Laugh in the Park returns to Chapelfield Gardens with a top comedy line-up
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Red Card Comedy Club is getting ready for its annual four-day comedy extravaganza, Laugh in the Park. With an exciting programme of the best and brightest comedians from the UK and abroad, it's set to be a side-splitting event.
Transforming Chapelfield Gardens into the ultimate comedy venue, Laugh in the Park is an established highlight of the summer arts and cultural event programme in Norwich. From July 26-29, a host plus three top comics will entertain audiences each evening in a full length laugh-fest.
'This year, we are thrilled to have Norwich favourites The Nimmo Twins for our opening gala, and Reginald D Hunter rounding things off perfectly on Sunday evening,' says Andrew Bunn, who co-organises the event with Derek Robertson.
'Chapelfield Gardens will be transformed into a fun-filled festival site, so be sure to arrive early to enjoy some delicious freshly-prepared food from our favourite festival foodsters Bite the Bullit, while Norfolk-based Grain Brewery are our main bar sponsor, and there will be chilled beers, lagers, cider and a selection of wines and fizz.
'From all of us at the Red Card Comedy Club team, and our sponsors Rogers & Norton Solicitors, we can't wait to welcome you to this year's Laugh In The Park and look forward to seeing you there!'
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Thursday, July 26
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- 2 Huge blast proof bunker with acre of land for sale by auction
- 3 Part of A47 closed due to crash
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- 5 Caroline Flack's mum to open 'grief café' in Norfolk
- 6 Rovers return? New landlords relaunch village pub with parties and Sunday lunches for dogs
- 7 Dad's heartache over daughter's suicide and his fight to help others
- 8 The Chase star's tribute to contestant who died in Norfolk house fire
- 9 Club reopens after Covid cases among staff and customers
- 10 Man drove round campsite 'like a rally driver' after argument
THE NIMMO TWINS
They are as much a part of Norfolk life as the Canaries, Norwich city centre traffic jams, and the Puppet Man (who they have been known to pay homage to). This legendary pair will perform two 45-minute sets at the opening gala show.
Multi-talented adventurer, gambler, Spirit of the Fringe award winner, author and raconteur, Tim is a Norfolk-based eccentric known and loved for his crazy escapades and hilarious storytelling.
Friday, July 27
RAYMOND & MR TIMPKINS
Lightning fast choreography meets uber-swift editing in a fantasmagorical collision of velvet, rainbow knitwear and silliness. This is visual comedy like you've never seen before!
A multiple award winning five-star Aussie comic, Felicity has won over UK audiences with her appearances on The John Bishop Show, Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week.
Emanating enthusiasm and energy, Stuart slips effortlessly from one routine into another, never losing a beat, and never failing to get huge laughs.
Jarred is a fabulously boisterous Kiwi with a dynamic onstage presence and just a hint of anger that takes the audience on a hilarious thrill ride of laughs and gasps.
Saturday, July 28
A household name from his many BBC TV appearances on Mock The Week, The Pilgrimage, Dara & Ed's Road To Mandalay, Dara & Ed's Big Adventure, Graham Norton Show, Have I Got News For You, Live At The Apollo and QI. Ed also has a passion for the outdoors, and has worked on various BBC factual shows. TV career aside, his live work has built up legions of fans both in the UK and abroad. Ed Byrne remains the observational stand up to see and his live work is not to be missed!
Mike is a brilliant comic who walks that fine line between what is acceptable and what is guffaw-inducingly funny. His droll, morose, cynical outlook on life is skilfully mined for sparkling comedy gems.
MICKY P KERR
Leeds-based comic and social commentator Micky is a breath of fresh air with his fusion of music, spoken word and comedy, which he delivers with laid back assurance, and with his tongue planted firmly in his cheek.
Red Card original host and a popular gag-smith at clubs throughout the UK, John will keep the night rolling along, the jokes coming and the audiences laughing.
Sunday, July 29
REGINALD D HUNTER
Originally from Georgia, Reginald's laid back Southern accent and searingly honest material has garnered him a huge UK fan base. Don't expect cutesy comedy – comedy this brilliant is going to push a few boundaries.
2017 was an amazing year for Lauren, winning both a Herald Angel Award and a Best Newcomer nomination at the Edinburgh Fringe. This robust and impressive young Geordie has wowed the critics with her razor wit and feisty comedy style.
It's not always a good sign when a German steps on stage – it either ends in world domination or in a Euro-pop performance. Schulte-Loh, however, doesn't try to sing and is an exceptionally funny guy.
A charming and talented comic, Clint has toured with fellow Welshman Rhod Gilbert and regularly co-hosts The Bad Film Club at the Barbican in London.
Tickets and info
Laugh In The Park Comedy Festival takes place at Chapelfield Gardens from Thursday, July 26 to Sunday, July 29.
Gate opens 6pm
Bar and food available from 6pm
Show starts 8pm
Tickets are £25 on the door (subject to availability).
Advance tickets are available from:
• www.redcardcomedyclub.com using WeGotTickets (£20 + £2 per ticket booking fee)
• University of East Anglia Box Office on 01603 508050 or online at www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk (£20 + £1.50 booking fee per ticket).
Please note that line-ups are subject to change.
For more information visit www.redcardcomedyclub.com