Latitude Festival 2014: Best comedy to see
We round up the five funniest comedians to see this weekend
Friday 18 July 2014
1. Luke Kempner
Fans of Downton Abbey will love Luke Kempner's one-man show The Only Way Is Downton, a brilliant parody of the TV series in which he voices all the characters.
2. Jack Dee
The acclaimed comic and TV star, Jack Dee, will be coming to the aid of his fellow Latitude festival goers. In Jack Dee's Helpdesk, the comic is joined by a brilliant panel, including Jeremy Hardy, Seann Walsh and Katherine Ryan, to offer advice and solutions to audience members' problems.
3. Josie Long
The fiercely political stand-up, who was nominated for the Edinburgh comedy award three years running in 2010, 2011 and 2012, comes to Latitude before beginning her Edinburgh show Cara Josephine, which is all about love.
4. Simon Amstell
Best known for his roles as the former co-host of Popworld, former host of Never Mind the Buzzcocks and co-writer and star of the sitcom Grandma's House, the BAFTA nominee who was dubbed a young Woody Allen by The New York Times brings his dark humour to Latitude for the first time.
5. Dara O'Briain
The Irish comedian who is best known as the host of Mock the Week, The Apprentice: You're Fired! and the star of Three Men in a Boat will mix new and old material in his stand-up show.
film Sex scene trailer sees a shirtless Jamie Dornan turn up the heat
Maisie Williams single-handedly rises to the challengeTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Three-year-old boy shoots pregnant mother and father in New Mexico
- 2 Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
- 3 Jewish community urged to boycott Cornwall village after residents vote for 'Hitlers Walk' sign to be reinstated
- 4 Gorillaz Phase 4: Cartoon supergroup is back as new artwork is unveiled
- 5 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Gorillaz Phase 4: Cartoon supergroup is back as new artwork is unveiled
Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
As Better Call Saul launches, here are the other spin-off shows we need to see
Game of Thrones season 5 trailer: The first full-length look is here
Sia apologises for 'Elastic Heart' music video that sees Shia LaBeouf wrestle 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse
President Putin is a dangerous psychopath - reason is not going to work with him
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia