Festival fever starts to take over town

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A COMPETITION to be a stand-up act at a comedy festival has already attracted a number of would-be comics.

Become A Comedian, a course run by Wigginton funnyman Logan Murray as part of the build-up to Tring’s Tringe Festival, was launched last month.

Ben Moorhouse, founder of the town’s Get Stuffed comedy club, said: “We are oversubscribed, which is good, and we have a mix of people from all over the area.”

Sixteen are planned to be chosen for the course and the biggest talents will take part in comedian Arthur Smith’s Evening of Curios.

The festival, which runs from July 1 to 23, already has a host of funny acts lined up as well as a number of shows for children.

From July 8 to 18, youngsters can enjoy Flyaway Katie, Not So Grimm Fairy Tales, Andrew Clover, Brainiacs, shadow puppet show Sticks Stones and Broken Bones and musical The Mole Who Knew It Was None Of His Business.

The Tringe Festival is the final instalment in the town’s fun-packed Tring Summer Festival, which kicks off with Grass Roots’ Spirit of Tring two-day extravaganza on June 3 and 4 before Tring Carnival organised by Tring Together from June 16 to 19.

Find out more by visiting www.tringtogether.org.uk/tringsummerfestival