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Live Laugh Leeds – May

Live Laugh Leeds – May

Words by
Larry Budd

There are plenty of top quality comedians in Leeds this month – here are our top picks.

Strictly star Jayde Adams is here to offer salvation to half the population in her critically-acclaimed show “Men, I Can Save You”. It’s at the Wardrobe on the 5th of May, and it’s remarkable you can see this comedy star in such an intimate venue.

Andrew Lawrence brings free-speech-heavy comedy to the Hi-Fi Club on the 5th of May – and Rhys James, star of Live At The Apollo and The Great American Joke Off has two nights at the City Varieties on the 5th and 6th of May.

The heir to Jack Dee’s title of grumpiest comedian, Jon Richardson, is at the Grand Theatre on the 7th of May. He’ll be annoyed by recycling dates, lights being left on, and the smoothness of margarine. Don’t miss this star of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Cats Countdown, and sitcom Meet the Richardsons.

You might know him from This Time with Alan Partridge, or The Witchfinder, but here’s your chance to see the wonderful Tim Key, and his award-nominated show Mulberry. It’s silly, surreal, angry, and heartwarming all at the same time. Two dates, both at the City Varieties, on the 11th and 22nd of May.

Kane Brown is “chatting sh*t” at the Wardrobe on the 14th of May – fresh from supporting Guz Khan on tour, Kane arrives in Leeds having performed at some of the best comedy venues in the world.

The influential and evergreen Simon Munnery brings his show “Trials and Tribulations” to the Old Woollen in Farsley on the 18th of May.

And then it’s two of the big guns: Peter Kay, national treasure, comedy icon, bone fide megastar of stand-up, is at the First Direct Arena on the 19th of May. Followed, 6 days later, by Ricky Gervais on the 25th of May. What a week.

And a final recommendation for the month – Alasdair Beckett-King brings his show, The Interdimensional ABK, to the Wardrobe on the 28th of May. He’s a stand-up comedian, video game writer, and actor from Durham. He won the 2017 Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year – and his show got huge critical acclaim at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe.


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