The inaugural event is all set for stardom, with some shows already sold out, and a dazzling line-up featuring much-lauded QI dunderhead Alan Davies, multi-award winning Live At The Apollo star Sara Pascoe, the hilarious 8 Out Of 10 Cats team captain Sean Lock, man-of-the-moment Nish Kumar, Would I Lie To You star Henning Wehn plus many more blisteringly funny acts will be raising the roof of the Big Top tent set in a boutique-style festival overlooking the thumping heart of Brighton.

Each show at this five-night comedy extravaganza stars a bombastically good line-up of the finest comedians of the moment. Comedy-lovers from Brighton and beyond can snap up remaining tickets for a mighty fine selection of multi-bill shows starring comedy luminaries such as host of Channel 4’s ground-breaking The Last Leg Adam Hills, award-hoarder David O’Doherty, the riotously funny Tom Allen, laughter-master Stephen K Amos and ventriloquist queen Nina Conti plus fast-rising stars such as The Mash Report’s viral sensation Rachel Parris and Taskmaster’s Phil Wang. There’s also alt-comedy heroes like Rose d’Or winner Bridget Christie and Alan Partridge’s side-kick Tim Key plus exciting breakthrough talent including Edinburgh Comedy Award champ Rose Matafeo and the brilliantly mischievous Rosie Jones plus many more unbeatable entertainers.

The festival is produced by sibling team Will Briggs and Cass Randolph of 57 Festivals. For the last decade they’ve been running similar events in Greenwich, London and Bristol.

Co-Producer Cass Randolph says “It’s fantastic to see tickets flying out to these shows, especially as this is our first year coming to Brighton. We know we’ve got the best line-ups around it feels good to see thousands of others share that same sense of humour. We’re incredibly pleased with the response so far and we’re sure this positivity will carry on through to the shows. The acts always feed off that, and that’s what makes for an unforgettable show!”

The festival will be bursting with bars serving craft beers, summer-inspired cocktails and much more. Ticket-holders should arrive hungry for food as well as laughter and tuck-in to a host of hand-picked street-food traders including delights from Zoe’s Ghanian Kitchen, greek grills from 3 Little Pigs, super fine super foods from Kurbside Kitchen, steamed buns by You Boa and ethically infused pizza from The Good Slice plus fair-trade coffee roasters, sweet treats and a whole lot more.

It seems the first ever Brighton Comedy Garden is already a smash-hit, make sure you don’t miss out on the comedy action, get your tickets now to one of the remaining spectacular shows and kick-start your summer on a hilarious high!

Tickets priced from £20, to book visit www.brightoncomedygarden.co.uk

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