About Little Wander
Little Wander is Wales’ leading comedy production company. Established in 2009 in order to formalise a growing network of welsh club gigs and launch the Machynlleth Comedy Festival, Little Wander has been at the forefront of developing comedy in Wales for well over a decade.
Whilst initially known for live gigs and festivals the company has diversified in recent years into touring, TV and Radio production and podcasts all from their base in the heart of the Brecon Beacons. Little Wander is a proudly Welsh company that strives to influence comedy across the UK and beyond.
Launching the Machynlleth Comedy Festival in 2010 is probably what Little Wander is most known for, and the flagship event is still firmly at the heart of what the organisation delivers. But our work with festivals goes far beyond that. In 2018 the company launched a sister festival to Machynlleth in Aberystwyth, and we have been proudly curating and managing the comedy stage at the award-winning Green Man Festival since 2008. The company has also worked with numerous other festivals to deliver aspects of the events, including Manchester International Festival, Hay Festival and the centenary celebrations of both Dylan Thomas and Roald Dahl.
TV and Radio
Expanding into TV and Radio production was a natural progression for the company and our portfolio of work in stand-up and narrative is unparalleled in Wales. We have delivered 2 series of stand-up comedy showcases for Wales (Live from BBC Wales and Live from Aberystwyth Pier) and have a third which will be broadcast in November of 2022. We have also had narrative commissions in the form of sketches for BBC3’s Laugh Lessons, and BBC Wales’ Vandullz. In March 2022 Little Wander produced a pilot of the first ever topical panel show commissioned by BBC Wales, called What Just Happened? In addition to this we have produced numerous commissions for BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio 4 in both stand-up comedy, sketch and documentary.
Little Wander’s UK and international touring department continues to grow. We have been proud to tour James Acaster, Nish Kumar, Bridget Christie, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Mike Wozniak, Jessica Fostekew and Jen Brister. Delivering UK tours for artists we love is something the company is incredibly proud and passionate about.
Little Wander started live as a single gig in a theatre bar in Brecon, and we’re proud to now run gigs right across Wales and the UK. Winning the contract to programme Brighton Komedia in 2022 has established Little Wander’s live gig department, and it continues to flourish in Wales and across the UK. If you’re a venue looking for a regular live comedy night we would love to talk to you.
Little Wander’s podcasting department was launched as a result of the pandemic as a way to produce content and work with artists at a time when our industry had lost it’s means of production. We proudly produce podcasts with the likes of Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Nina Conti and Shenoah Allen, Ed Easton and Kath Hughes, and Kathy and Rachel Mason.