Laugh your socks off with Derby LIVE this year!

Mon 25 Feb 2019

2019 is set to be a funny year as we host plenty of exciting and popular comedy acts. There’ll be no shortage of laughter with the variety of acts set to take the stage in the coming year.

On Saturday 6 April Alfie Moore brings his latest stand-up tour show Getting Away With Murder to The Old Bell Hotel. Former Detective Sergeant Alfie Moore, star of BBC Radio 4 comedy It’s A Fair Cop, will take the audience on a thrilling and interactive journey through the art and science of a murder investigation.

On Thursday 9 May Lee Hurst will be bringing his show Mucking About to Landau Forte College Theatre. Lee Hurst will be turning up to lob gags and funny stuff at the audience from all angles. His no-nonsense comedy will be delivered with the sole purpose of making the audience laugh. 

Stand-up comedian, viral blogger and bestselling author Sam Avery (also known as The Learner Parent) will be sharing the lows, highs and hilarious in-betweens of first-time parenthood on Friday 10 May. Sam’s honest, messy account of wrestling with sleep deprivation and breast pumps is sure to have audiences laughing their socks off. 

Derby favourite Mike McClean will be making his return to Derby on Friday 17 May, performing an evening of top class comedy at The Venue. This show is bound to have the audience laughing and rolling about on the floor, and as part of the evening Mike will also be performing his alternative mind-reading act.  

Two-time Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist Ray Bradshaw will be bringing his hilarious show Deaf Comedy Fam to the Guildhall Clubrooms on Saturday 18 May. Full of hilarious, revealing tales about growing up with deaf parents, Deaf Comedy Fam presents a first for comedy as Ray performs the show simultaneously in both spoken English and British Sign Language. 

Multi-award-winning Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert will be lighting up Derby Arena with his brand new live show The Book of John on Sunday 19 May at 8pm. In a six-year break from stand-up a lot has happened to Rhod, and just when he thought he’d hit rock bottom, he met a bloke… called John. This show will see Rhod as funny as ever before, but like never before. Raw, personal and brutally honest; no more lies, no more nonsense. 

On Saturday 25 May at 8pm Stephen K Amos will be cheering up the Guildhall audience with his show Bouquets and Brickbats. As Brexit looms on, Trump reigns rampant and everyone seems pushed to extremes, Stephen will be aiming to cheer us all up. 

Actor, author and ex-MP Gyles Brandreth will be gracing the audience at Landau Forte College Theatre with his dazzling wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy and hilarious name-dropping on Saturday 1 June. Gyles will be celebrating all things theatrical in this hilarious new show Break a Leg! 

On Thursday 6 June at 8pm Bill Bailey will be bringing his show Larks in Transit to Derby Arena. Larks in Transit is a compendium of travellers’ tales and the general shenanigans if twenty years as a travelling comedian. Bill Bailey will tackle politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness with musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and his trademark intelligence.