Comprising 24 shows over five star-studded days, Jesterval 2013 will take place 3-7 October in a 350-seater marquee on Baltic Square, at the heart of the Gateshead Quays development.
And the sitcom star will also take part in a Geordie comedy gala on Friday 4 October, featuring the likes of Bobby Pattinson, Seymour Mace and fellow Hebburn actor Steffen Peddie.
Cook said: “I love performing to fans in my home city.
“There is always a great atmosphere and I urge people to come down and enjoy themselves.”
Ticket prices for the festival range from £3 to £15, with a number of free performances.
However most are just £5 – with shows from Patrick Monahan, Viz co-creator Simon Donald, Barry Castagnola, Tom Binns, Luisa Omeilan, Joanne Neary, Carey Marx, Lost Voice Guy and Gordon Southern to name just a few.
For those who like their comedy totally unscripted, there’s the Improv Comedy All Stars show, featuring Marcus Brigstocke, Dave Johns, Steve Frost, Steve Steen, Andy Smart and Ian Coppinger.