COMEDY fans in mid Cheshire can preview shows from the biggest arts festival in the world on their doorstep in July.
De Bees, in Winsford, is hosting a run of Edinburgh Comedy Festival Fringe previews every Sunday in the month.
The venue is also hosting a ‘best of’ stand-up comedy gig on July 13 as part of the Winsford On The Fringe Festival.
The shows have been organised by stand-up comedian Kevin Dewsbury, from Barnton.
He said: “Each Sunday in July people can see two Edinburgh previews from professional comedians with the exception of July 13 where there is one preview followed by a best of show featuring three comedians and hosted by myself.
“There must be people in the Winsford area dying for some culture and here I am bringing seven shows to Winsford that are being staged at the biggest arts festival in the world in August – for next to no money to get in.”
Shows include Will Mars and Sully O’Sullivan on July 6, Caimh McDonnell on July 13 with the ‘best of’ acts Allyson Smith, Liam Pickford, Adam Staunton and MC Kevin Dewsbury, Paul Ricketts and Danny McLoughliln on July 20 and Milo McCabe and Alfie Moore on July 27.
Admission is £5 on the door, which includes the two shows and a free drink.
Shows start at 7pm Comedy acts also return to Northwich on Saturday, July 26, with Haha at the Harlequin, at the Harlequin Theatre, in Queen Street.
The headline act is Martin Mor, from Northern Ireland, who became a comedian after a successful career as a circus performer.
Martin has performed at a huge variety of events, from the Hammersmith Apollo and shows for the Royal Family to performing to the inmates of an Italian prison.
He has supported a number of household names, including Frankie Boyle, Jack Dee, Lee Evans, Jasper Carrot, Patrick Kielty, Johnny Vegas, Steve Coogan and even Tina Turner.
His support acts on the night include Scott Bennett and Lee Peart, with Kevin as resident MC.
Tickets are £7 until July 5, then £10.
To book in advance visit harlequintheatreCW9.co.uk.
Doors open at 7.30pm and the show starts at 8.30pm.