There is an incredible comedy line-up coming to Oxfordshire in 2024! Here are our top picks!

  1. 1)Oxfordshire Mind Comedy Gala, Sat 13 Jan, Oxford Playhouse. Oxfordshire Mind & Jericho Comedy is back for another epic comedy gala. The line-up includes: Chelsea Birkby, Adam Kay, Ed Patrick, Celya Ab, Huge Davis and MC Alex Farrow. BOOK HERE
Jericho Comedy’s own Alex Farrow and Harry Househam

2) Miles Jupp: On I Bang, Oxford Playhouse, Tue 16 Jan. Since his last tour at The London Palladium, one sunny day in the middle of all this, he suddenly suffered a brain seizure. The experience has left him with a story to tell and a few things that he’d like to share with the room – a tale about surprise, fear, luck, love and qualified medical practitioners. 16+. BOOK HERE

Miles Jupp

3) Connor Burns: Vertigo is at North Wall, Oxford on January 26. Hilarious, relatable and a bit rude in places READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH HIM HERE, Connor’s quick wit entwined with his sharp material has seen him become one of Scotland’s fastest rising comedy stars.Book at

Connor Burns VERTIGO

4) COMEDY AT LOCK 29, Banbury, Jan 29. Comedians Lloyd Griffith, Stella Graham, and Ryan Mold are supported by Nathan Caton & Fiona Allen, so turn up and enjoy lashings of Tap Social’s very own craft beer and Lock29 street food. Presented by Tap Social and Atic Banbury. BOOK HERE

5) Fascinating Aïda: The 40th Anniversary Show! Oxford Playhouse, Tue 30 Jan – Thu 1 Feb. Dillie, Liza and Adèle, Britain’s raciest and sassiest musical cabaret trio, present their brand-new show for their huge cult following. BOOK HERE

6) Omid Djalili and Friends Feb 6, The Theatre Chipping Norton. Having just wrapped up a sold-out national tour across the length and breadth of the UK, Omid’s legendary stand-up performances are a captivating comedy masterclass whose support acts include Jacob Hawley and Dinesh Nathan. BOOK HERE

Omid Djalili

7) Matt Forde: Inside No 10. The Theatre Chipping Norton. Feb 16. The host of hit political podcast ‘The Political Party’, explores the dark comedy horror that is British politics, ahead of the next election. Plus silly voices. BOOK HERE

8) Comedy Club 4 Kids, Oxford Playhouse, Mon 12 & Tue 13 Feb – the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit for an audience of children and their families… without the rude bits! It’s just like a normal comedy club, but for kids, in the day time! BOOK HERE

9) Alfie Moore: A Face For Radio, The Theatre Chipping Norton, Feb 23 BOOK HERE and Oxford Playhouse on Fri 13 Sept BOOK HERE – The true story of ‘Fair Cop’ Alfie’s big plan to transition from the BBC radio waves to TV star. Can it be done? Or has Father Time decided that his time had passed?

A Face for Radio (Credit Tony Briggs)

10) Matt Richardson’s Laughing Ox Comedy Club, Cornerstone Didcot, Friday 23 February returns with Andrew Bird, newcomer Dinesh Nathan and Hal Cruttenden – a fantastic show to get the winter blues shifted on BOOK HERE

11) Daliso Chaponda: Feed This Black Man Again, The North Wall, Feb 24. The widely-loved comic revisits the themes of his ancient debut show Feed This Black Man with the considerably enhanced comic talents that two decades’ experience brings you. Along the way he’ll examine the huge differences between the way you think life will be at 20 and the reality. 14+ BOOK HERE

Daliso Chaponda

12) Ivo Graham: Organised Fun, Oxford Playhouse, Tuesday 27 FebIvo ropes his audience into more chaos against the clock. Expect quizzes, tangents, and fluster 14+. BOOK HERE

Ivo Graham

13) The Scummy Mummies Greatest Hits, The Theatre Chipping Norton, Feb 28-29. Join Ellie and Helen as they celebrate ten years of scumminess! For a decade now, the Scummy Mummies have been touring their hit comedy show to sold-out audiences around the country. Now they’re bringing all their most-loved songs, sketches, and stand-up together for a night that will make you laugh till you wee. BOOK HERE

14) Tom Houghton: It’s not Ideal‘, Oxford’s Glee Club on February 29. Our new favourite posh boy’s READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH HIM HERE new show is about moving on and reinventing yourself. BOOK HERE

Tom Houghton

15) Stewart Lee: Basic Lee, Oxford Playhouse, Wed 6 – Fri 8 March. After a decade of ground-breaking high concept shows involving overarched interlinked narratives, massive sets and enormous comedy props, here is the Oxford Playhouse favourite’s post-pandemic era in streamlined solo stand-up mode. 16+. BOOK HERE

16) Mark Watson: Search, The Theatre Chipping Norton. March 7. The Taskmaster star and multiple award-winner – now also famous as one-third of YouTube cult sensation No More Jockeys – returns and he’s searching for meaning, with or without Google. There’ll be a lot of jokes, and a show that’s different every night! BOOK HERE

17) Laugh Out Proud Comedy Club, Didcot Cornerstone, Friday 8 March – a new line-up of the best and most hilarious LGBTQIA+ comedians on the comedy circuit. Featuring the stand-up delights of Charlie George, and Sharon Wanjohi all held together by MC and cabaret comedy goddess Ada Campe BOOK HERE

18) Caroline Quentin – The Plot So Far, Oxford Playhouse, Sat 9 March. An evening devoted to horticultural hilarity, love and the therapeutic power of tending the soil beneath our feet.Expect singing, dancing and showing off as Caroline’s tales, told to presenter Maria McErlane, bloom on stage! BOOK HERE

19) Jo Caulfield’s Here Comes Trouble, Didcot Cornerstone on Saturday 16 March BOOK HERE and Chippy on May 19 BOOK HERE – audiences can expect razor-sharp observations and scandalous one-liners as Jo gets her claws into everything and everyone. 

Jo Caulfield

20) Dom Joly’s Conspiracy Tourist Tour, Oxford Playhouse, March 18. Off travelling the globe again, the Cotswold local has been looking into some of the strangest and weirdest conspiracy theories in existence. His rather unique theatre tour therefore provides a hilarious, fascinating, and slightly anarchic guide to the wacky world of conspiracies. 16+ BOOK HERE

21) Lucy Beaumont: The Trouble and Strife! Oxford Playhouse, Thu 28 March – letting loose on her roller coaster world, life through the Beaumont lens is more surreal than you could ever imagine. BOOK HERE

Lucy Beaumont

22) Al Murray: Guv island: Fri 29 March, New Theatre Oxford – Standing up so you don’t have to take it lying it down anymore, the Pub Landlord is back to make sense of the questions you probably already had the answers to. BOOK HERE

23) Rosie Holts That’s Politainment. Didcot’s Cornerstone on Thurday 11 April BOOK HERE and May 31 at The Theatre Chipping Norton BOOK HERE her hugely successful Fringe favourite tight ropes the thin line between politics and entertainment.

Rosie Holt

24) Tom Davis: Underdog: Sat 13 April, New Theatre, Oxford – Embarking on his biggest tour to date exploring life as the longshot, from leaving school with no qualifications to years working on building sites, all the way to the difficult road to fatherhood, acting in blockbuster films and yet still being told he’s punching by a waiter. BOOK HERE

25) Ashley Blaker, Didcot’s Cornerstone, Saturday 20 April – known as the star of BBC Radio 4’s 6.5 Children, his hilarious stand-up show is based on his best-selling book. Explore the challenges and joys of raising children with special needs. BOOK HERE

Ashley Blaker

26) Tom Allen: Completely: Fri 3 May, New Theatre, Oxford – he has finally moved out of his parents’ house, which has been great news for him, as he’s eager to share his life updates, get your opinions on his vegetable patch and delve into the protocol of inviting friends with children for dinner, complete with his signature acerbic wit and riotous storytelling. BOOK HERE

27) Griff Rhys Jones: The Cat’s Pyjamas, Oxford Playhouse, Tue 7 May BOOK HERE and The Theatre Chipping Norton May 23 BOOK HERE – back on the road with this much-anticipated brand new stand-up tour, join him as he shares more funny observations and comic stories.

28) Julian Clary – A Fistful of Clary: Wed 15 May – needs no introduction! Expect smut, jokes and innuendoes aplenty as he he saddles up and heads out on his Western-themed tour. BOOK HERE

29) Sarah Millican: Late Bloomer, New Theatre Oxford, Sat 18-19 May. When Sarah Millican was a bairn, she wouldn’t say boo to a goose. Quiet at school, not many friends, no boobs til she was 16. Now the award-winning comedian is loud, with good friends, a cracking rack and goose booing all over the shop. She explores how one became the other. Plus, lots of stuff about dinners and lady gardens…… BOOK HERE

30) Punt and Dennis, Oxford Playhouse, Sat 25 May. Back on tour for the first time in 10 years, older but not really much wiser, they are returning to what they do best. But what have they learned, what wisdom has experience taught them? And have they learned any new jokes? BOOK HERE

Punt and Dennis

31) Pete Firman: TrikTok, The Theatre Chipping Norton, July 6. With over 250 million online views and countless TV appearances under his belt, Pete is firmly established as the UK’s top comedy magician. Expect an evening of jaw-dropping magic, laugh-out-loud comedy and the chance to see his critically-acclaimed magical skills in the flesh. BOOK HERE

Pete Firman

32) Kiri Pritchard-Mclean: Peacock. The Theatre Chipping Norton July 25 BOOK HERE and North Wall on October 30 BOOK HERE : Back with a brand new tour, her funniest and most personal to date, prepare for a joyous and uplifting show. Expect sequins, social commentary, and massive laughs. 15+

Kiri Pritchard

33) Ed Byrne: Tragedy Plus Time, The North Wall, October 12. From the quote attributed to Mark Twain, this hit show tests that formula by mining the most tragic event in his life for laughs. BOOK HERE

Ed Byrne

34) Mo Gilligan, New Theatre Oxford, Thurs 12 Sept – Hot off the back of his second stint hosting The BRIT Awards, Mo is one of the UK’s biggest comedy stars, achieving phenomenal success in just a few short years. Catch him in Oxford. BOOK HERE

35) John Bishop: Back At It: Thu 14 Nov – Fri 15 Nov, New Theatre Oxford. After two years spent TV presenting, stage acting, podcast hosting, dog walking and decorating the spare room, John is getting back to the thing he loves most; standing on stage and making people laugh. Join him. BOOK HERE

36) Paddy McGuinness: Nearly There: Oxford New Theatre, Sun 24 Nov. One of the country’s best-loved and most popular comedians Paddy McGuinness has today announced a major UK tour, his first since 2016, and Paddy is raring to get back to where he belongs – on stage, making people laugh, with his hotly anticipated show. BOOK HERE