Laughter is sometimes said to be best medicine, and now a comedy night is being planned to help a north Norfolk hospital.

The writer of some of Britain's much loved sitcoms is coming to Norwich to perform his comedy show about living with Parkinson's.

From Jason Manford to Karl Minns, here are nine big name comedy acts heading to Norfolk in 2019 which still have tickets available.

It's unlikely that the name Philip Hollobone will ever elicit such a large cheer as the one it received at the opening of the second half of Ivo Graham's Norwich gig.

American comic Omid Singh will be topping a bill that also includes some of the UK's fast rising talents at the latest comedy night in Diss.

Comedian Ivo Graham will bring his tour to Norwich in a few days time.

Critically acclaimed comedian Nish Kumar brought his It's In Your Nature To Destroy Yourselves tour to an almost sold out Norwich Theatre Royal last night.

Brian Blessed came to the Theatre Royal in Norwich last night to tell stories and anecdotes about his life with his booming voice.

Paul Merton has been at the forefront of the UK improvisation scene across four decades.

A stand-up comedian famous for his appearances on TV shows including 8 out of 10 Cats and The One Show will perform this summer at a Norfolk resort.

Having to make up comedy on the hoof is no laughing matter.

As part of our celebration of Norfolk-based television comedy creation Alan Partridge, David Powles pens him a letter to claiming to be his number one fan.

A slice of the lighter side of life will be on the menu at Bawdeswell village hall, near Dereham, on March 22, when poet, playwright and broadcaster Ian McMillan teams up with musician and composer Luke Carver Goss to present an evening of songs, stories and comedy.

"It's not a set up," comedian Stephen K Amos promised as he picked out local funny man Josh Ryan in the audience at his Norwich Playhouse Bouquets and Brickbats gig on Monday night.

Comedian and panel show favourite Stephen K Amos explains what makes a good comedian and why you should never stand on stage with secrets as his latest show Bouquets and Brickbats comes to the Norwich Playhouse.

Ed Gamble brought his Blizzard tour to Norwich last night which was the first of two dates to take place at the Playhouse.

I've been lucky enough to enjoy hundreds of music gigs at the Nick Raynes LCR over the years. So many good bands and DJs. So it was weird to enter the main hall for the first time ever in normal lighting with seats arranged in front of the stage.

Death, bullying, abuse, depression - if it doesn't sound like a laugh-a-minute, it's because you've not seen Karl Minns' newest, painfully funny one-man show about a life often full of pain.

Despite the draw, or should I say, win of a Norwich City game, a packed Playhouse came to enjoy good-ol-boy-dun-good Karl Minns with all the brilliantly funny voices, silly wigs, costumes and daft old songs, right?

An acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe comedian will be making an appearance in Norwich.

Jason Manford brought his Muddle Class tour to Norwich Theatre Royal last night. The show was the first of two taking place at the theatre with the second performance taking place tonight.

Christmas and New Year are memories but January blues need not kick in - even if it is claimed to be the most depressing month of the year.

Jonny Woo's All Star Brexit Cabaret is coming to the Playhouse in Norwich this weekend.

Due to high demand, Nish Kumar has extended his It's In Your Nature To Destroy Yourselves tour into 2019 which will include a show at Norwich Theatre Royal.

Small in stature but big in laughs, Tanyalee Davis will be the star at a new comedy night coming to Great Yarmouth.

Stand-up comedian Eddie Izzard is one of three top comedy names coming to the city in 2019.

Comedian Arthur Smith will be cracking jokes in North Walsham as part of a Christmas fundraiser organised by the Labour Party.

He may be best known as 'The Sinnerman' from ITV's The Chase, but Paul Sinha has spent much longer cracking jokes as a stand-up comic than he was wowing viewers of the daytime quiz show with his astonishing general knowledge.

They have appeared on TV, performed alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Al Murray and Harry Hill and are 11 time sell-out Edinburgh Fringe veterans, and now unstoppable improv comedy ensemble The Noise Next Door are heading to Diss.

Political cartoonist and renowned cynic Martin Rowson is best known for his work caricaturing the great and the good for the Guardian, for which he has drawn cartoons for the past 25 years. His books include graphic adaptations of The Waste Land, Tristram Shandy and Gulliver's Travels

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