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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Sean Morley

Our Favourite Places would be nothing without our contributors — a massive thanks to all of them!

Tell Us About You
I am one of the many that came to Sheffield to study and remained in the city ever since. While at University I became fascinated by live comedy, which is where my ambitions and passions lie to this day. I'm now a semi-professional comedian and producer living in Crookes.

What does Sheffield mean to you?
There's a tremendous DIY culture here. The moment you stray from the beaten track there're fascinating projects, refurbished old buildings and inspiring events. It's a city with a lot of old discarded stuff and people keep painting on it all the time.

What's your favourite Sheffield place?
The Bole Hills. Not the BMX bit though, the nice bit.

What would you do to improve the city?
A big heated dome in the centre of the city that's open 24 hours a day. There's broth on tap and everyone's encouraged to share stories from their childhood.

Latest contributions

Russell Howard

Sat. 28 September 2019

FlyDSA Arena, Broughton Lane, S9 2DF

Cheeky and wry observational comedy. Following a Netflix special, a hit Sky One show and a record-breaking 2017 tour, Russell Howard is one of the UK’s biggest comedy names right now and requires no introduction from me. Grab tickets while they last.

Frank Skinner

Thu. 19 September 2019

Sheffield City Hall

Frank Skinner won the Perrier award in 1991, beating Jack Dee and Eddie Izzard to the prize before becoming one of the British comedy’s most recognisable faces across the 90s. This is a rare chance to the legendary comedian live in an intimate space.

Fern Brady: Power & Chaos

Wed. 18 September 2019

The Leadmill

Fern began comedy while studying in Sheffield. Now she’s on Live at the Apollo and making a name for herself as one of the most acerbic comics on the circuit. In this caustic new show she explores sexuality, feminism, power and national identity.

Funhouse Comedy Club: Edinburgh Preview All-Dayer

Sun. 28 July 2019

New Barrack Tavern, 601 Penistone Road, S6 2GA

Funhouse's all-dayers are absolute feasts. Reasonably priced, and a total of eight hours of feature-length comedy shows. If you can’t stomach such a marathon, then I recommend you check out Peter Brush and Rahul Kohli at 6:15 and 7:30pm respectively.