A NEW season of comedy has been announced for Salisbury’s City Hall.

There will be plenty of laughter at the theatre this autumn and winter as eight household names will take to the stage.

Tickets for all of them are very popular, with many performances already selling incredibly fast.

Kicking off and returning with a repeat of his May performance which sold out, Channel 4’s 8 out of 10 Cats presenter Jimmy Carr, pictured, will bring his Funny Business tour back to Salisbury on Tuesday, 9 September at 8pm.

The show is described as being packed with jokes, a great night out and probably a little rude.

Much lauded as resident dunderhead on QI or the charming but reticent crime solver Jonathan Creek, Alan Davies brings his highly anticipated follow up show, Little Victories, to Salisbury on Thursday, 16 October at 8pm.

His enjoyable story-telling and whipsmart funny bones combine to make Little Victories a show not to be missed.

Very few comedians could turn the worst year of their life into a resounding success, but fresh from a landslide win of the most successful ever series of Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother, comedy king Jim Davidson has done exactly that.

He will present No Further Action on Friday, 17 October at 7.30pm and it promises to be the most outrageous, hilarious and insightful show Jim has ever performed.

And 20 years ago Britain’s favourite publican Al Murray, The Pub Landlord, embarked on his one man mission as the King Cnut of Common Sense, holding back a tide of bottled beer and ninny state nonsense.

To celebrate this milestone, Al Murray brings his new tour One Man, One Guv’nor to Salisbury on Wednesday, 5 November at 7.30pm.

He has sold out all recent performances so fans are advised to book early.

Comedy newcomer Chris Ramsey – whose television appearances include the role of Jack Pearson in BBC2’s Hebbern and regular appearances on ITV2’s Celebrity Juice, as well as a recent appearance on E4’s Virtually Famous – will take tour The Most Dangerous Man on Saturday Morning Television to City Hall on Wednesday, 12 November at 8pm.

And following that, David Baddiel will be at the venue with his new show Fame: Not the Musical on Friday, 21 November at 7.30pm.

With his BBC Radio 4 show having just started entitled Don’t Make Me Laugh, David will be doing the exact opposite when he comes to City Hall.

He will be talking about our obsession with fame and will discuss subjects such as how he accidentally stole the spotlight at Russell Brand’s wedding and realising Andrew Lloyd Webber cannot tell him apart from Ben Elton.

Comedian and award-winning actor Omid Djalili returns to Salisbury for the first time in two years on Saturday, 6 December at 8pm and will be presenting his new tour Iranalamadingdong.

A firm favourite with his legendary performances, Omid’s stand-up awards include Time Out Award and EMMA Award for Best Stand Up and he has been nominated for the South Bank Award.

Having extended his critically acclaimed new stand-up tour, Frank Skinner will be closing the season on Sunday, 21 December at 7.30pm with his show Man In a Suit.

Frank has had an immensely successful broadcasting career ranging from The Frank Skinner Show and Fantasy Football League in the 1990s to today’s Room 101.

Tickets for all performances can be purchased on 01722 434434 or online from cityhallsalisbury.co.uk.