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House of Fun 29th June at The Oak

 

‘Probably the best value for money comedy club in the country’ – The Guardian

On the Last Friday of the month at The Oak Headingley we feature the best comedy talent – household names of the past, present and future… right on your doorstep!

 

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House of Fun 28th September at The Oak

 

‘Probably the best value for money comedy club in the country’ – The Guardian

On the Last Friday of the month at The Oak Headingley we feature the best comedy talent – household names of the past, present and future… right on your doorstep!

 

His tales of mischief and the characters he creates have kept audiences all over the country enthralled and his talent and likability coupled with his confidence make him one of the busiest acts in the country

 

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House of Fun 23rd February at HEART

Due to refurbishment work at our usual home The Original Oak; this show will take place at HEART, about 250 yds from The Oak.

Line up change to Friday 23rd Feb.

Angela Barnes and Katie Mulgrew are both still performing as planned. They are joined by the hilarious Sam Avery, as Gary Delaney has been forced to postpone his appearance until next month’s show on Friday 30th March.

If you have already purchased tickets for this show, you have been contacted by email.

We are looking forward to a fantastic show this Friday, don’t forget that the venue for this show is HEART in Headingley (not the Oak!)

Within a couple of years of realising a long held ambition to become a comedian ANGELA BARNES had won the 2011 BBC New Comedy Award and so began the career of one of the brightest stars in comedy.

Within a couple of years she had joined the cast of the Channel 4’s topical show ‘Stand Up for the Week’ became a regular panelist on Radio 4’s The News Quiz and began hosting Radio 4’s ‘Newsjack’. She has gone on to become a regular on ‘Mock The Week’ and made a hugely successful appearance on BBC1’s ‘Live At The Apollo’ as well as appearances on ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’, ‘Eddie Izzard’s Laughs in the Park’ on BBC Two and Dave’s ‘Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled’

She has continued to be a regular on the stand-up and festival circuits and takes as break from her current UK tour to play at the House Of Fun.

“Angela Barnes is the best mainstream female comedian I’ve seen since Sarah Millican… I can’t be any clearer than that can I?” – EVENING STANDARD

KATIE MULGREW really likes making people laugh. It’s kinda her thing and she gigs all over the country in comedy clubs doing just that, to great success.

She’s done lots of lovely things whilst being a comedian like being on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 2. She got to be very silly indeed on a couple of episodes of the CBBC show, ‘The Dog Ate My Homework’.

She won the inaugural 2015 Liverpool Hope playwriting prize with her play ‘OMNIBUS’ which was staged at the Unity theatre in June 2017 in a co-production with the Liverpool Royal Court to rave reviews!

“…enjoyable, lively and very funny. A great hour of comedy.” – Metro            

 

 

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House of Fun 30th March at The Oak

 

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House of Fun 27th April at The Oak

 

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New Year’s Eve at The HiFi

Starring the hilarious Justin Moorhouse, Junior Simpson, Katie Mulgrew and Barry Dodds!

There is no better way to welcome in the New Year than with a good old laugh, so celebrate the arrival of 2018 at the HiFi Club with our New Year’s Eve Comedy Session Special!

The show is longer than our usual Saturday Comedy Session shows starting at 8.00pm and finishing at 10.30pm with complimentary entrance to ‘Move On Up’ that follows the comedy!

Customers have the option of staying until the small hours or heading off to see the New Year in elsewhere,  and you can pop back at anytime to continue the party at The HiFi!

Always a sell-out show, don’t leave it until too late to get your tickets!

Doors at 7.00pm. Show 8.00pm.

Tickets £20adv/ £25otd

Tickets available online from SEE TICKETS and TICKETWEB

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New Year’s Eve at The HiFi

Starring the hilarious Justin Moorhouse, Junior Simpson, Katie Mulgrew and Barry Dodds!

There is no better way to welcome in the New Year than with a good old laugh, so celebrate the arrival of 2018 at the HiFi Club with our New Year’s Eve Comedy Session Special!

The show is longer than our usual Saturday Comedy Session shows starting at 8.00pm and finishing at 10.30pm with complimentary entrance to ‘Move On Up’ that follows the comedy!

Customers have the option of staying until the small hours or heading off to see the New Year in elsewhere,  and you can pop back at anytime to continue the party at The HiFi!

Always a sell-out show, don’t leave it until too late to get your tickets!

Doors at 7.00pm. Show 8.00pm.

Tickets £20adv/ £25otd

Tickets available online from SEE TICKETS and TICKETWEB

New Year’s Eve at The Wardrobe

Starring the hilarious Justin Moorhouse, Tom Wrigglesworth, Allyson June-Smith and Alex Boardman!

There is no better way to welcome in the New Year than with a good old laugh, so celebrate the arrival of 2018 at The Wardrobe with our New Year’s Eve Comedy Special!

Our fantastic New Year’s Eve Comedy Special is followed by welcoming in the New Year with your ticket guaranteeing entry in the upstairs bar to The Bare Brass Band and our very own Soul Club DJs until very late!!

Comedy & NYE Celebration ticket – £20

Tickets available online from LUNA TICKETS, SEE TICKETS and TICKETWEB

Doors at 7pm / Show 8pm

For dinner and Comedy Celebration packages please call the venue on 0113 383 8800

Dane Baptiste: Show POSTPONED until 4th October 2018

Due to the adverse weather conditions this performance has been POSTPONED until Thursday 4th October.

If you have purchased tickets for this show, we have contacted you on the email address you booked with.

 

Fresh from hosting ‘Live at the Apollo’ and another total sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, DANE BAPTISTE brings his third smash hit show to Leeds!

Original, provocative and exceptionally crafted, ‘G.O.D’. (Gold. Oil. Drugs) explores our worldwide pursuit of wealth, power and pleasure.

Dane is one of the most exciting stand-ups to breakthrough in years making comedy history in 2014 as the first black British act to be nominated for a Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Following two sold out runs at London’s Soho Theatre (with additional dates added due to phenomenal demand) he went on to appear on ‘Tonight at the London Palladium’ (ITV), ‘Mock the Week’ (BBC), and ‘8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’ (Channel 4) as well as ‘Sunny D’, a sitcom that Baptiste wrote and starred in where his character still lives with his parents and twin sister in a crammed house that he is desperate to escape

★★★★★ ‘A comical genius’ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

★★★★★ ‘Contemporary and intelligent’ The Voice

★★★★★ ‘Masterfully crafted’ The Herald

★★★★ ‘Observational comedy at its finest’ The Independent

★★★★ ‘Powerful and persuasive’ Fest Magazine

Advance tickets are available online now from SEE TICKETS, TICKETWEB, LUNATICKETS & SKIDDLE (all subject to their booking fees).  Also available in person from the venue where there are no booking fees. All shows are £2 per ticket more if purchased on the door (subject to availability).

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Tony Law: CANCELLED

Due to circumstances beyond our control this performance has been CANCELLED.  If you have bought tickets for this show, please refer to point of purchase for a refund.

Tony Law is back to spearhead the UK’s alternative comedy scene with his brand new tour following yet another sell out run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe and his landmark show comes to Leeds for one night only!

This time, in his bag of tricks he’s packing shadow puppetry, trampolining and the Silk Road and proves once again that he is a stand along voice in the world of stand up comedy, stupendously surreal there is nobody quite like this delirious Canadian.

Having made appearances on the likes of ‘Nevermind The Buzzcocks’, ‘Have I Got News For You’ and ‘Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle’ he is your maverick truth slinger of ridiculousness for the people. Hysteria for nurses, mothers and plumbers. Important non-sense for all. Tony Law is going to be the Michael McIntyre of the surreal. The Micky Flanagan of madness. He’s going to fill arenas with his strangeness for the masses.

Advance tickets are available online now from SEE TICKETS, TICKETWEB, LUNATICKETS & SKIDDLE (all subject to their booking fees). Also available in person from the venue where there are no booking fees. All shows are £2 per ticket more if purchased on the door (subject to availability).

Ivo Graham: Educated Guess

 “Sharp punchlines, topper gags and the unmistakable sense of a young comic finding another gear” – Scotsman

Apologetic Eton and Oxford alumnus Ivo started stand-up in 2009 at the age of eighteen, and eight months later became the youngest ever winner of the prestigious ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ award at the Edinburgh Fringe. He has since become a regular fixture in the clubs and theatres of the UK circuit, with a gauche charm and crafty, self-aware wit which has proved a hit with audiences of all ages, and led to appearances on multiple TV and radio shows including ‘Live At The Apollo’, ‘Mock The Week’, ‘Comedy Central At The Comedy Store’, ‘As Yet Untitled’, ‘Live From the BBC’ and ‘Fighting Talk’.

His four solo stand-up shows have enjoyed sell-out runs at Edinburgh and London’s Soho Theatre all to huge critical praise” As the Evening Standard put it, “if you like your comedy with long words and beautiful linguistic flourishes, buy a ticket immediately”.

“Like Hugh Grant’s less well-adjusted younger brother” – Guardian

“Honed to within a whisker of perfection… a joyous show” – Evening Standard.

Advance tickets are available online now from SEE TICKETS, TICKETWEB, LU\NA TICKETS & SKIDDLE (all subject to their booking fees).  Also available in person from the venue where there are no booking fees. All shows are £2 per ticket more if purchased on the door (subject to availability).

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Geoff Norcott: Traditionalism

The star of BBC2’s ‘The Mash Report’ and’ Live At The Apollo’ takes to the road with his new show on the back of a sell-out season at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The world is changing at a dizzying rate and Geoff is trying to hold modern views, but worries that tradition is becoming a dirty word.

As a satirical comic, Geoff has featured as a guest on Question Time (BBC1), Daily Politics (BBC2), and supported Katherine Ryan on her UK tour.  Geoff is also a regular on BBC Radio with appearances on The Now Show, The Today Programme stars in his own upcoming  Radio 4 stand-up special.

‘An absolute tonic’ **** – Telegraph

‘Objectively funny regardless of your political leaning’ **** – Fest

‘Repeatedly and satirically incisive’ – The Scotsman

Advance tickets are available online now from SEE TICKETS, TICKETWEB, LUNATICKETS & SKIDDLE (all subject to their booking fees).  Also available in person from the venue where there are no booking fees. All shows are £2 per ticket more if purchased on the door (subject to availability).

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House of Fun 26th January at The Oak

‘Probably the best value for money comedy club in the country’ – The Guardian

On the Last Friday of the month at The Oak, Headingley we feature the best comedy talent – household names of the past, present and future… right on your doorstep!

 

 

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Stephen Bailey: Can’t Think Straight

“Bailey has a natural chemistry with his audience and this is where he truly comes into his own” – Broadway Baby

Stephen Bailey is a comedian, television personality and writer with a brand of gossipy humour that has made him one of the most enjoyable acts on the UK comedy circuit today. He is both potty-mouthed and incredibly quick thinking with audiences relating to his sassy style as he takes to the stage with fantastic natural wit and masses of charisma

His star has been rising over the last few years as he has become a regular face on Channel 5’s ‘Big Brother’s Bit on the Side’ and made guest appearances on numerous shows including ITV2’s ‘Safeword’, ‘CelebAbiilty’, W’s ‘Celebrity Advice Bureau’ and Channel 5’s ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’.

​​He has recently supported Katherine Ryan & Jenny Eclair on their UK tours and this year sees Stephen travel the country with his own headline tour as he heads out with his five-star, critically-acclaimed show ‘Stephen Bailey: Can’t Think Straight’, which he excitedly brings to Leeds

“Bailey is an absolute crowd-pleaser, getting the room howling with laughter.”

– Chortle

★★★★★ – One4Review

★★★★★ – Fringe Guru

★★★★★ – Voice Magazine

★★★★ – Sunday Express

★★★★ – The Herald

★★★★ – The New Current

★★★★ – The Gay UK

★★★★ – To Do List

★★★★ – ScotsGay

Advance tickets are available online now from SEE TICKETS, TICKETWEB, LUNA TICKETS & SKIDDLE (all subject to their booking fees).  Also available in person from the venue where there are no booking fees. All shows are £2 per ticket more if purchased on the door (subject to availability).

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House of Fun 23rd February at Heart

Due to refurbishment work at our usual home The Original Oak; this show will take place at HEART, about 250 yds from The Oak.

Line up change to Friday 23rd Feb.

Angela Barnes and Katie Mulgrew are both still performing as planned. They are joined by the hilarious Sam Avery, as Gary Delaney has been forced to postpone his appearance until next month’s show on Friday 30th March.

If you have already purchased tickets for this show, you have been contacted by email.

We are looking forward to a fantastic show this Friday, don’t forget that the venue for this show is HEART in Headingley (not the Oak!)

Within a couple of years of realising a long held ambition to become a comedian ANGELA BARNES had won the 2011 BBC New Comedy Award and so began the career of one of the brightest stars in comedy.

Within a couple of years she had joined the cast of the Channel 4’s topical show ‘Stand Up for the Week’ became a regular panelist on Radio 4’s The News Quiz and began hosting Radio 4’s ‘Newsjack’. She has gone on to become a regular on ‘Mock The Week’ and made a hugely successful appearance on BBC1’s ‘Live At The Apollo’ as well as appearances on ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’, ‘Eddie Izzard’s Laughs in the Park’ on BBC Two and Dave’s ‘Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled’

She has continued to be a regular on the stand-up and festival circuits and takes as break from her current UK tour to play at the House Of Fun.

“Angela Barnes is the best mainstream female comedian I’ve seen since Sarah Millican… I can’t be any clearer than that can I?” – EVENING STANDARD

KATIE MULGREW really likes making people laugh. It’s kinda her thing and she gigs all over the country in comedy clubs doing just that, to great success.

She’s done lots of lovely things whilst being a comedian like being on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 2. She got to be very silly indeed on a couple of episodes of the CBBC show, ‘The Dog Ate My Homework’.

She won the inaugural 2015 Liverpool Hope playwriting prize with her play ‘OMNIBUS’ which was staged at the Unity theatre in June 2017 in a co-production with the Liverpool Royal Court to rave reviews!

“…enjoyable, lively and very funny. A great hour of comedy.” – Metro            

 

 

An Evening With Rob Schneider

A house-hold name and a bona-fide comedy star, Rob Schneider is well known around the world for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting whilst also becoming one of the most popular stand-ups in America and plays Leeds as one of only five dates on an exclusive, low-key taster-tour.

He began his stand-up career while still in high school and an appearance on the HBO ‘Annual Young Comedians’ special led working on the seminal sketch comedy series ‘Saturday Night Live’ where he won three Emmy Awards as part of the writing team. He swiftly graduated from writer to full cast member and for five years starred in the influential comedy series alongside Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, David Spade and Chris Rock.

He went on to star in the 1999 feature film ‘Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo’ and the sequel ‘Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo’ followed by ‘The Animal’, ‘The Hot Chick’ and the family comedy, ‘The Benchwarmers’ as well appearances in ‘Muppets from Space’ and the 2004 remake of ‘Around the World in 80 Days’

Schneider has also appeared in numerous comedies starring his SNL comrade Adam Sandler including ‘Grown Ups’, ‘The Waterboy’, ‘Big Daddy’, ‘Little Nicky’, ‘50 First Dates’, ‘The Longest Yard’ and ‘You Don’t Mess with the Zohan’.

On TV he appeared on numerous episodes of the popular shows ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Ally McBeal’ and was a frequent guest on the late-night US variety program ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ including an infamous episode where he showed up in drag as actress Lindsay Lohan after the latter cancelled following a controversial arrest for drink driving.

In the last few years, Schneider starred as the title character in the CBS-TV situation comedy ‘Rob’ and when the series came to an end he created the docu-series ‘Real Rob’ for Netflix, which focuses on the day-to-day hijinks of his life and includes real-life wife, and daughter and marks the first time any actor has ever written, produced, starred in, directed and financed a television show.

Advance tickets are available online now from SEE TICKETS, TICKETWEB, LUNA TICKETS & SKIDDLE (all subject to their booking fees).  Also available in person from the venue where there are no booking fees. All shows are £2 per ticket more if purchased on the door (subject to availability).

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House of Fun 24th November at The Oak

‘Probably the best value for money comedy club in the country’ – The Guardian

On the Last Friday of the month at The Oak, Headingley we feature the best comedy talent – household names of the past, present and future… right on your doorstep!

 

 

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Rachel Parris: It’s Fun To Pretend

Viral sensation Rachel Parris, star of BBC’s ‘The Mash Report’, presents a comedy show packed with stand-up, song, sketch, and inevitably a sideways swipe at society.

In this tour show she showcases some of her best bits, from her trademark comic anthems, to her all-too relatable, bittersweet stand-up, alongside brand new material looking at the insane events of this year.

Once described as “Tim Minchin in a frock”, Rachel is an award-winning musical comedian, actress and improviser with her songs having been played on BBC Radio 4 and BBC 6 Music. She began improv comedy a decade ago and has performed regularly with The ‘Comedy Store Players’ and ‘The Beau Zeaux’ as well as guesting with ‘Grand Theft Impro’ and the Magnet in New York and being a core cast member of the Austentatious improv group.

Along with the aforementioned ‘The Mash Report’, she has appeared on Channel 4’s ‘The IT Crowd’ and in BBC Three’s ‘Murder in Successville’, as well as presenting  ‘Thronecast’ on Sky Atlanticand the hugely popular ‘Throneroom’ podcast.

“Tears of laughter… endearingly frank and funny” – Guardian

“A gifted performer” – Times

“This is classy, clever comedy – uproarious” – Scotsman 

Advance tickets are available online now from SEE TICKETS, TICKETWEB, LUNA TICKETS & SKIDDLE (all subject to their booking fees).  Also available in person from the venue where there are no booking fees. All shows are £2 per ticket more if purchased on the door (subject to availability).

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House of Fun 27th October at The Oak

‘Probably the best value for money comedy club in the country’ – The Guardian

On the Last Friday of the month at The Oak, Headingley we feature the best comedy talent – household names of the past, present and future… right on your doorstep!

 

 

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Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

‘It’s a failing of the comedy industry that there aren’t more voices like Jamali Maddix on the circuit.’ **** Chortle

Critically acclaimed comedian and host of Viceland’s ‘Hate Thy Neighbour’, Jamali Maddix is embarking on his first World Tour. He’ll be bringing brutally honest and unflinching material on the state of society along with personal tales from his travels around the world of hate and moral confrontation.

Jamali is one of most promising and exciting acts to hit the circuit in years.

With an assured stage presence and considered material that comes from a fresh perspective, he already has the aura of a successful comic well beyond his years and his natural confidence and charm allow him to tread gracefully across more sensitive topics leaving many of his contemporaries behind.

As well as being a highly regarded stand-up he has also been seen on ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC), ‘The John Bishop Show’ (BBC), ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ (C4) and ‘Dara O’Brien’s Go 8-Bit 8’ (Dave).

“Something to offend everyone” **** The Sunday Times

“This is one of those shows you could happily watch—or actively experience—for hours” **** The List

Advance tickets are available online now from SEE TICKETS, TICKETWEB, LUNA TICKETS & SKIDDLE (all subject to their booking fees).  Also available in person from the venue where there are no booking fees. All shows are £2 per ticket more if purchased on the door (subject to availability).

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