Latitude’s curator of the arts, Tania Harrison said: “Latitude prides itself in showcasing the very best artists, both emerging and established, and in the comedy bill you’ll find newcomers, rising stars and international acts.” Ó Briain, who is well known for his television work, will be headlining alongside Ryan, another panel show regular, fresh from the recently released Amstell, who appeared on Popworld and Never Mind the Buzzcocks, recently co-wrote the series Grandma’s House, following a number of international sold-out tours.
Other comedians include Chris Ramsey, of 8 Out of 10 Cats, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and All Growed Up; Joel Dommett from E4’s Skins and 2016’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, and BBC3 Edinburgh Comedy Marathon host Andrew Maxwell.
Neither are really goths, neither are really detectives, but Russell Brand and Noel Fielding triumphed as their oddly-named occasional double act last night.
It was clear from the rambling start that they were distinctly underrehearsed, but as co-hosts of this fundraiser for the Focus 12 drugs rehabilitation charity that helped ex-junkie Brand kick his addictions, they were sublimely shambolic.
Some bits work better than others and it's likely to be preaching to the converted, but it's still impassioned, engaging and sensible.Fielding performed regularly as a stand-up comedian during the late 1990s, and appeared repeatedly on the television stand-up showcase Lee Mack's Gas.His highly animated stand-up routine included surreal stories, physical comedy, characters, and songs, much like his later work in The Mighty Boosh.The Mock the Week presenter is set to headline the Suffolk festival’s comedy line-up along with Katherine Ryan and Simon Amstell, when it returns to Henham Park, near Southwold, this July.Now in its 12th outing, Latitude has developed a reputation for its diverse entertainment offer and boasts the largest comedy line-up in the UK.