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Jimmy Carr: The Best of

Extra date added due to demand...

Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show.

A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr’s new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment.

Suitable for ages 16+

Tickets £27.50

25/10/2017 20:00
Rob Brydon: I am Standing Up...
Rob Brydon is perhaps best known for the television shows Gavin and Stacey, Would I Lie To You? and The Trip as well as Marion and Geoff, Human Remains, Little Britain, The Rob Brydon Show, Best of Men, Gangster Granny and Q.I.  His film work includes The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Cinderella and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Last year in London’s West End he starred opposite Sir Kenneth Branagh in The Painkiller.  His other theatre credits include Future Conditional at The Old Vic and A Chorus of Disapproval at The Harold Pinter Theatre.

Rob Brydon’s first stand up shows since his 2009 sell out national tour and West End run.

Tickets £25
02/11/2017 20:00
Paul Chowdhry: Live Innit
Following his 2015 100 date sell-out tour, comedy powerhouse and star of Taskmaster, Live at The Apollo and Stand Up for the Week, Paul Chowdhry brings his highly anticipated new stand-up show to venues nationwide.

"It’s a rare and joyous thing to see a stand up so vibrant and imperiously on top of his game." ***** The Mail on Sunday

Suitable for ages 12+

Tickets £20
07/11/2017 To 17/02/2018
Milton Jones is Out There

Milton Jones is Out There. No, really out there and this time he hasn't just forgotten his keys. He's holding up the mirror of truth to society, and he can see right through it, which means its probably just a window. In his brand new show he'll be putting his foot down and lifting the lid on the pedal bin of lies of the media (which doesn't include this press release obviously).

He will also be scaling the heights of fashion at the risk of falling into a terrible cravat. Milton will be talking about his life so far - the ups, the downs and why buying his own see-saw was the best decision he ever made. But perhaps he should give all this up and seek the highest office in the land - but how do you get a desk and a swivel chair up a mountain? Oh and now he wants to be Prime Minister too. Can we do worse than the politicians we already have? Yes we can!

"The best one-liner merchant in British Comedy." Chortle

"Pun-derful Jones leaves the audience gagging for more." ***** Metro

"Jones' one-liners reach a new height." **** Time Out

"Beautiful one-liners so skilfully sculpted, you don't know whether to laugh or put them on your mantelpiece." **** Guardian

Tickets £26

09/11/2017 To 25/04/2018
Russell Brand - Re:Birth
Following a series of sold-out preview shows in November and December 2016, Russell Brand announces a new stand-up tour of UK and Ireland.

What is real? Who are we? Where did this baby come from?

In Re:Birth, Russell Brand wrestles with these questions while unravelling the matrix of modern media, politics, sex, fatherhood and death. Join one of comedy’s fiercest talents as he tries to make sense of life having just made a new one.

Russell said re the show: "How do we make sense of the madness of our lives once we become parents? What am I going to tell my daughter about conformity and responsibility? What happens if she grows up to be like me or, worse, date someone like me?"

Since rising to fame in 2003, Russell Brand has established himself as one of one of the world’s most celebrated stand-up comedians. His acclaimed tours include 2006’s Shame, 2007’s Only Joking, 2009’s Scandalous (which marked his US live debut) and 2013’s critically acclaimed and hugely successful Messiah Complex, which was also a best-selling DVD.

Aside from stand-up, Russell is also a phenomenally successful broadcaster, actor, author, podcaster, columnist, political commentator as well as a mental health and drug rehabilitation activist.

"Arena-level stand-up that asks us to think as well as laugh." The Guardian

"One of the most impressive sights of the comedy year." The Telegraph

Suitable for ages 16+

Tickets £27.50
13/11/2017 To 06/12/2017
No Such Thing as a Fish
Join Dan Schreiber, Andrew Hunter Murray, Anna Ptaszynski and James Harkin on the first leg of their brand new UK tour as they serve up their pick of the most bizarre, extraordinary and hilarious facts known to man.

The award-winning podcast No Such Thing As A Fish gets 1.2 million downloads a week, has been transformed into the spin-off topical BBC2 TV series No Such Thing As The News and was named one of iTunes’s top ten most downloaded podcasts of

"This intelligent quartet serve as a welcome reminder that comedy does not have to be dumb."
Evening Standard

May include strong language and adult themes.

Tickets £18 Concessions £16

28/11/2017 20:00
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has become a global sensation and nothing short of a UK national treasure. Their new show, charts the Ukes rise from curiosity to virtuosity, from village hall to the Royal Albert Hall. The Ukes of GB have performed for the British Royal Family and at the BBC Proms, but heretics they remain, poking fun at the cultural elite, defying you to believe their own hype, bemused by all the hot air. Not only this but given the time of year the Ukes are adding a little festive frivolity to the show. This is definitely not shameless seasonal cashing in, just a little midwinter mischief and a chance for the audience to play or sing-a-long to the odd well worn Christmas number. Watch the tutorials online , learn the parts and join in live.

On an on-going "hand-luggage only" world tour, the Ukes provide pure entertainment, dead-pan British humour and irresistible foot-tapping music. They are masters of the unexpected, whether re-imagining folk songs, twisting classical music favourites, uncovering quirky versions of rock covers, or playing the performers' own all-original compositions.

“Iconoclastic. Unabashed genre crashing antics. Nothing is spoof proof." Sunday Times

“Most people have to die before they become immortal. These ukulele superstars have no such worries." New Musical Express

Tickets £23 £25
Concessions £21 £23
30/11/2017 19:30
Leicester Comedy Festival Preview Show
Join us as we celebrate the festival's 25th birthday. The Gala Preview Show features some of the best comedians around, giving a taste of what's to come when the main festival rolls into town from 7 - 25 February.

In aid of Big Difference Company (registered charity 1135167).

Tickets £25

12/01/2018 19:30
UK Pun Championships 2018
A total sell out for the last four years,  The UK Pun Championships returns to De Montfort Hall as the culmination of #UKPunDay. Celebrating the great British pun with contestants from across the UK.  

"A pantomime atmosphere."  chortle.co.uk

Tickets £10 £12 £15 £20
12/02/2018 19:30
Comedy Club 4 Kids
Since 2005, the Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children (aged six+) and their families… but without the rude bits! A decade later, the company has expanded from one London residency to being countrywide, running shows and workshops all over the UK from Peebles to Portsmouth, even producing a book on how to write and perform stand-up.

The show is family friendly, but without any patronising idiocy. In fact, it's just like a normal comedy club, but it's on in the day, kids are allowed in, and thus there is a higher than usual chance of heckles like "why is that your face!?"

Joining host Tiernan Douieb will be two excellent guest comedians, check comedyclub4kids.co.uk for more info!

"A highlight for children in recent years, giving them a taste of some of the biggest names in comedy... with the fun, rowdy feel of a real comedy club." The Guardian

"An essential treat." Fest Magazine

"Absolutely hilarious." The Yorkshire Times

"The ethos is just right." The Daily Telegraph

"The perfect way to entertain the whole family." Three Weeks

"Comedy Club 4 Kids has stand-up sets from grown-up, high-quality acts who perform their usual sets, just without the swearing or rude bits." The Independent
17/02/2018 14:00
Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room
What does Canada’s first woman to have a worldwide Netflix special have in common with Britain’s first woman to have a worldwide Netflix special?  They are both single mothers with too many pets.  And they are both Katherine Ryan

This Canadian abroad is the UK’s 2017 break-out star. Katherine recently garnered rave reviews as the presenter and writer of Channel 4's critically acclaimed prime time series, How Did You Get So Rich? and also regularly appears on all the UK's major panel shows from BBC's QI, Have I Got News For You and Live at the Apollo to Dave's Taskmaster Series 2 (which she won) and Channel 4's Out of 10 Cats as well as co-hosting two back to back series of Comedy Central's upcoming Your Face or Mine reboot with Jimmy Carr.

As seen on Conan O'Brien, Lip Sync Battle, and instagram, Katherine Ryan brings her brand new stand-up show, Glitter Room to the UK.

"One of the stand-out stand-ups of her generation." The Times

"Flawlessly delivered... this is stand-up comedy that slaps you countless times around the face and laeves you aching with laughter. Be in no doubt, Ryan is among the very best out there." The Telegraph

"Poised, uncompromising and often savagely hilarious." The Scotsman

Suitable for ages 14+

Tickets £18.50
 

22/02/2018 20:00
Jonathan Pie: Back To The Studio
Jonathan Pie returns to the stage in early 2018 with a brand new live show following a sell out tour ending at The London Palladium, A show that was described as "electrifying" Chortle, "blistering" Evening Standard and "desperately misjudged" The Times.

The frustrated News reporter is back and he's angrier than ever. Pie attempts to host a night of serious discussions on current affairs whilst simultaneously attempting to smash the system from within. Join him for a night of political comedy that soon descends into chaos.

This is political satire at its finest and Pie is "the most exciting satirical creation since partridge" Rory Bremner.

Suitable for ages 16+. Latecomers will not be admitted.

Tickets £22.50 Concessions £17.50

24/02/2018 19:30
Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit
Larks in Transit is a compendium of travelers’ tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling comedian. With musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence, Bill Bailey tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness. Plus, he fashions a symphony from a ringtone, tells the real story of Old McDonald, and a re-imagines the Stars and Stripes. Two decades of touring larks from a comic described by the Daily Telegraph as "the brainiest comic of his generation."

Tickets £27.50
26/02/2018 To 27/02/2018
Jason Manford: Muddle Class
He’s back! It’s been a busy few years for Jason Manford since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit. Muddle Class promises to feature a wealth of new material about Jason growing up ‘working class’ then finding, over the years, that part of him has become ‘middle class’ - causing much confusion! Delivered with Jason’s amiable charm and captivating wit, this is a show not to be missed.

Suitable for 13+ under 16s must be accompanied by an adult

Tickets £27.50


 

15/03/2018 To 22/11/2018
Menopause the Musical
Starring Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders),  Maureen Nolan (The Nolans), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty) and Hilary O’Neil (ITVs Copy Cats). Menopause the Musical is heading out on another UK wide tour. This hysterical show packed full of one-liners about night sweats, hot flushes and memory loss is backed by an instantly recognisable soundtrack of innuendo-laden versions of 60s, 70s and 80s pop classics.

An all-singing, all-dancing comedy set in a department store, where four women with seemingly nothing in common, meet by chance and make fun of their woeful lives experiencing “The Change”. They soon bond as they realise that the menopause is no longer “The Silent Passage”, but an unavoidable stage in every woman’s life.

The hysterical and uplifting Menopause The Musical will have you laughing, and singing, all the way home. The show has played sold out-out tours across the world so call your girlfriends and book now for the ultimate girls night out.

The show is sponsored by Promensil Menopause.

Suitable for ages 16+

Tickets £27.50
05/05/2018 19:30
Dara O Briain: Voice of Reason

Dara is one of the most recognisable faces on British TV, as host of the hugely successful Mock The Week, Star Gazing Live, Robotwars and Go8Bit. Catch one of the most charismatic, intelligent, fast-talking and downright funny live performers working today in this brand new show for 2018.

"His set is a masterclass in intelligent, no-frills stand-up." The Guardian


"If you want a comic who can hold an audience in the palm of his hand for two hours, here’s your man." The Times


"Sharp wit from a superfit mind." Evening Standard


"These are classy routines, that assume the audience's intelligence and condescend to no one." The Guardian

Suitable for 14+ (parental guidance - likely to be swearing and adult content)

Tickets £23

09/05/2018 To 10/05/2018
David Baddiel - My Family: Not the Sitcom
Following a sold out run at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory and two critically-acclaimed West End runs, David Baddiel takes his Olivier-nominated one-man show to theatres nationwide. My Family: Not the Sitcom is a show about memory, ageing,  infidelity, dysfunctional relatives, moral policing on social media, golf, and gay cats. A massively disrespectful celebration of the lives of David Baddiel’s late sex-mad mother, Sarah, and dementia-ridden father, Colin. Come and be offended on David’s behalf!

Suitable for 14+

Tickets £24.50
11/05/2018 19:30
Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast
Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she's a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see? Do you arrange the nights out? Are you in charge of passports on holiday? Then so are you!

Whether you're sorting the tickets for this show or turning up when you're told to, welcome. You'll learn about Rescue Men, farting in hospital pants, what can happen at a bra fitting, the benefits of casserole, plus tips on how to talk to shop assistants and the correct way to eat a biscuit.

Funny, frank and unapologetically filthy.

Suitable for ages 16+

Tickets £27.50
06/09/2018 To 07/09/2018