3 day open-air comedy festival is coming to Warwick Castle

The event, organised by Midlands based comedy promoters CLOSEUP COMEDY, Digbeth Dining Club and Warwick Castle, will showcase an array of award-winning street food, a selection of cocktail, craft beer and fizz bars and host DJ’s from 6PM each evening, with the live comedy beginning at 8PM.

Thursday night will see the online sensation Troy Hawke, of the Greeters Guild, fresh from a sell-out tour of Europe open up the evening, followed by Mock the Weeks Rhys James, Radio 4 and Have I Got News For You’s Hal Cruttenden, Alex Kealy, who hosts a podcast with Ivo Graham, and finally one of the biggest names in comedy: Shappi Khorsandi who will headline the night.

Friday night sees The Chase’s Paul Sinha open up proceedings, followed by the multi-award winning comedian Garrett Millerick and star of Live at the Apollo Sarah Keyworth. Friday night will then be closed by none other than Dylan Moran. THe BAFTA award winning comedian, star of Shaun of the Dead, Run Fatboy Run and Black Books, and Perrier Award winning comedian who was dubbed by French newspaper Le Monde as “The greatest comedian ever. Dead or alive.”. Dylan Moran is a world touring sensation who is widely regarded as one of the greatest comedians ever.

And the third and final day of the festival will see Radio 4’s Zoe Lyons opening up the show. Zoe Lyons is also a regular on Mock the Week, QI and Dave’s One Night Stand. Scott Bennet will also be performing, off the back of a sell-out UK tour and supporting the likes of Rob Brydon on his own tour. Circuit legend, star of Netflix’s Sex Education and Micky Flanagan’s tour support Eshaan Askbar will then be followed by the Saturday night headliner: Milton Jones. Milton Jones is a regular headliner on the world comedy scene and is often cited as one of the most clever comedians in the UK. 

Liam Bartlett, Senior Operations Director says ‘Warwick Castle is thrilled to be working in collaboration with Digbeth Dining Club to host the brand-new, evening event: Comedy at the Castle. We are looking forwards to welcoming guests to the castle grounds to soak up the last of the summer sun and enjoy a line-up of much loved comedy acts. Comedy at the Castle follows a successful 4 years Digbeth Dining Club partnership and is a fantastic addition to Warwick Castle’s line up of unmissable events throughout 2023’

Jack Brabant, Director of Digbeth Dining Club “In just under a year the Closeup Comedy team have really made a real name for themselves in the comedy industry putting on pretty much sell-out show after sell-out show across our venues. When the idea came to put on something a bit bigger, we all jumped at the chance. We can’t wait to see the likes of Dylan Moran and Milton Jones inside the iconic courtyard walls. It’s going to be a pretty special few days!”

Each evening will be hosted and compered by Closeup Comedy’s resident host Freddy Quinne. Freddy is the host of one of the UK’s number 1 comedy podcast Dead Men Talking and is an online sensation with over 100 million views to his name. 

Tickets for ‘Comedy at the Castle’ are now on sale for £25. The event will be hosted inside the courtyard of Warwick Castle from 14-16 September, 2023. Go to closeupcomedy.com/castle