Comedy & Spoken Word 2022 - here's a reminder of what was on


There's something different to our late night line-up on the Frontier Stage on Saturday night. It's stand-up time!

We have 3 great acts for you, David Eagle, a third of The Young'uns who played here last year (and a few times before that as well), Andrew Bird, who was specially selected by Michael McIntyre as support act on his last arena tour and the brilliant compere Spikey Mike.

Andrew  Bird

Andrew "Birdie" Bird has been tour support for Rhod Gilbert, Rob Brydon and on his recent arena tour, Michael McIntyre, including
Wembley and the O2. He’s one of only
seven comedians to perform for Banksy at Dismal Land. He’s written on TV shows Jon Richardson’s Ultimate Worrier, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Lee Mack’s Duck
Quacks Don’t Echo and is a regular
guest on BBC Radio’s The Rhod Gilbert Show.

Birdie supported me on my
arena tour and made me
laugh every night. A truly
excellent comedian
Michael McIntyre

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David Eagle

David Eagle is one third of three-time BBC Radio 2 award-winning folk group The Young’uns. He is also a stand up comedian, and was awarded New Comedian Of The Year by Leicester Square Theatre, Bath Comedy Festival and Nottingham Comedy Festival. He has supported comedians such as Reginald D. Hunter, Romesh Ranganathan, Tom Wrigglesworth, John Robins and Boothby Graffoe.
He sings, he plays piano and accordion, he DJs, he podcasts, he tells jokes, shares stories, and if you chuck in a few extra quid he might do you his sexy dance.

a comic tour de force.” (The Guardian)


Spikey Mike

A Nottingham-based act, who's been on the circuit since 2002 and runs a string of Funhouse comedy nights across the East Midlands. He'll be adding to the fun and compering the evening.

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DIY Poets Return

This year sees the return to GTSF of DIY Poets who are one of Nottingham’s longest standing poetry groups. DIY have performed at many festivals including Gloucester, Cheltenham Ledbury and the Edinburgh Fringe and at GTSF for five consecutive years in ‘the times before’.

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DIY will be delivering a Showcase featuring their finest poets on the Saturday and there will be opportunities for anyone at the Festival to come along and read a poem or two by signing up for the open mic.  DIY tell everyday stories of sadness, joy and hope and even manage to rhyme every now and again.


DIY will also host the GTSF All Comers Festival Poetry Slam on the Sunday which is open for anyone at the Festival so come along and have a go – previously unknown festival attendees have won the slam before.


Who knows, there might also be some late night campfire tales to be told as well!

Save the Date for 2023

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