Leamington comedy festival starts tomorrow

The second Leamington Comedy Festival is here - and bigger and more varied than last year’s successful event.

terry alderton
terry alderton

Headliners at the 2013 festival - sponsored by Hobgoblin - include Lee Mack, Arthur Smith, Mitch Benn, Lee Hurst, Richard Herring and children’s entertainer Justin Fletcher, plus free events to look out for around the town.

Also on the bill is the London-based Pun Run at the Spa Centre on Tuesday (October 15), during which comedians Roger Swift, Phil Pagett, Masai Graham, Tony Cowards, Darren Walsh and Ben Van Der Velde are joined by Warwick Words’ writer-in-residence Anthony Hildebrand for an evening of clever and silly wordplay. The show starts at 8pm and tickets cost £5.

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Another one to look out for is Edinburgh Festival success Terry Alderton, who is also well-known for starring in Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow, Dave’s One Night Stand and Let’s Dance For Sport Relief.

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Promoters describe his show, which comes to the Spa Centre next Friday (October 18), as “a spellbinding combination of the noises, voices, shoes, incredible physicality and a mind-blowing insight into the inner workings of a fantastic comedy mind”. Terry’s show starts at 8pm and tickets cost £13.50.

Fast rising star Sean Walsh is bringing his show, the Lie-In King, to the Spa Centre on Thursday (October 17). Within two years of his first comedy performance, Seann was the winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year and has since won other awards and made appearances on the likes of Live At The Apollo and Mock The Week. He also stars in his own TV series, Seann Walsh World on Comedy Central, in which he delves in to his life as a young, single 26-year-old comedian.

To see the full programme and book tickets, call 334418 or visit www.leamingtoncomedy.com