Friday 28th June | 19:30The Studio, Alhambra Theatre£10 - concessions are available (see below)If laughter is the best medicine, get your dose at what has become a much-loved festival tradition: our Evening of Comedy, featuring some of the most hilarious comedians in the UK.Don’t miss a packed line-up featuring uproarious satire from Shazia Mirza, the magical stylings of Mandy Muden, former English Comedian of the Year Josh Pugh, and the quick wit of compere Maureen Younger. Get your weekend off to a great start with this sure-fire night of hilarity.Whether you’re a comedy regular or just someone who loves a good laugh, this event will have something for everyone.Concession tickets:FREE via the website - Anyone on benefits or living in social housing, refugees, asylum seekers, those living on a state pension.FREE via the box office only - Anyone caring for a disabled audience member (call 01274 238525, 9am-5pm, Mon- Friday)DISCOUNTED via the website - students, senior citizens, the disabled.Shazia Mirza∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ THE TELEGRAPH“Shazia Mirza is provoking laughter and large intakes of breath once again… brave and urgent”An award winning British stand up comedian and writer, Shazia’s last show 'With Love From St. Tropez' toured internationally from 2017 until June 2018. Her previous stand-up show, the critically acclaimed 'The Kardashians Made Me Do It' played for 103 nights internationally across the UK, US, Sweden, Ireland and France and completed four sell out runs at London’s Soho Theatre.Josh Pugh ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ Ticketmaster“instantly likeable… flashes of genius”Hot off winning the Midland New Act of the Year in 2014 and 2015, Josh Pugh rapidly shot to the upper echelons of UK stand-up, winning English Comedian of the Year 2016, only two years after playing his first gig. Josh’s clever, original, and (most importantly) very funny writing and performing continues to bring in plaudits, from Chortle to the Londonist to the London Evening Standard.Mandy Muden“Tommy Cooper was a great magician and really funny, and you are too! Fantastic!” - David WalliamsBest known as a 2018 semi-finalist on Britain's Got Talent, Muden wowed judges and audiences alike with her magic and mind-reading skills.Mandy is the only woman ever to combine Comedy and Magic on the UK Comedy circuit and has been awarded The Magic Circle Carlton Award for Comedy in Magic. She has a striking personality with a razor sharp wit and has performed all over the world from Comedy Clubs to Buckingham Palace.Maureen YoungerMaureen works as a stand up comedian and compere both in the UK and abroad. An experienced compere, Maureen is known for her quick wit and sharp audience interaction.