Three bits of Exciting News from Genius!

Three! Well at least THREE bits of EXCITING NEWS from Genius!

This blog is actually quite hard to start… much is happening at the moment and so much fabulous stuff to look forward to!

Our ambition as you are all aware is to make Somerset The Edinburgh of The South! Not just for one month a year but all the time, all across Somerset!

I guess I should start with the recent run of Edinburgh Previews we brought to Somerset. If you can’t go to Edinburgh for whatever reason this was an opportunity to see some of the best shows before they go up for the whole of August! Some of the shows we saw in Somerset were SO GOOD we are going to see them again when we go up this year! We intend to choose a whole new batch for next Summer so keep your eyes peeled. Let us know if you have a favourite comedian you would like us to book for previews next year?!

Stand Up For Cider 2018 – The final was on Fri 27 July 2018. We had 8 finalists from the 3 heats.

The Venue (Creative Innovation Centre) was full to bursting! We ran out of chairs and voting slips again! All of the acts were absolutely brilliant! As usual the audience voted for the winner and this year it was a young man called Barney Iley who is so brilliant I have said I will eat my handbag if he isn’t snapped up and on telly within the next 5 years. Our headline act was last year’s winner ALF who since winning last year went on to appear on this year’s Britain’s Got Talent! He handed over our wonderful trophy (A gorgeous Wassail Mug!) which is kindly donated by our dear friends at Sheppy’s Cider! Barney will now go on to perform onstage with a TV Comedian before the end of this year!

We are already so excited about Stand Up For Cider 2019!

Finally, for now……It will be a great idea if you sign up to our Mailing List

We are in the very early stages of arranging Somerset Comedy Festival – July 4-6 2019 in Taunton! Get on the mailing list for advance notifications and advance ticket sales too!

A big thank you to all the people who support us and come along to all our shows! Hearing your laughter and seeing your big smiles make all the hard work worthwhile! Thank You!