Saturday 30 July will see Funny Way to Be favourites Steve Bugeja and Hayley Ellis return to perform their new Edinburgh Fringe shows in a pre-festival double bill.
The festival was set to feature top TV names such as Chris Ramsey, Jason Manford and Gary Delaney.
Kingsley began traveling to the Edinburgh Fringe from Lands End on 24 March – without using money or public transport – in order to raise money and awareness for homelessness charity Shelter.
Newcastle venue The Bottle Shop Bar and Kitchen will be bringing several top comics to the city centre throughout the year – allowing audiences to enjoy outstanding comedy at a fraction of the price and the travel distance of the festival.
The Best will see Herring, described by GQ as “the best comedian of his generation”, perform popular routines from his last twelve one-man shows.
The show will air on BBC Newcastle every Monday at 5.30pm for 6 weeks. It will also be available on the iPlayer.
The festival’s lineup features a headline show from a top TV comic, eight double-header shows starring fifteen comedy performers, a Hilarity Bites club night, two free shows, a comedy chat show, a kid’s comedy club and a new act competition.
Punch Drunk Comedy club has will welcome Hunter for four gigs in four neighbouring towns, with a portion of the shows’ profits benefiting local charities.