TOP Canadian comedian Tom Stade will star in a weekend of laughs in Cradley Heath.

The Hollybush pub is holding its Bush-fest comedy weekend from today (Thursday July 18) till Sunday (July 21).

More than 60 comics, including professionals, semi-professionals and novices are taking part in the seventh annual Bush-fest at the Holly Bush arts venue.

The curtain will rise on the four day event at 8pm continuing on Friday from 8pm and Saturday and Sunday from 3pm. Tom Stade will appear at 4pm on the Sunday.

The sponsor Blue Giraffe Comedy is providing the headline New Zealand act Sully O’Sullivan at 8pm on Saturday.

The event is a celebration of the open mic comedy night that has run from the venue every Thursday since 2006.

Admission to the Newtown Lane venue is free with the option to donate to the performer at the end of each show.