Best Comedy Nights Leeds

Wednesday 31st January 2024

7 of the best comedy nights and clubs in Leeds

There’s nothing like a good laugh to banish those January blues. To get you in the laughing spirit, these are some of the best comedy nights in Leeds. You’ll see top touring comedians and new up and coming talent, whether you want a mid-week night out or are after the best way to unwind after a busy week at work.

  1. The Comedy Club at HiFi

  2. Where: 2 Central Road, Leeds, LS1 6DE.

    This Saturday night feast of comedy has been a staple in Leeds for over 20 years. Doors open at around 6.30pm and the event runs until 10.30pm with the first comedian on stage around 7.45pm. It’s been the launchpad for so many comedians over the years, including the likes of Joe Lycett, Katherine Ryan, Jason Manford, Jon Richardson, Sarah Millican and Russell Howard.

    Acts including Alun Cochrane, Tom Wrigglesworth and Matt Richardson are all scheduled to take to the stage in January at The Comedy Club. Advance tickets are around £14, so get yourself down. Just remember that fancy dress isn’t allowed.

  3. House of Fun

  4. Where: The Wardrobe, 6 St Peter’s Square, Leeds, LS9 8AH / The Original Oak, 2 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 2DG.

    For a dose of midweek or weekend comedy, head down to House of Fun – one of the longest running comedy clubs in Leeds. There are two House of Fun venues: The Wardrobe and The Original Oak. The Original Oak in Headingley promises laughs on a Friday while The Wardrobe offers midweek giggles.

    Previous acts include the likes of Alan Carr, Jason Manford, Rhod Gilbert, Michael McIntyre, Jack Whitehall, Chris Ramsey, Stewart Lee, John Bishop and Lucy Porter. You can see Nabil Abdulrashid, Tatty Macleod and Fiona Allen performing this February.

  5. Hyde Park Book Club

  6. Where: 27-29 Headingley Lane, Hyde Park, Leeds, LS6 1BL.

    This Hyde Park institution may be small, but the relaxed venue manages to pack plenty of people and some top performers in for its regular comedy nights. Tickets go quickly for major names at the Hyde Park Book Club, and you can also expect to see up and comers as well as fringe nights.

    Ian Smith is bringing his new solo show fresh from Edinburgh Fringe here in February, as is Alexandra Haddow. They’re both not to be missed.

  7. Comedy Cabaret

  8. Where: Pryzm, 16-18 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 8LX

    Make your way to Pryzm on a Saturday night for a unique comedy experience. Comedy Cabaret hosts three or more top comedians from 8pm (with pre-show drinks from 7pm). Once the final comedian leaves the stage, you can party until 3am in the club.

    Alan Carr and John Bishop had early shows here, and in early 2024 you can catch the likes of Llyod Griffith, Dani Johns, Scott Bennett and Jack Gleadow telling the jokes.

  9. Leeds Playhouse

  10. Where: Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7UP.

    Comedy gigs used to be much more frequent at Leeds Playhouse, but when they do put one on these days it’s usually a top performer. And that’s the case in early 2024, with Stewart Lee performing across three nights at the start of February. Grab your tickets as they’re going fast.

  11. Otley Courthouse

  12. Where: Courthouse Street, Otley, Leeds LS21 3AN.

    There’s always loads going on at the Otley Courthouse, with an eclectic line up of music, performers and comedy gigs. You’ll likely catch various comedy stars on tour, with both Omid Djalili and Mark Simmons appearing here in early 2024.

  13. O2 Academy

  14. Where: 55 Cookridge Street, Leeds, LS2 3AW.

    The O2 Academy Leeds has a capacity of 2,300 making it the perfect venue for major comedians playing in Leeds. Northern favourite Jon Richardson has played here regularly, and it’s also the home of The Comedy Store when it comes to Yorkshire. Keep your eyes peeled for tickets for the big tours and the latest Comedy Store night.

If you’re heading to Leeds soon and fancy a night of comedy, remember to book your tickets in advance either online or on our TPExpress app.

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