Comedy to see in 2024

Music Friday August 18, 2023 By: Harry Howes

There’s nothing quite like a good night out watching comedy. It allows us to switch off for an hour or two, enjoy heartwarming (and sometimes horrifying!) stories and, most of the time, try not to cry from laughing.

Well, if a stand-up show is what you’re after then you’re in for a treat. Next year, not one, not even two but three of the UK’s greatest ever comedians are hitting the road.

Peter Kay, Michael McIntyre and Romesh Ranganathan are all back on tour, with dates up and down the country, including at the O2 Arena.

Fancy joining us for a laugh? Here’s everything you need to know.

Peter Kay

Legendary Bolton comedian Peter Kay is finally back, almost 12 years after his record-breaking last tour. He’s been one of the country’s leading stand-ups for more than 26 years and is the creator and star of Channel 4’s That Peter Kay Thing and Phoenix Nights.

Kay first went on tour in 2002 and he followed up his debut with his second show, The Tour That Didn’t Tour Tour… Now On Tour, which broke the Guinness World Record for selling the most amount of tickets in history. Almost 1.2 million people saw the tour across 113 dates and Kay’s latest venture initially sold out as soon as it went on sale.

The new tour is titled Better Late Than Never and touches on nostalgia and early jobs, as well as family life and health issues, delivered in his usual honest and relatable style. Kay’s tour is already underway and he’s taking it to the biggest cities in the UK, with several dates to look forward to in London and Manchester.

The 50-year-old is set to become the first ever artist to put on a monthly residency at the O2, which gets underway in 2024, before concluding the tour the following year.

You can watch all of Kay’s O2 shows from the best seats in the house with our exclusive hospitality packages. Enjoy the best views of the stage in premium level 1 seats, as well as access to the VIP lounge and private bar.

Kay will also be finishing 2023 with several dates at the Manchester Arena. Fancy bringing your pals for an unforgettable night of laughter? You can take advantage of our private boxes, all stocked up with a gourmet buffet and complimentary drinks.

Michael McIntyre

Family favourite McIntyre is also back on the road, with four dates scheduled to take place at the O2 next spring.

The loveable stand-up first appeared on Live At The Apollo and he hasn’t looked back since. The BAFTA winner has been a judge on Britain’s Got Talent, as well as hosting Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and The Wheel.

He’s enjoyed remarkable success from previous tours, as more than 700,000 people attended Showtime in 2012. As well as that, he’s also previously sold out a record-breaking 28 shows at the O2.

McIntyre is embarking on his sixth stand-up tour with Macnificent, where fans can expect classic observational material as he brings everyday relatable topics to life on stage.

The show will tour the UK and Ireland, as well as travelling overseas to the likes of New York, Australia, New Zealand and Dubai.

The 47-year-old has pencilled in nights at the O2 on 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th April next year, with exclusive areas, private bars, luxurious suites and the best views in the building available with our hospitality packages.

Romesh Ranganathan

The fun doesn’t stop there because another much-loved comedian is flying into the O2 for two showstopping tour dates next year.

Ranganathan first joined the comedy circuit around 10 years ago while he was still working as a school teacher. Since then, he’s developed into one of the most successful comics in the country and has presented several of his own TV shows as well as becoming a regular panellist on A League Of Their Own.

Following sell-out tours and Netflix specials, Ranganathan is back to bring Hustle up and down the UK, including two nights in London on 24th and 25th May next year.

The show explores whether hustling is the key to success, looking at the good and bad sides of people and hilariously contemplating the benefits of charity.

If you’re excited to see Romesh back on the road again, enjoy his new show in style with Engage’s luxury hospitality packages

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