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May 1, 2013 Laughing Horse Newsletter
A Tale of Two CIties
There’s a lot going on in two cities this month for Laughing Horse, and those cities are London and Brighton.

First off in London, we have…. The semi-finals of our Laughing Horse New Act of the Year Competition and then the grand final

All of the semi-final shows happen at the Dogstar, in Brixton and feature 14 performers in each show that have made it through from over 1,200 who entered the competition. The performers have made it through a heat and a quarter-final to get this far, so each line-up is guaranteed to be a great show!

There are six semi-finals (we like to be different, four is too normal), the first one being last night (sorry you missed it, but fab act Richard Stainbank was the first act to win a place in the final) – and the rest are happening tonight, tomorrow and next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Check them out – they will all be great shows and a great value mid-week night out. The calibre of new performers this year has been amazing. Tickets are £7.50 on the door (concessions £6.50) – but you can buy them online in advance £1 cheaper. Click here for all of the details and to book tickets – come along and you can claim to have help find the next Russell Kane, Jack Whitehall, Rhod Gilbert or Greg Davies – all discovered in previous years of this competition!

The Final of the competition is held at the Highlight venue in Camden – this is on Sunday the 26th of May, and features compere Imran Yusuf introducing the 13 finalists, in what is one of the best comedy nights of the year in London. The show usually sells out before the night so it is well worth booking your tickets early - Click Here (and as it’s a bank holiday weekend, what better excuse for a Sunday night out!)

And in Brighton it’s… The Brighton Fringe

Starting this Saturday, May 4th, the Laughing Horse programme for the Brighton Fringe kicks off, with over 400 performances of more than 100 shows at our four Brighton venues!

Most of you will be familiar with the Quadrant and our regular Saturday shows there – these top-notch comedy club shows will run throughout May, every night except Monday and Tuesdays…. And these are joined by a host of other shows, much more comedy, kids show, theatre, cabaret, magic… and much more!

Once more we are also expanding into the Temple, The Caroline of Brunswick and the Hobgoblin, to offer the biggest selection of Brighton Fringe shows that any single promoter has to offer.

And the best bit?... A large proportion of our programme is free! So you can check out lots of shows for nothing! (Though, like busking if you like it the performers will ask for a donation at the end). We also have shows that are ticketed, but even they cost a maximum of £6. (Well, except Phil Kay, but he’s worth the extra!). So this is a great excuse for Brighton residents to get out and see loads of shows, and those of you who live in London to have an excuse to get on the train down to Brighton in May!

It’s so big we have a separate website for it.. Click Here for all of the details.
We look forward to seeing you again over May!

Alex, Lewis and the Laughing Horse Team
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