The Cambrian News has teamed up with the organisers of Aberystwyth Comedy Festival to offer five lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the festival showcase on Friday, 1 October.

Over 60 shows are planned in various venues across the town between 1 and 3 October with more acts than ever – from Rhod Gilbert and Kiri Pritchard-McLean to Jessica Fostekew, Rosie Jones and Josh Widdicombe.

The winter comedy festival in Aberystwyth is organised by the same people behind the popular Machynlleth Comedy Festival, which has been running since 2010.

Henry Widdicombe, one of the Aberystwyth and Machynlleth Comedy Festival founders, said: “After cancelling three of our festivals over the last year and a half, we are so pleased to see some of this year’s Aberystwyth shows already selling out.”

Welsh acts performing this year include Rhod Gilbert, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Tudur Owen, Robin Morgan, Priya Hall, Esyllt Sears, Leila Navabi, Carys Eleri, Steffan Alun and Tarot.

Shows will be held in various venues throughout the town from the arts centre, Castle Theatre, Cambria building on the seafront, the Pier, Commodore Cinema and Queen’s Road Bowling Club.

You can find a full schedule on the festival website

Henry continued: “It’s been a difficult time for everyone in the arts and live entertainment industries and we can’t wait to welcome back our audiences – without whom we couldn’t do any of what we do.”

Kiri Pritchard-McLean commented: “Little Wander’s festivals have helped put Wales on the comedy map and I’m delighted that the Aberystwyth Comedy Festival is back this autumn – for the sake of comedians and audiences alike.”

The festival showcase event will be held on Friday, 1 October from 10.30pm in the Commodore Cinema.

Kiri Pritchard-Mclean will host the showcase, which will be a two-hour spectacular packed with as many acts that can be squeezed in.

The Cambrian News has five pairs of tickets to give away.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question: The organisers of Aberystwyth Comedy Festival also run a festival in which other Mid Wales town?

Email your answer along with your name, location and daytime telephone number to [email protected] with the subject Aber Comedy Festival.

Usual Cambrian News competition terms and conditions apply. Editor’s decision is final.

The closing date for entries is Monday, 27 September.­