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Howl with laughter for Hallowe'en at The Borough

John Freeman
Simon BlighIf the thought of trick or treaters fills you with horror this Hallowe'en then The Lancaster Comedy Club will be providing the ideal solution! Avoid the thinly veiled threats of the youth of the locality by snuggling up in the upstairs room of The Borough pub and watch some of the best comics in the UK strut their stuff.

Liverpudlian Simon Bligh - described as "hyperactive" and "flannel free" by the national Guardian - wanted to be a plumber when he left school, his mother wanted to be a priest. Teaching seemed a safe compromise until Simon this Buddhist karate black belt became a stand up comic in the late Eighties. Since then he now has a Time Out Comedian Of The Year Award and Perrier Award nomination under his belt. His cheery, conversational manner and manic storytelling make him highly distinctive.

If Manchester's Des Sharples  looks familiar then you no doubt caught him in the feature film Looking For Eric alongside Eric Cantona. He also stole the telly from the pub in Phoenix Nights.

Ben van der Velde fills the middle spot and shows us why he has those in the know tipping him for big things!  Time Out magazine describes him as “highly promising" and "an accomplished comic.”

• Lancaster Comedy Club at the Borough: Sunday 31st October 2010, The Borough, 3-5 Dalton Sq., Lancaster LA1 1PP. Doors open at 7.45pm and the show starts at 8pm prompt with meal deals available for comedy customers. £8 or £6 in advance from The Borough or book online now: