DEBUT FOR PUB’S COMEDY FESTIVAL
THE LANDLORD of an Amersham pub is ‘hugely excited’ to be holding a comedy festival for the first time ever.
With In-Tent is the brainchild of Richard Edwards ( pictured), who runs Potters Arms on Winchmore Hill, a boozer which has built a reputation for comedy. Mr Edwards said: “I’ve wanted to run a festival for a while, and this year’s my 40th birthday so it felt like a great way to celebrate.
“With 14 comedians performing, plus the workshop and show for the children, it’s been a massive event for us to organise, and I’m grateful to all the companies and individuals who have offered sponsorship or other support to get this off the ground. We’re hugely excited about our first comedy festival and delighted that we are able to support two very worthy charities.” It will be held from Friday April 29 at 8pm, and runs until Sunday May 1, and all proceeds go to Sue Ryder and Great Ormond Street Hospital. On the Friday, well-known funny man Lee Hurst will headline, while Zoe Lyons tops the bill on Saturday night and Sunday sees Sean Meo head up a News At Tent session of topical comedy and audience participation.
Other performers include Darren Walsh, winner of the Edinburgh Fringe Funniest Joke in 2015, Comedy Store regular Paul Thorne and Alex Lowe, reviving his Clinton Baptiste character from hit TV series Phoenix Nights.
It will be held in a marquee on the village green opposite the pub and includes a workshop from Comedy 4 Kids.
There will be a barbecue and there is also the chance to win one of the exciting raffle prizes up for grabs, including tickets for comedy and music gigs.