THE Comedy Club, which launched the careers of Michael McIntyre and Jimmy Carr, is to make its St Albans début.

To celebrate its inaugural night in the city, three rising stand-up stars - John Ryan, Dougie Dunlop and Colin Cole - will take to the stage at Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre.

Westminster Lodge, Holywell Hill, St Albans, Thursday, October 1, doors open at 6.30pm and the first act starts at 8.30pm. Details: 01727 736080,