Just for laughs

October sees a slew of stars appearing at the Assembly Hall Theatre – many of whom are some of the country’s top comedians. They include Sarah Millican, Russell Kane and Jenny Eclair. Here Lilly Croucher reveals why Tunbridge Wells is such a hot spot for humour this month…


If you’re a fan of stand up then Tunbridge Wells is the place to be this month as a host of funny men and women descend on the Assembly Hall theatre. Just last month Ricky Gervais sold out the venue courtesy of his two night stints showcasing his new stand-up routine which is entitled Work in Progress.

And for October there’s another host of hilarious household names coming to town. They include Sarah Millican, Harry Hill and Graham Norton who are all coming to the popular venue to bring their own style of stand up to the masses.

Sarah’s new show – Bobby Dazzler – is her sixth international tour while former doctor Harry Hill brings his current show Pedigree Fun to TW audiences. Former comedian and popular TV presenter Graham Norton meanwhile waxes lyrical about his new book Forever Home. You can also catch Jenny Eclair, Henning Wehn and Russell Kane.

The venue’s Theatre Director, Mikey Powell tells SO magazine: “We’re incredibly proud to bring high class talents to the Assembly Hall Theatre. It’s important we provide something for everyone and feel we’re doing this with high profile performances from the likes of Sara Pascoe, Harry Hill, Russell Kane and of course Ricky Gervais, through to more personal conversation such as our evening with Graham Norton. We want people to associate the Assembly Hall Theatre with performers of this calibre and can’t wait to bring even more top level comedians to Tunbridge Wells.”

Here’s a round up of what you can expect to laugh out loud at over the coming weeks….


Sarah Millican

The outrageously funny Sarah Millican is back on tour with her new stand up show Bobby Dazzler.

Her sixth international tour will be showing at the Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells for two nights.

Sarah’s hilarious observational and candid stand-up will rock up on Friday 7th October 2022 with an additional performance on Saturday 8 October.

Tickets are priced £31.50.

Russell Kane

The multi award-winning comedian and Essex funny man, Russell Kane is back with his funniest show yet.

His high-energy and lightening wit has bagged Russell numerous awards including the esteemed Edinburgh Perrier award and two chart-topping podcasts.

Russell’s tour ‘The Essex Variant’ was hailed by The Guardian as the Number 1 comedy performance of 2020. Russell will be playing for one night at the Assembly Hall on Wednesday 12th October 2022.

Tickets start at £26.25.


Jenny Eclair

Turning SIXTY! popular comedian Jenny Eclair is touring the UK with her new show all about confronting the new decade.

A seasoned comic, podcaster and author, the audience is in safe hands as Jenny brings us along for her journey to discover what her 60s will hold.

Jenny will be holding court at the Assembly Hall on Friday 14th October 2022.

Tickets start at £20.50.


Harry Hill

Harry Hill’s ‘all-singing, all-dancing, one-man spectacular’ returns with his new live tour.

Harry’s silly style comedy is best known from his show ‘Harry Hill’s TV Burp’ and as the voice of ‘You’ve Been Framed’.

With the assistance of his famous sidekick Stouffer the Cat and a few new friends, Harry’s new tour, ‘Pedigree Fun!’ will be showing at the Assembly Hall Saturday 22nd October 2022 and returning for a performance on Friday 25th November 2022.

Standard tickets start from £34.25.

Graham Norton

Late night chat show presenter, broadcaster and national treasure, Graham Norton will be coming to Tunbridge Wells to talk about his new novel ‘Forever Home’.

With numerous bestselling and award-winning books, Graham’s tour ‘An Evening with Graham Norton’ is a live conversation exploring his latest book which discusses his incredible career and ends with a chance to ask him questions.

Graham will be at The Assembly Hall on Sunday 23rd October 2022.

Tickets start from £28.


Henning Wehn

The German comedy Ambassador returns to Tunbridge Wells with his tour “It’ll All Come Out In The Wash!’.

Henning is known for his TV and radio appearances including BBC1’s ‘Have I Got News For You’, ‘Would I Lie to You?’ and Channel 4’s, ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown”.

It’ll All Come Out In The Wash is returning for a second show on Friday 28th October 2022 at The Assembly Hall after a stand-out performance of the tour earlier this year in March 2022.

Tickets are £27.75.

Share this article

Recommended articles


Please enter a search term below.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter