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Hull Comedy Festival announces huge launch event – headlined by comedy superstar Chris Ramsey

Comedy superstar Chris Ramsey will headline a very special launch event for Hull Comedy Festival this November.

The 2024 festival will launch with a special show at Connexin Live, Hull on Friday 1 November, to celebrate their 18th event. It will be the biggest show in the festival’s history.

Chris Ramsey will be joined by Chloe Petts and a number of other to be announced comedians at the launch event, called Live at Connexin. Tickets go on general sale this Friday (28 June).

Comedian Chloe Petts.

Hull Comedy Festival has been a mainstay in the region since the first event in 2007. Taking place in November, the festival brings some of the UK’s best comedy talent to multiple venues across the city.

Festival organisers have teamed up with Connexin Live to host a comedy showcase, which will see five top class comedians take to the Myton Street venue’s stage. Chris Ramsey will headline the show, with Chloe Petts hosting proceedings. Other comedians will be announced soon.

Sam Ryder, General Manager at Connexin Live, said: “We are delighted to be teaming up with Hull Comedy Festival to host the biggest show in the festival’s history. We all still fondly remember the test event held in the summer of 2018 to help get the Arena open and we’re very much looking forward to the festival’s return in November.”

Jed Salisbury, Director of Hull Comedy Festival, said: “l am delighted with our collaboration at Connexin Live. To partner with a venue that injects fresh life into Hull, this partnership presents the festival with a fantastic opportunity to welcome national comedy fans to the city and to bring eyes to grassroots comedy in Hull, encouraging greater support for Hull’s talented comedians.

“We’re excited to host this year’s event at Connexin Live and celebrate the vibrant comedy scene that that is forever growing in Hull.”

This year’s Hull Comedy Festival features shows at venues such as Hull Truck, Hull Comedy Lounge and the Edge Hub in late October and November.

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