About

The Wells Comedy Festival – founded in 2015 – brings the finest comedians in the country to the heart of Somerset for one jam-packed weekend. Previous line-ups have included Stewart Lee, Rhod Gilbert, Alexei Sayle, Sara Pascoe, James Acaster, Joe Lycett, Omid Djalili, Limmy, Milton Jones, Tommy Tiernan and Bridget Christie.

2019’s festival takes place May 25-27. Join our mailing list to be the first to know. 

Previous line-ups

2018
Rhod Gilbert
Alexei Sayle
James Acaster
Limmy
Sara Pascoe
Tim Key
Mark Watson
Richard Herring
Michael Eavis
Rob Newman
Nish Kumar
Paul Sinha
Hal Cruttenden
Paul Foot
Dane Baptiste
Spencer Jones
Jessie Cave
Tony Law
Brett Domino
John Kearns
Jayde Adams
Fern Brady
Dave Hill
Jarred Christmas
Adam Riches
Lou Sanders
Distractions Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip
Kiri Pritchard-McLean
Tez Ilyas
Lloyd Griffith
Gein’s Family Giftshop
Steen Raskopoulos
Lazy Susan
Harriet Kemsley
Bobby Mair
Joseph Morpurgo
Comedians Cinema Club: Hot Fuzz
Ahir Shah
Ben Target
Lucy Pearman
Luke McQueen
Jen Brister
Brett Goldstein
Evelyn Mok
Elf Lyons
Colin Hoult
Sean McLoughlin
Adam Hess
Pat Cahill
Mat Ewins
Kwame Asante
Rob Kemp’s The Elvis Dead
Tom Neenan

2017
Stewart Lee
Milton Jones
Bridget Christie
Sara Pascoe
Joe Lycett
James Acaster
Richard Herring
Paul Foot
Hal Cruttenden
Nish Kumar
Angelos & Barry
RHLSTP
Kieran Hodgson
Comedians Cinema Club: Hot Fuzz
Simon Munnery
Ed Gamble
Adam Riches
John Kearns
Sarah Kendall
Ellie Taylor
Jayde Adams
Brian Gittins
Jamali Maddix
Fin Taylor
Ben Target
Lou Sanders
Sean McLoughlin
Rhys James
Sam Fletcher
Jordan Brookes
Alfie Brown
Bec Hill

2016
Stewart Lee
Omid Djalili
Sara Pascoe
Mark Steel
Arthur Smith
Bridget Christie
Sam Simmons
Katy Brand
Robert Newman
Tony Law
Robin Ince
Spencer Jones
Lou Sanders
Dane Baptiste
Ed Gamble
Andrew Hunter Murray
Pat Cahill
Stuart Laws
Comedians Cinema Club

2015
Tommy Tiernan
Mark Watson
Nick Helm
Tim Key
Paul Foot
Robin Ince
Alun Cochrane
Nish Kumar
Simon Munnery
Lazy Susan
Mike Wozniak
Iain Stirling
Tiernan Douieb
Three Half Pints