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Deva Laughs initial Line Up Revealed

Our initial Deva Laughs line up is here and it features award winners, tv regulars and even stars who sell out arenas and theatres! Big love to our MC for all three nights Danny Mcloughlin – Danny puts together the epic weekly comedy nights at Alexander’s Live in Chester and he has blagged some pretty top names to come and grace our marquee.

Our comedy festival within a festival opens every night at 6pm, and like pretty much everything else at Deva Fest (except your food and drink – yes someone did ask) it is included within your ticket.

The tent holds around 200 max we reckon, maybe a few more, so get there nice and early to bed in. There will be a stack of super high quality chairs around somewhere for you to grab (or bring your festival chair in) and a bar right outside which will open for the evening when the tent does.

Friday 12th August

MC Danny Mcloughlin – Danny has the sharp wit & material, likeable persona and strong stage presence that have seen him become a much sought after act

Hayley Ellis – Hayley is a former regular sight gag contributor for the Russell Howard’s Good News television programme and has sold out her “The Invisible Mam” show all over the country

Aaron Wood – Aaron has hit the ground running since starting his comedy career. In a short space of time he has been Tour support for Tom Stade and Ignacio Lopez and was also a runner up in the Chester New Comedian Of The Year Competition.

Lloyd Griffith – Lloyd is a comedian, actor, presenter and classically trained singer who has been in everything from Ted Lasso to Soccer AM. Lloyd recently supported Jack Whitehall and Rob Beckett and has his third sold out solo tour of the UK.

Katie Tracey – Raised in Liverpool, Katie travels to various comedy nights to entertain a range of audiences, impressing them with her cheeky humour, affable manner and her shining ability to make friends with the audience.

Mick Ferry – at ease bantering with a crowd but with no shortage of first-class material, Mick performs regularly at The Comedy Store in London and Manchester, as well as being sought after at comedy venues across the UK and internationally.

Saturday 13th August

MC Danny Mcloughlin – Danny is back for round two

Tom Wrigglesworth – a nominee for main Edinburgh Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Festival this Yorkshire funny man became a national have-a-go-hero when he rescued a little old lady from the jaws of a Virgin train ticket inspector; only to be arrested for begging

Jordan DucharmeJordan is a Canadian born comedian on the rise. Moving to Manchester in 2019, he was quick to make a big splash, quickly winning the local clubs gong show competitions and transitioning them into gigs at clubs all around the country.

Rob Mulholland – Six foot seven of pure funny, Rob Mulholland is a bombastic, mischievous gag-slinging rascal with a heart full of humour and gob full of sh!te

Mike Newall – Mike is a charming and laid-back comedian with well-crafted jokes and a wonderful dry delivery. This is observational comedy at its best with razor sharp timing combined with a keen sense of dark sarcasm. He most recently appeared on Britain’s Got Talent where he impressed the judges so much that Simon Cowell said..it was like an Oasis concert where the music ran out and Liam decides to tell a few jokes!

Andy Askins – Andy is a diminutive figure who exudes an air of vulnerability as he steps up to the microphone armed with a guitar and a cheeky grin. It’s an overwhelmingly misleading demeanour which serves to heighten the impact of the killer lines that he delivers

Sunday 14th August

MC Danny Mcloughlin – Round three for our host with the most

Duncan Oakley – With musical skills that would easily fit into many rock bands Duncan Oakley performs an infectious mix of musical comedy and stand up with one of his trusty guitars

Scott Bennett – Scott is a stand-up comedian and writer who’s star is most definitely on the rise. He made his debut on BBC One’s Live at the Apollo last year and was nominated for Best Club Comedian by Chortle in 2022.

Alun Cochrane – Award-winning stand up comedian Alun Cochrane has appeared on numerous TV shows including Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Russell Howard’s Good News, Mock The Week, Dave’s One Night Stand, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Have I Got News For You and 8 Out Of 10 Cats

Callum Oakley – hailing from the Wirral you will remember Callum from Britain’s Got Talent in 2012 where he made the semi-finals aged 16 with his observational comedy

Paul Smith – Paul regularly sells out his stand-up tours in arenas and theatres all over the country and is the resident compere at Hot Water Comedy Club. His quick wit and affable nature make him popular with any crowd. If you have been to Hot Water you will have undoubtedly witnessed his skill in interacting with the audience, drawing material from the smallest suggestion and turning into hilarious comedy.

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