Lee Nelson - aka world famous prankster Simon Brodkin - has stolen the spotlight from Kanye West and British Prime Minister Theresa May among others. The only stage he’s invading this time is his own with new stand-up tour Serious Joker.

One of the fastest thinking comics around, Jason Byrne is revealing the method behind his madness with new show The Man With Three Brains.

From rude puppets to turning audience members into real life face-mask wearing puppets, Nina Conti has been busy reinventing the old art of ventriloquist. As she returns with her successful show In Your Face, she tells us more.

Sofie Hagen’s back and she’s angry. Perhaps for the very first time.

Many of today’s top comedians appeared at the Red Card Comedy Club on the road to stardom. As the Norwich club celebrates its 15th anniversary this week, arts correspondent Emma Knights looks at 10 stars who have graced its stage.

For 15 years Red Card Comedy Club has been making people laugh in Norwich. Arts correspondent Emma Knights speaks to the club’s co-founders Derek Robertson and Andrew Bunn

A geeky songstress, a stand-up mathematician and experiments maestro make up Festival of the Spoken Nerd, a trio who find the funny side of science. As they bring their latest show, You Can’t Polish A Nerd, to Norwich Science Festival, we find out more.

Phill Jupitus, who attended Woolverstone Hall School, in Suffolk, as a youngster, has trod many paths during his career. New tour Juplicity sees him return to his poetry and stand-up roots.

Norwich theatres have joined comedians in paying tribute to Irish stand-up star Sean Hughes who has died aged 51.

Rude, crude and laugh-out loud good, two Norfolk comedy legends made a welcome return to the Norwich Theatre Royal Stage.

Both witty and wise, Simon Amstell’s What Is This?, performed at The Playhouse, Norwich, on Saturday, October 14.

The Irish comic is known as one of the fastest thinking stand-ups around in manics shows that mix improv, props, lightening quick wit and audience interaction. As he bring his latest show The Man With Three Brains, he will be attempting not only trip himself up.

Comedian Daniel Sloss doesn’t think he’s a sociopath, but he’s called one a lot. Latest show NOW is basically him asking if people are right.

Nobody could’ve predicted the events of 2016. Who knows what’s still to come. Comedian and activist Mark Thomas aims to find out and maybe make a few quid on the side with his latest show.

The poet, comedian and singer will bring his unique mix spoken word and chaotic comedy to Norwich Arts Centre with trademark whimsical musings on subjects including his love of the humble potato.

Budding comedians will have a chance to flex their funny bones, at a showcase for new writers and performers being held at Sheringham Little Theatre on October 13.

Is life that bad or have we good reason to complain about it? Comedian turned chainsaw-wielding outdoors man Ed Byrne thinks we’ve all become spoiled rotten. But his new show finds the funny side.

Jeremy Hardy makes for entertaining and acerbic company. The comedian possesses an appealingly downbeat attitude. For example, he has no time for “this awful vogue for false cheeriness in comedians”.

Principles of Deception promises a mixture of awe-inspiring magic and off-beat comedy from the TV star who tells us why magic continues to fascinate, why humour is magic and his sleight of hand comedy heroes.

Gag master Russell Kane is bringing stand-up comedy to St George’s Theatre at Great Yarmouth in October.

Barry Cryer has written jokes for a who’s who of comedy greats but he is also a performer. This weekend he is back at Norwich Playhouse with partner at the piano Colin Sell.

Comedian Joe Pasquale returns to the region over the next few weeks. He took time out from his latest tour, The Devil in Disguise, to chat.

Comedy duo, The Nimmo Twins have announced they will be doing two extra shows in Norwich.

Saturday’s Laugh in the Park was the perfect antidote to a rainy evening and I was certainly surprised at just how brilliant the line-up was considering I hadn’t seen any of the acts perform before.

Yet another successful Laugh In The Park came to typically hilarious end thanks to a highly-enjoyable 45 minute set by the energetic Russell Kane on Sunday night.

The lights went off half way through Mark Watson’s closing set at Laugh In The Park in Norwich’s Chapelfield Gardens on Friday night, but you could still the twinkle in his eye.

A proud member of the middle class elite, Hal Cruttenden is also a very funny, and very likeable comedian, and his set rounded off a great first night for the Chapelfield Park based comedy festival.

Ireland’s top comedy hip-hop improv team — OK, maybe Ireland’s only comedy hip-hop improv team — Abandoman will be mixing beats, rhymes and laughs at Norwich’s comedy festival.

The comedy festival returns to Chapelfield Gardens for four nights of stand-up featuring big names, old favourites and upcoming stars. Prepare to split your sides.

Heartfelt and hilarious, punchy and political, the stand-up who is a familiar face from Mock the Week and 8 out of 10 Cats will be shooting from the lip at she takes to the mic at the Norwich comedy festival.

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