THE Belle Epoque will hold the first of its monthly comedy nights on Thursday, April 4.

The Knutsford venue has teamed up with LOL Cheshire, already regulars on the comedy circuit in the area, and the first event has already sold out.

LOL Cheshire has held events at Knutsford’s Brook Street Club in the past and told the Guardian it was ‘delighted’ to be bringing its shows to the King Street venue.

The team posed for photographs outside the King Street hotel and brasserie on Monday, donning humorous clown wigs, hats and comic noses as part of the announcement.

The first event will see Gary Delaney headline the acts. Delaney, who has featured on the likes of BBC’s Mock The Week as well as numerous comedy festivals, tied the knot with comic Sarah Millican earlier this year.

Matthew Mooney said: “The Belle Epoque has always been a great venue for entertaining, as well as a venue that very much supports the arts, spanning right from music to comedy.

“We are excited to welcome LOL Cheshire through our doors, along with their impressive line-up of acts, and as always look forward to hosting guests in true Belle Epoque style.”

100 tickets sold out during the short time they were on sale, but further dates have been confirmed as May 8 and June 5, with acts due to be confirmed next week.