Big Mouth Comedy Festival is back for 2019 with absurdist genius Milton Jones set to headline it’s opening night! Get set for a lip smacking treat with a festival full of comedy genius guaranteed to have you rolling in the aisles.
After thousands descended upon Portsmouth Guildhall in 2018 for the inaugural event, we’re now set to be bigger and better, expanding into four dates on 1st-2nd and 7-8th March. 2019 will feature a more varied line-up, guaranteed to have something for everyone with further line-up announcements just around the corner.
Milton will be appearing alongside special guests, and will be doing a set featuring a mixture of new material and his greatest hits.
Milton Jones is a regular on Mock the Week (BBC2), also appearing on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC1), Live at the Apollo (BBC1) and he has headlined Dave’s One Night Stand (DAVE).
Milton Jones’s tours, Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft (2015) and On the Road (2013), both played to over 100,000 people, and his last show Milton Jones Is Out There played to even more!
In 2011, Milton’s radio show won a silver Sony Award, as well as winning Chortle Headliner of the Year for his stand up. His radio show was also nominated for a Writers Guild Award in 2012, and he has just finished his eleventh series on Radio 4.
He is a previous Perrier Best Newcomer and Nominee, Sony Award winner and British Comedy Award nominee.
Milton has also recorded three hugely successful live DVD’s, Milton Jones – Live Universe Tour; Milton Jones Live, The Lion Whisperer; and On the Road.
Milton has also written a novel called Where Do Comedians Go When They Die? which was described by the crimewriter and comedian Mark Billingham as “Hilarious, moving, and truthful. Finally a book that tells you what it’s really like to tell jokes for a living. And no-one tells jokes better than Milton Jones”.
“The wild-haired Jones has raised wordplay to the level of fine art” Radio Times
“He’s fast, absurd and very Funny” Radio Times
“No-one can touch Jones when he hits his stride” The Guardian