Livingstone’s having a laugh in Croydon: May 17

Having a laugh in Croydon: Ava Vidal

Having a laugh in Croydon: Ava Vidal

It’s a good job Ken Livingstone says he will not seek elected office again, because he would never again be able to refute suggestions that he’s a right comedian after this Friday night in Croydon.

The former Mayor of London – more droll than his successor, and far less of a buffoon – is one of the headline “acts” at a Stand Up for Labour comedy night being staged at Ruskin House on Coombe Road on May 17.

And just to ensure that there are some real laughs to be had, the line-up for the evening also includes Joe Wells, impro from two Comedy Store players, and the biting humour of former London prison warden-turned-TV comedienne Ava Vidal.

Vidal said, “I am honoured to share the stage with Ken Livingstone – London’s original and best Mayor.” And she was not joking. We think.

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