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Jon Richardson:

The Old Man


Fri 18 May
Middlesbrough Town Hall

Tickets: £20.50 + BF

Box office: 01642 729 729
Doors: 7:15pm / Show: 8:00pm / 16+





He's absolutely stormed it here before, and we can't wait to welcome Jon Richardson back to Middlesbrough Town Hall with his brand-new show!

The British Comedy Award nominee and star of Live At The Apollo and 8 Out Of 10 Cats is embarking on a nationwide tour to complain about the state of the world and offer no solutions.

Since his last show he has become a husband and father, seen the UK vote to leave the EU and watched the rise of Donald Trump, all of which leaves him asking one question, why does it seem that no one else alive can correctly load a dishwasher?

Come and see what Jon Richardson can do with words when he has more than thirty seconds to work with. Or should that be with which to work?

A string of top TV credits including 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Have I Got News For You, Live At The Apollo, Channel 4's Comedy Gala and Taskmaster have all helped establish Jon as one of the funniest and best loved comics in the country.

Jon Richardson is developing into a quietly sophisticated comedian who is at turns hilarious and disturbing, and under no circumstances should you miss. - The Mirror

One of our most individual and interesting stand-ups. - The Times

Sublimely brilliant, stunning... - Time Out

For 10 years he has been among the funniest men in Britain. - The Mirror


Catch 22 Comedy CLub

Starring: MC Dan Nightingale with Andy Askins & Darren Harriott


Fri 25 May
ARC, Stockton-On-Tees

Tickets: £10.00 / £12.00
Box office: 01642 525 199
Doors: 7:15pm / Show: 8:00pm / 18+





One of the most recognisable faces on the North West Comedy circuit Dan Nightingale heads over to the North East to host May's edition of Catch 22. Dan, who has performed as a regular TV warm up for the likes of Jonathan Ross and John Bishop, combines raucous banter with hints of the surreal and sometimes ridiculous.

His comedy is genuine, creative, honest, unpredictable, original and above all… funny as hell. - Just The Tonic

Andy Askins heads to the stage armed with a guitar and a cheeky grin. An overwhelmingly misleading demeanour heightens the impact of his killer lines. Expect a routine littered with an eclectic mix of offbeat original comic songs and parodies, popular songs re-written and given a perverse twist all with a wickedly dry sense of humour. Andy's darker material is softened by his innocent and impish demeanour. Andy has worked with a number of household comedy names: Michael McIntyre, Lee Evans, Jason Manford, Micky Flanagan, Rhod Gilbert, Bill Bailey, Jack Dee…the list goes on!

 

One of my all-time favourites. - Jason Manford

Former bouncer Darren Harriott is known for having a lot of opinions, on a lot of things. But it's also common knowledge that he wouldn't dream of touching on a topic unless he had a crisp line on it. Slick and extroverted - Darren masks much of his lesser mainstream, dark material with a highly likeable, charming demeanour. His comedy deals with everything from his drug dealing Rastafarian father to subverting stereotypes, to the juiciest of topics, religion - all with a cutting edge and a sharp punch-line.

Properly funny. - The Times

*Line-ups can be subject to change. Not for the easily offended.


Russell Brand Re:Birth

[POSTPONED INDEFINITELY]


Thu 31 May
Middlesbrough Town Hall

Tickets: £27.50 + BF (Max 6 tickets per transaction)

Box office: 01642 729 729 or 01642 81 51 81
Doors: 8:00pm / 16+





Due to Russell's mother remaining in a critical condition following a road accident last week, his promoters regrettably announce the indefinite postponement of his remaining Re:Birth tour dates. Ticketholders will be automatically refunded via their point of purchase.

What is real? Who are we? Where did this baby come from?

In Re:Birth, Russell Brand wrestles with these questions while unravelling the matrix of modern media, politics, sex, fatherhood and death. Join one of comedy's fiercest talents as he tries to make sense of life having just made a new one.

Describing the show, Russell said: How do we make sense of the madness of our lives once we become parents? What am I going to tell my daughter about conformity and responsibility? What happens if she grows up to be like me or, worse, date someone like me?

Since rising to fame in 2003, Russell Brand has established himself as one of the world's most celebrated stand-up comedians.

Aside from stand-up, Russell is also a phenomenally successful broadcaster, actor, author, podcaster, columnist, political commentator as well as mental health and drug rehabilitation activist.

Arena-level stand-up that asks us to think as well as laugh. - The Guardian

One of the most impressive sights of the comedy year. - The Telegraph


Rich Hall:

Rich Hall's Hoedown


Fri 08 Jun
Yarm: Princess Alexandra Auditorium

Tickets: £17.00

Box office: 01642 792 587
Doors: 8:00pm / 18+






Great news - stand-up legend Rich Hall is coming to Yarm!

The grouchy deadpan genius has been described as a transatlantic messenger lampooning each country he visits, and he was the inspiration behind Matt Groening's character Moe Szylak from The Simpsons.

Let's face it, there has never been a better time to be an American comedian in the UK, and Hall's precision dismantling of the tenuous relationship between the two countries is as freewheeling and deadly accurate as ever.

His BBC Four documentaries, most recently Rich Hall's Countrier Than You and Rich Hall's Presidential Grudge Match, and BBC Radio 4 series Rich Hall's (US Election) Breakdown have built him a new legion of followers, as have appearances on Have I Got News For You and QI. But if you've only ever seen Hall on TV, you've short-changed yourself.

The Hoedown begins as a withering dissection of Trump's America, but ends up being a celebration of Americana. There's stand-up, improvised ballads, cracking good musicianship, and ultimately a hilarious, foot-stomping, shit-kicking good time to be had by all. Even if you don't own a hoe.

As close as it gets to a guaranteed good show. - Scotland on Sunday

Blissfully Funny. - The Guardian

Captivating and brilliant. - Sunday Mirror

Creeps up on you and ambushes your funny bone like no one else. - The Scotsman


Daliso Chaponda:

What The African Said


Sat 09 Jun
Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt

Tickets: £15.00 + bf

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






Fantastic gig here...

He absolutely stormed it on Britain's Got Talent and had Amanda Holden reaching for the golden buzzer!

And now Daliso Chaponda is bringing his brand-new stand-up show right here to Middlesbrough as part of his keenly anticipated debut tour.

The Malawian born stand-up was a huge hit on this year's Britain's Got Talent, capturing the nation's hearts and garnering over 8 million Facebook views and 9 million on Youtube.

And, with bags of TV in the offing, he's also just been confirmed for his own Radio 4 series Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere.

Laugh after laugh after laugh. - Amanda Holden

My face is hurting from laughing. - Alisha Dixon

You should be a comedy superstar. - David Walliams

I could see you hosting your own show. - Simon Cowell


Chris Ramsey:

(The Just Happy to Get Out of the House tour)


Tues 12 Jun
Middlesbrough Town Hall

Tickets: £20.00 + bf

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






Great news - Chris Ramsey is back in Boro with a brand-new show!

Critically acclaimed and award-winning stand-up, host of his own TV entertainment and stand-up show on Comedy Central, Celebrity Juice regular and the only person to ever put Katie Hopkins in her place; Chris Ramsey brings his BRAND NEW 2018 live tour to Middlesbrough Town Hall.

He's sold out and stormed it here before - best buy early for this one!

A brilliantly engaging natural storyteller. - Evening Standard

Engaging and incisive. - The Independent on Sunday

Spinning blokey pub banter and unpretentious patter into stand-up gold. - The Guardian


Sarah Millican:

Control Enthusiast


Wed 13 Jun
Middlesbrough Town Hall

Tickets: £27.50

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




[max 8 tickets per sale]

She smashed our box office records last time around - and she's only gone and done it again!

Sarah Millican's Town Hall gig on 15 June next year has already sold out, and her other date on 14 June is selling so fast that we've now added an EXTRA DATE on Weds 13 June to keep up with the demand.

Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she's a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see?

Do you arrange the night out? Are you in charge of the passports on holiday? Then so are you!

Whether you're sorting the tickets for this show or turning up when you're told to, welcome.

You'll learn about Rescue Men, farting in hospital pants, what can happen at a bra fitting, the benefits of casserole, plus tips on how to talk to shop assistants and the correct way to eat a biscuit.

Funny, frank and unapologetically filthy.

Sarah Millican is never less than belly-laugh hilarious. - The Mirror

An iron fist in a marigold glove. - The Guardian

To watch Sarah Millican is to watch a box of comedy fireworks going off. - The Independent

www.sarahmillican.co.uk

twitter: @sarahmillican75


Sarah Millican:

Control Enthusiast


Thu 14 Jun
Middlesbrough Town Hall

Tickets: £27.50

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




[max 8 tickets per sale]

Great news here!

She smashed our box office records last time around - so strap yourselves in for a brand-new show, and a hugely welcome return to Middlesbrough Town Hall for two nights with Sarah Millican.

Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she's a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see?

Do you arrange the night out? Are you in charge of the passports on holiday? Then so are you!

Whether you're sorting the tickets for this show or turning up when you're told to, welcome.

You'll learn about Rescue Men, farting in hospital pants, what can happen at a bra fitting, the benefits of casserole, plus tips on how to talk to shop assistants and the correct way to eat a biscuit.

Funny, frank and unapologetically filthy.

Sarah Millican is never less than belly-laugh hilarious. - The Mirror

An iron fist in a marigold glove. - The Guardian

To watch Sarah Millican is to watch a box of comedy fireworks going off. - The Independent

www.sarahmillican.co.uk

twitter: @sarahmillican75


Sarah Millican:

Control Enthusiast


Fri 15 Jun
Middlesbrough Town Hall

Tickets: £27.50

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


SOLD OUT!


Great news here!

She smashed our box office records last time around - so strap yourselves in for a brand-new show, and a hugely welcome return to Middlesbrough Town Hall for two nights with Sarah Millican.

Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she's a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see?

Do you arrange the night out? Are you in charge of the passports on holiday? Then so are you!

Whether you're sorting the tickets for this show or turning up when you're told to, welcome.

You'll learn about Rescue Men, farting in hospital pants, what can happen at a bra fitting, the benefits of casserole, plus tips on how to talk to shop assistants and the correct way to eat a biscuit.

Funny, frank and unapologetically filthy.

Sarah Millican is never less than belly-laugh hilarious. - The Mirror

An iron fist in a marigold glove. - The Guardian

To watch Sarah Millican is to watch a box of comedy fireworks going off. - The Independent

www.sarahmillican.co.uk

twitter: @sarahmillican75


Jason Manford:

Muddle Class


Fri 06 Jul
Middlesbrough Town Hall

Tickets: £27.50

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


Buy Online: Middlesbrough Town Hall / Ticketmaster


He's back!

And, although it's been a busy few years for Jason since his last smash-hit stand up show, fans of his popular Absolute Radio show will know that he hasn't changed a bit.

'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


MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE

DEVIL MAY CARE


Wed 19 Sept
ARC, Stockton-on-tees

Tickets: £16.00

Box office: 01642 525 199
Doors: 7:45pm / Show: 8:00pm / 16+





A new stand up show from multi award-winning comedian Marcus Brigstocke.

Snowflake, Nazi, Remoaner, Trot, Libtard, Brextremist, Feminazi, Piers Morgan...

As we divide each other up into more and more unpleasant categories of evil, it is time to establish, once and for all, what is good and what is bad.

Who better to arbitrate in these challenging divisive times than Lucifer himself?

The Devil no longer runs Hell day to day. He's retired now, and plays Golf at Mar-a-Lago, but the Dark Lord is still on the board of The Underworld and attends a bi-annual meeting to advise on how to make eternal damnation sustainably hot, how to keep a thousand minions on a zero hours contract and what to do about Jacob Rees Mogg.

Marcus Brigstocke is a master of satirical comedy with an impressive list of TV credits including his role as team captain on Argumental, and host of The Late Edition and I've Never Seen Star Wars. Other appearances include; Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week, QI, The Late Edition, and Channel 4's 11 O'Clock Show.

BBC Radio 4 has become somewhat of a second home to Marcus with regular appearances on I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, The Now Show and Just A Minute; he has also written and recorded three series and four specials of his hit show Giles Wemmbley-Hogg Goes Off. Most recently he co-wrote and co-starred in the new BBC Radio 4 sitcom The Wilsons Save the World.

charming, hilarious and utterly refreshing... don't miss this incredible show - Sunday Mirror

Sharpest one-liner merchant - Sunday Times

Rare is the stand-up show that makes you laugh, think and then fight back the tears. This is it - The Daily Telegraph

If you haven't seen him live, then you haven't seen him at his very best - The Mirror


Joe Lycett

I'm About To Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett


Sat 29 Sept
Middlesbrough Town Hall

Tickets: £20.00

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





Pop in and see Joe Lycett on his brand new stand-up tour, where he'll be sharing jokes, paintings and some of the pathetic trolling he's been up to recently.

As seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, QI and the Royal Variety Performance.

A man who makes funny seem easy. - The Guardian

If you want to bet on the next mainstream stand-up star, put your shirt on Joe Lycett. - Evening Standard

Effortlessly funny. - Time Out

Did you sing a number? - Prince Charles, after the Royal Variety Performance


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


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