What's On - Comedy
Character comedy can go one of two ways: it can be uproariously hilarious, or it can be a bit awkward. Handily, Tom Binns sticks to the former. Widely regarded as three of the best headline acts currently working on the UK comedy scene, Tom’s hospital radio DJ, psychic medium and famed ventriloquist skits have won him countless five-star reviews.
The Mock The Week stalwart and Live At The Apollo favourite brings her quick-fire observational gags and hilarious one-liners to Whitehaven’s Rosehill Theatre for an evening that promises to unmask what it means to be, as Zoe puts it, an ‘entry-level human’.
Fresh from his stint on The Great Celebrity Bake Off, the Birmingham-born comedian (and new Great British Sewing Bee host) will be bringing his sharp, mischievous humour on his return to the Tyne Theatre with his punderfully named tour: I’m About to Lose Control and I Think Joe Lycett.
Rob brings a touch of the absurd, veteran John brings his wry Scottish humour, and Simon – nominee for Chortle’s Best Newcomer 2018 – showcases imaginative and offbeat wordplay in this stand up triple-header.
Natural motor-mouth comedian Seann Walsh is arguably the most frighteningly-precocious talent to emerge from the British comedy circuit in years. Charming and charismatic, the former Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year is always sure to deliver sharp, creative observational comedy.
He’s supported the likes of Joe Lycett, Jason Manford and Nick Offerman, but now it’s time for Brennan Reece to take centre stage. The English Comedian Of The Year is a natural born storyteller, whose tales are laced with innately-raucous humour and a powerful vulnerability. One to watch.
Local comic Gavin Webster has a stand up style that’s loud, sharp and controversial – and his fans love him for it. He hosts Eston Labour Club’s Big Club Comedy night alongside fellow comics Joe Bromehead, George Rigden and Carl Hutchinson.
Chris brings his latest show, Just Happy to Get Out of the House, to the arena stage in what promises to be one of his biggest shows yet. Critically acclaimed and highly respected among his peers, he’s one of the most interesting comics working today.
Strap yourself in as Fringe legend and Ireland’s Got Talent judge Jason Byrne takes you on a rib-breakingly funny journey through some bizarre comedy routines and some pretty crazy live stunts. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Ireland’s finest hip-hop musical comedian Abandoman – aka Rob Broderick – is back on tour with his biggest show to date. Get ready to be taken on a magical journey, where Rob hilarious transforms the audience’s likes, loathes and daydreams into hit songs and captivating tales.
It’s been four years since Jason Manford’s last UK tour. And while he’s been filling his time by starring in plenty of musicals and television shows, fans will be delighted to see his return to the stand up scene.
You've seen him sneaking into places he shouldn't be, now come and see him where he most definitely should be – live on stage for a special performance as the Serious Joker in his brand new stand up skit.