Bestival Announces Comedy Line-up

With just 48-hours to go until we throw open the gates to our historic first Bestival on the Lulworth Estate, we are super-excited to announce a huge line-up of comedians and clowns who will be performing on Oberon’s Observatory throughout the weekend. From seasoned pros to the most exciting new kids on the block, grab your tickets now and don’t miss all the top-drawer action from some of the pithiest performers around!

Bestival comedy booker, Get Comedy’s Brett Vincent says: “What a great mix we have for you this year. We have scoured all the funniest comedians from all over the globe to bring you some of the best comedy you’ll see this side of the Jurassic Coast and beyond.

“From comedy superstars, Andrew Maxwell and Marcus Brigstocke to Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominees 2017 Chris Washington and 2016’s Jayde Adams. From one of the best LIVE acts currently on the festival circuit, Oh My God, It’s the Church to my favourite act that you shalt not miss The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Review on Sunday there are also so many GREAT acts this year! Don’t miss…  Tony Law, Ray Badran, Chris Betts, Desiree Burch, Sarah Callaghan and Paul McCaffrey then mix in some of the newest and brightest comedians to hit the UK in years… Elliot Steel, Tom Lucy, Andy Field, Sophie Duker, Tom Houghton and Emmanuel Sonubi you are guaranteed a right laugh from every one of our amazing comics throughout the weekend. Come find us!  And remember laugh hard, laugh long! Nanu Nanu”

Topping our headline triumvirate of comic capers, we’re delighted to welcome Marcus Brigstocke back to Bestival. Bringing the comedy line-up to a triumphant close on Sunday evening, Marcus is a Radio 4 stalwart, who has appeared on every TV panel show known to man, delivering a pitch perfect, searing line in smart, multi-faceted observational comedy. 

Long-time Bestival fave Andrew Maxwell tops the bill on Friday with his hilariously in-yer-face fare. A double Edinburgh Comedy award nominee and a regular on your TV, Maxwell never fails to destroy the crowd with a mix of intrepid social commentary and on-point observation. 

Saturday’s headline show is Oh My God it’s the Church, a raucous interactive party experience and parody of a Deep South Pentecostal church brimming with the best soul, blues and disco tunes. Fronted by the insane pastor ‘Michael Alabama Jackson’ the service will lead you through a sermon of serious partying. Don’t miss out.

But that’s not all there will also be side-splitting fun from sight-gag geniuses and comedy circuit legends The Raymond & Mr Timpkins Review, situational comic Andre Vincent, super-surrealist Tony Law, modern day renaissance women Jayde Adam, and frank and fearless multi-ward-winning comedian Sarah Callaghan, Plus there will be rip-roaring sets from Rich Wilson, Paul Mccaffrey, Tom Houghton, Emmanuel Sonubi, Chris Betts, Ray Badran, Garrett Millerick, Elliot Steel Tom Lucy, Sophie Duker, Andy Field, Morgan Rees, Huge Davies, Desiree Burch, Chris Washington, George Rigden , Harpers Harlots, and The Banyard Twins.

Comedy lineup announced for T in the Park

Taking place in The Scottish Sun Big Top across the weekend. With big names, rap battles and the best in upcoming Scottish comedy talent, the laughs will ring out across the festival site.
Russell Kane is a multi-talented writer and performer who has firmly established himself as one of the best comics in the UK today, winning The Edinburgh Comedy Award and Australia's prestigious Barry Award. Currently touring the UK with his brand new live show “Smallness”, which poses the question “What is it with us and smallness?” he’s sure to delight the T in the Park crowd.
Lee Nelson’s Well Good Festival Hangover Cure takes to the stage on Sunday inThe Scottish Sun Big Top tent – the household name has hosted Live at the Apollo, sold out his three times extended live tour, had over two million people watching BBC Three’s Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show and is now heading to T in the Park with quality jokes, games and banter.
Award-nominee and star of the Edinburgh Fringe, Andrew Maxwell makes his way toT in the Park with a fantastic new show of mischievous charm and boundary-nudging wit. As seen on BBC’s Live at The Apollo, Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You, plus ITV’s Celebrity Juice, RTE’s The Panel and so much more he’s bringing his cutting edge comedy and intrepid social commentary to the fields of Kinross.
Catch the host of Scotland's Capital Breakfast Show, Des Clarke, as he stops by The Scottish Sun Big Top tent for an unmissable set. As well as being a familiar voice on the radio, Des is also a familiar face on TV from his STV hosting days and charity appeals. One of Scotland’s best and sure-fire punchline makers!
The world’s only stand up/improv/chat tattoo comedy show, Show Me Your Tattoo, returns re-inked and ready to run down the hilarious Highway of Human Graffiti in one of the most unique comedy shows ever. Host Billy Kirkwood invites audiences to share and chat about their tattoos in a show jam-packed with blisteringly funny stand up and audience interaction, as well as taking a good hard look at the weird, silly, dirty, sexy, brilliant, bad and often awesome world of tattoos from all around the world.
Fans can experience Comedy Rap Battles on Friday night, a concept show which garnered 5 star reviews, where comedy and hip-hop clash and street cred is put on the line as some of the country's best comedians compete to see who exhibits the most swag when it comes to hip-hop wits. MC’d by Neil ‘The Weeman’ Bratchpiece it’s filled with comedic verbal jousting and, with street cred on the line, who'll choke and who'll gain respect?
Also featuring over the festival weekend will be John Cooper ClarkeThe GingeThe Geordie and The GeekGary LittleIain StirlingMark NelsonThe Wee ManKeir McAllisterScott GibsonRay BradshawGus LymburnLiam Withnail and Jellybean Martinez.