I really enjoy stand up comedy – it’s what I did on my hen do and I still try and make time to go to shows now when I can – and was excited to learn about the brand new Kent Comedy Festival starting this yer.
Kent Comedy Festival 2018 will be taking place in Mote Park, Maidstone.
From Saturday 29th September to Saturday 6th October 2018 they will be holding eight evenings of live stand up comedy in the park!
There’s no need to worry about the weather though, as the Kent Comedy Festival will be taking place not outside but within a special purpose-built undercover auditorium.
What is the line-up of the Kent Comedy Festival like?
There are some brilliant acts already announced as well as many more to be confirmed.
Fans of stand up comedy and TV panel shows like Mock the Week and my personal favourite show at the moment, Task Master (new series starts today! I’m excited…), will be familiar with most if not all of those already announced.
Here’s what we know so far:
The event starts on Saturday 29th September with ex-rapper and TV/film star Doc Brown (the one who was in Task Master, not the one from Back to the Future, FYI), who is joined by Darren Harriott.
On Sunday 30th September, James Acaster, who you may have seen on TV or Netflix in his four-part stand up series ‘Repetoire’ will be joined by one of my favourites, Hal Cruttenden.
Wednesday 3rd October sees Joel Dommett, Paul McCaffery and Nathan Caton all taking the stage in Grimstock’s Comedy Takeover.
On Friday 5th October, it’s the turn of popular TV host and comedian Lee Nelson.
Mock The Week’s Andy Parsons and Zoe Lyons head up Saturday’s show which closes the festival.
More acts will be announced as we get closer to the date and you can see them on the Kent Comedy Festival website here.
Other important details
Tickets are available to buy now from the Kent Comedy Festival ticketing website here. You can buy tickets for each event and they are priced individually. Make sure you double check who is playing and buy tickets for the right dates!
The shows run from 7pm to 11pm, and all will take place in the purpose-built auditorium inside Mote Park, Mote Avenue, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 7RN
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