Comedy coming up at Eastbourne Theatres this autumn

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THERE’S something funny going on at Eastbourne Theatres this autumn, in fact there are lots of funny things to tempt you away from the sofa across Eastbourne’s main theatres this winter!

Dara O Briain kicks things off at the Congress on September 29, some tickets are still available for this show. Jack Dee brings his unique brand of sunshine humour to the 1600 seat venue next on October 5. Jack’s back following six years away from the stand-up scene after concentrating on his hit BBC show Lead Balloon and writing his memoires.

The regular comedy club Screaming Blue Murder returns to the Winter Garden on October 18 with Roger Monkhouse (no relation to Bob), Ian Moore - a man with a hatred of open-toed footwear that is so strong it verges on the pathological, and Ria Lina complete with her ukulele (and hopefully not her peep-toe shoes for Ian’s sake) Windsor comperes.

November is a busy comedy month with not one but two Screaming Blue Murders at the Winter Garden, on November 9 with Alan Francis, Jen Brister and Andrew Watts, Dan Evans comperes and on November 29, making it an ideal early Christmas party night out, with Gary Delaney, Sally-Anne Hayward and Joe Lycett, Windsor comperes again.

The Congress Theatre plays host to two very different brands of comic in November with Celebrity Big Brother winner, Julian Clary, bringing his outlandish style to Eastbourne on November 21. King of camp Julian is single, looking for love and he doesn’t want to leave Eastbourne empty handed… Followed a few days later by a very different style of comic, Jethro, on November 29; whose fruity Cornish humour is peppered with strong language, ludicrous characters and farcical stories.

For ticket prices or to book any of these shows call the box office on 01323 412000 or online www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk. Please note that there are advised age limits for 16+ on all of these shows (ages 15+ for Jethro).