Ben Van Der Velde,, pictured, and Mark Maier are the two acts to catch at the first Lastminute Comedy Club presentation of the new year on Friday night.

They’ll be aiming to lift the post-Christmas gloom at Hitchin’s Woodside Hall with resident host Paul B. Edwards adding to the January jollity.

Doors open at the Walsworth Road venue at 7.30pm with the show starting an hour later.

Tickets are £10 on the door (£8 members) or get yours in advance, and £1 cheaper, from Hitchin Initiative in Churchyard or by calling 01462 453335.

Click here to find out more about what’s in store at the club’s regular comedy nights.