Show: Ed Byrne – Tragedy Plus Time

Date: Thursday 7th March 2024

Venue: Little Theatre Southport, Hoghton Street,Southport,PR9 0PA

Seating: Unreserved 

Ticket Price: £27.50

Doors: 6:30pm

Show: 7:30pm

Age Restriction: 14+ (content warnings-discussions of death) 

Phil McIntyre Live Ltd proudly presents in association with Big Comedy UK


Attributed to Mark Twain, humour is defined as Tragedy Plus Time. Come and join Ed as he tests that formula by mining the most tragic event in his life for laughs.

Reviews for Tragedy Plus Time:

 ★★★★★ “Hilarious, extremely dark, profoundly touching and resolutely unsentimental. Ed Byrne has plumbed the very depths of his soul and found something verging on greatness” ROLLING STONE  (2023)

★★★★★ “This is no misery memoir, Byrne is too talented a comic for that” THE ARTS DESK

★★★★★ “Poignant, touching, spiky and laugh-out-loud funny… beautifully written and flawlessly performed ” EDINBURGH REVIEWS (2023)

★★★★★ “he has delivered a fantastically funny and moving monologue where there is no doubt that we are seeing the authentic Ed….Byrne has hit new heights” LONDON EVENING STANDARD (2023)

★★★★★”A full range of human emotions, from rage to dark humour to poignancy and back again, is felt during this magnificent comedy hour” LONDON THEATRE 1 (2023)

★★★★★”Side-splitting… Byrne is comedy gold” THEATRE & ARTS REVIEWS

★★★★★ “A fierce tribute… tremendously funny, thoughtful and fond ” FEST MAG

★★★★★  “Moments switch from dark humour to tear jerking observations… he manages to make dying and death very funny” DAILY BUSINESS GROUP

★★★★★ “Touching and inspiring, yes, but funny above all else ” CHORTLE

★★★★★ “Ed Byrne breaks the five-star rating system to the point where multiples of stars could be added to this review and it will still not be close enough to what he deserves for this show. Nobody is performing or writing stand-up comedy like Ed Byrne… Byrne deserves to get a standing ovation every night for Tragedy Plus Time”     BROADWAYBABY

★★★★★”Masterful… a must-see performance that is both hilarious and deeply moving” ENTERTAINMENT NOW

★★★★★ “An unexpected rollercoaster of emotions, with joyous high points. An absolute master of observational comedy…. Very funny indeed!” NORTH WEST END UK 


About Big Comedy UK

Big Comedy UK. Based in the North West of England we are an innovitive production company specialising in comedy.

Big Comedy UK is the driving force behind the highly successful annual Southport Comedy Festival. The 2023  big name festival will be held in a custom built luxury marquee in the heart of Southport’s iconic Victoria Park.

Big Comedy UK is also the partner for Chester BID and we presented the Chester Comedy Festival 2021 at Chester Racecourse in July 2021.

Big Comedy UK is always the first with new ideas. During the first Lockdown we announced a great new way to get people together, Zoom Comedy Bingo – From Our Living Room to Your Living Room. We were delighted at the response from people and have hosted events across the world. It is still a popular product and is great for fundraising for clubs and charities. Many organisations have also found it useful as a cost effective way of bringing their diverse workforce together in a social and fun setting.

We have produced online “An Audience With” events for organisations. These are fully interactive sessions with celebrity guests giving you access to big names direct from your own venue or home. Visit our Online Events Page for further information on our current offerings. We are also always available to discuss any ideas you may have about new events that would fit in with your company needs.

In 2020 Big Comedy UK worked with Sefton Borough of Culture 2020 to bring people closer together and to ease isolation during a difficult period. We created the Sefton Comedy Hub for people to share their own funny videos and to bring people who are apart closer together.

Our regular shows and venues offer the best in stand-up, they are great value and give you the chance to get up-close and personal with some of the country’s greatest comedy talents. Call us to discuss your individual requirements. We pride ourselves in being able to tailor events to your exact requirements and promise the personal touch throughout.

Come along to the next Big Comedy UK  night near you, guaranteed laughter* or your money back!

*Persons of a naturally miserable disposition need not apply!