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Comedy coming up in 2024

8 Dec 2023

We have some big names in the comedy world at Gulbenkian this Spring:

Babatunde Aléshé: BabahoodSun 21 Jan, 8:00pm

Join the multi award winning star of Celebrity Googlebox as he talks family and fatherhood in this highly anticipated debut tour.

Seann Walsh: Back from the Bed – Sa 17 Feb, 8pm

Hello, Seann here. Did you know that comedians have to write their own blurb? I find that absolutely insane. What am I meant to say? “I’m fantastic, come and look at me talk”? I don’t know. It’s me. I do stand-up

Reginald D Hunter – The Man Who Could See Through ShitWed 28 Feb , 8:00pm

In these supercharged socio-political times the challenge is more and more becoming separating what’s true and what’s real.

Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast – Th 29 Feb, 7.30pm

Richard Herring is taking his critically acclaimed podcast, RHLSTP, on a UK & Ireland tour in 2023 and 2024! 

Ray Bradshaw: Doppelginger – Tu 5 Mar, 8pm

Doppelginger is a funny heartwarming comedy show about a silly search for a man with an orange beard who’s follicly challenged.

Alasdair Beckett-King: Nevermore – Sa 6 Apr, 8pm 

Multi award-winning stand-up Alasdair Beckett-King unravels life’s shallowest mysteries. A true Renaissance man, Alasdair is 500 years old.

Iain Stirling: RELEVANT – Fri 12 Apr, 7.30pm

The BAFTA-winning comedian, ‘national sensation’ (Evening Standard) and ‘extremely funny’ (Daily Telegraph) Iain Stirling, is bringing his intuitive razor-sharp humour back on tour with a brand new stand-up show for 2024.

Nick Helm’s Super Fun Good Time Show – Thu 11 Apr, 8pm

After years and years of therapy, pills, personal growth and being a living legend the nation’s favourite Uncle and International Treasure-in-Waiting, Nick Helm, returns to the road to mesmerise a new generation of thrill seekers in his all new, brand new, box fresh show.

Tom Houghton: It’s Not Ideal – Sun 14 Apr, 8pm

In an age where tradition and progress are wrestling against each other; what are the parts of ourselves that need shedding and what is worth holding on to?

Paul Foot: Dissolve – Wed 17 Apr, 8pm

Life is a stress: full of rushed breakfasts, angry people, internal conflict, and Jacob Rees-Mogg. But what happens when everything you thought was important – your problems, grievances against others, your very identity – simply disappears? 

Steve Bugeja: Self Doubt – Fri 31 May, 8pm

The creator and star of ITV2’s hit sitcom, Buffering, is back on the road following a critically acclaimed run at the 2023 Edinburgh fringe festival. This year he’s discussing babies, eye tests and the time he went on holiday with 20 women. 

Jessica Fostekew: Mettle – Sun 6 Jul, 8pm

Jess’ son’s joined a cult AND her cat’s learnt to talk – but despite all that she’s fine, actually. In fact she’s hurtling faster and hustling harder than ever for the things that she wants and needs.

Funny Rabbit Comedy Club

Gulbenkian’s monthly comedy club – radical and exciting, but also warm and snuggly as a bunny rabbit.

Fri 16 Feb, 8pm: Jake Baker & Andy Field

Fri 22 Mar 8pm: Matt Foster & Meryl O’Rourke

Fri 19 Apr, 8pm: Kathryn Mather & Vlad McTavish

Fri 17 May, 8pm: Russell Arathoon & Sully O’Sullivan

Click on the links above to see more on each event. or click here for our What’s On.


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