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Comedy in Harrogate & District

Harrogate’s comedy offering is fast becoming more a year round highlight of the British Comedy scene. 

At the heart of the comedy year is the annual Harrogate Comedy Festival held in Harrogate’s late Victorian theatre. The festival will soon celebrate its tenth anniversary and now attracts big names both from television and from the Radio 4 comedy slots. Previous attendees have included Sarah Millican, Marcus Brigstocke, Ross Noble, Andy Hamilton and the simply unique Boy with Tape on his Face.

It is not just the town of Harrogate that hosts some of the country’s finest comedy acts. Masham Town Hall hosts an eclectic events calendar including some of the best comedians on tour, recently including the likes of Jenny Eclair and Susan Calman.

Knaresborough’s Frazer Theatre is fast establishing itself as a comedy venue with its monthly comedy club.

This is just one of several comedy clubs in the district that offer a fantastic mix of up and comers, comedy circuit headliners and TV and radio regulars in accessible settings in various venues.

Humour is not just for the grown-ups. Check out Harrogate Theatre’s Hyena Lounge Kids Comedy Club - all the feel of a real comedy club... but suitable to younger audience members.

But there is more than just stand up to get the laughter muscles working. Touring professional productions bring the both the dark and farcical to our Theatres on a regular basis. Be it Ayckbourn, Godber or less well known playwrights there will be always be something to entertain in the Harrogate District.

Local amateur dramatics groups also have a few funny bones in the bodies, with recent popular productions including ‘Are you Being Served’, and ‘Allo ‘Allo’, and, of course, the Pantomime season always guarantees laughs for all age groups.

Harrogate also boasts comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd’s favourite venue, the Royal Hall which he describes as having “a marvellous pedigree. It’s a very special place. It’s a privilege and an honour to play there.”.

Over the years the Royal Hall has seen sell out shows from Sir Ken to more recent arrivals such as Jimmy Carr and Jon Richardson.

Comedy does not have to be an indoors experience. Harrogate hosts regular outdoor performances giving an irreverent take on well-known classics. Take a picnic, a blanket and an open mind to enjoy Shakespeare or Austin as you have not seen them before.
 

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  1. Alfie Moore-BBC Radio 4 Preview

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    Alfie Moore-BBC Radio 4 Preview

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    Comedy

    Knaresborough

    On Sunday 27th October the Frazer Theatre Comedy Club welcomes back Humberside police sergeant-turned-comedian Alfie Moore for an hilarious, interactive work in progress ahead of recording the fifth series of his critically acclaimed BBC Radio 4 comedy show 'IT'S A FAIR COP'.

    Alfie 'swears in' the…

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    From:
    27 Oct 2019 To 27 Oct 2019
  2. Frazer Theatre Comedy Club

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    Frazer Theatre Comedy Club

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    Comedy

    Knaresborough

    It's finally here! Our epic Five Years of Funny event has stretched throughout 2019, with a huge array of the very finest comedy talents joining us, but we now reach the climax we've been promising! It's our fifth birthday show, with possibly our greatest line-up ever! Plus, as is traditional at…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Nov 2019 To 1 Nov 2019
  3. John Robertson-The Dark Room

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    John Robertson-The Dark Room

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    Comedy

    Knaresborough

    On Saturday 23rd November at 8pm the Frazer Theatre Comedy Club welcomes back John Robertson with his interactive game show for adults "The Dark Room".

    Tickets are £10 (+ £1 booking fee) and are available from our online box at www.frazertheatre.co.uk or by calling 07835 927965.

    Doors open at 7…

    Dates

    From:
    23 Nov 2019 To 23 Nov 2019
  4. John-Luke Roberts:After Me Comes The Flood

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    John-Luke Roberts:After Me Comes The Flood

    Type

    Comedy

    Knaresborough

    In a brand-new hour of extraordinary daft-hearted comedy, expect to not know why you are laughing once more… even when he gives you the punchline first. Jokes about staring into the Nietzschean void, the stupid decisions of kings and how Pinocchio can save the world all might make appearances in…

    Dates

    From:
    21 Feb 2020 To 21 Feb 2020
  5. Harrogate Comedy Festival

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    Harrogate Comedy Festival

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    Festival

    Harrogate

    The 8th annual Harrogate Comedy Festival (1st-16th Oct 2016) features handpicked acts from across the globe to the town. With acts from Australia, America, Ireland, New Zealand, Canada and Europe it’s a comedy festival with an exciting international twist.

    The 2016 line-up includes Ross Noble,…

    Venue

    Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

    Dates

    From:
    7 Oct 2020 To 19 Oct 2020

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