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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Jason Manford

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

O2 Guildhall Southampton: Friday 1 March Buy Tickets

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Stewart Francis

There's no man that knows a pun quite like Stewart Francis. He's become the master of the one-liners and has enjoyed worldwide success with his quick wit and hilarious punch lines. Having extended his UK tour into 2019, Into The Punset will in fact be his last ever tour, as he retires from the road next year. Make sure you see the man live before we're left with a pun-shaped hole in our hearts.

O2 Guildhall Southampton: Saturday 8 June Buy Tickets

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Luisa Omielan

If the thought of Valentine’s Day fills you with dread this year and you & your girls just want to have a fun night out, then Luisa Omielan is here for you. Returning with her annual Valentine’s event, she’ll be performing much of her incredible stand-up show, Politics For Bitches, as well as throwing a big party afterwards!

O2 Forum Kentish Town: Saturday 16 February Buy Tickets

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Dr John Cooper Clarke

Dr John Cooper Clarke is back with another eloquent and inspiring book called The Luckiest Guy Alive and once again he proves why, over the years, he’s become the people’s poet. Taking his new material on the road this year, he’ll read some of his favourite verses from his varied catalogue, alongside hilarious ponderings, riffs and chat, so don’t miss your chance to witness a true living legend at the top of his game.

O2 Academy Leicester: Saturday 16 FebruaryBuy Tickets

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Tim Minchin - Back

Award-winning Australian comedian, actor and composer, Tim Minchin returns to the live stage for his first UK tour dates in eight years. Having won countless awards for his musical compositions, his new show will include plenty of new songs, old songs and some hilarious anecdotes from his individualistic repertoire.

O2 Apollo Manchester: Friday 25 October - SOLD OUT
O2 Apollo Manchester: Saturday 26 October - SOLD OUT

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Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

2020 may seem like a lifetime away, but it’ll come around quick and it’s always nice to have something to look forward to, isn’t it? The man with the laugh, Jimmy Carr is back with a brand new show about all kinds of terrible things, jokes that’ll probably offend you, but that’ll have you crying with laughter at the same time. So, see you in 2020?

O2 Apollo Manchester: Friday 24 April 2020 Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Brixton: Friday 10 April 2020 Buy Tickets

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Mo Amer & Guz Khan

Mo Amer and Guz Khan are two of the hottest names in comedy right now and they’re coming together for a tour across the UK. With an outstanding number of writing credits, TV appearances and accolades between them, this is going to be the meeting of two incredibly intelligent and outrageously funny minds.

O2 Academy Liverpool: Sunday 31 March Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Birmingham: Sunday 7 April Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Leeds: Wednesday 10 AprilBuy Tickets

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Romesh Ranganathan

Romesh Ranganathan is firm TV comedy favourite and following on from the hugely successful, ‘Misadventures Of Romesh Ranganathan’ and ‘Judge Romesh’, he’s now back with a brand new live show, The Cynic’s Mixtape. His most brutal and honest show yet, he’ll be discussing all the things he finds unacceptable, why saving the environment is a scam and other such suspicions.

O2 Apollo Manchester: Saturday 5 October Buy Tickets

O2 Apollo Manchester: Sunday 6 October Buy Tickets

O2 Apollo Manchester: Wednesday 6 October Buy Tickets

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Daniel Sloss

You may recognise Daniel Sloss from his Netflix specials, but he’s been dominating the live comedy circuit for over 10 years. The Scottish star has won over audiences worldwide and continues to do so with his new show, X. Renowned for his dark, but incredibly witty and smart humour, this isn’t one for the easily offended, but definitely for those who enjoy a good belly laugh from time to time.

O2 Academy Leeds: Thursday 16 May Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Bournemouth: Thursday 23 May Buy Tickets

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Rob Beckett: Wallop

There’s more to Rob Beckett than his teeth you know. The comedian has scored himself an impressive list of TV appearances across the years, including comedy favourites, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Mock The Week and Would I Lie To You?, but now he’s returning to stages with a brand new stand-up show to fill you all in on what’s been going on in the life of the mouth of the south.

O2 Apollo Manchester: Friday 13 December Buy Tickets

O2 Apollo Manchester: Saturday 14 December Buy Tickets

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JAMES ACASTER COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999

The name of James Acaster’s new show is very self-descriptive. He ate a cold lasagne, hated himself for it and claims 1999 was the best year of his life. That’s just an insight into the whimsical things that fill his mind and you can hear similar stories when he takes the show on the road. One of the most original voices in comedy, he’s quickly becoming one of the nation’s favourite performers, so don’t miss your chance to experience his ridiculousness live.

O2 Academy Glasgow: Saturday 20 July - SOLD OUT
O2 Academy Glasgow: Sunday 29 September - SOLD OUT

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Tommy Tiernan

Tommy Tiernan, star of Father Ted and Channel 4’s hit show, Derry Girls, is back on the road with his new show, Paddy Crazy Horse. Attempting to be both very silly and very serious at the same time, this’ll be an exuberant celebration of everything that’s wild, wrong and wonderful about being alive.

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire: Wednesday 17 April Buy Tickets

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire: Thursday 18 April Buy Tickets

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Aziz Ansari: Road To Nowhere

Aziz Ansari is probably most well-known for his starring roles in Parks And Recreation and Master Of None – the series he writes, directs and stars in. More than that though, he is an award-winning actor and one of the most successful comedians of all time, so don’t miss this rare chance to see him perform his new stand-up material live.

O2 Apollo Manchester: Monday 1 April Buy Tickets

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Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt is a good friend of the big screen, with notable roles in sitcoms, animated movies and even music videos (watch Weezer’s ‘I Love The USA’ to see what we mean). But it’s on stage doing stand-up comedy where he truly shines and fortunately he’s had a career that provides plenty of stories along the way.

O2 Forum Kentish Town: Saturday 15 June Buy Tickets

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David O'Doherty

Back on the road for his first tour since 2016 is Irish musical comedian, David O’Doherty. You’ve probably already had an experience of what David has to offer from his performances on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Live At The Apollo, but now he’s taking to O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire with his cruddy keyboard and a whole load more songs to sing.

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire: Monday 4 February Buy Tickets

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Reginald D Hunter - Facing the Beast

2019 sees Reginald D Hunter celebrating his twentieth year as a comedian living and performing in the UK by setting out on a huge tour across the nation. Armed with a brand new show full of brutally honest material that’ll have you questioning your opinions and laughing until your face hurts, this could well be his finest work yet.

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire: Saturday 22 June Buy Tickets

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An Evening with Dom Joly

Still to this day you can catch people saying phrases from the worldwide hit series, Trigger Happy TV, the hidden camera, practical joke show brought to life by Dom Joly. The comedian and journalist was catapulted into the spotlight with the show and has since gone on to write and record further TV productions as well as coming fourth in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Sitting down with Matt Stocks for a Q&A all about his work, this is your chance to get inside the mind of one of Britain’s best comedians.

O2 Academy Islington: Wednesday 15 May Buy Tickets

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Eddie Izzard: Wunderbar

Five years on from his last live comedy masterpiece and Eddie Izzard is back with Wunderbar, a delicious insight into his surreal and fantastic world. Having made history with previous stand-ups, as well as being an avid political speaker and writer, Eddie Izzard has become a staple in England’s hearts and continues to amaze with his theatrical and completely and utterly fabulous performances.

O2 Apollo Manchester: Friday 8 November Buy Tickets

O2 Apollo Manchester: Saturday 9 November Buy Tickets

O2 Apollo Manchester: Sunday 10 November Buy Tickets

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The Lancashire Hotpots

Comedy music maestros, The Lancashire Hotpots have been hotpotting all over the country for more than a decade, performing their puntastic songs with a Northern twang for fans far and wide. Setting off on the road for the Highway To Hull tour, they’ll play some new bangers like, ‘Has The Bin Man Bin Mon’ as well as some classics from their illustrious catalogue.

O2 Academy Birmingham: Saturday 9 March Buy Tickets

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Roy 'Chubby' Brown

Roy Chubby Brown is a legend amongst comics. An inspiration for writers, actors and performers worldwide, his unique style of comedy will either deeply offend you or have you chortling for hours, there’s no in between. Then again, that’s why he’s become one of the greatest stand-up performers in history, so we wouldn’t have it any other way.

O2 Apollo Manchester: Friday 6 December Buy Tickets

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Bill Burr - 50

Bill Burr is anything but a one-trick pony. The actor, voice over artist, musician, writer, podcaster and producer has found his way both in Hollywood and on the stage, starring in global phenomenon Breaking Bad amongst other notable feature films. It’s his no holds barred approach to stand-up that has won audiences over, though, with his anger-fuelled routines selling out venues around the world. 

O2 Apollo Manchester: Saturday 2 March Buy Tickets

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Foil, Arms & Hog: Craicling

Online sensations, Foil, Arms and Hog have amassed millions of views on their comical sketches, covering everything from immigration to tutorials on basic life duties and now they’re bringing those videos to the stage. Catch the Irish trio perform all the weird and wonderful elements of their brand new show, Craicling and revel in their classic yet completely unforgettable comedy style.

O2 Apollo Manchester: Saturday 16 March Buy Tickets

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Mother's Day Special

Thought about what to get for Mother’s Day yet? We thought not. Don’t worry, we’ve got the perfect night out for you and the main woman in your life. Join a whole host of comedians at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire as they give your Mum the gift of laughter and score you some serious points.

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire: Sunday 31 March Buy Tickets

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Love & Comedy

If wining and dining isn’t your style for Valentine’s Day, or if you want to treat your mates to a date this February, then Love & Comedy is the place to be. Seven comedians will see you through the night, discussing all the highs, lows and embarrassing moments of love that’ll have you saying, “it’s so true” more times than you can count.

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire: Sunday 17 February Buy Tickets

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Bianca Del Rio: It's Jester Joke

Bianca Del Rio returns to O2 Apollo Manchester with her brand new comedy show, It’s Jester Joke, which is probably the most ambitious solo drag show in history. Guaranteed to have you in stitches as she tells tales of her travels and the outrageous life that she leads, as well as expressing her views on social media and politics, this is your chance to witness one of the biggest drag superstars in the world today.

O2 Apollo Manchester: Friday 13 September Buy Tickets

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Trixie Mattel - Skinny Legend Tour

Everyone’s favourite drag doll and Ru Paul’s Drag Race: All Stars winner, Trixie Mattel is back with new full-length comedy show, Skinny Legend. Expect to see the queen with the biggest hair perform some of her country anthems, wearing only the finest cowboy boots, as she also dishes out the sharpest comments and stories that’ll have you laughing ‘till the cows come home.

O2 Academy Bournemouth: Thursday 21 February Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Brixton: Saturday 23 February Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Birmingham: Monday 25 February Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Sheffield: Tuesday 26 February Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Glasgow: Saturday 2 March Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Leeds: Sunday 3 March Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Newcastle: Monday 4 March Buy Tickets

Liverpool Guild Of Students: Thursday 7 March Buy Tickets