Returning for its third year, the Aberdeen Comedy Festival is back with an array of top comedians set to headline its line-up of acts.
Comedy legend and Never Mind The Buzzcocks star Phill Jupitus will headline this year’s Aberdeen Comedy Festival.
He is one of four big name comedians announced for the 10-day event being held across various venues in the Granite City from October 4.
Scottish funnyman Larry Dean, comedian Desiree Burch, and acclaimed stand-up Tiff Stevenson will also bring their latest shows to the north-east.
Joining the line-up to date, festival-goers will also be able to experience headline gigs by Reginald D Hunter, David O’Doherty and Tom Allen.
Adrian Watson, chief executive of Aberdeen Inspired, which is the organisation behind the festival, said: “As we enter the third year of the Aberdeen Comedy Festival, we are delighted to bring Fringe favourites, comedy legends and stand-out headliners to entertain the city’s audiences again.
“Our aim is to develop Scotland’s third-largest and fastest-growing comedy festival which will provide the best comedy, of all genres, for both residents and visitors to enjoy right here in Aberdeen.”
Phill’s show, Juplicity, will take place at the Douglas Hotel on Monday October 8.
Festival organisers says it is a “coup” to have Desiree make her Aberdeen debut in the intimate surrounds of the Blue Lamp on Wednesday October 10.
A regular Fringe sellout, she is a familiar face from shows such as Have I Got News For You and QI.
Larry’s latest show, Bampot, will take place at the Park Inn by Radisson on October 7.
Tiff, who is best known for her appearances on Mock The Week and the Bafta-nominated Just Do Nothing, will make her debut at the Carmelite on Thursday October 11 with her show Bombshell.
Adrian said: “We would encourage Aberdonians and people from the wider north-east to make the most of the award-winning comedy in the city.”