Andrew Dipper

Latitude 2015 comedy headliners announced

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Latitude have announced their comedy line-up for the 2015 festival.

Headlining the festival’s 10th year will be Alan Davies, the longstanding QI panellist is well-known for his glorious insight into worldviews. Growing up in the ‘70s, losing his mother as a little boy, the vagaries of Facebook, sex toys and being a father are just some of the subjects he tackles.

Festival organisers have also announced Jon Richardson and Jason Manford will headline the Comedy Arena. Perrier nominated comic Manford won Chortle’s Breakthrough Act in 2006, Latitude’s inaugural year, and has risen to become one of the UK’s biggest TV comics.

Off the back of his hugely successful Channel 4 TV show Catastrophe, Rob Delaney will also appear at the Suffolk setting. Voted the funniest man on Twitter, Latitude welcomes Rob’s hilarious but sometimes dark anecdotes and tales to the festival for the first time.

Australian comedian and television presenter Adam Hills best known for hosting The Last Leg on Channel 4 will bring  his combination of positive uplifting comedy and rampant spontaneity to the Comedy Arena.

Another award-winning comic performing at the festival this year is Jack Dee. Best known for his sarcasm and deadpan humour, he takes a break from being everyone’s favourite grumpster to lend a helping hand to Latitude Festival goers with his side splittingly funny show Help Desk where he will be joined by a panel of star comedians from the festival line up to offer expert advice on the Latitude audience’s problems.

Other acts confirmed for the weekend are Shappi Khorsandi, Sara Pascoe, Daniel Sloss, Dane Baptiste, Liam Williams, Holly Walsh, Joe Lycett, Nina Conti and Matt Richardson.

Tickets for the 2015 festival are on sale now, priced £200.50 including booking fee.