Comedy Takeover

Join us for the great Comedy Takeover 2021

16th-31st December 2021

This is the 6th year running we’re taking over cities all across the UK with some of the country’s best comedy talent. And even better it’s all for a great cause – our winter emergency appeal. So dust off that funny bone, practice those belly laughs and get down for a night to remember. Early bird tickets are just £5 for a limited time only!

The dates and venues



15 Dec

Stoller Hall, Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1DA, 7.00pm


16 Dec

C7 Conference Centre, 100 High Craighall Road, Glasgow, G4 9UD​, 7.00pm


17 Dec

Premier Banqueting Suite, Stoney Rock Court, Stoney Rock Lane Leeds, LS9 7TZ, 7.00pm


18 Dec

Bradford Hotel, Hall Ings, Bradford, BD1 5SH, 7.00pm


19 Dec

Stoller Hall, Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1DA, 7.00pm


20 Dec

King Georges Hall, Northgate, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 1AA , 7.00pm


21 Dec

Piccadilly. 372-378 Stratford Road, Birmingham B11 4AB, 7.00pm


22 Dec

Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel & Spa, 24 - 26 Newport Rd, Cardiff CF24 0DD


23 Dec

The Venue, 101 Gwendolen Road, Leicester, LE5 5FL, 7.00pm


24 Dec

Badshah, Clifton Building, Walsall Road, Birmingham B42 1LR, 7.00pm


25 Dec

Venue Central, 196A Leagrave Rd, Luton LU3 1JD, 7.00pm

East London

26 Dec

The Atrium, 124 Cheshire St, London E2 6EJ, 7.00pm

North London

27 Dec

Saray Banqueting Suite, 54-56 - The Market Square, Enfield, London, N9 0TZ, 7.00pm


28 Dec

Elite Banqueting Suite, The Park, Wexham Rd, Slough SL2 5QR, 7.00pm

South London

29 Dec

Grand Sapphire, 45 Imperial Way, Croydon, CR0 4RR, 7.00pm

East London

30 Dec

Coliseum Suite, 300-310 High Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1QW, 7.00pm

Central London

31 Dec

Marriott Regents Park, 128 King Henry's Road, London NW3 3ST, 7.00pm

Meet your comedians

  • Ali Official
    Ali Official

    Ali Official

    We’re thrilled to welcome back comedy superstar Ali Official. Star of Muzlamic, presenter of Being British Bangladeshi and judge on the BBC New Comedy Awards, Ali’s work has earned him a nomination for Outstanding Achievement of The Year in 2020’s British Muslim Awards.

  • Aatif Nawaz
    Aatif Nawaz

    Aatif Nawaz

    We’re delighted to welcome back award-winning stand up Aatif Nawaz. Writer and star of Muzlamic on BBC Three, Aatif is also a celebrated cricket commentator and analyst on BBC Test Match Special team. This will be his 5th consecutive tour in support of Human Appeal.

  • Omar Regan
    Omar Regan

    Omar Regan

    Omar Regan is a veteran comedian with a huge fan base in the UK, Australia, South Africa, the Middle East, and beyond. He is in the top ten comedians in the Muslim World using comedy to promote tolerance, diversity and build bridges across racial, religious and social divides.

  • Ola Labib
    Ola Labib

    Ola Labib

    Ola Labib is known for her infectious charm, edgy comedy material and wry humour. Ola’s mission to smash stereotypes has made her the toast of the nation’s hottest venues: The Comedy Store, Hot Water and The Frog and Bucket and many more. Not to be missed!

  • Jeremy McLellan
    Jeremy McLellan

    Jeremy McLellan

    Jeremy McLellan is a rising star. Honoured as a New Face of Comedy at the ‘Just for Laughs Comedy Festival’ in Montreal, his high energy and lung-tickling jokes have made him a feature of Human Appeal’s UK Comedy Tour for several years now.

Event details alt text

Leave no one behind this winter

82.4 million people are out in the cold

For the world’s most vulnerable people, winter is not just a cold season. It is a deadly one. After enduring unspeakable horrors like war, violence, displacement, hunger, malnutrition, untreated disease, abuse and marginalisation, winter can be the final nail in the coffin.

This winter, as thousands of families struggle to stay warm in tents and makeshift shelters, we will not turn our backs. As malnourished children brace their weak bodies against the cold, we will not turn look away. Although millions are displaced - the highest figure on record. And although millions are living below the poverty line in desperate need, we will do everything we can to ensure no one is left behind.

Together we can make sure 90,000 people across 10 countries survive winter by supporting them with our emergency winter packs while helping them to build resilience with our long-term winter solutions. Millions of lives are on the line right now, so please don’t turn away. Give your warmth. If everyone were to help someone this winter, no one would get left behind.


  • What if I don’t receive my ticket?

    If you have not received your e-ticket 5 days before your event, please check your junk folder. If you still haven't received a ticket by email, please contact us on 0161 225 0225 or email

  • What do the VIP tickets offer?

    VIP tickets offer the closest seating to the stage and comedy performance, ensuring that you have the best time. At times, this will allow for the comedian to interact with audience members that are closest to them.

  • Is there allocated seating?

    There are dedicated sections for VIP seating and standard seating. Seats will be filled on a first-come basis and we will endeavour to fill the first rows first.

  • What time will the doors open?

    Doors open at 6.00pm

  • What is the latest I can arrive?

    We aim to have everyone seated by 6.45pm and the show starts at 7.00pm. Late arrivals will likely get poorer seats. We strongly encourage you to arrive early so that there is less disruption to the event and so that you can have a thoroughly enjoyable time.

  • Are accessible seats and assistance available?

    This varies from venue to venue. For access, we suggest you contact the venue or email us and we will check for you. Seats can be moved to accommodate those with accessibility issues. We will always do our best to help those that require assistance, however, at times this may be difficult, so we would suggest that you have a friend or family member willing to assist.

  • Is there a minimum age?

    There is no minimum age – this is an event for the whole family to enjoy. Furthermore, we know that childcare can be an issue at times, to make this easy for you, we are happy to offer free places for children under 3 (without a seat).

  • Is there somewhere I can pray?

    Not all of the venues have spaces for prayer and as Maghrib is around 4.00pm it can be prayed before arrival. Where needed, we will always do our best to accommodate prayer for those who wish to.

  • Will there be photography and videography at the event?

    Yes – we will have a dedicated photographer/videographer to capture the event and audience so we can share the work we do with the rest of the world. If you don’t wish to be photographed or captured on video please let a member of the Human Appeal team know.

  • Can I get a refund?

    Refunds can be only offered 7 days before the event and may be subject to an admin charge.

  • What if the event is cancelled?

    If the event is cancelled you will be offered a full refund.

  • Is my payment secure online?

    All transactions on our website, donations or ticket sales, are secured with up to date encryption.

  • Will there be food and / or refreshments on the evening?

    No hot food or drink will be provided or sold at the event (except the New Year's Eve event in London). There may be snacks and soft drinks for sale but this will vary from venue to venue.

  • Can we bring food and drink to the event?

    No hot food or drink is to be consumed in the venue – you may be requested by the venue via our event team to discard your food or drink items if seen being consumed.

  • What COVID guidelines will be in place to ensure my safety?

    Venues will be thoroughly cleaned prior to the event and, wherever possible, we will provide masks and hand sanitisers at entrances to those who wish to use them.

  • Are children free to attend under a certain age?

    We encourage children over 12 years to attend with adult supervision. We are keen to ensure that during performances there is minimal disruption and our guests are able to enjoy the event. Ticket prices are the same for both adults and children.

  • Will there be free car parking at most of the venues?

    Car parking varies from venue to venue. Please see the venue website or contact us for details of the specific event you wish to attend and we will check for you. For most of the London venues, there is no or little free parking.

  • Is the show child friendly?

    This is an event for the whole family to enjoy – kids, teens and adults that want a night of fun and laughter whilst supporting the great charity work that we do are most welcome.

Book your tickets now

Over 50% off ticket prices. Don’t miss this chance to see Ola Labib, Aatif Nawaz, Omar Regan, Jeremy Mclellan, and Ali Official in a city near you from the 16th to the 31st of December at the early bird price of £5 per ticket for a limited time only!