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16 comedy tours to get tickets for in 2022 including Joe Lycett, Alan Carr and Katherine Ryan

Jonny Yates March 18, 2022
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In 2022 there's plenty of big comedy tours to catch in the UK and Ireland.

In 2022 there's plenty of big comedy tours to catch in the UK and Ireland.

In 2022 there are some amazing comedy tours to catch across the UK and Ireland.

A night of live comedy is what many people need to lift their spirits after coronavirus restrictions halted live events.

Luckily there’s plenty of big name comics heading out on tours this year that you can get tickets for.

This includes LGBT+ talents like Hannah Gadsby, Alan Carr and Joe Lycett and standup favourites with Katherine Ryan and Bill Bailey touring in 2022.

Below we’ve put together a list of 16 comedy tours taking place throughout 2022 and how to get tickets.

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Joe Lycett

Joe Lycett will tour across the UK and Ireland with his More More More! Tour in 2022. (Ollie Millington/Getty Images)
Joe Lycett will tour across the UK and Ireland with his More More More! Tour in 2022. (Ollie Millington/Getty Images)

When: 11 March to 23 September

Tickets: See Tickets

Our favourite pansexual comedian will visit 34 venues with his new stand-up show, More, More, More! How Do You Lycett? How Do You Lycett? between March and September next year. He will headline some of his biggest shows to date, including two final nights at London’s Wembley Arena.

Alan Carr

Alan Carr will continue his Regional Trinket tour in 2022.
Alan Carr will continue his Regional Trinket tour in 2022. (BBC)

When: 7 January to 10 September

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Comedian-turned-Drag Race UK judge Alan Carr will continue his Regional Trinket tour in early 2022, with 75 dates planned across the UK and Ireland. Fans can expect his usual self-deprecating humour, quick one liners and pop culture references, from everything to Adele and RuPaul.

Trixie Mattel

Trixie Mattel in a doll's house
Trixie Mattel, skinny legend. (PH)

When: 24 April to 11 May

Tickets: Ticketmaster and ATG Tickets

Drag Race icon Trixie Mattel is bringing her brand new show, Grown Up to venues across the UK in 2022. The full length theatre tour will feature a four-piece band, live music and of course, stand-up comedy from the All Stars 3 winner.

Simon Amstell

Simon Amstell has added extra dats to his Spirit Hole Tour.

When: 5 May to 2 June

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Due to high demand, Simon Amstell has added additional dates to his Spirit Hole tour for 2022. It’s described as a “blissful, spiritual, sensational exploration of love, sex, shame, mushrooms and more”.

Hannah Gadsby

Hannah Gadsby will bring her Body of Work Tour to the London Palladium.
Hannah Gadsby will bring her Body of Work Tour to the UK in 2022. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Netflix)

When: 6-18 March

Tickets: Ticketmaster, ATG Tickets and LW Theatres

Hannah Gadsby will bring her Body of Work tour to the UK in 2022. She announced extra dates due to demand, writing on Twitter: “EUROPE AND UK! I will not choose sides. You are both my friends. I’m bringing my new show…BODY OF WORK…on a cheeky tour on both sides of the ex divide.”

Julian Clary

Gay comedian Julian Clary. (Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
Gay comedian Julian Clary. (Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

When: 23 March to 1 May

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Julian Clary will continue his Born to Mince tour in 2022. Described as an “outrageously camp show”, the comedian will bare his soul as never before, murder some well known songs and read a preview from his next memoir A Night At the Lubricant.

David Sedaris

When: 10 July to 1 August

Tickets: Ticketmaster

David Sedaris has been sharing his witty personal essays for decades, observantly writing about life’s moments, big and small. His autobiographical and self-deprecating humour covers his sexuality, family life, middle-class upbringing, drug use and obsessive behaviours.

He’ll bring his latest ‘An Evening With’ show to venues across the UK in 2022.

Katherine Ryan

Katherine Ryan is touring the UK in 2022.
Katherine Ryan is touring the UK in 2022. (Joseph Okpako/WireImage)

When: 20 January to 12 November

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Katherine Ryan is touring the UK in 2022 with her Missus Tour. She’ll headline more than 40 dates between January and May, with a tour inspired by her newly married status, having previously been determinedly single. It also takes place following the release of her Netflix sitcom The Duchess, which she wrote and starred in.

Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey is finishing up his UK tour in early 2022.
Bill Bailey is finishing up his UK tour in early 2022. (Matthew Baker/Getty Images)

When: until 28 May

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Following his triumphant win on Strictly Come Dancing in 2020, Bill Bailey announced a headline UK tour entitled, En Route to Normal. Following an arena tour in January 2022 he will take the show to smaller venues across the country throughout April and May.

Josh Widdicombe

Josh Widdicombe is touring with his new show Bit Much...
Josh Widdicombe is touring with his new show Bit Much… (Photo by Matthew Baker/Getty Images)

When: 1 February to 30 May

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Josh Widdicombe’s new tour Bit Much… kicks off in February 2022. After some postponing, the star of Channel 4’s The Last Leg will resume his standup show, which includes a headline date at the London Palladium.

Dara Ó Briain

Dara O Briain is bringing his new comedy tour to venues across the UK and Ireland.
Dara O Briain is bringing his new comedy tour to venues across the UK and Ireland. (Rob Ball/Redferns)

When: 1 March to 15 December

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Dara Ó Briain is touring across 2022 with his show So…Where Were We?. The Mock the Week presenter returns to the stage with “no intention of stopping, bring a huge, brand new (and aptly named) tour up and down the country as he gets back to his usual sidesplitting mischief”.

Romesh Ranganathan

Romesh Ranganathan is touring the UK in 2022.
Romesh Ranganathan is touring the UK in 2022. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/Redferns via Getty Images)

When: 4 January to 19 June

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Ranganathan returned with a brand new stand-up show, The Cynic’s Mixtape, in September 2019. He was touring the show until 2020’s coronavirus outbreak, but now he’ll resume the tour with more than 40 rescheduled dates planned for 2022.

Sarah Millican

When: 26 March to 13 December

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Sarah Millican is continuing her Bobby Dazzler tour in 2022. The comedian says she spent much of 2020 in lockdown writing jokes and as a result “got a bigger backside and the new standup show”. Fans can catch her in cities across the UK and Ireland, including a handful of arena dates.

Rhod Gilbert

When: 12 January to 5 May

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Due to demand, Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert has extended his latest tour into 2022, with more than 30 dates in total. He says: “Right, my Book Of John tour isn’t going to do itself, so it’s time I got back out on the road.”

“Seeing as most of the shows that were postponed are already sold out, I’m sticking in a load of extra UK dates,” he adds.

Chris Ramsey

Chris Ramsey's latest comedy tour is entitled 20/20.
Chris Ramsey’s latest comedy tour is entitled 20/20. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage)

When: 4 February to 22 May

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Chris Ramsey is returning to the stage with his brand new show 20/20. A number of dates have been rescheduled due to the pandemic, and he will now headline more than 50 shows in the UK and Ireland throughout next year. Plus he’s also touring alongside his wife and podcast co-host on the Shagged, Married, Annoyed live tour.

Adam Kay

Adam Kay has announced his This Is Going To Hurt... More UK arena tour for 2022.
Adam Kay has announced his This Is Going To Hurt… More UK arena tour for 2022. (Charlie Clift/PA)

When: 7-24 September

Tickets: Ticketmaster and See Tickets

Adam Kay has announced the This Is Going To Hurt… More arena tour for 2022.

The show will feature live comedy and brand new stories from his latest book, Undoctored.

It’s described as “his most honest and incisive yet” and sees him reflect “on what’s happened since hanging up his scrubs”.

He’ll share entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in the extended and updated version of the sold-out show.

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