The Indians Are Coming… so round up your friends and join us for an uplifting night of laughter!
- Sukh Ojla (Mock The Week, Life Sukhs, BBC)
- Preet Singh (British Comedian of the Year Semi Finalist, BBC AN)
- Raj Poojara (BBC Regional Finalist, So You Think You’re Funny Semi-finalist)
- Tommy Sandhu (BBC, Brownload)
If you’ve never been to one of these nights before then get ready for belly laughs that are big enough to burn off an entire Biryani!
It’s a comedy night with a tantalising thali of talent. The Indians Are Coming brings you an exceptional selection of both established and new comedy acts from across the globe.
We also pride ourselves on championing comedians who appeal to comedy lovers of all backgrounds – so grab your tickets and head down for an enthralling and entertaining night!
Our events are the perfect place to come for a guaranteed fun night out where you can unwind, relax and have a laugh with friends, family or work colleagues.
What you waiting for? Get your tickets now!
COBO: Comedy Shutdown brings a Christmas Special to Leeds. Round up your friends and family and join us for an uplifting night of laughter!
- Richard Blackwood (MTV, ITV, BBC, CH4)
- Michael Odewale (Comedy Central, CH4, ITV)
- Shabz Kariem (energetic and hard hitting)
- Lovell Smith (Best New Act 2019)
If you’ve never been to one of these nights before then get ready for an evening of rip-roaring, back slapping belly laughs!
We pride ourselves on championing comedians who appeal to comedy lovers of all backgrounds – so grab your tickets and head down for a night of good vibes!
Our events are the perfect place to come to for a guaranteed fun night out where you can unwind, relax and have a laugh with friends, family or work colleagues.
New Year’s Eve Comedy Celebrations
“The Wardrobe does one of the best New Year’s Eve dos in Leeds” – Leeds List
Always a sell-out, our special four act New Year’s Eve Comedy Club stars Chris Washington. Nin Gilligan, Andre Vincent & Hayley Ellis, With the bar open until the small hours featuring live NYC style brass band and our esteemed DJs, there really is no better way of seeing in the new year!
Special NYE Menu and combined dinner and comedy ticket also available from the venue
Doors at 7pm Show at 8pm
Price £25adv £30otd
Over 18s only.
Fresh from winning ‘Best Newcomer’ at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards and appearing on BBC Radio 4 institution ‘Just A Minute’, join one of India’s most exciting comics as she embarks on her debut UK tour.
Urooj is a stand-up comedian who hails from Mumbai, India. She not only has a degree in psychology but later went on to be in therapy herself. What is her show about, you ask? I think you should ask YOURSELF why you insist on knowing everything. Why don’t you just show up for the thing, be surprised, and go with the flow?*
*Okay, I’ll tell you: the show is about her, her family, things that annoy her, and things she loves. She will obviously talk about herself since she’s already speaking in the third person. Please come to my show. I love you.
Winner: Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer 2023
“Back-to-back laughs… Urooj Ashfaq is a must-see” The Wee Review ★★★★★
“An electrifying comic talent from Mumbai” The Times ★★★★
“An utterly endearing comic” Fest ★★★★
A show about trying to be a good person while staying a badman with an exploration of empathy, morality and political contradiction.
As seen on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Have I Got News for You’, ‘The Big Narstie Show’, ‘8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’ and ‘Unapologetic’.
“Urgent, uncompromising and refreshingly radical fare” Telegraph
“His set – edgy, thoughtful, beholden to no one – raised the roof” Guardian
“Defiant and fearless” Metro
Hot off the back of a sold-out Edinburgh Fringe run Tatty Macleod is bringing her certain je ne sais quoi to the stage with her debut hour of comedy: Fugue
Building on her hugely popular English vs French online sketches she asks the important questions like; Is he a f*ckboi or is he just French? Do I have a drinking problem or am I just English?
This is a stand-up show about belonging, finding your tribe, or not, and how to be ok with that.
TIME-OUT 10 OF THE BEST COMEDY SHOWS AT THE FRINGE 2023
EVENING STANDARD 12 RISING STAR COMEDIANS OF THE FRINGE
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Tom Houghton: It's Not Ideal
After an incredible break-out year, the multi-viral, social media sensation, star of Netflix ‘The Circle’ and host of ‘Very British Problems: Live’ and ‘Bad Manors’ podcast, Tom Houghton sets out on his biggest and most hilarious show yet.
Having now taken to the international stage with tours of Europe and America, the man who asked us “Do you ski?” returns to the UK to ponder a new question.
In an age where tradition and progress are wrestling against each other; what are the parts of ourselves that need shedding and what is worth holding on to?
“Clever, passionate and soulful“ ★★★★★
The New European
“A twisted view of the world“ ★★★★★
The Sunday Express
“Get your tickets today. Tomorrow may well be too late. A Star is Born“ ★★★★★
One 4 Review
“Everyone’s cup of tea… Brilliant, bright and insightful” ★★★★★
“This unexpected tour de force warrants a 21-gun salute“ ★★★★
The Daily Telegraph
“A crafty idiot “ ★★★★
The Daily Mail
“Now that’s class“ ★★★★
Phil Chapman has made his name as one of the top MCs in the country, combining killer topical jokes with his razor-sharp wit, he brings his show Enthusiast to The Wardrobe. Come spend and hour with ‘El Chapo’ and see what the fuss is about.
“An instant hit” - Liverpool Echo
“One of my favourite acts to watch” - Paul Smith
"About as funny as watching p*ss dry" Carl Martin Hutchins
After crushing it opening for Russell Howard’s SOLD-OUT UK Tour, Steve Hall and Steve Williams are in town with a double dose of fantastic stand up.
Steve Williams has appeared on ‘Tonight at the Palladium’ (ITV1), ‘Russell Howard’s Good News ‘(BBC2), ‘Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow’ (BBC1), co-wrote A Gert Lush Christmas (BBC1), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), The Week That Wasn’t (Sky One) and many, many more…
Steve Hall is an Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee and 1/3rd of legendary sketch group ‘We Are Klang’(BBC3), he regularly appears on Frank Skinner’s Radio Show, has written for The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), A League of Their Own (Sky One) and many other shows…
Two comedians, one night, one winner – you!
‘One of the UK’s finest Comedians’ (Metro)
'A rising star' (Sunday Times)
‘Williams is emerging as a master' (The Scotsman)
‘Breathtaking comic firepower’ – (The Scotsman)
‘Nothing short of hysterical’ (The List)
‘The most intelligent stand-up you’ve never heard of’ (GQ)
Debut national tour from that guy (@mattgreencomedy) you've seen on Twitter being funny about politics. A stand-up show featuring jokes about politics and jokes not about politics. That probably covers it.
Matt has achieved millions of views for his online satirical comedy videos since he started making them during lockdown. He’s also been performing stand-up comedy for nearly 20 years, and this is his first show since the madness of Covid/Johnson/Truss/Lord-knows-what-else began.
Watch him try to make sense of the world as we head into another year of elections, culture wars and who knows what else. Plus discover: exactly who is that guy behind the videos?
May also feature an appearance from a Tory Minister - if Matt can afford his daily rate…
As seen and heard on Late Night Mash, Avoidance, The Witchfinder, Mrs Sidhu Investigates, Times Radio, Oh God What Now? and many more.
“Green’s takes on the absurdity of real life make us howl with laughter from beginning to end” ***** (Views from the Gods)
"Green is the definition of a charming comic... it's impossible to not find something for you in the show, staying topical without being preachy...a well-paced hour of chortling...We certainly left with a big smile on our faces." **** (Broadway Baby)
After a year of performing worldwide, award-winning comedian, Aurie Styla is back on tour with his biggest one to date.
Join him as he talks about this wild world, and his journey to make sense of it, in ‘The Aurator’
As seen on ‘Deep Fake Neighbour Wars’ (ITVX), ‘Comedy Central Live’, ‘Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club’ (ITV), ‘Life’s A Pitch’ (Sky), ‘Don’t Hate The Playaz’ (ITV), ‘The Stand-Up Sketch Show’ (ITV2), ‘Mo Gilligan’s Black British & Funny (C4’) & more.
Jerry Sadowitz: Comedian, Magician, Psychopath!
Jerry Sadowitz, Britain's favourite comedian and magician, is back!
Yes - the man with no visible demographic returns to simultaneously amuse, offend, baffle and upset you while parting you of hard earned cash!
Television appearances include "Love Island", "Michty Me!" (still in production) and "Loose Stools". He is married to Benedict Cumberbatch.
‘Music has Death Metal, film has Wes Craven, and comedy has Jerry Sadowitz… brutal but brilliant’ ***** Scotland On Sunday
‘An absolute dumpster fire of decorum… hysterically funny’ **** The Guardian
‘Outright hilarious’ **** The Times
Strictly over 18s only – contains very strong language and themes.
What’s a little evil amongst friends? Fresh from a complete sell-out extended run at the Edinburgh Fringe, award-winning gossip and TikTok starlet Daniel Foxx delivers a sensational show about childhood, Tilda Swinton and bullying (but in a chic way).
With his trademark wit and grandmother's pearls, he's taking us back to the 2000s, when the Special K diet was all the rage and the only queer representation was Jafar.
As seen on BBC One, BBC Three, Comedy Central UK and on Instagram and TikTok. Tour support for Josh Widdicombe, Rosie Jones, Sofie Hagen and Judi Love.
Nominated for the NextUp BIGGEST Award in Comedy at Edinburgh Fringe 2023, officially recommended by British Comedy Guide and featured in Dave’s Top Ten Jokes of the Fringe 2023.
‘Utterly hilarious and effortlessly charismatic’ ★★★★★ Rolling Stone
‘Foxx is a supremely gifted comic whose skill for recall, rapport with the audience and witty, intelligent, filthy material makes him a true Fringe stand-out’ ★★★★★ North West End UK
‘Relentlessly hilarious’ ★★★★★ Broadway World
‘A show that made us laugh so hard we’re pretty sure we broke a sound barrier’ ★★★★★
‘An impressively accomplished act for one so relatively new, in secure knowledge of himself and his talents’ ★★★★ The Scotsman
‘This is a proper funny show with hidden depths’ ★★★★ The List
'Fabulous' - Nigella Lawson
British Comedian of the Year Winner and social media sensation Jeff Innocent is embarking on his first ever nationwide UK tour.
Jeff will be 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
Jay Z famously said 'Once a good girl goes bad, they’re gone forever'. Irish comedian Mike Rice was a good girl and he’s gone bad.
Mike Rice is embarking on his debut tour of his hilarious new show, where he explores how a once good Catholic boy has taken the devil as a dance partner.
Mike has millions of views online and has featured on BBC, RTE, and Radio 1.
'The best new comedian I’ve seen in years' (Karl Spain).
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.
Jake Lambert is going on his first national tour. Described as "A joke machine" by The Telegraph, the show will see the comedian talk about trying to navigate his way through everyday life, why he has a fear of being normal, and asking why we all feel the need to ask strangers what breed their dogs are.
It seems the perfect time for his first tour too; his online videos have gained over 150million views, he has been supporting Michael McIntyre on his worldwide tour and he will be appearing on the next series of Live at the Apollo.
★★★★★ "...pure brilliance from start to finish" - London Theatre 1
★★★★★ “An absolute must-see” - RGM
★★★★- "A joke machine" - The Telegraph
★★★★ "A great storyteller" - The Arts Desk
★★★★ "Winningly self-deprecating" – Chortle
★★★★ “All the ingredients are there to make Jake Lambert a household name” - ITalkTelly
★★★★ "Catalyses laughter that cannot be contained" - Fest Magazine
With over 20 million views online, MC Hammersmith is a multi-award winning freestyle rap comedian.
He is the world's leading gangsta rapper to ever emerge from the ghetto of middle-class west London.
He presents an evening of improvised comedy raps based entirely on your suggestions. You'll leave astounded at the speed of his brain, the spontaneity of his punchlines, and the stability of his upbringing.
Never the same show twice, surprise guests, and lightning-fast hip hop comedy.
Jaw-dropping, hilarious, utterly unbelievable.
'The world's leading freestyle rapper' ★★★★★ The Advertiser
'Turns stories into stomach-achingly funny raps as easily as breathing' ★★★★★ EdFringeReview
'Tear streaming laughter' ★★★★★ Press and Journal
WINNER - Best Variety, 2020 Scottish Comedy Awards
WINNER - Best Newcomer, 2018 Scottish Comedy Awards
'A shy, somewhat repressed ex-private school attendee... blazing through an incredible freestyle rap' -
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“ ★★★★★
“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.
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
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
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).
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)
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
The Wardrobe 6 St. Peters Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS9 8AH Tel: 0113 383 8800
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