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TV comics set for Stourbridge comedy festival this weekend

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TV comics Lost Voice Guy, Angelos Epithemiou and Paul Tonkinson will take centre stage as a Stourbridge pub hosts its second comedy festival this weekend.

Lost Voice Guy

The trio are among ten pro acts who will perform as part of Fitz Fest 2, which will be held in the marquee at Katie Fitzgerald’s in Wollaston from Thursday (nov8) to Saturday. (nov10)

The shows on tomorrow and Saturday are already sold out, with a few tickets remaining for Friday night if people are quick.

It follows a successful debut event in June at the pub, where comics including Paul Sinha and Seann Walsh performed to more than 400 people over the course of the weekend.

Britain’s Got Talent winner Lost Voice Guy is headlining the opening night tomorrow in a show which is already sold out.

Burger van owner Angelos, who appeared on Shooting Stars and went on to have his own TV series, will headline and close the festival in an also sold-out show on Saturday.

Angelos Epithemiou

A few tickets still remain for the Friday night show headlined by Paul Tonkinson, former host of C4’s The Big Breakfast and as seen on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow.

Two pro support acts will appear on each bill, with all nights hosted by resident MC Wayne Beese, from Dudley.

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The three-day event is being put on by Funny Beeseness, organisers of the pub’s regular monthly award-winning Fitz of Laughter Comedy Club.

Beese said: “We’re really excited about this weekend.

“The first festival we put on in June was really well attended and we got great feedback, so we thought we’d try another one in the winter.

“We’re delighted with the three headliners we’ve been able to attract.

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“They are all brilliant acts in their own right who, as well as appearing on TV, regularly appear at all the big comedy clubs at home and abroad.

Paul Tonkinson

“On top of that we’ve got two brilliant support acts on each night as well, so you’re pretty much guaranteed a great night out.

“They will be three amazing nights, and if we can fill the marquee and get it rocking for the whole weekend then who knows, it could become an annual thing.”

The comedy club has been running for nearly five years and put on a host of star stand-up names including Joe Lycett, Tom Stade, Hal Cruttenden and Gary Delaney.

Tickets cost £15 plus booking fees. To book go to www.ticketsource.co.uk/funnybeeseness. Reservations can also be made to pay on the door by emailing wpbeese@hotmail.com or calling Wayne on 07759543750.

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