The Last Laugh: The best comedy events on Skiddle

We are back with Last Laugh for September, where we look at all the best comedy events on Skiddle in the coming months and through to the end of the year; check them out below!

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 11th Sep 2023

Whilst the festival season is in its twilight and everyone is in an era of recovery and rest, what better way to still get a chilled night but still get out of the house than going see some Stand-Up Comedy? You get to sit down, in a room full of like-minded individuals, with a pint or a G&T, and see some of the funniest people the country has produced instead? Yeah, we thought that may be up your street.

So it's good news that right here on Skiddle, we've got a huge variety of UK comedy shows for you to go and do exactly that.

We've got an awesome weekend of comedy in a special venue at Warwick Castle, where you can see the giants of UK comedy storm their sets; we've got some of the coolest names in the scene bringing their recent Edinburgh Fringe shows on tour; and we've also got some Comedy festivals in Wales and also Southport, where a whole variety of comics come for a full day worth of laughs. Basically, we've got all the gigs to satiate your comedic needs.

So scroll down, check out this month's Last Laugh, and make sure to secure your tickets in the boxes provided!



Comedy At The Castle

When: Thursday 14th - Saturday 16th September 2023

Where: Warwick Castle in Warwick

Set against the picturesque backdrop of Warwick Castle, the incredible team at Closeup Comedy brings you this brand new 3-day open-air comedy festival, aptly named 'Comedy at the Castle.' Steeped in history and grandeur, the Castle will play host to some of the biggest names in the world of comedy, all of who will have your funny bone tickled like never before. 

Not only that but alongside the funny festivities will be a sprawling selection of street food offerings, courtesy of Digbeth Dining Club, that will tantalize your taste buds and satisfy any cravings. From mouthwatering delicacies to irresistible treats, the festival promises a culinary journey that will complement the comedy experience perfectly. 

Thursday will see Troy HawkeShappi Khorsandi and more; Friday hosts Dylan MoranPaul Sinha and more; Saturday welcomes Milton JonesZoe Lyons and more. Click on each of the days listed below for more information on each day, and grab your tickets in the boxes provided!


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Festival Of Comedy Newport - Winter Series

When: Saturday 18th November 2023

Where: ICC Wales in Newport

After a tremendous and packed-out show in the summer sunshine in Tredegar Park, the incredible team over at The Giggling Goat are bringing you yet another huge comedy spectacular, coming back THIS November for their brand new Indoor Winter Series!

This time, they are going to be heading to the ICC Wales, Newport on Saturday, 18th November with a star-studded lineup that includes headliner Omid Djalili, Seann Walsh, Jamali Maddix, Lou Sanders, Marcus Brigstocke, Hal Cruttenden and more! A night of guaranteed belly ache, grab your tickets now!


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Stand-Up Comedy at the Baltic Market

When: Tuesday 12th September 2023

Where: Baltic Market in Liverpool

Be quick on this one, as it is tomorrow, but if you are, then you are in for one hell of a night of the underground North West Comedy scene. Every single comic on this lineup is massively underrated in their own right, and the Baltic Market is ready and set to welcome them to prove just why.

On the bill are the likes of Scouse queen of comedy Kay Nicholson and Mancunian say-it-how-it-is maestro Harry Stachini; as well as other names like Hatty Preston, Alexader Camp, Danny Macafee, and Alex Murray; and all for just eight quid! This is not one to miss if you're looking for something to do in Liverpool tomorrow. Secure those tickets and secure a night full of laughter!


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Good Ship Comedy presents Fern Brady

When: Friday 13th October 2023

Where: The Birds in London

Good Ship Comedy is making its debut in Leytonstone, featuring headliner Fern Brady, a UK comedy sensation known for her fearless and unique style, tackling topics like sexuality, feminism, power, Brexit, and more with caustic wit and exceptional writing. Other acts include Michael Odewale with his smart political humour, and the brilliantly funny and laid-back Matt Stellingwerf, all hosted by the quick-witted master of audience interaction, Ben Van Der Velde. Get on this one and get ready to bust your gut laughing. 


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Proper Comedy with Milton Jones

When: Sunday 5th November 2023

Where: Propyard in Bristol

The next Proper Comedy night at Bristol's institution is Propyard is with none other than the king of one-liners and certified oddball Milton Jones!

A regular on Mock the Week, Milton has appeared on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Live at the Apollo and has headlined Dave’s One Night Stand, leaving laughter in his wake wherever he steps foot. And his next stop? Propyard; bringing you a comedy night that will leave you in stitches (the good kind, of course). Secure those tickets now, these Propyard comedy nights are among the best Bristol has to offer!


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Jamie Hutchinson

When: Thursday 19th October 2023

Where: The Attic in Southampton

The absolute king of hilarious northern drivel, Jamie Hutchinson, is bringing his new hit tour, Waterslide, all around the country, and this show in the attic looks set to be an interesting one. Letting all the Southerners in on a real slice of northern piss can energy, Jamie never leaves a room without at least half of them needing tissues for the laughter and tears. 

Whether it's his viral Dr Catford story from the Have A Word podcast, or any one of his insane stories; Jamie has quite literally led a crazier life than any of us would ever even want to lead, and his comedy is all the better for it. Make sure to secure your tickets to see him asap, he's a huge star in the making and is full of painful honesty and bonkers experiences that'll have you looking at whoever you come along with in equal parts worries confusion and elated hilarity.  


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Desi Central Comedy Show

When: Sunday 29th October 2023

Where: Backyard Comedy Club in London

Get ready folks, Desi Central returns with another hilarious lineup! Round up your friends and family and join us for an uplifting night of laughter with this infamous tour. Featuring an incredible cast of talented comedians, including Tommy Sandhu from BBC's Brownload, Sukh Ojla from Life Sukhs and BBC, Eshaan Akbar from BBC's Mock The Week, and Kane Brown from BBC, 1Xtra, and Amazon Prime; This event guarantees a night full of hilarity with some kick-ass comics.

Desi Central prides itself on championing comedians who appeal to comedy lovers of all backgrounds, so book now because we want you to always be kushi and never gham! The Desi Central Comedy Shows are the perfect place to come for a guaranteed fun night out, where you can unwind, relax, and have a laugh with friends, family, or work colleagues; secure it all now as to not miss out!


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CLOSEUP COMEDY x Stand Up 2 Cancer Special

When: Wednesday 18th October 2023

Where: Herberts Yard in Birmingham

Josh Pugh headlines the much-anticipated return of Birmingham's beloved comedy night, CLOSEUP COMEDY, this Autumn at Herberts Yard. As a standout in the modern comedy scene, whose online sketches and videos are better than most original stand-up routines, Josh Pugh promises a night of laughter for a great cause, with all profits supporting Stand Up 2 Cancer.

Accompanied by fellow comics Eric Rushton, and Karen Bayley, and hosted by Freddy Quinne, this event on Wednesday, 18th October is set to be a memorable evening of crude jokes for a great cause. Get those tickets now!


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Paul Foot: Dissolve

When: Thursday 12th October 2023

Where: The Leadmill in Sheffield

Life is stressful: full of rushed breakfasts, angry people, internal conflict, and Jacob Rees-Mogg. But what happens when everything you thought was important – your problems, grievances against others, your very identity – simply disappears? Multi-award-winning and trail-blazing comedian, Paul Foot, is back on tour with Dissolve, his most personal, surprising and ground-breaking show ever. In the year 2022 AD something momentous changed for Paul, and in this show, he will reveal how he discovered the secret of life on the outskirts of Lancaster. 

Coming to the Leadmill in Sheffield this one looks set to be a belter if Pauls Edinburgh reviews are anything to go off. Grab your tickets now and while you're at it #SaveTheLeadmill.


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Paul Sinha: Pauly Bengali

When: Thursday 12th October 2023

Where: Southport Comedy Festival Under Canvas At Victoria Park in Southport

Paul Sinha returns to the Southport Comedy Festival for a ninth year with his brand-new show Pauly Bengali. An acclaimed comedian, renowned Chaser on The Chase, and global TikTok sensation, Paul is a manipulator of funny bones and an insanely clever man to boot. Paul's last solo show was one of the best-reviewed shows at the 2022 Edinburgh Festival, with one reviewer describing it as: 'Packed with goodies and not a moment of padding or superfluity, this is easily the funniest and most gratifying stand-up I have seen in two decades.'

Don't miss your chance to see the Sinnerman live on stage in Southport later this year at Southport Comedy Festival, especially if you only know him off the telly, as he is absolutely hilarious, and not a penny will be wasted seeing him! 


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Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.








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