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

Comedy picks

Our Sean's guide to the city's most exciting comedy nights.

Big No No Comedy

Multiple dates

Cellar Theatre

A open mic/scratch night in the city centre's newest mini theatre.

The Guilty Feminist: Live

Thu. 23 May 2019

Sheffield City Hall

The Guilty feminist podcast is an online comedy phenomenon. Deborah Frances-White and her guests explore the noble goals of modern day feminists while confessing all manner of insecurity, hypocrisies and paradoxes that undermine them in this pursuit.

Seann Walsh

Wed. 29 May 2019

The Leadmill

One of the best observational comedians going, coming to town with his latest tour After This One, I’m Going Home.

Foxdog Studios

Thu. 30 May 2019

Kollider, Castle House, Angel Street, S3 8LU

A one-of-a-kind high-tech comedy duo. By day, they're IT consultants. In the evenings, they tour comedy clubs with mechanical monstrosities – including the Robot Chef, which lets audiences collectively cook a hot breakfast using their smartphones.

Square Hole Comedy Club

Sun. 9 June 2019

The Red Deer

One of Sheffield’s hidden comedy treasures, tucked into the Red Deer's intimate function room. This month they’ll be headlined by Cheekykita, who is herself a hidden treasure: a larger-than-life clown known for oddball physical performances.

Tales Of Whatever

Multiple dates


Sheffield’s resident true storytelling night, in which well-known comedians are invited to the stage alongside other artists and performers to tell true stories of their lives which are funny and heartwarming in much the same way.

Dib Dab Dob Cabaret

Fri. 28 June 2019

St Catherine's Scout Hut, Holtwood Road, Pitsmoor, S4 7BA

A Scout-themed cabaret held in an actual Scout hut, hosted by Sheffield's finest poet-comedian Stan Skinny.

Glenn Moore

Sun. 14 July 2019

New Barrack Tavern, 601 Penistone Road, S6 2GA

An Edinburgh Fringe preview from a Sheffield alumni. Expect notes, deviation, uncertainty and a lower price than you’ll get after August – at preview shows, there’s magic in watching the primordial potential take shape in front of your eyes.