General Comedy Post

Don’t miss out on this year’s Ealing Comedy

Ealing summer festivals, organised by Ealing Council, is well under way and people are being encouraged to book tickets for this year’s events.

The comedy festival starts in Walpole Park on Thursday 14 July, with Alan Davies, famous for hit TV shows QI and Jonathan Creek, opening the festival alongside comic legend Barry Cryer and Paul Sinha.

Renowned satirist Stephen K. Amos will be hosting a jam packed line up during the gala night on Friday, 15 July, which features eight other side splitting comedians.

The second week of the festival will see Andy Parsons of Mock the Week fame take to the stage on Wednesday, 20 July, joined by Hal Cruttenden, Paul Thorne and Sean Hughes.

Television comedian Seann Walsh and Danny Bhoy, of Live at the Apollo fame headline on Thursday, 21 July and Shappi Korsandi hosts the festival’s closing gala on Friday, 22 July, joined by another eight hilarious comics.

Hundreds of tickets have already been sold and anyone who wants to guarantee their place is encouraged to book now, tickets can be bought via www.ealingsummerfestivals.com at £20 per night (plus booking fees).

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for transport, environment and leisure, said: “We’ve got five nights of side splitting comedy on offer, with internationally acclaimed comedians guaranteeing laughter at this year’s festival, so you’ll want to make sure you don’t miss out on the action!  As if that wasn’t enough to whet your appetite, two exciting weekends of live music and a real festival atmosphere offer the chance for Ealing residents to really get into the summer swing.”

Advance tickets are also on sale now for the 30th Ealing Blues Festival, which takes place over the weekend of 16-17 July. USA based Earl Thomas, who has been described as one of the most important blues artists of the decade, appears on the Sunday night.

The programme comes to an end with the exciting Ealing Jazz Festival, taking place on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July, headlined by Roy Ayers and YolanDa Brown.

The Ealing Comedy, Jazz and Blues Festivals take place in Walpole Park, Mattock Lane, Ealing W5 5EQ.

The events have been programmed by some of London’s most experienced comedy and music promoters, in collaboration with The Event Umbrella.

All tickets are on sale at ealingsummerfestivals.com where all information can be found and people can register for updates.

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