Twenty Five Years Of Ealing Laughter

Line up announced for this year's Comedy Festival

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Ealing Comedy Festival is back for its 25th consecutive year with a line up of well known comedians and some new acts. 

Kicking off the line up this year will be ‘The Last Leg’ star, Josh Widdicombe. From working on Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer magazine, to selling out three UK comedy tours and bagging regular TV appearances on BBC One's 'Mock The Week' and Channel 4's '8 Out Of 10 Cats', Alongside running his own BBC Three sitcom ‘Josh’, he recently hosted one-off comedy show ‘Josh Widdicombe Will Make Your Life Better’ on BBC Radio 2, alongside presenter and comedian Harry Hill.

Joining Josh will be the champion of surrealist one-liners, Milton Jones. Fresh off the back of a 109 date tour, which saw 48 additional dates added due to high demand, Milton is at the top of the game. With multiple series of his Silver Sony Award-winning radio show and appearances on ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’, ‘Live at the Apollo’, and Dave’s ‘One Night Stand’ behind him, Milton promises to deliver a side-splitting show.

Meanwhile, former Ealing resident and stand-up star Shappi Khorsandi will be making a long-awaited return to the festival, following the release of her critically acclaimed novel, Nina is Not OK, while award-winning US comedian Reginald D. Hunter will also be welcomed to the stage.

Other acts to join the line up include Nish Kumar, Stephen K. Amos, Jo Caulfield, Paul Zerdin, Jake Lambert, Tom Stade and Joanne McNally, with many more listed below and others yet to be announced.

To celebrate the 25th year of the comedy festival, the gala evenings - 26th and 27th July - will feature comics who have performed throughout the festival's rich history of showcasing the best local and international comics.

Tickets for the shows, which will take place between 19 - 20 and 25 - 27 July in Walpole Park, are on sale now.

Ealing Comedy Festival Details

19-20 July, 25-27 July

Walpole Park, Ealing, W5 5HS

Gates open at 6:30pm with shows running between 7:45 and 10:30

Tickets available online

Line up:

Thursday July 19

Milton Jones

Reginald D. Hunter

Paul Zerdin


Friday July 20

Nish Kumar

Tom Stade

Shappi Khorsandi


Wednesday July 25

Josh Widdicombe

Jake Lambert

Phil Jerrod

Joanne McNally MC

Thursday July 26

Gala Night 1

Jo Caulfield

Ricky Grover

Simon Brodkin

Lucy Porter

Paul Tonkinson

Ian Stone

Nathan Caton

Mark Maier

Scott Capurro

Jo Enright

Jeff Innocent

Stephen K. Amos MC

Friday July 27

Gala Night 2

Paul Sinha

Richard Morton

Ninia Benjamin

Phil Nichol

Mark Hurst

Geoff Boyz

Men In Coats

Steve Best

Simon Fox

Steve Rawlings

Paul Thorne

Stephen K. Amos MC


14th May 2018

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