Are You Having A Laugh? 50 Must-See Comedy Shows Coming Soon



It's been a heck of a year. I think it's safe to say, we're all in need of some light relief. So why not gather your nearest and dearest and head to a comedy show near you? There's so much variety, from the biting humour of Stewart Lee, to the nonsensical chaos of Milton Jones. There's bound to be a comedy act for you out there, so check out our top 50 acts you have to see, coming soon!

 

Adam Kay

When: Mon 21 Jun - Sat 25 Sep 2021
Where: London

Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this "electrifying" (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music, taking place at the Palace Theatre in June, and Alexandra Palace Theatre in September.

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Ahir Shah

When: Sun 6 Jun 2021
Where: London

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Ahir Shah (Have I Got News For You, Live At The Apollo, and The Mash Report) records his first special for HBO Max at The Vaudeville.

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Alexandra Palace: Hullabaloo

When: Fri 28 May - Mon 31 May 2021
Where: London

An alfresco comedy extravaganza is coming to Alexandra Palace over the long bank holiday weekend: filled with big laughs, larks and good times on the Palace's terrace. Featuring Ed Byrne, Nina Conti, Russell Howard, Nish Kumar and more.

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Brighton Comedy Garden

When: Wed 14 Jul - Sun 18 Jul 2021
Where: Brighton

The Comedy Garden is back with the ultimate remedy for stand-up-lovers from Brighton and beyond. Returning this summer for an open-air spectacular featuring the absolute finest in comedy including Dara O'Briain, Sara Pascoe, Josh Widdicombe and more.

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Bristol Comedy Garden

When: Wed 02 Jun - Sun 06 Jun 2021
Where: Bristol

Heralding the return of live comedy we're thrilled to announce Bristol Comedy Garden is back! This summer the South West's biggest comedy extravaganza moves to The Downs, and will see sets from the likes of Simon Amstell, Tom Allen and Phil Wang.

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Cambridge Comedy Festival

When: Fri 09 Jul - Sun 11 Jul 2021
Where: Huntingdon

This year Cambridge Comedy Festival will expand into a fully-fledged festival experience with camping! See over 150 acts appearing across four stages, plus after the comedy has finished expect to see comedians DJ'ing their favourite tunes.

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Carl Hutchinson

When: Sun 27 Jun 2021 - Sun 12 Jun 2022
Where: Various UK Venues

Carl returns with a brand new show! Expect stories, observations & audience interaction. Always an exciting night, join this dynamic and versatile performer for a truly unmissable evening of comedy.

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Chris Ramsey

When: Fri 03 Sep 2021 - Tue 17 May 2022
Where: Various UK Venues

Following overwhelming demand additional dates have been added for Chris Ramsey's 20/20 tour, now taking place in 2021 and 2022. The critically acclaimed comedian is hitting the road for his biggest ever stand-up tour yet.

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Comic Relief Spectacular

When: Thu 10 Feb 2022
Where: London

Comic Relief will be in London next February for an epic night of laughs, bringing together some of the biggest and best comedians in the country as its Spectacular comedy show returns, taking place at The SSE Arena, Wembley.

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Daliso Chaponda

When: Sat 03 Jul 2021 - Sat 19 Mar 2022
Where: Various UK Venues

Finalist of Britain's Got Talent and star of BBC Radio 4's Citizen of Nowhere Daliso Chaponda is back out of the house and on a stage with a new hour of the slickest, sharpest look at life.

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Daniel Sloss

When: Wed 23 Jun - Thur 02 Dec 2021
Where: Various UK Venues

The all-new solo show by Scotland's international comedy star, hot on the heels of his ground-breaking, global smash-hit 'Daniel Sloss: Hubris', comes to UK venues later this year.

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David Baddiel

When: Fri 10 Sep - Wed 03 Nov 2021
Where: Various UK Venues

Following his five star Olivier-nominated hit 'My Family: Not The Sitcom' and the return to number one of his seminal football anthem 'Three Lions', David Baddiel will bring his critically acclaimed one-man show, 'Trolls: Not The Dolls' to theatres nationwide.

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Doug Stanhope

When: Wed 23 Mar - Sun 03 Apr 2022
Where: Various UK Venues

Brutal, shambolic, savage and unpredictable, American comedian Doug Stanhope has been on the road for 20 years, and will be bringing his latest show to UK venues in spring 2022.

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Fern Brady

When: Tue 25 Jan - Thu 17 Mar 2022
Where: Various UK Venues

One of the UK's most exciting comedians, Fern Brady is heading out on a nationwide tour of her fifth solo show 'Autistic Bikini Queen', hot off the heels of her previous sell out show 'Power & Chaos' which was filmed as a special and broadcast on BBC One.

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Gary Delaney

When: Sat 26 Jun 2021 - Thur 22 Sep 2022
Where: Various UK Venues

Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world - star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back, with new dates added to his 'Gary in Punderland' UK tour!

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Hal Cruttenden

When: Sat 08 Jan - Sat 28 May 2022
Where: Various UK Venues

Hal is going back on the road with a brand-new show, doing what he does best - reminding us of how much we love stand-up comedy. His previous sell-out tour ‘Chubster’ was extended four times due to popular demand, so book early!

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Henning Wehn

When: Mon 31 May 2021 - Thu 24 Mar 2022
Where: Various UK Venues

Watch German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn give everything a good rinse and witness him wring sense out of the nonsensical. As well as his two shows in Lincoln and Sheffield, Henning Wehn will be performing at Hullabaloo at Alexandra Palace, and Bristol Comedy Garden.

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Iain Stirling

When: Wed 15 Sep 2021 - Thu 14 Apr 2022
Where: Various UK Venues

Iain Stirling (Love Island, Buffering and Taskmaster) is taking his ‘extremely funny’ (Daily Telegraph) comedy back on the road for his biggest ever nationwide tour.

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Iliza Shlesinger

When: Tue 02 Nov - Wed 03 Nov 2021
Where: London

Following multiple sold-out, critically acclaimed London shows, straight-talking and provocative US comic Iliza Shlesinger returns to London for two shows at the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith with brand new material.

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Jamali Maddix

When: Mon 18 Oct - Fri 22 Oct 2021
Where: Various UK Venues

Jamali Maddix is hitting the road once again with KING CRUD, drawing upon the issues of morality and justice as well as Jamali's own personal growth and experiential learnings.

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Jayde Adams

When: Wed 13 Oct - Wed 10 Nov 2021
Where: Various UK Venues

In this 5-star show, Jayde (as seen hosting Channel 4's Snackmasters & Crazy Delicious) will rifle through all the noise and self-promotion and figure out what's actually going on.

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Jeff Dunham

When: Thu 12 May - Wed 18 May 2022
Where: Various UK Venues

Record-breaking, global comedy superstar, Jeff Dunham, is bringing his cast of characters to the UK in 2020 for five dates only. The "SERIOUSLY!?" tour includes the newest member of the troupe, "Larry". As the President's personal advisor, he gives his hilarious take on what it's like to work at the White House.

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Jenny Eclair

When: Thu 02 Sep 2021 - Thu 17 Feb 2022
Where: Various UK Venues

Having hit 60 (but still a year younger than Madonna), Jenny Eclair AKA 'The Face of Vagisan' confronts a new decade of decrepitude. With her new show 'Sixty! (FFS!)', Jenny will visit venues across the UK, starting this autumn.

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Jimmy Carr

When: Fri 25 Jun 2021 - Sun 03 Apr 2022
Where: Various UK Venues

Jimmy Carr brings his 'Terribly Funny' show to UK venues throughout 2021 and into 2022, including a huge show at London's Alexandra Palace Theatre.

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Josh Widdicombe

When: Wed 02 Jun 2021 - Sun 20 Feb 2022
Where: Various UK Venues

Josh Widdicombe will be performing at Comedy Garden events in Bristol, Brighton and St Albans this summer, and will also be bringing his 'Bit Much' show to The Engine Shed in Lincoln in 2022.

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Just The Tonic Comedy Club

When: Fri 25 Jun - Wed 06 Oct 2021
Where: Various UK Venues

Just the Tonic announces the first round of their stellar gigs featuring incredible comedians, including Jason Manford, Reginald D Hunter, Jimmy Carr, Kiri Pritchard Mclean, Ed Byrne, Tom Stade.

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Katherine Ryan

When: Fri 12 Nov 2021
Where: Lincoln

Creator and star of Netflix smash hit The Duchess, comedian and TV's Katherine Ryan makes a hugely welcome return to the stage with her brand-new live show, 'Missus'.

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Luisa Omielan

When: Sat 02 Oct - Mon 22 Nov 2021
Where: Various UK Venues

Fresh from a successful Off-Broadway run, comedian Luisa Omielan tours the UK with her highly anticipated God is a Woman show. She'll be bringing her unique genre of comedy to religion - expect Mary Magdalene and dick jokes.

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Mae Martin

When: Fri 08 Oct - Thu 21 Oct 2021
Where: Various UK Venues

The co-writer and star of Channel 4 and Netflix sitcom Feel Good, Mae Martin, is on tour! In their new stand-up hour, Mae looks at the uphill battle of trying to do the right thing in a world that sometimes seems to have lost its moral compass.

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Manford's Comedy Club

When: Sat 26 Jun - Fri 17 Dec 2021
Where: Various UK Venues

Manford's Comedy Club brings award-winning live stand-up comedy to venues around the country, with every show boasting a different line-up of four top comedians, all chosen by Jason Manford! Expect many comedians from TV plus the best of the UK and international comedy circuit.

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Mark Watson

When: Thu 01 Jul 2021 - Sun 31 Jul 2022
Where: Various UK Venues

Mark Watson has just announced his brand new 'This Can't Be It' UK tour! Spiritual enquiry meets high-octane observational comedy as the multi-award-winner attempts to cram a couple of years of pathological overthinking into an evening of stand-up.

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Mark Watson's Carpool Comedy

When: Fri 07 May - Fri 11 Jun 2021
Where: Various UK Venues

Mark Watson's Carpool Comedy Club is back and bigger than ever, bringing the best of UK comedy straight to your doorstep! Taking place as part of The Alfresco Theatre Tour and featuring some of the best comics around including Dara O'Briain and Nina Conti.

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Matt Forde

When: Mon 24 May 2021
Where: London

Matt Forde (Spitting Image, Have I Got News For You, The Royal Variety Performance, Mock the Week and Question Time) brings his hugely successful ‘Political Party’ night to London’s Garrick Theatre.

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Milton Jones

When: Sun 30 May 2021 - Fri 27 May 2022
Where: Various UK Venues

As well as performing in Taunton next year with his Milton:Impossible solo show, you can catch Milton Jones as he performs at a number of events around the country this year including Alexanda Palace's Hullabaloo, Cambridge Comedy Festival and at Just The Tonic venues throughout the summer.

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Nabil Abdulrashid

When: Thu 09 Sep - Thu 28 Oct 2021
Where: Various UK Venues

After reaching the final of Britain's Got Talent 2020, Nabil Abdulrashid brings his brand new show on tour for a night of "unapologetically funny" (Telegraph) stand-up as Nabil charts his journey from humble beginnings (and middles) to one of UK comedy's most talked about rising stars.

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Nina Conti

When: Sun 31 Oct 2021 - Sun 16 Jan 2022
Where: Various UK Venues

British Comedy Award winner Nina Conti is back on tour! The quick-thinking queen of ventriloquism brings you her pioneering new dating show. She'll be like Cilla Black with masks.

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Nish Kumar

When: Fri 14 May 2021 - Wed 23 Mar 2022
Where: Various UK Venues

In 2022, Nish Kumar will perform in Lincoln and Bath with his solo show 'Control' - but before that, you can catch Nish Kumar at a number of comedy events around the country including Mark Watson's Carpool Comedy Club and Bristol Comedy Garden.

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Omid Djalili

When: Thu 22 Jul 2021 - Sat 19 Mar 2022
Where: Various UK Venues

One of Britain's freshest and most original comics. Known for his legendary stand-up performances, Omid is intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining.

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Phil Wang

When: Wed 02 Jun - Mon 04 Oct 2021
Where: Various UK Venues

Following a sell-out 2018 tour and a 2019 Edinburgh Fringe run that sold out in advance, Phil Wang performs two exclusive show at The London Palladium, alongside a number of appearances at comedy events and a UK tour scheduled for later this year.

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Rhys James

When: Mon 18 Oct - Fri 22 Oct 2021
Where: Leeds, Sheffield

Mock The Week regular and star of his own BBC Radio 4 series, Rhys James heads out on his first national tour. As also seen on Comedy Central's Roast Battle, Russell Howard's Stand Up Central, and heard on Radio 4's The News Quiz.

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Rich Hall

When: Sat 05 Jun - Thu 25 Nov 2021
Where: Various UK Venues

Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit. See the award-winning Montana native live, renowned for his expertly crafted tirades and quick fire banter with audiences.

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Russell Howard

When: Sat 29 May - Sat 16 Oct 2021
Where: Various UK Venues

Following the record-breaking success of his 2017 tour 'Round The World', Russell Howard returns with his biggest globe-spanning stand-up tour to date. In addition to his 'Respite' tour dates, Russell Howard will appear at Alexandra Palace's Hullabaloo this May.

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Sarah Millican

When: Thu 01 Jul - Sat 17 Dec 2021
Where: Various UK Venues

The hilarious Sarah Millican is back on tour with a 'Bobby Dazzler' of a new stand-up show. Sarah has spent the last year writing jokes and growing her backside. She can't wait to get back on the road and make you laugh.

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Shagged.Married.Annoyed

When: Sun 05 Sep - Tue 21 Dec 2021
Where: Various UK Venues

Due to overhwleming demand, Chris & Rosie Ramsey have added new dates to their record-breaking first ever live Sh**ged. Married. Annoyed. podcast tour, across nine more arenas nationwide in 2021 (that's now 12 arenas under their belt).

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Shappi Khorsandi

When: Sun 27 Jun - Fri 30 Jul 2021
Where: Various UK Venues

See Shappi Khorsandi perform her 'Skittish Warrior' show at select venues in the UK this summer, plus you can catch her at Brighton Comedy Garden and St Albans Comedy Garden in July!

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Simon Amstell

When: Mon 18 Oct - Fri 22 Oct 2021
Where: Birmingham, Manchester

Simon Amstell will bring his 'Spirit Hole' show to Sheffield's The Leadmill and London's Alexandra Palace Theatre, as well as appearing at Bristol Comedy Garden this summer.

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Simon Brodkin

When: Sat 11 Sep - Sat 11 Dec 2021
Where: Various UK Venues

World-famous prankster and creator of the hugely popular Lee Nelson, is back on stage with the sensational 'TROUBLEMAKER' - deemed the must-see comedy show of 2021.

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Sofie Hagen

When: Fri 25 Jun - Fri 22 Oct 2021
Where: Various UK Venues

One of British comedy's most exciting talents (although she's Danish), winner of the prestigious Edinburgh Best Newcomer Award, a cult podcaster, and now the author of the hugely successful book 'Happy Fat', Sofie Hagen returns with her new show.

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St Albans Comedy Garden

When: Wed 28 Jul - Sun 01 Aug
Where: St Albans

The all-new St Albans Comedy Garden promises the ultimate remedy this summer with five nights of stupendous stand-up comedy in the glorious surroundings of Verulamium Park.

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Stewart Lee

When: Mon 18 Oct - Fri 22 Oct 2021
Where: Various UK Venues

Stewart Lee brings a double-bill of two new 60 minute sets - Snowflake, and Tornado - back to back from “the world’s greatest living stand-up” (Times). Including new material for 2022.

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