Big names announced for another drive-in gig | Bill Bailey, Jason Manford, Omid Djalili and more © Stuart Hogben

Big names announced for another drive-in gig

Bill Bailey, Jason Manford, Omid Djalili and more

Bill Bailey, Jason Manford, Milton Jones and Omid Djalili are among the big names line up for yet another drive-in comedy club that has been launched today.

Drive-In Club will launch at Brent Cross shopping centre in North London on July 3, with a 5.15pm show from Dom Joly becoming the first such gig to be staged post-lockdown. Daniel Sloss will then headline an 8pm show. Gigs will then continue every weekend,

The venture, run by agents and festival specialists Get Comedy, will launch a second venue in Dagenham, East London, on July 9 and plans further sites, too.

Also scheduled to appear are the likes of Jonathan Pie, Adam Kay, Luisa Omielan, Shappi Khorsandi, Reginald D Hunter, Ed Byrne, Rachel Parris and Marcus Brigstocke – while there will also be daytime children’s shows from Basil Brush, Rastamouse and Dick and Dom.

Prices start at £35 for a car with two people, rising to £80 for six, and go on sale from 11am this Thursday via the official website

As with other ventures, the sound is fed to cars via a short-range FM transmitter- but unlike the other two drive-in comedy ventures already announced, audiences will be allowed to sit next to their cars, not just in them.

As previously revealed, The Comedy Store is joining forces with events giant Live Nation to offer branded gigs in Exeter on July 3 - missing the bragging rights to be the first drive-in gig by a matter of hours – and in Henley-on-Thames on July 9 and 10.

Yesterday, another gig off the North Circular Road in North London was announced for July 13 featuring Jamali MaddixFern BradySean McLoughlin and MC Tom Houghton and promoted by Individual Artists Management.

Published: 9 Jun 2020

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