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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 coming up soon in Sheffield.

Michael Legge

Fri. 24 January 2020

Regather

Michael Legge manages to merge spleen-venting and joy-having into some of the happiest shouting you’re likely to see. The Northern Irish comedian has two decades of touring under his belt – use your opportunity to see him at Regather Comedy Club.

Harriet Dyer

Sun. 26 January 2020

The Red Deer, 18 Pitt Street, S1 4DD

One of northern comedy's most idiosyncratic voices. Equal parts frenetic and delightful, Dyer's Dinosaur Show is the story of a paleontologist who travels back in time to become a dinosaur? I’ve seen it twice and couldn’t quite tell you. It’s great!

Jordan Brookes

Thu. 30 January 2020

Regather

One of the defining voices of contemporary comedy, whether you like it or not. His show, I've Got Nothing, is a deconstructivist disasterpiece and 2019 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner. If you like your comedy weird and postmodern, go and see this show.

Stewart Lee

Thu. 6 February 2020 — Fri. 7 February 2020

Sheffield City Hall

Snowflake/Tornado looks at the aftermath of Lee’s show description being replaced by that of Sharknado by Netflix and the impending demolition of basic liberal values in British society. Strongly recommended for fans of deconstruction and repetition.

Josie Long

Sun. 9 February 2020

The Leadmill

Optimism made flesh, Tender looks at Josie's experience of childbirth and motherhood and how it has compounded her relationship with politics, climate change and the future. And if you aren’t susceptible to optimism, it also has silly voices in it.

Shappi Khorsandi

Mon. 17 February 2020

The Leadmill

Skittish Warrior (Confessions Of A Club Comic) is a thoughtful and reflective show from Shappi Khorsandi, looking back both on her early career as a club comedian and more recently as someone who was voted off I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

Mark Thomas

Sun. 1 March 2020

Sheffield City Hall

Storytelling, comedy and standup from a stalwart comedian-activist. Thomas's latest show, 50 Things About Us, is like a Who Do You Think You Are? for the British consciousness and an emollient for people worried about the future of a divided nation.