‘Herd’ the one about the comedy fest?

That Silky Pair
That Silky Pair

Ian Dury once sang about Reasons to be Cheerful, and this weekend in Milton Keynes there will be more than one, two, three of ‘em.

The Comedy Cow is making a moo-ve to The Westbury Arts Centre tomorrow, for a full weekend of one-liners and stories that will tickle plenty more than just your funny bone...trust us!

The centre is more familiar with artists making brush strokes, but this weekend, Westbury will be a comedy mecca, with four rooms offering the funny stuff.

The Cow has booked Richard Herring to raise the smiles at tomorrow’s launch, so that’ll be a job well done.

Herring made a splash (see what we did there?) as one half of Lee and Herring, but since the start of the new millennium, he has walked his own comedy path.

The British Theatre Guide has declared him ‘One of the leading masters of modern British comedy.’

At the last count, it was practically sold-out, but check in for any returns.

Saturday and Sunday will be delivering the gags all day long, with full packages of funny business between 2.30pm and 11.30pm.

Saturday’s headliner is The Boy with Tape on His Face. He has visited these parts before, and even performed for Her Maj as part of the Royal Variety Performance.

But before you get stuck in (or should that be taped up?) with him, a whole host of comedians will take to the mics.

Alfie Moore, Twisted Loaf, Jim Smallman, Jess Robinson, Bob Mills, Omar Hamdi, Sooz Kempner, Tom Deacon, Bob Slayer and Goodbear will all take their turn in the spotlight .

Sunday is brimming over too, and not just because of the Concrete Cow Brewery, who will be serving up the cold stuff all weekend long.

If a picture speaks a thousand words, check out the one of Rayguns Look Real Enough on the front of this GO! section.

They will bring the festival to a conclusion after Mock the Week regular Gary Delaney, Ian D Montfort, Martin Mor, Holly Burn, Rhys James, Stephen Bailey, That Pair, Chris Martin, Phil Nicol, Keith Farnan, Fern Brady and Aaron Twitchen have all seen the funny side, and shared it.

Tickets are an absolute steal at just £12.50 per day,

Visit www.mkcomedyfest.co.uk to book.