Arts > Comedy

Brian Butterfield - The Call of Now

Monday, June 17th 2024

An evening that started with foolishness but ended in a Damascene moment of self-awareness

Stewart Lee

Monday, March 25th 2024

Throughout the near two-hour performance I’m rapt. I leave the Theatre Royal grateful to have witnessed such an assured, skilled and thoughtful act.

Ed Gamble

Monday, March 18th 2024

For all his ribald profanity, Gamble is an unusually old fashioned comic, building up mental pictures in the mind of an audience from a grain of truth, who then laugh loudest at situations that, but for the grace of God, go I.

Ross Noble Jibber Jabber Jamboree

Monday, March 11th 2024

Dispensing with the notion of a support act, we collectively jumped into the deep end, as he homed in on the brave souls on the front row. It's not unusual for a comic to break the ice with a bit of a chat with the audience before launching into the act, but it quickly became apparent this was the act. At times, he seemed less like a slick comic, and more like the funniest mate down the pub.

Tom Allen

Thursday, February 8th 2024

Tom Allen is the master of the pointed question, the cheeky put-down and the witty response

John Robins in Howl

Thursday, September 14th 2023

The promise of a five-star hit at Edinburgh is no guarantee of a good night out - the unique bubble of the Fringe can distort and filter perception - but this was one of most extraordinary, and genuinely unique, stand up shows I can recall seeing.

Nick Mohammed Presents The Best and Worst or Mr Swallow

Tuesday, May 16th 2023

Simon Munnery

Friday, May 12th 2023

Munnery is a performer that divides people. You either haven't heard of him, or you consider him a legend. Not a legend in the sense of greatness, but a literal legend - a near mythical character that reinvented comedy. Sandwiched somewhere in between Ted Chippington and Andy Kaufman, he redefined what being a comedian could mean back in the day.

Alasdair Beckett-King: The Interdimensional ABK

Friday, April 28th 2023

Garrett Millerick

Monday, April 24th 2023

Sex, Tries and Videotape

Wednesday, March 15th 2023

Parenting Hell Live: Work in Progress

Thursday, March 2nd 2023


Monday, February 27th 2023

A brilliant, at times astonishing, performance from East Anglia’s very own alternative Poet Laureate.

Flat & The Curves

Sunday, February 26th 2023

Even as an ageing single male, Flat & The Curves provided me with to be one of my funniest Saturday nights ever. Out of those that I can still remember, of course.

Paul Foot - Malcolm Head

Sunday, February 12th 2023

Catherine Cohen

Friday, February 3rd 2023

She Go Looks Out From Behind 2022

Saturday, January 14th 2023

Sh*t Actually

Wednesday, December 21st 2022

Sara Pascoe – Success Story

Tuesday, November 15th 2022

Holt? Who goes There?

Sunday, August 7th 2022

If you have never seen The Nimmo Twins, then you better be bloody quick. Their run of shows at Norwich Theatre Playhouse sold out yonks ago. If you are quick, you might be lucky as they are doing a one-night-only show at Norwich Theatre Royal on August 23rd. If not, just “keep on troshin”.

Mark Thomas – Black and White

Thursday, June 30th 2022

Tornado and Snowflake: Stewart Lee

Sunday, January 16th 2022

'A Load of Old Squit – The Best of the Nimmo Twins'

Sunday, January 9th 2022

Jonathan Pie: Fake News (Corona Remix)

Thursday, November 4th 2021

Mark Steel

Sunday, August 8th 2021

Police Cops - Badass

Friday, July 30th 2021

Russell Kane

Monday, July 12th 2021

Geoff Norcott

Thursday, February 6th 2020

John Shuttleworth’s Back

Tuesday, February 4th 2020

Graham Fellows discusses his new show, John Shuttleworth’s Back

Sunday, December 15th 2019

"Sometimes I have to check myself and think whether John would really say something. I worry that John might be a Daily Mail reader who supports Brexit – I don’t think he is, but sometimes it’s tricky to come down one side or the other..."

My Kind of Michael

Thursday, September 19th 2019

an evening of knockabout fun with a charming host that was warm and inclusive, but how frustrating that, with a just a little more work and attention to detail, we could have had so much more.

Edinburgh Fringe Some Acts coming to Norwich

Saturday, August 24th 2019

Rowan from The Playhouse went to spot for talent, see what she picked to come to The Playhouse

Al Murray - Pub Landlord

Monday, June 17th 2019

Al Murray - Pub Landlord

Monday, June 17th 2019

LOL Comedy - Ladies Night

Friday, March 8th 2019

LOL at the Rose Tavern- Ladies Night!

Lost Voice Guy

Wednesday, February 6th 2019

His opening salvo is a warning that if I don’t laugh at the disabled guy I will go to hell

Rich Hall

Monday, November 5th 2018

Britain On Film: Black Britain

Saturday, October 13th 2018

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Tuesday, October 2nd 2018

Sara Pascoe

Saturday, August 4th 2018