What's On - Comedy
Stewart Lee’s well-known as the comedian’s comedian, and in his new show, Content Provider, he promises to skewer the modern world in his own inimitable way. Come along and see how comedy’s done.
The Irish comedian, theoretical physicist and host of Robot Wars is making a rare appearance in Newcastle on his latest tour, presenting all new material for 2018 that he’s calling ‘Voice of Reason’.
Winner of the Best Newcomer at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe, local lass Sarah has since gone on to ride a wave of comedy superstardom, her woman observational routine is proving enormously popular with audiences across the country.
We’re all a lot more argumentative today, whether it’s debating the latest political machinations on Twitter or arguing over the dinner table about who gets the last leftover. Lucy Porter’s advice is to choose your battles, and she’ll be demonstrating some of her experiences by way of suggestion.
Birmingham-born comedian Joe Lycett is a TV panel show perennial favourite, notching up appearances on Live at the Apollo, Harry Hill’s Alien Time Capsule and Never Mind The Buzzcocks. His brash, magnetic personality makes for a hilarious show.
The local comedian is throwing it back to the retro 1990s, reminiscing about what life was like as an Iranian-Irish teenager growing up on the fringes of society. It’s a thought-provoking night of comedy about identity and immigration, and shows how far we’ve come in a short time.
Character comedy can go one of two ways: it can be uproariously hilarious, or it can be a bit awkward. Handily, Tom Binns’ character of Ian D Montfort, a psychic who isn’t all that prescient, is a brilliant turn and has to be seen to be believed.
Ruby Wax only graduated from Oxford University three years ago, which may come as a surprise given her place in the comedy firmament for several decades. This new show brings in what she’s learned, and is A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled.
Bridget’s a comedy tour de force who has been given her own Netflix special – a rarity and an honour. In her latest show, she tackles the big changes that have befallen society, and asks a simple question: What Now?
Ed’s latest tour is called Spoiler Alert, but don’t worry: we won’t be ruining any jokes here. You can expect plenty of laughs though, as the Irish comedian, who has spent more than two decades in comedy, runs through his neverending list of jokes.
Ruminating on the difficulties (and madness) of parenthood, Russell Brand brings his distinct brand of comedy to the North East on his latest tour. Enjoy his zany, pinball-esque insights on everything about life today.
In his latest show, the Blackburn born comedian of Pakistani descent confronts the assumptions people wrongly make about him – and how he manages his religious beliefs with life in the stand-up world – with hilarious consequences.
Tim Vine isn’t your average comedian: he’s a multi-award-winning one. Best known for his rapid-fire one-liners, Tim’s a one-man encyclopaedia of gags on any subject. His verbal dexterity is award-winning, having scooped the prize for best joke at the 2010 and 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals (and being runner-up in the intervening years).