No joke - Welsh town gets its own official jester!

The historic town of Conwy has appointed a jester in an effort to entertain locals and visitors.

Erwyd le Fol becomes Conwy's official town jester. Credit:

The town's chamber of trade says Erwyd le Fol is just the right person:

Jesters were always more than just entertainers, they were a recognised figure within the community and as such the appointment of a town jester was never taken lightly.

Erwyd has been a regular performer at events in Conwy for the past five years, he embraces the town’s past, is extremely passionate about its future and wants to help grow Conwy’s reputation both locally and globally. He’s everything a town jester should be.

– Conwy Town Council
Not such a fool, Erwyd le Fol has been entertaining crowds for years. Credit:

Erwyd, who has his own jester show, said “One of my duties as town jester is to come up with new and exciting tricks and stunts to entertain visitors and locals.

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