CHELTENHAM COMEDY FESTIVAL
Now in it's 5th year, the Cheltenham Comedy Festival has somewhat slipped under the radar in this town full of awesome festivities. This year the week long event, starting on September 20th, is jammed packed full of some of the UK's most respected and rising talents playing in various venues around Cheltenham.
There is something to suit all comedic tastes with the likes of Josh Widdicombe, Hal Cruttenden, Nina Conti and Mark Thomas all joining the line up throughout the week before the Festival Finale at Cheltenham Town Hall which features comedy legend Arthur Smith, the brilliant Dana Alexander, Radio 4 favourite Mitch Benn and headliner Mark Watson!
A surprise addition to the line-up is adventurer Andy Kirkpatrick. His 'Cold Mountain' tale is a combination of very funny, sad and uplifting and is sure to be one of the highlights of the festival.
The bargain of the week comes in the way of the Tiernan Douieb. His cheeky, yet, political hard-hitting 'The World is Full of Idiots - Let's Live in Space' can be seen at The Strand pub for only £7.
Local talents are also celebrated as Cheltenham based sketch comedy group Knowing Smirk take over the Frog and Fiddle, wonderful musical comic George Rigden joins the line-up for 'Friday at The Strand" and rising star of the national comedy scene, Tewkesbury based, Jon Waggstaffe returns to the festival with a bunch of merry men in tow.
FOR THE FULL LINE UP VISIT cheltenhamcomedy.com