The Last Laugh: The best comedy events on Skiddle

We are back once again with the April edition of Last Laugh, where we look at all the best comedy events on sale on Skiddle in 2024; check them out below!

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 5th Apr 2024

It's April, and the clocks have gone forward and we're finally starting to see the first signs of the weather getting better... well, kind of? So, with all this happening, In our opinion, this is the best time to get something booked, so you can have even more things to be excited about. So, why not book a Comedy Night? where you can get packed into a room and giggle away at some of the UK's finest comedians? 

If this sounds like a bit of you, then we here at Skiddle want to make it happen! Throughout the month, and into the warmer months of 2024, we've got a huge variety of comedy shows for you to test your funny bone at. From huge comedy festivals with a castle as a backdrop; to nights from some fo the biggest rising stars in the game like Mike Rice and Tom Lawrison; to several multi-comedian variety nights where you truly get bang for your buck, and a proper good giggle to go alongside. Whatever you're after, we've got all the gigs to satiate your comedy needs in the coming months.

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: Friday 24th - Sunday 26th May 2024

Where: Warwick Castle in Warwick

Following its massively successful debut year in 2023, Closeup Comedy, the midland's best comedy night, are returning to the picturesque backdrop of Warwick Castle with 'Comedy at the Castle'! A weekend of comedy catered by the amazing Digbeth Dining Club.

Steeped in history and grandeur, the Castle will play host to some of the biggest names in the world of comedy, all of whom will have your funny bone tickled like never before!

Such names coming to the Castle in 2024 include Simon Amstell, Nina Conti, Rory Bremner, Maisie AdamGary Delaney, Angela Barnes, Janine Harouni, Spencer Jones, Eshaan AkbarStephen BaileyMatt Richardson, Matt Bragg, and resident Closeup Comedy host, Freddy Quinne.  

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Mike Rice: Nasty Character

When: Tuesday 30th April 2024

Where: The Blue Lamp Comedy Club in Aberdeen

Irish farmer's son, and general 'Nasty Character' Mike Rice is one of Ireland and the UK’s fastest-rising comedy stars. Having started comedy in 2015, Mike has amassed a large online following from podcast and stand-up clips, regularly getting millions of views on various platforms. 

As well as co-hosting Mike & Vittorio’s Guide to Parenting with Vittorio Angelone, and Big Mike and The Chief with Rob Moriarty, Mike has appeared multiple times on smash hit podcast Have a Word, and released his first comedy special in October 2023.

After multiple sold-out Edinburgh runs, Mike brings his brand new show on to Aberdeen at the end of the month. An unholy mix of the poetic and the crass, if you like dark, wild and silly comedy this show is for you.  


Tickets for Mike Rice: Nasty Character at The Blue Lamp Comedy Club in Aberdeen

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The Muslims Are Coming: Leeds

When: Sunday 14th April 2024

Where: The Wardrobe in Leeds

The Muslims Are Coming … so round up your friends and join us for an uplifting night of laughter! If you’ve never been to one of these nights 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 lineup of both established and new comedy talent from across the globe.

A lineup which, for Ilford, is STACKED. Featuring Nabil Abdulrashid (BBC Live At The Apollo, ITV Stand Up Sketch Show); Tez Ilyas (Mock The Week BBC, Comedy Central); Faizan Shah (Comedy Store Gong Winner, BBC New Comedy); and Aatif Nawaz (BBC 3, Radio 4)). It's going to be incredible! 


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Serena Terry: All Tied Up

When: Friday 13th September 2024

Where: The Dome in Liverpool

After the incredible success of her first stand-up UK and Ireland tour, Serena Terry is going back on the road with a brand new show, All Tied Up! Serena will take her audience through the trials and tribulations of being a working mum, how she’s coping with a new career, mental health, marriage and perimenopause.

Serena is close to selling out Grand Central Hall, head to the link below and secure the last of the unreserved seating now!


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Tom Lawrinson

When: Tuesday 14th May 2024

Where: The Leadmill in Sheffield

Tom Lawrinson is in a class of his own and is one of the funniest new stand-ups in the circuit, and he is going on tour presenting his new show Hubba Hubba; a stand-up hour with weird, wonderful and completely unexpected punchlines.

If you like big laughs, mad jokes and a positive atmosphere then this is the show for you. Come along, we can’t stress how cheeky it's gonna be. 


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Behind the Wizard's Curtain Comedy

When: Saturday 13th April 2024

Where: Caroline Of Brunswick in Brighton

An alternative comedy night at the heart of Brighton's comedy scene in the 'Caroline of Brunswick' on every 2nd Saturday of the month, Behind The Wizards Curtain is Returning this month for a Brighton Fringe Preview Special!

You can join in for a fabulous line-up of the best alternative acts around! Featuring anything from off-beat stand-up to sketches to musical acts to clowning, including Chris East, Stephen Catling, Jaz Mattu, Rebekka Turner, Nick Kirk, as well as your ever-so-welcoming host Brad Jon Kane!


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Chorlton Comedy Club

When: Friday 3rd May 2024

Where: The Hough End Centre in Manchester

Coming to Chorlton is an absolute powerhouse of Northern Comedy, with the hilariously cynical Paul McCaffrey at the wheel, joined by the daft and deft Tom Taylor, the sensational partially sighted comic Jake Donaldson, and the wonderful rising star that is the gay, dyspraxic millennial, Dan Tiernan.

It's going to be a stormer in Chorlton. Grab tickets below now!


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Dan Nightingale & Fiends - Grappenhall

When: Thursday 1st August 2024

Where: Grappenhall Ex Servicemans Club in Warrington

After two hugely successful national comedy tours, Dan Nightingale (host of the Have A Word Podcast) is doing something a little different in 2024: He's hosting a run of shows with some of his favourite comedians on the bill. With Dan doing what he does best and some of his very funny Stand-Up friends (or fiends) smashing sets... you won't want to miss out.

In Warrington, Dan introduces Mark Nelson, Dean Coughlin & Special Guest for a night of incredible stand-up and the best type of comedy mayhem. 


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Fog Box presents Alun Cochrane

When: Sunday 14th April 2024

Where: Golden Lion Hotel in Todmorden

Coming to the Fogbox Comedy Club in Todmorden is Alun Cochrane, a tall, gangly Northerner who delivers his own brand of no-nonsense humour who has made appearances on Just A Minute, Have I Got News For You, Mock The Week and Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Plus support from Stewart Thomas, Rory Johnson, and MC Andy Sloman.


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CLOSEUP COMEDY at Herberts Yard w/ Mark Nelson and more.

When: Wednesday 1st May 2024

Where: Herberts Yard in Birmingham

After one hell of a year with 15 SOLD OUT shows on the spin, CLOSEUP COMEDY is back at Herberts Yard for 2024 on the first Wednesday of every month. They've welcomed the likes of Angelos Epithemiou, Scott Bennett, Paul Mccaffrey, Ethan Akbar, Andrew Ryan, Eric Rushton, Josh Pugh and so many more, and this night looks set to match if not blow those out of the water.

With a lineup that includes Mark Nelson, Hayley Ellis, Robin Morgan, and resident MC Freddy Quinne, it's going to be a belter.

Plus, there will be street food and bars courtesy of Digbeth Dining Club. Grab 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.