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Another drive-in comedy gig announced

Is this the new normal?

Another drive-in stand-up night has been announced as the comedy world struggles with ways to operate in the world of lockdown.

The new gig will take place on a previously disused plot on an industrial estate off the North Circular Road in North London.

Jamali Maddix, Fern Brady, Sean McLoughlin and MC Tom Houghton will play the opening night on Monday July 13.

The site in Enfield, has been named Troubadour Meridian Water and opens as a drive-in cinema the previous week with films on Thursday to Sunday night.

Further comedy gigs have been scheduled for August 3 and 10, with no line-ups yet announced.

To stick to social distancing rules, cars will be parked two metres apart and be asked to keep the windows up. Sound is received via car radios, but you can only leave your car to go to the toilet, with the wearing of masks is encouraged.


Snacks and drinks will be available to order from phones and will be delivered to a team of in 1950s outfits.

Tickets are priced £40 a car – available here - and there will be 10 vehicle places for NHS and care workers.

The gig is being booked by Individual Artists Management, the agency which represents most of the acts on the bill, and follows previously-announced drive-ins programmed by the Comedy Store and events giant Live Nation.

They will be staging four shows two nights in Henley, Oxfordshire, on July 9 and 10 - with the second night added after the first sold out quickly – and at Powderham Castle in Exeter on July 3.

Pictured, top: Jamali Maddix and Hawley Road, the street on which the new venue is being set up…

Published: 8 Jun 2020

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