Latitude Festival 2019 – Comedy - Preview

July 18, 2019 - July 21, 2019 | Henham Park, Suffolk

The multi-award-winning Latitude Festival returns to the stunning grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk, on 18th-21st July 2019 with an eclectic bill of music, comedy and arts, plus foodie feasts and family fun – it’s the definitive destination for discovery. In addition to its annual presentation of exceptional musical talent, this year features an incredible comedy line-up.

Taking a headline slot on the Comedy Stage is Jason Manford, who stops off at Henham Park fresh from his nationwide sell-out tour, Muddle Class. Best known for his award-winning stand up, hosting his primetime ITV show What Would Your Kid Do? and regular appearances on QI and 8 Out Of 10 Cats, the Manchester comic makes a welcome return to Latitude. His amiable charm and captivating wit makes him a sure-fire crowd pleaser. Jason Manford said “I’ve always loved performing at Latitude and I can’t wait to headline the Comedy stage this year. This year’s line-up is amazing as usual, sharing the headline slot with the likes of George Ezra, Snow Patrol, Underworld and Primal Scream is going to be fantastic!”

Latitude’s arts line up is second to none and this year’s bill is more outrageous than ever. Making her UK Festival headline debut will be US comic Michelle Wolf, best known for her influential political comedy, and her Emmy nominated HBO stand-up special, Nice Lady. Recently a guest on 2018’s Big Fat Quiz Of The Year in December, Michelle made international headlines with her blistering White House correspondents’ dinner speech, which was viciously funny and righteously scorched the Trump administration.

 Fresh from his critically acclaimed tour of The Infinite Show, Mark Watson joins the bill, alongside Latitude favourite Russell Kane, who makes a welcome return to the Comedy Arena with a performance guaranteed to be packed with more energy than a Duracell factory. The sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working-class Bromley, Tom Allen comes to Latitude fresh from hosting Channel 4 series The Great British Bake Off’s Extra Slice.

 Double Edinburgh comedy award nominee and The Mash Report presenter Nish Kumar joins the bill, alongside his co-host and viral sensation, Rachel Parris who recently hosted A Girl’s Guide to TV, a comic guide to how women can get ahead in television which aired on BBC2 last summer. BBC Three sitcom Uncle star Nick Helm, and Character specialist Lolly Adefope who recently appeared in Hollywood blockbuster The Spy Who Dumped Me will perform, as will host of BBC Radio 4’s satirical sketch show Newsjack Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Channel 4 breakthrough star Tez Ilyas, the critically acclaimed comic and regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist Felicity Ward, and many more ground-breaking comedians to be announced.

Weekend and day tickets for Latitude Festival 2019 will be on sale Saturday 26th January at 9.30am.

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