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The Christmas Cracker Comedy Night
Saturday 2nd December

Get ready for the hilarious Christmas Cracker Comedy Night featuring The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue (UK Comedy Awards Comedian of the Year 2019); daughter of Burry Port Anna Thomas (BBC New Comedian of the Year 2021); the UK's foremost guitar-wielding and loop-layering stand-up comedian Rob Deering; brilliant Cardiff stand-up comedian and writer Leroy Brito; and TV and comedy festival star Jarred Christmas (Chortle Comedy Award Best Compere UK).

Our cheeky laughter-makers will have you in stitches with their witty jokes, musical parodies and outrageous antics. Whether you're a fan of musical comedy, stand-up comedy or sketch comedy, you'll find something to tickle your funny bone at this amazing show.

Don't miss this unique chance to get up front and very personal in our magnificent Fortuna Spiegeltent, the stunning venue for Cardiff Christmas Festival that combines glamour and charm with a touch of magic and filled with hilarity.

Book your tickets now and get ready to roll in the aisles this Christmas
This show is suitable for those aged 16+.

This event is in aid of Shelter Cymru - Registered Charity Number 515902
Generously supported by HSBC UK

Poor financial health is both a cause and a consequence of homelessness, which is why HSBC UK have launched a further 3-year partnership with Shelter Cymru.
Through the Partnership, they aim to help thousands of individuals and families in Wales to build the longer-term financial resilience they need to break the vicious circle of homelessness.

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The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue are a comedy twosome with over two decades of mucking about behind them.
They have performed everywhere - from New Zealand to The Falklands and Exeter to Edinburgh, with many a stop in between.
They've played the lowliest pub back room to the London Palladium and had a month at the Edinburgh Festival resulting in a 5-star review from The Scotsman.
In 2019 they won the UK Comedy Awards Comedian of the Year Award.
"A mad, anarchic triumph of stupidity over style. Not to be missed" - The Guardian

Anna Thomas is an award-winning comedian, originally hailing from Carmarthenshire, South Wales.
She wrote and starred in Lady Bigfoot; a short film that premiered on BBC One Wales in July 2023. Anna has also been heard and seen on What Just Happened on BBC Radio Wales and BBC One Wales, The Machynlleth Comedy Festival Showcase on BBC Radio Wales and BBC 4Xtra.
She won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2021.
"She has the appealing air of not quite being of this world. But whatever planet she's from, they know funny" - Chortle

Rob Deering performs stand-up comedy with music, using a guitar, a loop pedal and his voice to create impressive rock and pop soundscapes.
One of the most in-demand headliners on the UK circuit, he's toured nationally and performed solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe many times since starting out in comedy in 2000. He has appeared on many Radio and TV shows, often using his extensive knowledge of film and popular music.
Rob has won Celebrity Mastermind and a comedians' special of The Weakest Link on BBC One.

Leroy Brito is a multi-talented comedian, writer, presenter and seasoned stand-up.
He has sold out four solo shows at Wales Millennium Centre, starred in TV series including Tourist Trap on BBC One and Live from Barry Island on BBC Wales.
Leroy has presented and appeared on several programmes such as 6 Nations Sin Bin, Elis James: Football Nation and the BAFTA award-winning BBC documentary Black and Welsh. He has also presented the popular Summer Saturdays Show, on BBC Radio Wales alongside Robin Morgan.

Jarred Christmas, originally from New Zealand, is a sought-after comedy headliner - famed for his quick-witted spontaneity and high energy storytelling.
He's performed at countless solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival and toured at international comedy festivals across the globe.
He's a regular team member at the Comedy Store's weekly topical show The Cutting Edge and twice named Best Compere at the Chortle Awards.
TV appearances include Mock the Week (BBC Two), Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC Two), 8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4) and Live at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central).

The Cardiff Christmas Festival - in the Spiegeltent

The Cardiff Christmas Festival returns in 2023 with its iconic Spiegeltent relocated to the Theatre Festival site in Sophia Gardens in the centre of Cardiff. Santa's Wish, the magical Christmas musical, is back by huge popular demand and a new production of Castellana will seduce and tantalise audiences once more. We are also delighted to welcome global internet and Britain's Got Talent musical theatre stars Welsh of the West End into the intimate surroundings of the Spiegeltent for what promises to be a unique opportunity to see and hear them like never before. And on 10th December My My! ABBA – The Christmas Concert brings a fabba-ulous sing-along of all your favourites. The opening weekend will also host The Christmas Comedy Cracker, a special night full of laughs in aid of Shelter Cymru. All shows will be performed in the round, in the intimacy of our heated 550-seat Spiegeltent, promising to transport audiences to a nostalgic and magical world this Christmas. The Cardiff Christmas Festival is proudly sponsored by Admiral Money.
From the moment you step into the large foyer of the Fortuna you feel this is going to be a night to remember... This is something you have never seen before! A European Spiegeltent (or magic mirrors) is the ultimate cabaret and music salon. It is a hand-hewn pavilion used as a travelling dance hall, dating from the late 1800s. The tent is built from wood, cut mirrors, canvas, leaded glass, and detailed in velvet brocade. Each one is unique with its own name, personality, and style. Only a handful of these special and legendary tents remain in the world and The Fortuna, owned by Dutch company Van Rosmalen, is one of the most beautiful, playing host to some of the world's greatest cabaret performers and musicians.