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The Cheerful Earful Podcast Festival returns for 2023

The Cheerful Earful Podcast Festival returns for 2023

Press Release · London, UK ·

We are delighted to announce the CHEERFUL EARFUL Podcast Festival, the first ever comedy podcast festival, will return to London this Autumn with some of the UK’s biggest and most beloved comedy pods performing live.

From Tuesday 31st October until Sunday 5th November audiences will have the chance to watch headliners THE JOE MARLER SHOW (Joe Marler, Tom Fordyce) and SOCIALLY DISTANCED SPORTS BAR (Elis James, Mike Bubbins and Steff Garrero), plus top pods such as SHAME IS DELICIOUS (Eshaan Akbar, Darren Harriot), NOBODY PANIC (Tessa Coates, Stevie Martin) and CUDDLE CLUB (Lou Sanders).

Staged across beautiful venues run by the award-winning Three Cheers Pub Co., including festival hub The Bedford in Balham, this year will also see the return of many fan-favourites, including TRUSTY HOGS (Helen Bauer, Catherine Bohart, Andrew White), LOREMEN (Alasdair Beckett King, James Shakeshaft), BIRTHDAY GIRLS HOUSE PARTY (Beattie Edmondson, Camille Ucan and Rose Johnson) and PAPPY’S (Ben Clark, Matthew Crosby and Tom Parry).

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Festival founder Giles Gear said: “Cheerful Earful is a joyous celebration of the podcasts that keep us entertained and laughing week-in, week-out. As well as showcasing some of the country’s most popular pods, it’s a platform for smaller shows to connect with a new audience and grow. We are also indebted to Adelicious, our lead media partner, for their continued support of festival, which allows us to keep it free to perform for all the shows as well as our venue partner, the Three Cheers Pub Co., who backed us from the beginning!”.

Tuesday 31st October The Bedford, Balham (Three Cheers Pub Co.)**

No Holes Barred (19:00).

Loremen (20:30). Hosted by Alasdair Beckett King, James Shakeshaft

Wednesday 1st November: The Clapham Grand, Clapham.

The Joe Marler Show. Hosted by Joe Marler & Tom Fordyce.

Thursday 2nd November The Bedford, Balham (Three Cheers Pub Co.)**

Desert Island Dicks (19:00) Hosted by Dan Benedictus.

Cuddle Club (20:30) Hosted by Lou Sanders.

A Gay and A Non-Gay (21:45) Hosted by James Barr & Dan Hudson.

Friday 3rd November: The Princess Victoria, Shepherd’s Bush (Three Cheers Pub Co.)

Mystery on the Rocks (19:00) Hosted by Sooz Kempner, _Masud Milas and Chris Stokes.

Failing Better (20:30) Hosted by Sean McLoughlin and Jonny Pelham.

Shame Is Delicious (21:45) Hosted by Eshaan Akbar & Darren Harriot.

Saturday 4th November: The Clapham Grand, Clapham and The Exhibit, Balham.

Socially Distanced Sports Bar (14:30). Elis James, Mike Bubbins and Steff Garrero.

Legitimate Likes (12:30). Hosted by Will Sebag-Montefiore & Hugh O’Connor.

Namaste Motherf*ckers (14:00) Hosted by Cally Beaton.

BTEC Philosophers (15:30) Hosted by Elliot Steel & Michael Odewale.

My Mate Bought A Toaster (17:00). Hosted by Tom Price.

Sunday 5th November: The Bedford, Balham (Three Cheers Pub Co.)

Birthday Girls House Party (13:00) Hosted by Beattie Edmondson, Camille Ucan and Rose Johnson.

Nobody Panic (15:00) Hosted by Stevie Martin and Tessa Coates.

Trusty Hogs (17:00) Hosted by Catherine Bohart & Helen Bauer.

Pappy’s Flatshare Slamdown (19:00) Ben Clark, Matthew Crosby and Tom Parry.

Sequel Pitch (14:30).

Lexx Education (16:00).

Tickets are available now at

Tom Peake, co-owner and founder of Three Cheers Pub Co said: “Providing excellent comedy shows is key at Three Cheers Pub Co. We loved the originality of a comedy podcast festival and can’t wait to host such a fabulous line up across our venues”.

About the festival:

The festival is taking place across multiple venues run by leading London pub group, Three Cheers Pub Co., who regularly host some of London’s most popular comedy nights including Banana Cabaret at The Bedford and Always Be Comedy at The Tommyfield. The Bedford is the festival hub.

It is produced by Giddy Aunt Comedy, who specialise in original & memorable live events, including a Thames Cruise captained by Brian Blessed and the sell-out Fesshole: Live shows.

This is a press release which we link to from Podnews, our daily newsletter about podcasting and on-demand. We may make small edits for editorial reasons.

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