Alex Edelman's five-star stand-up show, Millennial, scooped the Best Newcomer award at the world's largest arts festival last summer.
And the US stand-up will bring highlights of the show to Barnard Castle as part of a blockbuster comedy night at The Witham on Saturday 7 February.
Alex, who has never performed in the North East before, is the next big thing in comedy.
The Boston-born comedian began in comedy eight years ago at the age of 15, and found frequent stage time at the area’s biggest club, the Comedy Connection, before moving to New York.
In The Big Apple he became a regular at many of the city’s clubs while simultaneously attending NYU, a school he just graduated from with an honours degree in English.
Felicity Ward, Peter Brush and Jamila Maddix complete another epic line-up at Funny Way To Be Comedy Club.
Australian sensation Ward is a multi-award winning stand-up comedian, comic performer, writer and actor. She has a string of credits to her name, including most recently nominated as Chortle Club Comic of the Year 2014.
Likened to Canadian heavyweight Stewart Francis, Brush is a 'clever and original' one-liner who reached the BBC New Comedy Award finals in 2013. The comedy website Chortle described him as having 'distinctive and eclectic gags… his best lines are inspired.’
Maddix is one of most promising and exciting acts to hit the circuit in years. He has only been performing two years but in that time has won the Comedy Café New Act Of The Year competition and the Chortle Student Comedian of the Year award - all while making it look effortless . Big things await this natural talent.
Peter Dixon, of organisers Funny Way To Be Comedy Club, said: "For this show we handpicked a group of comedians who are working at the top in their area. It has a real international flavour.
"For a rising star USA comedian, selected as the Edinburgh Best Newcomer, to make his North East debut at our venue is a real thrill. Australian Felicity Ward is someone I've seen totally wow audiences at the Edinburgh Festival.
"Peter Brush is someone I've loved to see perform since I saw him when I was one of the judges in the final of a comedy competition, and Jamila Maddix is recognised as the best student comic on the national comedy circuit."
Tickets for Funny Way To Be's show on 7 February are on sale now from funnywaytobe.com, priced £10.