Christmas Comedy Shows that Promise Plenty of Laughter
’Tis the season to be jolly, and these Christmas comedy shows promise plenty of laughter
FAULTY TOWERS: THE ORIGINAL DINING EXPERIENCE
Boiler Shop, Newcastle
Straight from London’s West End, the international sensation that is Faulty Towers Dining Experience is returning to Boiler Shop for Christmas. Outrageously funny (according to a long list of reviews), expect gags and shambolic service as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve you a 70s style three-course meal – it’s guaranteed mayhem.
CHRISTMAS COMEDY CLUB
With an Indian feast, a DJ and a late bar, you’re promised a great night out at this special comedy night for Christmas. The line-up is still to be announced, but their live comedy shows are always a hit. OEC Sheffield are also running a Christmas comedy bingo night on 18th December that’s not to be missed.
BIG MOUTH COMEDY CLUB
Middlesbrough Town Hall
The second of two Christmas specials, this comedy show promises to be the perfect way to kickstart your festivities (but be warned, it’s not for the easily offended). Multi award-winning comedian Jeff Innocent will join popular funnymen Fin Taylor and Matt Reed to spread some Christmas cheer.
The Piece Hall, Halifax
Barbara Nice is heading to The Piece Hall to bring you some festive fun complete with a raffle, tombola and mince pies. Created by award-winning comedian and theatre director Janice Connolly, Barbara Nice is her overenthusiastic housewife alter-ego who previously appeared in Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights, and is well known on the comedy circuit for her hilarious shows.
THE SUGGESTIBLES’ IMPRO PANTSO 2022
15TH & 16TH DECEMBER
Northern Stage, Newcastle
Newcastle’s infamous improv comedy troupe are back just in time for Christmas, as always, with no script. Taking inspiration from your suggestions only, the talented team will spin your ideas into a magical musical tale of good versus evil. We’re sure you’ll come up with plenty of side-splitting suggestions to create a show that’s never been seen before, and will never be seen again.
SKIPTON COMEDY LIVE: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
Skipton Town Hall
Head to Skipton Town Hall for a special Christmas edition of Skipton Comedy Live as Plane Comedy present some of the best stand-up the UK has to offer (line-up to be announced soon). The Hub theatre bar will be open throughout the evening serving a selection of locally-sourced refreshments.
CHRISTMAS COMEDY & DINNER
South Causey Inn, Stanley
The South Causey Inn know there’s nothing better than having a good laugh with friends and family. That’s why Lee Kyle is hosting their Christmas Comedy Dinner this festive season. A dozen set dishes will be presented to your table as a festive-style tapas menu, and skilful bartenders will be on hand with your favourite tipples while a great line-up of comedians (Neil Harris, Stuart Edwards and Louise Young) will take to the stage for a night of ha ha ha and ho ho ho.
MATT REED’S XMAS KNEES UP
The Stand Comedy Club, Newcastle
Local comedian Matt Reed is hosting a select group of hilarious comedians for a special Christmas party and everyone’s invited. Come along and drink to the end of another not-so-great year, with some of the best people to put you in a great mood. To find out more about the man in charge, visit livingnorth.com.
JASON COOK’S CHRISTMAS COMEDY CLUB
The Customs House, South Shields
Jason Cook is back at The Customs House with his hugely successful comedy club for a special pre-Christmas show. It’s jam-packed with big names and a few special surprises, so there won’t be a single cracker joke in sight. Plus, he’ll be back to do it all again on New Year’s Eve.
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AXEL BLAKE: IN STYLE
City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds
The Main Theatre, Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
After making the nation laugh on Britain’s Got Talent this year, so much so that he ultimately won the show, Simon Cowell’s golden buzzer act Axel Blake is heading out on the road. He was a hit with viewers thanks to his observational comedy and witty charm, and we’re sure his stand-up tour will be just as funny as you’d expect.
LOUISE YOUNG: FAR OUT
The Stand Comedy Club, Newcastle
Book tickets now for an hour of stand-up from a rising-star in the world of comedy thanks to Newcastle’s Louise Young. Having supported Alan Carr and Jason Manford on tour, you may have also seen Louise on Comedy Central Live!
TOM ALLEN: COMPLETELY
Royal Hall, Harrogate
Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle
Tom’s finally moved out of his parents’ house and he’s eager to share his life updates. But you’ll want to act fast getting your hands on tickets to see him – his last tour sold more than 50,000 tickets (including his sell-out show at The London Palladium).
Sheffield City Hall
13TH & 14TH MAY
O2 City Hall, Newcastle
Needing very little introduction, Russell Howard is a huge name in comedy, so you won’t want to miss his new live tour. He’s planning to put the world to rights – in his own uniquely hilarious way.
SOPHIE DUKER: HAG
The Forum, Northallerton
The Witham, Barnard Castle
A firm favourite among Taskmaster viewers, and as seen on Live At The Apollo (and literally everywhere else these days), Sophie is back on tour with a new stand-up show. Once a ‘Babybel’, she’s now describing herself as a ‘vintage cheddar’ – extra mature.
JAYDE ADAMS: MEN, I CAN SAVE YOU
The Wardrobe, Leeds
Multi award-winning comedian and actress (and now Strictly dancer) Jayde Adams’ critically-acclaimed special was released on Amazon Prime to worldwide success. Next year, she’s back on stage and plans to lead men selflessly by the hand into the new world.