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Comedian Tony Law added to the bill of the inaugural Barnard Castle Comedy Festival

The Canadian comic, who has been a regular on TV panel shows as well as The Alternative Comedy Experience will perform at the day-long event

Comedian Tony Law will play the Barnard Castle Comedy Festival in July
Comedian Tony Law will play the Barnard Castle Comedy Festival in July

Canadian stand-up Tony Law is the latest big comic name to sign up to the inaugural Barnard Castle Comedy Festival in the summer.

Following a fourth successive Edinburgh Festival Fringe sell-out run and extensive tour during 2014, the alternative comedy hero will be performing one of his last previews before the 2015 Fringe when he performs at The Witham in Barnard Castle on Saturday July 18.

His show, dubbed Nonsense In Progress, takes place at 3pm as part of the live comedy offer running throughout the day in the venue’s main hall.

Festival director Peter Dixon said: “I saw Tony at last summer’s Edinburgh Festival and was blown away.

“His charismatic performance electrifies a room and we’re sure he’ll be a big hit at our first ever comedy festival in Barnard Castle.”

One of the most exciting live comics performing in the UK today, Law’s cheerfully absurd humour has endeared him to both live and TV audiences around the world. He has been a panel show regular in recent years and is also a three-time Chortle winner and Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award 2012 nominee.

Tony joins Radio 4 star Alex Horne on the festival bill, with more big name announcements being promised in the coming weeks.

For more details on the festival, which will take place on July 18, visit barnardcastlecomedy.com. Earlybird day tickets for the festival are on sale now, priced £45.

You can also follow the festival on Facebook by searching ‘Barnard Castle Comedy Festival’ or on Twitter @BarneyComedyFest.

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