Tuesday, 3 August 2010

eskimosoup enjoy the funny side of things!

eskimosoup has unveiled the full programme of shows for the 2010 Hull Comedy Festival taking place throughout the city from 21 October to 8 November.

Sarah Millican, Ross Noble, Tommy Tiernan, Mark Watson, Russell Kane, and Milton Jones are amongst performers bringing comedy to Hull.

eskimosoup’s Marketing Director, John Gilbert, who is the founder and director of the festival makes no secret about being excited: “I know I’m biased, though as a fan of live comedy I really do think this year is something special. We’ve got more exciting stuff going on than ever before and I keep showing people the brochure because I’m so proud of what everyone has put together.

I’m actually quite gutted that I can’t be in two or three places at once on a few nights during the festival because there is so much great comedy to enjoy!

If you were to ask me to name just two or three, must see shows, I would probably implode.”

Now in its fourth year, Hull Comedy Festival began as a partnership between eskimosoup and Hull BID. The festival is run in partnership with St Stephen’s, KCFM and KC Colour Pages, along with the support of several other local businesses and volunteers.

It is estimated that the festival has contributed over £400,000 to the local economy over the past three years. Organisers forecast that this year’s festival will break previous records in terms of overall tickets sold and additional local spend generated.

The full line-up of shows is available at www.hullcomedy.co.uk or through the festival brochure which is available from Tourist Information Centres and will be distributed throughout the area between now and the beginning of the festival.

PS: As noted in a previous blog post, eskimosoup did try our hand at stand-up comedy at the recent Bridlington Comedy Festival. Whilst Shane and Phill wussed out, John and Chris braved through and whilst both raised lots of laughs they have been professionally advised to stick to the day job!

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