Comedy down the Tube

London festival announced

Tube travellers will be entertained by comedians as part of this year's London Comedy Festival.

The 'Mind The Gap' event is one of the strands of this year's event, which will take place from May 18 to 26.

Only outline details of the programme have so far been announced, but other highlights include a celebration of street theatre, a comedy film festival and a series of events celebrating cartoon art - including the creation of the world's largest cartoon.

Most of London's thriving comedy scene is grouped under the festival umbrella during its duration, and any gigs wishing to be included need to email organisers by March 27.

Additional shows include a festival finale at Drury Lane, the bizarre comedy cabaret Inferno and a celebration of black comedy.

There will also be a new act competition, run in association with the Hackney Empire, and applications are sought via the same email address. The event was last year won by Shazia Mirza.

For more details, visit the official home page.

Published: 6 Mar 2002

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