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Ray Bradshaw: Doppelginger

April 25th @ 7:30 pm
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Multi award winning comedian Ray Bradshaw is forever being told “you look just like my mate…” where ever he goes. It’s been happening for years and he’s worried about it. Either someone is cloning generic bald men or, there’s a ginger bearded bald man out there who’s doing a bad job of stalking Ray. In his brand-new show Doppelginger, Ray is going to use the latest in genetic research (the internet) to try and put an end to this once and for all. He’s on a quest to find the person who looks most like him.

Doppelginger is a funny heartwarming comedy show about a silly search for a man with an orange beard who’s follicly challenged. If you have a bald, ginger bearded friend in their 30s (true at time of writing), then bring them along. You never know – they could be The One.

Ray’s last show Deaf Com One was a huge success and sold-out theatres across the world. The show was all about growing up with deaf parents and as a result every show of Doppelginger will have a BSL interpreter. Ray has previously supported John Bishop on his UK arena tour after John described him as ‘one of the best comedians in the country’.

“Bradshaw is raucously funny … captivating, funny and sharply executed“ ★★★★★
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“funny and fascinating… one in six of us will lose our sense of hearing. Deaf Comedy Fam proves it doesn’t mean you have to lose your sense of humour” ★★★★ The Scotsman

“this years most groundbreaking show“ ★★★★ Short.com

“I grinned from ear to ear for the entire hour“ ★★★★ Voice Magazine

“Has a clear comedy gift” ★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News

Late Comers Will Not Be Admitted

This show will have a BSL interpreter for customers who will find this beneficial.

Jamie Hutchinson: Waterslide

April 26th @ 7:30 pm
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Host of ‘Hot Water’s Green Room’ podcast and Manchester Comedian of the Year, Jamie Hutchinson is one of the brightest sparks on the UK circuit having recently headlined the prestigious Big Value Late Show at the Edinburgh Fringe and nominated for the Leicester Mercury Comedy award. The first three dates with us have already sold out (750 tickets!) so make sure you grab this final chance to see the show.

Jarlath Regan: Yer Man

May 2nd @ 7:30 pm
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Jarlath Regan - Yer Man

Following millions of downloads and views on Youtube, TikTok and Instagram Jarlath Regan’s epic new standup comedy show “Yer Man” has landed. Ireland’s favourite Irishman Abroad is back after appearances on Tonight At The Palladium (ITV), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC) and Goggle Box (Channel 4). As recommended by Ardal O’Hanlon, Marc Maron, Jack Whitehall, Joe Wilkinson, Deborah Frances White, The Guardian and Tripadvisor.

‘Side-splitting stuff’ ★★★★ - Metro

'A master at work' - Patrick Kielty

‘More laughs in the first 15 minutes than most comedians can muster in an hour’ - Herald ★★★★

"Comedy genius" - The Irish Times

Jamie Hutchinson: Waterslide

May 7th @ 7:30 pm
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Host of ‘Hot Water’s Green Room’ podcast and Manchester Comedian of the Year, Jamie Hutchinson is one of the brightest sparks on the UK circuit having recently headlined the prestigious Big Value Late Show at the Edinburgh Fringe and nominated for the Leicester Mercury Comedy award.
The first four dates with us have already sold out (1,000 tickets!) so make sure you grab this final, final chance to see the show.

Chris Kent: Back At It

May 9th @ 7:30 pm
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Cork man Chris Kent returns with his brand-new show, ‘Back At It”’
After a dose of the real world (having gone back to the day job as an electrician), Chris found himself with two jobs and the ridiculous notion of trying to buy a house.
It turns out he did not have enough jobs. Something had to give and sure there’s no future in electricity anyway ...

"Chris is effortlessly hilarious, an incredible storyteller and one of my favourite comedians working anywhere today."- James Acaster

"He really makes me laugh and I think his stuff is so smart, he would be one of the best comics that I would have seen. He's fantastic."- Tommy Tiernan

"Beautifully laid back style, where the punchlines come at you out of the blue."- Foil Arms & Hog

Laura Smyth: Living My Best Life

May 23rd @ 7:30 pm
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Star of ‘Live At The Apollo’, Laura Smyth’s brand-new show explores all aspects of modern life. She has fun mugging off all the madness of parenting, childhood, school, marriage, social media, work, and chasing her dreams. In her own inimitable style, she gets to the truth of the human experience, treading the line between bluntness and warmth throughout. Ultimately, she is asking how ‘living your best life’ is actually achieved – heads up: it don’t involve Instagram!

Fresh from tour support for Jack Whitehall and Michelle de Swarte, this is her at her uncensored and ridiculous best.

BRITISH PODCAST AWARDS 2023: BEST COMEDY (NOMINEE) FOR ‘BANG ON IT’

FUNNY WOMEN AWARDS 2019: WINNER

“One of the best acts I’ve seen in a long, long time” – Romesh Ranganathan
“A proper star in the making” – Jack Whitehall
“A comic powerhouse” – Mo Gilligan
“Laura is a brilliant comedian whipsmart, warm and very very funny” – Roisin Conaty
“A force of nature” – Chortle
“Naturally funny” – Jo Brand

Jamali Maddix: Work In progress

May 28th @ 7:30 pm
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Jamali Maddix is back in Leeds for an exclusive show working out a new hour of exhilarating stand-up.

As seen on ‘Taskmaster’ (Channel 4),’ Frankie Boyle's New World Order’ (BBC Two),’ Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ (Sky) and his critically acclaimed series ‘Hate Thy Neighbor’ for Vice.

Sukh Ojla - The Aunty Years

June 9th @ 6:00 pm
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Sukh keeps being told that she’s successful. She’s been on telly, had a book published and even been trolled on Twitter. So why does she still feel like a toddler who has lost their Mum in Tesco’s?
Join Sukh as she approaches 40 and figures out middle age, pretending to be a grown up and the joy of a Tupperware set.
Sukh Ojla is a comedian, actor and writer. Her first book, ‘Sunny’, was released in 2022.As a comedian, Sukh has performed on many TV shows including, The Big Asian Stand-Up Show (BBC Two), Comedy Guide to Life (Dave), Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club (ITV), Comedy Central Live and features in Sky’s Dating No Filter.
In 2019, Sukh took her debut solo show ‘For Sukh’s Sake’ to Edinburgh, which received rave reviews including 5* from Funny Women. Last year, Sukh returned to her nationwide tour of ‘Life Sukhs’ to critical acclaim.
Television credits include Feel Good (Channel 4), Bridgerton (Netflix), The End of the F**king World (Channel 4), GameFace (Channel 4), Hospital People (BBC1), Black Mirror (Channel 4) and EastEnders (BBC1).

COBO: Comedy Shutdown

June 9th @ 8:00 pm
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COBO: Comedy Shutdown is back, bringing the joy of laughter to a venue near you! Gather your crew and come on down for an unforgettable evening of hilarity!
Acts:

– Kevin J (BBC, MTV)
– Kyrah Gray (Netflix, Comedy Central Live)
– Ed Hear (The Batman (2022), Venom (2021))
– Gbemi Oladipo (BBC New Comedian of the Year Nominee)

If you've yet to experience one of our shows, brace yourself for a night filled with side-splitting, knee-slapping comedy!

Our events are not just about delivering jokes; they showcase the incredible diversity of comedic talent out there. We're committed to featuring comedians who can entertain comedy enthusiasts from all walks of life.

So, secure your tickets now and join us for a night bursting with positive energy and uproarious laughter!

COBO: Comedy Shutdown, proudly presented by LuvEntertainment, an esteemed provider of comedy events since 2009, honored with multiple industry awards.

The COBO: Comedy Shutdown tour delivers unforgettable, high-caliber events across the UK, showcasing top-tier comedy talent, both seasoned and emerging, from homegrown stars to international sensations. We're dedicated to highlighting comedians who resonate with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Our events offer the ideal opportunity for a guaranteed night of fun, where you can kick back, unwind, and share laughs with friends, family, or co-workers.

Daliso Chaponda: Feed This Black Man Again

June 13th @ 7:30 pm
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Daliso did his first show, ‘Feed This Black Man’ 20 years ago. The jokes were mediocre, there was a rap about poverty in the middle (which was as offensive as you might imagine) and the big finale involved a sandwich on stage.

20 years later, Daliso has done the ‘Royal Variety Performance’, written and performed four series of ‘Citizen of Nowher’e on BBC Radio 4, been a ‘Britain's Got Talent’ finalist, toured nationwide and abroad... all sorts of things the 22-year-old Chaponda would never have imagined possible.

So, Feed This Black Man Again is a do-over, as the now widely-loved comic revisits the themes of that ancient debut show with the considerably enhanced comic talents that two decades' experience brings you. Along the way he'll examine the huge differences between the way you think life will be at twenty, and the reality. Probably no sandwich at the end this time.

★★★★ “Full of sharp one-liners and well crafted gags...a real talent” Metro

“Gets laughs out of topics other comedians shun” The Guardian

“Brilliantly bold, thoroughly engaging and provocative” Wee Review

Mark Simmons: Quip Off The Mark

June 15th @ 7:30 pm
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As seen on Mock The Week, BT Sport and ITV, ‘Master of one-liners’, and social media phenomenon, MARK SIMMONS brings his sell-out tour show back to Leeds due to phenomenal demand.

This isn’t your average one-liner show as there is the running theme throughout.
His parents have sold the house he grew up in and has to collect his box of stuff from the loft. Come discover what’s in the box in this top-level one-liner show structured in a way you’ve never seen before.

Mark joined Dara O’Brian and Hugh Dennis on BBC2’s ‘Mock The Week’ as a semi-regular guest and has also appeared in other TV shows such as ITV’s ‘Out There’, BBC Radio 4ExtraStands Up, a Channel 4 pilot starring alongside Bridget Christie, as well as BBC3’s One For The Road.

“One of the UK’s pre-eminent pun merchants…the quickest quipster in showbusiness.” - Evening Standard

“Absolutely hilarious.” The Scotsman ★★★★

“A talented comic with an artisan’s grasp of joke writing.” Chortle ★★★★

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Game Of Thrones spoiler - https://www.youtube.com/shorts/KQ_nuGosd64
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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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Dane Baptiste: Bapsquire

November 20th @ 7:30 pm
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Following his award-nominated tour, 'The Chocolate Chip' Dane Baptiste returns with a brand-new show and mentality.
Most of us are supposed to mellow with age, and Dane shouldn't be the angry black man the media portrays him to be at times.
But the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Dane Baptiste is now a grown-ass man. No longer 'Daneger', 'Joke Dza', 'ASAP Bap', or any of his old, bad-boy aliases, Dane now presents a mature comic for comedy palettes. Dane Baptiste is BAPSQUIRE.

‘A comical genius’ 5* Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
‘Masterfully crafted’ 5* The Herald
‘A striking set’ 4* Guardian
‘Observational Comedy at its finest’ 4* The Independent

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”

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

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