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Comedians appearing at Kidderminster hotel

Three stand-up comedians will be launching a new entertainments programme at a top Kidderminster hotel.
New owners Helena and Andy Hogarth, who took over the Hogarths Stone Manor Hotel & Restaurant in Stone in February, are aiming to host events which attract new visitors to the area.
Comedian and actor Justin Moorhouse is headlining the first comedy night alongside Paul Kerensa and Tony Vino on Saturday, May 9 at 7pm.

Justin is a regular panellist on Mock the Week, 8 out of 10 cats and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and has appeared in Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights and Ken Loach’s film Looking for Eric which starred Eric Cantona.

He is currently the drivetime presenter on Manchester’s Sony Award-winning radio station Key 103 and is regularly invited on Radio 5 Live’s Fighting Talk programme.

He will be joined at Hogarths Stone Manor Hotel & Restaurant next month by Paul Kerensa, who recently won the Gong Show at the Comedy Store which is a comedy survival show that includes Ben Elton and Rik Mayall among its former winners.

The confident, unconfrontational comedian has written for popular BBC sitcoms Miranda and Not Going Out, and is the author of the book 'So A Comedian Walks Into A Church'.

Completing the line-up is comedy compere Tony Vino, who has toured the UK since 2005 and was a finalist in the 2006 Funny Bones competition.

Steven Quick, of Hogarths Stone Manor Hotel & Restaurant, said hosting entertainment nights was part of Hogarths’ commitment to attracting more visitors to Kidderminster.

“We are a privately owned hotel and since the new owners took over earlier this year, we have been working really hard to get the town back on the map and attract new customers to the area,” he said.

“Helena and Andy are really committed to making Kidderminster a key destination in which to stay and we have now planned a number of events for the rest of the year.

“We have started the ball rolling by bringing three comedians to the town to entertain residents and attract new visitors.

“We hope that this first event will be such a success that by the end of the year we can put on a Mini Kidderminster Fringe Festival at the hotel.

“And who knows over the next few years we may be able to grow this and take it to other venues around Kidderminster.”

Tickets, costing £24.95 which includes a two-course meal and a disco following the comedians.

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