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Comedy coming up in 2023/24

19 Jun 2023

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

Bridget Christie: Who Am I?Wed 11 Oct, 8:00pm

Bridget Christie is hot, but not in a good way. The 51 year old critically-acclaimed stand-up cannot ride the motorbike she bought to combat her mid-life crisis because of early osteoarthritis in her hips and RSI in her wrists.

John Robins – HowlSun 15 Oct, 8:00pm

Edinburgh Comedy Award winning comedian and ARIA award-winning broadcaster John Robins embarks on his first stand-up tour since 2019.  If you’ve seen him before you know what to expect; rage, anxiety and a lot of laughs. If you haven’t seen him before, strap the f**k in.

Jordan Gray: Is It A Bird?Sun 22 Oct, 7:30pm

Fresh off a sold out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, a historic performance at The London Palladium, a game-changing set on Channel 4’s Friday Night Live, and a triumphant season at the Melbourne Comedy Festival Jordan returns to take on babies, boobies, bigots and Batman in this blistering music and comedy show.

Ivo Graham – Organised FunTue 24 Oct, 8:00pm

After dismantling a barge, doxxing himself in the Doubletree, and blanking on the 1992 Ipswich Town crest (Taskmaster, Off Menu, University Challenge), Ivo ropes his audience into more chaos against the clock.

Alfie Brown: Red Flags Galore! Tue 7 Nov, 8:00pm 

In his new show, award winning comedian Alfie Brown is showing signs that he probably can’t have a healthy relationship and proceeding down the road with him would be emotionally dangerous.

Seann Walsh: Back from the BedThu 9 Nov, 8:00pm

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.

Ed Byrne: Tragedy Plus Time –  Wed 29 Nov, 7:30pm

Attributed to Mark Twain, humour is defined as Tragedy Plus Time.  Come and join Ed as he tests that formula by mining the most tragic event in his life for laughs.

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.

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.

Iain Stirling: RELEVANTFri 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.


Funny Rabbit Comedy Club

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

Fri 29 Sep, 8pm: Howard Read & Pauline Eyre

Fri 27 Oct, 8pm: Funmbi Omotayo & Ben Van Der Velde

Fri 24 Nov, 8pm: Peter Brush & Kate Martin

Fri 15 Dec, 8pm: Scott Bennett & Joe Wells

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


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