Dr Brown's back, and Peter Kay opens the UK's largest arena | The week's best live comedy

Dr Brown's back, and Peter Kay opens the UK's largest arena

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 April 21

LONDON: Another night of stand-up at The Park Theatre in Finsbury Park boasts finely-tuned stand-up from Carey Marx and Seann Walsh and impressive character work from Kevin Eldon and Angelos Epithemiou, among others.

Monday April 22

LONDON: At the Comedy Store, Geoff Norcott hosts an impressive line-up raising funds for the Men and Boys coalition, a charity network highlighting men's issues, which the comic has been vocal in championing. The bill includes Katherine Ryan, Marcus Brigstocke, Tom Davis and more.

LONDON: It’s been 12 years since Doctor Brown's last show, which won the Edinburgh Comedy Award, now he's back with Beturns, a silly, surreal and absurd silent show which begins a two-week run at Soho Theatre tonight. In the interim, he's been a director of Natalie Palamides and appeared as Phil in Mae Martin's Channel 4 sitcom Feel Good.

Tuesday April 23

MANCHESTER: Peter Kay opens the UK's largest area, Co-Op Live, with a maximum all-seated capacity of 20,500. He's here tonight and tomorrow, and while he's sold out, resale tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

LONDON: Comic and Les Mis star Luke Kempner promises 60 impressions in 60 minutes as he brings Gritty Police Drama: A One-Man Musical to the Soho Theatre for the rest of the week. It's described as ' Line Of Duty meets Happy Valley meets Clarkson's Farm, meets Match of the Day meets The Traitors'.

Wednesday April 24

EDINBURGH: She's caused quite a stir with her memoir – especially when revealing how unpleasant she found working with Sacha Baron Cohen. Now Rebel Wilson is holding three ‘candid, funny, and inspiring conversation’ events to promote the book – at the Usher Hall tonight, Manchester Opera House and Friday and the London Palladium on Monday.

Thursday April 25

LONDON: Leicester Square Theatre hosts two visiting American comics this weekend – Jeff Arcuri tonight and tomorrow and Jessica Kirson on Saturday, both long since sold out.

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Published: 21 Apr 2024

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