Showing posts with label funny. Show all posts
Showing posts with label funny. Show all posts

Laugh and the world laughs with you

Well well, poor old Ed Sheeran took a lot of abuse over on social media last night. Actually he didn't because he wasn't on social media, he was busy headlining Glastonbury, but he came back to it this morning, and he even felt the need to wade in to confirm that his set was live, there was not backing track, it was all about the loop pedal.

And that made me remember a comedian that DD and I loved at Camp Bestival in 2015. Rob Deering is a comedian that used the loop pedal to the max! Explaining it to us, the innocent audience, and then using it, and his guitar to keep us in metaphorical stitches for half an hour or so. So when I thought loop pedal, I though COFFEEEE!

I can't wait to see what the comedy lineup will bring this year. As with music at festivals, where there are big names and well known bands, comedy too has plenty of 'must see' and 'famous' comedians, but often it's the ones I haven't heard of that make me laugh the most, maybe as the sets are so fresh and new (at least to me) maybe they truly are secret comedy gold, but whatever, I can't wait to hear some hilarious favourites along with finding some new rib tickling chuckles this year at Camp Bestival.

Camp Bestival comedy curator, Get Comedy’s Brett Vincent says:
 “I love booking the comedy for Camp Bestival, each year just gets better and better. From our headliner Reginald D. Hunter who’s been on nearly every major TV show in the UK and the States pushing his laid back social commentary and acute observations of the British psyche, to Gary Delaney who’s possibly one of the best joke writers in the country (and has awards to prove it) this year is no exception! “
At Camp Bestival were always proud to find you the stars of the future and this year we have a plethora of amazing talent from all over the world. Australian Ray Badran is one to catch if you like the surreal ramblings of Ross Noble.
Jenny Bede who is already an internet star with over 50million views on social networks is one not to miss.
Nico Yearwood from Barbados, Chris Betts from Canada, Yuriko Kotani from Japan, and Jake Lambert (Maidenhead) are definitely ones to watch, as well as Andy Field and Tom Ward, all of whom you will be seeing a lot more of on TV in the coming years. “
Add in the true professionals Phil Nichol, Kerry Godliman & Pat Monahan and you’re in for a real treat this festival. Laugh hard and laugh long! - Nanu Nanu!" 

Performing in the dedicated comedy tent in the Magic Meadow, there will be tales of media-storm madness from fast-rising Aussie comedy star Ray Badran who has been making a huge name for himself down under. Plus, enjoy gut-busting good times with acclaimed actor, award winning comedian, producer, presenter, writer and musician Phil Nichol. And of course even more hoopla and hilarity from Yuriko Kotani, Jenny Bede, Andy Field, Tom Lucy, Nico Yearwood, Patrick Monahan, Chris Betts, Jake Lambert, Tom Ward and Prince Abdi.

And, don’t forget, just for the kids Camp Bestival have new hit show Kidocracy, an interactive theatre show for children aged 6+. Featuring Keith Farnan (Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow) giving children an island to rule and asking them to elect leaders, write anthems, and come up with rules, it’s a definite must-see. Everyone might just learn something!

Ticket Info:

Camp Bestival 2017 Weekend Tickets are on sale now via: Ticketline / 0844 888 4410

Adult Weekend Ticket -  £197.50*
Student Weekend Ticket - £185* / Age 13 to 17 Weekend Ticket - £125*
Age 10 to 12 Weekend Ticket - £98.75* / Age 5 to 9 Weekend Ticket - £45*
Age 4 & Under Weekend Ticket - £15*
Babes in Arms (1 & Under) - FREE (but ticket required)*

*All tickets include camping from Thursday / Please refer to the Camp Bestival Ticket Terms & Conditions below

Car Parking - £20 in advance / Campervan Ticket (Field A) - £95
Caravan / Trailer Tent Ticket (Field A) - £105
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Disclosure : As an official Camp Bestival Blogger I will be attending the festival as Camp Bestival's guest, but everything I say about it on the blog is 100% true :-)  I've been attending the festival for the last 9 years so I know what's what.

Camp Bestival News - The Chuckle Brothers!

I'm almost too excited to type - so excuse any errors. If I said "to me, to you" what would you think? You'd think OMG The Chuckle Brothers of course! and today's news that The Chuckle Brothers will be at Camp Bestival has really cheered up my Thursday!

Rob da Bank says: “I’m not sure if there’s an emoji for ‘wetting yourself laughing’ yet but we need one for the Chuckle Brothers. I booked them as a bit of a laugh last year but they drew one of the biggest crowds of the weekend and had to do about 1000 selfies afterwards for some rabid fans. I’m still not sure I understand it all but i do love ‘em, and had to get them for all of our shows this year!”
Paul Chuckle says: “Thanks for this great tribute but I have to say our time at Bestival last September was one of the best days we've ever had. We've done and appeared in many things including the Children's Royal Variety show, but can honestly say this matched anything. The day was amazing and we can't wait to do it all again this year. Great crowd, great guys to work with all round, and memories that will last for ever. See you all soon. “PS. Can't wait”.

Chuckle brothers
One of the country’s best loved double acts, The Chuckle Brothers are the premier slapstick team that kept generations of kids entertained with perfectly timed pratfalls in 22 series of their acclaimed ChuckleVision television show. 
Launching the catchphrases “to me, to you” and “oh dear, oh dear” into common parlance, their influence on youth culture shouldn’t be underestimated.
They’re a canny pair too, as well as getting in on the current grime revival right from the word go with ‘To Me, To You (Bruv)’ their collaboration with Tinchy Stryder, last year also saw the pair make their festival debut at Bestival in front of 14,000 people.

The Festival team like to think they know a thing or two about festivals after 12 years out in the fields, but they said that the crowd reaction to the Chuckle Brothers at Bestival 2015 was utterly astonishing, to say the least.
What can only be described as unbridled joy filled the Big Top and a huge outpouring of emotion from the capacity crowd turned their 15-minute slot into one of the highlights of any Bestival. Ever.
And so, in celebration of their much-anticipated appearances this year, at not only Bestival but also Camp Bestival and Common People, 5th May is declared Chuckle Brothers’ Day. 
Join in a gleeful celebration of a truly influential comedy duo who are criminally unsung.
Take to the streets proclaiming ‘TO ME, TO YOU’ with all your heart, and make sure you honour Chuckle Brothers’ Day with some DIY slapstick fun.

The Chuckle Brothers will appear at: 

Common People – Southampton & Oxford 28th & 29th May
Camp Bestival – Lulworth Castle Dorset – 28th – 31st July
Bestival - Robin Hill, Isle of Wight – 8th-11th September

Mr Tumble at Camp Bestival

mr tumble surrounded by bouncers at a festival
Yes he had bouncers on his walk-a-bout, yes I got past them.
For some years now Mr Tumble has wowed audiences at Camp Bestival. As Camp Bestival is family festival there are many acts and activities for littleones, and Mr Tumble has proved to be a huge hit!

It seems many of the mums on twitter have secret desires on Mr Tumble too! Maybe it's the fact that he gives them some peace while the children watch him, maybe it's his cuddliness, maybe it's the fact he doesn't really speak much! But whatever, he's surprisingly popular with the ladies(and anyone that tells you that I once pushed to the front of a group of small children and grabbed Mr Tumble's hand is a liar! A big fat Liar*)

He's back again this year of course, and I'm sure he'll be just as much fun as on previous years.

*actually there may be a shred of truth....ok ok it's true...what of it?!

Camp Bestival's Beard and Moustache Competition 2014

Every now and again Camp Bestival emails to tell ticket holders and those that signed up for such things to tell us of new acts and exciting new shenanigans that will be happening.

Now anyone that knows me knows I love beards, so when I read an email telling me about all sorts of new acts, new choirs, new things of all kinds (more of them in a minute) it was only one thing that caught my eye and made me gasp with a thrill normally reserved for ...other things.

at 11.30 am on Saturday in the Lower Kids Garden, on the catwalk Camp Bestival will be holding a Beard and Moustache Competition!!

Now I am not the sort of woman that prowls a festival taking sneaky pictures of beards, someone that did that would be a bit odd and obsessive,

But if I was that sort of person then I would be in the Lower Kids Garden at 11.30am with my camera at the ready!

I am also not the sort of person to wear a beard myself at a festival
But if I was that sort of person then I would be taking along my very own beard and hoping that women were not excluded form the event!

Other exciting news is that Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer is back - I simply love him. And some new acts to discover too! (a ukulele workshop! ooh) and real ale (perfect to go with a beard)

Read all about them on Camp Bestival's Website

Camp Bestival - Comedy

It's not all music at Camp Bestival - one of DDs favourite things is the (often sweary) comedy. We have seen many memorable acts, with jokes ranging from Irish dancing themes to masturbating in a tiny tent(!)

We have seen and enjoyed the family humour of Ben Norris. When I say 'family' I don't mean suitable for the family, I mean that he takes hilariously mocks his own family life. Including coping with triplets...

I shall look forward to hearing how that is going for him, this year...and wonder if he's got greyer since last year. Kids do that to you.

Warning - Contains swears.

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