Comedy on the Green tonight

Alex Smith
Alex Smith
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Some of the hottest comedians on the circuit share top billing for the St George’s Day Festival comedy night at the Marquee on Lytham Green, Central Beach, tonight.

In fact, it could just as easily be a celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday as today’s the day – with St George’s to come on Saturday. The pedants are revolting?

Stewart Francis

Stewart Francis

The laugh-a-minute line-up includes Stewart Francis, (Live at the Apollo) and Paul Chowdhry (Live at the Apollo, Channel 4’s Stand Up for the Week).

There’s also Ray Peacock (Russell Howard’s Good News, Dr Who, Not Going Out), Steve Hall (Russell Howards Good News The Now Show Radio 4, We are Klang TV and Radio) and Alex Smith (BBC 3’s Live at the Electric, BBC Radio 2 new comedy awards).

It adds up to an eclectic and exciting mix of talent, styles and comedy and marks a more cutting line of humour and faster paced patter for a resort raised on more traditional humour.

And it also gives a welcome break to students too – those coveted audiences of tomorrow’s world.

The festival is offering a limited number of student tickets saving £10 on ticket prices. That brings it down to £15 for students – saving a tenner for the bar instead. Not surprisingly, students will have to prove student identity.

It’s a limited offer, so call Lowther Pavilion’s box office on 01253 794221 or see if any are left at the deal price online at

For the rest of us, tickets are £25 in advance (you’ll have to move fast) or £27 on the night. What’s more the festival supports several worthy causes: Trinity Hospice, Love Lowther and The Soldiers Charity.