Standon Calling, the ultimate exploration of music and arts for all ages, returns for the 17th year this July with a diverse and star studded line up. Whilst the main stage is headlined by Years & Years, Self Esteem, Bloc Party and The Human League, the Comedy programme at London’s closest camping festival is always equally strong, evidenced by today’s line up announcement boasting the likes of Mark Watson, Rhys James, Reginald D. Hunter and more.

The fabulous four-day weekender rolls out a Stand-Up Calling bill bursting with entertaining acts over at The Lawn stage, for a Live At The Lordship special – guaranteed to have the crowd in raucous fits of laughter from start to finish.

Headlining 2023 is multi-award winning Mark Watson, one of most successful observational comedians of the past two decades. The Welsh-born comedian, considered a favourite at the Edinburgh Film Festival, has graced the very best of the comedy stages in the world including Live at the Apollo as well as the author of several novels. Mark will be joined by one of Britain’s most original comedians Rhys James, who’s been clowning many-a-crowd since he was named Comedy Central’s Funniest Student of the Year, as well as the hilariously honest and meticulously measured Reginald D. Hunter. The Georgia-born comedian, who has been seen by audiences around the world from America to Australia, is considered to be one of the best performers in the industry. Showing mutual respect for Standon’s musical calibre, Reginald remarked that he’s, “proud to be associated with a festival that has Rick Astley on the bill”!

Elsewhere on The Lawn, expect rib-tickling moments from Kiri Pritchard-Mclean, coined as a “cultural highlight of 2020” by The Telegraph, Lou Sanders, Spring Day, Tom Ward, Thanyia Moore, Andrew White, Amy Webber, Tadiwa Mahlunge and this year’s capable compare Josh Howie. In recent years, Standon Calling has delivered some of the best comedy acts in the game, with the likes of Russell Kane, Amy Matthews and Ed Gamble and more taking their turn on The Lawn, and now 2023 is set to be another riotous affair.

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