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|Ten Days To Shake the World With Laughter|
- Soho Theatre takes centre stage for the London Comedy Festival
THE LONDON COMEDY FESTIVAL kicks off today, beginning 10 days of events across London.
Organisers have beefed up the festival this year and created what they call a 'comedy hub' at the Soho Theatre to give the event some kind of focus. One of the theatre's most interesting nights in the festival comes this Sunday,
the 16th of May, when over 100 newcomers try their luck in front of an audience.
Cartoons are heavily featured this year - like last time around Trafalgar Square and Canary Wharf will see huge cartoon displays but there will also be a series of competition winners' cartoons posted on Underground and DLR trains and the Trocadero.
Other highlights include Spikefest UK, Lewisham's own contribution to comedy in the form of a tribute to the legendary Spike Milligan, classic comedy films showing at UGC cinemas and a link up with Borders bookshops to promote comedy writing.