25th Anniversary of The Ealing Comedy Festival

A host of well known names taking part under the big top


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Ealing Comedy Festival is back for its 25th consecutive year with a line up of internationally renowned comedians and homegrown talent. 

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', Josh has come a long way in recent years. 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. 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 in July.

Meanwhile, 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 history.

Ealing Comedy Festival Details

19-20 July, 25-27 July

Walpole Park, W5 5HS

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

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

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


July 4th 2018

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