Heads up — tickets for the Greenwich Comedy Festival are on sale, and it’s usually pretty popular.
The festival tents are moving from their old home by the Royal Naval College to over the road in the grounds of the National Maritime Museum. The Big Top plays host to four comedians each night while the Little Top has a mix of standalone shows (from Mark Thomas, Phill Jupitus and sketch duo Cardinal Burns, as seen on Channel 4) and club-style nights with several comics vying to make you titter.
You probably won’t be surprised to hear that the Stewart Lee-headlined 24 September is already sold out of the lower-priced tickets, but you can still pick up a premium place for £24 (plus booking fee). Josie Long, Tony Law and Aisling Bea are on the bill too so it’s still well worth it. We also recommend the Thursday line-up, when David O’Doherty’s whimsical sarcasm is joined by Josh Widdicombe (from The Last Leg), Doc Brown doing one of his increasingly rare comedy-rap outings and Ed Gamble, who you can see playing a posho in BBC America’s Almost Royal, confusingly on E4 in the UK. Friday in the Little Top is another excellent looking night, with Stephen K Amos, Felicity Ward, Nish Kumar and Arthur Smith.
The Greenwich Comedy Festival runs 24-28 September at the National Maritime Museum. Ticket prices range from £15-£24, plus booking fees, concession prices available. For more information see the festival website.