Fans of up-and-coming comedians have the chance to catch one of the most exciting acts to emerge from the Edinburgh Festival in recent years when Elis James appears at Cheltenham Town Hall’s Pillar Room on Saturday 7 April.

Elis won critical praise and a legion of new fans at last year’s Edinburgh Festival with his smash-hit sell-out show Do You Remember the First Time? So much so, that the bilingual Welshman has taken his charm offensive on the road with a whirlwind tour of the UK.

Bringing his hilarious, freewheeling storytelling to the Pillar Room, Elis’ candid, expertly timed anecdotes will be sure to delight, the warmth and charm of which will have you grinning from ear to ear throughout. Charting a series of “first times” Elis weaves his audience through a chance encounter with a celebrity, an accident at a wedding and the good old-fashioned drunkenness of others, something more than a few of us can relate to.

Having performed internationally, supported fellow Welsh export Rhod Gilbert on tour and established a long list of credits including 8 Out 10 Cats, The Rob Brydon Show, Show And Tell, Russell Howard’s Good News and Dave’s One Night Stand, Elis James has cemented himself as one of comedy’s brightest young stars.

Tickets are on sale now from the Town Hall box office, by calling 0844 5762210 or online at