A night of love - and laughter
EXPECT tall tales of romantic mishaps when Comedy and Cwtshes comes to Swansea's Dylan Thomas Theatre on Friday, January 25.
Organisers of the St Dwynwen's Day-themed show are also on the lookout for some romantic and daring souls who fancy pledging their love on the night too, so get in touch if you are happy to wear your heart on your sleeve.
S4C warm-up man Phil Evans headlines the show, adding some of his own insights into love.
And he is hoping some of the audience might be up for taking centre stage as well.
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"We're looking for people who might be planning something romantic on the evening — an engagement proposal or a declaration of love," says Phil.
Though, he admits, he isn't exactly an expert in the field of romance: "The problem I have is that I tend to speak before thinking. So I will say things like 'why do blonde women dye their roots black?' or 'why is it you can squeeze into a miniskirt two sizes too small but you can't park your car into a car-sized space?" With comments like those it may be the case that his comedy slot on the bill will last longer than his current romance, but if he gets more cold-shoulders than cwtshes, he will explain why that word should always sport an "s".
Entrenched in the world of financial services by day, Phil says his comedy skills started to emerge in school as a bit of a defence mechanism. Then they beckoned again when he was an adult.
"Performing was something I always wanted to do, so taking the leap into stand-up comedy meant that I could stop showing off in front of friends at parties and do it professionally.
"Stand-up is like doing a skydive. You have to just throw yourself into it and the worst that can happen is that you die. Believe me, I've died many times, but have more lives than a cat."
But he says, laughter is the best wages.
"I just love finding out what makes an audience laugh. It's so satisfying seeing people crying with laughter, wiping away the tears. The stronger the physical reaction from the crowd the better."
Phil shares the night with Daniel Glyn, Gethin Thomas, Ed Holden, Gary Slaymaker, Ignacio Lopez, Rhian Davies, Sarah Bridgeman and Simon Emanuel.
And anyone planning to attend the show and to make a very public declaration of love can contact Phil in advance through his website or social media.
The evening starts at 7pm.