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Famous faces come to Kendal for a laugh

Omid Djalili will be among those performing Credit: Brewery Arts Centre

There'll be a few famous faces in Kendal this week as the fourth Freerange Comedy Festival kicks off.

The event, organised by the Brewery Arts Centre, is a boost to the local economy out of the tourist season.

Many shows take place on rambles around the Lake District.

Omid Djalili, Paul Chowdhry, Lucy Porter and Arthur Smith are some of the biggest names coming to the Cumbrian market town.

FULL REPORT: Comedy walk with serious side

A group of comedians have begun walking Hadrian's Wall to raise money for charity. The group are performing gigs en route to raise cash and awareness of ovarian cancer. One of the comics, Matthew Fong from Doncaster, lost his Mum to the disease two years ago.

Hannah McNulty spoke to them as they set off on their walk from Port Carlisle on the Solway Firth in Cumbria.


Have you heard the one about funny men on Hadrian's Wall?

They began their giggle in Port Carlisle this morning Credit: ITV Border

A group of comedians have begun walking the Hadrian's Wall route to raise money for charity.

Organised by Nick Banks from Hartlepool, the group set off from Port Carlisle on Friday morning.

They're performing free gigs along the way with the audience asked to donate money at the end.

One of the comedians, Matthew Fong, lost his mother to ovarian cancer two years ago, and money is being raised for the charity Ovacome.