Little Wander and Tobacco Factory Theatres have teamed up to bring you some monthly mirth with our 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 July we are delighted to welcome the following bunch:
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‘Proved himself a master of redirection, with several set-ups taking unexpected swerves in a punchline heavy set ‘ – Chortle
‘Clearly be going places’ – Bruce Dessau
‘Excellent’ – The Scotsman‘
Fast gags, unexpected swerves and rolling stories’ – The Sunday Times
Pravanya Pillay is a stand up comedian, writer and producer. Described by Funny Women as “hilarious” Pravanya delivers surreal, observational comedy from a unique perspective.
Pravanya delivers surreal, observational comedy from a unique perspective. She is the Princess Diana of comedy. She’s based in Milton Keynes which is 30 minutes from London by train.
As a writer she has written for BBC Radio Wales on the sitcom ‘Beena & Amrit’ and the sketch show ‘Welcome Strangers’.
She is the co-host and producer of Party – a trans/non-binary/female comedy night described by LMAOnaise as “the country’s finest night” and featured in The Guardian
In 2022 Pravanya came joint-third in the prestigious ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ competition.
‘Strives to be different… She really appeals’. Chortle
Finlay Christie started early, performing at the Comedy Club 4 Kids since the age of 7 and being featured on Blue Peter for his stand-up comedy at just 14 years old.
At only 19 he went on to win the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny competition. Past finalists include Peter Kay, Lee Mack, Sarah Millican and Hannah Gadsby. He now performs in comedy clubs up and down the country and has been featured on ITV2’s The Stand-up Sketch Show and BBC One’s BBC New Comedy Award.
Finlay has over 170k+ followers and 8+ million likes on TikTok. His sketches are immensely popular, amassing over 100 million views on YouTube and TikTok. His series “When they go to a foreign country in a Hollywood film” has been featured on LADBible, UrbanTV, It’s Gone Viral and Al Jazeera. He has also made branded content for Amazon Prime, Branston and the video game Olli Olli World, amongst others.
Finlay recently had his first sitcom script optioned by Boffola Pictures, which he wrote with his schoolfriend Louis Hadlow-Davidson.
As an actor, Finlay is known for The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff (BBC2) featuring in all episodes alongside Stephen Fry, Robert Webb and Katherine Parkinson. He also appeared in the Go-Betweenies (Radio 4) alongside David Tennant and was the voice of Yo-Jo Jo in over 150 episodes of Waybuloo (CBeebies).
Finlay has also done commercial voiceovers for clients such as Sony, Disney, Nintendo, Nationwide and eBay.
He is also fluent in French and speaks Mandarin too.
Finlay has just finished his Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his debut show OK ZOOMER at the Gilded Balloon Teviot.
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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