Greenwich Comedy Festival

Comedy , Stand-up
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The consistently superb Greenwich Comedy Festival (possibly our favourite London comedy fest) is back for another year, setting up camp in the grounds of the beautiful National Maritime Museum, and the line-up is so so good. In fact, we'd go as far to say it's best GCF line-up yet.

Spectacular all-headline bills in the Big Top and Apple Top tents take place throughout the week, with names including Reginald D Hunter, David O'Doherty, Jerry Sadowitz, Adam Buxton, Tim Key, Sara Pascoe, Bridget Christie, Kevin Eldon, Paul Foot, Mark Watson and many more heading to SE10. Check 'dates and times for the full schedule.

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Vieve W
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Driving past, looking for a parking space, I saw this giant queue inside the gates and knew this should be a good night. We attended the Omid Djalili night and wasn't disappointed!

First on stage was Danny Bhoy from Scotland who's hilarious comparison of Middle Eastern Music to getting his 'thingy' caught in a zipper, tore the roof off! Then there was the rather camp and also funny Joe Lycett from Birmingham. His spiel about being a Brummy and the local Black Country natives, had people in stitches. Last but not least, was the headliner Mr Djalili; who was absolutely worth the wait! He spent time metaphorising relationships to stages of love and extreme hate; the BBC love for British acts with 'exotic names' such as himself; and also the popular topics of migrants with Polish and Romanians "taking all our jobs". He was funny...seriously funny...everyone around us had tears of laughter in their eyes (and that may or may not have included me!).

The experience and ambience was great. True festival vibes, bars (and long queues) and a variety of different street food stalls. We tried the Hoisin duck wraps with avocado and it was deliciousss! Although, it was quite a chilly night, the tent where everyone was seated was actually really warm and cosy, with solid closing doors.

Overall, a really good night and I would definitely go again! At 3hrs long (including intervals) it was also well worth the money! Thanks TimeOut Offers for a well discounted, great evening!