Are they having a laugh? Lovehoney to sponsor Bath Comedy Festival

Posted: March 7, 2017

Lovehoney has announced it is sponsoring the Bath Comedy Festival, which starts on April 1st and runs for 17 days in a number of venues across the city. The event will feature appearances by some of the biggest names in comedy, including Paul Merton, Barry Cryer, and Arthur Smith.

Lovehoney, which has its global headquarters in the city of Bath, says it has ‘lots of rib-tickling surprises’ lined up for festival goers, including a ‘Butt of All Jokes’ Twitter competition that offers a year’s supply of lubricant and a unique dildo trophy to the winner.

The festival is the first ‘F’ (female) rated United Kingdom comedy festival, and it is continuing to fight against the traditional perception that comedy is male-dominated by championing female acts every day. New female comedians appearing include Eleanor Conway, Ashley Storrie and Abi Roberts.

Richard Longhurst, co-founder of Lovehoney, said: “Lovehoney is delighted to work with Bath Comedy Festival and VisitBath on this fantastic event. It’s probably the first time that comedy fans have been able to enjoy rib ticklers and feather ticklers on the same night out.”

Nick Steel, the Bath Comedy Festival director, said: “We, like many of their best-selling products, are buzzing to be working with Lovehoney. Bath Comedy Festival was declared by comedian, broadcaster and famously grumpy old man Arthur Smith to be the best comedy festival in England, with a growing reputation for quality, originality and, above all, fun. We are thrilled to be sponsored by Lovehoney who themselves have won many accolades for spreading their own special brand of happiness!”

Leslie Redwood, head of business development and partnerships at VisitBath, said: “We are delighted to be working with Lovehoney on this gem of a festival in our beautiful city of Bath. We want Bath Comedy Festival to be a reason for people from all over the country to come and visit us.”

Festival patron Ralph Oswick added: “It’s the perfect partnership: outgoing, adventurous, original and definitely naughty but nice!”

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