Why not visit Sussex for a laugh? I'm serious. If I managed to secure last-minute tickets to see Richard Herring at the Connaught Theatre in Worthing I would be extremely happy, and if I'd booked a holiday cottage in Sussex for that week and had thought ahead to book tickets at the same time, I'd be even happier.
But there’s plenty more comedy action in Sussex this month too. We really do have some terrific venues, of all sizes, from theatre studios and quirky clubs to Brighton's prestigious Pavilion Theatre.
East Grinstead's Chequer Mead has live comedy with Andy Askins, Imran Yusuf and Markus Birdman, then it's back to Worthing for Matt's Comedy Club in the Connaught studio, featuring John Archer. And the big names just keep on coming to Sussex: The Hawth in Crawley has Rob Brydon's 'I Am Standing Up' show, Iain Stirling and - OK this one's in May, but I can't wait - Reginald D Hunter lined up; while Shappi Khorsandi will be at Shoreham's harbourside Ropetackle Centre - a perfect evening out and perhaps with easy access from your seaside holiday apartment!
Arundel's atmospheric Jailhouse venue features comedy on every last Friday of the month - and why not take in its Ghost Experience while you're there? - then right at the end of March Sean Lock plays Brighton Dome for two nights.
Somehow I expect to see big names coming to Brighton venues, and of course they do, especially around Brighton Festival time, but let's hear it for the smaller venues and regional theatres, where as this year goes on you could see comedians like Rich Hall and Milton Jones - he of the endless stream of gags - at The Hawth; Andy Hamilton, Sarah Pascoe or Susan Calman at The Connaught; as well as some Edinburgh Festival previews and more entertainers than I could mention here.
So when you book your Sussex holiday cottage,
do check out the theatres and other venues for what's on. Planning an evening out never looked so good!