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Comedy to Beat the January Blues

Perk up Blue Monday by booking tickets for a hilarious comedy show at Norwich Theatre.


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Let’s be frank it is dark outside, we all have that post-Christmas feeling, the weather, well, let’s face it, has been British, and it feels a long way off to our next holiday, so it is unsurprising that today [Mon 16 Jan] has been coined Blue Monday – the most depressing day of the year. 

However, you can beat the January blues with the power of laughter! Laughter is the best medicine, scientifically proven to release endorphins, lower stress levels and ease anxiety. Let us help you feel good this Blue Monday with amazing laugh out loud comedy shows to look forward to. 

She Go Looks Back At 2022 From Behind With Friends – 18 – 22 Jan | Playhouse 

Prepare for a lot of naughtiness, double entendre, single entendre, songs, poems and tales of She Go’s rather lurid love life. She Go promises to give the events of 2022 a ‘roit gorn oovuh’. She will be casting a withering eye over the news at the Council, Norwich City Football Club, the drought and the Beatles coming back into the news. 

Lucy Porter: Wake-Up Call – 26 Jan | Playhouse 

The show takes its inspiration from the unwanted Wake Up Calls we all receive in life. Like a good episode of Casualty, this show starts with a medical emergency and then expands to talk about anxiety, grief, love, loss, shame and regret, with a bit of sauciness thrown in for the dads. 

Lloyd Griffith: One Tonne of Fun – 7 Feb | Playhouse 

You may recognise Lloyd from shows such as Ted Lasso and 8 Out Of 10 Cats. He offers a unique bag of stand-up, dubious impressions and a sprinkling of his (incredible) singing. Expect a joke about hotel biscuits, a little quiz about rap and religion and impressions like the sound of sellotape being ripped. 

Paul Foot: Swan Power – 10 Feb | Playhouse 

Paul opens his beak and explores topics including a potential solution to the problem of online trolling, Eamonn Holmes and a full re-enaction of the 1997 film Titanic (severely abridged). Quintessential Paul Foot style, the delivery is so silly and joyous that even the darkness seems light. 

Garth Marenghi’s TerrorTome Book Tour – 14 Feb | Royal 

Garth Marenghi, Grand Archduke O’ Darkdom, returns from the darkness with a rare public appearance to mark the release of his long-lost multi-volume horror epic Garth Marenghi’s TerrorTome. 

The Mighty Kids Beatbox Show – 16 Feb | Playhouse 

Calling all kids aged 5 to 100! A sensational interactive show where the worlds of comedy and beatboxing collide with electrifying results. Expect a show packed with interactive jokes, silly billyness, beatboxing, and epic sounds created by you! Trust us, you will laugh through your pantaloons! 

Teechers Leavers ’22 – 21 – 22 Feb | Playhouse 

Hilarious, high energy, and full-blooded, Teechers Leavers ‘22 brings to life an array of terrifying teachers and hopeless pupils through the eyes of Salty, Gail and Hobby, three Year 11 students facing a scary world, armed only with imagination and a joy of theatre. 

Grace Campbell: A Show About Me(n) – 26 Feb | Playhouse 

Outrageously funny and no-holds-barred Grace Campbell’s A Show About Me(n) explores her complicated relationship with men. Throughout the show, Grace takes you on a story of how she let go of her need for male validation. 

Gary Meikle 2.5 – 17 Mar | Playhouse 

Award-winning comedian and viral sensation Gary Meikle brings his third tour show entitled 2.5 to the Playhouse. Gary draws material from his uproarious real-life experiences, from his perspective as a single parent and granddad, captivating his audiences with his relatable, anecdotal, and observational comedy. 

Zoe Lyons: Bald Ambition Tour – 22 Mar | Playhouse 

Zoe Lyons has kept herself busy in the last couple of years by having what can best be described as a monumental midlife crisis. It involved buying a sports car, having a brief marital separation and running a 100k ultra marathon which really didn’t end well. Thankfully, Zoe has been able to explore the funny side of all these twists and turns. 

Fin Taylor: Daddy Self-Care – 23 Mar | Playhouse 

The star of BBC’s Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News for You, and The Mash Report is back on the road with a brand new trunk of painfully funny stand-up for 2023. Sure, he’s now married with a kid, but that hasn’t made him any less naughty. If anything, it’s only made him hungrier. 

Nick Mohammed Presents the Very Best & Worst of Mr. Swallow – 14 May | Playhouse 

Double Emmy award-nominee and star of Ted Lasso Nick Mohammed takes his critically acclaimed alter ego Mr. Swallow on his first UK tour with a mix of new, old, very old and previously unusable material. Expect noise, maths, magic and the whole of Les Mis! 

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