Laughter connects you with people. It’s almost impossible to maintain any kind of distance or any sense of social hierarchy when you’re just howling with laughter. Laughter is a force for democracy. John Cleese. Hear! Hear! Comedy in all its guises, from improv to ventriloquists, impersonators to magicians, must be one of the finest art forms for a guaranteed feel-good factor. The icing on the cake? You don’t need to travel far to find a great comedy night locally.