The Last Laugh: The best comedy events on Skiddle

We are back once again with the November edition of Last Laugh, where we look at all the best comedy events on Skiddle in the coming weeks and months, and into the New Year; check them out below!

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 8th Nov 2023

Whilst it's getting darker earlier and temperatures are dropping, you may be tempted to stay indoors and keep warm. But, do you know what will warm you up even more? Getting packed into a room and giggling away at some of the UK's finest comedians, and we here at Skiddle want to make such a thing happen!

We've got a huge variety of comedy shows including a Festival of Comedy in Newport, where you can see the giants of UK comedy storm their sets; a selection of the best-rising stars in the UK scene coming to make you believe the hype; and also some festive comedic forays so you can get more laughs than just those out the crackers this Christmas. Basically, we've got all the gigs to satiate your comedy needs.

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



Festival Of Comedy Newport - Winter Series

When: Saturday 18th November 2023

Where: ICC Wales in Newport

After an epic day of comedy in their summer edition back in July, the Festival of Comedy is returning to Newport for a winter edition, which is (thankfully) indoors this time at the ICC. The lineup is just as stacked as last time, with a star-studded lineup that includes headliner Omid DjaliliSeann WalshJamali MaddixLou SandersMarcus BrigstockeHal Cruttenden and more!

This one has already sold out both early bird and first release, so if this lineup is tingling your funny bone, then you're going to have to be quick to secure it, especially if you're local to Newport. You won't get a better live comedy event in the area all Winter!


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The CCC with Dan Nightingale 

When: Saturday 11th November 2023

Where: St Marys Creative Space in Chester

The Comedians Club Chester is one of the best new comedy clubs in the North West. Laughter pours out of the incredible converted church that is St Mary's Creative Space for one Saturday every month and the gigs are hosted by one half of the Have A Word Podcast, Dan Nightingale. With this one being the last of 2023.

This time around, Dan will be joined by the Scouse cult comic Callum Oakley; the sensationally funny, and star of the new season of Sex Education, Eshaan Akbar; with the effortlessly dark and silly legend that is Nick Doody headlining. It's going to be a cracker in Chester, grab your tickets now!


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Ed Night: Rise And Smile

When: Thursday 23rd November 2023

Where: Club 45 @Blackfriars in Glasgow

Crazy underrated comedian, and Instagram sketch extraordinaire, Ed Night, is on his debut tour with an hour of new stand-up that is causing many a bruised funny bone up and down the country. An Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, The Times Pick of the Fringe, The Scotsman Critics' Pick of the Fringe, as well as being seen on Comedy Central's Roast Battle, ABC Australia, BBC2, BBC3, and so much more.

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Laugh Train Home Ft Sam Campbell

When: Wednesday 29th November 2023

Where: The Four Thieves in London

Winner of the Best Show at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, and currently making the country wet themselves laughing at his cringy deadpan antics on the latest season of Taskmaster, Sam Campbell is one of the most in-demand comics in the country right now, and this visit to The Four Thieves in London, courtesy of Laugh Train home, is an incredible chance to see what the fuss is about.

Tickets are selling fast for this one, so grab them quickly below!


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Dan Tiernan and more|| Creatures Comedy Club

When: Thursday 23rd - Saturday 25th November 2023

Where: Creatures Of The Night Comedy Club in Manchester

Nominee for Best Newcomer –Edinburgh Comedy Award2023; Winner of BBC New Comedian Of The Year 2022; one of Skiddles one to watch Comics of 2023; and Winner of British Comedian Of The Year 2022, it's fair to say that Dan Tiernan is truly one of the biggest rising stars in the country, and this visit to Manchester's Creatures Comedy Club is a huge opportunity to giggle along to his exhilarating brand of high energy comedy. He's playing three nights at the club, grab tickets to one of the three below!


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House of Stand Up Bexley Park Comedy Xmas Show ft Jeff Innocent

When: Wednesday 27th December 2023

Where: Bexley Park Sports And Social Club in Dartford

House of Stand Up present its very own brand of live comedy each month, with five top comedians performing on the night, and this Christmas Special, featuring the sensational Jeff Innocent, alongside the likes of David Ward (MC), Ollie Fox, Maureen Younger, and Will Hannigan, is going to be an absolute belter.

Jeff Innocent started his comedy career in the mid-90s at the age of 41 after a colourful and eventful life, and with his hilarious lived experiences and stories from his past as a fashion window dresser, Jamaican music DJ, Cultural history mature student, and so much more, his comedy is quite simply outstanding. This one is not to be missed!


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Josh Pugh

When: Sunday 4th February 2024

Where: The Leadmill in Sheffield

As a standout in the modern comedy scene, as well as being captain of England's partially sighted football team, Josh Pugh is one of the UK's very best rising star comics and overall superstars. His online sketches and videos are better than most original stand-up routines, and his stand-up routines are absolutely top class, with his latest special getting over 100k views, you shouldn't miss your chance to see him on this tour, and this date at the Leadmill looks set to be among the very best. Grab tickets below!


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Karl Porter & Friends

When: Friday 8th December 2023

Where: Fierce Bar in Manchester

If you haven't seen Karl Porter's viral impressions yet, where have you been? From the slow-mo goal celebration to his Spanish commentary; Karl's cheeky and unique self-deprecation and high-energy physical comedy alongside the tall tales and hilarious observations make him one of the most exciting acts in the country, and this visit to Manchester, where he is bringing some of his comedian pals with bim, is not one to be missed! Tickets below.


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Allyson June Smith

When: Sunday 28th January 2024

Where: Blackfriars Of Bell Street in Glasgow

Canada’s Allyson June Smith has been in and around the UK circuit, killing it consistently, for years now, and this year she is bringing her new show, Little Smith Sunshine, and tour around the country! If you have had the pleasure of seeing her perform in a club then you know the feeling of Allyson’s presence. You leave her shows feeling like you have made a new pal, and you have because Allyson loves being on stage and loves you for being in the audience. Grab your tickets below and make a new pal!


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Christmas Comedy at the Market ft Tez Ilyas

When: Thursday 14th December 2023

Where: Red Brick in Wellington

What better festive present than a proper good laugh, eh? This year in Wellington, just outside of Birmingham Tez Ilyas, one of the most celebrated stars in British comedy, is joined by regular MC Rob Mulholland, with Mike Newall & Adam Beardsmore supporting, for a Christmas comedy extravaganza at the Red Brick market that looks set to be one of the best comedy events in the city this festive season. 

Don't miss out on some yuletide giggles, and grab your tickets below! 


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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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