What's On - Comedy
Fringe favourites the Thinking Drinkers are back with a new, hilariously intoxicating bar-hop through history. Enjoy five free drinks as the award-winning experts reveal how alcohol has inspired pioneering explorers, politicians and painters in equal measure – from Plato and Picasso to Nelson, Napoleon and Norm from Cheers.
Before the 17th series of Strictly Come Dancing kicked off, we were (rather shamefacedly now) already preparing ourselves to write that Chris Ramsey should stick to the day job. But now we’re not sure where we’d rather see the twinkletoes perform – in front of the mic or out on the dance-floor. Luckily, with the help of BBC iPlayer, we can now have both. And you can be sure that this, his latest stand up offering, promises to be his best yet.
Award-winning comedian and author Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this electrifying stand-up show, which sold out during its stint at the Edinburgh Fringe. The accompanying book, which Stephen Fry deemed ‘painfully funny’, topped the bestseller charts for three months when it was released and won Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year, so you know you’ll get plenty of laughs here.
After three hugely successful BBC series as Lee Nelson, multiple sell-out tours and various court appearances following world-famous stunts on Theresa May, Sepp Blatter, Donald Trump, Kanye West and Britain's Got Talent, award-winning comedian Simon Brodkin unleashes his funniest creation yet… himself.
Lucy feels like she's finally turned into a real women and she's ready to shout about it. Join her at the Darlington Hippordrome for an hour of proper belly laughs, unique off-beat humour and surreal anecdotes about bubblewrap, boxing and UFOs.
Known for his deadpan delivery, dark humour and heckler interaction, Jimmy Carr has earned his place amongst the very best of British comics. His latest stand up show contains hilarious jokes about all kinds of terrible things but, as Jimmy himself would say, having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo.
One of British comedy’s most exciting talents (although she’s Danish), winner of the prestigious Edinburgh Best Newcomer Award, a cult podcaster, and now the author of the hugely successful book Happy Fat, Sofie Hagen visits Alnwick with a brand new show direct from the Edinburgh Fringe. A show about the things you forget, the things you remember, and the things you wish you could forget. But also, there’s a bit about bums.
The guy everyone can do an impression of is back with a brand new stand-up tour. A show that will change your life and how you perceive your place in the world. Bit much?Fine, it’ll be a very funny night of grumbles and jokes in which Josh will finally tackle the hot comedy topics of advent calendars, pesto and the closing time of his local park.