The Last Laugh: The best comedy events on Skiddle

Summer is in full swing, so we thought we'd hit you with the latest Last Laugh, where we look at all the best comedy events on Skiddle in the coming weeks and months; check them out below!

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 10th Jul 2024

Whilst we are well into July, and everyone's focus is on festivals (particularly after Glastonbury) we wanted to take a step back from the live music world and enter the world of comedy. Up and down the country, seasoned pros, and hilarious newcomers are taking the stage to test the funny bones of punters to their extremes. All with tickets available in Skiddle, these are the very best in the coming weeks and months; basically, if you want to go see some comedy, it has to be one of these.

We've got huge comedy variety shows set in a castle no less; multi-comedian shows where you can spend a whole night seeing 3 or 4 of the very best in the scene; comedy in a converted church in Chester, hosted by one of the Norths comedic icons, Dan Nightingale; anda whole host of the best best touring comics. Basically, there are so many awesome UK comedy nights with tickets on Skiddle, and we've done all the work for you.

So, scroll down and check them out, just make sure to bring a spare pair of socks, as its most likely you'll have laughed them off by the end!



Comedy at Nottingham Castle

When: Friday 20th - Saturday 21st September 2024

Where: Nottingham Castle in Nottingham

Open Air Comedy & Nottingham Comedy Festival presents a wicked weekend of laughs at Comedy at Nottingham Castle!

Expect stand-up comedy from some of the biggest names around - With Nina Conti, Duncan Oakley, Simon Brodkin, and Gary Delaney already announced alongside host Barry Dodds -  fully stocked bars, cocktail trucks & delicious street food. This will be the ultimate way to close out Summer in Nottingham!


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The CCC with Dan Nightingale

When: Saturday 13th July 2024

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. 

This time, Dan will be joined by the hilarious and hairy Matt Reed; the scouse comedy queen, Kay Nicholson; and the seasoned off-beat Manc comedian Phil Ellis. It's going to be a cracker in Chester, grab your tickets now! 


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CLOSEUP COMEDY at Hockley Social Club w/ Helen Bauer, Mick Ferry

When: Thursday 25th July 2024

Where: Hockley Social Club in Birmingham

CLOSEUP COMEDY is returning once again to Hockley Social Club to bring a night of glorious giggling, sensational scran (courtesy of Digbeth Dining Club) and some of the biggets names in the biz.  

This edition of Closeup is absolutely stacked! With the electrically entertaining, Helen Bauer; the seasoned funnyman with the best beard in the game, Mick Ferry; the rising online Welsh sensation, Morgan Rees; and Resident MC, Freddy Quinne. It's going to be a belter at Hockley Social Club. 


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Elf Lyons: Horses

When: Wednesday 24th July 2024

Where: Creatures Of The Night Comedy Club in Manchester

Bringing the World Premier of the first comedy show ever performed entirely by a horse to Creatures Comedy Festival, Elf Lyons is one of the most wonderfully wacky and creative comics on the planet, with none of her shows ever remotely resembling the next.

With plenty of horsing around and where there be no reigning it in, this show by Elf is one for the lovers of more conceptual comedy, and we can bet it best to go in blind. Grab tickets below!


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Tom Stade: Risky Business Tour

When: Wednesday 30th October 2024

Where: Old Fire Station in Carlisle

Tom’s funny and today’s funny don’t always see eye to eye, but that’s cool; it’s not Tom’s way to follow the herd. He much prefers to take the path less travelled (some smart guy once said that).

Join this independent spirit and irrepressible force of nature, as he airdrops his ingenious and unflinching comedy into an ever-changing minefield in Carlisle this October. 

It’s a risky business navigating the tightrope of today’s times but Tom’s approaching it with his usual gusto. Without risk there is no reward.


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Stephen Buchanan: Cold Meat (Work in Progress)

When: Sunday 28th July 2024

Where: Scotland's Best Comedians (Van Winkle West) in Glasgow

Join scottish sensation, Stephen Buchanan, (BBC New Comedy Award winner) work out his new tour,  all about advertising, mental health and potentially cold meat.

As seen/heard on: Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club (ITV), Scot Squad (BBC Scotland), The Comedy Underground (BBC Scotland), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4), The DriveTime Show (BBC Radio 2) and The Arts Hour (BBC World Service); Stephen is widely experienced and knows exactly how to force some silly giggles out of each and every audience member. Don't miss out on this one!


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COBO : Comedy Shutdown Black History Month Special Edinburgh

When: Sunday 6th October 2024

Where: Monkey Barrel Comedy in Edinburgh

COBO : Comedy Shutdown brings their Black History Month Special to venues across the UK this October! This show in Edinburgh, featuring huge acts like Nabil Abdulrashid, Kat B, Michael Akadiri, and Kazeem Jamal, looks set to be right up there with the best!

If you haven’t experienced the magic of COBO before, brace yourself for an evening of rip-roaring, back slapping belly laughs from comics who appeal to comedy lovers of all backgrounds – so grab your tickets and head down for a night of good vibes!


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Tom Lawrinson: Buried Alive! (And Loving It) WIP

When: Monday 15th July 2024

Where: Caroline Of Brunswick in Brighton

Everything is awful but that’s ok, argues Tom Lawrinson in this ridiculously entertaining show about family and growing up in a Spanish subterranean cave. An unusual origin story from an unusual comedian!

This is a show for siblings who shared a rubbish childhood and comedy fans alike. Prepare for repressed feelings about your ‘not up to par’ childhood to resurface. With over 250 million views online, this ‘effortlessly engaging’ (Chortle) and ‘truly unique’ (Rolling Stone) stand up is not to be missed 


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Molly McGuinness: Slob (WIP)

When: Sunday 28th July 2024 - 1:45pm til 2:45pm

Where: Creatures Of The Night Comedy Club in Manchester

Stand-up comedian and Salford’s number one slob, Molly McGuinness, brings her work-in-progress show about Meat Loaf, working in a sex shop and being in a coma to the Creatures Comedy Festival's Northern Takeover. 

A finalist in the BBC New Comedy Awards and has done tour support for Joe Lycett, Rachel Fairburn and Danny McLoughlin; Molly McGuinness is a local lass who must be seen. Tickets below!


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Local Ha!Ha! Lounge

When: Tuesday 16th July 2024

Where: The World's End Finsbury Park in London

The Local Ha!Ha! Lounge debuts on the 16th July for an evening of intimate comedy variety with a selection of the UK's must-see acts, which for this debut edition includes Lou Sanders, Josh Glanc, Rob Copland, Will Stone, Rosa Garland, and Shea Wojtus!

Hosted by the extremely likeable Joz Norris with live music by Jeff The Eagle Man. Come for the laughter, stay for the after! Good music, great beer and better entertainment.


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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.