There’s a touch of rock and/or roll swagger to the Camp Bestival Big Top Sunday evening comedy line-up. As the festival, or Bestival, approaches its 10th birthday, they’ve bagged three top names on the circuit – with more to be announced soon.
Commenting on her third Camp Bestival appearance, Kerry Godliman said: “Once again there’s a fantastic Big Top line-up of comedy at Camp Bestival, Reginald D Hunter is easily one of the best comedians around, Gary Delaney is a non-stop gag machine and hey I’m not too shabby, myself. And with loads more comics and clowns being announced soon, you won’t be stuck for a laugh at Lulworth Castle this July!”
Frequently described as the coolest man in comedy, Reginald D Hunter has become an established headline act across the globe, so we are delighted that he will be headlining this year’s comedy for us. A big hitter on TV, Reginald is a regular on shows including Have I Got News for You, Live at the Apollo and QI.
They’ll also have Mock the Week’s near the knuckle one-liner king Gary Delaney firing off cheeky schoolboy humour with infectious charm, and the compere will be the straight-talking and quick-witted Kerry Godliman, who is a Radio 4 regular, has appeared on Live at the Apollo a few times, Jack Dee’s Referendum HelpDesk, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala and was Hannah in Ricky Gervais comedy, Derek.
And, ensuring there’s plenty of laughter on the cards for the kids too, there’s the new show Kidocracy, an interactive theatre show for children aged 6+, presented by Keith Farnan (Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow).
Appearing as his alter ego, Brehon, an ancient Irish know-it-all, the show begins when children are told they are being given an island to rule. In just under an hour, they must elect leaders, write anthems, come up with rules that rock and deal with all sorts of crises because running the world isn’t just all fun, fun, fun, there’s stuff to be done as well! Wow, sounds a bit like #Brexit, only for kids… oh wait.
Bestival takes place Lulworth Castle, Dorset from July 27-30.
(from a press release)