A laugh a minute in Milton Keynes

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Well, we don’t know about you, but we could really use a laugh at the moment.

Luckily, Milton Keynes has giggle-bringers busting out all over this weekend, and into the new week, then.

Things start off on Friday night at The Woughton Centre with The Comedy Club in situ.

The host comedian will be a familiar face to a great many of you too, as he has enjoyed lead roles in Hollyoaks and Casualty.

But James Redmond, who is currently filming for a new part in Emmerdale, is a dry, slick and subtle stand-up to boot, as those of you taking tickets for tomorrow’s bash will soon find out.

And those of you making the effort to attend will also be able to enjoy David Whitney. Not sure why we are telling you this, but apparently the accomplished bagpiper to boot also played at Gwen Stefani’s wedding...

Headlining the show is Martin Coyote.

This funny fella is a key writer, and his credits include Bring Me The Head of Light Entertainment and Loose Talk.

Tickets are £12, falling to £10 for those ‘in the club’, and doors open at 7pm with the show breaking loose from 8.30pm.

To book call MK 660392.

>On Sunday evening, That Time of the Month Comedy Club welcomes back Mr Tony Law to Newport Pagnell.

“...and when Tony comes to town, things get a bit hectic!” promise organisers.

The triple Chortle Award winner who you might well have caught cracking out the funnies on shows including Never Mind The Buzzcocks and 8 Out of Ten Cats will be delivering a set of all new material for you too.

Sweet.

‘Law’s genius for the random makes Salvador Dali look about as abstract as Constable,’ reckon Metro, while The Telegraph say he is ‘Clever and blithely zany.’

Tickets are a fiver if you book on-line via www.wegottickets.coevent/265058, or seven quid if you shell out on the doors at The Cannon on the night.

>We stay with Newport Pagnell for Monday’s Jam comedy affair, taking place at Robinson’s Wine Bar in St John’s Street.

Acts so far booked for this bash are Katie Field, Claire from Clacton, Sonia Aste, Mike Lord and Rev King.

There will be a window of opportunity for those of you who fancy having a go on the night too, with a couple of five minute spots for the taking.

“It’s a great platform for new acts to gain stage time mixed in with pro comedians performing new material,” says organiser Joe Seville.

Entry is free, and there are two for one deals on meals too.