Comedy fans can be assured of a laugh a minute during this year’s Zero Degrees Festival as the Festival Team announce three major comedy events as part of the Festival line up.
The laughs start at the Riverhead theatre on Saturday June 29, with the Comedy Club 4 Kids. A first for Louth, but already going down a storm in many towns and cities, the show features current TV and circuit comedians.
Compere, Tiernan Douieb, supported by headline comedians Howard Read and Patrick Monahan, will offer a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family. The day is rounded off with a more adult-friendly show in the evening at the Riverhead Comedy Club.
On Sunday June 30 a star-studded cast makes up the second half of the Riverhead comedy weekend, with a show compered by Tom Allen, star of Radio 4’s Bleak Expectations and Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies, and a ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ winner.
He’s joined by singer/comic Carly Smallman, featured on The Rob Brydon Show, and Alan Francis, also a ‘So You Think You’re Funny Winner’, and recently on Psychoville. The headline act is Miles Jupp from BBC’s ‘Rev’, ‘Have I Got News for You?’, ‘Mock The Week’ and Radio 4’s ‘Just A Minute.’
To round off the fun, there’s another great family show lined up at the Town Hall, on Friday 5th July, when Jimmy Cricket presents a spectacular night of family entertainment, with Jimmy bombarding the audience with one-liners, plus a brilliant line-up of support acts.
Festival Chairman Alan Mumby said: ‘We’re delighted to have such a star-packed line-up, catering for all tastes, young and old. We never dreamt for one moment that we would hit the ground running in this way with the comedy element of the festival. We’re very excited about it.
“Another new element in the festival is Vintage Day in the Cornmarket on Sunday 7th July, when people will be encouraged to wear vintage fashions and enjoy a European, café-style culture. We hope we can carry on adding new strands each year, so the festival grows into a spectacle that will attract visitors from all over the country.”
Tickets for the comedy shows, will be on sale at the Riverhead Theatre, the Town Hall and Off the Beaten Tracks, as well as a number of other outlets to be announced. The Festival programme will hit the streets in early May.”