Greenwich Comedy Festival is this year taking to the luscious green lawns of the National Maritime Museum, where a number of special guests will be appearing throughout five days of events at three different venues, The Big Top, The Little Top and the museum itself. The towering white building that hosts regular exhibitions, shows and gatherings as well as holding a planetarium will be alive with jokes and laughter as a selection of the worlds finest comedians will be descending upon it from the 24th to the 27th of September.
The guests who are contributing to this year’s Greenwich Comedy Festival are an international mix of the funniest and best in the business. With many kinds of performances spanning from musical comedy to classic stand up, there is plenty of variety to split your sides. During each day of the event there will be both an afternoon performance and an evening performance, with the exception of Saturday that will see 8 guests spread over three venues.
The inaugural event will see Englishman Stewart Lee appearing with Canadian Tony Law and the award winning Aisling Bea. Across the next four days there are further all star billings featuring the likes of the king of one liners and Mock The Week regular Milton Jones, Josh Widdicombe, international star Stephen K Amos, regular QI panel guest Rich Hall, Father Ted actor Ardal O’Hanlon, David O’Doherty, Rob Beckett, director and writer of ‘Jerry Springer: The Opera’ Stewart Lee and Channel 4 comedy sketch stars Seb Cardinal and Dustin Demri-Burns who’s award winning show Cardinal Burns has been shown on national television for the past 2 years.
Aside from the ones mentioned, there is a plethora of other hot talent that has sprung from popular TV panel shows like Have I Got News For You, Live At The Apollo and 8 Out Of 10 Cats amongst other shows. If you have seen any of these guys on the box then you absolutely have to sample their full performances.
Wednesday 24th September
Mark Thomas: 100 Acts Of Minor Dissent
Thursday 25th September
Friday 26th September
Stephen K Amos
Saturday 27th September
Little Top (6:30pm):
Little Top (8:30pm):
National Maritime Museum:
Sunday 28th September
Words by Josh Plews
Image courtesy of Greenwich Comedy Festival