A HUGE huge comedy festival full of incredible talent will take place in Wrexham.

Wrexham Comedy Festival will be produced and delivered by Theatr Clwyd who run William Aston Hall, in partnership with Wrexham Football Club and The Maesgwyn.

The venue, and in turn, the city, is already becoming known as a place to see high-quality stand-up comedy and the partners hope to make the festival an annual event.

Liam Evans-Ford, Executive Director at Theatr Clwyd, said: "During the exciting bid for Capital of Culture last year we outlined to the judges that we planned a comedy festival for Wrexham. As we build towards another bid in the future, we thought we should leap feet first into creating a festival ahead of time, something that we hope becomes an annual event, that highlights the best of Welsh standup talent and showcases them as part of a world class lineup. This of course follows on from some of the biggest names in comedy visiting William Aston Hall throughout the year, with a festival allowing us the opportunity to keep tickets affordable, and to work with a brilliant group of partners. We’ve even got Humphrey appearing – although he shied away from doing a full standup gig like he used to!"

The festival will take place on the weekend November 3-5 with events spanning three venues including William Aston Hall, the Centenary Lounge at Wrexham FC, and Maesgwyn Hall. From family-friendly comedy to late-night events there is sure to be something for all comedic tastes.

Kicking off the festival on Friday at William Aston Hall is the Best of Wales Comedy Gala. Join some of Wales finest comics including Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Tudur Owen, Anna Thomas, Leroy Brito, Mel Owen, Esyllt Sears, and host Robin Morgan.

During the weekend, there will be gigs by British Sikh comedian Daman Bamrah, Mark Watson, Alison Spittle, Canadian comic Tom Stade, Chloe Petts, and Marcel Lucont.

Wrapping up the festival at William Aston Hall is the Socially Distant Sports Bar with Elis James, Mike Bubbins and Steff Garrero.

This event will feature Executive Director of Wrexham FC, Humphrey Kerr.

He said of the festival: "I am absolutely delighted to see a brilliant lineup of comics coming to Wrexham for the inaugural Wrexham Comedy Festival and huge thanks to Wrexham County Borough Council, Theatr Clwyd and Little Wander for helping bring it all together. We at the Football Club are thrilled to see culture booming across the area and are very happy to be partnering with the festival, both through the use of the Centenary Club and via my appearance at the Socially Distant Sports Club. Please buy tickets!"

The Wrexham Comedy Festival is supported by Wrexham County Borough Council and Wrexham City of Culture.