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Rich Hall to entertain at Stourbridge Comedy Festival

Comedian Rich Hall has been confirmed as the final big name on the line-up for this summer's Stourbridge Comedy Festival – as it was revealed hundreds of tickets have already been snapped up.

Rich Hall
Rich Hall

The comedian, famed for his grouchy deadpan style and the inspiration behind Simpsons character Moe Szyslak, will headline a show at Katie Fitzgerald's on Saturday, September 11.

In a career spanning five decades, Hall has appeared on the likes of Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, QI and 8 Out of 10 Cats, as well as presenting a number of BBC documentaries.

He is one of a select few comics to claim the prized Perrier Award, winning it in 2000 as his alter-ego Otis Lee Crenshaw.

Hall will be supported on the night by Britain’s Got Talent finalist Micky P Kerr and Brummie sketch duo Good Kids.

The festival, being put on by Black Country comedy promoters Funny Beeseness, will take place throughout August and early September at the newly revamped venue in Enville Street, Wollaston.

Also confirmed to appear are Ed Byrne, Hal Cruttenden, Rhys James, Shappi Khorsandi, Seann Walsh, Troy Hawke and Paul Sinha.

Simon Evans will close the festival on Saturday, September 18.

Wayne Beese, director of Funny Beeseness, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Rich Hall to Stourbridge as part of the festival.

“He has built a reputation as being one of the best live acts out there and has been at the top of his game for a long, long time.

"When he appeared in Halesowen and Whitchurch for us a couple of years ago we got the best feedback from audience members we have had for a long time. He was amazing.

“We’ve been blown away by the level of support for the festival, with nearly 600 tickets gone already. I would urge people to get in quick and book to enjoy some incredible live comedy on their doorsteps.”

To book for any of the shows, go to

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