Cold weather is approaching, there’s no escaping the gloomy winter weather but you can make the best of it by arranging a few laughs between now and Christmas. The UK comedy scene bursts into life in the coming months. Here’s a rundown of some of the amazing acts that are playing London and beyond in the lead up to 2019.
Between big names and rising stars, they’re all unmissable live performers, most of whom played Edinburgh Fringe last month and really impressed the critics.
Shows in London
Winner of The Comedians’ Choice Awards: Edinburgh Fringe Best Show 2018, Lou Sanders will be part of a superb bill at Up The Creek with Phil Wang + John Robins, on Sunday 30th September.
Nominated for Dave’s Funniest Joke of The Fringe 2018, musical comedy sisters Flo & Joan are back at Soho Theatre from 12th-17th November with their show ‘Alive On Stage’.
After a run of sold-out shows at the Fringe, Kiri Pritchard-McLean joins Rob Delaney at Union Chapel for TicketWeb favourites, Live at The Chapel on Saturday 3rd November.
Nowhere near London? Catch her at The Frog & Bucket Comedy Club, Manchester, on 19th March 2019.
Tickets are flying out for Lucy Pearman’s aptly titled ‘Fruit Loop’ at Soho Theatre, see what all the fuss is about from 26th November-1st December.
Reginald D Hunter, Eleanor Tiernan + Russell Hicks at The Garage, Highbury
Sunday 7th October
Nominated for The Edinburgh Comedy Awards’ Best Comedy Show 2018, Ahir Shah brings his show ‘Duffer’ for a run at Soho Theatre from 11th-24th October.
Lauren Pattison brings her show ‘Peachy’ to Soho Theatre from 5th-10th November 2018
Ed Gamble + Ivo Graham at The 100 Club, Tuesday 13th November
Shows across the UK
Winner of Dave’s Funniest Joke of The Fringe 2018, Adam Rowe brings his show ‘Undeniable’ to Wardrobe, Leeds on Thursday 8th November.
Felicity Ward: Busting A Nut – Wardrobe, Leeds
Monday 8th October
Nominated for The Edinburgh Comedy Awards ‘Best Comedy Show 2018’, Larry Dean will be headlining Hilarity Bites Comedy Club for two nights with full supporting line-ups.
The Angel at Topcliffe, York – Tuesday 2nd October
The Turbinia, Newton Aycliffe – Wednesday 3rd October
Live down south? Plan ahead for his new show ‘Bampot’ at Soho Theatre, London – running from 20th May – 1st June 2019
Fin Taylor: When Harassy Met Sally – The Cookie, Leicester
Wednesday 24th October
Luisa Omielan: Politics For Bitches – Komedia, Bath
Wednesday 12th December
Henning Wehn: Get On With It – The Octagon Centre, Sheffield
Saturday 23rd February 2019
There you have it. Pencil a few of the above shows in your diaries, secure your tickets and let the good times roll.