Ealing Comedy Festival returns with Dara Ó Briain, Russell Kane, Julian Clary and Stephen K Amos

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20-21 & 26-28 July
Walpole Park, London

Comedians also include Milton Jones, Rob Beckett, Jo Caulfield, Alun Cochrane, Tom Stade, Simon Evans, Phil Wang, with more to be announced

Tickets on sale [here]

London, 25 April 2017:- Cementing its status as one of Britain’s most ambitious and affordable comedy festivals, Ealing Comedy Festival today announces its exciting schedule of events for 2017 across five fun-fuelled nights.

This year’s festival begins with one of Britain’s best-loved comedians Julian Clary headlining, with Alun Cochrane and Jo Caulfield supporting. With thirty years of camp comedy under his belt, Clary has toured across the world with his infamous one-man show, while regularly appearing on ‘QI’, ‘Have I Got News For You’ and BBC Radio 4’s ‘Just a Minute’. Expect dirty wordplay and double entendres aplenty from this national treasure.

The following evening will see Stephen K Amos host a gala involving some of his favourite comedy performers, including Tom Stade, Jeff Innocent and Imran Yusuf. A regular on the international comedy circuit, Stephen has appeared on a whole host of comedy programming including ‘Have I Got News For You’ and ‘Mock The Week’, and has clocked up three nominations for Chortle’s Best Compere Award.

The following week will see Dara Ó Briain and Rob Beckett headline, with Russell Kane hosting the final evening and gala night. Dara is known as both the enigmatic host of ‘Mock The Week’ and for his stand-up credentials. He was voted in the Top 20 of ‘Britain’s Greatest Stand-Ups’, and can currently be found presenting BBC Two’s ‘Robot Wars’. Rob is a team captain on ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’, and Russell is known for his regular appearances on audience favourites such as ‘Celebrity Juice’ and ‘Live At The Apollo’. They will be joined by witty one-liner comedian Milton Jones.

Ealing Comedy Festival is one of 2017’s Ealing Summer Festivals, a series of eight separate events taking place in the borough between July and September. Set in some of Ealing’s most beautiful parks, the festivals bring people together in a collective appreciation of exceptional local and international talent across a range of artistic disciplines.

Line-up:

Thursday July 20:
Julian Clary
Jo Caulfield
Alun Cochrane
Paul Thorne MC

Friday July 21 (Gala Night):
Stephen K Amos MC
Tom Stade
Jeff Innocent
Imran Yusuf
Carmen Lynch
Alun Cochrane
Kiri Pritchard-McLean
Chris Kent
Nathan Caton

Wednesday July 26:
Dara Ó Briain
Simon Evans
Paul Tonkinson
Dave Johns MC

Thursday July 27:
Rob Beckett
Milton Jones
Ian Stone
Special Guest

Friday July 28 (Gala Night):
Russell Kane MC
Phil Wang
Dana Alexander
Sol Bernstein
Joanne MacNally
Phil Nichol
John Moloney
Eleanor Tiernan
Special Guest

About the festival:

Over the years, Ealing Comedy Festival has developed in partnership with Ealing Council & The Event Umbrella to become one of the most-loved comedy festivals in the UK. Tickets are available for just £20 (excluding booking fees).

Details:

19:45 – 22:30 (doors open at 18:30)
20-21, 26-28 July 2017
Walpole Park, London, W5 5HS

Website:

http://www.ealingsummerfestivals.com/events/comedy-festival/

Ticket URL:

http://www.ticketline.co.uk/ealing-comedy-festival#tour

Enquiries:

For all press enquiries please contact katie@namepr.co.uk or rachael@namepr.co.uk

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