Gags galore in new season

Richard Herring, who will be performing at Selby Town Hall Arts Centre.
Richard Herring, who will be performing at Selby Town Hall Arts Centre.

THE new comedy season at Nottingham Playhouse gets under way later this month and features a selection of household names ready to tickle your funny bone.

First up is Richard Herring with his latest show What Is Love, Anyway?, which can be seen on Sunday, January 29, from 7.30pm.

Having sorted out religion and politics, the star of award-winning podcast As It Occurs To Me and Radio Four’s Richard Herring’s Objective seeks to define and destroy love, before love destroys him, again.

Omid Djalili brings his Tour Of Duty show to the venue on February 20 and 21, showcasing his razor sharp wit, boundless energy and acute cultural observations. He will be exploring the diversity to be found in modern Britain.

Richard Herring’s former comedy partner Stewart Lee is one of the most lauded comics currently working in the country. His show on February 23 – Carpet Remnant World – is sold out but returns may be available nearer the time.

Later in the season, you can see irrepressible South London face Lee Nelson on March 11, TV star Simon Amstell on May 13, and Canadian quipster Stewart Francis on May 27.

Ticket details for all of these shows are available from the box office on 0115 9419419.