about plosive

We love comedy that’s bold and innovative, that’s playful and daring. And funny. Comedy that’s funny.

We produce and programme live shows and festivals. We’re behind the Wells Comedy Festival in Somerset, now in its fifth year, which has featured Stewart Lee, Rhod Gilbert, Bridget Christie, Joe Lycett, Alexei Sayle and many more. We produce regular large-scale comedy gigs in Dulwich and Hackney, where guests have included James Acaster, Sara Pascoe, Simon Amstell, Tim Key and Reginald D Hunter. We produce solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and on tour including Lou Sanders’s award-winning Shame Pig and Lucy Pearman’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer-nominated Maid of Cabbage. Recently, we’ve booked westcountry work-in-progress dates for Dylan Moran, James Acaster and Ardal O’Hanlon, and programmed the comedy stage for Time Out’s 50th birthday festival in Granary Square, King’s Cross.

We produce podcasts and audio content, including chart-topping food podcast Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster and the Audible Presents radio series for Audible.co.uk. And we work as Talent Set Consultants for TV, including at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal.

Our services include tour booking, audio production, programming, directing, writing, editing and consulting.

Plosive was founded in January 2017 by ex-Time Out Comedy Editor Ben Williams, sold over 13,000 tickets to its events in its first year and more than 22,000 in its second. We have a vast network of international contacts and over a decade of experience in the comedy industry across PR, live promotion, programming, journalism and podcast and radio production.

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