Top UK Comedy Tours, 2017 & 2018


If you are a fan of comedy, you will find plenty of tours and events to keep you tittering through 2017 and 2018.

Peter Kay

Host of the TV programme ‘car share’ and comedian extraordinaire, Peter Kay will be heading out on tour again in 2018 with his amazing new show: ‘Dance for Life.’

Kay will be playing a handful of huge venues in 2018, including:

02-03 March – Space by Echo Arena Liverpool

30 March – 01 April – Manchester Central

Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais is one of the UK’s most sought after funny men. Gervais has announced a string of live dates in October, 2017:

The Office and Extras star, Ricky Gervais, has announced four new shows for this autumn.

The comedian is performing across the UK next month, so if you missed out on tickets for those dates, get ready to laugh your socks off when he performs in London and Edinburgh in October.

Dates include:

09 October – Edinburgh Playhouse

12-14 October – Eventim Apollo, London

Chris Rock

Chris Rock is set to tour the UK in 2018, for the first time in over a decade.

Rock has more recently starred in a string of films including as the voice of Marty the Zebra in Madagascar and also presenting the Oscars.

The Total Blackout tour will kick off on 11th January 2018 in Manchester, and finish on January 27th in London.

Dates include:

11 January 2018 – Manchester Arena
14 January 2018– Leeds First Direct Arena
23 January 2018– Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
25 January 2018– Glasgow SSE Hydro
26 January 2018 – London SSE Arena Wembley
27 January 2018 – London O2 Arena
Bill Bailey
Bill Bailey has announced a 51-date tour for early 2018. It kicks off in Coventry on 29 January 2018, and ends in Peterborough on 9 June 2018.

His show ‘Larks in Transit’, looks at the ‘travellers’ tales and general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling comedian.’ Bill will cover politics, philosophy, death metal and ringtones in the show.

Confirmed dates so far include:

29 January: Coventry  Warwick Arts
31 January: York Barbican
02 February: Newcastle  City Hall
05 February: Southend Cliff’s Pavilion
07 February: Stoke Victoria Halls
09 February: Sheffield City Hall
12 February: Wimbledon Wimbledon Theatre
14 February: Llandudno Venue Cymru
16 February: Carlisle Sands Centre
17 February: Glasgow Secc
19 February: Truro Hall For Cornwall
20 February: Truro Hall For Cornwall
23 February: Plymouth Pavilions
26 February: Leicester De Montfort Hall
28 February: Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
02 March: Manchester Apollo
05 March: Cheltenham Town Hall
07 March: Basingstoke Anvil
09 March: Warrington Parr Hall
10 March: Liverpool Philharmonic
12 March: Reading Hexagon
13 March: Reading Hexagon
15 March: Watford Colleseum
16 March: Watford Colleseum
19 March: Blackburn King George’s Hall
21 March: Preston Guildhall
18 April: Northampton Derngate
20 April: Brighton Centre
21 April: Margate Winter Gardens
22 April: Southampton Mayflower
25 April: Hull City Hall
27 April: Southport Southport Theatre
01 May: Chatham Central Theatre
03 May: Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall
04 May: Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall
08 May: Swansea Grand
09 May: Swansea Grand
11 May: Bristol  Hippodrome
14 May: Hastings White Rock Theatre
16 May: Stevenage Gordon Craig
18 May: Oxford New Theatre
21 May: Guildford G Live
22 May: Guildford G Live
24 May: Portsmouth Guildhall
26 May: Bournemouth  Bic
30 May: Aylesbury Waterside
01 June: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
02 June: Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
06 June: Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
08 June: Leeds Arena
09 June: Peterborough Arena
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