Expect a show full of politics and fun at Blackpool's Bootleg Social

Self-described “anti-drag queen” David Hoyle has warned anyone attending his Blackpool show next month to expect “polemic, pathos, provocative politicking and high comedy”.
Danny Bhoy

Comedy isn’t just for the Bhoys

Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy is heading for Lowther Pavilion next week with his new autumn show – Make Something Great Again For Stronger Better Future Tomorrow Together.

Dara OBriain is a familiar face on TV

Dara O’Briain set to bring new tour to Preston Guild Hall

One of the most recognisable faces on British TV is going back to his “day job” as a stand-up comedian.

Dara O Briain will be appearing in Preston next year

Dara O Briain heading to Preston

Catch Dara O Briain, one of the most recognisable faces on British TV, as he goes back to his day job as a world class stand-up comedian.

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Jason Byrne is at Southport Comedy Festival

Why funnyman Jason Byrne loves comedy festival

Irish comedian’s Jason Byrne's Man With Three Brains show is set to rock Southport Comedy Festival and he tells MALCOLM WYATT he can’t wait to be back in the north west

Jim Davidson will look back on his career when he appears at Viva

Looking back on a controversial career

Comic Jim Davidson will look back on four decades as a comedian on his latest tour.

Ken Dodd

Prepare to be tickled by Ken ... but don’t expect to have an early night

Blackpool is preparing to be tickled again by one of Britain’s favourite mirth masters.

Griff Rhys Jones is appearing at Lancaster Grand

Funnyman Griff Rhys Jones heading to Lancaster

Television favourite Griff Rhys Jones is going back on the road to explore the subject of travel.

John Bishop

Reaching big 5-0 is inspiration for John Bishop’s tour

John Bishop’s new live show, which arrives at Blackpool Opera House on October 15, is called “Winging It”.

Dave Spikey is at the Lowther Pavilion next month

Comedy crossroads kept Dave on track

If Dave Spikey takes to the stage at Lowther Pavilion next week brandishing a Blackpool Gazette, don’t be surprised.

Tom Stade

Comedy review: Tom Stade at Preston’s Charter Theatre

If you are expecting this review to be a blow by blow account of Tom Stade’s latest show, you’ll be disappointed.

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson to deliver comedy in Chorley

Host of Virgin Radio’s Drivetime show, comedian and presenter Matt Richardson brings his debut show Slash to Chorley later this month.

Comedian Jason Manford pictured at Blackpool's Grand Theatre for the cover of his debut album

Photo shoot is Grand for funnyman Manford

Comedian Jason Manford has released a behind the scenes look at the photo shoot for his debut album - at Blackpool's Grand Theatre.

Funniest jokes of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe revealed

Funniest jokes of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe revealed

A joke about the new pound coin has been named the funniest of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Comic star Joe Pasquale plays Viva Blackpool on Friday

Devil may care for Joe Pasquale

Initially famed for his squeaky voice and a ‘song that’ll get on your nerves’, Joe Pasquale’s looking forward to coming back to Blackpool this weekend.

Steve Hewlett comes to Blackpool this weekend

Steve talks up young talent Kitty as he pays back mentoring legacy

Britain’s Got Talent star Steve Hewlett is back in Blackpool this weekend – as he celebrates three decades in showbusiness.

Comedian Steve Royle

Panto funny man Steve plans home town date

Grand Theatre pantomime favourite Steve Royle will be back on the stage of his hometown theatre in October, it has been revealed.

The cast of Hairspray

New stage partner is comedy gold for Norman

He’s best known as one half of TV comedy double act Hale and Pace, but Norman Pace is about to bring the laughs to a new production of Hairspray.

Eddy Brimson

Comedy club line-up is brimming with talent

Laugh out LOUD COMEDY CLUB, Grand Theatre, August 4th, 2017

Ed Byrne

Comedian Ed set for date at Port hall

Tickets have gone on sale for a new Fylde Coast date by Irish comedian Ed Byrne.

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