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Tears of laughter with comedy in Barnsley

The Civic announces a new year of hilarious comedians.

January Blues? When it seems like there’s so much to frown about, The Civic are there to put a smile on your face, with some hilarious comedy acts.

Tears of laughter are guaranteed when the town favourite Toby Foster returns to Barnsley. Back in December, Toby had bronchitis so he's raring to go in January bringing 3 of the finest stand-up comedians: Barry Dodds, James Meehan and Joe Rowntree.

Self-confessed comedy geek, Barry Dodds took to the comedy stage at the tender age of 21 and soon had audiences eating out of the palm of his hand. Barry charms audiences with his unique brand of disarming wit and wry, down-to-earth observational humour. Using his own combination of irrepressibly cheeky, and surprisingly dark material, he quickly found himself taking the national comedy circuit by storm.

"Razor sharp humour" Metro

Rising star of the British comedy scene James Meehan who has appeared in shows such as Inside No 9 and Drunk Histories is offbeat, aloof, yet delightfully likeable. He is described as brilliantly unconventional, and refreshingly nonchalant, as a stand-up, James is carving out a niche for himself as a wonderfully quirky presence on the circuit.

"Wonderfully Deadpan" Fest

 "Passionate, heartfelt, and very funny" British Comedy Guide

Joe Rowntree started his comedy career in 2001 writing put downs for Anne Robinson on The Weakest Link. The stand-up comedian, actor, writer and presenter has hosted 2 UK tours of Brainiac Live which culminated at the Hammersmith Apollo after appearing in all six series of the award-winning hit Sky 1 show Brainiac: Science Abuse and recently was a huge hit on Dave's One Night Stand.

“He has the unique ability to take a cold room and reduce it to fits of laughter” GQ Magazine

Tickets for Last Laugh Comedy Club are selling fast so book now for the best seats - or to make sure you’re not sat on the front row!

Toby is part of a hilarious line up of comedy this year at The Civic. Barnsley audiences will also be treated to Lost Voice Guy: I’m only in it for The Parking. The Britains Got Talent winner is supported by Britains Got Talent semi-finalist Jonny Awsum. The show is already sold out and is sure to be a riot.

The rest of the year will be full of laughter too. Tickets are already on sale for April Fools Barnsley Comedy Festival, a month long festival of comedy across the town. Acts include Gary DelaneyCarl HutchinsonThe Noise Next DoorKate Fox and another appearance from Barnsey’s own Toby Foster to name just a few.

Just announced is Mark Watson coming to Barnsley in November with his tour of The Infinite Show. There is also the likes of Scummy MummiesTom Stade and Justin Moorhouse on The Civic stage.

Tickets booking now. With most shows under £15 a ticket, you can give yourself something to look forward to while keeping your wallet happy too.

Toby Foster’s Last Laugh Comedy Club is at The Civic on Saturday 26 January at 8:00pm. Tickets are £12. Please note the show may contain strong and explicit language.

For more information and to book these events and more visit or call the Box Office on 01226 327000.