A 'cavalcade of comedy' is returning to St Albans this July, with a series of open-air shows featuring some of the biggest comic performers.

St Albans Comedy Garden will be held in Verulamium Park from July 26 to 30 - the third time the event has taken place since bursting onto the scene in 2021.

This year's line-up features Ed Gamble, co-host of the podcast Off Menu, comedian Sara Pascoe, BAFTA and Perrier award winner Dylan Moran - with other big names including Russell Kane, Milton Jones and Phil Wang.

Herts Advertiser: Ed Gamble will perform at St Albans Comedy GardenEd Gamble will perform at St Albans Comedy Garden (Image: 57 Festivals)

Other comedy greats performing include King Gary star Tom Davis, Taskmaster star Fern Brady, Last Leg regular Rosie Jones, comedian Reginald D. Hunter, Would I Lie To You's Chris McCausland and Peep Show star Isy Suttie.

The festival will take place over five nights and the weekend afternoons, with curated mixed-bill shows presented in an open-air seated arena.


There will also be bars and a range of street food available for audiences to enjoy.

The Comedy Garden is produced by sibling team Will Briggs and Cass Randolph of 57 Festivals.

Will said: "We’re thrilled with this year’s line-up; to have so many of our favourite acts across five days is a real treat and we can’t wait to get back to Verulamium Park."

Herts Advertiser: Sara Pascoe is one of the performers at St Albans Comedy GardenSara Pascoe is one of the performers at St Albans Comedy Garden (Image: 57 Festivals)

Cass added: "We’ve had two incredibly successful years so far in St Albans, there’s a really big appetite for laughs and good times here.

"The St Albans audiences are always really up for it, and the previous years’ shows have been a riot!

"We feel really established now, our audience know they’re guaranteed an incredible set of comedians with each show, plus the added festival fun of great bars and street food.

"Often people buy tickets to see one act they love and are introduced to more incredible comedians while with us, this festival really is the ultimate showcase to catch the best stand-up comics of the moment."

This year's event is partnered with online new and used car marketplace heycar.

Tickets cost £25. For more details and to buy tickets visit https://www.stalbanscomedygarden.co.uk/.