Newbury Comedy Festival is Back amid World Cup Season
Newbury Comedy Festival is now in its seventh year and happening right in the middle of the World Cup. So, with England out of the finals - there's no excuse. Whether you are still in World Cup heaven or simply need something more cheerful to watch , the festival has been elongated to ensure that comedy acts can be caught between matches.
This year’s Comedy Festival runs from Thursday 8 July – Thursday 29 July and features a multitude of acts from stand-up to sketch to Edinburgh previews and even to ventriloquism. Regularly having sell-out crowds over the years the Newbury Comedy Festival is now a date in everyone’s diaries as people prepare for a sizzling summer of fun and laughology.
The Corn Exchange has regularly battered above its weight for comics, attracting many big names. This year sees Britain’s best ventriloquist Paul Zerdin, regular controversial comic Jim Jefferies, Mark Watson and CBeeBies presenter Andy Day performing a special show for families.
With such a variety of comedy to choose from there is sure to be something for every taste. If someone is not sure of their taste they can log onto Twitter and follow the Corn Exchange to receive daily tweets featuring short videos of upcoming acts, twitter.com/cornexchange.
There is also a chance to get great value tickets as the Corn Exchange offers Double Bills at New Greenham Arts, which is like having 2 for 1! The double bills feature comics who are preparing to go to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, meaning the work is fresh and new and possibly never before seen. The double bills start at a tenner, which is a cheap night out to see two comedians.
Newbury Comedy Festival runs from Thursday 8 July – Thursday 29 July.
Details of all the acts happening during the Comedy Festival are on the Corn Exchange website, www.cornexchangenew.com and the Box Office on 01635 522733. Tickets cost from £10 - £14.
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