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Comedy festival: Andrew Maxwell, Christian Reilly, Mitch Benn, Ben Norris, Neil Delamer, Steve Bugeja, Ria Lina and Scott Capurro to appear at open-air Bishop's Stortford event

An open-air comedy festival being held in Bishop’s Stortford on the last weekend in June has a bill featuring some of the best acts on the circuit.

The two-day event, hosted by Laughing Bishops Comedy Club founder and compere and Stortford resident Paddy Lennox, is being held on Friday and Saturday, June 26-27, in the pavilion field at The Bishop’s Stortford High School (TBSHS) in London Road.

Friday’s line-up is headlined by Irishman and TV and radio regular Andrew Maxwell, with Christian Reilly, Mitch Benn and Ben Norris also on the bill.

Open-air Bishop's Stortford Comedy Weekend (48033668)
Open-air Bishop's Stortford Comedy Weekend (48033668)

On Saturday, Neil Delamere headlines, supported by award-winning ex-TBSHS student Steve Bugeja, Ria Lina and American Scott Capurro.

Bugeja won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2013, the year before it was won by Britain's Got Talent winner Lost Voice Guy. Other winners include Marcus Brigstocke, Paul Foot, Alan Carr, Nina Conti, Rhod Gilbert, Tom Allen and Angela Barnes.

The festival will have a full bar and there will be Vietnamese street food and grills from Bishop's Stortford's own The Secret Sausage Shop.

The shows begin at 7.30pm both nights and gates open at 6pm. There will be free parking.

Tickets, with a 25% discount for NHS and care staff, cost £25 and £35, and can be bought online at www.paddylennox.com. The event is for over-16s.

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