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Comedians Katherine Ryan and Paul Foot return to Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 15:46 09 March 2018 | UPDATED: 15:46 09 March 2018

Katherine Ryan returns to the Ipswich Regent next month. Fellow comedian Paul Foot will also be in town later this year at The Avenue Theatre. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Katherine Ryan returns to the Ipswich Regent next month. Fellow comedian Paul Foot will also be in town later this year at The Avenue Theatre. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

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The Ipswich Regent welcomes comedian Katherine Ryan back to town next month.

Glitter Room is her first UK tour since the sell-out Kathbum show. She recently became only the second British-based stand-up to have a Netflix Orginal Comedy Special released globally, the other being her Your Face or Mine co-host Jimmy Carr.

The Canadian comic is a regular on shows like QI, Have I Got News For You, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Live at the Apollo.

Last year she performed Glitter Room on Broadway and at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.

Tickets for the April 14 show are on sale now.

It’s also just been announced that comedian Paul Foot will be returning to The Avenue Theatre, Ipswich, the home of Red Rose Chain, on June 8 with a preview of his new show Image Conscious. Tickets are on sale now for that too.

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