October 24th, 2016

Leamington Spa Comedy Festival

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Henning Wehn will be proving Germans do have a sense of humour at Leamington's Spa Centre next week. (s)
Updated: 8:41 am, Oct 12, 2015

THE LEAMINGTON Spa Comedy Festival will be raising a laugh from October 10 to 17.

Now in its fourth year, the festival builds on the success of previous years with headline acts this year including Henning Wehn, Mark Watson, Katharine Ryan, Gary Delaney, and Jimeoin.

The Festival also includes a wide range of comedy and fun such as Edinburgh Fringe favourites The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Company; ‘reduced’ comedy theatre fun with Dickens Abridged; a full evening of female stand up with Here Comes The Girls; Tony Jameson’s award-winning Football Manager show; and Friday Fun once again with The Royal Pug Comedy Club featuring rising stars of the UK comedy circuit.

Free events also return again this year with a Family Fun Day, comedy pub quizzes at The Fat Pug and White Horse and pop-up comedy happenings at Nandos.

Kids are catered for once again with the return of the ever popular Comedy Club 4 Kids; and more live animation stand up from CBBC hit Little Howard & Big Howard with their Little Howard’s Big Show For Kids!

German comic Henning When, a regular on radio and television, presents Eins, Zwei, Diy at the Spa Centre on Friday October 16.

And the festival will close with the Festival Finale at The Royal Spa Centre on Saturday October 17.

Headlined by Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Radio 4 star, Mark Watson, and featuring TV favourites Gary Delaney, Matt Richardson and Felicity Ward and compered by Stuart Goldsmith.

Festival co-Director Mark Makin said: “The festival has always been a pretty broad church in terms of what we think constitutes comedy and it’s really that breadth that has allowed us to grow the festival line up over the last couple of years”.

“Comedy is a really simple premise – we all feel better when we laugh and it’s that notion which makes the festival good for us, the people of Leamington and the town itself. We’re just pleased that people seem to like what we do and have a good time.”

Visit www.leamingtoncomedy.com for tickets and further details.