There are a number of top comedians who are currently working on new material, possibly in preparation for a new tour in 2023. Others have already announced one. Here are some of the best comedians on tour in the UK in 2023.
Last Updated: 06/04/2023 at 10:00 am
Before a comedian embarks on a big tour, they first must test out the new material they have been working on to gauge what is working and what isn’t. The last thing they want is to go out on the first day of a nationwide tour and bomb on stage.
Throughout this year and for the rest of the year, there are a number of top comics who have been or will be working on intimate work-in-progress shows, which are exactly what they sound like - smaller shows that haven’t been advertised massively where the act will be testing out their new content in preparation for possibly a new tour.
There are also a few of those comedians who have already finished those shows and have announced a tour for 2023.
With that, we bring you some of the best comedians - mainly British but not all - rumoured to be or are confirmed to be touring in the UK next year.
And to get you more excited for any one of these acts, we’ve added a clip of each’s best joke from past shows.
Jack Whitehall - Confirmed
English comedian, actor, and writer Jack Whitehall has officially announced that he will be heading out on his huge new ‘Settle Down’ UK arena tour in June and July of 2023.
The London-born funny man, who has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry with his unique brand of humour, hasn't toured the UK since 2021.
He is set to hit the stage at the biggest arenas across the UK, such as First Direct Arena, OVO Hydro, AO Arena, Utilita Arena Birmingham and The O2 Arena between the 13th of June and 16th of July.
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Micky Flanagan - Confirmed
Micky Flanagan set new arena records at multiple venues during his last tour in 2017, “An’ Another Fing”. He sold 600,000 tickets throughout and played to a sold-out O2 crowd for 11 consecutive nights.
It’s safe to say he is one of the most in-demand comedians in Britain, and that is still true this year.
Flanagan started doing intimate work-in-progress shows throughout 2022, which led to the hopes of a new tour from the cockney comedian.
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Peter Kay - Currently Touring
Bolton's best hasn't been on tour for over 10 years, but he has finally announced an end to his hiatus with a brand new UK tour coming in late 2022/2023.
The 'Better Late Than Never' tour is a long tour with many dates that started in December 2022 and will run well into 2025!
He will also complete a historic O2 Arena residency, performing one night every month starting in December 2022 and ending in November 2023.
To date, his most recent tour was back in 2011, so to say the demand for his newly announced tour is quite possibly the highest a British comedian has ever had.
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Ricky Gervais - Confirmed
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Ricky Gervais confirmed he would be taking his newest tour 'Armageddon' on the road in 2023. He started by announcing shows in the US in late 2022, and has since moved on to revealing the shows in the UK.
After only showing off a handful of shows at smaller venues, Gervais has finally announced more dates at some of Britain's largest venues, including Leeds First Direct Arena and the Birmingham Utilita Arena.
He will be going to Leeds on 25th May, while the show in Birmingham will be on 4th September.
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Mo Gilligan - Confirmed
Mo Gilligan has confirmed that he will be hitting the road once again in 2023 to celebrate his 'The Black British Takeover Tour'.
The comedy star and three-time BAFTA award winner will be joined by a host of headline acts during his five-date winter tour.
It won't be a proper full-blown tour, but instead a short five-date run in five cities across the UK.
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Michael McIntyre - Confirmed
Michael McIntyre has been hard at work over the last few years to become a household name in Britain, as well as taking his talents worldwide.
Over the course of his career, McIntyre has accomplished many impressive feats, including having the fastest-selling UK stand-up DVD of all time in 2009 and being the highest-grossing stand-up comedian in the world in 2012.
McIntyre was given his first show with ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’. Now, he hosts the highly successful ‘Michael McIntyre’s Big Show’ on the BBC, as well as the game show ‘The Wheel’.
He has been on four tours in his career, with his last one, “Michael McIntyre’s Big World Tour’, playing 242 shows in 20 countries from 2017-2019.
He will now be adding to that tally as he recently announced his newest world tour 'Macnificent'.
The tour will see him play at 20 different arenas across the UK through 2023 and 2024, starting on 6th September 2023 and ending on 1st June 2024.
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One popular comedian who has already confirmed a tour is Romesh Ranganathan. The host of 'The Weakest Link' has announced he will be taking his 'Hustle' tour on the road... in 2024.
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If you're interested in watching comedians from across the pond, we recommend checking out Tom Segura. The American brings his "I'm Coming Everywhere" tour to Birmingham's Utilita Arena on 12th May 2023.
Segura is best known for his Netflix specials, of which he has four of them, as well as co-hosting the "Your Mom's House" podcast with his wife, fellow comedian Christina Pazsitzky.
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