Scarborough is strengthening its new found position as a hot spot for comedy as the Spa adds Jimmy Carr to its line up for 2013.
The South Bay venue is set to host the household favourite in November when Jimmy brings his Gagging Order tour to town.
He is the latest in a growing line of well known comedians to announce dates in Scarborough, following in the footsteps of Al Murray, Andy Parsons, Paul Tonkinson and Rich Hall, who are all performing this year.
The acts have all been secured by Sheffield International Venues, which took over the management of the Spa last year, in partnership with Scarborough Council.
Helen Broadbent, general manger at the Spa, said: “We are delighted that Jimmy Carr is joining our ever increasing line-up of famous comedy stars set to bring their national tours to Scarborough.
“We have worked hard to secure high-profile acts for our 2013 events programme, not only in the field of comedy but music and theatre as well.
“This is part of SIV’s commitment to ensuring our events offering has something to suit everyone and that the Spa is a hub of entertainment for the people of the town and beyond.”
Jimmy, who has sold more than a million DVDs and has hosted a number of high profile TV shows including 8 Out of 10 Cats, The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, and 10 O’clock Live, will be performing on November 1.
Sooner on the calender is pub landlord Al Murray who takes to the Grand Hall’s stage on March 21 as part of his The Only Way is Epic tour.
Tickets for Jimmy Carr go on sale this morning from Scarborough Spa Box Office.