With northern charm on tap, Justin Moorhouse comes in at seven in my recommendations for comedians currently on tour.
His material is instantly relatable, almost as though you’re having a laugh with him down the pub. However, his execution is what sets him apart. Once the laughter starts he rolls with it expertly, adding jokes to the anecdote to create the belly laughs.
There’s always a dig at someone from the Mancunian, but his friendly tone makes it impossible to be offended. No one’s ever been fat shamed by a teddy bear, and Justin is just a teddy bear.
His new show was performed at the Edinburgh fringe and with the 46 year-old well versed in touring, as well as numerous appearances on TV, tickets offer excellent value.
Check out his dates here, with shows running up to February.
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Next in the countdown is Sam Simmons. He’s possibly the silliest comedian currently touring. The Australian’s material is refreshing however, very different from mainstream stand up but despite this he’ s popped up on several TV shows including 8 out of 10 cats and Room 101.
If you like your jokes to have structure and make sense then maybe Simmons isn’t for you. He appeals to anyone with a childish sense of humour, the type of things that adults shouldn’t be laughing at.
He stretches the tools available to a stand up comedian, making novel use of props, clipboards and voiceovers. He also exploits his physical features, much like other comedians, but Simmons has considerably more to go off which I don’t think’s rude to say.
Simmons likes to mess with his audience, particularly when his material doesn’t quite land, with his aussie hard edge and, like anyone from that part of the world, he’s great at swearing.
If you like absurd humour then check out his tour dates and as always thanks for reading, look out for number 8 coming soon.
Kicking off my list of top stand ups currently on tour is the disdainful comedy of Miles Jupp. Always with a gripe to get off his chest, Miles cracks audiences up with his middle class loathing.
He’s appeared on a wealth of panel shows and played many roles in film and TV, most notable being Balamory in which he played Archie the inventor, brandishing the delightful pink sweater and kilt combo.
Turn of phrase and carefully chosen expressions of wit drive the laughter in his sets. An undertone of condescension only adds to the comedy. His stand up has earned him spots on the coveted Live at The Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow.
He’s not a gag man, instead he crafts anecdotes to display his annoyances at the world, which are often very relatable. He’ll then exaggerate his privileged background to rise above his audience, maintaining an amusing allure.
If you like your comedy more laid back and less intense, his new show is certainly worth considering. Check out his tour dates. Tickets range from between £17 and £20.
No.9 in the countdown coming tomorrow, thanks for reading.