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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.

Ahir Shah

Tue. 19 March 2019

The Leadmill

One of the most eloquent comic voices of his generation. In his new show Duffer, Shah turns his lens to culture, religion, life and death.

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.

Big No No Comedy

Multiple dates

Cellar Theatre

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

No Such Thing As A Fish

Thu. 28 March 2019

Sheffield City Hall

The QI researchers behind the hit podcast come to town, sharing bizarre and inexplicable trivia in their new live show.

Jessica Fostekew

Sat. 6 April 2019


The co-host of the Guilty Feminist and creator of the Hoovering podcast brings her brand of utterly engaging storytelling to Regather Comedy Club.

Rob Newman

Wed. 10 April 2019

The Leadmill

Based on the hit BBC Radio 4 series, Total Eclipse Of Descartes sees Rob Newman take audiences on a whirlwind tour of philosophy exploring 3000 years of ideas from the genius to the utterly wrongheaded.

Mark Thomas

Tue. 16 April 2019 — Wed. 17 April 2019

Drama Studio

Join comedian, activist and journalist Mark Thomas as he probes into the future of the NHS with his new show Check Up.

The Horne Section

Tue. 23 April 2019

Sheffield City Hall

A jazz-comedy fusion production whose novelty and spectacle is really something to behold, coming to Sheffield on tour following a TV special and a chart-topping podcast.