Thursday, October 31, 2013

UK gets its first comedy book festival

Vegas, Murray and Count Arthur to appear at Chortle event

London is to get the UK's first book festival dedicated to comedy.
Johnny Vegas, Al Murray and Count Arthur Strong are among the comics taking part in the first Chortle Comedy Book Festival next month.

This website will be presenting 23 events over eight days starting on November with a one-off stand-up spectacular starring Richard Herring, Shappi Khorsandi, Henry Paker and Catie Wilkins with MC Logan Murray.

The Festival itself will cover an amazingly eclectic mix of comedy-based literature. Al Murray (Watching War Films With My Dad), Johnny Vegas (Becoming Johnny Vegas), Phil Kay (The Wholly Viable), Aidan Goatley (10 Films With My Dad) and Count Arthur Strong (Through It All I’ve Always Laughed) will be talking about their autobiographies while Rob Newman (The Trade Secret) and Mark Watson (Hotel Alpha) will be discussing their latest novels – in Watson’s case for the first time ever.

More at Chortle

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