From boisterous pranks to observational genius and madcap meanderings, there are plenty giggle-inducing gags to be enjoyed in 2017 and our tickets specialists can recommend and book the shows that will have you in stitches. Read on for their guide and speak to a lifestyle manager for more suggestions near you.
Locations including Guildford, Brighton, Glasgow, Nottingham, Exeter and Reading
9 February – 10 June
Like a pint of bitter, comedic characters can quickly go stale, but Al Murray has managed to keep his pub landlord schtick fresh for more than 20 years. His latest tour sees the blazer-wearing innkeeper try to put the world’s wrongs to rights. Will his madcap solutions ever work? We doubt it, but it’s a hoot all the same. Contact us for tickets before they sell out.
Locations including Northampton, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Plymouth, Cambridge, Brighton, Glasgow, Liverpool, Newcastle, London, Nottingham and Belfast
5 January – 28 February
Most recently garnering praise for mastering an array of chortle-worthy characters on BBC’s Walliams & Friend, the Bad Education actor pledges to reach as many of his widespread admirers as possible on his upcoming arena tour. At the tender age of 28, his loveable awkwardness has seen him crowned the King of Comedy at the British Comedy Awards no less than three times.
1 March – 9 April
London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Nottingham, Belfast, Liverpool, Manchester, Bournemouth, Sheffield and Leeds
Its good news for followers of the British comedian – loved for his astute observational anecdotes – as he gets set to undertake his biggest international tour to date. Before setting off across the UK and subsequently jetting off to the US, he will grace the stage at the Royal Albert Hall for 10 nights in the round.
29 March – 9 December
Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff, Newcastle, Leeds, London, Liverpool, Sheffield and Belfast
First appearing on TV screens in Britain and Ireland in 2011, Brendan O’Carroll’s beloved Agnes Brown and her clan have gone on to achieve smash-hit success all over the world, garnering loyal fan bases as far-reaching as Canada and Australia. The upcoming UK tour sees the widow and mother-of-six prematurely planning her father-in-law’s funeral – cue plenty of Brown family banter.
Locations include London, Oxford, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Edinburgh and many more
4 April 2017 – 6 November 2018
The outspoken funny man is back on the road after a three-year touring hiatus. It’s hard to say exactly what to expect, but a statement from the comedian sheds some light on proceedings: ‘How do we make sense of the madness of our lives once we become parents? What am I going to tell my daughter about conformity and responsibility? What happens if she grows up to be like me or, worse, date someone like me?’ The 71-date tour covers most regions in the UK, so contact us to discuss availability at a venue near you.
3 May – 5 November
Nottingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, Leeds, Birmingham, Belfast, Glasgow, Bournemouth, London, Brighton and Cardiff
No one takes the mickey quite like this East Ender whose Back In The Game tour was the comedy world’s biggest in 2013 – covering 129 shows and selling 500,000 tickets in the UK and Ireland. Not to mention the live footage, which took the title of top selling stand-up DVD the same year. His 16-date arena tour is selling out fast, so contact us for tickets as soon as possible.
4 October – 9 December
Locations including Belfast, Plymouth, Brighton, Leeds, London, Sheffield, Newcastle, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Peterborough
Actor, philanthropist, comedian and avid Liverpool FC supporter, John Bishop has many talents. The latter part of 2017 sees him doing what he is known for best – making us laugh. Following appearances on Mock the Week and Have I Got News for You, as well as many of his own TV shows, his upcoming tour will be his biggest yet.
Until 28 November
Locations including Portsmouth, Poole, Richmond, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Llandudno, Cheltenham, Coventry, Manchester, Harrogate, Bournemouth, Glasgow and London
Having played 2,000 shows to more than two million people over the course of his nine sell-out tours, it’s fair to say that this multi-award-winner has enough material for a greatest hits show. But do his jokes work a second, third or even fourth time around? Thankfully, yes. If anyone can pull off a rerun of already-told jokes, it’s Carr. Be sure to catch a gig near you during his two-year mega-tour.
Last updated on 8 February 2017