Comedy Shows and Concerts to Book in Yorkshire this April
The biggest names in comedy and music will keep you entertained this month
MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE: ABSOLUTE SHOWER
Memorial Hall, Sheffield City Hall
Multi award-winning comedian Marcus Brigstocke is coming to Sheffield, where he’ll celebrate his triumphs over the last couple of years even though they’ve mostly been an absolute shower of… you get our drift. Although we love his stand-up, you’ll recognise him as the radio presenter in Love Actually, King Stupid in the comedy sketch show Stupid! for CBBC and the equally ridiculous CBBC show Sorry, I’ve Got No Head.
RHYS JAMES: SPILT MILK
The Forum, Northallerton
Star of Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo, Rhys’ previous tour sold out more than 70 dates nationwide. His jokes are always crowd-pleasers and he’s at his best on stage.
Oval Hall, Sheffield City Hall
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.
LAUGH OUT LOUD COMEDY CLUB
TV’s comedians (such as those from Mock The Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Have I Got News For You) are often involved in this comedy club, so you can always expect a good laugh. Previously, Jason Manford, John Bishop and Sarah Millican have been on stage, so we’re expecting a good lineup.
City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds
Following on from his critically-acclaimed Netflix special and David Letterman appearance, Phil Wang has a new stand-up show talking race, family and nipples amongst other things. Expect the usual craziness and plenty of laughs.
THE MUSIC OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS AND THE HOBBIT AND THE RINGS OF POWER IN CONCERT
A symphonic orchestra, choir and soloists will put on a two-hour matinee performance featuring everything from the threatening sounds of Mordor and the attack of the Black Riders to the melodies of the elves. If you love the Lord of the Rings, this is a unique opportunity you won’t want to miss.
First Direct Arena, Leeds
Since emerging from the open mic scene in Dublin and studying classical music at college, Dermot’s sound has evolved and he’s begun to experiment with genre boundaries, but he’s always inspired by his acoustic beginnings. He’s got that Power Over [Us] and seeing him live definitely seems like Better Days.
SAM SMITH WITH SPECIAL GUEST CAT BURNS
Utilita Arena, Sheffield
Sam Smith has announced the UK & Europe headline tour to celebrate their fourth studio album, Gloria (which was release on 27th January), starting at Utilita Arena Sheffield. Gloria comes off the back of their huge single Unholy, featuring Kim Petras which now has well over 200 million Spotify streams. It’s Sam’s eighth number one hit and we’re expecting more to come.
O2 Academy Sheffield
Singer-songwriter Mimi Webb is on tour with her debut album, Amelia. Her singles Before I Go and Good Without have been played countless times and her fans are growing by the day. Good Without peaked at number eight on the UK Singles Chart and she’s had praise from British Vogue and Rolling Stone. Now’s the time to see her in a smaller venue before she hits the arenas (which is bound to be soon).
LINDISFARNE: MAGIC IN THE AIR
The Victoria Theatre, Halifax
Tyneside’s folk-rock legends Lindisfarne, fronted by founder-member Rod Clements, are on tour. Playing favourite songs such as Fog On The Tyne, Lady Eleanor and Run For Home, they’re guaranteed to have you on your feet.
O2 Academy, Leeds
Iconic indie band Razorlight are back in celebration of their latest release, Razorwhat? The Best Of Razorlight. Don’t miss their live show in Leeds where we’re sure they’ll also perform their hits America and In The Morning.
REVEREND AND THE MAKERS
17TH & 18TH APRIL
O2 Academy, Sheffield
Sheffield’s own Reverend and the Makers are back performing for not one but two nights in their home city, performing tracks from their seventh studio album. After six top 20 albums, Jon McClure now has writing credits on Favourite Worst Nightmare by Arctic Monkeys and Tom Grennan’s Lighting Matches, but fans will be heading to the O2 Academy to hear the band’s hit tracks performed live. Ed Cosens, singer, songwriter and guitarist of the band stepped out alone with his debut solo album in 2021; you can read our chat with him here.