Teesdale's Funny Way To Be Comedy Club has added two smash-hit shows to its comedy programme in Barnard Castle.
On Saturday 23 May, telly star Jason Cook hosts a barnstorming line-up at The Witham arts centre as part of the 2015 Barnard Castle Meet celebrations.
Jason, creator and star of the BBC Two sitcom Hebburn, introduces a host of top comedy names, including former BBC New Comedy Award finalists Brennan Reece and Jonny Pelham, as well as headliner Ivo Graham.
At just twenty-three years old, Ivo's gauche charm belies a talent rarely seen in someone so young.
The Eton alumnus combines insightful stories of adolescence and fellow students with a sharp witted presence that has rapidly gained him the acclaim of his audience, fellow artists and the critics alike.
Peter Dixon, of organisers Funny Way To Be Comedy Club, said: "The Barnard Castle Meet Comedy Night on Whit Saturday has become a regular part of our calendar.
"This year we have handpicked four top comic to get us into the festival spirit. Jason Cook is a firm favourite in Barnard Castle and added to rising star Ivo Graham it's a top quality show for that fun weekend."
Acclaimed stand-up and Phoenix Nights star Justin Moorhouse then takes us into the summer, as he brings the laughs to The Witham on Saturday 27 June.
Justin, who can currently be seen in the Phoenix Nights Live shows in Manchester, will be previewing his new stand-up show Destiny Calling ahead of an extensive national tour in the autumn.
Moorhouse is joined by brooding comedy sketch group Gein's Family Giftshop as part of a special double-header show in the market town.
The fast paced and irreverent Gein's have been honing their skills on the North West stand-up comedy circuit, and as such have an enviable gag rate and a stage presence that more established sketch groups can only dream of.
Their unique brand of gag heavy writing and gleeful live performances have given the group a core of loyal followers.
And an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination last year brought them to the attention of League of Gentlemen star Reece Shearsmith, who recently confirmed their appearance in the new series of his BBC Two show, Inside No. 9.
Gein's will be previewing their much-anticipated follow-up show, Volume 2.
Peter Dixon added: "Justin Moorhouse sold out his show with us last year so we were thrilled when he asked to come back again in 2015 during a very high profile year for him.
"We always like to vary our programming so for the hotly tipped Gein's Family Giftshop to form part of the preview double-header night will make it a very special evening."
The telly stars head to Barnard Castle as part of Funny Way To Be Comedy Club's blockbuster comedy programme at The Witham.
They joins the likes of Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Alex Edelman, alternative comedy hero Tony Law, podcast legend Ray Peacock, award-winner Ahir Shah and one-liner comic Gary Delaney in the market town over the coming months.
Tickets for all shows are on sale now from funnywaytobe.com.