Big name comedians announced for Norwich’s Laugh in the Park

PUBLISHED: 15:54 07 June 2019 | UPDATED: 16:15 11 June 2019

Phill Jupitus

Phill Jupitus


From Phill Jupitus to Lucy Porter, get set for a side-splitting weekend of comedy as Laugh in the Park returns for 2019.

Chris RamseyChris Ramsey

Red Card Comedy Club will once again bring the funny festival to the big top tent in Chapelfield Gardens across four evenings from July 25 to 28.

The gates will open at 6pm each night, with a bar and street food stalls, and the show will start at 8pm with some of the biggest names in comedy taking to the stage.

These are the acts heading to Norwich this summer:

Thursday, July 25

Chris Ramsey

Star of The Chris Ramsey Show on Comedy Central, his high-energy delivery and off-the-cuff style have made Chris a stand-up and TV star.

Andrew Bunn and Derek Robertson, co-founders of Red Card Comedy Club and Laugh in the Park.Andrew Bunn and Derek Robertson, co-founders of Red Card Comedy Club and Laugh in the Park.

The 32-year-old, who hails from South Shields, has also appeared on Virtually Famous, spin-off show I'm A Celebrity: Extra Camp and he is a panel show regular.

Brennan Reece

Winner 'English Comedian of the Year' and Edinburgh Festival Best Newcomer nominee, Brennan is a hugely likeable rising talent.

Rob Deering

Not only is Rob the UK's foremost guitar-wielding, loop-layering, beat-box stand-up comedian, he is also a serious runner and presents a comedy podcast for Radio 6 Music.

Kiri Pritchard-McLean

Voted Best Club Comedian and Best Compere at the 2018 Chortle Awards, Kiri has been winning friends and fans in droves with her exuberantly funny comedy.

Laugh in the Park at Chapelfield Gardens in Norwich.
Photo: supplied by Red Card Comedy ClubLaugh in the Park at Chapelfield Gardens in Norwich. Photo: supplied by Red Card Comedy Club

Friday, July 26

Lucy Porter

Lucy has been delighting comedy audiences with her distinctive, bouncy, feel-good comedy for many years.

An Edinburgh Festival favourite and regular guest on TV and Radio including Mock The Week, QI, Have I got News For You and Pointless.

Larry Dean

Crowned Scottish Comedian of the Year at the tender age of 23, this superbly funny young comic has since been nominated for both the Edinburgh Best Newcomer and Best Comedy Show.

Lucy Porter Credit: Amy BrammallLucy Porter Credit: Amy Brammall

John Robins

John Robins is a natural comic talent who last year completed a 68-date UK tour which included a sell-out performance at London's Hammersmith Apollo.

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Masud Milas

With his 70s flair and trademark leather jacket, Masud's charming and funny compereing style has made him a popular festival comic and earned him his own show on Soho Radio.

Saturday, July 27

Stephen K Amos

Stephen K Amos Credit: James Penlidis PhotographyStephen K Amos Credit: James Penlidis Photography

Stephen has gained a legion of fans for his natural, assured delivery and his gut-wrenchingly funny, original material.

When he performed at The Playhouse back in February he invited local comic Josh Ryan on stage to perform at the end of his set.

Jayde Adams

Quickly becoming a regular on British TV, it's hard to believe that Jayde started out life as a fishmonger in Asda.

Luke Kempner

A gifted and very funny impressionist who gained global attention with his hit video Downstairs at Downton, followed by the smash hit show The Only Way is Downton.

Rich Wilson

Rich comes to Laugh in the Park armed with a gold mine of funny tales and an arsenal of deliciously filthy gags to choose from.

Kiri Pritchard-McLeanKiri Pritchard-McLean

Sunday, July 27

Phill Jupitus

Phill had a successful career as team captain on Never Mind The Buzzcocks from 1996 to 2015 and has appeared on just about every quiz show ever made on both TV and radio.

He has also appeared on stage in shows such as Hairspray in the role of Edna Turnblad and as King Arthur in Spamalot.

Phil Nichol

With a surreal edge to his mischievous rantings, Nichol has a record-setting six nominations for the Chortle Awards Club Comic award.

Organiser Derek Robertson with Laugh in the Park sponsors Rogers & Norton SolictorsOrganiser Derek Robertson with Laugh in the Park sponsors Rogers & Norton Solictors

Laura Lexx

Bubbly, cheeky and, above all, absolutely hilarious, Laura has a loveable confessional style with a joyous take on the funny world we live in.

John Mann (host)

Red Card original host and a popular gag-smith at clubs throughout the UK, John is guaranteed to keep the night rolling along, the jokes coming and the audiences laughing.

You can purchase tickets from which cost £21 plus booking fee and they will be on the door for £25 (subject to availability).

The sponsors of Laugh in the Park are Rogers & Norton Solictors who will sponsor the event for the next five years.

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