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Due to high demand and an almost sell-out show, an additional date for Irish comedian David O’Doherty is now on sale for Friday 12 October at The Tivoli Theatre, giving comedy-goers another chance to secure their tickets to one of Aberdeen Comedy Festival’s most anticipated shows.

Launched by Aberdeen Inspired in 2016, this year’s festival will run from Thursday, October 4 to Saturday, October 13.

The ten-day festival will feature national and international comedians performing at more than 20 venues throughout the city centre. The festival, which will comprise around 50 events will include musical comedy, improv comedy, late night laughs, comedy movies and kids shows.

More crowd-pleasing comedians will return to the Granite City later this year for the third Aberdeen Comedy Festival.

Comedian, singer-songwriter and actor, Phil Nichol will bring his show ‘Your Wrong’, the second best reviewed show of Edinburgh Festival 2017 to the Carmelite Hotel on Tuesday 9 October. Phil was born in Scotland but now lives in Canada, he won multiple awards for the recent West End hit show ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’.

The show promises to question the nature of understanding and explores our modern day need to be right about everything.

Phil said: “I’m so pleased to back amongst the action at the Aberdeen Comedy Festival. It is a labour of love in a city of hilarity. Being a fellow Scotsman, it gives me great joy to present my tour show here in my only Scottish date. Come and find why Your Wrong!”

One of the UK’s leading Improv groups, Men with Coconuts, who played to a sell out audience at the Douglas Hotel last year will return on Sunday 7 October to perform at the Park Inn by Radisson. The group will provide 90 mins of improvised comedy sketches and songs, culminating in a showstopping finale – an entirely improvised musical, Unplanned and unscripted.

Steve Wolsey, actor, singer and improvisor at Men With Coconuts said: “Men With Coconuts take their audiences seriously. We build worlds from suggestions, deconstruct them, reconstruct them, then burst into song. By blurring the lines between serious emotion and hilarity, we can’t wait to entertain an Aberdeen audience in October.”

Adrian Watson, chief executive of Aberdeen Inspired, said: “We’re delighted to announce an extra date for the fantastic David O’Doherty at a beautiful venue of such large capacity. Yet more fantastic funny men and women will take part in the third Aberdeen Comedy Festival, one of the nation’s biggest events of its kind. It continues to capture the imagination and last year people turned out in strength for shows across the city centre, which had a positive knock-on effect for businesses in the area.

“I am delighted to announce there has already been a notable increase in ticket sales this year, which is an indication that the festival is attracting the very best comedians from the UK and beyond and is a fantastic addition to the region’s cultural calendar”.

“Our aim is to provide the very best comedy for both residents and visitors to Aberdeen to enjoy. We have some fantastic comedians already confirmed and the full line-up will be announced soon.”

“We hope the public will take the opportunity to enjoy this wide range of national and international comedy acts, which will be performed on their doorstep. Over the piece, there will be plenty of shows to enjoy in the city centre and for many the opportunity to dine and stay in our many fine city centre eateries and hotels ”

Local comedy favourites will also be playing across the city centre including Aberdeen’s fastest emerging comic, Wray Thomson, who will bring his show ‘After the After Party’ to O’Neills on Saturday 6 October. Discussing babies, bad dates and bad decisions, Wray will take you on a mad trip through his topsy, turvy and tipsy life.