Tour & Solo Shows

Not just home to the Canalhouse Comedy Nights and the Nottingham Comedy Festival. The Canalhouse also hosts many live comedy tour shows throughout the year.  

(tour shows are added regularly) 


Josh Jones: Gobsmacked

Friday 1st March 2024

Canalhouse -Nottingham

Brand-new show from everyone's favourite gobby Manc Princess and Edinburgh Comedy Awards' Best Newcomer nominee.

Josh's recent TV appearances include The Jonathan Ross Show (ITV), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Ch4), Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (Dave), Dating No Filter (Sky), Comedy Central's Guessable, Rhod Gilbert's Growing Pains and Comedy Central Live. Co-host on Dave's Hard Sell with Darren Harriott and hit podcast Chatting with Cherubs.

Featured on The Independent's Best Jokes of the Festival 2022.

'Must-see act' Rolling Stone
British Comedy Guide Recommended
'Hilarious' ★★★★
'Josh is purely about entertaining' ★★★★ One4Review
'cheeky, charming and full of filter and no time for filler' ★★★★


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Sam Lake: Aspiring DILF

Tuesday 12th March 2024

Canalhouse -Nottingham

With the rise of formerly beloved male celebs turning into ‘anti-woke’, ‘why aren’t men men anymore?’ toxic commentators on low-quality news outlets and podcasts, Sam has become scared of the man he may become in the future. So to combat this fragile masculinity, he’s embarking on a mission to ensure he becomes what he believes to be the last respectable form of a man, the Daddy. Following on from his acclaimed debut hour last year, Sam presents a show about the positive role models in his life that taught him to be a good guy. Who in his life has that BDE (Big Daddy energy)? Is it Claire, the office manager & Sam’s bestie? Join him on his journey to Daddy-dom, as he chats about Furbies, Butlins & scandalous interactions with a rugby team.

★★★★★ Edfringe Review ‘An hour of refreshing witticisms, anecdotes and side-splitting one-liners that will make you wish you were best friends with Sam himself’
★★★★ Broadway Baby ‘Roaring with laughter’
★★★★ Fringe Queer ‘Killer punchlines that have the audience howling’

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Ria Lina - Riawakening

Wednesday 17th April 2024

Canalhouse -Nottingham

In the aftermath of a global pandemic, comedian and scientist, Ria Lina has had a Riawakening and sees the world differently. In this, her highly anticipated debut tour, Ria tackles the issues of coming out of a global pandemic, the new normal, divorce, dating in a new digital world, motherhood and what it really means to be a woman today.

Fearless, provocative, and very funny, Ria Lina is the only Filipina comedian in British stand-up and a hugely admired talent in the comedy industry. 

Her extensive list of credits includes Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You?, Mock the Week, Lovestruck High, Richard Hammond’s Brain Reaction, Richard Osman’s House of Games, The Last Leg and Celebrity Mastermind.


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Daniel Foxx: Villain

Tuesday 23rd April 2024

Canalhouse -Nottingham

What’s a little evil amongst friends? Fresh from a complete sell-out extended run at the Edinburgh Fringe, award-winning gossip and TikTok starlet Daniel Foxx delivers a sensational show about childhood, Tilda Swinton and bullying (but in a chic way).

With his trademark wit and grandmother's pearls, he's taking us back to the 2000s, when the Special K diet was all the rage and the only queer representation was Jafar.

As seen on BBC One, BBC Three, Comedy Central UK and on Instagram and TikTok. Tour support for Josh Widdicombe, Rosie Jones, Sofie Hagen and Judi Love.

Nominated for the NextUp BIGGEST Award in Comedy at Edinburgh Fringe 2023, officially recommended by British Comedy Guide and featured in Dave’s Top Ten Jokes of the Fringe 2023.


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Mike Rice

Wednesday 1st May 2024

Irish farmer's son, and general Nasty Character Mike Rice is one of Ireland and the UK’s fastest rising comedy stars. Having started comedy in 2015 Mike has amassed a large online following from podcast and stand up clips, regularly getting millions of views on various platforms.
As well as co-hosting Mike & Vittorio’s Guide to Parenting with Vittorio Angelone, and Big Mike and The Chief with Rob Moriarty, Mike has appeared multiple times on smash hit podcast Have a Word, and released his first comedy special in October 2023.

After multiple sold out Edinburgh runs, Mike brings his brand new show on his first ever UK and Ireland Tour. An unholy mix of the poetic and the crass, if you like dark, wild and silly comedy this show is for you.

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Eleanor Conway: Talk Dirty To Me

Thursday 9th May 2024

Canalhouse -Nottingham

With over 250k followers on social media and over 150 million views this award-winning stand-up is back with a sex positive, high energy banger. In a world where women in heterosexual relationships still do the bulk of housework and childcare yet orgasm the least during sex - Conway asks are we really that far along in the fight for gender equality? Who really benefits from marriage and babies? And how can straight women finally negotiate equal pleasure in the bedroom? As seen in Guardian, BBC Woman's Hour, Sunday Times, Stylist, BBC 4 Extra, Sunday Mirror... She has been banned from Tinder for life. 

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Jake Lambert: The Sunshine Kid

Tuesday 21st May 2024

Canalhouse -Nottingham

Jake Lambert is going on his first national tour. Described as "A joke machine" by The Telegraph, the show will see the comedian talk about trying to navigate his way through everyday life, why he has a fear of being normal, and asking why we all feel the need to ask strangers what breed their dogs are.

It seems the perfect time for his first tour too; his online videos have gained over 150million views, he has been supporting Michael McIntyre on his worldwide tour and he will be appearing on the next series of Live at the Apollo.

★★★★★ "...pure brilliance from start to finish" - London Theatre 1
★★★★★ “An absolute must-see” - RGM
★★★★- "A joke machine" - The Telegraph
★★★★ "A great storyteller" - The Arts Desk
★★★★ "Winningly self-deprecating" – Chortle
★★★★ “All the ingredients are there to make Jake Lambert a household name” - ITalkTelly
★★★★ "Catalyses laughter that cannot be contained" - Fest Magazine

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Jon Pearson: What Have You Been Up To?

Wednesday 3rd July 2024

Canalhouse -Nottingham

Jon Pearson is going on first first UK Tour, and he’s doing it as always by the seat of his pants. Bringing his Leicester Comedy Festival Best Show winning show to a venue near you, Jon is asking yet again What Have You Been Up To? Each night will be unique as Jon weaves comedy gold from what feels like thin air just by talking to you, the audience."


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Hayley Ellis

Thursday 12th September 2024
Canalhouse -Nottingham

After the sell-out success of her “The Invisible Mam” show in 2022, Hayley Ellis is back with a brand new show for “Hayley’s Comic”

It's a show full of silly stories, observations and audience interactions. Including body confidence when ageing, family holidays, and dinosaurs. 

As seen as Tour support for Sarah Millican, Jason Manford, Ellie Taylor and John Bishop

Brilliantly funny and a joy to watch  -  Sarah Millican
Sharp, clever and very funny  -  The Sunday Post
An original and very funny lady  -  Funny Women

Recommended age 18+

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Travis Jay

Wednesday 18th September 2024
Canalhouse -Nottingham

Following his sell-out show at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre, his Run at Soho Theatre and a critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut in 2019, Travis Jay brings his brand-new show ’Travesty’ on his debut TOUR.

26 Dates up and down the country! Expect Belly Laughs! Travis Jay is a seasoned performer and this show guarantees to be hilarious!


Going from strength to strength, Travis has had a busy few years writing for the revival of the classic hit show Spitting Image (BritBox) with recent TV appearances including Black, British and Funny (Channel 4), The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2), Late Night Mash (Dave), Drunk History (Comedy Central) and The Artists (Channel 4). He is the creator and co-presenter of the popular weekly boxing podcast Undefeated, with fellow comedian KG tha Comedian. Travis was nominated for The Leicester Mercury Comedian of the year in 2016.

Travis has supported Dave Chappelle on his Sticks & Stones London tour and Britain's Got Talent Golden Buzzer winner Kojo Anim on his nationwide Taxi tour, as well as performing alongside Katherine Ryan, Jon Richardson, Rob Delaney and Russell Howard. In 2018 Travis was filmed while performing alongside Dave Chappelle as part of the production Dave Chappelle and Friends directed by Stan Lathan, with the year before closing the year out performing to a sold out crowd at the famous West End Palladium Theatre as part of the U Got Jokes comedy show, with his performance receiving particularly high acclaim.

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Carl Hutchinson: Today Years Old

Sunday 29th September 2024
Canalhouse -Nottingham

What has quickly became an annual tradition. Carl is back for a third consecutive back-to-back tour. His storytelling skills & ability to hold an audience is second to none. Rich in observations and exaggerated physical  comedy, a night out with this Geordie is guaranteed to have you belly laughing from start to finish. 


Audience reviews:

***** “The most relatable comic ever, great vibes” 

***** “There are some topics that shouldn’t be funny, but the way they’re told and put together is just brilliant”

***** “Just so, so funny”

Recommended age 16+

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2024 Nottingham Comedy Festival Shows

Laura Lexx: Slinky

Sunday 3rd November 2024
Canalhouse -Nottingham

Join multi award winning stand up star and viral sensation Laura Lexx (Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, Hypothetical, The Now Show) with her highly anticipated UK tour: Slinky.
Firmly established as one of the most sought after headliners on the UK and international comedy circuits.. This show is effortlessly heartwarming, hilarious about motherhood, and fearless with the
front row.

As seen on: Mock The Week, Live at The Apollo (BBC), Hypothetical (DAVE) Pointless Celebrities (BBC) Roast Battle (Comedy Central) The Comedy Club (BBC Radio 4 Extra) Have I Got News For You.

WINNER: Best MC (Comics Comic Award) Comedians Choice Awards (2018 & 2019) & Best
Compere (Chortle awards) Best Show (Amused Moose Awards)

Part of the 2024 Nottingham Comedy Festival

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Alfie Brown: Open Hearted Human Enquiry

Thursday 7th November 2024

Canalhouse -Nottingham

The award-winning comedian, Alfie Brown, is back. 

A deeply funny and powerful exploration of redemption (with jokes!) and what it means to be good in a bad world. 

Do not miss this chance to see one of the country's best stand-ups perform his highly anticipated new show.


'the best thing I saw last year...' Stewart Lee

Part of the 2024 Nottingham Comedy Festival

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More shows will be announced soon...