Comedy Gig Guide

They say that laughter is the best medicine, so dose yourself up with a night spent in the presence of some of the finest comedians, coming to a town near you.

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Life And Laughter

Ever been in charge of your own comedy show? Well, now you can be! Giving the audience full control of the topics they talk about, Life And Laughter sees a host of comedians tackling everything from love and relationships, to more social and political issues. To make it even better, the event will be raising money for the outstanding Manhood Academy Charity.

O2 Academy Islington: Sunday 3 June Buy Tickets

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A F#cked Up Evening with the Trailer Park Boys

The Trailer Park Boys have been making audiences laugh for over 15 years now and are showing no signs of stopping. Their hilarious, madcap antics and loveable characters on their TV show have earned them a worldwide, dedicated following and they’re transforming the show from screen to stage this September. Expect the boys to be at their drunkest, funniest and greasiest, for a hysterical night that you’ll never forget.

O2 Academy Brixton: Tuesday 18 September Buy Tickets

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Doug Stanhope

Doug Stanope is vulgar, opinionated, brutally honest, shockingly uninhibited, and certainly not for everybody. However, as a two-time winner of Time Out New York’s Best Comedy Performance of the Year, alongside many other accolades, he’s certainly popular. If you like your comedy with a no-frills attitude, then you need to see Doug Stanhope live.

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Jason Manford

Jason Manford is one of Britain’s most-loved comedians, but it’s been years since he was on stage doing the belly-laughing stand-up we know him for. Fortunately he’s back with new show, Muddle Class, which sees Jason discussing the changes of growing up and life as he now knows it, all delivered with his amiable charm and captivating wit.

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The Hodgetwins

They’ve developed a remarkable following for their hilarious fitness, life and sex advice on YouTube and now twin brother duo, The Hodgetwins, are taking their brutally honest comedy to the stage. Their unique style of audience interaction, catchphrases and edgy sense of humour have made them a must-see act on the upcoming comedy circuit, so grab your chance to see them now.

O2 Academy Leeds: Friday 8 June Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Liverpool: Saturday 9 June Buy Tickets

O2 Forum Kentish Town: Friday 15 June Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Birmingham: Saturday 16 June Buy Tickets

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Dirty Sanchez - 15 Years of Dirty Sanchez live - feat. Lee Dainton & Matthew Pritchard

Following a successful initial run of live dates, the men behind Dirty Sanchez are back and ready to tell more gruesome and shocking stories from the show. Matt Pritchard and Lee Dainton are celebrating the 15th anniversary of the show by sharing behind the scenes secrets and never before seen footage from MTV’s most chaotic programme. This one isn’t for the fainthearted.

O2 Academy Islington: Tuesday 18 September Buy Tickets

O2 Institute Birmingham: Wednesday 19 September Buy Tickets

O2 ABC Glasgow: Thursday 20 September Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Newcastle: Friday 21 September Buy Tickets

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Mo Gilligan AKA Mo the Comedian

Combining music with perfectly pitched observational comedy, Mo Gilligan's viral videos have seen praise from the likes of Drake and Stormzy, amongst others. Not just a social media influencer, he’s quickly becoming a voice for his generation and represents the modern future of British comedy.

O2 Academy Birmingham: Friday 8 June Sold Out

O2 Apollo Manchester: Friday 12 October Buy Tickets

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Blame It On Bianca Del Rio

After a sold out tour last year, Bianca Del Rio, a previous RuPaul’s Drag Race queen and international hateful clown in a gown, is back with a brand new show. An expert on nothing, with an opinion on everything, her outrageous comedy and eccentric theatrics see her command a stage like no other and she’ll leave you howling from start to finish.

O2 Apollo Manchester: Wednesday 18 July Buy Tickets

O2 Apollo Manchester: Monday 23 July Sold Out

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Joe Lycett

One of the funniest and most-loved performers on the UK comedy circuit right now, Joe Lycett is a rising star with bundles of stage presence and effortless charm. On his brand new stand-up tour, he’ll be sharing his best jokes, paintings and some of the slightly pathetic, but utterly entertaining, internet trolling he’s been up to.

O2 Academy Glasgow: Tuesday 12 June Sold Out

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Joanna Lumley: It's All About Me

The undeniable queen of British television, Joanna Lumley, is embarking on her first ever live tour and you need to be there. Taking audiences through her career, from the hilarious highs to the laughable lows, she’ll recount never heard before stories and answer your questions for a unique and unforgettable evening.

O2 Guildhall Southampton: Friday 2 November Buy Tickets

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The Midnight Beast

Initially rising to fame with their comical covers of pop hits, The Midnight Beast have gone on to conquer the TV world with their own sitcom, as well as selling out tours across the country. Now back with their third full-length record, The Album Nobody Asked For, the trio are hitting the road again to bring their tongue-in-cheek humour nationwide.

O2 Academy Birmingham: Friday 21 September Buy Tickets

O2 ABC Glasgow: Saturday 22 September Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Islington: Wednesday 26 September Buy Tickets

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Roy 'Chubby' Brown

Despite having a rough start in life, Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown has gone on to become one of the most successful comedians in the world. Back with a new tour, which guarantees to be cheekier than ever with a whole new supply of jokes, he’ll be providing a good old fashioned laugh for those not easily offended.

O2 Guildhall Southampton: Thursday 19 July Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Newcastle: Saturday 10 November Buy Tickets

O2 Apollo Manchester: Saturday 1 December Buy Tickets

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Luisa Omielan

London based comedian Luisa Omielan is taking her highly anticipated third stand-up instalment ‘Politics for Bitches’ on the road. Tackling hard-hitting topics such as the NHS, education, government, bereavement and palliative care, the show will be an honest and frank discussion adorned in Luisa’s signature comedy style.

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Kevin Bridges: Brand New Tour

Scotland’s biggest comedy export, Kevin Bridges, returns after three years away from the stage with a highly anticipated tour of brand new material, witty anecdotes and punchlines which’ll leave you hurting. Having previously smashed ticket selling records with his shows, tickets for his upcoming shows are in huge demand, so don’t miss out.

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The Two Mikes - Christmas Party

Most people want to forget their Christmas parties, but not this one. Talk Sport’s funniest duo, The Two Mikes are returning to O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire this December for an evening of festive fun, following the huge success of last year’s event.

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire: Sunday 16 December Buy Tickets

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Paul Chowdhry: Live innit

Paul Chowdhry first started performing stand-up comedy 20 years ago and is still at the top of his game. Appearing on and hosting a number of comedy shows, including 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Live At The Apollo and Stand Up For The Week, he’s become a much-adored comedian and he’ll be delivering his brutally honest and vibrant performance to crowds this summer.

O2 Apollo Manchester: Saturday 2 June Buy Tickets