Saturday, September 23, 2017
COMPETITION: Win comedy tickets –

COMPETITION: Win comedy tickets –

Sara Pascoe
Sara Pascoe

South London Press readers can bag a pair of tickets to the launch of a festival with some of the country’s top comedians.

Organisers of The Greenwich Comedy Festival, which returns to London next week, are offering the tickets for the opening on Wednesday, featuring Live at the Apollo star Reginald D Hunter, Ellie Taylor, Andrew Maxwell and Kiri Pritchard-McLean.

The festival runs until Sunday, September 17, in a pop-up Big Top venue in the grounds of the National Maritime Museum. Punters will also be able to see shows by Sara Pascoe, Black Books star Dylan Moran, Mock The Week host Dara O’Briain, QI’s Alan Davies, The Last Leg host Adam Hills, Ed Byrne, Joe Lycett, David O’Doherty, Tim Key, James Acaster, Shappi Khorsandi, Doc Brown, Bridget Christie and many more.

Now in its ninth year, the festival, which aims to bring Edinburgh to the South London riverside, has built up a reputation for having both the country’s top comedy stars and the brightest young talents.

The festival also features a host of bars and food stalls. Festival producer Cass Randolph said: “There’s no denying that the world is giving comedians plenty to work with these days, so we’re thrilled to be presenting some of the best comic minds of our time, such as Dara O’Briain and Alan Davies, who’ll no doubt be giving their own take on the current state of affairs. We’re also looking forward to welcoming back festival favourites such as David O’Doherty and Bridget Christie, as well as Dylan Moran who gave us one of our best ever headline shows a few years back.”

To win tickets for the opening day answer the following question: The Greenwich Comedy Festival is set in the grounds of which London museum?
A. Natural History Museum
B. V&A
C. National Maritime Museum

Entries need to be emailed to by noon on Monday, September 11. The winner will be notified and the tickets would be put on the guest list for collection at the box office on the Wednesday evening. Visit

Reporter | Resident of Lewisham for more than 25 years and studied sociology at Goldsmiths. Previously worked for many years as a picture researcher for book and part work publishers and joined The Mercury after studying for a NCTJ at Lambeth College. Big yoga and walking fan – not just in the country but also along the River Thames. Love South East London and wander around Lewisham town centre, Deptford High Street and Greenwich Town Centre at least once a week. Mandy has worked for the Mercury for 14 years.


COMPETITION: Win comedy tickets –