Ealing's Having a Laugh

Comedy festival starts on Friday at Walpole Park

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Laughs are assured with the side-splitting line up appearing at this year's Ealing Comedy Festival.

Now in it's 17th year, the festival has grown to be one of London's leading comedy events. This year promises not to disappoint with headliners including Shappi Khorsandi, Otiz Canneloni, Simon Evans and Hal Cruttenden.

Shappi Khorsandi, who recently appeared on BBC's The Apprentice - You're Fired, has earned an international reputation for being one of the best female comedians in the UK. She has performed all over the world including her annual sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival, and appearance on countless radio and television programmes.

Favourites from the 2008 festival Jo Caulfield and Ricky Grover will be back to entertain crowds again, along with a host of newcomers.

Ealing Comedy Festival

Friday 17 July:
The festival launches with Ricky Grover, best known for his character Bulla on The 11 O'Clock Show, magic and mystery from Otiz Canneloni, the highly energetic Jarred Christmas and many more.

Saturday 18 July:
Ealing welcomes international stand-up and actor Hal Cruttenden, BBC London radio host Ian Stone and Pete Firman, best known for his magic tricks.

Wednesday 22 July: Triple headliner (SOLD OUT)
Stephen K Amos, Sean Lock, Rufus Hound (MC) and a special guest take to the stage

Thursday 23 July:
The laughs keep coming with ad-lib group the Comedy Store


Friday 24 July:
On closing night Shappi Khorsandi will take to the stage, along

with improvisation genius Simon Evans, comedic duo Raymond & Mr Timkins, Jeff Innocent and many others.

Tickets for the Ealing Comedy Festival are £15 (booking and transaction
fees apply) Book tickets online at www.ealing.gov.uk/ealingsummer, or
phone 0871 620 4016. Calls are charged at 10p/min from a standard BT


July 14, 2009

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