Laughing in Lytham

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Lytham’s Lowther Pavilion is to hold its first Comedy Festival next month.

Four fast rising comedians will be featured over the four days – Seann Walsh (February 9, 7.30pm, tickets £12 and £10; Mitch Benn (February 10, 7.30pm, tickets £12 and £10; Alex Horne (February 11, 7.30pm, tickets £12.50) and James Campbell’s Comedy 4 Kids (February 12, 2pm family show, tickets: £7)

After successfully touring Ying and Young around the UK last Autumn, Stand Up For The Week (Channel 4) regular and new team captain of Argumental (Dave), Seann Walsh is back on the road with his razor-sharp observational comedy.

A natural born observational storyteller, within two years of his first comedy performance Seann won the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. Shortly after, other accolades included Chortle Best Breakthrough Act Nominee 2010 and Chortle Best Compere Nominee 2011. Seann was also listed as one of the Dave channel’s 10 stand-ups to catch in 2011.

Seann’s recent TV appearances include: Nevermind The Buzzcocks (BBC2), Mock The Week (BBC2), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4) and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC1).

From BBC Radio 4’s Sony nominated Now Show, BBC1’s One Show and BBC1’s Watchdog multi-award winner Mitch Benn and his band have taken to the road in a two-hour show packed with new songs and old favourites including I’m Proud Of The BBC which reached No 11 in the Official Independent Singles Charts.

Described as “the country’s leading musical satirist”, this is a show for music and comedy fans of all ages.

In Seven Years In The Bathroom Alex Horne sets himself the challenge of recreating an entire life in one hour.

“In an average lifetime we spend two years shopping, two weeks kissing and 18 months looking for lost things,” he says. “We also spend quite a while eating, queuing, crying and Googling ourself. I squeeze all those things into one show.

James Campbell is a stand up comedian for children over six, their parents and anyone who likes comedy without rude words. His show may cover ways to make parsnips interesting, how to look a chicken in both eyes at the same time , why owls don’t like Easter and doing loop the loop with his 93 year old Auntie Histamine.

Buy one ticket and get another one half-price for another show of the Comedy Festival.

Ticket details at www.lowtherpavilion.co.uk.