BANANA CABARET CONFIRMS 8 CRACKING COMEDY NIGHTS : BALHAM COMEDY FESTIVAL 2013 AT THE BEDFORD 5 – 13 JULY
Following an impressive 4 night debut in 2012, Banana Cabaret’s Balham Comedy Festival supported by Wandsworth Council is back for 2013 – bigger and better, and double the size, with 8 nights of the best of comedy talent out in force at The Bedford in Balham from 5 – 13 July. With top names still being added to the bill including Lee Mack who will join The Best of Banana Cabaret line up on 13 July, this year’s Festival will kick off with Lee Nelson and Milton Jones with shows in The Bedford’s legendary Round Room on Friday 5 July. . This year’s Festival will also include adult and children’s comedy workships led by John Moloney and Adam Bloom on the 6 and 7 July at 2.30 pm.
Tickets for the shows, which range in price from £10.00 – £16.00 per show with a special 2 shows in The Round Room for £30.00 go on sale on 15 May or the 14 May for those on the Banana Cabaret Newsletter mailing list and can be purchased from www.balhamcomedyfestival.com , www.wegottickets.com and www.bananacabaret.co.uk.
In addition to Lee Nelson and Milton Jones, there will be shows from a roll call of top comedy talent including Terry Alderton, Stephen K Amos, Mary Bourke, Marcus Brigstocke, Jo Caulfield, Carl Donnelly, Tania Edwards, Jeremy Hardy, John Hegley, Milton Jones, Tony Law, Mick Miller, Al Murray, Sara Pascoe, Lucy Porter, Mark Steel, Mark Thomas, and Henning Wehn at Banana Cabaret’s pre-Edinburgh Balham Comedy Festival 2013.
The individual performances in The Bedford’s Round Room, Ballroom and Tavistock Room will be complemented by several performances from The Best of Banana Cabaret whose multi-talented line ups will include Banana favourites Prince Abdi, Andrew Bird, John Fothergill, Kerry Godliman, Dave Fulton, Pierre Hollins, Jeff Innocent, Zoe Lyons, Lee Mack, Roger Monkhouse, Phil Nichol, Ian Stone and Gavin Webster.
Banana Cabaret, Balham’s premier comedy club has been run by Dave Vickers for more than 29 years and has served as a launch pad for many of today’s household comedy names. The launch of the Banana Cabaret Balham Comedy Festival in 2012 gives those comedians a chance to return to their roots.
The 2013 Balham Comedy Festival, is being co-produced by Dave Vickers and legendary comic John Moloney, who will also be festival compere. Audiences will have the chance to see a mix of performances including Edinburgh previews from some of the greatest names in comedy along with some stellar line-ups for The Best of Banana Cabaret. Edinburgh previews and work in development can be seen from Lee Nelson, Mark Thomas, Marcus Brigstocke, Lucy Porter, Mary Bourke and Tania Edwards.
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