Big names added to Slapstick 2022 | Armando Iannucci, David Mitchell, Barry Cryer, Sally Phillips, Richard Herring, Tim Vine and more...

Big names added to Slapstick 2022

Armando Iannucci, David Mitchell, Barry Cryer, Sally Phillips, Richard Herring, Tim Vine and more...

Armando Iannucci, David Mitchell, Barry Cryer, Sally Phillips and Tim Vine have joined the line-up for next year’s Slapstick festival.

The celebration of classic screen comedy takes place in Bristol from Wednesday 26 to Sunday 30 January.

Newly announced events include:

  • David Mitchell sharing memories and clips of his most treasured comedy moments  with broadcaster Matthew Sweet (6pm, Thursday 27 January, Bristol Cathedral);
  • Ronni Ancona and Sally Phillips saluting female stars of the silent comedy era, including Marion Davies  (8.30pm, Thursday 27 January, Bristol Cathedral).
  • Barry Cryer sharing anecdotes from his long career (3.30pm, Saturday 29 January, Redgrave Theatre);
  • Tim Vine paying tribute to Kenny Everett, in the best possible taste (6.30pm, Saturday 29 January, Redgrave Theatre).
  • Armando Iannucci being interviewed by Robin Ince for a talk, with clips, titled My Life In Satire (2.30pm, Sunday 30 January, St George’s Bristol).
  • Richard Herring interviewing a mystery guest and picking his choice of ‘Desert Island Flicks’
  • An evening with Arthur Smith
  • CBeebies star Andy Day introducing a family-friendly screening of Paddington

Organisers  previously announced Stephen Mangan as the host of a silent comedy gala at Bristol Cathedral on January 28. 

Festival Director Chris Daniels said: 'This is definitely shaping up to be our most exciting programme to date. Given that we’ve been away for almost two years and that so many people have been having such a terrible time living through this pandemic we really want to deliver something very special this year.' 

More details will be available at www.slapstick.org.uk from Monday.

Published: 22 Oct 2021

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