Buckle up and get ready to laugh as a host of comedians set their sights on a Kent fringe festival.
Faversham Fringe is back for its sixth year, giving locals a chance to see some of the country’s best rising talents, from stand-ups to sketch shows.
After making its post-pandemic comeback last year, the festival is set to return again this October with a jam-packed programme.
This year, performers including British Comedy Guide award winner Richard Franks, political comedian Harun Musho'd, Colin Hoult tour support Elaine Fellows and podcaster and radio host Preet Singh will be bringing their work-in-progress shows to the town.
Stefania Licari, who works as both an NHS doctor and gigging comedian, and Kent’s own Campbell Glazier will also be bringing their latest stand-up tours to the fringe.
There’s also a number of sketch shows and theatre performers that will be setting up shop in venues such as the Alexander Centre, Guildhall and Arden Theatre.
Compare your life to ‘90s sitcom Friends with TV superfan Dylan Dodds, delve into the worlds of poetry, psychology and comedy in Freud, Erikson and Me and muddle your way through middle age with duo Naomi Wattis and Michalle Paker in Midlife Vices.
There will also be improv shows from groups such as Plus Support Improv, No Name Nomads and Improv Deathmatch as well as comedy showcases including the Chuckle Bomb Comedy Mix Up and Comedy Lock-In at The Alex.
Aspiring comics can also join a comedy confidence workshop with Mel Byron and pop along to the University of Kent’s talent showcase for up-and-coming performers.
There’s also plenty of live music with comedy tunes in Songs My Mother Used To Sing, big band jazz numbers in And All That Jazz and sing-along WWII favourites in I'll Be Seeing You.
Faversham Fringe takes place from Thursday, October 5 to Saturday, October 28 at various venues around the town.
Tickets can be booked online here; some events are free.
The full festival programme can be found on the Faversham Fringe website.