If you want a laugh then go to Barnsley.

Radio Sheffield Breakfast presenter and well-known comedian Toby Foster presents three upcoming comedians in his Last Laugh Comedy Club at the end of the month at The Civic in Barnsley – ‘best impersonator ever’ Sol Bernstein, Peter Brush the BBC New Comedy Award Finalist 2013 and ‘refreshingly honest’ Gerry K.

And next month Lee Hurst, known throughout the comedy business as someone who can pull laughs out of thin air with his razor sharp ability to improvise and ad lib comedy on the spot is followed by quiet and slightly nerdish John Shuttleworth, who returns to The Civic with his Yamaha PSS portable keyboard.

After 25 years of semi-retirement, playing nursing homes, Russian-born Sol Bernstein is back where he belongs in Toby Foster’s Last Laugh Comedy Club! He’s an all-round entertainer – a song and dance man, a comedian, a magician, an actor, and an amazing jazz musician.

Leeds-based comedian Peter Brush’s silly and excellent one-liners make him possibly the UK’s answer to Woody Allen. An unassuming presence with his small bespectacled frame and scruffy hair belies a highly distinctive razor sharp act delivered in an amusingly awkward fashion.

Gerry K’s comedy is anecdotal, observational and refreshingly honest in style, enriched by a somewhat unique perspective and is a truly feelgood act.

Lee Hurst is back on the road with his show Things That Make You Go Aaarggh!!! Lee will be travelling throughout Britain to find out what really winds you up. Mostly people get on with living their lives, but everyone has at least one thing that pushes their button and sends them over the edge.

Graham Fellows in character as John Shuttleworth
 

The Civic also has the hilarious new show by versatile singer/organist John Shuttleworth. The Perrier Award nominated comic returns to the stage to explore the illustrious past of his sole agent, (last on ‘New Faces’ in 73!) Ken Worthington.

And finally, following a hugely successful, critically acclaimed season at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014, the Reduced Shakespeare Company are setting out to reduce the UK to tears of laughter.

From the high-brow to the low, The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) covers comedy through the ages, from Aristophanes and Shakespeare to Vaudeville and Charlie Chaplin.

Toby Foster’s Last Laugh Comedy Club is at The Civic on Saturday, January 31 at 8pm. Recommended for over 18s.

Lee Hurst’s Things that Make you go Aaarggh!!! is at The Civic on Friday, February 6 at 8pm.

John Shuttleworth’s A Wee Ken to Remember is at The Civic on Saturday, February 14 at 8pm.

Reduced Shakespeare Company with The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) is on Thursday, February 19 at 7.30pm.

For more information and to book visit www.barnsleycivic.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01226 327000.