2022 Line up

Seann Walsh

Saturday 5th

Charming and charismatic, a natural motor-mouth, Brighton’s Seann Walsh is the most frighteningly precocious talent to emerge from the UK comedy circuit in ages.

Described as ‘the best observational comedian of his generation’ (The Guardian) this Edinburgh Awards nominee’s last UK tour show After This One, I’m Going Home ended with standing ovations up and down the country. Seann has starred in Netflix’s Flinch, Live At The Apollo, Tonight at The London Palladium, Celebrity Juice, Play To The Whistle, Virtually Famous, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Chatty Man, Stand Up Central and is a regular guest on The Jonathan Ross Show. He’s also known for having fallen victim to the well-documented ‘Strictly curse’ …

Priya Hall

Saturday 5th 

Priya Hall is a Welsh-Indian stand-up comedian and comedy writer who is quickly ascending the comedy scene in England and Wales. She is fluent in welsh and speaks with a beautiful accent!

She has featured inBBC Presents: Stand up for Live Comedy (BBC1  and BBC3), Fred At The Stand (BBC Radio 4), Mach Fest (BBC Radio Wales), Stand Yp (S4C) and Hunllef yng Nghymru Sydd (BBC Radio Cymru). She is a host on the podcast Here to Judge, which is available on Spotify.

Priya, who’s comedy has been described as ‘hilarious over-sharing’, is a series regular on Sunday Morning With Joanna Page (BBC Radio Wales) where she reports on the weekly news stories.

Morgan Rees

Saturday 5th 

Morgan Rees is a rising star of the UK circuit. This softly spoken Welsh comedian boasts a densely packed arsenal of impressive one-liners and hilarious short stories. He was a favourite finalist in both the BBC New Comedy Award and Chortle Student Comedy Award, appearing regularly on BBC Radio 4. With his arsenal of impressive one-liners and hilarious short stories, Morgan is becoming more and more in demand around the UK for his high energy act and compere skills. 


Saturday 5th – Family Show 

Tweedy (real name Alan Digweed) is a one of the main faces of English circus. He joined Zippo’s Circus in 1994 and appeared in Cirque Bersek which ran in London’s West End. He climbed on board with the highly acclaimed Giffords Circus in 2004 where is antics have since become legendary. Tweedy is accomplished in countless circus skills, plays various musical instruments, can perform feats of magic and has even been shot out of a cannon!

Tweedy has created numerous sell out shows, which have received critical acclaim and endless standing ovations. Come and see him for yourself …

Bridget Christie

Friday 4th 

Bridget Christie is hot, but not in a good way. The 50-year-old critically-acclaimed stand-up “leaks blood, sweats and thinks that Chris Rock and The Rock are the same person.”

The Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning comedian cannot ride the motorbike she bought to combat her mid-life crisis because of early osteoarthritis in her hips and RSI in her wrist. She also wonders why there are so many films, made by men, about young women discovering their sexuality, but none about middle-aged women forgetting theirs. Want a menopause laugh-a-minute encounter with a confused, furious, sweaty lady who is annoyed by everything? Then, you’ve come to the right place.

Joe Wells

Friday 4th 

Joe Wells made his name as a political comedian with critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe shows including Night Of The Living Tories, 10 Things I Hate About UKIP and I hope I die before I start voting Conservative. In more recent years he has moved into more personal material about mental health and being autistic. He is a three time winner of the Guide Award for Best Comedy.

Joe is a favourite amongst other comedians and has supported Frankie Boyle, Alexei Sayle and Stephen K Amos.

In 2020 Joe went viral with his stand up clip ‘Joe Wells on having a non-autistic brother’ which gained over 1.8 million views across social media platforms.

Ross Smith

Friday 4th  and Saturday 5th 

Returning again after his hilarious visit in 2020. Ross will compère Friday 4th and Saturday 5th.

Since he starting gigging in 2015, Ross Smith has taken the comedy circuit (and the internet) by absolute storm and is now a regular at some of London’s biggest comedy clubs.

His personable, relaxed style and contemporary pedantic material, underpinned by clever wordplay and self-deprecating humour, has made him one of the country’s most exciting acts and charmingly quick-witted hosts.

In 2018, Ross made headlines around the world when he agreed to go on holiday with complete strangers, taking the place of another man called Ross Smith. His adventure went viral and the aftermath was the subject of his debut Edinburgh show, I Am Ross Smith.

Rachel Paris

Thursday 3rd 

Rachel is a BAFTA nominated comedian, musician, actress and presenter. She is possibly most well-known for her segments on BBC2’s late night satirical news show Late Night Mash, but has also appeared on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, QI, Would I Lie To You, Comedians Giving Lectures, and Harry Hill’s ClubNite on channel 4, as well as a one-off archive show The Girls Guide to TV, for BBC2.

As a musical comedian, Rachel has won critical acclaim for her solo shows which have run at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Soho Theatre London and on national tours. Her shows have been awarded The Chortle Award for Best Variety Act, Best Musical Comedy Show (Whats On London), Best Jokes of the Fringe (Telegraph), nominated for Best Show 2016 (Funny Women) and recommended as a Pick of the Fringe by The Guardian who described it as “Beautifully crafted and performed … tears of laughter”.

Rachel is also an experienced improviser and a founding member of the award-winning improv comedy smash hit Austentatious, an Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show, UK tour sell-out (with a residency in London’s West End) and has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Rachel also guests with the Comedy Store Players and Whose Line is it Anyway.

She appears regularly on BBC Radio 4, including in The Now Show, The News Quiz and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and a forthcoming standup special. As an actor, Rachel has appeared in the IT Crowd Special on Channel 4, BBC2’s Murder In Successville, Plebs on ITV2, Russell Howard’s Good News, satirical sketch show Revolting, and more recently, in There She Goes for BBC4.

★★★★ “Beautifully crafted and performed…endearingly frank and funny…tears of laughter” – The Guardian

★★★★ “A joyous story…effortlessly moving between poignancy and gags…an uplifting, life-affirming hour” – List

★★★★★ “The audience laughs until it starts to hurt…a perfect hour of comedy” – Broadway World

★★★★ “Brutally funny…a standout show” – Skinny

★★★★ “Hilarious…brings to mind the late Victoria Wood” – What’s On London

★★★★★ “Sometimes cynical, often rude, always funny. Great comedic timing and an irrepressible sunniness make for one of the nicest hours you could spend at the Fringe” – Shortcom

★★★★ “She has us hanging on her every word… One sometimes doubts that Britain’s got talent, but Parris has it in spades.” –  The Guardian

Dan Thomas

Thursday 3rd

Dan has been doing stand up since 2005. He  is a familiar faces on the UK comedy circuit, performing in high profile venues and festivals across the UK. Since becoming a full time comic in 2010, he’s been a finalist for several awards and won the inaugural South Wales Dog Eat Dog Stand up contest in 2010.  He’s also well-known in TV, working as the warm up artiste for several shows including Deal or No Deal. Dan is also an actor and has recently appeared on hit BBC1 shows “Keeping Faith”, “Casualty” and “The Trick”.


Steffan Evans

Thursday 3rd 

Pembrokeshire’s very own bundle of energy, Steffan’s unique insight into the world has made him one of the fastest rising stars around. He supported Elis James on his national tours in 2017 and 2019 and compered for James Acaster, as well as touring his own shows around festivals all over the UK. 

Steffan is known for his razor sharp wit and once you’re listening you can’t fail to be pulled in … 

What people said about BMCF 2020

“Local and funny. Relaxed atmosphere – not stuffy or self important.”

“Amazing to have such excellent talent just down the road. Relaxed atmosphere. Also appealed to us millennials!“

“Local – being able to walk 200 metres to see really top quality comedians was fantastic. Nice, friendly atmosphere. Reasonably priced drinks. Good venue.”

“Something different and live and fun. We need more fun!”

“Superbly organised. Quality performers but still local friendly atmosphere.”

“Great choice of comedians. Fabulous event for Crickhowell. Good compere on Saturday night and the excellent Zoe Lyons and Rich Hall.”

“The family show was fabulous! We thoroughly enjoyed every minute.”

“The chance to see big name comedians without travelling too far or paying upwards of £50 each!”