A host of big comedy names will be heading to Suffolk for a town’s first comedy festival.

Venues across Bury St Edmunds will play host to a range of events in February as part of the town’s first event.

National names including Chris McCausland, Tom Davis and Mark Watson will headline the month-long extravaganza, while local names including Aaron Jay will also be taking part.

The event will begin on February 1 with two of Charles Dickens' Creep Tales being told with a comedic twist at the Theatre Royal.

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The following night will see podcast host and comedian Matt Forde perform at the theatre. 

Mark Watson will take to the stage on February 9, while Olivier award winning play 'Showstopper!' is to commence on February 10 and 11.

The town's Fat Cat Comedy Club will also welcome Chris McCausland for two nights at The Apex, as well as other names from the national circuit. 

The month-long festival will be rounded off by Tom Davis on February 24 and a 'Royally Funny Comedy Night' on February 28. 

Tickets are priced from £12 per person.