French & Saunders: Aardman Slapstick Comedy legend award 2017


Thursday 22 June,  Colston Hall, 7.30PM

This year’s prestigious Aardman Slapstick Comedy Legend Award was presented to comedians and national treasures, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Hosted by Mel Giedroyc, the duo regaled us with accounts of some of the best bits from their 30 years of entertaining the masses through stage, TV and film.

We also had the pleasure of hosting guest well-wishers such as Ruby Wax, Miranda Hart, Joanna Lumley and Matt Lucas, before Dawn and Jennifer were presented their awards by surprise guest and winner of the 2013 Aardman Slapstick Comedy Legend Award, June Whitfield CBE.

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Slapstick Festival 2017


Slapstick 2017 (18-22 January) was our biggest ever festival with more events staged – and more guests attending – than at any previous edition. By all accounts, it was also our most successful festival ever – something our festival director, Chris Daniels, reflected on in a post you can read in full here, which also touches on the future direction of the festival.

Elsewhere on the site, you can find a selection of photos from Slapstick 2017 by our team of photographers, plus a ‘tribute’ to Donald Trump by Ronnie  Golden and Neil Innes (other video highlights from the festival can be found on our YouTube channel). Finally, if you want a trip down memory lane we’ve listed a few reviews of the festival by various media bodies on a blog which can be found here.

Meanwhile, our thoughts are slowly turning towards Slapstick 2018 which we’ll endeavour to, once again, make our best Slapstick ever!

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- 1 day ago

RT @brucedes: Revealed: How Joanna Lumley Managed To Avoid Working With French & Saunders: https://t.co/IYvF9CtAp7
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- 2 days ago

RT @Andy4Jo: @SlapstickFest @ferrifrump @Dawn_French @TheRealGiedroyc Fantastic evening! So talented and naturally funny. Loved it ❤️
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- 2 days ago

RT @chortle: French and Saunders reunited | ...to receive a 'comedy legend' award https://t.co/I7J0JWqeNu https://t.co/ZEWoAOM7If
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