Derby LIVE is bringing audiences five giants of British comedy to Derby Arena this year, with John Bishop, Ed Byrne, Russell Brand, Sarah Millican and Jason Manford all making Derby a stop on their tours.

Comedy superstar John Bishop will be kicking off  the year of comedy with two nights of his brand new show Winging It on Saturday 17th March at 7.30pm and Sunday 18th March at 8.30pm. This latest show, his fifth UK tour, promises to be the biggest, best and funniest one yet! Tickets are available for £37, suitable for age 16+.

Next up, Derby Arena will be hosting award-winning comedian and writer Ed Byrne on Friday 20th April at 8.00pm. In his latest show, Spoiler Alert, Ed Byrne asks the question ‘Are we all spoiled?’ and audiences can watch Byrne take the question, turn it upside down and shake until the funny falls out. Tickets are available now at £26, suitable for age 16+.

On Wednesday 9th May at 8.00pm, Derby can see successful broadcaster, actor, author, columnist and comedian Russell Brand in his latest show Re:Birth. Brand explores the questions brought about by parenthood, unravelling the matrix of modern media, politics, sex, fatherhood and death. Audiences can join one of comedy’s fiercest talents as he tries to make sense of life having just made a new one. Tickets are available for £29.50, suitable for age 16+.

On Sunday 1st July, at 8.00pm Sarah Millican will perform in front of a sold-out crowd at Derby Arena. Her fifth tour, Control Enthusiast, will mark ten years since Sarah established herself as one of the leading lights of the British Comedy scene by winning the Best Newcomer Award at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe. Tickets are available for £29.50, suitable for age 16+.

Jason Manford will be bringing his new show Muddle Class to Derby Arena on Saturday 24th November at 8.00pm, following a busy few years for the comedian. This new tour promises to features a wealth of material about growing up ‘working class’, the finding, over the years, that part of him has become ‘middle class’. Delivered with Jason’s amiable charm and captivating with, this is not a show to miss. Tickets are available for Muddle Class for £29.50, suitable for ages 13+.

Tickets can be purchased through the Derby LIVE Box Office on 01332 255800 or online at derbylive.co.uk. They can also be purchased at the Sales and Information Centre, on the Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AH.