Count Arthur Strong, the comedy character of Steve Delaney, prone to delusions of grandeur, selective memory loss and the blurting out of malapropisms is back on TV screens and in Norwich with his latest tour.

Comedy is Milton Jones’ escape from normality. He talks more about stage Milton and real-life Milton, plus his latest show.

Comedian Omid Djalili is bringing his latest show to the region as part of a huge 110-date tour. He talks about rubbing shoulders in Hollywood, finding laughs in the Chilcot report and why he doesn’t mind being called a schmuck.

Russell Kane and Mark Watson are among the big comedy names that have been announced for the this years Laugh In The Park Festival.

The Teeside funnyman tells the story of his 1980s youth, the decade of pop hits but also when his family arrived in the UK escaping from the Iran war.

Shappi Khorsandi is celebrating the 40th anniversary of her arrival in Britain - and as part of her celebrations, she’s coming to Norfolk.

Comedian, writer, broadcaster and former UEA student Arthur Smith was one the first alternative comedians before becoming one of the Grumpy Old Men. Now he is heading back to Norwich.

Aussie Brendon Burns comes to the unusual venue of Thrigby Wildlife Gardens, Acaster returns to complete his “Trelogy” of award-winning stand up shows, plus Terry Alderton, Paul Eastwood and Arthur Smith.

What makes Stewart Lee so unashamedly funny is how he gets under the skin of his audience. So he began his show, Content Provider, by telling us how much he hated King’s Lynn.

Acerbic, dark, leftfield and meandering, Stewart Lee brings his latest stand-up odyssey, the Mock The Week regular offers a joke-fuelled rallying cry for a better Britain, plus Jonny & the Baptists and Terry Alderton.

The Sheffield perpetually hopeful music wannabe brings his trusty Yamaha keyboard and latest show My Last Will and Tasty Mint, the straight-talking comedian tackles mindfulness, plus Tom Stade, Rob Beckett and Simon Munnery.

You would be stretching things rather a lot to say David O’Doherty cuts an imposing figure. In baseball cap and jacket and carrying a battery-powered keyboard, he almost sneaks on to the stage at the start of his three-night residency at Norwich Playhouse.

British comedian Simon Amstell has announced a new UK tour in late 2017, which includes a date at the Norwich Playhouse.

The prankster will be finding laughs in the serious business of mocking everyone from the X-Factor to Trump, while Mark Thomas goes back to his comedy roots.

Richard Gadd’s award-winning genre-busting performance Monkey See Monkey Do sees him explore what it means to be a man via treadmills and gorilla costumes.

The Radio 4 regular tackles why nothing is every straightforward, Walsh looks at the absurdity in everything, and there is a Hate N’ Live comedy-face-off.

The controversial comic, known for tackling taboos and poking fun at politicians will be heading back to Norwich Theatre Royal this summer.

The comedian is marking four turbulent decades with a heartfelt and hilarious autobiographical reflection on his showbiz career in King’s Lynn and Cromer.

Alan Partridge has been named as the favourite male comedy character of British comedians, while the moment the DJ met his biggest fan in I’m Alan Partridge has been chosen as their favourite scene.

New Year and lots of new comedy shows are heading our way to make 2017 a lot funnier than 2016.

Where to unwrap some Christmas laughter with a series of special festive comedy nights in Norfolk and Suffolk this week.

Self-effacing, but super-friendly comedy with Susan Calman, Paul Foot brings his new show and Russell Kane tackles ageing in four comedy nights not to miss.

Award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili will be bringing his new show to several locations across Norfolk in April 2017.

In the aftermath of the American elections wonderfully acerbic American-born comedian Rich Hall returns to Norwich and he will be bringing his grouchy, deadpan style and rapid-fire wit to his latest musical Hoedown. He tells JAMES RAMPTON more.

Jimmy Carr and Hal Cruttenden bring their latest shows and a host of faboutires and upcoming talent feature in comedy nights. SIMON PARKIN picks what not to miss this week.

Playing with your smartphone during a live comedy gig is usually considered as bad manners and could even make you the butt of the joke.

For the last 20 years they have been a Norwich institution, causing audiences to roll in the aisles with laughter.

From open air concerts celebrating the best of the 80s, to new renditions of Shakespeare’s classics, there’s a variety of outdoor events taking place across the county this summer.

Looking for something to do this evening? Here’s a quick guide to some of the events taking place in the fine city, including a chance to meet two reality TV stars and a look at what’s opening in cinemas.

Norfolk life just got even funnier.

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