KIRI Pritchard-McLean will start a UK tour of her new comedy show in Powys next month – and her experiences of being a foster carer will form part of her routine.

Welsh comedian Kiri will be appearing at the Machynlleth Comedy Festival on Saturday, May 4, at 8pm.

And she will be joined at the festival by the Foster Wales Powys team to talk about her experience as a foster parent - which also forms part of her show.

Kiri has hosted Live at the Apollo, fronted Radio 4 panel show Best Medicine and started a comedy school, alongside becoming a foster parent.

In her latest show she lifts the lid on her experiences of fostering and shares many laughs about it along the way. 


Kiri has given the Foster Wales Powys team the opportunity to join her at the festival, to answer questions about becoming a foster carer. Powys County Council’s Foster Wales team will be near the entrance to the Tabernacle at Machynlleth Museum of Modern Art, both before and after the show.

“We appreciate Kiri inviting our team, including our local foster carers, to attend to share information on becoming a foster carer,” said Powys County Council’s director of social services and wellbeing, Nina Davies.

“If you are at the festival, come along and chat to the team to find out more and ask any questions you may have.

County Times:  Kiri Pritchard-Mclean will be appearing at the Machynlleth Comedy Festival in May. Credit Drew Forsyth Kiri Pritchard-Mclean will be appearing at the Machynlleth Comedy Festival in May. Credit Drew Forsyth (Image: Drew Forsyth)

“We need people with a variety of skills, experiences and lifestyles to enable our children to stay close to their communities.

“There are many different ways you can support a young person and I’d encourage anyone who is thinking of fostering to get in touch.”

Alastair Cope, Head of Foster Wales, said: “It’s fantastic to see our foster carer, Kiri, positively promoting fostering during her UK tour.

“It will really help increase awareness of foster care and challenge false perceptions around what it takes to be a foster carer.

“We hope that through Kiri candidly sharing her fostering journey, people will recognise skills and qualities in themselves and consider putting in an enquiry to foster.”

Kiri added: “I’m so delighted to be launching the tour in Machynlleth.

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“The Machynlleth Comedy Festival has been such a huge part of my journey as a comedian, and it'll be lovely to share this next part of my journey as a human too.

“I'm blown away I've been able to add an extra show after the huge Mach arena sold out, so I know I'm kicking off the tour with a bang in Machynlleth.”

If you are interested in becoming a foster carer in Powys but you can’t get to the event, you can find out more online at, or call 0800 223 0627.