FOR those who fancy a laugh there is only one place to be in Braintree this summer.

Braintree Comedy Festival returns from Wednesday, July 26, with the first in a series of Edinburgh Festival preview shows at the Bocking Arts Theatre. First up are Tom Ward and Larry Dean.

Mock the Week’s Rhys James is performing on Thursday, Jul 27, with Darren Harriott.

Friday, July 28, sees Edd Hedges take to the stage to perform his Wonderland show, supported by David Trent.

Award-winner Leo Kearse and Darius Davies will wow crowds on the Saturday, July 29.

Last but not least are Dane Baptiste with his show G.O.D (Gold. Oil. Money) and Patrick Monahan’s 90’s Rewind Selector on Sunday, July 30.

Tickets start from just £5. Visit