Andy Howells looks at five great comedy acts visiting South Wales during Autumn 2016.
Sofie Hagen (Newport Riverfront, October 22)
Sofie Hagen follows the success of her first show, Bubblewrap, with Shimmer Shatter . Although Sofie’s assured, informed and deeply personal comedy has made her a star on stage in the UK, she has also branched out to television and radio.
Mitch Benn (Newport Riverfont, November 17)
In Don’t Believe A Word, Mitch debunks myths, exposes nonsense and grapples with the very nature of knowledge itself extolling the virtues of an evidence-based approach to life with amusing consequences and of course a few songs along the way.
Reeves & Mortimer (Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, December 8)
A celebration of the first 25 years of Vic and Bob’s professional collaboration which has included TV successes Vic Reeves Big Night Out, The Smell of Reeves & Mortimer, Bang, Bang It’s Reeves & Mortimer, Shooting Stars and House Of Fools.
Andy Hamilton (Sherman Theatre, October 9)
Change Management is a surreal look at Hamilton’s 60 year existence and the changes that have affected him.
Billy Connolly (Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, November 5-6)
One of the UK’s most influential comedians, Billy Connolly, is set to bring his brand new stand up show Billy Connolly’s High Horse Tour to Cardiff for two nights.