Comedians on tour

Discover the best comedy shows in London this year and buy tickets for your favourite acts
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Diaries at the ready: it's time to start planning your comedy year. Many of the biggest comedy tours of 2018 are coming to a London venue this year, and we've put them all into this handy planner. There's every variety of stand-up comedian in London.

Check out the full list below of notable comedians on tour making their way to London in the coming months.

Comedy tours in October 2018

Bridget Christie
© Rich Hardcastle
Comedy, Stand-up

Bridget Christie: What Now?

icon-location-pin Leicester Square
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Bridget Christie – 2013's Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, acclaimed author and star of her own Netflix special – settles in at the Leicester Square Theatre for another extended run.  Christie's a groundbreaking political stand-up, tackling Brexit, Trump and the state of the nation with an impish anger and silly jokes. A must see.  

Comedy, Stand-up

Ahir Shah: Duffer

icon-location-pin Soho
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Brainy, eloquent Ahir Shah earned himself an second Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination for this passionate show about our current political climate. He just keeps getting better and better.

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Michael McIntyre
© Nicholas Kay
Comedy, Stand-up

Michael McIntyre's Big World Tour

icon-location-pin Wembley Park
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A brand new tour from fluffy-haired, baby-faced, observation machine Michael McIntyre.  Since breakthrough appearances on 'The Royal Variety Performance' and 'Live at the Apollo' the skipping stand-up has basically achieved (comedy) world domination: he's had his own stand-up and chat shows on BBC One, sells out massive tours in a matter of minutes and has spawned a million impressions by your mates down the pub.

Dara O Briain
© Jennifer Wallis
Comedy, Stand-up

Dara O Briain: Voice of Reason

icon-location-pin Hammersmith
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Irish motormouth Dara O Briain may be best known for TV hosting work, on 'Mock the Week' and 'The Apprentice You're Fired', but he's easily at his best live on stage. The Bray-born comic barely takes a breath in his solo shows, flitting between intelligent topics and grumpy observations with effortless ease. Pretty much a masterclass in slick, charming, consistently funny stand-up.

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Comedy, Stand-up

Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart

icon-location-pin Knightsbridge
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Two giants of the US (well, and global) comedy scene join forces for these special shows at the Royal Albert Hall. But it'll cost ya. Tickets are hundreds of pounds.  Dave Chappelle is considered one of the finest comedians working today – star of ground-breaking sketch series 'Chappelle's Show' and recent hit Netflix specials – and Jon Stewart is the former host of 'The Daily Show'. Although Chappelle's performed a number of times in London over the past few years, this a rare UK show from Stewart. 

Adam Kay
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Comedy, Musical

Adam Kay: This Is Going To Hurt

icon-location-pin Covent Garden
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Adam Kay – musical comedian and half of the Amateur Transplants – wrote a hugely successful book about the NHS and being a junior doctor. Now he's touring a live version of the show, including this date in the West End. 

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Comedy, Stand-up

James Acaster: COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999

icon-location-pin Charing Cross
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Netflix star, five-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and, quite simply, one of the finest comedians of his generation, James Acaster hits the West End with his brand new show. ‘COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999’ (yes, all in caps) sees the 'Mock the Week' star reflect on the best and worst year of his life, and it could just be his best show yet. 

Comedy, Stand-up

Ali Siddiq is Bigger Than Bars

icon-location-pin Soho
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US stand-up Ali Siddiq is a superb storyteller with a fascinating story to tell. The Texas-born comic started performing stand-up while in prison, and has plenty of incredible tales to tell from life behind bars. Don't miss. 

Comedy tours in November 2018

Comedy, Podcast recordings

Elis James and John Robins: The Holy Vible Book Tour

icon-location-pin Hammersmith
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Radio X DJs Elis James and John Robins – who host one of funniest podcasts out there – unleash their vibe into the literary arena with their first book and this accompanying tour. They'll be chatting, signing PCD's books and probably playing a round of 'Potato Potato'. 

Comedy, Musical

David O'Doherty: YOU HAVE TO LAUGH

icon-location-pin Hackney
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Award-winning whimsical Irishman David O'Doherty heads to the Hackney with his new show 'YOU HAVE TO LAUGH'. He'll do some standing-up, sitting down, and songs from a small plastic 1980s keyboard. He'll charm you silly.

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Comedy, Stand-up

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

icon-location-pin Hackney
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Superb, angry young stand-up Jamali Maddix – who has fronted his own Viceland documentaries and appeared on 'Live at the Apollo' – brings his new hard-hitting show to Hackney. 

Bridget Christie
© Rich Hardcastle
Comedy, Stand-up

Bridget Christie: What Now?

icon-location-pin Leicester Square
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Bridget Christie – 2013's Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, acclaimed author and star of her own Netflix special – settles in at the Leicester Square Theatre for another extended run.  Christie's a groundbreaking political stand-up, tackling Brexit, Trump and the state of the nation with an impish anger and silly jokes. A must see.  

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Comedy, Stand-up

Tony Law: A Lost Show

icon-location-pin Soho
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Madcap Canadian stand-up and Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Tony Law brings his latest show – his most honest and personal yet – to Soho Theatre following a sold out run at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Iliza Shlesinger
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Comedy, Stand-up

Iliza Shlesinger: Fluent in English

icon-location-pin South Bank
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The caustic Texan comic – star of her own Netflix specials – offers up strong opinions on dating, pop culture and the state of her nation with an unapologetic, come-get-some attitude.

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Comedy, Stand-up

Ross Noble: El Hablador

icon-location-pin Soho
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The supreme master of spontaneous stand-up and true king of surreal flights of fantasy is back in London with his 'El Hablador' tour, playing the glittering Palladium. Noble talks nonsense of the highest order.

Comedy, Solo shows

Stephen Fry Live! Heroes

icon-location-pin Hammersmith
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To promote his latest book, sketch comedy hero, former 'QI' host, erudite wonder and all-round national treasure Stephen Fry performs some rare live dates, reading live from the book which retells Greek myths. And the ticket price includes a copy of the book.

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Michael McIntyre
© Nicholas Kay
Comedy, Stand-up

Michael McIntyre's Big World Tour

icon-location-pin Wembley Park
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A brand new tour from fluffy-haired, baby-faced, observation machine Michael McIntyre.  Since breakthrough appearances on 'The Royal Variety Performance' and 'Live at the Apollo' the skipping stand-up has basically achieved (comedy) world domination: he's had his own stand-up and chat shows on BBC One, sells out massive tours in a matter of minutes and has spawned a million impressions by your mates down the pub.

Flo and Joan
© Avalon
Comedy, Musical

Flo and Joan: Alive on Stage

icon-location-pin Soho
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Musical comedy duo, YouTube stars and real-life sisters (actual names Nicola and Rosie Dempsey) bring their witty songs to Soho Theatre.

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Comedy tours in December 2018

Comedy tours in April 2019

Comedy, Stand-up

Rhod Gilbert: The Book of John

icon-location-pin Hammersmith
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The Welsh comedy powerhouse is back on the road with his first stand-up tour in six years. After attempting new jobs in 'Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience' and speaking to fired candidates on 'The Apprentice', it's good to see the ace stand-up back on stage with the intriguingly titled 'Book of John'.

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