Comedy in Cambridge May 2019

Wednesday 1 May – Saturday 4 May

Magnum
A sitcom on stage involving two girls who end up in weird and wonderful situations, and demonstrate the unbreakable power of female friendship. Cambridge ADC
£5-£9

Thursday 2 May

Big Deal Comedy
A mixed-bill night featuring up and coming comics
Novi
£5

Thursday 2 May

Custard Comedy – Bourn
Comedy in a tipi in the garden of a country gastro pub featuring Jenny Collier and Matt Price. Sounds fun.
The Willow Tree, Bourn
£10

Saturday 4 May

The Just Us League Present Marvelus
Sketch duo attempts to recreate all the Marvel movies in one hour.
Cambridge Junction
£10

Garry Starr is at Wine Gums Comedy Night on 4 May

Saturday 4 May

Wine Gums Comedy Night
Quality mixed bill night including Rich Wilson, Dave Green and Garry Starr.
CUCWinebar
£13-£15

Saturday 4 May

Jim Tavaré: Deadpan To Bedpan
In 2017 comedian, BAFTA award winner, Harry Potter actor and double bassist Jim Tavaré was involved in a near fatal head-on automobile collision in Los Angeles where he has resided since 2009. He lived to tell the tale….
Cambridge Junction
£15

Tuesday 7 May – Saturday 11 May

The Middle Child
The Middle Child centres on the nuclear family, playing off all the ridiculous tropes of family life, with characters that we all know, as well as some odd ones along the way.
Cambridge ADC
£5-£9

Wednesday 8 May

Stealing The Show Presents: Special Guests
Every month Stealing The Show Improv host a different guest improv troupe as well as well as turning audience suggestions into a criminal caper.
Thirsty
£4/£5

Wednesday 8 May – Saturday 11 May

Two Man Show
This was one of my favourite ever Edinburgh Fringe shows when I saw it performed by RashDash in 2016. Now two new women take on the roles, performing as two men. This is about masculinity, femininity, the patriarchy, language and electric guitars and music and dance and sex. Get ready for a loud, wonderful, raucous night of fun.
Cambridge ADC
£6-£10

The Horne Section

Wednesday 8 May

The Horne Section
Five outstanding musicians, one non-musical stand up, there’ll be comedy, songs, enthusiastic dancing and a lot of mucking about. A unique show from the hugely talented band and Alex Horne, the creator and co-host of The Bafta and Emmy nominated Taskmaster, which won Best Entertainment Show at last year’s Broadcast Awards.
Cambridge Corn Exchange
£28

Friday 10 May

Jesterlarf Comedy Club
Quality mixed bill night featuring Rich Wilson, Huge Davies and Mark Nelson.
Cambridge Junction
£13.50

Friday 10 May

Custard Comedy – Comberton
Great mixed bill featuring John Robertson, Ryan McDonnell and Jack Gleadow.
Comberton Sports & Arts, West Street, Comberton
£6-£8

Mark Steel

Saturday 11 May

Mark Steel: Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright
The star of Radio 4’s Mark Steel’s in Town, and newspaper columnist of the year is touring a show which is guaranteed to make the world seem even more mental than it is.
Cambridge Junction
£17

Tuesday 14 May – Saturday 18 May

Party Trick
Featuring sketches, stand-up routines and short-odd-musical numbers, from the perspectives of the politician to the table-lamp, the party never stops (at least until the hour’s up). A show made by freshers for everyone.
Cambridge ADC
£5-£9

Wednesday 15 May – Saturday 18 May

Market Magic
When Ali begins her new job at Magics Supermarket, something seems a little odd. One journey into the walk-in fridge later and she finds herself in a strangely new world. Selected by Alex Horne as the winner of the Footlights’ Harry Porter Prize 2019.
Cambridge ADC
£6-£10

Wednesday 15 May

Dom Mackie: Poor Life Choices
Even though he is in his early twenties, Dom Mackie has already made many stupid decisions in his life. From his awkward first date, to how he ended up on a BBC One game show, Dom can prove that (like his comedy career) we all make POOR LIFE CHOICES.
The Portland Arms
£5.83

Thursday 16 May

The Guilty Feminist
The Guilty Feminist podcast has become a comedy phenomenon with over 50 million downloads since it launched in late 2015. Comedian Deborah Frances-White and her guests explore the noble goals of 21st century feminists whilst confessing the insecurities, hypocrisies and paradoxes that undermine those goals.
Cambridge Corn Exchange
£18-£30

Friday 17 May

Custard Comedy – Eddington
A new venue for one of Cambridge’s best loved comedy nights. A top debut line-up features Markus Birdman, James Cook and Matt Rees.
Storey’s Field Centre Eddington Avenue
£10

Saturday 18 May

Croft & Pearce: Double Take
Stars of BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Croft & Pearce Show’ and ‘Sketchorama’, winners of the Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe Award, recipients of the official Edinburgh Fringe ‘Total Sell-Out Show’ laurel and WhatsOnLondon Comedy Award nominees 2017.
Cambridge Junction
£12.50

Spencer Jones

Sunday 19 May

Spencer Jones: The Things We Leave Behind – Preview
Star of BBC’s Mister Winner, The Mind of Herbert Clunkerdunk, and Upstart Crow returns to the live stage with a show about stuff he has found.
Cambridge Junction
£10

Monday 20 May

The Scummy Mummies Show – Edinburgh Preview
This show celebrates the scummier side of parenting, from drinking wine at teatime to hiding from the PTA. Bring your friends and make it a Mum’s (or Dad’s!) night out!
Cambridge Junction
£17

Tuesday 21 May

Paul Mayhew-Archer: Incurable Optimist
The debut stand-up hour from the multi award-winning co-writer of The Vicar of Dibley.
Cambridge Junction
£15.50

Wednesday 22 May – Thursday 23 May

Isambard & Jovan: Bicameral
A stand-up show of two halves about internet privacy, the nature of consciousness, and being a young brown boy in the early 2000s.
Cambridge ADC
£5-£8

Wednesday 22 May – Thursday 23 May

Bounce
Step inside the Bounce Studios for a fresh freshers’ sketch show set in a dance studio, brought to you by a team of twinkle-toed young comedians.
Cambridge ADC
£5-£8

Friday 24 May – Saturday 25 May

Lotte Hondebrink: None Taken
A stand up show from a Dutch Cambridge student from the Netherlands who promises to talk about hardcore feminism, concerns about present-day politics and the smoking pile of toxic waste she calls her ‘love life’.
Cambridge ADC
£5-£8

Friday 24 May – Saturday 25 May

Footdarks
Cambridge Footlights Hasan Al-Habib, Danny Baalbaki, and Patrick Sylla are three of the most highly rated comedians in the University comedy scene.  Cambridge ADC
£7-£9

Shapp Khorsandi
Shapp Khorsandi

Sunday 26 May

Shappi Khorsandi: Skittish Warrior…Confessions Of A Club Comic
A brand new show packed full of sharp-tongued gags and cultural observation, this is Shappi’s warts and all journey through the 90s comedy scene, to breaking through on telly and then letting it all slip away.
Cambridge Junction
£17

Sunday 26 May

Cambridge Fringe
A whole day of free comedy shows at four different Cambridge venues. There will be 40+ acts including Grainnge Maguire, Marlon Davis, Sara Barron and Glenn Moore.
Portland Arms, Boathouse, Waterman, Thirsty
FREE

Friday 31 May

Andrew Lawrence: Clean
Andrew Lawrence, star of Live at The Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow and UK comedy’s foremost contrarian takes a break from all the controversy in this new show. No politics. No religion. No smut. No swearing. Just great jokes and good clean fun.
Cambridge Junction
£15.50

Friday 31 May

The Portland Comedy Club
A mixed bill night with acts TBC
The Portland Arms
£6

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