What's On - Comedy
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.
The self-confessed ‘shameless’ northern joker is back – and life has got tough. His kids don't need him, the dog is getting old and he's retreated back to his youth by hiding under the covers and getting his comics out. Expect tales of naivety, fish platters, mums break-dancing outside Lidl and his theory of what is the gateway to the netherworld.
Tom Houghton has just been made 'The Honourable'. Not by his own merit (he's been sacked from Weatherspoons twice) but the traditional aristocratic way – by default. The 2017 sell-out, critically-acclaimed star of BBC, Comedy Central and Channel 4 presents his second show – reminiscing on growing up and discovering that true honour often lies where you'd least expect.
Andrew is co-writer of internet sensation Jonathan Pie, and has collaborated with Pie creator Tom Walker on numerous viral videos. Their response to Donald Trump’s election has been viewed online more than 150 million times, and a more recent piece was described by Ricky Gervais as 'one of the most perfect (and important) pieces of comedy I’ve ever seen.' See what he’s all about for yourself when he visits Sheffield.
North East comedic entertainer Lee Ridley – aka Lost Voice Guy – shot to fame by winning the 12th series of Britain’s Got Talent earlier this year and has enjoyed a steady stream of stand up success ever since. Don’t miss him while he’s Barnsley.
Robert White was another one who wowed judges and viewers alike with his fast-paced comedy routines when he made the finals on this year's Britain’s Got Talent. Now he’s set to bring all that fun you saw on the TV live across the country in his debut UK tour.
Having rose to prominence in the comedy scene in Australia during the ‘90s, Irish stand up Jimeoin is something of a touring stalwart – known for his extensive live stints around the world – and, as such, has an internationally tried-and-tested approach to his comedy that is guaranteed to bring the laughs. Don’t miss him.
Henning does not find that funny. He ‘took office’ back in 2003 after watching an open mic night that left him convinced that he wouldn’t be all that much worse, and has been performing as the self-styled ‘German Comedy Ambassador’ ever since. Listen to his hilarious manifesto for yourself while he’s in Sheffield.
Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Nish is one of the brightest young comedians on the UK circuit, and has had to extend his current tour due to sheer popular demand: showcasing a new set of jokes about politics and mankind’s capacity for self-destruction at the Leeds’ City Varieties.
Ed Gamble began his comedy career writing, performing and directing with his university comedy troupe in 2004. Now he’s a regular on Mock The Week, a lead actor in BBC America’s Almost Royal (as Georgie Carlton) and co-hosts the Peacock and Gamble Podcast. Don’t miss him.