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Steve Bugeja: Self Doubt (I Think)

June 19th @ 7:30 pm
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Steve Bugeja: Self Doubt (I Think)

The creator and star of ITV2's hit sitcom, ‘Buffering’, is back on the road following a sell-out 2022 tour and a critically acclaimed run at the 2023 Edinburgh fringe festival.
He's appeared on S’tand Up Central’ (Comedy Central), Z’oe Ball On Sunday ‘(ITV), ‘Love Island: Aftersun’ (ITV2) and hosted BBC Radio 4's ‘Economics With Subtitles’.
This year he's discussing babies, eye tests and the time he went on holiday with 20 women.

'Steve's a charming, likeable stand-up with a set packed with gags' (Sunday Post).

'An eye for comic detail that's all his own' (Guardian). '

Plentiful jokes and compelling storytelling' (Scotsman).

'The punchlines come thick and fast as he makes the art of stand-up comedy look effortless' (Ed Fest Mag)

Northern New: LIVE

June 27th @ 7:30 pm
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Comedians IAN SMITH (Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Show nominee, ‘The News
Quiz’, ‘The Now Show’) and AMY GLEDHILL (British Comedy Awards nominee, ‘Would I
Lie To You?’, ‘Late Night Mash’ , ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’) take their critically-acclaimed
comedy podcast NORTHERN NEWS on the road for the very first time, for a Tour of
t’North.
Ian and Amy are two Northerners living in London, missing out on the juicy stories from
their hometowns. Join them as they scour the local rags of the North to find the stories you didn’t know you needed to know.
Who’s tipped to win big at the World Gravy Wrestling Championships? Is there a pig in
Goole that needs coaxing off a mini-roundabout with crisps? Amy and Ian get the scoop on the hottest, creepiest, and downright peculiar news stories from the North.

Chortle Awards 2024: Best Podcast Nominee

Praise for Northern News
‘Hilarious’ Guardian

Praise for Amy Gledhill
‘Remember Gledhill’s name, because it’s about to be everywhere’ ★★★★★ Independent
‘Jaw-droppingly good’ ★★★★ Times

Praise for Ian Smith
‘Catch him now before his inevitable jump to the big time’ Telegraph
‘There are few fringe shows as purely funny as this’ ★★★★ Guardian

Alun Cochrane Previews Jokes That Might End Up Online

July 1st @ 7:15 pm
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Alun Cochrane Previews Jokes That Might End Up Online

Alun Cochrane has been performing somewhat observational, somewhat topical, somewhat curmudgeonly comedy for decades. He has done comedy clubs, some television, some radio, and many festivals.
Nowadays eschewing the Edinburgh fringe, Alun instead is going to record Comedy Specials for YouTube every year, until he has run out of jokes, or of life.
Come see a master of topical observational curmudgeonly comedy ascertain which jokes will one day work on tiny screens for people with even tinier attention spans.

Award-winning stand up comedian Alun Cochrane has appeared on numerous TV shows including Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Russell Howard’s Good News, Mock The Week, Dave’s One Night Stand, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Have I Got News For You and 8 Out Of 10 Cats. He was featured as series regular ‘Sam’ in the Sky Living sitcom Trying Again, alongside Chris Addison and has appeared in Coronation Street, Boomers and Russell Howard’s Christmas film A Gert Lush Christmas.
Alun was the co-host of The Frank Skinner Show on Absolute, for which he received a 2012 Arqiva Award nomination for Best Newcomer. The show also won a Sony Award in 2011 for Best Entertainment Programme and was nominated again in 2012. He regularly features on BBC Radio 4’s The Comedy Club. Other radio credits include The Now Show, Just A Minute, Dilemma, Loose Ends, Lee Mack And Friends and Listomania. Alun wrote and starred in the Radio 4 series Alun Cochrane’s Fun House, offering listeners a room-by-room stand up tour of his home.

Justin Moorhouse : The Greatest Performance of My Life (Preview)

July 1st @ 8:45 pm
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Justin Moorhouse : The Greatest Performance of My Life (Preview)

Not written by AI, honestly!

‘The Greatest Performance of My Life’, a poignant exploration of comedy intertwined with the essence of life's ups and downs. Justin's unparalleled ability to blend side-splitting humour with touching insights offers a rare glimpse into the human condition through the lens of a comedian. This performance is more than just a series of jokes; it's a heartfelt journey through the joys, sorrows, and hilarity of life, delivered with Justin's characteristic charisma and warmth. Prepare to laugh, reflect, and connect deeply with every story, making this evening an unforgettable highlight in your cultural calendar.

He’s not just Young Kenny - the one with the Tiger Face from Phoenix Nights.

Justin has been seen recently on ‘Richard Osman’s House of Games’, ‘Qi’, ‘Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled’ and ‘Live At The Apollo’, and is also a new firm favourite in Dictionary Corner on C4’s’ Countdown’.
You’ll hear him regularly on Radio 4’s ‘The News Quiz’ and as a Champion of Champions on BBC 5Live’s Fighting Talk, as well as his weekly contributions to the Warm Up on Talk Sport with Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning guessing attendances every Sunday morning.
His podcast About 30 Minutes No More than 45 has been a firm favourite with fans for over two hundred episodes and over a million downloads and He continuously tours theatres across the UK.

“The amount of first-rate comic craft that goes into his routines is worthy of admiration.”
THE GUARDIAN

Sara Pascoe: Work In Progress

July 2nd @ 7:15 pm
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Lou Sanders: No Kissing In The Bingo Hall - Work in Progress

July 3rd @ 7:15 pm
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Lou Sanders: No Kissing In The Bingo Hall - Work in Progress
“Just like Tom Cruise does all his own stunts, I’m going to do all my own jokes”.

Olga Koch: Comes From Money (WIP)

July 8th @ 7:15 pm
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Star of ‘Mock The Week’ and ‘QI ‘, Olga Koch is bringing a brand new work-in-progress to Leeds!
She's not really sure what it's about yet, but the title should give you an idea.
★★★★ - The Guardian
★★★★ - The Telegraph
★★★★ - Chortle
★★★★ - The Scotsman

Larry Dean: Some New Jokes

July 8th @ 8:45 pm
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Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee tries some new jokes.
As seen and heard on ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Mock the Week’, ‘Michael McIntyre’s Big Show’ and ‘Shared Baggage’.

★★★★★ - TELEGRAPH, INDEPENDENT, HERALD

“An absolute mastery of stand up, pulling faces, putting on voices, never missing a beat or the chance of a punchline.” ★★★★ Beyond the Joke

Christopher Hall: A Girl For All Seasons

September 13th @ 7:30 pm
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Christopher Hall: A Girl For All Seasons
Social media sensation Christopher tells of his life, as a ‘boy who’s a bit girly really’.
From unhealthy obsessions with pop princesses, falling in line behind the School Classroom Queen Bees, and gaining life lessons from the cast of ‘Bad Girls’ why wouldn’t everyone strive to be girlier?
Men might be from Mars, but girls are from Venus, and, according to Christopher, life’s way more fun over there.
Christopher’s sketches featuring ’Background Singers’, ‘Your Cat’ and ’The Millennial’ have over 12 million likes, 50million views and spawned collaborations with Kylie, Shania Twain and JoJo.

White Yardie: Straight Outta Jamaica 2

September 15th @ 6:00 pm
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You have seen him on the internet now come see the man live !!!!!!!!
White Yardie returns with his brand-new comedy special, come join him for a night of nonstop comedy all brand new material you don’t want to miss.

Count Binface: Bindependence Day

September 18th @ 7:30 pm
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Count Binface has landed! The universe's favourite novelty politician is back on our planet, and just in the nick of time.
He’s here to save us all from imminent disaster with his MEGA plans. (Make Earth Great Again!) 2024 is the biggest year ever for democracy, with elections all over the globe. Binface has more than played his part.
First, he won 24,260 votes in the London Mayoral election when he got endorsed by a national newspaper and beat the fascists of ‘Britain First’.
Next, he is taking on Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak in the General Election (if Rishi makes it that far). And now Binface is invading The Wardrobe in Leeds with his brand-new live comedy show, featuring his unique take on Britain, his special brand of sci-fi satire, and of course his unbeatable manifesto.
Cheaper croissants? Check.
The nationalisation of Adele? Check.
The return of Ceefax? Check.
Water bosses to take a dip in UK rivers to see how they like it? CHECK!
All this and much, much more.

Get up close to the Count on his debut UK tour and be proud that you were there on the march to Bindependence Day!

'Count Binface is out of this world.' (Emily Maitlis)

'Always surprising. Always funny.' (Armando Iannucci)

'Genius.' (David Yelland)

'Like a Banksy of satire.' (Geoff Norcott)

Neil Delamere: Neil by Mouth

September 19th @ 7:30 pm
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Catch the usual, hilarious tall tales, razor sharp observations and quick-witted improvisation for which this top-notch comic has become well known.
As seen on ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘The Blame Game’, Countdown, Celebrity Mastermind, The Celebrity Chase, Beat The Chasers.

‘No TV camera could accurately measure the lightning speed of Delamere’s wit’ - The Irish Times.

Tom Ward: Choose Your Delusion

September 21st @ 7:30 pm
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Do you ever feel like this isn’t how it was meant to be? You wanted your life to be a series of
stylish, cinematic moments… shots of you in a silk robe walking across the smooth wooden
floors of your studio flat, sipping a double espresso - but in fact you’re standing under a
bridge taking a broken microwave from your house-share to the recycling centre. Well, then
Jesus is here for you. As is Tom Ward with his thrilling new show. His hot takes on fantasy vs
reality features ALL the big topics of our times - Masculinity, 3* hotels, erectile dysfunction,
reality TV, adverts, mental health, and of course virtue signalling w**kers.
As seen on Live at The Apollo, QI, Roast Battle + More.
“A genuinely exciting talent” ★★★★★ The Herald
"Hits the millennial sweet spot" ★★★★ Metro
“Fine jokes and star presence" TimeOut
"Inventive, imaginative...Like a post-rave Micky Flanagan" ★★★★ Beyond The Joke
"Packed with first rate gags, impressions and absurdist humour" ★★★★ Broadway Baby
"Always keeps you guessing" Chortle

Red Richardson – Bugatti Live

September 26th @ 7:30 pm
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Red Richardson is one of the most exciting new stand-up comedians in The UK whilst his online ‘Stay Toxic’ sketches have garnered over 30 million views at the time of writing (12.38 pm on 08/11/23).

Join him on his first ever UK tour for a hilarious hour of stand-up comedy where at the time of writing (12.46 pm on 08/11/23) he will cover topics as wide ranging as Saudi Arabia, Drugs, Armitage and Shanks, Mullets, Dictators and the benefits of Drinking alone.

As seen on ‘Ricky Gervais and Friends (Live)’, ‘The Stand-Up Sketch Show’ (ITV2) and ‘The Red Richardson Special’ (You Tube)

"Utterly brilliant, honest, ridiculous, engaging, hilarious. Red is the best type of one off original. He is a master" Harry Enfield

“Red will find his audience and in turn they will become slavishly devoted” **** Chortle

Jeff Innocent: Smart Casual

September 29th @ 7:30 pm
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After a hugely successful first leg, British Comedian of the Year Winner and social media sensation, Jeff Innocent returns to Leeds for an extra date on the second half of his debut nationwide tour, Smart Casual.

Jeff is bringing his unique and hilarious cultural insights on the road for the first time in a career that has spanned almost three decades and earned him a reputation as one of the greatest living comedians the country has to offer.

Highly anticipated and long overdue. This will be an hour of stand-up comedy that you do not want to miss.

"It should be made law that every British Citizen must go and see Jeff Innocent. He's that funny."
Evening Standard

"Jeff Innocent delivers a masterclass in stand-up every time he performs” -The Times

LAURA LEXX: SLINKY

October 2nd @ 7:30 pm
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Join multi award winning stand-up star and viral sensation, Laura Lex) with her highly anticipated UK tour: Slinky.
Firmly established as one of the most sought after headliners on the UK and international comedy circuit, this show is effortlessly heart-warming, hilarious about motherhood, and fearless with the front row.
As seen on: ‘Mock The Week’, ‘Live at The Apollo’, ‘Pointless Celebrities’, Have I Got News For You’ and loads, loads more.
★★★★ GUARDIAN
★★★★ TELEGRAPH
★★★★ ED FEST MAG
★★★★★ BROADWAY BABY

Freddy Quinne: In Sickness

October 3rd @ 7:30 pm
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Turns out laughter isn’t always the best medicine!

Comedic powerhouse, Freddy Quinne is set to embark on his debut nationwide tour. Well…that’s if he doesn’t end up in intensive care again!
In his new, no-holes barred stand-up show, Freddy fearlessly confronts his own mortality with his trademark wit and often brutal punchlines, covering everything from topical news to universal truths.
He might now be eating like a vegan, but rest assured he doesn’t tell jokes like one.

As seen on ITV and heard on ‘Have a Word’ and his acclaimed hit podcast, ‘Dead Men Talking’.

“Mind-blowing comedy” - Daily Mirror
“Hilarious” - The Independent
“A force of nature” - Daily Express

Tom Stade: Risky Business

October 8th @ 7:30 pm
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Tom’s funny and today’s funny don’t always see eye to eye, but that’s cool; it’s not Tom’s way to follow the herd. He much prefers to take the path less travelled (some smart guy once said that).
Join this independent spirit and irrepressible force of nature, as he airdrops his ingenious and unflinching comedy into an ever-changing minefield.
It’s a risky business navigating the tightrope of today’s times but Tom’s approaching it with his usual gusto. Without risk there is no reward.
“ENDLESSLY FUNNY. SLICK, INTELLIGENT, SPARKLING CHARM” Independent
“EVERY INCH A STAR” Daily Record
“DEBAUCHED TRUTH TELLER” Guardian Guide
“UNMISSABLE” Edinburgh Evening News
“NATURAL FLAIR FOR STORYTELLING AND A VILLANOUS SENSE OF HUMOUR. MASTER OF HARDCORE COMEDY” The List

Alfie Brown: Open Hearted Human Enquiry

October 9th @ 7:30 pm
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Alfie Brown: Open Hearted Human Enquiry

The award-winning comedian Alfie Brown is back with his first show since the fabric of his reality disintegrated. In this show Alfie separates his failures from his misfortunes and arrives at the conclusion that ‘life is beautiful’. Captivating and subversive stand-up from one of the very best in the country.

Chortle Best Show Award Winner 2022
Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee 2022
‘The best thing I saw last year’ ★★★★★ - Stewart Lee
'It's tricky to write 350 sensible words when you come out a show simply thinking 'Wow! F**k! Wow!' ★★★★★ - The Scotsman

‘Quite simply the future of British stand-up’ ★★★★★ The List

Hayley Ellis: Hayley's Comic

October 10th @ 7:30 pm
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After the sell-out success of her “The Invisible Mam” show in 2022, Hayley Ellis is back with a brand new show with ‘Hayley’s Comic’
It's a show full of silly stories, observations and audience interactions. Including body confidence when ageing, family holidays, and dinosaurs.
As seen as Tour support for Sarah Millican, Jason Manford, Ellie Taylor and John Bishop

“Brilliantly funny and a joy to watch” - Sarah Millican

“Sharp, clever and very funny” - The Sunday Post

“An original and very funny lady” - Funny Women

Paul Foot: Dissolve

October 13th @ 7:30 pm
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Life is a stress: full of rushed breakfasts, angry people, internal conflict, and Jacob Rees-Mogg. But what happens when everything you thought was important – your problems, grievances against others, your very identity – simply disappears?

Multi-award-winning and trail-blazing comedian, Paul Foot, is back on tour with Dissolve, his most personal, surprising and ground-breaking show ever.

In the year 2022 AD something momentous changed for Paul, and in this show he will reveal how he discovered the secret of life on the outskirts of Lancaster.* Inevitably he does get distracted by King Tutankhamun, the House of Lords, Sir Cliff Richard, officious lollipop ladies and what Jesus might have achieved if he’d been a plumber.

As seen on ‘Would I Lie To You?’, ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ and ‘8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’.

‘Funnier and more daring than I’ve ever seen him... [has] the audience laughing so hard they’re about to leave their bodies’ ★★★★★ Chortle

*To be clear, Paul discovered the secret of life while he was located on the outskirts of Lancaster. Not the secret to living on the outskirts of Lancaster. There isn’t an answer to that

Pierre Novellie: Why Are You Laughing?

October 17th @ 7:30 pm
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Pierre Novellie is known for his award-winning comedy/observations which you might have enjoyed on The Frank Skinner Show on Absolute Radio, the hit podcast BudPod with Phil Wang, World’s Most Dangerous Roads and The Now Show on Radio 4.

He can’t stress enough that he thinks these thoughts are normal and reasonable – it’s you people that don’t make sense. He is the normal one, definitely, but that does raise an important question:

Why are you laughing?

“pulls huge big laughs… you’ll still be laughing about it as you walk away” ★★★★★ Scotsman

“One of the most masterful displays of pure stand-up I’ve seen this year… he’s one of the best we’ve got” ★★★★ Chortle

'Hilarious' ★★★★ Times

Ian Stone: Is Keeping It Together

October 19th @ 7:30 pm
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Ian Stone is a "A masterful exponent of self-mocking Jewish humour" according to The Times, he’s been ranked “one of the top ten comedians in the UK” by The Independent and The Guardian said that he’s "Seriously funny”. His show at the 2023 Edinburgh fringe ‘Ian Stone will Make it Better’, played to packed houses and won a Spirit of The Fringe award.

His new show is called ‘Ian Stone is Keeping it Together’.
sIn spite of everything.
What does it matter that he has all his own hair and teeth and keeps a tight control over his between meal snacking when the Tories are still in power, there’s war in the middle east and Donald Trump could be allowed back (back!!) into the White House? How can there be such terrible pain and suffering in the world even though Ian always rates his WhatsApp call, package delivery and parking experience? And what happens to all the pens he buys? These and other questions will get the answers they deserve.

Ian is a hugely experienced broadcaster, podcaster, writer and a brilliantly funny comedian. He performs at all the major comedy venues/festivals in the UK and around the world. He’s recently begun posting reels on Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and X and very quickly built up a following of over seventy thousand. His reels have had millions of hits.

When he’s not doing stand up comedy, Ian presents a football chat show on TNTSport. Guests have included Alan Davies and Omid Djalili as well as football legends Lee Dixon and Rob Lee.

He hosts the Handbrake Off Arsenal podcast for The Athletic. They recently did their first live show at a sold out Leicester Square theatre.

He wrote To Be Someone, a book about growing up as a teenager and loving The Jam. It’s had over five hundred four and five star reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Paul Weller gave him a quote for the front cover.

For five years, he co-hosted the award winning Rock N Roll Football on Absolute Radio with Ian Wright.

Kai Humphries: Gallivanting

October 24th @ 7:30 pm
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Kai Humphries: Gallivanting

Journey into the mind of once small-town boy, now internationally acclaimed and award-winning comedian, as he galivants around the globe sharing stories, observations and thoughts on thweird and wonderful experiences that have coloured his adventures.

Kai has toured live in 55 countries with Daniel Sloss, opening in massive theatres and arenas all over the world.

Co-star of the brilliantly funny podcast 'Sloss and Humphries on the Road', he also toured nine solo shows including a brilliant run off-Broadway in New York.

Catch Kai in his natural element - live, up close… and hilarious!

‘Massively Funny!’ - ★★★★ Scotsman

‘Absolutely brilliant… Fabulous!’ ★★★★★ - Voice Mag

‘Amazing… a festival highlight’ - ★★★★★ Australia Times

Enormous fun!’ - ★★★★ Chortle

‘Extremely Funny!’ - ★★★★ One4Review

Co-Star of global smash-hit podcast, ‘SLOSS & HUMPHRIES ON THE ROAD’

Dan Nightingale & Fiends

October 25th @ 7:30 pm
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After two hugely successful national comedy tours, Dan Nightingale (host of the ‘Have A Word Podcast’) is doing something a little different in 2024: he's hosting a run of shows with some of his favourite comedians on the bill.
With Dan doing what he does best and some of his very funny Stand-Up friends (or fiends) smashing sets... you won't want to miss out, these shows will be the very best type of comedy mayhem.

Red Richardson – Bugatti Live

October 29th @ 7:30 pm
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Red Richardson is one of the most exciting new stand-up comedians in The UK whilst his online ‘Stay Toxic’ sketches have garnered over 30 million views at the time of writing (12.38 pm on 08/11/23).

Join him on his first ever UK tour for a hilarious hour of stand-up comedy where at the time of writing (12.46 pm on 08/11/23) he will cover topics as wide ranging as Saudi Arabia, Drugs, Armitage and Shanks, Mullets, Dictators and the benefits of Drinking alone.

As seen on ‘Ricky Gervais and Friends (Live)’, ‘The Stand-Up Sketch Show’ (ITV2) and ‘The Red Richardson Special’ (You Tube)

"Utterly brilliant, honest, ridiculous, engaging, hilarious. Red is the best type of one off original. He is a master" Harry Enfield

“Red will find his audience and in turn they will become slavishly devoted” **** Chortle

Rhys Nicholson: Huge Big Party Congratulations!

October 30th @ 7:30 pm
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Rhys Nicholson: Huge Big Party Congratulations!

On this, the year of our Lord 2024, it’s a brand-new, hour-long, stand-up comedy concert from your ol’ pal Rhys Nicholson. Only a coward wouldn’t attend.

Winner Most Outstanding Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2022.

As seen on RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under, Roast Battle UK, The Stand Up Sketch Show, Taskmaster AU & Netflix.

"Skilful, elegant and perfectly crafted stand up.” ★★★★★ The Scotsman

"This is a genuinely great stand-up comedian at work... awe-inspiring to watch." ★★★★★ Time Out

'There are few greater pleasures in Australian comedy than watching Rhys Nicholson in full flight' ★★★★★ The Age Australia

Colin Hoult: Colin

November 5th @ 7:30 pm
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Colin Hoult: Colin

The 2022 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee heads back out on tour. This time as himself; Colin.

Following a huge national tour of ‘The Death of Anna Mann’ in 2022/2023 that saw Colin sell out shows across the country, including additional performances in London’s West End, the critically acclaimed comedian is back with a not-to-be-missed stand-up show about family, fatherhood, and a formative childhood experience with a ouija board and a gorilla.

As seen in Netflix’s ‘Afterlife’, BBC’s ‘Ghosts’, ‘This Time With Alan Partridge’ and ‘Avoidance’ and ‘The Completely Made Up Adventures Of Dick Turpin’ (AppleTV) plus judging the 2023 BBC New Comedy Awards.

‘Terrific… you will laugh yourself silly throughout’ ★★★★★ The Telegraph.
‘Genius… One of the funniest comedy shows I’ve seen’ ★★★★★ The Times.
‘A superb show that I wanted to watch again straight away’ ★★★★★ The Arts Desk.
‘Hilarious… wonderfully lush, intricate tapestry’ ★★★★ The Scotsman.
‘Side-splittingly brilliant…an absolute gift to comedy’ ★★★★★ Broadway World.
‘Sheer comic gold’ ★★★★ Metro

★★★★ The Independent
★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ Evening Standard
★★★★ TimeOut

Ali Woods: At The Moment

November 6th @ 7:30 pm
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Award-winning stand-up comedian and multi-viral online sketch sensation Ali Woods comes to Leeds on his debut stand-up tour!

He’s finally fallen in love with an amazing lady. It’s taken Ali a while…Come on an embarrassing and cathartic journey of teenage angst, relationship fails and learning how to live in the moment. The moment? God how horrible.

Ali has reached over 100 million views with his sketches and stand-up on Instagram and TikTok and is one of the most recognisable new faces in British online comedy.
As seen on ‘Comedy Central Live’, ITV2’s ‘Stand Up Sketch Show’ and heard on BBC Radio 4, TalkRadio, TalkSport alongside hosting his own podcast ‘All I Do Is Fail’.

A past winner of the prestigious Hackney Empire New Act of the Year award, Ali was hand-picked to be the tour support for Russell Kane, Adam Kay and Axel Blake.

***** Everything Theatre
***** LondonTheatre1
**** The Wee Review
**** Deadline News

“In a world of wannabes, Woods is the real deal” (Evening Standard)

“Expect to see big things from this rising star” (The Wee Review)

SOOZ KEMPNER: CLASS OF 2000

November 15th @ 7:30 pm
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The award-winning, viral sensation is hitting the road with a brand-new tour bringing together her sell out fringe 2023 hit and it’s much anticipated 2024 follow up. As the year 2000 approached Sooz was about to turn 15 and the PlayStation 2 was about to launch...it was a new beginning for the world. But with the Millennium Bug was the world also about to end!? Now, almost a quarter of a century later, things feel eerily similar… Sooz is looking at class through the lens of doing her GCSEs in 2000 at a state comp…while knowing all about dressage. Politics, horses, EastEnders and the Millennium Bug. A show for anyone who remembers the year 2000 or had big dreams as a kid.

Sooz is an award-winning comedy performer, singer, writer, and actor who has written and performed eight solo stand-up hours at the Edinburgh Fringe. She is a regular collaborator with Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer the Opera, Made in Dagenham) and hosts two podcasts, Mystery on the Rocks and QueenPod, the official podcast for the band Queen. In Spring 2023 it was announced that Sooz has been cast as Doom in a major new multi- platform Doctor Who spin-off series. Additionally, she will be playing a lead guest role in an upcoming US sitcom for Amazon Prime and CBS.

‘Kempner has funny bones’ **** The Scotsman

‘Kempner has funny bones’ **** The Scotsman

‘Brilliant’ LA Times

‘An unforgettable show… hits the nail on the head at every turn.’ **** Entertainment Now

Russell Hicks: Happy To Be Here

November 21st @ 7:30 pm
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Russell Hicks heads out on his first tour, but not his first rodeo. (Warning: This is a stand up show. NOT a rodeo.) Russell Hicks is here to stay and he really is happy to be here. So, why don’t British People believe him?
Hot off the back of a starring role in an Amazon Prime show that nobody watched, and was cancelled immediately, American Stand Up comedian Russell Hicks, lives in the UK where he allegedly performs stand-up comedy. Naturally, his parents still think he makes his money through some kind of illegal activity, so buy some tickets and help prove his legitimacy!

You may have heard Russell as the voice of Sky Comedy, seen him entertain studio audiences at ‘Have I Got News for You’ or caught him opening for the likes of Al Murray or ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ winner Axel Blake. He’s performed up and down this country, picking up three Leicester Festival nominations along the way. He’s even been officially declared a Global Talent by Arts Council England.

Known for his improvised performances, Russell Hicks has amassed millions of views online, and gained a devoted following of fans who’ve come to know that no two shows will be the same. Considered one of the best improvisers in the country, Russell has appeared on some of the UK’s biggest networks. He has starred in several episodes of ITV’s ‘Stand Up Sketch Show,’ and won the Channel 4 competition series ‘Captive Audience’ with his fully improvised comedy, and starred in Prime Video series ‘Lovestruck High’ narrated by Lindsay Lohan as the loveable Texan Coach Hughes

Carl Hutchinson: Today Years Old

November 28th @ 7:30 pm
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What has quickly become an annual tradition, Carl is back for a third consecutive back-to-back tour.
His storytelling skills & ability to hold an audience is second to none. Rich in observations and exaggerated physical comedy, a night out with this Geordie is guaranteed to have you belly laughing from start to finish.

Audience reviews:

*****
“The most relatable comic ever, great vibes”

*****
“There are some topics that shouldn’t be funny, but the way they’re told and put together is just brilliant”

*****
“Just so, so funny”

Jacob Hawley: SPACE

13/02/2025 @ 7:30 pm
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New stand-up show from award-winning comedian, Jacob Hawley.

Politics for idiots, feminism for lads, love stories for louts and self-care for those who don’t care.

As seen on ‘The Russell Howard Hour’ (Sky1), ‘Ladhood’ (BBC3), ‘The Stand Up Sketch Show’ (ITV2), ‘Secrets of the Comedy Circuit’ (ITVX). Over 4 million views online.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Intelligent & important, his self-aware set sees him explore themes of class and identity in the modern world expertly.” - Sunday Post

⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A down-to-earth talent who's got it in spades.” - The List

“An impeccable hour of man and mic stand up.” - The British Comedy Guide

George Lewis: The Best Thing You’ll Ever Do

27/02/2025 @ 7:30 pm
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George Lewis: The Best Thing You’ll Ever Do

28/02/2025 @ 7:30 pm
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Described as ‘the funniest dad on Instagram’, stand-up comedian George has racked up hundreds of millions of views for his hilarious online sketches about the big things in life, like owning an air fryer, watching a David Beckham documentary, and the excruciating experience of trying to do a jigsaw with your kid.

Now he’s bringing his brand-new stand-up show to the stage. It won’t just be about parenting though, because he has done loads this year. He’s bought a new hoover, watched some more stuff on Netflix… loads.

Between #makingmemories with his kids, George has also appeared on The Stand-Up Sketch Show and Comedy Central Live, written a best-selling book (Don’t Panic! All the stuff the expectant dad needs to know) and has supported Romesh Ranganathan, Tom Allen, Russell Kane and Josh Widdicombe on their national tours.

So, activate the parents’ WhatsApp groups, dump the kids with whoever is willing to have them, and join George for a brilliant night out.

Eshaan Akbar: Live 2025

13/03/2025 @ 7:30 pm
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Eshaan Akbar is back doing jokes on tour! Eshaan’s previous tour, the Pretender, was described by The Times as “pretty sick” (not an actual quote) so this one is likely to be mad good.

Eshaan has supported some of the biggest acts in the UK, including Micky Flanagan, Jason Manford and Kae Kurd, be sure to buy tickets for this much-anticipated tour.

As seen on Sex Education (Netflix), Mock The Week (BBC), QI (BBC), Live At The Apollo (BBC), Comedy Central Live and many more. Forthcoming TV includes The Last Leg (Channel 4) and Pilgrimage (BBC). A long with being heard on award-winning podcasts Have A Word, Ninetwentynine, and Spitting Image, as well as LBC, Times Radio, and Radio 4.

‘An artfully pointed, refreshingly funny hour that suggests a big talent in the making.”
★★★★ The Times

“A fine comic entertainer, an intelligent maker of points and a wealth of fascinating facts”
★★★★ The Scotsman

“Genius stand-up comedy” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

“A story that’s likely to go far” Chortle

Lucy Porter - No Regrets!

03/04/2025 @ 7:30 pm
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The irrepressible Lucy Porter bounces back into action with a show all about regrets. Frank Sinatra had too few to mention, but Lucy’s got hundreds, and she’s prepared to go into graphic detail about all of them.

Disastrous dates, professional calamities, ruined friendships and parenting fails, Lucy describes all the mistakes she’s made, works out why they happened, and ponders how her life would have turned out if she’d acted differently.
Lucy looks at the things we might all collectively regret - not sticking to the work-life balance we strove for during lockdown, not realising that clapping for the NHS wouldn’t be enough to save it, allowing people we thought were quite fun on TV to become politicians.

How does regret tie in with guilt and shame? As a middle-aged, middle-class, left-leaning ex-Catholic, guilt is one of Lucy’s top five hobbies (along with going to the garden centre, doing jigsaws, making bread and watching subtitled foreign dramas on Netflix. She’s also ashamed of all these hobbies.)

It’s not all negative though. If you regret something, you can use it to change your ways: see the thing you regret as your rock bottom, and let it spur you on to become a better person. Lucy looks at how she can use shameful or annoying things from her past to change her future.

Lucy regrets volunteering at the school fete when her kids were younger, because now she’s committed to being the Hook a Duck Lady twice a year for the rest of her life. Maybe she could learn to say No a bit more?

"Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes... Genuinely delightful" ****
The Telegraph
"A treat from start to finish" *****
The Herald

Kae Kurd: What’s O’Kurd

09/10/2025 @ 7:30 pm
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Kae Kurd: What’s O’Kurd

Stand up sensation and social media star Kae Kurd returns with his highly anticipated brand-new tour; What’s O’Kurd.

Co-host of the hit podcast ‘Ain’t Got a Clue’, voice of ITV’s ‘Loaded in Paradise’ and star of ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC), ‘Mock the Week’ (BBC Two), ‘Celebrity Masterchef’ (BBC One) and ‘The Apprentice: You’re Fired’ (BBC Two)

As a hugely in-demand writer, his credits include ‘Cunk & Other Humans’ (BBC Two), ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC Two) and ‘A League of Their Own’ (Sky One)

★★★★ THE HERALD
★★★★ EVENING STANDARD

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