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The Comedy Store (Sept)

Sunday 7 Sept, 7.30pm
The Comedy Store staged one of the first ever live shows at Gala. Bottom of the bill that day was an Irish comedian called Dara O’Briain. Since then a whole host of comics have passed through. Some have gone on to become household names (Michael McIntyre, Jimmy Carr, Milton Jones, Micky Flanagan). Others are just regulars on the touring circuit, performing night after night around the country.

The Comedy Store is still at the centre of Gala’s live programme and still packing them in. Once a month, every month, the format hasn’t changed much over the years, but if it ain’t broke… If you fancy a cracking evening of laughter, why not come and join the fun. Contains strong language, recommended age 16+. Why not join us for a pre-show drink between 6pm-7pm, when all beer and lager has 10% off.

£11 (£9 conc), (£8 Students and Gala Friends)


  Ha Ha Hood
Starring Cannon & Ball And Su Pollard

Saturday 13 Sept, 7.30pm
The Ha Ha team are back with a brand new and outrageous comic romp. Ten years after a messy divorce Robin and Marian are forced back together to fight the Sheriff once more. Little John and Friar Tuck, now considerably older and rougher around the edges, join the merry pair to try to save the citizens of Nottingham. Ha Ha Hood stars comedy queen Su Pollard (Hi-De-Hi, You Rang, M’Lord?), comedy duo Cannon and Ball and sees the return of Ha Ha favourite Ben Langley and Andy Pickering on piano. With the team’s innovative and unique story-telling style, this is original, clever and laugh-out-loud funny.

£20 (£18 Groups 10+)


  Funny Bones Comedy Club

Friday 19 Sept, 7.45pm
With the World Cup long forgotten, we can no longer get our laughs watching England’s performance. So cheer yourself up with unstoppable MC Howard Smith introducing the chatty, cheeky style of Dave Twentyman, the Northern charm of Chris Washington and hilarious Sammy Dobson. It’s only another four years! Contains strong language, recommended age 16+.



Henning Wehn
Eins, Zwei, DIY

Saturday 20 Sept & Wednesday 12 Nov, 8.00pm
After more than a decade in Britain, the German Comedy Ambassador has ‘groan’ to like puns... though he still couldn't eat a whole one. As Henning’s assimilation is not yet complete he hasn't lost his sense of wonderment at the foibles of British society. Why does everybody want to be owned by a house? What’s wrong with having the Euro? And why hold society and government responsible for personal underachievement… you’ve only got yourself to blame for not being born into a better social class. Expect an evening-long crash course in personal accountability and have a right old laugh at the same time. Wunderbar.

The September date has SOLD OUT, but a second date in November has been added by popular demand.



Susan Calman
Lady Like

Saturday 27 Sept, 8.00pm
Award-winning comedian Susan Calman is embarking on her first ever UK tour. If you’ve seen her before, Lady Like will be a reassuring couple of hours spent with the woman her neighbours call ‘the mad cat lady’. If you don’t know who she is, this show will, at the very least, make you feel better about your own life. A show about being older, wiser and liking yourself, whatever anyone might say. Susan is a regular on BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz, QI, Have I Got News For You, Fresh Meat and Would I Lie To You.

“confident, compact…cracking” Evening Standard

£15 (£13 conc)


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