The Wells Comedy Festival started in 2015, to celebrate 10 years of the city's Long Paws Comedy Club.

The festival brings some of the best comedians in the country to the heart of Somerset all in one jam-packed weekend. Previous acts have included Stewart Lee, Omid Djalili, Milton Jones, Tommy Tiernan, Sara Pascoe, Joe Lycett and Mark Steel.

2018’s festival takes place May 25-27, and will feature more than 60 shows across 6 Wells venue. The initial line-up is on sale now – see what’s on.

Previous line-ups

Stewart Lee
Milton Jones
Bridget Christie
Sara Pascoe
Joe Lycett
James Acaster
Richard Herring
Paul Foot
Hal Cruttenden
Nish Kumar
Angelos & Barry
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

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

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