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Latest from the 2014 Hobgoblin Cheltenham Comedy Festival

Latest from the 2014 Hobgoblin Cheltenham Comedy Festival

Now in its’ fourth year, Cheltenham’s Funniest Festival builds on the success of previous years and boasts the best line-up yet including Ardal O’Hanlon, Al Murray, Marcus Brigstocke, Mark Steel and Rory McGrath, with shows already selling out.

The Hobgoblin Cheltenham Comedy Festival is back with a bang and will run from 14th – 20th September 2014 across various venues in the town, with more big comedy names, club nights, and a specially programmed day just for kids.

Highlights include:

•    Headline shows from Al Murray, Pam Ayres, Tom Stade, Marcus Brigstocke, Mark Steel, Rory McGrath and Philip Pope and Andrew O’Neill.
•    The  Family Fun Day which includes return performances from Cheltenham favourite Tweedy The Clown and his Magic and Mayhem Show,  and Comedy Club 4 Kids plus face painting and craft activities on Saturday 20th September at the Parabola Arts Centre.
•    The Late & Local Comedy Night - a night featuring the best established local comedic talent and featuring up-and-coming artists on Thursday 18th at The Frog and Fiddle. All established and aspiring comics and cabaret artists are local to the Cheltenham area. For performance enquiries, please contact
•    More locally themed comedy from John Wagstaffe, Cerys Nelmes as well as sketch impro chums Knowing Smirk.
•    An extra special evening from local comedy club Howlers featuring the knock-out comedy talents of Matt Richardson, Stuart Goldsmith, Gareth Richards with special guest to be announced.

The festival will finish off in fine style with a bumper Festival Finale, at Cheltenham Town Hall on Saturday 20th September. Headlined by Ardal O’Hanlon and featuring TV favourites Sara Pascoe, Jarred Christmas, Gary Delaney and compered by John Robbins.

The Comedy Festival also welcomes back as headline sponsors, Hobgoblin, on board again for a tonne of fun - watch out for the Hobgoblin at festival time as he’s sure to be up to his usual mischief!

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Tickets for all events are on sale starting at only £6.00, via Cheltenham Town Hall Box Office, online at or by calling 0844 576 2210.

Tickets for Pam Ayres and Al Murray available from The Everyman Theatre direct on 01242 572573 or

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29 July 2014

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