One thing we could all do in the new year is have a laugh and one way to do this is by heading out to watch a comedy show.

Here are five big-name comedians who are performing at the Ipswich Regent and Corn Exchange in 2024.

1. Tom Allen

When: Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25

Ticket price: £28

Tom Allen is known for hosting The Apprentice: You're Fired and as a regular on Bake Off: An Extra Slice. 

In this tour, he's eager to share his life updates, get opinions on his vegetable patch and delve into the protocol of inviting friends with children for dinner. 

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2. Ed Gamble 

When: Saturday, March 16

Ticket price: £28

A comedian and host of the Taskmaster Podcast, Ed is bringing his 'Hot Diggity Dog' tour to Ipswich in March. 

Expect his classic ranting, raving and spluttering in this stand-up show. 

3. Leigh Francis 

When: Thursday, April 4

Ticket price: From £27.50

BAFTA Award-winning comedian Leigh Francis is most well known for his character Keith Lemon. 

His 'My First Time' tour will bring all of his favourite characters to life, including Amanda Holden's Gran. 

4. Iain Stirling

When: Thursday, April 18 at Corn Exchange

Ticket price: From £22.50

Iain Stirling is a BAFTA-winning comedian who is also the narrator of the reality show Love Island.

This tour is his biggest tour to date and he'll be bringing his intuitive, razor-sharp humour with him.

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5. Jimmy Carr

When: Sunday, June 1 at Ipswich Regent

Ticket price: £38.50

Jimmy Carr's tour is great for people who like fast-paced, edgy one-liners. 

It is a continuation of his tour of the same name in 2023.