Tony Law: A Now Begin In Again

Part Neanderthal Canadian, part Trinidadian Law brings his half baked thoughts and theories on these last couple of years and a little time travel to boot. Yes I have lockdown material. Also total nonsense. Ghost stuff. It might not always make sense but it’s always funny. Farm boy blue collar surreal absurdity in his own very unique style. For those with a different take or taste in comedy.

Date: Mon 4th Jul.
Time: 7:15pm.
Admission: £10adv.
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Sara Pascoe: Success Story – (Preview)

Sara returns to Leeds with an exclusive preview of her brand-new show set to tour the UK later this year.

Sara decided she wanted to be famous at 14 years old. Since then, she has auditioned for Barrymore, scared Pete Burns and ruined Hugh Grant’s birthday – but look at her now… (please look, she needs you to look. And clap. And laugh. And then clap again). The star of BBC2 stand-up special’ Sara Pascoe: LadsLadsLads’ is back with a brand-new stand-up show! Sara Pascoe is a highly acclaimed comedian, writer, and actor. She wrote and starred in her recent BBC2 sitcom ‘Out Of Her Mind’, and is the celebrated host of BBC2’s ‘The Great British Sewing Bee’, BBC’s ‘Last Woman On Earth’, Dave’s ‘Comedians Giving Lectures’ and Comedy Central’s’ Guessable’.

Date: Tue 5th Jul.
Time: 7:15pm.
Admission: £15.
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Tiff Stevenson: Sexy Brain

A study in trying to see all sides and driving yourself slowly mad. From arguing about feminism with her mother to trying to understand a parents natural position of fear. From trying to be eco friendly with a moon cup to realising that dolphins are sexual predators. From dismissing Americans idea of boozing and sobriety to understanding what alcohol is like without the safety net of a healthcare system. From the superiority feminism of pointing fingers to what is genuine progress for women. From learning about air rights to trying to uncover the systemic homelessness problem. From trying to accept ageing gracefully but acknowledging our looks based currency. From wanting men to understand consent but knowing that women owning their sexual power is as important. You know…NUANCE Tiff goes in depth to explore the modern conundrums that keep us awake at night. Discourse on social media is no way to have a conversation. Much better to spend an hour with a woman who overthinks it all.

Date: Tue 5th Jul.
Time: 9:00pm.
Admission: £8adv.
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Geoff Norcott: I Blame The Parents (Preview)

As seen on ‘Have I Got News for You’, ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Would I Lie to You?’, ‘A League Of Their Own’ and author of Amazon Best-seller, ‘Where Did I Go Right?’, Geoff casts his eye across a turbulent world with his keen man of the people eye. He also wonders how many of our passionately held views are simply because of stuff our parents did.

‘One of our most refreshingly funny comedians of any stripe’ ★★★★ – The Times

Date: Wed 6th Jul.
Time: 7:15pm.
Admission: £10adv.
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The Delightful Sausage: Nowt But Sea (Preview)

The biggest-titted Edinburgh ‘Best Show’ nominees return with a preview version of their new show, ‘Nowt But Sea’

Learn the horrifying true story of what happened when Amy and Christopher-Louise decided to hide from their problems on a remote island. As tensions flare and psyches fray, how will Yorkshire’s finest meat-themed duo survive? As seen/heard on Late Night Mash (Dave), Alma’s Not Normal (BBC 2) and their own bloody effin’ BBC Radio 2 special.

Date: Wed 6th Jul.
Time: 9:00pm.
Admission: £8adv.
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Seann Walsh & Peter Rethinasamy

Two previews for the price of one as Seann Walsh and Peter Rethinasamy team-up to preview their brand new shows

Seann Walsh, AKA The Lie-In King returns with an hour long work in progress of his brand-new hilarious hour. As seen on ITV’s ‘Bad Move’ and ‘Play To The Whistle’, E4’s ‘Virtually Famous’ and ‘Conan’ on TBS. ‘Unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation’ – The Guardian

Peter Rethinasamy is a comedian with hard hitting, punchy jokes and hilarious tales about his family and growing up in Northern Ireland. Since he started performing stand up, he has reached the semi-finals of the Laughing Horse New Act Competition and won the London Comedy Store King Gong Competition.

Date: Thu 7th Jul.
Time: 7:30pm.
Admission: £12adv.
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Matt Forde: Clowns To The Left Of Me…

There are wallies everywhere and half of them are running the country. The other half are trying to. Matt Forde (Spitting Image, Have I Got News For You, The Last Leg, The Royal Variety Performance) lashes out right, left and centre. And chucks in some funny voices.

“Our foremost satirical stand-up…Whatever your politics, you’ll find excellence here” ★★★★ Stephen Armstrong, The Sunday Times “Possibly the best political comedy show on the Fringe” ★★★★★ Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph “Forde is as gratifyingly sane as comedians come… smart, funny ideas” ★★★★ Dominic Maxwell, The Times

Date: Fri 8th Jul.
Time: 7:15pm.
Admission: £15adv.
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Steve Bugeja: Tried To Start His Own Nickname

One of comedy’s most exciting rising stars, Steve Bugeja (AKA ‘The Mighty Booj’, ‘Moulin Booj’, or – for December only – ‘Ebenezer Booj’) comes to us fresh from supporting Ian Stirling on his recent UK tour.

A familiar face on TV and radio, Steve hosted the BBC Radio 4 series, ‘Economics with Subtitles’ and has made numerous appearances on TV shows such as The ‘Russell Howard Hour’ (Sky One), ‘Love Island: Aftersun ‘(ITV2) and ‘Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central’ (Comedy Central).

Date: Fri 8th Jul.
Time: 9:00pm.
Admission: £12adv.
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Paul Foot: Swan Power

The multi-award winning comedian presents his brand new show.

Tired of the goose? Swan Power is here. Paul opens his beak and explores topics including Nanna on the rack, murdering Santas and interfering ambulance drivers (self-appointed busybodies!) Plus Billy Zane’s Valuable Diamond (c/o RMS Titanic). Live by the swan, fly by the swan.

“Like a rare exotic bird, he’s special” The Daily Express “Sublime, original, brilliant” The Independent “Something of a comic genius” The Sydney Morning Herald

Date: Sat 9th Jul.
Time: 7:00pm.
Admission: £15adv.
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Rachel Fairburn: Can I Be Awful? (Preview)

Brassy, abrasive, rude, belligerent . The four horsemen of the apocalypse? No. They’re all words that have been used to describe Rachel and she’s proper sick of it now. She’s also sick of being told to “be kind” by everyone from bearded hipster men to T-shirts. What’s wrong with saying it how you see it? What really is kindness? Why is Rachel’s “truth” not respected? Why are you all so annoying? Probably because nobody tells you that you are. Let Rachel change that.

Date: Sat 9th Jul.
Time: 8:30pm.
Admission: £8.
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Charlie Hopkinson: Deep (Preview)

Ever wondered if what you are seeing and hearing is real? Feel like your trust in the audio-visual spectrum has been shaken? Charlie explores the increasing dangers – and benefits – of deepfakes and misinformation while doing a few impressions along the way

<h4Impressions will include some of: Breaking Bad, Peaky Blinders, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Succession, Robin Williams, Sir David Attenborough, Morgan Freeman, the guy from The Matrix, Harry Potter, Star Wars and Dec but probably not Ant.

Date: Sun 10th Jul.
Time: 3:30pm.
Admission: £8adv.
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The Muslims Are Coming

The Muslims Are Coming … so round up your friends and join us for an uplifting night of laughter!

Acts: Aatif Nawaz (BBC 3, Radio 4) Nabil Abdulrashid (BBC Live At The Apollo, ITV Stand Up Sketch Show) Sajeela Kershi (Award Winning Stand Up Comedian & Writer) Mo Magaleo (Upcoming & Fresh)

If you’ve never been to one of these shows before then get ready for belly laughs that are big enough to burn off an entire Biryani! It’s a comedy night with a whole heap of halal-hilarity to celebrate Ramadan & Eid. The Muslims Are Coming brings you a memorable line up of both established and new comedy talent from across the globe. We also pride ourselves on championing comedians who appeal to comedy lovers of all backgrounds – so grab your tickets and head down for a relaxed and entertaining night!

Date: Sun 10th Jul.
Time: 5:30pm.
Admission: £15adv.
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Hal Cruttenden: It’s Best You Hear It From Me (Preview)

After 21 years and 224 days Hal’s back being single. But it’s all going to be fine. Instead of getting the therapy he clearly needs, he’s made a cracking show about it!

He’s lost enough weight to almost get his wedding ring off and, while he may be flying solo, he’s far from alone; he’s got his grown-up daughters, his dogs and his divorce lawyer. Hal, and his soon to be ex-wife Dawn, are part of the surge in ‘grey’ divorces. His hair certainly is and hers changes colour so often that she’s not quite sure. But this show isn’t just for those who’ve been through divorce and single people who need cheering up. It’s also for blissfully happy couples who can’t imagine that their marriage will fail and that smug look will be wiped off their face.

<h4This show not only makes you laugh but gives hope and a shared experience to the 42% of the population that get divorced in the UK – just don’t tell them that 60% of 2nd marriages end in divorce too! So make a date to see a show from a man who hasn’t had a date since 1999 when conversation revolved around the twist in ‘The Sixth Sense’, 'will the Millennium Bug kill us' and 'isn’t that Boris guy funny on ‘Have I Got New For You’.

Hal has made several appearances on ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC1 & 2), ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC1), ‘The Royal Variety Performance’ (ITV1), ‘Would I Lie To You’ (BBC1) ‘The One Show’ (BBC1), ‘The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice’ (BBC2 & Channel 4) and ‘The Apprentice: You’re Fired’ (BBC2). TV also includes ‘Richard Osman’s House of Games’ (BBC2), ‘Mock the Week’ (BBC2), ‘Guessable’ (Comedy Central), ‘Celebrity Mastermind’ (BBC1), ‘Celebrity Chase (ITV1), ‘The Wright Stuff’ (Channel 5), ‘Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live’ (BBC3), ‘The Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala’ (Channel 10 Australia), ‘Just For Laughs Gala’ (CBC Canada), and ‘Celebrity Tipping Point’ (ITV1).

Date: Mon 11th Jul.
Time: 7:15pm.
Admission: £10adv.
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Alun Cochrane: Stuff and Nonsense (Preview)

An exclusive preview of a brand-new show Alun is touring this autumn: a show of both stand-up material (Stuff) and of his high quality on the spot frippery, impro, crowd work (Nonsense).

Stuff in the “Stuff” half may include some stuff about *actual* stuff. He has a jumper he might discuss, and he thinks his new car jokes could make the final edit – those are new jokes about his rather old car, which is pretty new to him, clear? There could be stuff on funerals, free speech, or feminism, and maybe a bit or two on the muddled mess of modern masculinity.

Comedian Alun Cochrane has been seen on various TV comedy shows over the years, including ‘Mock The Week’, ‘Have I Got News For You’, ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ and’ 8 Out of 10 Cats’ – he found these hard as he didn’t like interrupting people. He’s also been heard on Frank Skinner’s Absolute Radio show and is known as the grumpily funny Centrist Dad guy they use pretty frequently on Radio 4.

Date: Mon 11th Jul.
Time: 9:00pm.
Admission: £10adv.
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Ivo Graham: Work In Progress

Bumbling wordsmith and tripe factory returns to discuss three years of heavy-duty pranking/parenting/procrastinating since Dave’s 2019 nominations for Best Comedy Show and Joke of the Fringe (‘I’ve got an Eton College advent calendar, where all the doors are opened by my father’s contacts’).

As seen/heard on Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You, British As Folk and was the fondue-set winner on Richard Osman’s House of Games. “A hugely enjoyable hour of stand-up comedy” Times

Date: Tue 12th Jul.
Time: 7:15pm.
Admission: £10.
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Simon Brodkin: Work In Progress

After three hugely successful BBC series as Lee Nelson, multiple sell-out tours and various court appearances following world-famous stunts on Theresa May, Sepp Blatter, Donald Trump, Kanye West and Britain’s Got Talent, the award-winning comedian unleashes his funniest creation yet… himself!

Date: Wed 13th Jul.
Time: 7:15pm.
Admission: £10adv.
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Marcel Lucont: Le “Best Of”

Britain’s favourite French comedian presents his greatest oeuvres from the past decade. Expect deadpan wit, supreme sex poetry, soaring miserablist chansons and Gallic superiority.

Top 10 Comedy Shows, Edinburgh Fringe 2019 – Telegraph.

Date: Thu 14th Jul.
Time: 7:15pm.
Admission: £12adv.
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Mark Thomas: Black and White (Preview)

Join Mark as he tries out material for his brand new show.

Join Mark as he tries out material for his brand new show. Expect creative fun from one of our oldest surviving alternative comics. Taking down politicians. Mucking about. New ideas and finding HOPE. This award-winning comedian (is there any other type?) asks how did we get here? What are we going to do about it? Who’s up for a sing song? After lockdowns and isolation this show is about the simple act of being in a room together and toppling international capitalism.

“You’ll leave recommitted to the fight against this appalling authoritarian government, to keep that tradition alive.” Guardian 2021

Date: Tue 19th Jul.
Time: 7:30pm.
Admission: £12adv.
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