Jimmy Carr announces two Newcastle dates in his latest Laughs Funny tour

Jimmy Carr has announced a 2024 and 2025 stand-up tour, with three dates in the North East.

Jimmy Carr: Laughs Funny will see the comic, famous for his dark humour and one-line jokes, playing arenas including Utilita Arena Newcastle on December 7, 2025 as well as Glasgow, Liverpool, Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester and London in late 2025. The arena gigs are at the end of the tour, which also features nearly 90 theatre venues including Newcastle’s O2 City Hall on December 4, 2024, and two shows at Middlesbrough’s Town Hall on September 13, 2025.

In most of the smaller venues, The star will be playing two shows every night, once at 7pm and again at 9:30pm.The 8pm arena shows will be 2 hours 20 minutes including an interval and special guests. A full list of dates is here.

“Jimmy tells jokes, and jokes are like magnets. Jokes attract some people, but they can also repel. Some people are repelled by Jimmy’s dark brand of comedy. This show is not for them. But if it’s the kind of thing you like, then this is the kind of thing you’ll like,” according to the publicity for the tour.

“A household name in the UK and one of the biggest selling comedians in the world, Jimmy consistently performs to capacity crowds around the globe. His last tour, Terribly Funny, sold over one million tickets internationally and was performed in 50 different countries. Jimmy Carr: Laughs Funny will extend his reach even further and mark the first time this record-breaking comedian has toured in arenas in the UK and Ireland.”

A spokesperson for Utilita Arena Newcastle said: “If you like fast-paced, edgy one-liners then get ready to be happy … one of the world’s best loved comedians, Jimmy Carr, is back on tour with a brand-new show for 2024 and 2025, with a stop at Utilita Arena Newcastle.”

Tickets are on sale on Friday November 3 at 10am for the arena gig from www.utilitaarena.co.uk and are also available from sites including Ticketmaster.

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