Lineup Announcement: Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club | York Barbican

Lineup Announcement: Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

25 Jun 2019

Our Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club returns on Saturday 13 July, with another lineup of the finest comedians from around the country.

This month's event features comedy acts fresh from Sky TV appearances, a BBC New Comedy Award Winner and more. Discover our lineup of comedians below!


Sunderland’s Matt Reed was hailed as a young comedy prodigy with his arrival on the scene. His affable and often spontaneous style has attracted a large and rapturous following across the UK.

An effortless jester with the crowd, Matt has a natural connection with audiences and his recent shows are somehow being cited as the best of his career.

Having appeared on Sky TV's ‘Jongleurs Live’, he is known for being brilliantly sharp with crowds of any type, and has a natural ability to create rapport with audiences everywhere.

“Fantastic and talented!”  - The Independent


The mighty Rob Rouse is a tremendously gifted and award winning act. Since winning Channel 4's prestigious 'So You Think You're Funny?' competition at the Edinburgh Festival in 1998 (previously won by Peter Kay, Dylan Moran and Lee Mack), He has progressed be one of the most sought after comedians in the country. 

With plenty of TV credits including 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Celebrity Juice and BBC3’s Comedy Shuffle with Rob Rouse, this is a rare chance to see an outstandingly gifted comedian outside of his national tour. His much in demand and hyperactive brand of humour is simply not to be missed.

"Immensely talented... demands to be seen... star of the future" - The Sunday Times


Joe Jacobs is a London based comedian, rapper and writer. Since 2012, he has performed nationally and internationally, sharing bills with acts including Bill Burr, Stewart Lee and Mr. Motivator.

His live shows move effortlessly between Hip Hop and comedy, and he has appeared on Channel 4, BBC Radio 4 & 1Xtra, as well as winning the BBC New Comedy Award 2017. In addition to stand up, as solo artist Jester Jacobs he’s released regular music since his debut 'Mental Disorder' in 2008.

‘Comedy Gold’ - Broadway Baby


Damion Larkin will often improvise his entire set to hilarious effect. There are no genuine comparisons to this man. He is a versatile and creative comedian who always leaves audiences wanting more.

“Industrious in rotating his material, which is warmly and intelligently told” - Chortle