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Hull Comedy Fest and more in this week’s Hull events roundup | 8 – 21 Nov 2023

The Hull Comedy Festival is in full swing as we enter November proper this week, with its diverse lineup of stand-up acts, comedic shows, and lively performances. As the community revels in the spirit of humour, we also prepare to honour our heroes with the Hull Festival of Remembrance this Sunday.

There are plenty more events going on too, and even more outside of this article. Don’t forget to check out our events listings for all of them!

Hull Comedy Festival 2023: Hullarious Fringe at Pop-Up Venue, Fruit Market

Date and time: Wed 8 Nov 2023

The Hull Comedy Festival 2023 injects a dose of high spirits into the heart of Hull this autumn with its ‘Hullarious Fringe’ lineup. Now in its 17th iteration, the festival has become a staple of the city’s cultural calendar, showcasing an eclectic mix of comedians who will have audiences from all walks of life clutching their sides in laughter. From stand-up showcases to variety spectacles and performances by touring comedy maestros, this segment promises to be a cornerstone of the festival’s offerings from the 5th to the 19th of November.

Pete Firman: TrikTok at Hull Truck Theatre

Date and time: Wed 8 Nov 2023 @ 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Witness Pete Firman, one of the UK’s preeminent comedy magicians, as he brings his awe-inspiring show ‘TrikTok’ to Hull Truck Theatre. Boasting an impressive digital footprint with over 175 million views and numerous television features, Pete transitions from screen to stage, providing a rare chance for enthusiasts to experience the charm and dazzle of his live performance that has garnered critical acclaim nationwide.

Vincent Simone: Tango Passion at Hull Truck Theatre

Date and time: Thu 9 Nov 2023 @ 7:30pm – 9:10pm

Vincent Simone, the embodiment of Argentine Tango and a luminary of the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ pantheon, graces the stage once again with ‘Tango Passions’, his latest extravaganza. Joined by the illustrious Paula Duarte, the show promises an evening of seductive dance numbers, passionate performances, and a celebration of the storied dance form that continues to capture hearts across the globe.

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer: National Treasure Tour at Vox Box

Date and time: Thu 9 Nov 2023 @ 8:00pm – 10:15pm

Embark on a musical journey with Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer as he brings his ‘National Treasure Tour’ to Vox Box. Renowned for pioneering the Chap-Hop genre, Mr. B has become a global sensation, offering a delightful blend of classic British eccentricities with hip-hop’s rhythmic bravado. His performances are not just concerts but cultural forays into the whimsical and the gentlemanly.


Date and time: Fri 10 Nov 2023 @ 7:00pm

For Pink Floyd aficionados and neophytes alike, ‘The Australian Pink Floyd Show’ presents an unmissable tribute to the 50th anniversary of ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’. Known for their reverent homage to the legendary band, this ensemble brings a performance honed over 30 years to Connexin Live, promising a transcendental auditory experience as they perform the iconic album in its breathtaking entirety.

McFly Power to the Play Tour at Bridlington Spa

Date and time: Fri 10 Nov 2023 @ 7:00pm – 10:00pm

McFly sets the stage for a riveting performance at Bridlington Spa with their ‘Power to the Play Tour’. Embracing the raw essence of rock music, the band strips back to its roots, bringing an infectious energy that harks back to the very reasons they embarked on their musical journey. Expect an evening of nostalgia, new anthems, and an unadulterated celebration of McFly’s storied history and their indomitable spirit.

Ben Hart: Jadoo at Hull Truck Theatre

Date and time: Fri 10 Nov 2023 @ 7:30pm – 9:40pm

Ben Hart, a magician of international repute and a veteran of the West End, presents ‘Jadoo’, a performance steeped in mystique and enchantment at Hull Truck Theatre. Drawing inspiration from his sojourns in India, Ben moves beyond conventional sleight-of-hand to conjure up an experience steeped in wonder and the supernatural. Audiences can look forward to a performance that weaves together illusion and the search for truth.

The History of Hull Docks at Streetlife Museum

Date and Time: Sat 11 Nov 2023 @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Step back in time at the Streetlife Museum with Jamie Topliss-Yates, also known as the Hull History Nerd. Jamie will guide you through the remarkable evolution of Hull’s Docks from their monastic origins to the industrial revolution. This engaging talk will highlight the transformation of the River Hull and the creation of the city’s unique floating docks, offering insights into the city’s maritime heritage that shaped its global trade links.

The Broken Orchestra: Riparian at Hull Truck Theatre

Date and Time: Sat 11 Nov 2023 @ 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Witness a one-of-a-kind performance at Hull Truck Theatre that pays tribute to the relationship between people and the flowing waters of the river Hull. The Broken Orchestra, along with Sarah Johns’ ethereal vocals and a live ensemble, will present ‘Riparian’, a sonic journey that interprets the historical narratives and natural shifts of this watercourse that has cradled civilization through time.

The Emma Johnson Gravy Boat: Northern Flame at Hull Truck Theatre

Date and Time: Sat 11 Nov 2023 @ 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat is a project that embodies the indomitable spirit of the North. ‘Northern Flame’ is an album born out of the tenacity of northern women and landscapes, portrayed through evocative jazz compositions. Join Emma at Hull Truck Theatre for an evening that promises to be as empowering as it is musically enriching.

Masquerade Ball at The Manor Rooms

Date and Time: Sat 11 Nov 2023 @ 7:00pm – 11:55pm

The Manor Rooms transform into a mysterious and glamorous world for the Masquerade Ball supporting Daisy Appeal. Come adorned in your most splendid attire and don a mask to enjoy an evening that promises elegance, intrigue, and entertainment with a sumptuous dinner, dancing, and playful casino games.

Bridget Christie: Who am I? at Hull Truck Theatre

Date and Time: Sat 11 Nov 2023 @ 7:30pm – 9:50pm

Join Bridget Christie at Hull Truck Theatre as she humorously wrestles with life’s absurdities in ‘Who am I?’. With her sharp wit, Bridget will unravel the idiosyncrasies of middle age, womanhood, and the oddities of modern life, delivering a performance that is as thought-provoking as it is hilarious.

Comedy Extravaganza: Jed Salisbury & Steve Rimmer at Comedy Lounge

Date and Time: Sun 12 Nov 2023 @ 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Prepare for a laughter-fueled evening at Comedy Lounge where Jed Salisbury and Steve Rimmer bring a dual act of hilarity. This special event, part of the Hull Comedy Festival, promises a medley of comedic styles sure to delight and entertain.

The Drifters at Hull City Hall

Date and Time: Mon 13 Nov 2023 @ 7:30pm

The legendary Drifters return to Hull City Hall with their timeless classics. Experience the iconic sounds that earned them a place in the Rock & Roll of Fame and enjoy a night of nostalgic hits that continue to resonate with fans across generations.

Light switch-ons, Santa Parades and more in next week’s Hull events roundup | 15 – 21 Nov 2023

It’s a busy week as Hull and East Yorkshire make preparations for the Christmas season! Hull’s Christmas Lights switch-on finally takes place on Thursday, and the Santa Arrival Parade will bring the big man in red himself into our city on Sunday.

There are plenty more events going on too, and even more outside of this article. Don’t forget to check out our events listings for all of them!

Sh**ged. Married. Annoyed. Live With Chris And Rosie Ramsey at Connexin Live

Date and time: Wed 15 and Thur 16 Nov 2023 @ 6:30pm

Chris and Rosie Ramsey, the dynamic podcasting duo, bring their real-life hilarity straight from their living room to Connexin Live. Known for their hit podcast ‘Shagged. Married. Annoyed.’, they’ve amassed a dedicated following keen on their brutally honest and humorous take on life, relationships, and the chaos of parenting. This show promises a live rendition of their popular banter that will leave the audience in stitches.

Sinatra: RAW at Junction Goole

Date and time: Wed 15 Nov 2023 @ 7:30pm – 9:30pm

‘Sinatra: RAW’ presents the legendary Frank Sinatra in a rare, raw form, portraying the icon’s vulnerability amidst his looming retirement. Richard Shelton’s masterful performance is expected to bring the house down with Sinatra’s well-loved classics, mixed with a narrative that shows the man behind the fame. It’s a must-see for fans and a revealing window into the world of one of the greatest entertainers of the 20th century.

Christmas Lights Switch-On at Queen Victoria Square

Date and time: Thu 16 Nov 2023 @ 5:00pm

Get into the festive spirit with Hull’s annual Christmas Lights switch-on. This much-anticipated event is set to light up Queen Victoria Square with holiday cheer. The switch-on ceremony will feature special guests and performers, ensuring a magical evening for families and friends alike as Hull twinkles into the festive season.

Home Educators’ Day – Holderness Heroes at The Deep

Date and time: Fri 17 Nov 2023 @ 10:00am – 6:00pm

Dive into The Deep’s special Home Educators’ Day dedicated to exploring the Holderness Heroes of the deep blue. Interactive workshops promise to engage children in a hands-on learning experience about marine life, coastal geography, and conservation. It’s an educational and fun day out for home-schooled children of all ages.

Burlesque at Connexin Arena Featuring The Hull Monty

Date and time: Fri 17 Nov 2023 @ 6:00pm – 12:00am

A dazzling night of dance and decadence awaits at the Connexin Arena with a Burlesque show featuring The Hull Monty. Prepare for an evening of entertainment and charity as the event supports Dove House Hospice, blending sophisticated burlesque routines with the comedic charm of The Hull Monty performers.

The Nutcracker at Connexin Live

Date and time: Sat 18 Nov 2023 @ 2:30pm

The timeless holiday classic, The Nutcracker, graces the stage at Connexin Live, inviting audiences to a magical world of dancing snowflakes, sweets, and enchanting music. This ballet is a seasonal favorite that continues to captivate with its fairy-tale charm and unforgettable score.

The Lightbulb Princess at Junction Goole

Date and time: Sat 18 Nov 2023 @ 2:00pm – 3:00pm

The festive season faces a blackout, and only The Lightbulb Princess can save it! This electrifying performance combines science, adventure, and song. Tutti Frutti Productions have crafted a show that’s perfect for the whole family, illuminating the science of electricity in an entertaining and educational light.

Santa Arrival Parade in Hull City Centre

Date and time: Sun 19 Nov 2023 @ 11:15am

Join the festive fun as Santa Claus parades through Hull City Centre, marking the official start of the holiday season. The parade, featuring a host of characters, is sure to bring joy and excitement to kids and those young at heart.

Talk: The Vikings by Andy Hunting at Hull Guildhall

Date and time: Tue 21 Nov 2023 @ 7:30am – 8:30pm

Step back in time with Andy Hunting as he presents an engaging talk on the Vikings at Hull Guildhall. Delve into the lives of these formidable seafarers, their expeditions, and legacies that still fascinate us today. This informative session promises to enrich your knowledge about these legendary warriors and explorers.

Visit our events directory here for all the info and details about these events and more. Some events may also be sourced from other locations, including Hull Theatres and Visit Hull. Enjoy a fantastic week in Hull and East Yorkshire!

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