Blackadder actor added to Portsmouth comedy festival line-up

Tony Robinson will be performing at the Big Mouth Comedy Festival, in Portsmouth, next year. Picture: Channel 4/Mark Johnson
Tony Robinson will be performing at the Big Mouth Comedy Festival, in Portsmouth, next year. Picture: Channel 4/Mark Johnson
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BLACKADDER fans will have the chance to quiz one of its top cast members at a comedy event.

Sir Tony Robinson, who played Baldrick in the hit television show, has joined the line-up for Big Mouth Comedy Festival at Portsmouth Guildhall next year.

As part of his set, the actor and writer will be holding a question and answer session on Sunday, March 11.

Sir Tony has been on the professional stage and screen since he was 13 and has presented 20 seasons of Channel 4’s archaeology series Time Team, wrote and starred in the BBC’s Maid Marian and Her Merry Men, made two series of The Worst Jobs in History and the recent Channel 4 comedy series Man Down with Greg Davies.

Other announcements made yesterday for the Big Mouth Comedy Line-up include Red Dwarf actors Norman Lovett and Hattie Hayridge, the male and female personas of Red Dwarf’s Holly, the eponymous spaceship’s on-board computer.

They will be holding a question and answer session on Saturday, March 10.

Both Q&A events will be hosted by Craig Murray.

Norman Lovett will also be doing his own stand-up show during the comedy weekend.

Evening headline acts previously announced for the comedy festival include Russell Kane, Andy Parsons, Seann Walsh and Paul Zerdin.

For more information and tickets see bigmouthcomedyfestival.co.uk or call 0844 847 2362.