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Where to see the winners of the 2023 Chortle Awards live on tour this year

Alasdair Beckett-King

From this year's breakthrough acts to TV favourites, find out where to see these award-winning comedians touring the UK this year

Last month, comedy website Chortle announced the winners of their annual awards and hand-selected some of the best talent that the UK has to offer the world of laughter this year. Nominees include Alistair Green, Greg Davies, Judi Love, Kevin Bridges and more while big names such as Joe Lycett, Janey Godley and Seann Walsh were among those who came out on top.

We've compiled a list of the Chortle Award winners who are touring the UK this year so you can find out how to get tickets and line up your next side-splitting night out on the town.

Breakthrough act: Alasdair Beckett-King

Best Breakthrough Act was writer, actor and stand-up comedian Alasdair Beckett-King and will take his new show The Interdimensional ABK on the road this spring. After an appearance at Bath's comedy festival earlier this year, the Mock The Week panelist will hit venues in Brighton, Oxford, Birmingham, Hampshire and more.

Watch the trailer for 'The Interdimensional ABK'

Alasdair Beckett-King 2023 UK tour dates:
Friday 7 April – Komedia, Brighton
Thursday 13 April – Glee Club, Oxford
Friday 14 April – Glee Club, Birmingham
Thursday 20 April – West End Centre, Hampshire
Friday 21 April – Forest Arts Centre, Hampshire
Saturday 22 April – Komedia, Brighton
Thursday 27 April – Arts Centre, Norwich
Friday 5 May – Hazlitt Arts Centre, Maidstone
Saturday 6 May – Cambridge Junction
Thursday 11 May – Ashcroft Arts Centre, Hampshire
Friday 12 May – The Arc, Winchester
Saturday 13 May – Arts Centre, Swindon
Tuesday 16 May – The Stand Comedy Club, Newcastle
Wednesday 17 May – The Stand Comedy Club, Edinburgh
Thursday 18 May – The Stand Comedy Club, Glasgow
Friday 19 May – The Limelight 2, Belfast
Saturday 20 May – Nerve Centre, Derry
Saturday 27 May – Home, Manchester
Sunday 28 May – Wardrobe, Leeds
Sunday 4 June – Home, Manchester
Saturday 17 June – Leicester Square Theatre, London
Sunday 18 June – Leicester Square Theatre, London
Saturday 29 April – Triverton Community Arts Theatre, Devon

Tickets for Alasdair Beckett-King are on sale now.

Best show: Seann Walsh: Is Dead. Happy Now?

Recent I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! star Seann Walsh is gearing up for his Back From The Bed 2023 tour after his award-winning stint last year as part of the Seann Walsh: Is Dead. Happy Now? Tour. His tenth stand-up trek to-date includes stops in London, Sheffield and London this autumn.

Seann Walsh

Seann Walsh 2023 UK tour dates:
Friday 19 May – Just The Tonic at Melbourne Hall, Derby
Friday 15 September – Hackney Empire, London
Thursday 26 October – City Hall, Sheffield
Friday 24 November – Leicester Square Theatre, London
Saturday 25 November – Leicester Square Theatre, London

Tickets for Seann Walsh are on sale now.

Best tour: Dara O Briain: So… Where Were We?

The iconic Irish TV presenter and stand-up comedian won the award for his 2022 tour So…Where Were We? Do not fear, the trek is set to extend into summer this year so there's still a chance to witness the Mock The Week star in all his glory, with shows scheduled for Birmingham, Southampton, Glasgow, Dundee, Edinburgh and more from Thursday 30 March.

Dara O Briain

Dara O'Briain 2023 UK tour dates:
Thursday 30 March – Hippodrome Theatre, Birmingham
Friday 31 March – Hippodrome Theatre, Birmingham
Saturday 1 April – Hippodrome Theatre, Birmingham
Wednesday 19 April – Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Thursday 20 April – SEC Armadillo, Glasgow
Friday 21 April – Whitehall Theatre, Dundee
Saturday 22 April – Playhouse, Edinburgh
Thursday 4 May – Wycombe Swan Theatre
Friday 5 May – Spa Grand Hall, Scarborough
Saturday 6 May – Bonus Arena, Hull
Friday 20 May – The Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury
Friday 9 June – Brighton Dome
Saturday 10 June – Brighton Dome
Sunday 11 June – Grove Theatre, Dunstable
Thursday 15 June – Engine Shed, Lincoln
Friday 16 June – Charter Hall, Colchester
Saturday 17 June – New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Wednesday 21 June – Hawth Theatre, Crawley
Thursday 22 June – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
Friday 23 June – Palace Theatre, Watford
Saturday 24 June – White Rock Theatre, Hastings

Tickets for Dara O'Briain are on sale now.

TV Comedian: Joe Lycett

Voted this year's favourite TV comedian, multi-award winner and viral sensation Joe Lycett is scheduled to perform at the Kaleidoscope Festival on Saturday 15 July at Alexandra Palace in London. His brand new television series Late Night Lycett will launch on Friday 31 March on Channel 4 and will showcase a range of performances from big-time celebrities and home-grown talent, all in the same of inclusivity.

Joe Lycett

Joe Lycett 2023 UK tour dates:
Saturday 15 July – Alexandra Palace, London

Tickets for Joe Lycett are on sale now.

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Alasdair Beckett-King: The Interdimensional ABK

Mick Perrin Worldwide The award-winning Alasdair Beckett-King returns to this timeline with a dimension-hopping stand-up comedy show. Is a better world possible? Yes! It already exists, but you don’t live there. ABK makes the best of a bad timeline in this ramshackle jaunt through a multiverse of wonders. Also, Winston…

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sat 17 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 873 3433

Sun 18 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 873 3433

The Wardrobe, Leeds

Wed 7 Jun

Sold out / 0113 383 8800

The Cancer Research UK Comedy Night with Seann Walsh and support

Cancer Research UK and Macready Theatre present: The Cancer Research UK Comedy Night [] with SEANN WALSH Join us for an uproarious night of comedy right here at The Festival on The Close as we welcome the one and only SEANN WALSH! Fresh from the jungle on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of…

Rugby School

Tue 27 Jun


Dara Ó Briain: So… Where Were We?

Dara Ó Briain is back on tour, with a brand new show! At the end of his last tour, Dara had performed the show Voice Of Reason 180 times, over 2 years across 20 countries, from Auckland to Reykjavik, from Moscow to New York; and by March 2020 he was ready for a break! He would now like to apologise for saying that and…

Bedford Corn Exchange

Thu 22 Jun

£23 / 01234 325358

Brighton Dome

Fri 9 Jun

£25 / 01273 709709

Sat 10 Jun

£25 / 01273 709709

Charter Hall, Colchester

Fri 16 Jun

£28 / 01206 282020

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Kaleidoscope 2023

British electronic-pop legends Hot Chip will headline the fourth edition of Kaleidoscope Festival, which takes place at Alexandra Palace on Saturday 15 July 2023. Early-bird tickets go on sale at midday on Monday 24 October from Hot off the back of four nights at O2 Academy Brixton and the…

Alexandra Palace, London N22

Sat 15 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 020 8365 2121

With Hot Chip, George FitzGerald, Gaz Coombes, Erol Alkan, Fabio & Grooverider, Nina Conti and Joe Lycett & Many More.

Russborough House & Parklands, Blessington

Fri 30 Jun

Times to be confirmed / €98.65

Seann Walsh: After This One, I'm Going Home

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, observational comic and self-dubbed 'Lie-In King' tours the UK.

Hackney Empire, London E8

Fri 15 Sep

£18 / 020 8985 2424

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Fri 24 Nov

£20 / 0844 873 3433

Sat 25 Nov

£20 / 0844 873 3433

Sheffield City Hall

Thu 26 Oct

£15 / 0114 2 789 789

Seann Walsh: Back from the Bed

Hello, Seann here. Did you know that comedians have to write their own blurb? I find that absolutely insane. What am I meant to say? “I'm fantastic, come and look at me talk”? I don't know. It's me. I do stand-up. I guess I can start with the fact I renamed the tour. Sticking with ‘Same Again?' felt a bit triggering after…

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Fri 24 Nov

£20 / 0844 873 3433

Sat 25 Nov

£20 / 0844 873 3433

The Lowry, Salford

Wed 27 Sep

£20.65 / 08432 086000

Thu 28 Sep

£20.65 / 08432 086000

The Y Theatre, Leicester

Fri 27 Oct

£15 / 01162 557066