Jamali Maddix: Work In Progress

Jamali Maddix is back in Leeds for an exclusive show working out a new hour of exhilarating stand-up.

As seen on ‘Taskmaster’ (Channel 4),’ Frankie Boyle’s New World Order’ (BBC Two),’ Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ (Sky) and his critically acclaimed series ‘Hate Thy Neighbor’ for Vice.

Date: Tue 28th May.
Time: 7:30pm.
Admission: £12.
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Sukh Ojla

Sukh keeps being told that she’s successful. She’s been on telly, had a book published and even been trolled on Twitter.

So why does she still feel like a toddler who has lost their Mum in Tesco’s?

Join Sukh as she approaches 40 and figures out middle age, pretending to be a grown up and the joy of a Tupperware set.

Sukh Ojla is a comedian, actor and writer. Her first book, ‘Sunny’, was released in 2022.As a comedian, Sukh has performed on many TV shows including, The Big Asian Stand-Up Show (BBC Two), Comedy Guide to Life (Dave), Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club (ITV), Comedy Central Live and features in Sky’s Dating No Filter.

In 2019, Sukh took her debut solo show ‘For Sukh’s Sake’ to Edinburgh, which received rave reviews including 5* from Funny Women. Last year, Sukh returned to her nationwide tour of ‘Life Sukhs’ to critical acclaim. Television credits include Feel Good (Channel 4), Bridgerton (Netflix), The End of the F**king World (Channel 4), GameFace (Channel 4), Hospital People (BBC1), Black Mirror (Channel 4) and EastEnders (BBC1).

Date: Sun 9th Jun.
Time: 6:00pm.
Admission: £18.
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COBO

COBO: Comedy Shutdown is back, bringing the joy of laughter, so gather your crew and come on down for an unforgettable evening of hilarity!:

Acts:

– Kevin J (BBC, MTV):

– Kyrah Gray (Netflix, Comedy Central Live):

– Ed Hear (The Batman (2022), Venom (2021)):

– Gbemi Oladipo (BBC New Comedian of the Year Nominee)

If you’ve yet to experience one of our shows, brace yourself for a night filled with side-splitting, knee-slapping comedy.

So, secure your tickets now and join us for a night bursting with positive energy and uproarious laughter!

Date: Sun 9th Jun.
Time: 7:45pm.
Admission: 18.
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Chloe Petts

After two smash-hit, sell-out runs, Chloe Petts returns with a brand-new show… and this time she’s getting personal. Between her newly found trolls, oddly found school bullies, and an excellent relationship with her food tech teacher, Chloe Petts brings her trademark laddishness to tell you who she really is, all whilst her Head Girl badge glistens upon her chest.

‘Clearly a rising star whose name will soon be in lights’ **** (Evening Standard)

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‘One of the most compelling young comics’ **** (Guardian).

**** (Metro).

Date: Mon 10th Jun.
Time: 7:15pm.
Admission: £10.
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Rob Auton

Rob Auton: The Eyes Open and Shut Show – Work in Progress

This is a show about eyes when they are open and eyes when they are shut. With this show I wanted to explore what I could do to myself and others with language when eyes are open and shut. After writing ten shows on specific themes, I wanted to think about what makes me open my eyes and what makes me shut them.

‘A genuine original’ (The Guardian).

‘The mother freaking greatest’ (James Acaster).

‘Very hilarious’ (David Shrigley).

‘A genius’ (Bridget Christie).

‘Makes laughter out of wonder. We need him’ (The Scotsman).

Date: Tue 11th Jun.
Time: 7:15pm.
Admission: £10.
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Daliso Chaponda

Daliso Chaponda: Feed This Black Man Again

Daliso did his first show, ‘Feed This Black Man’ 20 years ago. The jokes were mediocre, there was a rap about poverty in the middle (which was as offensive as you might imagine) and the big finale involved a sandwich on stage.

20 years later, Daliso has done the ‘Royal Variety Performance’, written and performed four series of ‘Citizen of Nowher’e on BBC Radio 4, been a ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ finalist, toured nationwide and abroad… all sorts of things the 22-year-old Chaponda would never have imagined possible.

So, Feed This Black Man Again is a do-over, as the now widely-loved comic revisits the themes of that ancient debut show with the considerably enhanced comic talents that two decades’ experience brings you. Along the way he’ll examine the huge differences between the way you think life will be at twenty, and the reality. Probably no sandwich at the end this time.

★★★★ “Full of sharp one-liners and well crafted gags…a real talent” Metro

“Gets laughs out of topics other comedians shun” The Guardian

“Brilliantly bold, thoroughly engaging and provocative” Wee Review

Date: Thu 13th Jun.
Time: 7:30pm.
Admission: £14.
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Mark Simmons

Mark Simmons: Quip Off The Mark

As seen on Mock The Week, BT Sport and ITV, ‘Master of one-liners’, and social media phenomenon, MARK SIMMONS brings his sell-out tour show back to Leeds due to phenomenal demand.

This isn’t your average one-liner show as there is the running theme throughout.

His parents have sold the house he grew up in and has to collect his box of stuff from the loft. Come discover what’s in the box in this top-level one-liner show structured in a way you’ve never seen before.

Mark joined Dara O’Brian and Hugh Dennis on BBC2’s ‘Mock The Week’ as a semi-regular guest and has also appeared in other TV shows such as ITV’s ‘Out There’, BBC Radio 4ExtraStands Up, a Channel 4 pilot starring alongside Bridget Christie, as well as BBC3’s One For The Road.

“One of the UK’s pre-eminent pun merchants…the quickest quipster in showbusiness.” – Evening Standard

“Absolutely hilarious.” The Scotsman ★★★★

“A talented comic with an artisan’s grasp of joke writing.” Chortle ★★★★

Date: Sat 15th Jun.
Time: 7:30pm.
Admission: £17adv.
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Steve Bugeja

Steve Bugeja: Self Doubt (I Think)

The creator and star of ITV2’s hit sitcom, ‘Buffering’, is back on the road following a sell-out 2022 tour and a critically acclaimed run at the 2023 Edinburgh fringe festival.

He’s appeared on S’tand Up Central’ (Comedy Central), Z’oe Ball On Sunday ‘(ITV), ‘Love Island: Aftersun’ (ITV2) and hosted BBC Radio 4’s ‘Economics With Subtitles’.

This year he’s discussing babies, eye tests and the time he went on holiday with 20 women.

‘Steve’s a charming, likeable stand-up with a set packed with gags’ (Sunday Post)

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‘An eye for comic detail that’s all his own’ (Guardian).’

Plentiful jokes and compelling storytelling’ (Scotsman).

‘The punchlines come thick and fast as he makes the art of stand-up comedy look effortless’ (Ed Fest Mag)

Date: Wed 19th Jun.
Time: 7:30pm.
Admission: £13.50.
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Northern News: Live

Northern News: Live

Comedians IAN SMITH (Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Show nominee, ‘The News Quiz’, ‘The Now Show’) and AMY GLEDHILL (British Comedy Awards nominee, ‘Would I Lie To You?’, ‘Late Night Mash’ , ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’) take their critically-acclaimed comedy podcast NORTHERN NEWS on the road for the very first time, for a Tour of t’North.

Ian and Amy are two Northerners living in London, missing out on the juicy stories from their hometowns. Join them as they scour the local rags of the North to find the stories you didn’t know you needed to know. Who’s tipped to win big at the World Gravy Wrestling Championships? Is there a pig in Goole that needs coaxing off a mini-roundabout with crisps? Amy and Ian get the scoop on the hottest, creepiest, and downright peculiar news stories from the North.

Chortle Awards 2024: Best Podcast Nominee

‘Hilarious’ – The Guardian

Praise for Amy Gledhill

‘Remember Gledhill’s name, because it’s about to be everywhere’ ★★★★★ Independent

‘Jaw-droppingly good’ ★★★★ Times

Praise for Ian Smith

‘Catch him now before his inevitable jump to the big time’ Telegraph

‘There are few fringe shows as purely funny as this’ ★★★★ Guardian

Date: Thu 27th Jun.
Time: 7:30pm.
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Alun Cochrane

Alun Cochrane Previews Jokes That Might End Up Online

Alun Cochrane has been performing somewhat observational, somewhat topical, somewhat curmudgeonly comedy for decades. He has done comedy clubs, some television, some radio, and many festivals. Nowadays eschewing the Edinburgh fringe, Alun instead is going to record Comedy Specials for YouTube every year, until he has run out of jokes, or of life. Come see a master of topical observational curmudgeonly comedy ascertain which jokes will one day work on tiny screens for people with even tinier attention spans.

Award-winning stand up comedian Alun Cochrane has appeared on numerous TV shows including Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Russell Howard’s Good News, Mock The Week, Dave’s One Night Stand, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Have I Got News For You and 8 Out Of 10 Cats. He was featured as series regular ‘Sam’ in the Sky Living sitcom Trying Again, alongside Chris Addison and has appeared in Coronation Street, Boomers and Russell Howard’s Christmas film A Gert Lush Christmas.

Alun was the co-host of The Frank Skinner Show on Absolute, for which he received a 2012 Arqiva Award nomination for Best Newcomer. The show also won a Sony Award in 2011 for Best Entertainment Programme and was nominated again in 2012. He regularly features on BBC Radio 4’s The Comedy Club. Other radio credits include The Now Show, Just A Minute, Dilemma, Loose Ends, Lee Mack And Friends and Listomania. Alun wrote and starred in the Radio 4 series Alun Cochrane’s Fun House, offering listeners a room-by-room stand up tour of his home.

Date: Mon 1st Jul.
Time: 7:15pm.
Admission: 10.
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Justin Moorhouse

Justin Moorhouse : The Greatest Performance of My Life (Preview)

‘The Greatest Performance of My Life’, a poignant exploration of comedy intertwined with the essence of life’s ups and downs. Justin’s unparalleled ability to blend side-splitting humour with touching insights offers a rare glimpse into the human condition through the lens of a comedian. This performance is more than just a series of jokes; it’s a heartfelt journey through the joys, sorrows, and hilarity of life, delivered with Justin’s characteristic charisma and warmth. Prepare to laugh, reflect, and connect deeply with every story, making this evening an unforgettable highlight in your cultural calendar.

He’s not just Young Kenny – the one with the Tiger Face from Phoenix Nights.

Justin has been seen recently on ‘Richard Osman’s House of Games’, ‘Qi’, ‘Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled’ and ‘Live At The Apollo’, and is also a new firm favourite in Dictionary Corner on C4’s’ Countdown’.

You’ll hear him regularly on Radio 4’s ‘The News Quiz’ and as a Champion of Champions on BBC 5Live’s Fighting Talk, as well as his weekly contributions to the Warm Up on Talk Sport with Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning guessing attendances every Sunday morning.

His podcast About 30 Minutes No More than 45 has been a firm favourite with fans for over two hundred episodes and over a million downloads and He continuously tours theatres across the UK.

“The amount of first-rate comic craft that goes into his routines is worthy of admiration.” THE GUARDIAN

Date: Mon 1st Jul.
Time: 8:45pm.
Admission: £10.
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Sara Pascoe: Work In Progress

An exclusive work-in-progress from the host of ‘The Great British Sewing Bee,’ ‘Guessable’ and star of BBC 2’s ‘Out of Her Mind’ and ‘Last Woman on Earth with Sara Pascoe’ as she prepares for her next UK tour.

Date: Tue 2nd Jul.
Time: 7:15pm.
Admission: £10.
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Tony Law

Multi-award winning super loon Tony Law returns with a new show of nonsense and absurdity. Some weird history and ghosts, and cats and dogs and wars and ducks and Britophilia. The older man with a childish mind and a naughty streak is always entertaining and original and naturally funny but not afraid to do simple shouty silly voices. A whirlwind of surreal farm boy hardcore whimsy.

“Genius”. The Telegraph. 5 time Chortle award winner Edinburgh Award nominee Melbourne Comedians Choice Award – Winner

Date: Tue 2nd Jul.
Time: 8:45pm.
Admission: £10.
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Lou Sanders

Lou Sanders: No Kissing In The Bingo Hall – Work in Progress

“Just like Tom Cruise does all his own stunts, I’m going to do all my own jokes”

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Date: Wed 3rd Jul.
Time: 7:15pm.
Admission: £10.
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Olga Koch

Star of ‘Mock The Week’ and ‘QI ‘, Olga Koch is bringing a brand new work-in-progress to Leeds!

She’s not really sure what it’s about yet, but the title should give you an idea.

★★★★ – The Guardian ★★★★ – The Telegraph ★★★★ – Chortle ★★★★ – The Scotsman

Date: Mon 8th Jul.
Time: 7:15pm.
Admission: £10.
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Larry Dean: Work In Progress

Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee tries

some new jokes.

As seen and heard on ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Mock the Week’, ‘Michael McIntyre’s Big Show’ and ‘Shared Baggage’.

★★★★★ – TELEGRAPH, INDEPENDENT, HERALD

“An absolute mastery of stand up, pulling faces, putting on voices, never missing a beat or the chance of a punchline.” ★★★★ Beyond the Joke

Date: Mon 8th Jul.
Time: 8:45pm.
Admission: £10.
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Kirkstall Abbey Comedy Festival

The first large-scale, open-air comedy festival to happen in Leeds, The Kirkstall Abbey Comedy Festival boasts a line-up that includes award-winning Canadian comedian and presenter Katherine Ryan surrealist stand up legend Ross Noble, Yorkshire comic Maisie Adam, Reginald D. Hunter, Clinton Baptiste, Mike Wozniak, Ivo Graham rising star Stephen Bailey and the cult-stand up hero turned viral-sensation Jeff Innocent with Jason Cook hosting the day’s proceedings.

Date: Sun 28th Jul.
Time: 3:00pm.
Admission: £49.50+bf.
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