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Jason Manford:

Muddle Class


Fri 16 Nov
Middlesbrough Town Hall

Tickets: £27.50

Box office: 01642 729 729
Doors: 8:00pm / 16+


Buy Online: Middlesbrough Town Hall / Ticketmaster


Delighted to announce a second date for Jason Manford! With only a handful of tickets left for July, he's back at the Town Hall with an extra show on his Muddle Class tour on Friday 16 November.

'Muddle Class' promises to feature a wealth of new material about Jason growing up 'working class' then finding, over the years, that part of him has become 'middle class' - causing much confusion along the way.

Jason said: Somebody said to me on my Facebook page, 'it's been ages since you toured.' I thought 'no way, it was last year wasn't it?

Anyway, long story short, they were right, it was years ago. I just got fooled cos I've been on tour doing musicals and the last tour is repeated on Dave ja Vu 13 times a day!

So I've been putting some stuff together, looking at my life and how it's changed over the years, how the world has changed, and how my parents haven't changed a bit! It's going to be a great tour, and I can't wait to see everyone there.

A string of top TV credits including 8 Out of 10 Cats, Sunday Night at the Palladium, Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You, QI and the Royal Variety Performance have all helped establish Jason as one of the country's best loved comics.

Effortlessly entertaining. - Evening Standard

He's blessed with the sort of laid-back charm and sharp turn of phrase you can't manufacture. - Daily Telegraph


David O'Doherty

YOU HAVE TO LAUGH


Sat 17 Nov
Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt

Tickets: £19.00 +bf

Box office: 01642 81 51 81
Doors: 8:00pm / 14+





Unhook your mindbars. David O'Doherty is back on tour with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986.

As seen on Live At The Apollo, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Have I Got News For You, he has won countless awards including the main Edinburgh Comedy Award and Best International Comedian at the Sydney Comedy Festival Awards.

When a stand up gig goes this well, you do get a sense of how religions are started - The Guardian


Ross Noble:

El Hablador


Sat 08 Dec
Middlesbrough Town Hall

Tickets: £25.00 +bf

Box office: 01642 81 51 81
Doors: 8:00pm / 16+





Great news - stand-up legend Ross Noble is heading for Middlesbrough Town Hall next year with a brand-new show!

Who is El Hablador? It's Ross Noble.

No, but who is the one they call El Hablador? I just said, it's Ross Noble. You know? Long hair, does stand-up where he dances about the stage, spinning out all the nonsense in his head into a show.

But what is the legend of El Hablador? I don't think it's a thing. It's clearly Ross coming up with a name for his show, so he can make out like he is some sort of mysterious shadowy figure.

Ok, I get it.

Ross Noble returns to dance around the stage spinning out all the nonsense in his head into a hilarious stand-up show. At some point he may wander into a shadowy part of the stage and look a bit shadowy.

Book now to see the one they call El Hablador*

*Ross is the only one that calls himself El Hablador.

The wizard haired Geordie remains in full possession of his nimble-witted, slacker-minded improv skills. One of comedy's greatest marvels. - The Daily Telegraph


Pete Firman:

Marvels


Sat 16 Mar
Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt

Tickets: £16.00 +bf (£14.00 +bf concessions)

Box office: 01642 81 51 81
Doors: 8:00pm / 14+





The UK's leading comedy magician is back on the road with his astonishing new show. You've seen him on television, now experience his trademark blend of laugh-out-loud comedy and jaw-dropping magic live on stage!

As seen on ITV1's Tonight at the London Palladium and The Next Great Magician, BBC One's The Magicians, The John Bishop Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme.

The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century - The Times

The new poster-boy for British comedy magic - The Telegraph

Seamless blending of quality magic and stand-up comedy. It is a joy to watch - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

Breathtaking illusions - The List

The best magic tricks in the Universe - The Independent

Firman is responsible for making it socially acceptable to say that you like magic again - The Guardia


Lost Voice Guy

 


Fri 05 Apr
ARC, Stockton-On-Tees

Tickets: £16.00 +bf (£14.00 +bf concessions)

Box office: 01642 525 199
Doors: 8:00pm / 14+





Following the unprecedented success of his appearance on the final of Britain's Got Talent 2018, BBC New Comedy Award winner and star and writer of BBC Radio 4's comedy series, Ability, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) is setting out on a tour of the UK. He may not be able to talk but he definitely has something to say and his comedy will leave you speechless.

Lee is the first stand-up comedian to use a communication aid and made his first stand-up appearance in February 2012. He has performed in some of the UK's most popular comedy venues as well as in solo shows at festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe, the Brighton Fringe, Glasgow International Comedy Festival, Leicester Comedy Festival, Nottingham Comedy Festival and Liverpool Comedy Festival.

As well as winning Britain's Got Talent this year (the first comedian to do so), Lee also won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2014 and his TV and Radio credits have included The One Show (BBC One), Voice Of The People (BBC Three), BBC At The Edinburgh Festivals (BBC iPlayer). Ability - the Radio 4 series that Lee stars in and co-wrote with Katherine Jakeways - has just been recommissioned for a second series.

SAVAGELY FUNNY...HE'S A BLOODY GOOD COMEDIAN. ***** - The Wee Review

CONSISTENTLY HILARIOUS ***** - Broadway Baby

LAUGH-OUT LOUD FUNNY ***** - The Independent

ENTERTAINING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING ***** - Three Weeks

INCREDIBLY TALENTED - Simon Cowell

SUCH A NAUGHTY SENSE OF HUMOUR...GENIUS - Alesha Dixon

BLOODY BRILLIANT - Amanda Holden


Rhod Gilbert:

The Book Of John


Sun 07 Apr
Middlesbrough Town Hall

Tickets: £27.50 +bf

Box office: 01642 81 51 81
Doors: 8:00pm / 16+





Proudly presented by Blue Jeans Management

It has been a while, but the multi-award-winning Welsh comedian is back, with a brand new live show. In a six-year break from stand-up, a lot has happened to Rhod. Almost all of it s**t.

And just when he thought he'd hit rock bottom, he met a bloke...called John.

This show sees Rhod as funny as ever, but like never before. Raw, personal and brutally honest; no more lies, no more nonsense.

As seen on 'Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience', 'Would I Lie To You?', 'Taskmaster', 'Qi', 'The Apprentice: You're Fired', 'Live At The Apollo', 'Have I Got News for You?', and much more...

WITHOUT DOUBT ONE OF THE BEST COMEDIANS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD - Time Out

EXHILARATING STAND-UP...SUBLIME STORYTELLING, UNFLAGGINGLY BRILLIANT - Scotsman

COMEDY MANNA FROM HEAVEN - Independent

A MASTER OF COMIC CONTROL - Times

TURBO-CHARGED...MAGNIFICENT - Evening Standard


Russell Kane:

The Fast and the Curious


Thurs 25 Apr
Middlesbrough Town Hall

Tickets: £20.00

Box office: 01642 729 729
Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00pm / 16+





He's back... the keenly-awaited brand new show is here!

Packing more energy than a Duracell factory, Russell Kane's RS Turbo laugh engine will motor through love, family and life - once again proving that the fast and the curious amongst us see more stuff and get more done.

Multi award-winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell is best known for BBC Three's Stupid Man, Smart Phone and the host of three series of BBC Three‘s Live At The Electric. Other TV appearances include Live At The Apollo, Unzipped, ITV2's Celebrity Juice and I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here Now.

A past winner of Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, Russell went on to make history as the first comedian to win both the Edinburgh Award and Melbourne Comedy Festival's Barry Award in one year.


James Acaster:

COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999


Fri 01 Nov
Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt

Tickets: £18.50 +bf

Box office: 01642 729 729
Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00pm / 16+





One time I bought a lasagne from the supermarket, heated it up in the oven and ate a bit of it and it wasn't very nice so I put it in the fridge because it felt wrong to dump a whole lasagne in the bin and then later on I ate a spoonful of the cold lasagne because I was drunk and it was absolutely delicious. It was 4am.

I then changed the name of a WhatsApp I was a part of to COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999 because I had been thinking a lot about how 1999 was the best year of my life and also about how much I hate myself sometimes.

The next day I was asked to name my new show. Come along.