THE Freerange comedy festival returns to the Brewery Arts Centre next week for its seventh year, but with one notable addition.

Festival regular Bob Slayer will once again be in attendance, but this time he'll be pulling up in his Blundabus.

From Thursday May 18 to Saturday 20, the stand-up will be entertaining visitors aboard his big red bus, and welcoming some of his fellow guests to take a ride.

The award-winning pop-up comedy venue and bar on a converted double-decker bus is a 45-capacity mini theatre on the top deck.

The Blundabus has appeared all around the UK and even Norway and Ireland is booked in.

Previous acts to have climbed aboard include Stewart Lee, Phil Kay, Paul Foot and Bobby Mair, while festivals it has visited include Edinburgh Fringe, Leicester Comedy Festival, Glasgow Comedy Festival, Nottingham Comedy Festival, Bergen Humorfest, and Stavanger Comedy Festival.

Bob Slayer is an award-winning comedian, storyteller and maverick promoter, who started life as a jockey but multiple injuries and increasing weight caused him to retire from the saddle.

In 2008, he first appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe and has been back every year since then. He has toured the world performing in comedy clubs, festivals, and breweries, but he's living out his childhood dream as a bus driver.

On both the evenings of Thursday 18 and Saturday 20, he will be taking the unusual step of playing board games with his audience in Comedyopoly. Led by Bob, the more involved the audience is in the games, the more fun they will have.

He also goes into storytelling mode on all three nights, performing Nevermind The Busstops - where anything can happen, including impromptu piano sing-alongs. On Friday night, Freerange headliner Tony Law will be dropping by to join him for an evening of off-the-wall stories.

Friday's schedule also sees talented young comic Ed Night present his Anthem for Doomed Youth show, which saw him nominated for Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year earlier this year, and Lucy Hopkins brings her latest show, Powerful Women Are About.

Saturday 20 rounds out with perhaps the most-anticipated guest of the Blundabus' visit, as former YouTube star and all-round troublemaker Devvo comes out of retirement for one night only.

The full details of all the shows are available at