More big names have been added to an already blockbuster Greenwich Comedy Festival bill, in the form of Jason Manford and US stand-up Rob Delaney.

Star of Channel Four’s Catastrophe Delaney has also appeared on panel shows in the US and UK such as Jimmy Kimmel Live, Would I Lie to You and The Graham Norton Show as well as selling out his debut UK stand-up show at Soho Theatre in just seven minutes with just one tweet’s promotion.

Jason Manford was an 8 out of 10 Cats and Live at the Apollo regular, a one-time host of The One Show and is one of the biggest comedians on tour.

The pair will be joined by stars including Stewart Lee, Reginald D Hunter, Nina Conti, David O’Doherty, Adam Buxton and Henning Wehn at the six night festival at the National Maritime Museum from July 26 to 31.

Producer Cass Briggs said: “The festival has really hit its prime, with audiences coming back each year and bringing their friends.

“Word seems to have spread among the comedians too, it makes our job that much easier to have so many amazing acts wanting to come along and perform.

“Greenwich was where we organised our first ever festival, plus we grew up here, so we have an unbelievable amount of pride when we see it all coming together and everyone having a good laugh.”

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