Lancaster Grand comedy week with Dave Spikey and Rory McGrath

Rory McGrath and Philip Pope.
Rory McGrath and Philip Pope.

Dave Spikey and Rory McGrath are among the big names appearing at this year’s Lancaster Grand

comedy festival.

The former Phoenix Nights star kicks off the venue’s laughathon this Friday (November 7) with his show ‘Punchlines’.

Starting at 7.30pm, Spikey’s show will turn the concept of joke punchlines on its head.

Spikey is best known for collaborating with Peter Kay on Channel 4 series That Peter Kay Thing and Phoenix Nights as Jerry St Clair.

Tickets cost £18.50 and £17.50 concessions.

TV star Rory McGrath joins Philip Pope for an evening of comedy and music this Saturday (November 8) from 7.30pm.

‘A Bridge Over Troubled Lager – Volume 2’ is a hilarious musical show, hot from the Edinburgh Festival, combining Rory’s witty and often filthy lyrics with Philip’s more mature music.

Tickets cost £16.

Sunday night at the Grand sees the arrival of ‘Music Hall Tavern’, a show which always proves a big hit with holidaymakers in the Canary Islands thanks to drag artistes, side splitting comedy and cast of unique characters.

It also starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £20 (£18 concessions). Also coming to the Grand in November are funny man Marcus Brigstocke (November 12) and the return of the Pub Landlord, Al Murray (November 14). For tickets please call 01524 64695 or visit the Grand box office on St Leonardgate, Lancaster, during opening hours, or visit