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The Machynlleth Comedy Festival

BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio 4 Extra stand-up show from Machynlleth. 14 episodes (8 series), 2012 - 2020. Stars Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Mike Bubbins and Elis James.

2020, Episode 2 - Live From Lockdown

Welsh acts who have performed at MachFest over the years have spent lockdown devising new material for a 30 minute comedy cabaret show. And here it is... with songs from Carys Eleri, sketches from Tarot and stand-up from Lolly Adefope and Jordan Brookes. It's all held together by host Kiri Pritchard-McLean. A comedy compendium for the isolation generation.

Further details

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, the 2020 Machynlleth Comedy Festival was cancelled. But now, comedy fans will have something to lift their spirits as the Festival and BBC Radio Wales will bring the event to life on the radio.

Colin Paterson, Editor of BBC Radio Wales, says: "This collaboration with the Machynlleth Comedy Festival is the latest initiative from BBC Radio Wales, during this challenging time, helping to keep listeners entertained as well as informed. We always love working with the team at Mach, so we're pleased to play our part in supporting independent production companies and the arts community in Wales".

Henry Widdicombe, festival director, comments: "We're absolutely thrilled to be able to mark Mach Fest weekend in conjunction with BBC Radio Wales, and to be creating new programming from some of our festival regulars. We're incredibly proud of our long-term relationship with BBC Radio Wales, and the commitment that the station has shown to the Festival at this time proves how valuable this partnership is to both parties. The arts are facing an unprecedented challenge right now, but creatives are rising to the challenge and we believe the programming will reflect that."

Broadcast details

Saturday 2nd May 2020
BBC Radio Wales
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Kiri Pritchard-McLean Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Jordan Brookes Guest
Lolly Adefope Guest
Carys Eleri Guest
Kath Hughes (as Tarot) Guest
Adam Drake (as Tarot) Guest
Edward Easton (as Tarot) Guest
Tim Key Guest

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