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Take our Comedy Quiz & read our Comedy Quick Guide!

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Banish those wintery blues with some great big belly laughs!

Take our Comedy Quiz (below) and see which of our upcoming shows you’re matched to. Once you’ve done that, have a look at our Comedy Quick Guide to find out more about them. So if you like what you read, see them here, in a live intimate environment before they hit the big-time and embark on expensive arena tours!

“The UK has one of the most lively, thriving and creative comedy scenes and it’s all here under one roof at Warwick Arts Centre. We continue to celebrate our 40th anniversary year with the biggest comedy names in the business including Dara O Briain and Alan Carr alongside a host of our favorites returning such as David O’Doherty, Jo Caulfield and Stephen K Amos. Rising stars of stand-up include Lloyd Langford and a very special show with Josie Long, not to be missed! It’s all here – it’s all for you!”

Laura Elliot, Programme Manager

Comedy Quick Guide

John Shuttleworth Character act
Wed 28 Jan 7.30pm £17.50 (£15.50)

South Yorkshire’s synth star. A seaside, end-of-the-pier style entertainer from the good old days.
“His stand up is second to none, his timing is impeccable, and you can practically warm your hands on his good nature” The Guardian
For fans of: Frank Sidebottom, Reeves & Mortimer, Count Arthur Strong, David O’Doherty.
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Omid Djalili
Sat 31 Jan 8pm £24

A charming social commentator and all round entertainer.
“Right now, the Iranian Djalili is probably one of the most subversive, let alone funniest, comedians around” The Guardian
For fans of: Al Murray, Jack Dee, Stephen K Amos.
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Stewart Lee
Sat 7 Feb 8pm £22

Acerbic, self-referential stand-up from the alternative comedian’s alternative comedian.
“fiercely biting, yet he’s unafraid to also be gloriously childish” ★★★★ The Times
For fans of: Louis CK, Sean Lock, Josie Long, Simon Amstell, Frankie Boyle
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David O’Doherty
Sun 8 Feb 7.30pm £18 (£16)

Low-fi comedy and offbeat songs played on a miniature keyboard by this Perrier award winner.
“He carries on honing his reputation as a true original of the live scene” The Guardian
For fans of: Stewart Lee, Bill Bailey, Lee Mack.
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Al Murray character act
Thu 12 Feb 7.30pm £26.50

The Guv’nor celebrates twenty years of shouting and drinking with his new show, a bona-fide British institution.
“Deftly entertaining” ★★★★ The Times
For fans of: Micky Flanagan, Johnny Vegas, The Fast Show.
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Alun Cochrane
Wed 18 Feb 7.45pm £13

Cheerfully miserable stand-up done to perfection.
“A master storyteller, holding the audience before dropping an exploding but simple punchline…” Metro
For fans of: Stewart Lee, Mark Watson, Simon Munnery, Jon Richardson, Louis CK.
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Jimmy Carr
Sat 21 Feb 8pm & Fri 26 Jun 8pm £26

The sharp-suited king of the one-liner back with countless new jokes and no moral compass.
For fans of: Frankie Boyle, Sean Lock, Jason Manford.
Buy tickets here
Sat 21 Feb 2015 SOLD OUT

Stephen K Amos
Sun 22 Feb 7.30pm £18

The master of feel-good comedy.
“Uplifting stand-up from a charming performer” Time Out
For fans of: Omid Djalili, Andy Parsons.
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Mark Thomas
Fri 27 Feb 7.30pm £17

A political comic best know from The Mary Whitehouse Experience in the late 80s.
For fans of: Robert Newman, Stewart Lee, Josie Long.
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Lloyd Langford
Fri 27 Feb 7.45pm £13 (£11)

One of stand-up comedy’s best kept secrets, sharp and original and Welsh.
“Warm humour and witty one liners…. Just the right level of Welshness” The Mirror
For fans of: Rhod Gilbert, Greg Davies, Simon Amstell
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Andy Parsons
Sat 28 Feb 7.30pm £16

Satirist comedian best known for Mock The Week.
“His delivery multiplies the humour. Big laughs unloading both barrels at British political and public life” The Guardian
For fans of: Jason Manford, Kevin Bridges
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Jo Caulfield
Sun 1 Mar 7.45pm £15 (£13)

Razor sharp wit from this regular panelist on Mock the Week and Have I Got News For You and star of her own Radio 4 show.
“Many of the points Jo Caulfield makes about the human condition would have sociologists stroking their beards in admiration, but her audiences tend to be laughing too much to notice” The Times.
For fans of: Andy Parsons, Holly Walsh, Zoe Lyons
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Simon Amstell
Thu 5 Mar 7.30pm £22 (£19)

Deep neuroses and painful introspection from the critically acclaimed stand-up.
“Existential questions with belly laughs…Comedy is rarely as smart or adventurous as this” ★★★★ Chortle
For fans of: Dylan Moran, Mark Watson
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Dara O Briain
Thu 5 – Sat 7 Mar 8pm £22

Intelligent and absurd, this comedian is best known for hosting Mock The Week.
“If you want a comic who can hold an audience in the palm of his hand for two hours, here’s your man” The Times
For fans of: Jon Richardson, Ed Byrne, Phill Jupitus
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Josie Long (To celebrate International Women’s Day)
Sun 8 Mar 7.45pm £13

Hand made jokes and endless enthusiasm from the alternative superstar.
“An original and unflagging spirit, oozing enthusiasm and intellect… Long builds delightful comedy worlds” ★★★★★ The Times
For fans of: Stewart Lee, Bridget Christie, Robert Newman, Robin Ince
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Count Arthur Strong Character act
Sat 14 Mar 7.30pm £18.50

A former variety star who has malapropisms, memory loss and other similar problems. Based on the hit radio series Count Arthur Strong’s Radio Show!.
For fans of: Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, The Fast Show, Bottom.
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One Man Breaking Bad
Sat 14 Mar 8pm £19.50

Actor Miles Allen performs what‘s described as “a love letter” for Breaking Bad fans.
“Miles Allen is a supreme entertainer … he nail impressions of pretty much every character in the series … a high-tempo, laugh out loud, beautifully executed homage to one of the best TV shows of our generation” ★★★★★ What’s On Stage
For fans of: One Man Star Wars, Breaking bad
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