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HUGE COMEDY EVENT ANNOUNCED FOR EAST ANGLIA

COMEDY IN THE PARK 12TH SEPTEMBER 2021 EARLHAM PARK, NORWICH

JOHN BISHOP, DARA Ó BRIAIN, AL MURRAY, ROB BECKET, ED GAMBLE, JUDI LOVE

Prepare for a riotous summer evening of laughter as promoter M&B announces a huge comedy event for 2021. Comedy In The Park, an exciting all-day comedy extravaganza, will take place at the stunning grounds of Earlham Park, Norwich on 12th September 2021. John Bishop headlines the event with support from Dara Ó Briain, Al Murray, Rob Beckett, Ed Gamble and Judi Love.

Home of world-class comedy, Comedy in the Park will feature spectacular stand-up stars and cutting-edge talent.

Operations Director James Penny commented, “We are excited to bring this huge comedy event to East Anglia. We know the region is full of comedy fans and Earlham Park is a perfect location for this event. With Comedy in the Park our aim is to bring live comedy back in a big way. You will be guaranteed a night of side splitting laughter, with six of the world’s best comedians providing a night of entertainment in an open air theatre style setting.

When you buy a ticket for Comedy in the Park, you’re buying into an amazing experience, as well as all day comedy, you can access various street food vendors and bars.

Now more than ever, people need something to look forward to. It’s been a tough year for live comedy but it’s coming back with a bang! ”

Comedy superstar John Bishop headlines the event. Breaking through in the early 2000s, John Bishop is one of the most popular stand-up comedians in the UK, regularly selling out arenas across the country. The Liverpool born comic has won numerous awards throughout his career, and in 2014 was given an honorary fellowship from the city’s John Moores University for his contribution to the arts, and for his extensive charity work. A regular on television screens, John has achieved huge success with a number of his own comedy, entertainment and documentary shows including John Bishop’s Australia, John Bishop’s Britain, John Bishop’s Only Joking, The John Bishop Show, The John Bishop Christmas Show and John Bishop’s Gorilla Adventure. More recently he’s done John Bishop’s Ireland for ITV1 and four series of ‘John Bishop: In Conversation With…, which sees him chatting, one to one with some of the UK’s biggest names. John has also hosted The Royal Variety Performance.

As host of the hugely successful Mock The Week, Stargazing Live, Robot Wars and Go 8 Bit, Dara Ó Briain is one of the most recognisable faces on British TV. He’s also know for Three Men in a Boat, Dara Ó Briain and Ed’s Great Big Adventure, Dara Ó Briain’s Science Club, and the documentary Dara Ó Briain Meets Stephen Hawking, all on the BBC. Dara has hosted eighteen successful series of Mock the Week for BBC television, and also hosted BBC Two’s The Apprentice: You’re Fired for three years. This is a unique chance to catch one of the most charismatic, intelligent, fast-talking and downright funny live performers in 2020.

Mouth of the South Rob Beckett also joins the bill. Host of BBC One’s All Together Now and team captain on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats, Beckett is also a star of BBC One’s Live at the Apollo, Would I Lie to You?, Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, BBC Two’s Mock the Week, ITV’s Play to the Whistle, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and Sky’s A League of Their Own. And he is a host of Dave’s podcast, The Magic Sponge, alongside Jimmy Bullard and Ian Smith. It’s been a busy few years for Beckett and he’s got some sidesplitting stories to tell.

Laugh out loud with the original pub landlord as Al Murray prepares for pulling the pints again live on stage. As well as performing stand-up, Murray has obtained an eclectic list of TV credits over the years, including appearances on Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Hell’s Kitchen, Top Gear, Horrible Histories and numerous BBC panel shows. He has also written and featured in successful shows including Al Murray’s Happy Hour and The Pub Landlord. Murray’s unique blend of satire, surrealism and observational comedy inspired by the world today is just what we all need right now.

Following a twice extended sold-out UK tour of his stand-up show Blizzard, winner of Taskmaster (UKTV/Channel 4), star of Mock the Week (BBC Two) and co-host of chart-topping Off Menu podcast Ed Gamble joins the Comedy in the Park line up. As well as being a co-host on Radio X’s Sunday morning show and releasing his first comedy special within Amazon Prime Video this year, Ed’s TV stand-up appearances include Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV1), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), Live at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central) and Conan (TBS). His numerous guest appearances include Hypothetical (Dave), The Apprentice: You’re Fired (BBC Two), I’ll Get This (BBC Two), Richard Osman’s House of Games (BBC Two), Jon Richardson’s Ultimate Warrior (Dave), Insert Name Here (BBC Two) and Roast Battle UK (Comedy Central).Ed first came to prominence playing Georgie Carlton in two series of Almost Royal (BBC America/E4/Netflix) and co-wrote the fourth series of Greg Davies’ sitcom Man Down (Channel 4), as well as appearing in two episodes.

Loose Women star Judi Love hosts the event. Love’s quick wit and infectious laugh quickly made her a fan favourite when she joined the Loose Women panel in 2020. Judi’s motto ‘Laughter is Healing’ provides a very accurate insight into how she deals with life’s many obstacles. Judi will take everyday situations, add her unique perspective and turn it into something hilarious. It’s the type of humour that resonates in people from all walks of life. Love has proved herself to be a hilarious comedian in both her stand-up and across TV and radio.

M&B will transform Earlham Park into a carnival of comedy. Attendees can also expect award-winning street food; pop up cocktail bars, cafés, bars, shops and stalls. The ultimate night out for any comedy lover!!

Promoters are confident that the event will be something to look forward to next year as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. However, because of the size of the location, plans can be adapted to run the event with social distancing should that be required and the event will be completely safe and COVID compliant.

Exclusive pre-sale tickets are available from today via www.comedyinthepark.co.uk.