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James Acaster

Come and join us as Giggle Aid returns for an eighth cavalcade of Christmas comedy.

This year, James Acaster is our very special star act. A regular on just about every panel show you care to mention, this Live at the Apollo headliner comes armed with hilarious stories, jokes and very funny bones.

The top comedy is guaranteed all night by: Stuart Goldsmith, Junior Simpson, Jenny Collier, President Obonjo, Sully O’Sullivan – with more acts still to be announced.

With food available, table-seating and a late bar open throughout the show, this is a fantastic evening for your work Christmas party, or the live-comedy connoisseur.


About the acts


James Acaster

His rise to stardom has been meteoric. All over the big-hitting TV panel shows, including Mock the Week and QI, don’t be surprised if you’re paying £40 to see him in an arena soon.

“One of the sharpest comic minds to have emerged in recent years.”  The Guardian

“Beautifully constructed 'art of stand-up' stuff.”  Sunday Times


Junior Simpson

Founding member of the seminal British TV hit The Real McCoy, Junior is a comedy night headliner.  Masses of TV credits include: The Armstrong & Miller Show, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, They Think It’s All Over, The Stand Up Show, The Comic Side of Seven Days.

“A vigorous raconteur and vibrant mimic with lots to say. Watch that Man!”  The Guardian


Stuart Goldsmith

An exciting and innovative comedian, Stuart actually started out as a street performer.  TV warm-up credits include Miranda, Coming of Age, Wall of Fame, The Stephen K Amos Show. He also hosts CBBC’s Mission 2110 and the well renowned podcast: The Comedians’ Comedian.

"Consistently, dependably and utterly funny." ThreeWeeks

“Marries pitch-perfect audience repartee with cleverly woven tales of the everyday.”  The Independent  


Jenny Collier

A wonderful, multi-award winning stand-up and writer, Jenny has performed across the globe. She won the Percy Award for most tickets sold during the Adelaide Fringe.

''Refreshingly original...Excellent.'' - Broadway Baby

''Fast-paced wit...Quick and clever.'' -


President Obonjo

Drawing on his alter ego’s experiences as a British Nigerian, the President combines political and personal story lines to hilarious affect. Expect a nod to the nonsense of modern life.

“You will be blown away by his energy … he became my President that night.”  Dave Greaves

“When I told my mum The President was at Giggle Aid she nearly spat out her cuppa in delight.”  Helen Whale

Book your tickets

More Information

Date:11 December 2016

Doors open: 6pm

Show times: 7.15 to 10.30pm

Tickets: £20 per person

Food and drink: The bar will be open throughout the show. Food is available to buy before the show starts

Seating: Cabaret-style at tables, with unallocated seating. Reservations will be made for groups of six or more

Extras: There will be an auction and raffle, for the chance to win some exclusive prizes

Parking: Free parking in the main car park

Address:Platinum Suite, Sheffield United FC, Bramall Lane, Sheffield S2 4SU

Contact:Max Newton

Telephone:0114 242 7379 or 07710 711 253

Map Details: skip

Location Name: 53.36986, -1.470512. Zoom: 16


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What's it like?


We’ve been every year – we wouldn’t miss it. The size of our table grows each time too. The acts are always brilliant – not sure about Max’s opening joke though!"

Rob Woodcock, audience member at Giggle Aid 2015