Big names in comedy will be heading to Harborough over the next few days

Lots of laughs are heading our way as the Big Weekend bandwagon barrels its way into Harborough over the next few days.

Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 1:07 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 1:08 pm
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Grab your ticket now as the big names in comedy gear up to blow away the winter blues.

Top stand-up acts and comedy performers are set to take Market Harborough and the entire district by storm just days after Ciara blew through.

The Big Weekend is a massive part of the nationally-acclaimed Leicester Comedy Festival, just up the road.

Lots of laughs are heading our way as the Big Weekend bandwagon barrels its way into Harborough over the next few days.

Starring everything from the Dad’s Army Radio Show and Jarred Christmas and the Hobbit Kids show to the Magical Comedy Brunch, it’s bound to be a real firecracker.

Much-loved film favourites, comedy quiz nights, puppet shows and even a Faulty Towers Murder Mystery are all being lined to wow anyone who loves a fantastic night out.

If laughter is the best medicine then get your prescriptions here.

Live at the Market Hall features comedy from Paul Sinha, from TV’s The Chase, Lost Voice Guy (Britain’s Got Talent winner), Barbara Nice, of Phoenix Nights, and Andrew Ryan.

He snatched showbiz headlines after winning Leicester Comedy Festival’s Best New Show in 2018.

Local venues hosting comedy events and entertainers from Thursday February 13 to Monday February 17 include Harborough Market, The Angel Hotel, Market Harborough’s Old Grammar School, Lutterworth Golf Club, the Beerhouse in St Mary’s Road, Harborough, and Aldwinckles Coffee House, off Church Street.

But tickets are selling hand over fist so book now to grab your seat at Phil King, leader of Harborough District Council, said: “The Big Weekend was a huge smash hit last year – right across our district.

“We have set up a brilliant line-up again this year and I’m sure it’s going to be even more magnificent.”

He added: “Nothing beats a good hearty laugh.

“So order your tickets now, come along and have the time of your lives right here in Harborough!”

Following last year’s trailblazing event, organisers Harborough District Council and the Big Weekend won the Liberty Award at the 2019 Leicester Comedy Festival Awards honouring events that showcased the spirit of the festival.