Nic Wright

Russell Howard to headline Latitude Festival

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The first acts for Latitude Festival’s comedy programme has been announced.

The Suffolk festival, which takes place at Henham Park between 14-17 July 2016, will once again welcome a huge roster of comedy performers across several spaces.

Russell Howard is the first headliner announced today, with other notable names including Paul Merton and Al Murray.

The majority of the festival’s comedy performances will take place in its dedicated comedy tent, with sets also taking place in the smaller theatre and cabaret tents.

Latitude’s Curator of the Arts, Tania Harrison says: “Latitude has always prided itself on the breadth of our line ups and this year is very exciting.

“In the Comedy and Cabaret Arenas you’ll find newcomers, rising stars and international acts.

“We have comedy in all its guises, including the first of our announced headliners; Russell Howard, who we’re delighted is headlining on Friday.

“Russell is joined on the bill by some of the most brilliant UK and US comics, including Josh Widdicombe, Reggie Watts and Bridget Everett.

“We’re also presenting some of the most vibrant cabaret, from Duckie and The Glory.

“There’s a home for every kind of comic and comedy fan at Latitude this year.”

The comedy lineup confirmed today is as follows:

Russell Howard, Josh Widdicombe, Paul Merton and Chums, Al Murray, David O’Doherty, Mark Watson, Sara Pascoe, Hal Cruttenden, Simon Evans, Joel Dommet, Max And Ivan, Marcel Lucont, Cardinal Burns, Nick Helm, Joe Lycett, Pappy’s, Mark Steel, Sam Simmons, Kerry Godliman, The Horne Section, Daniel Sloss, James Acaster, Nish Kumar, Jamie Demetriou, Ellie White and Special Guests, Ivo Graham, Felicity Ward, Al Porter, Rhys James, Kiri Pritchard-Mclean, David Morgan, Iain Stirling, Phil Wang, David Elms, Comedian’s Cinema Club, Bobby Mair, Kieran Hodgson, Richard Gadd, Lazy Susan, Massive Dad, Gein’s Family Gift Shop, Sean Mcloughlin, Spencer Jones, Gabriel Bisset-Smith, Daphne, Grainne Maguire, Stuart Goldsmith, Robert Cawsey, Pierre Novellie, Beth Vyse, Lolly Adefope, Tez Ilyas, Goose, Tom Lucy, Fin Taylor, Jordan Brookes, Kae Kurd, Mo Gilligan, Sophie Willan, Eshaan Akbar, Funmbi Omotayo, Elf Lyons, Twayna Mayne, Katia Kvinge, Brennan Reece, Lauren Pattison, Rose Matafeo, Danny O’Brien, Kate Lucas, Emma Sidi, Eleanor Tiernan and Chortle Student Comedy Awards.

Latitude, now in its 11th year, made its initial comedy announcement earlier this month.

Tickets for the festival are available now.