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    Factory Laughs

    Factory Laughs | April 2023

    • 23 Apr
      23 Apr - 23 Apr 2023

    Little Wander and Tobacco Factory Theatres have teamed up to bring you some monthly mirth with our brand-new stand-up comedy night, Factory Laughs.

    Tobacco Factory Theatres is now famous for churning out the gags, with no fewer than 21 sell-out comedy gigs in 2022 alone. 2023 promises a conveyor belt of comedians like you’ve never seen before as Factory Laughs puts three fresh, fabulous and funny comics on the stage each month in one brilliant bill. 

    With a special pre-show drinks offer at the bar thrown in to help lubricate the laughter, this April we are delighted to welcome the following bunch:

    Matt Richardson

    Matt is a multi-award winning stand-up comedian and one of the most exciting names on the circuit currently rising through the ranks. Having started stand-up in 2009 at 18 years old, Matt became one of the youngest comedians on the circuit and soon made it through to the finals of two national stand-up competitions – the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny and the Chortle Student Comedy Award – as well as coming runner up in the Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year and winning the Newbury and Bath Comedy Festival new act competitions ‘ – all while still in his teens. He quickly established himself in all of the major comedy club chains in the UK and has gigged overseas on countless occasions.

    Since then Matt has firmly established himself as one of the UK’s most exciting young performers and presenters – hosting the drive-time show on Virgin Radio. His TV credits include co-hosting the Xtra Factor alongside Caroline Flack, Co-Hosting Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live! Alongside Christine Lampard and helming the live spin off show alone, two one-off documentaries for ITV2 – Pampered Pooches, Hollywood and Meet The Family Guys, a series regular role on Viral Tap (ITV2), Nevermind The Buzzcocks, Celebrity Juice, Sweat The Small Stuff, Big Brothers Bit on the Side, Fake Reaction, Its Not Me It’s You, I’m a Celebrity Get Me out of here Now! and countless other shows.

    “High wattage charisma from a talented young comic whos star is on the rise”

    Dani Johns

    “A smart, clever pocket rocket of a comedian who delivers a set full of quick fire gags coupled with a sassy delivery that captivates every audience member.” – Crazy Bird Comedy

    “Instantly likeable with strong gags to back it up. Dani is one of the South West’s most promising rising stars.” – Kerfuffle Comedy

    “A sweet bouncy stage presence, but don’t let the kookiness fool you. Some searing one liners and salacious stories about modern millenial relationships. The audience loved her.” – After Mirth Comedy

    Cerys Nelmes

    Cerys has worked in comedy for 12 years, both as a writer and performer. She has worked for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Sky and Dave.

    She was born and bred in the beautiful Cotswolds and has travelled the world performing and, most notably, she was the last ever comedian to perform for the British troops in Afghanistan.

    Cerys currently holds the title of Best MC in the UK after winning the recent Comics Comic Award.

    Find out more about Little Wander here – one of the country’s leading comedy producers and the wonders behind the annual Machynlleth Comedy and Aberystwyth Comedy Festivals. 


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