Star acts revealed for Harrogate Comedy Festival

Harrogate Comedy Festival has unveiled the latest comedy superstars for this year's feast of laughs.

Top comedian Ross Noble.

The highlight of last year's festival was comic superstar Jimmy Carr's show at the Royal Hall but the eighth annual Harrogate Comedy Festival is working hard to top it.Running from from October 5-18, this year's line-up includes the likes of household names such as Ross Noble, Marcus Brigstocke and Russell Kane as well as fast rising acts such as The Pajama Men and Adam Hills.Organised as always by Harrogate Theatre, which is also the lead venue for much of this fortnight-long festival, Ross Noble's star turn will take place at the Royal Hall on Saturday, October 1.Geordie stand-up Noble, has received huge critical acclaim since he became a Perrier Award nominee at the Edinburgh Fringe in 1999.A man who tends to come up with a new live show each year, the only chance of catching him on TV is the odd guest appearance on the likes of QI or Room 101.Back in 2007, he famously was voted in tenth place in Channel 4's Worlds 100 Greatest Stand-Up’s.Comedian, author, scriptwriter and presenter Russell Kane has shot to fame in recent years after winning the Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2010, the successor to the Perrier Awards.His appearance at this year's Harrogate Comedy Festival takes place at the Royal Hall on Sunday, October 16.The London-born comic has recently been on TV in his own BBC show, Stupid Man Smart Phone which sees him dropped in the wilds in the vein of a totally amateur Bear Grylls.

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