Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Presents…
Jon Courtenay: The Big C
Having triumphed on Britain's Got Talent, Jon combines comedy, music and drama in a brand new show exploring the true story of his television success while secretly fighting for his life. Accompany him backstage as he wrestles jokes and jeopardy to survive not only the competition but also to just….survive. Doctors and Nurses, Judges and Jokers all become players in Jon’s musical journey through jubilation, heartache, tumours and television. Reminding you that laughter can be the best medicine, but so can immunotherapy.
As seen on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
“WONDERFUL” Simon Cowell
The hilarious Sarah Millican is back on tour with a Bobby Dazzler of a new stand-up show.
In this, her sixth international tour, you’ll learn about what happens when your mouth seals shut, how to throw poo over a wall, trying to lose weight but only losing the tip of your finger, a surprisingly funny smear test, and how truly awful a floatation tank can actually be.
Sarah has spent the last year writing jokes and growing her backside. She can’t wait to get back on the road and make you laugh.
Age Guidance: Not Suitable for under 16s
The Totally Football Show Live with James Richardson
The Totally Football Show heads up to (Greater) Manchester for their first ever appearance at The Lowry.
Join Jimbo and Totally stalwarts Michael Cox (The Athletic) and Duncan Alexander (Opta) for some puns and punditry as the Premier League and Champions League approach squeaky bum time. Plus, they'll bring the Inter-Totally quiz to the stage, and tell tales far too salacious for the regular pod. Other guests to be announced.
Russell Kane's bringing to town his gut-punch funny, searing, award-winning take on the two years we’ve just gone through. Hailed as the The Guardian's Number 1 comedy performance to come out of 2020 (The Guardian are miserable and usually hate everything) - this high-octane show brings nuclear-energy belly laughs and pant-wetting observations which prove laughter really is the best medicine* (*actually, it’s probably hospital medicine).
Russell Kane has two chart-topping, award-bagging podcasts: Man Baggage and BBC Radio 4’s Evil Genius. He is a regular on Channel 4, BBC, and ITV: all the usual shows you see funny people on. He’s also a writer, actor, and presenter. He drinks lots of coffee and is ‘like that in real life’.
He was the first ever comedian to bag the two most prestigious comedy awards on earth in the same year, for the same show: The Dave's Edinburgh Comedy Awards (formerly The Perrier), and The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award, (formerly known as the Barry Award). He’s also a raving bighead that likes listing his achievements.
‘Russell Kane has made his name with verbose, hyperactive comedy – and he shows no sign of slowing down’ (THE I)
‘Fierce, funny and heartfelt... a thrilling reminder of what comedy can do’ (THE GUARDIAN)
‘Storming physical comedy... splendidly manic’ ***** (MAIL ON SUNDAY)
Catherine Bohart loves control, hates change and is a serial planner. It’s been an interesting couple of years…
A blisteringly funny new stand-up show filled with horrendous life advice, cheery nihilism and reluctant self-discovery from one of the UK and Ireland’s most exciting comics.
As seen and heard on The Mash Report, Immaculate (Comedy Special) on Amazon Prime Video, A League Of Their Own, Mock The Week, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Roast Battle, The Stand Up Sketch Show, Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier, The News Quiz and The Guilty Feminist Podcast.
Praise for This Isn't For You:
‘As sharp as it is tender… a show that’s worth holding on to’ ★★★★ The Guardian
‘Touching, funny… a great show’ ★★★★ The Evening Standard
‘She keeps the laughs coming’ ★★★★ The Times
‘Cool-headed, honest and witty’ ★★★★ Chortle
‘Endearingly honest… the laugh count is high’ ★★★★ The Arts Desk
‘Rip-roaring stand-up… brings the house down’ ★★★★ Londonist
Described as 'a truly gifted stand up' by The Sunday Times, join Joanne as she revisits her
irreverent and critically acclaimed show The Prosecco Express.
Due to a relentless ageing process, Joanne is suddenly in her late thirties with no husband,
no kids, no pension and no plan. She is full of questions: if she doesn’t birth anything, who will
be obligated to watch her die so she doesn’t have to do it alone? Can she start a GoFundMe
page to get a golden tomb built for single people to get buried in together, or do we all just get
thrown into a mass grave and covered in cat hair? When a man on a dating app identifies as
'spiritual', is it safe to assume he has the personality of a spoon? If you do all your drinking in
the bath, can you write it off as self-care? 'Dark, hilarious, strangely reassuring' [The
Independent], Joanne is on a mission to solve absolutely nothing.
‘Next stop, Netflix’ The Irish Daily Star ★★★★★
‘Joyously nuts’ The Examiner ★★★★★
‘The most exciting thing to happen to Irish comedy in years’ ★★★★★
‘Please bring your friends and laugh until you cry’ EDINBURGH REPORTER ★★★★
‘Authentic, hilarious comedy’ Deadline
‘Terrifyingly funny’ The Evening Standard
A show about sexy things (awkward), private things (oh no) and a woman trying to sit on the face of time to keep it still (hot, right?). You’ve seen Jess on Live at the Apollo, QI and on Harry Hill's Clubnite amongst other TV shows. She's a regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist Podcast, the host and creator of The Hoovering Podcast and you hear her regularly on BBC R4's News Quiz and Now Show.
Jess was nominated for the Dave Edinburgh Comedy Award – Best Show 2019 with her last show Hench, and she won Best Show and Best Breakthrough Act in the Chortle Awards 2020.
Promoter Credit: Little Wander
Photo Credit: Matt Stronge
Jon Culshaw (Dead Ringers, The Impressions Show) stars in this funny, affectionate and poignant celebration of the much-missed comedy legend. Join Les as he summons forth a wealth of characters and incidents from his eventful life and career, as he travels on Concorde at twice the speed of sound 68,000 feet above the Earth, in this new play from BAFTA and Olivier Award winning writer Tim Whitnall and director Bob Golding.
Presented by: So Comedy & Broken Robot Productions
Age guidance 14+
Edinburgh Comedy Award "Best Show" nominee Glenn Moore is one of the best joke writers of his generation and is back on tour in Autumn 2022.
Expect a "comedy masterclass" (The Times) and a high-energy barrage of the most jokes you've ever heard humanely fit into one stand-up show.
As seen/heard on Mock The Week (BBC2), The Stand-Up Sketch Show (ITV2),The Dave Berry Breakfast Show (Absolute Radio) and The Now Show (BBC Radio 4).
"The best showcase of pure joke-writing skill I've seen" - ★★★★ The Guardian
"Brilliantly original" - ★★★★ Chortle
“Exquisitely crafted gags” - ★★★★ Evening Standard
Fresh from Live at The Apollo, Mock The Week, and The Last Leg, Best Newcomer nominee Maisie Adam is back with a brand new show for 2022, ‘Buzzed’.
Rammed with witty observations, high-octane energy and some right good jokes. This high-energy show promises to be better than whatever else you had planned (unless you had plans to go dancing with Cher).
Her jokes were spot on, her stories magnificent and magnificently told.
There's no denying that Maisie Adam is phenomenal
Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide
Harry is back with brand-new amazing jokes in an all-singing, all-dancing one-man spectacular.
“I hadn’t realised how much I missed performing live until lockdown stopped me from doing it,” says Harry, “It’s great to be going back on stage and the good news is I am planning a very silly show.”
Audiences will meet Harry’s new baby elephant, Sarah, and Ian, The Information Worm.
Harry will also be joined by Stouffer the Cat (his famous sidekick) who commented “what can I tell you? When Harry calls you say yes – end of!”
‘Genius’ The Times
‘Genius’ The Daily Mirror
Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide in association with Blue Book Artist Management
‘Monsters are real. Ghosts are real too. They live inside us and sometimes, they win” – Stephen King
Comedy IT-girl Elf Lyons floats around the UK with her new horrifying comedy show inspired by Stephen King. Part Mad Clown comedy spectacle, part Hammer Horror – in Raven, Elf becomes your own personal Pennywise as she merges horror techniques with old school storytelling to make you laugh and shiver in equal measure.
Get a glass of Red Rum, bring your pal Tony and laugh with Elf forever and ever. It will be a Misery if you can’t come.
Directed by Leland Gaunt.
*No cats allowed*
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show Nominee as seen and heard on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 1, Dave and BBC Three.
“This is comedy as enchantment, a show so beguiling that you don’t just love it, you somehow fall in love with it.”
“Expert clowning that’s by turns charming, silly, touching and catastrophic”
“If you prefer your comedy going to the edge then toppling right off that edge try Lyons.”
“Lyons has genuine funnybones – a surprisingly rare commodity even in comedy”
“A fast talking, smart-thinking standup for whom the adjective “kooky” could have been invented for.”
EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD BEST SHOW NOMINEE
MALCOLM HARDEE AWARD FOR COMIC ORIGINALITY NOMINEE
ADELAIDE FRINGE ‘PICK OF THE FRINGE’ WINNER
FRINGE WORLD ‘BEST COMEDY SHOW’ NOMINEE
BRITISH VOGUE’S ’20 NAMES OF NOW’
BBC NEW TALENT HOTLIST
MAN UP – DRAG KING – FINALIST
Dave Gorman, the man behind Dave TV’s hit show Modern Life Is Goodish as well as Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure, is back on the road with a brand new live show, Powerpoint To The People
The 'high priest of the comedy Powerpoint talk' (The Times) is touring again - as much as anything to demonstrate that a powerpoint presentation doesn't have to involve a man in a grey suit standing behind a lectern and saying 'next slide please'. We've all had enough of that, so let's put it all behind us and never speak of it again - there are far more important things to analyse. Well... they're more important in Dave's head anyway.
‘hugely entertaining’★★★★ The Times
‘Gorman creates real magic from the unlikeliest of sources’ ★★★★
The Mail on Sunday
‘beautifully constructed’ ★★★★
The Arts Desk
‘exquisitely constructed show from a comic who is at the top of his game’ ★★★★
The Evening Standard
Tilted in association with Soho Theatre presents
BROWN GIRLS DO IT TOO: MAMA TOLD ME NOT TO COME
Created by and starring Poppy Jay and Rubina Pabani
‘THE FUNNIEST WOMEN IN BRITAIN’ The Times
Fierce, funny, and wonderfully frank, Poppy and Rubina have sex and they aren’t ashamed to talk about it. Their critically acclaimed podcast Brown Girls Do It Too (‘Best Podcast of the Year’ British Podcast Awards 2020, Asian Media 2021), explores messy realities, fantasies, sexpectations and navigating life and relationships as British Asian women.
Two seasons in, they have amassed fans who love their honesty and openness (love a period sex sesh…anyone else?) and faced enormous backlash online for breaking the silence on sex in Asian communities.
Bringing their characteristic candour, quick wit and infectious personalities to the stage, Poppy and Rubina reflect on the seminal moments from their lives from first orgasms and loves, to racism and family politics. Expect songs, sketches, and some very graphic content!
This is a celebration of brown British women, genital warts and all.
Please note: This show contains language that could be deemed offensive, such as swearing and adult references.
Change is always hard and what better person to lead the men, selflessly by the hand into the new world than TV’s Jayde Adams.
Multi award winning comedian and actress, Jayde Adams’ critically-acclaimed special was released on Amazon Prime to worldwide applause, was longlisted for an Emmy and has amassed over 156 million views.
Jayde stars in Sophie Willan’s BAFTA winning TV series Alma’s Not Normal (BBC Two), the upcoming Take That movie Greatest Days and also stars in Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens (Amazon Prime) She is the co-host of the BAFTA nominated series Snackmasters and Netflix smash hit, Crazy Delicious.
Britain is honoured to have spawned two of the most gifted mystics in the world. The coiffured titans of the Unknown- the flamboyant Clinton Baptiste and his Scottish nemesis Ramone Tamine.
Both claim to be a true mystical seer. Something each claims the other isn’t!
Now the time has come for them to meet onstage in a once in a lifetime event to truly decide who holds the title as Britain’s Greatest Paranormalist.
As featured in Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights…it’s Clinton Baptiste – and his arch psychic enemy Ramone from Clinton’s massively popular podcast.
Justin is back: still funny, yet middle aged. A brand new show that may contain: Yoga, getting older, Madonna, shoplifters, Labradoodles, middle-aged cyclists, The Menopause, running, hating football fans but loving football, not drinking, funerals, is Tapas a rip off?, Captain Tom, Droylsden, the environment, self-improvement, ruining a sexual position, electric car charging spots used by doggers, nursery graduation, horses, Stig look-a-likes, home cooked food in places that aren’t your own home, the odd advantages of fundamental religions, the gym, shop door etiquette. And he’s got a new suit.
Come, it’ll be fun.
★★★★ “Not a moment without laughter” Chortle
★★★★ "If joke-telling is your thing, then Justin Moorhouse is your man...very high gag rate" Fest
★★★★“Skilful crafting...he keeps the laughs coming” British Theatre Guide
“He charms the pants off the crowd” Sunday Times
“The amount of first-rate comic craft that goes into his routines is worthy of admiration” Guardian
“Simultaneously down-to- earth and out of this world” The List
A brand new stand-up show from the TV and radio favourite. As heard on Radio 4’s The News Quiz and The Now Show and seen on Would I Lie to You, QI and Live at the Apollo.
Wake-Up Call is a show about revelations, realisations and epiphanies - both large and small. Subjects covered include: Bin collection schedules, the novels of Jean Rhys, cats, school fair booze tombolas, the Scottish Enlightenment, pressure washers and Huel. It’s an exuberant, silly show with some wisdom sprinkled on top.
‘Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes… genuinely delightful‘ - The Telegraph
“A treat from start to finish” - The Herald
Age Recommended 16+
Dara Ó Briain is back on tour, with a brand new show!
At the end of his last tour, Dara had performed the show "Voice Of Reason" 180 times, over 2 years across 20 countries, from Auckland to Reykjavik, from Moscow to New York; and by March 2020 he was ready for a break!
He would now like to apologise for saying that and will never wish for anything like that again.
Yes, he's back on tour, and he will never stop again, because that's clearly what caused all this trouble. Instead, in his new show 'So, Where Were We?" Dara will hardly mention the last year and a half, because, Jesus, who wants to hear about that? Instead, Dara will fire out the usual mix of stories, one-liners, audience messing and tripping over his words by talking too quickly because he's so giddy to be back in front of a crowd.
“Pure, undiluted comic genius” Evening Standard
“His set is a masterclass in intelligent, no-frills stand-up” The Guardian
“If you want a comic who can hold an audience in the palm of his hand for two hours, here’s your man” The Times
Here he comes again, trotting on to the stage with all of the misplaced confidence of a waiter with no pad. There'll be lots of talking, some apologising and some songs on a glued together plastic keyboard from 1986.
As seen on Channel 4's Along for the Ride with David O'Doherty, '8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown' and BBC's 'Live At the Apollo.'
After a decade of ground-breaking high concept shows involving overarched interlinked narratives, massive sets and enormous comedy props, Lee enters the post-pandemic era in streamlined solo stand-up mode.
One man, one microphone, and one microphone in the wings in case the one on stage breaks. Pure. Simple. Classic. Basic Lee. “The world’s greatest living stand-up” (Times)
"Lee remains one of the best stand-ups in the country" ★★★★★ Metro
There’s no-one else to touch him” ★★★★★ Mail on Sunday