Seann Walsh is the latest addition to three acts announced for Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival’s (SICF) flagship Gala Show this summer.
The Gala show is always the highlight of the Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival - with a line-up of top names from the comedy circuit.
This year will see stand up giant Seann Walsh added to the bill, at Theatre Severn on July 17, alongside previously announced Steve Royle, Gary Delaney and comedy duo Flo & Joan.
The festival will also include performances from other comedians at multiple venues throughout Shrewsbury and there will be more announcements coming soon.
Seann is a regular on Live at the Apollo, Celebrity Juice, 8 out of 10 Cats, Virtually Famous, Chatty Man & (whispers) and Strictly Come Dancing amongst others - it's fair to say, he's at the top of his stand up game and very much in demand.
Described by The Independent as ‘one of the most entertaining observational comics on the block’, the Edinburgh Award nominated comedian received standing ovations at the end of each show on his last UK tour After This One, I’m Going Home. He also hosted Flinch on Netflix and is a regular guest on The Jonathan Ross Show. He can also be seen acting in Jack Dee’s ITV sitcom Bad Move where he plays audience favourite, Grizzo.
Seann also performs stand-up comedy in America and has appeared on the US chat show, Conan. He released a live DVD, recorded at the Hammersmith Apollo and entitled Seann To Be Wild, in 2013.
Festival director Kevin Bland said: “We are very happy to secure Seann Walsh as another high calibre performer for this year’s festival. Currently, he is absolutely at the top of his game and undoubtedly one of the best live acts around. His inclusion means the Gala Show is shaping up very well, with yet more names to be added to an already stellar line-up.”
Tickets for the SICF Gala Show on 17 July are £33.50 and available through the Theatre Severn box office 01743 281281 or online here: theatresevern.co.uk