Comedy Stars Lined Up For AFC Wimbledon

Lee Hurst and Bob Mills headline comedy festival

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Lee Hurst and Bob Mills are two star names lined up for a comedy festival at the home of AFC Wimbledon on Sunday May 9.

Hurst, who made his name as a panellist on BBC's They Think It's All Over and has made countless other TV appearances, is headlining the festival at Kingsmeadow, which features five other popular comedians.

Observational comic Dougie Dunlop has performed as far afield as Shanghai, and has supported many top names on their tour. Milton Jones is one of the top acts on the comedy circuit and a former winner of the Time Out Best Comedy Performance.

Bob Mills is long-established as one of the UK's most successful live acts and has made numerous TV and radio appearances. He hosted ITV's flagship daytime game show 'Win Lose Or Draw' as well as the weird and wonderful late night 'In Bed With Me Dinner'.

Also on the bill is Robin Ince, who started his career as a comedy writer for shows like Alistair McGowan's Big Impression, V Graham, Norton and Meet Ricky Gervais, his first of many collaborations with the Extras star.

Geoff Whiting is an established compere and is a regularly works as a TV warm-up man. He will get the show on the road after the doors open at 5pm.

The stadium at Kingsmeadow is actually a regular venue for comedy nights - entitled Comedy@Kingsmeadow. It is also a live music venue and well-known 70s/80s ska band, The Beat, are among the acts who have recently performed.

Tickets for the Comedy Festival, which runs until 10.30pm on May 9, cost £15 and can be bought from the AFC Wimbledon online ticket office at www.afcwimbledon.co.uk/shop/tickets.

April 9, 2010