Phoenix Nights star Justin Moorhouse in live show for The Last Laugh Comedy Club in Sheffield

Everyone is in need of light relief after being starved of live shows for a year so the return of The Last Laugh Comedy Club to Sheffield will be warmly welcomed.

Monday, 3rd May 2021, 5:30 am
Updated Monday, 3rd May 2021, 1:53 pm
Justin Moorhouse will be among entertainers at The Last Laugh Comedy Club in Sheffield City Hall's memorial hall.

The club, which runs ever weekend in Sheffield City Hall’s memorial hall, is preparing to come back with a bang on May 28 this year.

Toby Foster who curates the club, has kept busy during its temporary closure with his Breakfast Show on Radio Sheffeld, guest appearances on Ricky Gervais Afterlife and a secret project with Netflix.

But the comedian is chomping at the bit to get back to live shows at the City Hall. He said: “I’m curating the club for the forseeable future, so I get to book my favourite acts into one of the best clubs in the country. It’s a stunning room, the best on the circuit, and a magnificent place for acts to play.”

There will be changes for the first six weeks of the club’s reopening. Toby said: “We think that we are going to have to sell tables of six, there will be a one-way system and table only service but we are well set up to do that.”

Acts booked for the first few weeks include Toby’s old Phoenix Nights co-star Justin Moorhouse (May 28 and 29), along with Sheffield favourite Tom Wrigglesworth (June 11 and 12). There is also the welcome return of Roger Monkhouse, the very first compere of The Last Laugh Comedy Club, on June 25 and 26.

“We all need a laugh right now” says club coordinator Annabel Priestley, “after the year that we’ve had, Sheffield needs The Last Laugh like it never has done before. Thankfully, we’ve got Toby who has been at the heart of South Yorkshire comedy for over twenty years. He will save us!”

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