Gig Watch

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Dates and information in general about all of the best forthcoming stand up gigs and tours.

James Acaster – Info on all of James’s gigs from now until December are here:

Edward Aczel – All of Ed’s gigs are here –

Jayde Adams – The Ballad Of Kylie Jenner’s Old Face – Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, multi award-winning comic Jayde Adams brings her 5 star show to Soho Theatre. In 2019 if you want to be a ‘successful independent woman person’ you better have something to say and you better be wearing a Serious Black JumperTM. “Britain’s funniest woman comic” (Daily Mail) has packed away the sequins (for now), because it’s time to get serious… “Still fabulous, but just being real” (List). If pop stars, razors and even sausage rolls can attach themselves to important causes, why can’t Jayde Adams?

Stephanie Aird – Lols Live can be caught at the following venues:

Steve N Allen – Steve’s post Edinburgh gigs can be found on his site:

Stephen K Amos – Is touring from November 2019 through to February 2020 with a new show. Tickets can be bought here.

Kojo Anim – The Britain’s Got Talent is going on tour in February and March next year.

Austentatious – Are on the road, and playing London over the forthcoming months.

Bill Bailey – Is back on tour once again with his latest show.

Dane Baptiste – The Chocolate Chip – Baptiste is back on international tour with a brand new stand-up show. Dane is now a Grown Ass Black Man. Too old to be concerned with chicken or trainers. Too young to be considered a peer of Trevor McDonald. Has he got a chip on his shoulder? Yes. A chocolate one. Join one of the nation’s most exciting stand up stars as he presents another brilliantly hilarious and boldly provocative show. Star of hit podcasts Dane Baptiste Questions Everything and Quotas Full. As seen on Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Sunny D, Live at the Palladium… pretty much all over your TV screen.

Sara Barron – Enemies Closer – Sara’s blistering 5-star show was one of the major hits of the 2019 Edinburgh Festival, garnering critical and audience acclaim and playing to capacity crowds. Unrelenting and hilarious, Sara examines kindness, meanness, ex-boyfriends, current husbands, all four of her remaining friends, and two of her twelve enemies. One of the top reviewed shows at the Fringe, do not miss this fast-rising star. As seen on Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC) and Dave Gorman: Terms and Conditions Apply (Dave).

Tom Basden – Is returning to stand up, and will be at the Soho Theatre for six nights next year.

Helen Bauer – Little Miss Baby Angel Face – Helen enjoys a drama. She’s her mother’s daughter, taking a small situation, blowing it up, then getting upset that it’s out of her control. Just like all the best reality TV. At the same time, she dreams of being a sweet angel handling any drama with grace. Who doesn’t overthink everything and plan for how she will have all eyes on her at the right moment. As seen and heard on ITV2, BBC Two, BBC Three, CBBC, Comedy Central, BBC Radio 1 and Radio 4. Basically all the channels. Nominee: Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer 2019.

Cally Beaton – Is playing gigs across the country right now.

Jack Berry – This superb comedian has live dates fairly often which are on his site.

Alasdair Beckett-King – Alasdair’s forthcoming gigs can be found here:

Andrew Bird – This fantastic comedian is on tour right now, so go see him!

John Bishop – Is doing an intimate work in progress tour until December, with more info on his site:

Catherine Bohart – This sublime comedian gigs regularly, and info is here:

Fern Brady – All of Fern’s live dates, including her forthcoming run at the Soho Theatre, are here –

Jen Brister – Under Privilege – Brister has it all: a wife, kids, a house and a job she loves (sometimes) so what the hell is she moaning about? Join Jen as she takes an irreverent look at the often controversial subject of ‘privilege’. Who has it? Who doesn’t? And why does no one like to admit they have any?

Jordan Brookes
– Jordan is now taking his award winning show on tour, and details can be found here:

Michael Brunstrom – Michael’s preparing a new show and forthcoming gigs can be found here:

Adam Buxton – Is going on tour to promote his new autobiography, where he’ll read from the book and do a Q&A afterwards –

Ed Byrne – Following his biggest ever tour last year and yet another sell-out Fringe run this August, one of the UK’s finest observational comics embarks on an EVEN BIGGER brand-new tour for 2019/2020. Join him as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children. Further information and ticket details are here:

Grace Campbell – The daughter of spin doctor Allistair Campbell is going on tour with her debut show Why I’m Never Going Into Politics next year:

Scott Capurro – Scott’s currently on tour and can be seen across the country, info is here:

Alan Carr – Is doing ten work in progress shows at small venues in Scotland later this year, further details are here:

Jessie Cave – The Harry Potter star is performing regularly, more info is here:

Daliso Chaponda – The Britain’s Got Talent star is on the road until March with his new show.

Ken Cheng – Live dates for this accomplished comedian are on his site right now.

Bridget Christie – Is doing various work in progress show’s for her new hour, more info is here:

Crybabies – Danger Bridage – Join Ed Jones (handsome), James Gault (tall), and Michael Clarke (?) for Crybabies’ debut hour of surreal comedy, action, friendship, father issues, rats, crisps, and concerns of the heart. Buckle up for an offbeat adventure through the seductive waters of World War II, truly the Godfather Part II of world wars.

Huge Davies – Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee Huge Davies brings his critically acclaimed solo debut The Carpark to London’s Soho Theatre. The Carpark features dark humour, surreal jingles, melodious punchlines and, of course, carparks. Huge has drawn on a variety of musical genres to create an unusual musical comedy show in which his darkly surreal routines are accompanied by an eclectic score. Huge has also fashioned a one-of a kind full size wearable keyboard. He will attempt to wear this around his neck for most of the show – it’s funny but he struggles to get through the hour. Since performing at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019 Huge Davies has appeared on Harry Hill’s Clubnite (Channel 4), Lazy Susan’s Comedy Short (BBC Two), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4) and will soon be seen on The First Team (BBC Two), The Paddock (Channel 4 Sparks), The Comedy Central Chart Show and Roast Battle (Comedy Central). Huge has also appeared on Comedy Central at the Comedy Store and has been featured as One To Watch on Comedy Central Online. Further information is here:

Alex Edelman – The US comedian is on tour in the UK and the dates can be found here:

Mat Ewins – Info on all of Mat’s gigs, podcast appearance and work in progresses are here:

Tape Face – Is taking his latest show on the road –

The Guilty Feminist – This great podcast can be seen live regularly, and they have also announced a show at the Royal Albert Hall:

Paul Foot – Paul gigs all the time and dates can be found here:

Jena Friedman – Miscarriage Of Justice – As America slips into fascism, Jena celebrates free speech while she still has it, in this unapologetically political hour of comedy. Fresh from a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival, Miscarriage of Justice is the US comic’s long-awaited return to the UK after her critically-acclaimed 2015 hit American C*nt. Having appeared on multiple top US shows including Conan and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jena brings her unique insight and acerbic wit back to Edinburgh at a time when politics in America and worldwide has become more contentious and divisive than ever.

Hannah Gadsby
– Hannah’s follow up to Nanette, entitled Douglas, is going to be performed in the UK in November, further info is on her site:

Ed Gamble – Ed is on tour again in November.

Rhod Gilbert – The Book Of Rhod is on tour until the end of July 2020.

Mo Gilligan – Is going on a world tour in May, October and November 2020 –

Ivo Graham – The Game Of Life – The time for faff is over: has Big Daddy Graham got the skillz (anecdotes / banter / topical asides) to pay da billz (gas / water / electric)? More hilariously anxious blather from one of the most hilariously anxious blatherers in the business. As spotted on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Live From The BBC, Cats Does Countdown, Richard Osman’s House of Games, Roast Battle, Hypothetical, The Stand Up Sketch Show, The Now Show, and Fighting Talk.

Lloyd Griffith – The Soccer AM star performs regularly and details are here:

Sofie Hagen – Has announced the tour dates for her new show, The Bumswing, which she will be performing across the country. For more info, please go here:

Darren Harriott – Has announced a new tour, entitled Good Heart Yute, and tickets can be bought here:

Nick Helm – Nick is touring until November.

Hivemind – This improv group are performing two different shows at the Museum of Comedy over the next couple of months, Improvengers: Pretendgame and Lord of the Game of the Ring of Thrones, for details of all of their shows please go here:

The Horne Selection – Alex Horne and co are gigging for the next ten months or so.

Colin Hoult – This superb stand up and the man behind Anna Mann regularly tours and performs in London, further info is on his site:

London Hughes – To Catch A Dick – From ITV2’s The Stand Up Sketch Show, BBC2’s Mock the Week E4’s Celebs Go Dating, join Edinburgh Comedy Award 2019 nominee London Hughes at Soho Theatre. She explores how as a woman, you can be incredibly awesome and successful yet incredibly single, and how f*ckin’ ridiculous it is. Also seen on BBC Three’s Fleabag, ITV1’s All Star Musicals, ITV2’s Don’t Hate The Playaz and Channel 5’s Celebrity Game Night. ‘The new female face of British comedy (Daily Mail). ‘Needs to settle down and find a man’ (London’s mum).

Tez Ilyas – Is going on a huge tour next year, from September to November –

Eddie Izzard – His latest show, Wunderbar is on the road until the end of the month.

Joe Jacobs – Performs regularly in London and sometimes further afield – dates can be found here:

Jimeoin – Is on tour in early 2020.

Rhys James – The Mock The Week star is doing a national tour for the first time and all the venue details are here:

Jim Jeffries – Is heading over to the UK in December, tickets can be bought here:

Milton Jones – Is currently performing his show Milton Impossible in 2020.

Spencer Jones – The Things We Leave Behind – Edinburgh Comedy Award and double BAFTA-nominated professional idiot Spencer Jones is back with his brand-new show. The Things We Leave Behind is an absurd mash-up of comedy styles, mixing looped music, props, stand-up, turbo clowning and puppets for your eyes, ears and face. Star of the upcoming BBC series Mr Winner and The Mind of Herbert Clunkerdunk, you can see it at the Soho Theatre in December.

John Kearns – Double Take And Fade Away – Two-time Edinburgh Comedy Award winner and four-time Chortle Award nominee John Kearns returns. Still a slave to dairy, the Gregorian calendar and Greenwich Mean Time, he is flesh and blood after all. A funny man, not for everyone of course, but remember this mustn’t be mistaken as an invite rather a heads up. Based on the theory that the most interesting places on maps are the empty spaces, John has booked a tour, stopping by at some places that look like people share hot water bottles with their landlords. The show implores you to learn lessons from your ceiling and realise Fred Astaire actually knew very well what he was doing.

Luke Kempner – The comedian and impressionist is taking his show across the country until the end of the month.

Harriet Kemsley – All of Harriet’s forthcoming shows are here –

Micky P. Kerr – The Britain’s Got Talent star gigs regularly and details are here:

Sarah Keyworth – Pacific – Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee for Best Newcomer and winner of the Herald Angel Award returns. She brings a brand-new hour of comedy about the little things, the smallest details, the fixed and distinct aspects that make up what we definitively are, how we expressly think and who we unambiguously love.

Daniel Kitson – If you want to find out about all of his forthcoming performances we’d recommend signing up for his mailing list:

Olga Koch – We loved her show If/Then which is currently being toured, and details of all of Olga’s gigs are here:

Ian Lane – All of Ian’s gigs can be found on his facebook page:

Stewart Lee – After taking some time out Lee is back with two new hour long shows, Snowflake and Tornado, which he is performing at the Leicester Square Theatre right now, and which we’ll be seeing at the beginning of December. More info’s here:

Laura Lexx – After two sell-out Edinburgh shows in two years, star of Live At The Apollo and double winner of The Comedian’s Choice ‘Best Performer Award’, Laura Lexx is going on her first UK tour with Knee Jerk. Knee Jerk shines a hilarious light on how hard it is to be a good person these days. The world seems furious at the moment, whether that is over Brexit, carbon emissions, gender, plastics in the sea, nationality or whether or not we should be aiming for the future or the past. Maybe Laura is projecting, but, is all this arguing and fighting down to the fact we’re absolutely terrified? In Knee Jerk, Laura uses the tricks she learned to cope with her eco-anxiety to try and soothe the world’s temper and calm down our various phobias. Full details of the tour are here:

Josie Long – Tender – Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and very-hard-to-pin-down-indie-underdog-nightmare Josie Long is back with a brand new show after a brief hiatus, during which she had a baby and so on. It’s about the mind-bending intensity of new motherhood, but mostly about kindness, gentleness, and joy – all in all, the edgiest thing you will see this year. The aim is for you to come out of it feeling optimistic about the future, although that is a big ask. At the very least there will be some really silly voices in it, and that’s not nothing. You can see the show at the Soho Theatre Monday 11th to the 20th, and then in 2020 –

Frisky & Mannish – Details for all of their gigs are here:

Dimitri Martin – Has cancelled his UK dates due to illness, but hopefully will reschedule soon.

Chris McCausland – Star of Live at the Apollo and Comedy Central at The Comedy Store, multi-award-winning comedian Chris McCausland is taking his smash hit Edinburgh Fringe show, Speaky Blinder, around the country for his debut national tour.

Sean McLoughlin – Details of all of his dates are here:

Lucy McCormick – Most Popular – In 2016 Lucy McCormick’s Edinburgh Fringe debut show Triple Threat was one of the most talked about, unconventional and fearlessly irreverent genre-defying sell-out hits of the festival. With Post-Popular she’s done it again, creating another ‘confrontational and shocking’ (Evening Standard) show that stormed the Fringe. Joined by her friends-with-benefits Rhys Hollis and Samir Kennedy, and directed by Ursula Martinez (Triple Threat, Wild Bore, Free Admission) the Total Theatre nominated prodigy returns to Soho to crawl through the annals of history in an enthusiastically humiliating exploration of power and purpose. Appointed Soho Theatre’s Artist in Residence, she will be writing her debut play for the venue, and will return to Soho in February 2020 for a second run of Post Popular following the initial dates from Tuesday 3 – Saturday 14 December 2019. Tickets are available from:

Gary Meikle – His new show is The iBrow Guy and dates for it are on his site:

Tim Minchin – The Australian comic/singer is on tour in the UK in November.

Shazia Mirza – Strap in for a hilarious and uplifting joyride into the art of survival in a world of crocodiles, coconuts, solitary confinement and alpha males in award-winning, critically acclaimed Shazia Mirza’s brand-new show. Following the success of her last solo shows, ‘With Love From St. Tropez’, a riot of Brexit, buquas and butt-plugs through the lens of the periodic table, and ‘The Kardashians Made Me Do It’, a searing and urgent exploration of life, love and Jihadi brides, Shazia is now taking on the burning issues of our time. What’s going on? Why is everyone fighting? Why does everyone hate each other? Who the hell is Alexa? And why are there no women left with real eyebrows? Women are in fashion now but the eyebrows come and go? And why do all the right-wing papers keep calling her for answers every time there is a paedophile with the same skin colour as her? Can we really educate people? Can we drag anyone forward against their will? For further information and ticket details, please go here:

Evelyn Mok – Details on Evelyn’s new work in progress are here:

Glenn Moore – Is going on his first UK tour, info is here:

Robin Morgan – Is performing his show What A Man, What A Man, What A Man, What A Mighty Good Man (Say It Again Now), and you can find out when he’ll be near you at his site:

Daniel Muggleton – Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy (But I Reckon It’s Easier For Straight White Men) – After a break-out year performing up and down the UK and recently supporting US comic Steve Hofstetter on his recent European tour, Daniel Muggleton performs his well received critical hit show Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy (But I Reckon It’s Easier For Straight, White Men?) and best of UK material for the last time before he moves back to his homeland of Australia. Daniel Muggleton’s just woke enough to know that he’s an asshole. But who wants to be a hero these days anyway? There’s never been a worse time to be revered, so Daniel’s doing the sensible and jumping off his privileged pedestal to join the safety of the herd. People say the dumbest stuff to try and sound good: I’m gonna learn a foreign language, don’t judge a book by its cover, I’m with her… stop it, judging people feels great, Hilary Clinton is unlikable and French is useless. Doesn’t that feel better? A Comedy To Watch favourite, “Muggleton shares his opinions understatedly, effectively and with real promise for his stand-up career going forward’. Jay Richardson for The Scotsman” and tickets for the gig can be found here:

Simon Munnery – Dates for this masterful comedian are on his site.

Nigel NG – Culture Shocked – In his debut show, Nigel Ng takes you on a joyous romp through his life in the UK as a Malaysian immigrant. Can he retain his cultural identity under the seduction of the Western world? Or will he succumb to it and start enjoying the bland food served at Wagamama’s? Nigel made his TV debut in 2018 on Comedy Central’s Rob Delaney’s Stand Up Central, shortly followed by Comedy Central’s Roast Battle. He had an incredible debut run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year with this show, and to top it off, he was nominated for the prestigious Best Newcomer Award.

Trevor Noah – Has announced even more UK tour dates, which are here:

Ross Noble – Is going on tour with a new show from April 2020, dates and further info is here:

Michael Odewale – #Blackbearsmatter – Fresh from a total sell out run and Best Newcomer Nomination at the Edinburgh Fringe – Join the fast-rising star as he tries to figure out what really matters, and what’s just noise, in his smash hit debut show. A fresh new voice known for delivering sharp, slick and beautifully executed stand-up, Odewale is taking the comedy world by storm. Winner Best New Show Leicester Comedy Festival 2019. As seen on Stand Up Central for Comedy Central, Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2). As heard on Audible and BBC Radio 4. BBC New Comedy Award finalist.

Ardal O’Hanlon – Is touring in November –

Henry Paker – I’ve been a fan of the man since 2008 and his latest show is on tour now.

The Parentheticals – Details about this improv group can be found at their site here:

Sara Pascoe – Sara’s upcoming gigs are here:

Rachel Parris – One of the best musical comedians in the country, with a superb line in stand up too, Parris is someone you definitely should see as soon as you can, and all of her gig dates can be found on her site.

Kiri Pritchard-McLean – All of Kiri’s gigs are here:

Colin Quinn – The SNL star is doing his first ever London date at the Leicester Square Theatre in December, just after Christmas –

Steen Raskopoulos – Another one of our favourite comedians, Steen’s live dates are here.

David Reed – Penny Dreadful’s star David can be seen live on his own, as part of the Comedy Store Players and creating podcasts, with all the info you could ever need here:

John Luke-Roberts – The King of the ridiculous show title is back with another hour of comedy, this time entitled After Me Comes the Flood (But in French) drip splosh splash drip BLUBBP BLUBBP BLUBBPBLUBBPBLUBBP!!, which can be seen across the country from now through to March 2020, and more info is here:

John Robertson – Is playing across the country in the coming months, you can find out if he’s gigging near you here:

John Robins – John’s new show Hot Shame can be seen across the country until the end of November.

Jess Robinson – If you wish to see the Britain’s Got Talent star, check out her site for live dates.

Tom Rosenthal – Has extended his Manhood tour in to 2020 –

Suzi Ruffell – All of Suzi’s live dates are here –

Lou Sanders – Details on all of Lou’s gigs can be found here:

The Delightful Sausage – Ginster’s Paradise – A surreal sketch comedy nightmare that’ll tear your soul apart. Ginster’s is a holiday camp unlike any other. Offering the hard graftin’ folk of Yorkshire the opportunity to kick back, relax and forget the stresses of everyday life. As the new Salmon Coats, Chris and Amy’s job is to keep the guests entertained, medicated and obedient. There’s no need to ask questions or start poking around – you wouldn’t want to upset Colonel Whippy…

Alexei Sayle – Is going on tour for the first time in seven years, and the dates are here:

Iliza Shlesinger – Is returning to the UK with a two performances of Iliza: The Forever Tour one in London and the other in Ireland, with both taking place in May 2020.

David Sedaris – The humorist, radio star and best selling author is doing three dates next year, two in London and one in Manchester.

John Shuttleworth – Is going on tour in 2020 which includes over 50 dates, and a new radio show is being made too.

Paul Sinha – Paul’s live dates are up on his site here:

Frank Skinner – Is touring from now until December.

Daniel Sloss – The award winning comedian is playing various venues in Europe in November.

Alice Snedden – Absolute Monster – Who are we? What are we doing here? Do you like me? And what are you saying behind my back? Let’s all get together and definitively find out if I’m the best or worst person you know. Those are the only options. Step into my existential crisis and get ready to laugh as I try and answer the eternal question: who am I?

The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society – We’re big fans of this group of eclectic comedians and they regularly gig in London –

Andy Storey – Gigs all the time, so you’ve no excuse not to see him. Details are here:

Count Arthur Strong – Is on the road this autumn –

Ellie Taylor – All of Ellie’s forthcoming dates are here:

Mark Thomas – You can find out when this masterful comic is performing by going here:

Sindhu Vee – Is on tour in November and December, with tickets available via her site.

Seann Walsh – Is going on tour from April to June 2020 –

Felicity Ward – This superb comedian is mostly in Australia for the next couple of months but hopefully will regularly be back in the UK soon.

Henning Wehn – Is touring for the entire year, so surely must be at a venue near you soon.

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland Comedy Club – Last year’s phenomenal new comedy club is back for its second year with an even bigger and better line-up, playing host to the circuit’s finest stars and hottest up and coming talents today. Spin the rides, shop til you drop, skate on the famous ice rink and then laugh at the likes of Marcus Brigstocke, Lost Voice Guy, Milton Jones, Zoe Lyons, Andrew Maxwell, Abandoman, Jayde Adams and host Emmanuel Sonubi in the famous heated MegaDome. At only £15 a ticket and a bar available throughout, this is an absolute bargain of a night with the world of comedy at your very frozen fingertips and the perfect end to a night at Winter Wonderland!

Andy Zaltzman – The Certifiable History – Andy Zaltzman, host of the long-running worldwide hit satirical podcast The Bugle, returns to Soho Theatre with the fourth edition of his stand-up review of the global year. 2019 has been another classic 12-months-of-mayhem effort by Planet Earth, as a frankly bizarre decade spluttered stroppily towards its end. As one of more than 7 billion people to have lived through the entirety of 2019, Zaltzman is uniquely qualified to reflect on, for example, the ongoing nation-sundering Brexit squabblings in Britain, humanity’s breakneck progress and equally breakneck regressions, and how the world’s inhabitants are (a) dealing with, and (b) skilfully ignoring, the various challenges looming over them. Andy toured the USA with The Bugle Live this year, and spent much of the summer snout down in the Cricket World Cup, partly due to his role as a cricket statistician for BBC Radio’s iconic Test Match Special, partly in a deeply scientific research project on the extent to which the human brain can shut out all relevant forms of reality. Armed with this knowledge, and assisted by his Bugle co-star Alice Fraser, Zaltzman will pass his unarguable, definitive historical verdict on the year even as it is still warm and twitching, and consign it to the history books, where it undoubtedly belongs.

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