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Winchester Comedy Gala

Winchester Comedy Festival Autumn Gala 2019

2019

Jan Ravens

With her unique mix of hilarious mimicry and sharp satire, Jan Ravens is one of the UK’s most successful impressionists. She is a long-running star of BBC’s Dead Ringers and was recently a panellist on ITV’s The Imitation Game, appearing on the 2018 Royal Variety Show.

Her Theresa May impression has achieved cult status, going viral on social media and with over 1 million views on YouTube.

She is a regular contributor across BBC Radio 4, on programmes such as Just A Minute and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, and also current affairs programmes such as Broadcasting House, The Week in Westminster and Today.

Jan has acted in countless R4 dramas and comedies, most recently The Charles Paris Mysteries and Alexei Sayle’s The Absence of Normal.

Lauren Pattison

In August 2017 Lauren sold out her debut run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with her critically acclaimed show Lady Muck. This 5 star show was so popular extra shows were added and subsequently sold out.

Not only was Lady Muck the best reviewed show at The Pleasance, Lauren also won a Herald Angel Award and was nominated for Best Newcomer 2017 at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

"Tremendous coming-of-age tale with razor wit and brutal honesty…" -The List

Andrew Doyle

Andrew Doyle is a writer and comedian. He is the man behind the twitter sensation Titania McGrath and also co-wrote for Jonathan Pie.

He has performed his own stand-up at numerous prestigious venues including the London Palladium and the Hammersmith Apollo.

James Gill (MC)

James Gill is a comedian, presenter, warm-up artiste and writer, establishing himself as one of the most popular compères on the circuit.

“One of the most imaginative MCs on the circuit. The crowd love him” -Rob Beckett