Comedy fans can see four stand-up acts for the price of one at the launch of a recession-beating new night at Harrow Arts Centre on Sunday.

The first 'Comedy Crunch' monthly show will be headlined by Robin Ince who is known for his innovative show 'The Book Club' at the Edinburgh Festival and regularly tours with Ricky Gervais.

He has also made television appearances on programmes including Mock The Week and featured in an episode of The Office.

Robin says:"I am near the beginning of a 52-date tour and I may well do a few new things.

"I tend to vary the beginning of my act according to what's going on in the world or what's happened to me that week.

"I have some political material - I'm a bit of an old-fashioned lefty - but I also talk about Charles Darwin, evolution and short-sighted African beetles, so it's quite a range of topics."

Second on the bill will be Paul Sinha, who was nominated for the 2006 if.comedy award (formerly the Perrier award) for his show 'Saint or Sinha?'

The night will also feature rising stars Hyde Panaser and Ahir Shah - a student at Preston Manor High School in Wembley who battled to the final of the So You Think You're Funny 2008 competition - and will be compered by comedian Geoff Whiting.

Robin says: "Paul Sinha is fantastic and this line-up is well worth seeing."

Neena Sohal, programme director at Harrow Arts Centre, Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, adds: "We are bringing the best of British comedy to a local audience.

"It's affordable and you can have a great night out without going all the way into London."

* Comedy Crunch is at 7.30pm on Sunday, February 15 at Harrow Arts Centre, Uxbridge Road, Hatch End.

Tickets cost £10 in advance and £12 on the door. Suitable for over-18s only.

To book call 0202 8416 8989 on weekdays between 9am and 5pm or visit