Last stop Chorley on the road to Edinburgh

Stand up comedian Dan Nightingale

Stand up comedian Dan Nightingale

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Every August hundreds of comedians head for Edinburgh and the Festival Fringe to perform night after night in makeshift venues in the hope of getting rave reviews and the chance to appear on a TV panel shows.

For the last five years Chorley Little Theatre has offered performers a stage upon which to hone their turn, everyone from Comedy Award Winners Al Murray and Jenny Éclair, to the King of Edinburgh – Richard Herring.

This year promises more of the same, with six acts over three nights each performing a 55-minute set of new material, honing jokes and routines in front of your very eyes!

There’s a great mix of seasoned pros and newcomers so when you see these guys on Live At The Apollo you can remember where it all started.

On Sunday June 8, we open with Preston’s Dan Nightingale who is consistently called one of Britain’s best comperes.

Then BBC Three and MTV regular Joel Dommett charts his attempt to get his old band back together.

Andrew Lawrence is the headliner on Saturday July 26. A Fringe regular since winning a newcomer award in 2004, he’s gone on to regular TV and radio appearances. Opener Fin Taylor is performing his debut Fringe hour, but already has plenty of experience.

Finally, on Sunday July 27 sketch comedy from Gein’s Family Giftshop, whimsical rabbiting and awkward physicality from two-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee James Acaster.

To book tickets (£10 for each night) call Malcolm’s Musicland on 01257 264362.