Stand up for comedy and charity

The Ginge, The Geordie and The Geek
The Ginge, The Geordie and The Geek

THE Tringe, lucky Tring’s amazing three-week comedy festival kicks off next week and the line-up on the first night is top-notch.

Andrew Maxwell, and The Ginge, The Geordie and The Geek will be at the Court Theatre on Friday, July 1 at 8pm.

A TV regular, Dublin-born stand-up Andrew Maxwell was named Comics’ Comic in the 2005 Chortle Awards - where he was also nominated for Best Headliner.

In 2007 he was nominated for the if. comedy award for the best show at the Edinburgh Fringe.

The Ginge, The Geordie and the Geek is a fast-paced sketch show jam-packed with great characters and silliness.

Saturday evening sees local boy Alex Horne take to the stage.

Alex was nominated for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award in 2003 for Making Fish Laugh, his interactive Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut stand-up show.

Joel Dommett also appears that night. Joel’s made a huge impact on the comedy circuit since starting his stand-up career in 2007.

He’s also co-presenter of the Paul Foot Radio Show and BBC’s Sun Seekers. TV work includes comedy roles on E4’s Skins and ITV’s Teenage Kicks.

Sunday sees the return of last year’s Roving Comedy Night.

Unique to the Tringe, this year it will debut 16 locally trained comedians. You can read more about Logan Murray’s trainees over the page in Leisure Extra.

And just because Monday’s a school night don’t think you have to stop laughing.

Andy Zaltzman and Phil Nichol are lined-up to entertain you.

Andy returns to the Tringe for the second year.

This Perrier nominee has firmly established himself with his unique brand of political comedy.

Phil Nichol has brought a solo show to the Edinburgh Fringe every year since 1996.

This year he thought he’d do something different. So look forward to a brand new hour of hilarious stand-up comedy and ridiculous comic songs.

Laughter moves to The Akeman on Tuesday night.

Celebrate getting through the beginning of the week with a slap-up three-course dinner accompanied by the talents of acclaimed comedians Chris McCausland, Jeremy O’Donnell and mc Debra-Jane Appelby.

Last year’s Tringe raised £4,000 for four different charities.

This year the festival is considerably bigger and the aim is to raise even more money - with 50 per cent going to Help for Heroes and the other 50 per cent being spread between local good causes.

To book tickets and to find out more go to

Some shows are already sold out so make sure you don’t delay.