The Southport Comedy Festival in association with Halliwell Jones BMW have announced yet another big name for this year’s 17 day event at Victoria Park.
Star of ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, Seann Walsh, will be bringing his latest stand-up show, Back From The Bed to the Southport Comedy Festival on Tuesday 3rd October 2023.
This show follows from his critically acclaimed show Seann Walsh: Is Dead. Happy Now? which was nominated for a DAVE Comedy Award for Best Comedy Show at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Seann’s countless TV credits include The Lovebox In Your Living Room (BBC2) alongside Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse, Netflix’s Flinch, Live At The Apollo (BBC2), Tonight at The London Palladium (ITV), Celebrity Juice (ITV2), Play To The Whistle (ITV), Seann also has starred in series 1-3 of The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2), Backstage with Katherine Ryan on Amazon Prime, a team captain for Virtually Famous (C4), 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4), Alan Carr’s Chatty Man (C4), Hey Tracey! (ITV2), Comedians Solve World Problems (Comedy Central) and he has made regular appearances on The Jonathan Ross Show. Seann also appeared in Dave Channel’s Campaign Against Living Miserably and is an ambassador for the CALM charity.
In 2022, Seann’s critically acclaimed film short ‘Clown’ won best film at the prestigious Los Angeles Comedy Film & Screenplay Festival 2022.
Seann also hosts the hit podcast What’s Upset You Now? alongside Paul McCaffrey. Recent guests have included: Katherine Ryan, Tom Davis, Jon Richardson, Alan Carr and Stewart Lee. Earlier this month Seann launched a new podcast alongside fellow comedian Jack Dee titled Oh My Dog! where the duo talk about their furry friends joined by weekly special guests. Expect Jack and Seann to reveal a side of themselves that you’ve never seen before.
Seann is the fourth name to be announced for this year’s 17 day event which will be held once again in a luxury heated and seated marquee courtesy of Elite marquees at Victoria Park.
Irish funnymen and festival favourites Jason Byrne and Jimeoin and world-famous prankster and Lee Nelson creator Simon Brodkin are already on sale with more exciting names to be announced in the next few weeks.
Keep an eye on the festival website southportcomedyfestival.com or join the mailing list https://southportcomedyfestival.com/mailing-list to find out first who will be making Southport Smile this October
About the show
Seann Walsh: Back from the Bed
Hello, Seann here. Did you know that comedians have to write their own blurb? I find that absolutely insane. What am I meant to say? “I’m fantastic, come and look at me talk”? I don’t know. It’s me. I do stand-up.
I guess I can start with the fact I renamed the tour. Sticking with ‘Same Again?’ felt a bit triggering after the year we’ve had. So it is now called Back from the Bed. Some of the material will be the same as I had always planned and some of it will be new because it will be difficult to avoid mentioning the last year in which millions of decent people tragically lost their lives to TikTok.
The previous leg of this tour got a lot of standing ovations, which was pleasing. Either that or they were leaving early. Come along if you like me. I’d be confident enough to say come along if you’re on the fence. Cheers. Here are some things I’ve been on…
‘Unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation’ – The Guardian
‘His standup is richer than ever’ – 4 stars / The Guardian
Seann Walsh at Southport Comedy Festival
Tuesday 3rd October 2023
Tickets are £15
Venue: Southport Comedy Festival Under Canvas at Victoria Park in Southport, Esplanade, Southport, PR8 1RX
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