23rd April 2021

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Comedians plan a night of love, laughter and Scottish grit

IT promises to be a unique mash-up of Welsh romance and Scottish grit, featuring a ‘Magnificent Seven’ band of comics.

The date will be Friday, January 25 – a day which marks St Dwynwen’s Day (the Welsh St Valentine’s) and Burns Night (the occasion which celebrates Scottish heritage).

The two events fall on the same day – but events which manage to mark both occasions are as rare as hen’s teeth.

Comedian Phil Evans came up with the idea of stirring ‘Love, Laughter and Scottish Grit’ into the same magical melting pot of mirth.

“It’s quite a collision, putting St Dwynwen’s Day and Burns Night together in the same event,” said Phil.

“But we know it won’t be a comedy car crash. In fact, it’ll be a very unusual evening, unique, in truth. What better than asking some of the leading comedians in Wales to perform their own mash-up of the two occasions to celebrate St Dwynwen’s Day and Burns Night? Laughs are guaranteed.”

The venue will be Llanelli’s Best Western Diplomat Hotel in Felinfoel Road, Llanelli. Curtain up is at 8pm.

Phil will be bringing his ‘Friends’ along for the occasion – six of the best funny folk in Wales.

They are – Gary Slaymaker, Rob Hughes, Karen Sherrard, Steffan Evans, Aled Richards and Stefan Pejic.

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Phil Evans

Phil added: “January 25 is a special day in the Welsh and Scottish calendars. The ‘Phil Evans and Friends’ evening at The Diplomat gives you seven comedians under one roof.

“They will make you cry with laughter and get 2019 off to a great start. There is no better way to kick off the new year.

“To add to the occasion, food will be available from 7pm.

“It promises to be a wonderful evening and we are looking forward to welcoming romantic couples to the evening. It would make our night if someone ‘popped the question’ during the evening.

“Romance and raucous laughter will definitely be on the agenda for the evening.”

If you wish to take advantage of the fantastic hotel menu, please be sure to turn up no later than 7pm. Tickets are £10 and advance booking is recommended.

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