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) 


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Tueday 2nd July 2024
Canalhouse -Nottingham

Elliot Steel: Work in Progress
Marked as 'One to Watch' by the Independent, Elliot Steel (co-host of hit podcast Btec Philosophers) is a rising talent on the UK's comedy circuit. Receiving critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his show ‘Love and Hate Speech’ in 2023, you won't want to miss this brand-new work in progress show. As seen on Comedy Central's Roast Battle and Live from the Comedy Store, and as heard on BBC Radio 1's Comedy Lounge and BBC Radio 4. Best Debut Show Nominee at Leicester Comedy Festival 2015.


Susie McCabe: Work in Progress
Susie McCabe (Best Scottish Headliner and Best Solo Show in the 2019 Scottish Comedy Awards, and fastest-selling Glasgow Comedy Festival act for three years running) returns with a hilarious work-in-progress show. Revel in McCabe’s raconteur style and razor-sharp punchlines in this hilarious show as she recounts the absurdities of her life; she’s a shambles and never far from disaster. Playing to ever-increasing sold-out shows, and as seen on Have I Got News For You and Frankie Boyle's New World Order, Susie is fast becoming one of the hottest tickets in the UK.

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Edinburgh Preview: Katie Mitchell: Wretched

Wednesday 3rd July 2024
Canalhouse -Nottingham

Anger. A transformation. Echos of blim. In the darkness, we yearn. We yearn for a very silly Gothic stand-up show, live scored with clarinet FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT. The monsters are thinly veiled metaphors, madness and shame are supporting characters, there is a RAT. Lightning cracks as you enter the surreal show from the creator of Ed Fringe sell-out She Festers.'

Best In Class Alumni 2023

“Very funny... a charismatic performer with a strongly individual look” Wee Review,
“Katie Mitchell is an example of everything comedy should be” Mark Dean Quinn,
“The face of modern alternative comedy” Blizzard Comedy


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Edinburgh Preview: 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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Tuesday 9th July 2024
Canalhouse -Nottingham

Seann Walsh: Work in Progress
Seann is still here. You are still here. This is torture. Let’s talk about it.


Peter Rethinasamy: Work in Progress

Born and raised in Belfast to a Malaysian father and Irish mother, Peter is a comedian with hard hitting, punchy jokes and hilarious tales about his family, girlfriend, and growing up in Northern Ireland. As seen on Comedy Central Live, BBC Northern Ireland's Blame Game, and winner of the London Comedy Store King Gong Competition, Peter has been supporting Russell Kane, Seann Walsh and Kevin Bridges on tour around the country. He also has his own podcast with fellow comedian and good friend Luke Craig "Luke and Pete talking sheet". Peter's acting credits include 'Ted Lasso', and Sky's upcoming Christmas feature 'Joy To The World' starring Timothy Spall & James Nesbitt.


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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 
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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Robin Morgan - The Spark

Wednesday 6th November 
Canalhouse -Nottingham

From Mock the Week, Robin’s previous shows have dealt with a proposal, marriage, kids and a vasectomy. So what’s next on the list? Divorce? No, not divorce. It’s about how to keep the spark alive. Not just in a marriage, but also in yourself?

Other performing and writing credits include: BBC’s What Just Happened?, Have I Got News For You?, The Weakest Link and Bake Off: The Professionals.

He's also become somewhat of a favourite on The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4), in an episode so popular that even the government complained about it.

‘Bloody funny” Chortle

‘belly-hurting chortles.’ ★★★★★ Mumble Comedy

Part of the 2024 Nottingham Comedy Festival

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Alfie Brown: Open Hearted Human Enquiry

Thursday 7th November 
Canalhouse -Nottingham

The award-winning comedian Alfie Brown is back with his first show since the fabric of his reality disintegrated. In this show Alfie separates his failures from his misfortunes and arrives at the conclusion that ‘life is beautiful’. Captivating and subversive stand-up from one of the very best in the country. 

Chortle Best Show Award Winner 2022

Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee 2022

‘The best thing I saw last year’ ★★★★★ Stewart Lee

'It's tricky to write 350 sensible words when you come out a show simply thinking 'Wow! F**k! Wow!' ★★★★★ The Scotsman

‘Quite simply the future of British stand-up’ ★★★★★ The List

Part of the 2024 Nottingham Comedy Festival

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Michael Akadiri: Trust Me, I'm a Daddy

Sunday 10th November 
Canalhouse - Nottingham

Award winning comedian and junior doctor Michael Akadiri brings his new show Trust Me I’m a Daddy on tour.

Get your mind out of the gutter – Not that sort of daddy!

He’s merely become a father. Michael has long juggled comedy & Medicine but now he’s thrown parenting into the mix too. Surely, something must give?!

Join him as he navigates the real-life obstacle course of childrearing, parenting under the ‘junior doctor gaze’ and ultimately the true sacrifices required of a father.

As seen on Comedy Central LIVE, ITVs Stand Up Sketch & Channel 4s Stand Up to Cancer. As heard on Capital Xtra’s Breakfast Show, BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends & Times Radio.

Part of the 2024 Nottingham Comedy Festival

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More shows will be announced soon...