Armageddon's such a bore... | Jordan Brookes and the rest of the week's best live comedy

Armageddon's such a bore...

Jordan Brookes and the rest of the week's best live comedy

The best of the week's live comedy, picked from the thousands of events Chortle currently has listed. Use our search panel to check our full listings by date and region.

Sunday May 22

EDINBURGH AND GLASGOW: The Muslims Are Coming showcase hits Edinburgh’s Monkey Barrel at 4pm, before travelling down the M8 to hit the Glasgow Stand at 7pm. Putting the ‘ha’ in halal are Eshaan Akbar, Kae Kurd, Nabil Abdulrashid, Tez Ilyas.

Monday May 23

LONDON: Jordan Brookes, the longest reigning Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner -thanks, Covid! - is back with a new show. This Is Just What Happens. In it, the inventive comic asks ‘What do you do when the end of the world finally comes, and you realise it’s going to happen slowly and boringly?’ It kicks off with a three-week run at Soho Theatre from today, followed by an Edinburgh Fringe run and then an autumn tour. Jordan Brookes tour dates

Tuesday May 24

LONDON: US stand-up Chris Redd, who has been a Saturday Night Live cast member since 2017 returns to the Soho Theatre. On his first visit, our review told how he ‘displays fierce funny bones when riffing mischievously off the cuff’. His nwe show, Why Am I Like This?, is here until Saturday.

Wednesday May 25

MANCHESTER: There’s a strong bill at tonight’s Bath Bombs Comedy Club - held in the Edwardian swimming pool and Turkish Baths complex of Victoria Baths - comprising Alfie Brown, Dane Baptiste, Maisie Adam and James Meehan. LONDON: Live Or Die, the new, new act challenge organised by streaming service NextUp makes its debut at the Comedy Store, with up-and-comers trying to impress the audience over a short set, followed by headliner Clinton Baptiste, of Phoenix Nights fame, and all compered by the ever-charming Amy Gledhill.

Thursday May 26

LONDON: A typically strong line-up at the Country Mile Comedy Club in Kings Cross is raising £££s for FareShare food banks. The bill includes Harriet Kemsley, Ivo Graham, Pierre Novellie and more.

Friday May 27

WELLS: England’s smallest city hosts a big weekend of stand-up. Harry Hill, Al Murray, Reginald D Hunter, Shaparak Khorsandi, Phil Wang, Lou Sanders and Tim Key are some of the many names heading to Somerset for the busy festival. See the website for full details.

HAY-ON-WYE: Simon Amstell brings his latest self-reflective show Spirit Hole to the town’s literature festival. Reginald D Hunter is on the same stage on Saturday, and Jason Byrne is at the festival on Sunday.

Published: 22 May 2022

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