HowTheLightGetsIn Festival is proud to reveal this year’s comedy line-up, sure to turn some heads at the festival with a series of well informed, cleverly polished gags. Topping the bill is Mock The Week star, James Acaster, who is also joined by TV sketch artist Annie McGrath, internet sensation Sean McLoughlin, better known online as Jacksepticeye, Edinburgh Fringe ‘Best Show nominee, Ahir Shah, Grainne Maguire, Ian Smith and many more.

James Acaster’s shows have earned him an unprecedented five consecutive nominations for Best Show at Edinburgh Comedy Awards. His regular appearances on Mock The Week, numerous Netflix stand-up specials and his BBC Radio 4 series have earned him widespread admiration. Acaster will preview his latest show at the festival, and it’s not one to be missed.

Comedy writer and performer Annie McGrath, who has written and appeared on ITV2’s @elevenish and Channel 4’s, Girls Go Trolling, will perform her latest material for festival goers to enjoy.

Having recently returned from supporting Ricky Gervais on his ‘Humanity’ tour, Sean McLoughlin, also known as Jacksepticeye, also joins the bil. Best known for his YouTube videos and comedic Let's Play series on video games, McLoughlin’s performance is sure to be full of energy.

Other names adding humour to the bill include: Harriet Kemsley, Alex Kealy, Chris Stokes, Brett Goldstein, Evelyn Mok, Lou Sanders, Alfie Brown, Olga Koch, Pierre Novellie, Luke McQueen, Ed Aczel, Stuart Laws and Garrett Millerick.

Taking place 25 – 28 May in the magical setting of Hay-on-Wye, HowTheLightGetsIn is a five-day festival of philosophy and music that will explore the theme of Darkness, Authority and Dreams. In these dark and turbulent times, we face many dangers, threats and unknowns. What beliefs and authorities have led us here? What dreams and visions for the future might enable us to create a better world?

Boasting over 500 events and artists across 12 stages, HowTheLightGetsIn will bring the world’s leading thinkers to debate cutting edge ideas as well as an inspiring programme of music, comedy, culture and performance all set in atmospheric and intimate venues on the edge of the Black Mountains, alongside the river Wye.

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