Comedy & Entertainment

Upfront Comedy 

Booking Info
  • Duration165
  • Price10 - 12
  • Age16+

Upfront Comedy "the most enterprising black comedy promoters in the country" (The Guardian) was set up in 1992 by comedian John Simmit, best known for playing Dipsy in BBC TV's international phenomenon Teletubbies, originally for a one-off show at Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre.

Since then Upfront has produced regular comedy series in all the UK's major cities, programmed Club Class, a 13 part series for Channel 5, giving the first UK dates & TV exposure to some of today's biggest international comedians such as Russell Peters, JB Smoove & the late Patrice O'Neal. Upfront's many national UK tours include Sistas Wid Gags, New York Talk & 3 Kings, as well as debut tours for Gina Yashere & Curtis Walker.

Internationally Upfront has produced the revue show Getting Any at the National Black Theater Festival in North Carolina & Stand Up Black Britain at the New York Fringe Festival. Upfront continues to produce the most diverse shows for the most diverse audiences in the country's best theatres. 


Saturday 3 March 2018

The evening will be hosted by Smash (The Brummie banger)

Comedians on the night will be:

  • Glenda Jaxson (The Duchess)
  • Darren Harriott (Birmingham's secret; BBC TV's Live at the Apollo
  • Les Blair (The Blair which project)

Saturday 5 May 2018

The evening will be hosted by John Simmit (Mrs Simmit's son)

Comedians on the night will be:

  • Curtis Walker (Comedy's Don)
  • Babatunde (Back and on a mission)
  • Nadz (Southern and fluffy)

Saturday 2 June 2018

Please note that on Saturday 2 June Upfront Comedy will be in main Theatre.