Some of the highlights are:
Tom Wrigglesworth – Memorial Hall – 4th October
Since then, the lanky Yorkshireman has taken UK circuit by storm, wooing audiences far and wide with his inspired, distinctive style and assured delivery. An articulate and natural raconteur, he possesses an innate ability to riff with an audience like they are old friends. With a winning combination of an impossibly likeable persona and a catalogue of first class material, his set is littered with stylish one-liners and twisted tales which reveal an inherently dark humour.
Marcus Birdman: Love, life and death – Greystones – 5th October
This son of a preacher man, father of a daughter, atheist and dreamer, wonders, where’s God when you actually need him?
Chris Ramsey – Memorial Hall – 10th October
As seen on Celebrity Juice, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Russell Howard’s Good News, Argumental and soon to be playing the lead role in brand new BBC Two sitcom ‘Hebburn’, Foster’s Comedy Award Nominee, Chris Ramsey, brings his hugely anticipated new show to the festival.
Mark Thomas: Brave Figaro – Lyceum – 10th October
First commissioned by the Royal Opera house Bravo Figaro is the true tale of a self-employed builder’s love of opera, degenerative illness and how to put opera on in a bungalow in Bournemouth.
The Boy with the Tape on his Face: More Tape – Lyceum – 11th October
Mime with noise. Stand-up with no talking – drama with no acting. This boy has to be seen to be believed.
Alan Davies – City Hall – 13th October
After more than a decade since his last stand-up show and following a hugely successful tour of Australia in 2011, Alan Davies, the much-loved star of iconic television series such as Jonathan Creek and QI, makes a long-awaited return to live stand-up.
Andrew Bird: Global Village Fete – Lescar – 18th October
Following last years sold out Edinburgh Festival Andrew returns with a new show to lift the gloom of the modern world with the delightful madness of the village. This time it is global. There will be a raffle.
Isy Suttie: Pearl and Dave – Lescar – 19th October
A story of internet romance and of Isy’s real search for love, which flits between stand-up, music and character comedy. Isy is probably best known for the character s Dobby in Peep Show.