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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Jimmy Carr

As 2020 draws every closer, it’s time to start filling up your diaries with ways to kick off a new decade. The man with THE laugh, Jimmy Carr, has put together a new live show containing jokes about all kinds of terrible things, things that have probably affected you and everyone you know and he’s going to make a mockery of it all. From presenting 8 Out Of 10 Cats, to judging the UK edition of Roast Battle and now back to where it all began, on the stage, Jimmy Carr has had one of the most successful careers of any British comedian, but that still doesn’t mean he’ll be politically correct.

O2 Apollo Manchester: Friday 24 April Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Brixton: Friday 10 April Buy Tickets

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Milton Jones

King of the one-liner and advocate for snazzy shirts, Milton Jones, is back with his brand-new tour, Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible. Adored for his sharp humour, mischievous behaviour and big messy hair, he’s become a favourite on Mock The Week over the years and now he’s taking his unique style of comedy on the road for multiple nights of complete nonsense. Loosely based around a Tom Cruise film he saw once, the show will do its best to unite a nation through the gift of the giggles, so if you enjoy a silly joke from time-to-time, don’t miss Milton on stage.

O2 Guildhall Southampton: Friday 28 February 2020 Buy Tickets

O2 City Hall Newcastle: Saturday 14 March 2020 Buy Tickets

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Paul Smith

Resident compere at Liverpool’s Hot Water Comedy Club, Paul Smith has seen his career sky rocket in the past year, taking his stand-up from clubs to arenas within 12 months. Brash, honest and explicit, his comedy isn’t for the fainthearted but it will leave you in absolute pieces. Embarking on his second ever national tour, he’ll prove why he’s become a crowd favourite and put his explosive humour to the test. If you’re looking for the future of comedy, then Paul’s live show is the place to start.

O2 Academy Birmingham: Thursday 9 January Buy Tickets

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Ed Byrne

Join comedian, Ed Byrne, as he brings his new show, If I’m Honest, to the stage, in which he takes a long, hard look at himself and tries to work out if he has any valuable traits to pass onto his children. A favourite on television shows such as Live At The Apollo and Mock The Week, Ed is a master in observational comedy and has made thousands laugh over the past 24 years, so don’t miss the latest instalment of his stand-up greatness.

O2 Guildhall Southampton: Wednesday 25 March Buy Tickets



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Ross Noble

Ross Noble has been working the live comedy circuit for two decades and somehow, he still has things to talk about. After the success of last year’s El Hablador tour, the Geordie favourite is hitting the road again with his new show, Humournoid and he’s stopping off in his hometown for a three-night spectacular. A regular on TV shows such as QI and Have I Got News For You, Ross’ unique brand of comedy has left people in hysterics, if often a little confused, and that is why his live performances are still so in-demand after 20 years in the game.

O2 City Hall Newcastle: Thursday 21 May Buy Tickets

O2 City Hall Newcastle: Friday 22 May Buy Tickets

O2 City Hall Newcastle: Saturday 23 May Buy Tickets

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Theo Von

American comedian, Theo Von, best known for his hit podcast, This Past Weekend, is finally stepping across the pond and bringing his Dark Arts tour to the UK. Having received high praise for his Netflix special, No Offense, as well as his multiple Comedy Central appearances, Theo has successfully dominated the entertainment world in the US, so now it’s our turn.

O2 Academy Glasgow: Wednesday 8 January Buy Tickets

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire: Friday 10 January Buy Tickets

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire: Saturday 11 January* Buy Tickets

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire: Saturday 11 January Buy Tickets

*This is a matinee show

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Brendan Schaub

Once a mixed martial arts fighter, Brendan Schaub has swapped the fisticuffs for belly laughs and is now flexing his skills as a stand-up comic. Having sold out his 2018 world tour, it’s safe to say he’s doing pretty well and his frequent podcasts often sit comfortably at the top of the charts, (he hosts King & The Sting alongside the previously mentioned, Theo Von). Having dominated LA’s most prominent comedy clubs, he’s now hopping across the Atlantic for a full UK tour where his show, 50 Shades Of Brown, is sure to leave you howling into the night.

O2 Academy Glasgow: Saturday 18 April Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Birmingham: Tuesday 21 April Buy Tickets

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire: Friday 24 April* Buy Tickets

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire: Friday 24 April Buy Tickets

*This is a matinee show

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KATYA & The Comedy Queens

Want six queens for the price of one? We’ve got you. Klub Kids have pulled together an almighty line-up, led by RuPaul’s Drag Race superstar, KATYA and featuring performances from Lady Bunny, Sherry Vine, Manila Luzon, Nina West and one more to be announced. This exciting, high-energy comedy show will have you in tears, with each queen slaying her way through brutally honest and utterly hilarious jokes that are as mean as they are jaw-achingly funny.

O2 Apollo Manchester: Sunday 9 February Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Birmingham: Monday 10 February Buy Tickets

O2 City Hall Newcastle: Tuesday 11 February Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Glasgow: Thursday 13 February Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Leeds: Monday 17 February Buy Tickets