Latitude 2016: Comedy tent headliner Josh Widdicombe has the audience in the palm of his hand

Latitude 2016

Latitude 2016 - Credit: Archant

He is best known for being a third of Channel 4's hugely successful The Last Leg.

But his headline set at Latitude proved Josh Widdicombe is more than capable of taking on the big audiences on his own.

Ranting about everything from supermarket-bought naan bread to tacky holiday gifts from family members to his childhood at a small school in Devon, Widdicombe had the audience in the palm of his hand throughout his set.

For a moment, it seemed he was about to get serious about the political turmoil in the UK after tackling the lighter topics first.

Giving fair warning he was about to share his political views, he then proposed life prison sentences for Pret a Manger staff who forget to remind you to pick up a spoon when you buy a yoghurt.

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The audience lapped it up, probably relieved to have a respite from Brexit-related humour.

Full of praise for his fellow comedians on the impressive 2016 lineup, Widdicombe said he was honoured to be headlining the tent for the first time.

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A hugely entertaining set, the crowd adored Widdicombe, who won them over the minute he walked out onto the stage – not that they needed much convincing.

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