Hull, being a Northern port-city, is no stranger to comedy nor comedic talent itself. Witty-remarks and badinage are regular fixtures in the life of an average-Hullensian and this summer is no different as our fair city is set to welcome a wave of rib-tickling performers at Hull City Hall, Bonus Arena, and the wonderful Comedy Lounge. This article presents five of the best coming to Hull this summer.
Ricky Tomlinson at Comedy Lounge
Sunday 24 July 2022 at 19:00
One of Liverpool’s most famous sons, Ricky Tomlinson, will be performing at Hull’s much-loved Comedy Lounge this month. Famous for his roles as Bobby Grant in Brookside, DCI Charlie Wise in Cracker, and Jim Royle in the Royle Family, Tomlinson possess legendary status on the comedy circuit and has received much respect for his political activism across the years. In a show which also features Sam Harland and Big Lou, Ricky Tomlinson is guaranteed to bring the laughs and provide a night for the Hull-bound comedy history books.
Jimmy Carr at Hull City Hall
Thursday 14 July 2022 at 20:00
Jimmy Carr is set to bring his outrageously politically incorrect jokes and distinctive howl to Hull City Hall this summer in a rescheduled show titled Jimmy Carr – Terribly Funny. Hullensians can expect to witness a concoction of ‘terrible things’ from the comedian who has previously remarked, “[h]aving political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo.” A comedy legend, Carr has appeared a suite of television credits including eighteen series as presenter of 8 out of 10 Cats and a ten year stint as presenter of Channel 4’s Big Fat Quiz of the Year.
Kevin Bridges at Bonus Arena
Friday 12 to Sunday 14 August 2022
Hilarious Scotsman Kevin Bridges returns to Hull later this summer at the head of his new show The Overdue Catch-Up. Famous for his riotous take on human affairs, Kevin Bridges is an eighteen-year veteran of the comedy circuit and has previously broken box office records with his last two tours, A Whole Different Story (2015) and Brand New (2018) and has won awards from Ticketmaster and Ents24 for Fastest Selling Ticket of the Year.
Troy Hawke at the Comedy Lounge
Sunday 31 July 2022
(EVENING SHOW SOLD OUT)
Perhaps best described as a curiously hysterical gentleman, Troy Hawke is the latest incarnation of comedian Milo McCabe. A self-described ‘idiot savant’ (for the sane amongst us, this translates as a person of learning!), Hawke’s style of comedy, respectfully, immediately knocks one down with a feather—metaphorically speaking—before relieving one of their fits and giggles with an unmatched cut and thrust reinforced by a canny command of the English language. If you are looking for an alternative—but hilarious—comedy experience, then Troy Hawke’s gig at the Comedy Lounge is certainly for you.
Joe Pasquale at the Comedy Lounge
Sunday 28 August, 2022 at 19:00
Dubbed ‘the busiest man in show-business’, Joe Pasquale will delight Hull audiences in August with his helium voice and veteran comedy style. Having been crowned 2004’s King Of The Jungle on I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, Pasquale is revered for his thirty years of comedy experience; numerous, side-splitting, television appearances; and annual pantomime performances.