Russell Howard and Josh Widdicombe to headline Latitude Festival comedy stage

Comedy heavyweights Russell Howard and Josh Widdicombe have been announced as headliners at this year's Latitude Festival in Suffolk.

Thursday, 24th March 2016, 9:29 am
Updated Thursday, 24th March 2016, 9:32 am
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Now in its 11th year, Latitude Festival, held at Henham Park in Southwold, Suffolk from Thursday July 14 to Sunday July 17, once again sets the bar high for summer festivals with the largest comedy line up in the UK, offering festival goers an unrivalled opportunity to see some of the biggest names in the industry, all over the same weekend.

Latitude’s Curator of the Arts, Tania Harrison said “Latitude has always prided itself on the breadth of our line ups and this year is very exciting.

“In the Comedy and Cabaret Arenas you’ll find newcomers, rising stars and international acts. We have comedy in all its guises, including the first of our announced headliners; Russell Howard, who we’re delighted is headlining on Friday.

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“Russell is joined on the bill by some of the most brilliant UK and US comics, including Josh Widdicombe, Reggie Watts and Bridget Everett. We’re also presenting some of the most vibrant cabaret, from Duckie and The Glory. There’s a home for every kind of comic and comedy fan at Latitude this year.”

Russell Howard who has enjoyed massive success with Russell Howard’s Good News, establishing Russell as one of the UK’s most successful comedians and a rising international star.

Comedy trailblazer Josh Widdicombe, who has had a remarkable impact on the circuit since his debut gig in 2008, will also perform at Latitude.

Josh is now considered one of the most in demand and highly regarded comedians in the UK for both his live stand-up and TV work, including Channel 4’s award-winning The Last Leg and highly acclaimed BBC3 sitcom Josh, which has been commissioned for a second series.

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Internationally renowned beatboxer and comedian Reggie Watts will also be wowing the audience with his unpredictable performances, which are created on-the-spot using only his formidable voice and looping pedals.

Latitude is also hugely excited to welcome Paul Merton’s Impro Chums. Paul Merton, one of the UK’s most popular comedians, performs with his highly renowned Impro Chums: Mike McShane, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch and Suki Webster. They will create a brand new show inspired by suggestions from the Latitude audience, as well as their own finely honed improvisational skills. The Evening Standard says; “few can go comedy commando as well as this bunch.”

The full line-up looks like this: Russell Howard | Josh Widdicombe | Reggie Watts | Paul Merton’s Impro Chums | Al Murray | The Boy With Tape On His Face | David O’doherty | Robin Ince & Josie Long | Mark Watson | Sara Pascoe | Hal Cruttenden | Sam Simmons |Simon Evans | Mark Steel | Nick Helm | Joe Lycett |Kerry Godliman | Pappy’s | The Horne Section | Daniel Sloss | James Acaster | Alex Edelman | Nish Kumar | Joel Dommett | Max And Ivan | John Robins & Elis James | Marcel Lucont | Cardinal Burns, Jamie Demetriou, Ellie White & Special Guests | Ivo Graham | Felicity Ward | Deborah Frances-White & Sofie Hagen | Luke Kempner | Angela Barnes | Al Porter | David Morgan | Iain Stirling | Shazia Mirza | Comedian’s Cinema Club With Eric Lampaert & Special Guests | David Elms | Rhys James| Jamie Wood | Phil Wang | Bobby Mair | Kieran Hodgson | Richard Gadd | Lazy Susan | Massive Dad | Gein’s Family Giftshop | Suzi Ruffell | Sean Mcloughlin Spencer Jones | Gabriel Bisset Smith | Daphne | Grainne Maguire | Stuart Goldsmith | Robert Cawsey | Pierre Novellie | Elliot Steel | Tez Ilyas |Lloyd Griffith | Lolly Adefope | Beth Vyse | Goose | Tom Lucy | Fin Taylor | Jordan Brookes | Kiri Pritchard Mclean | Steve Bugeja | Kae Kurd | Mo Gilligan | Twayna Mayne | Eshaan Akbar | Funmbi Omotayo | Elf Lyons | Sophie Willan | Katia Kvinge | Brennan Reece | Lauren Pattison | Rose Matafeo | Jamali Maddix | Danny O’brien | Kate Lucas | Emma Sidi | Eleanor Tiernan | Laura Lexx | Masud Milas | Sarah Keyworth | Joe Sutherland | Sarah Bennetto’s Storytellers Club Chortle Student Comedy Awards

Cabaret At Latitude 2016 - Duckie | Soho Theatre | The Glory | Des O’connor & Sarah-Louise Young | Tina C | Dusty Limits | Margaret Thatcher Queen Of Game Shows | Tim Bell


Adult Weekend tickets £197.50 face value + £8 booking fee per ticket

Accompanied Teen Weekend tickets (13-15 years) £132.50 + £8 booking fee per ticket

Child Weekend tickets £7.50 + £2.70 booking fee per ticket

Adult Day tickets £77.50 + £7 booking fee per ticket

Child Day Tickets are £4.50 + £2.70 booking fee per ticket

Adult Weekend instalment tickets – If you pay your first instalment on or before March 31st, your subsequent payment dates will be 3rd May (£65.00) and 1st June (£67.50 + postage)