Why not give the gift of laughter for Christmas this year? Here are our top picks of comedy shows that will make the perfect gift for anyone on your Christmas list no matter what their sense of humour!
Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny
Funny man Jimmy Carr is known for his dark humour, outrageous
jokes and contagious laugh! Jimmy is also a supremely well-known television personality. His
credits include the much-loved panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats for 20 series, 16
series of its spin-off 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and 10 years of
presenting Channel 4’s annual Big Fat Quiz of the Year.
Not for the
easily offended, Jimmy’s show promises to make
jokes about all kinds of terrible things that may have affected you or the
people you know and love!
Gyles Brandreth: Break a Leg
They say all political careers end in tears. In Brandreth's
case it's tears of laughter as the actor, author, ex-MP, and TV star returns
with his new comedy show celebrating all things theatrical.
Gyles delivers a dazzling show of wit, wisdom, high drama,
low comedy and hilarious name-dropping as he tells us stories of theatre and
stars of stage and screen that have made him laugh and occasionally cry!
Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much
Josh is back with a brand new stand up tour. A show that will change
your life and how you perceive your place in the world. Bit much? Fine, it’ll
be a very funny night of grumbles and jokes.
Widdicombe is best known for the twice BAFTA nominated and multiple Broadcast and RTS award winning show, The Last Leg, as well as his critically acclaimed sitcom JOSH, Insert Name Here, QI, Have I Got New For You and A League of Their Own.
Rob Beckett: Wallop
Known as the Mouth of the South. Rob is best known for being the host of BBC One’s All Together Now and
team captain on Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats, but he's on shows such as: Would
I Lie to You?, Celebrity Juice and A League of Their Own.
Is consistently brilliant and witty performances has him thrilling audiences as big as that huge mouth of his!
David Baddiel: Trolls not the Dolls
has always seen trolls as hecklers. And if you get heckled, it is a comedian’s
duty not to ignore the heckler but to wittily put them down. Over the years
he’s spent a lot of time doing this and now he’s made a show all about it!
An accomplished comedian,
author, screenwriter and television presenter, David Baddiel is a
well known comedy genius!
Sandi Toksvig: National Trevor
Toksvig thinks that being called a National Treasure is bit embarrassing, and
she has decided instead to become a National Trevor. Toksvig is back touring
the UK with a new one-woman show.
tall stories, fascinatingly funny facts, really silly jokes and some terrible
baking from the host of The Great British Bake Off, QI and Fifteen to One.
Don’t expect tap-dancing, needlework or headstands. In the quick-fire Q&A
you can ask Toksvig whatever you want – but please don’t ask her bra size!
Rob Brydon: Songs and Stories
Join celebrated comedian, singer, actor,
presenter and impressionist - the brilliantly talented Rob Brydon, for a very special
evening of toe-tapping tunes and side-splitting laughter!
Best known for feel-good TV favourites like Gavin and Stacey and Would I Lie to You, Rob swaps the screen for the
stage as he takes his new show Songs and Stories out
on the road to a series of intimate venues across the UK.