GET ready for even more laughs when Colchester’s comedy festival returns.

Following the success of the inaugural event, details of this year’s giggle fest were unveiled last night at a special launch.

Once again, Colchester Arts Centre will lead the way with a number of big names.

It starts with Lee Nelson on June 19, continuing with Arthur Smith on June 21 and Robin Ince on June 25.

The Mercury Theatre has increased its involvement with the festival by hosting two big comedy hitters – Miles Jupp on June 29 and, before that, Rich Hall on June 22.

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