Comedians coming to Cardiff in 2017

We’re a big fan of home-grown comedy here at Cardiff Comedy Hub but that doesn’t stop us from getting a little excited when someone from the tele’s in town. If you’re stuck for that last minute Christmas present for someone who loves a laugh, have a gander through the big names bringing tours to the Welsh capital next year and get booking.

MILES JUPP – Tuesday 24th January, St David’s Hall


“Astronauts. Regrets.  The sexes.  Social Media.  Hipsters.  Poo.  Rage.  Medicine.  Manners.  Identity.  Lost stuff.  Other stuff.

Miles Jupp, (stand-up, actor writer, thinker, father, husband,, worrier, fool, star of Rev. and host of The News Quiz) hits the road in a freshly-ironed shirt and some robust trousers and tries to make some bloody sense of it all.”

Tickets are £17. Book them here.

STEPHEN K.AMOS – Thursday 26th January, St David’s Hall


“Globe-trotting laughter master Stephen K Amos returns with his new tour show. In the last twelve months, Stephen has performed his unique brand of feel-good comedy all over England, Scotland, Wales, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Belgium, Greece, Spain, Australia, Tazmania, New Zealand, and the Seychelles. And what did he find when he got there? People. People like you and me and some of them said the most ridiculous things. To his face! All that, and more in a brand new tour show for 2016-2017.”

Tickets are £16. Book them here. 

JACK WHITEHALL – 7-8th February, Motorpoint Arena


“The follow up to his ground-breaking debut arena show, JACK WHITEHALL: AT LARGE will be the biggest tour ever from one of the UK’s hottest comedy stars. Fresh from hosting the Royal Variety Performance and starring in Bad Education and A League Of Their Own, this is your chance to catch Jack at his dynamic best, live on stage!”

Tickets from £25.50. Book them here. 

BIANCA DEL RIO – Wednesday 8th February, St David’s Hall


“Season 6 winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, self-professed “clown in a gown”, Bianca Del Rio brings her new stand-up show, Not Today Satan to the UK for the first time! This hilariously hateful comic is known for her foul mouth and unapologetic humour with The NY Times calls her “The Joan Rivers of the Drag World,” and Joan Rivers herself called Bianca’s humour “So funny! So sharp!” Based on her sold-out world comedy tour, her first standup special, “Rolodex of Hate”.”

Standard tickets are £35 (VIP tickets available). Book them here.

PAUL FOOT – Tuesday 16th Feb, The Glee Club



“In Paul’s first new show in two years, Professor Ketchup and his camembert piglet join forces as he tackles the big issues such as terrorism. Plus Ant ‘n Dec, Immigration X-Factor and breakfast.”

Tickets are £13. Book them here.

IAIN STIRLING – Thursday 23rd Feb, The Glee Club


You may recognise his voice as the narrator of ITV2’s “Love Island” or recognise his face as the host of Scottish BAFTA (best children’s show) award winning panel show “The Dog Ate my Homework” (CBBC). Join Iain for a brand new show about the perceptions of a generation and whole host of other topics.” 

Tickets are £12. Book them here.

SUE PERKINS – Sunday 26th Feb, Millennium Centre


“Based on her hilarious Sunday Times No. 1 best-selling memoir Spectacles. Join Sue for an evening full of sparkling wit, tall tales and a user’s guide to Mary Berry. Sue is best known for being one quarter of double act Mel and Sue. In 2008 she won the BBC show Maestro culminating in her conducting at The Last Night of the Proms. She has created the acclaimed travel documentary The Mekong River with Sue Perkins, hosts new shows Insert Name Here and Spelling Bee and is a regular on Have I Got News For You, Just a Minute, QI and The News Quiz ….and there’s that cake show on BBC1.”

Tickets are £23.50 (only a few left). Book them here.

RICKY GERVAIS – 6-7th March, Motorpoint Arena


“Considered one of the most influential British comedians since Charlie Chaplin, (received the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy 2016 BAFTA/LA) Ricky Gervais is returning to stage with his first stand-up tour in seven years: Humanity.”

Tickets from £25. Book them here.

LEE NELSON – Sunday 12th March, St David’s Hall



“After getting into trouble for sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, Lee Nelson is back where he most definitely should be: live on stage with his brand-new, laugh-out-loud, best ever stand-up show.”

Tickets are £20. Book them here.

RUSSELL HOWARD – 13-14th March, Motorpoint Arena


“The new tour will see Russell, wherever possible, performing ‘in the round’ to the audience as he plays to his existing fans and new global viewers of Russell Howard’s Good News.”

Tickets from £25.50. Book them here.

STEWART LEE – Sunday 26th March, Millennium Centre




“After four years writing and performing his TV show Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, Content Provider is Stewart’s first brand new full-length show since the award-winning Carpet Remnant World.”

Tickets are £23.50. Book them here.


TOM ALLEN AND SUZI RUFFELL – Thursday 30th March, The Glee Club


“Tom, fresh from supporting Sarah Millican on her UK tour brings his hilarious, slightly acerbic and always unique point of view to the Glee. Alongside Tom is Suzi Ruffell (Official tour support for Alan Carr and Josh Widdicombe) presenting her third full length show, ‘Common’”

Tickets are £12, £10 for students. Book them here.

RICHARD HERRING – Sunday 2nd April, St David’s Hall


“Richard Herring, King of the Edinburgh Fringe, Metro columnist and the UK’s Podfather (RHLSTP, AIOTM) picks his favourite routines from his 12 one-man shows and crams them into 90 minutes for your delectation.

From his deconstruction of the genealogy of Christ to him proving that racists are less racist than liberals, via some of the best knob jokes in the business. Will your favourite routine make the cut?”

Tickets are £15. Book them here.

CHRIS RAMSEY – Thursday 27th April, St David’s Hall


“A brand new stand up show for 2017 from the comedian you’ve seen on The Royal Variety Performance, Celebrity Juice, Hebburn, Live At The Apollo and various newspapers when he was wrongly arrested in a hotel in his underpants. Is that Chris Ramsey? Yes it is. On his biggest UK tour yet. Get tickets while you can.”

Tickets are £20. Book them here.

OMID DJALILI – Thursday 11th May, St David’s Hall


“Award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili known for his legendary stand-up performances is aback on a nationwide tour! Intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining, his stand-up is a hugely energetic and captivating comedy masterclass.  His credits range from Hollywood to television and live on the West End stage.  Earning praise across the world for his performances Omid recently starred in Dickensian BBC1 and Lucky Man Sky1.”

Tickets are £24. Book them here.

JEFF DUNHAM – Saturday 20th May, St David’s Hall


“International and critically acclaimed comedian/ventriloquist Jeff Dunham has announced his first UK dates since 2014. The tour entitled “Perfectly Imbalanced’ will feature Jeff alongside a whole host of characters – old and new.  This is his fifth UK tour that will  take in 5 dates starting on 20th May 2017 at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall.

The ‘Perfectly Imbalanced’ tour has already sold out hundreds of thousands of seats across North America and Canada. Jeff’s fans came out in masses to find themselves intoxicated by the non-stop hilarity, proving his continued overwhelming popularity.”

Tickets are £35. Book them here.

JIMMY CARR – Tuesday 6th June (and again on 28th October), St David’s Hall


“Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr’s new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment.

Now all that experience is being put to good use – you can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show – this is the very best of Jimmy Carr.”

Tickets are £27.50. Book them here.

SUSAN CALMAN – Thursday 15th June, Chapter Arts Centre


“It’s Susan Calman’s tenth year in comedy and she’s back with a brand new show.  You may have seen or heard her on shows like QI, HIGNFY, News Quiz, Listomania or Mock the Week, now you have the opportunity to see her in person, life size if you will.  For information Susan is taller than a borrower but shorter than the average thirteen year old child.

The show?  Well she’s ready to create a storm, to set the record straight, to give it to the man (whoever he is).   Incidentally she would also like to be Batman.  Sixty minutes of comedy that you will enjoy if you’re over 16, like what she does, and won’t be so drunk that she has to throw you out.  Sounds like a terrible personal ad doesn’t it?  She also likes fine wines, kittens and walks along the beach. Seriously.  It’s going to be epic.”

Tickets are £16. Book them here.

MICKY FLANAGAN – 25-28th October, Motorpoint Arena


“One of UK Comedy’s biggest names Micky Flanagan will bring ‘An’ Another Fing…’ 2017 tour to Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. This follows his record breaking “Back In The Game” tour of 2013 which took in an incredible 129 shows – making it the biggest comedy tour in the world that year – having sold an unbelievable 500,000 tickets in the UK and Ireland alone.”

Tickets from £32.50. Book them here.

MILTON JONES – Thursday 26th October, St David’s Hall



“Milton Jones is Out There. No, really out there and this time he hasn’t just forgotten his keys. He’s holding up the mirror of truth to society, and he can see right through it, which means its probably just a window. In his brand new show he’ll be putting his foot down and lifting the lid on the pedal bin of lies of the media (which doesn’t include this press release obviously). He will also be scaling the heights of fashion at the risk of falling into a terrible cravat. Milton will be talking about his life so far – the ups, the downs and why buying his own see-saw was the best decision he ever made. But perhaps he should give all this up and seek the highest office in the land – but how do you get a desk and a swivel chair up a mountain? Oh and now he wants to be Prime Minister too. Can we do worse than the politicians we already have? Yes we can!”

Tickets are £26. Book them here. 

JOHN BISHOP – 14th November – 2nd December, Motorpoint Arena


Tickets from £25. Book them here.