Interview: Tony Robinson talks Portsmouth’s Big Mouth Comedy Festival

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Portsmouth Guildhall recently announced the final line-up of the inaugural Big Mouth Comedy Festival. Taking place on 10th and 11th March 2018. The multi-talented Sir Tony Robinson, creator of the worldwide comedy icon that is Baldrick in Blackadder arrives at the Comedy Festival on the Sunday. Also well known as Britain’s foremost face of popular history and award winning writer of children’s book and television, he will be re-living those Baldrick years with the help of the screening of vintage clips and letting us into the story and laughs behind them.

Tony who has been on the professional stage and screen since he was 13 has presented 20 seasons of Channel 4’s archaeology series Time Team, wrote and starred in the BBC’s Maid Marian and Her Merry Men, made two series of The Worst Jobs in History and the recent Channel 4 comedy series Man Down with Greg Davies. We managed to catch up with Sir Tony as he talked about the Comedy Festival, Blackadder and more!


Visitors can look forward to performances from established headliners, the country’s top impressionists, and the best of Edinburgh previews.

Those in the region can get involved now by submitting their most humorous jokes in the Big Mouth Best Joke social media competition and win tickets to the festival and signed goodies in return.

The Festival will also be seeking the funniest in new, regional talent in heats of the Portsmouth Comedian of the Year and Young Comedian of the Year, and audiences will also be able to see performances from the best acts from the last four years of the South Coast Comedian of the Year on Sunday afternoon