Despite being almost unpronounceable to anyone without a GCSE in Welsh Machynlleth Comedy Festival has emerged a highlight of the summer comedy calendar.
Taking place each May Bank Holiday in the little town of Machynlleth in the centre of Wales, the Festival has attracted some big names over the years (Stewart Lee, Jon Richardson, Josie Long etc) and encouraged experimentation and new comedy experiences in venues including sweet shops and sheds.
It’s an approach that has gained praise from acts, audiences and critics as a comedy festival that cares about comedy.
As the organisers (including comic Henry Widdicombe) say on their website: ‘When we first talked about starting Machynlleth Comedy Festival above of all we wanted to create somewhere where people came to have fun, and get away from it all
‘It was all about taking a different approach with an aim of creating a spirit of experimentation and intimacy.’ Continue reading