kaiser ChiefsVaccinesJames and hundreds more, Kendal Calling is the perfect summer festival.

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