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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. Frazer Theatre Comedy Club 4th Birthday Show

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    Comedy

    Knaresborough

    It's our fourth birthday! The Frazer Theatre Comedy celebrates four glorious years of laughs on Friday 2nd November and we're bringing the party in style with one of the greatest line-ups we've ever had!

    As always, tickets remain at £10 in advance and are available from the Old Chemist Shop,...

    Dates

    From:
    2 Nov 2018 To 2 Nov 2018
  2. Dave Gorman: With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint

    Type

    Comedy

    Harrogate

    Dave Gorman, the man behind Dave TV’s hit show Modern Life Is Goodish as well as Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure, is back on the road with a brand new live show, With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint.

    As the title suggests, he’s bringing his laptop and projector...

    Dates

    From:
    2 Nov 2018 To 2 Nov 2018
  3. Paul Foot - Image Conscious

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    Type

    Comedy

    Knaresborough

    On Saturday 17th November the Frazer Theatre Comedy Club is delighted to welcome back Paul Foot with his new tour show "Image Conscious".

    Tickets are £14 and are available from our online box office at www.frazertheatre.co.uk or phone 07835 927965 (booking fee applies) . The show starts at 7.30pm...

    Dates

    From:
    17 Nov 2018 To 17 Nov 2018
  4. Alfie Moore..Getting Away with Murder

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    Comedy

    Knaresborough

    On Saturday 1st December, Frazer Theatre Comedy Club welcomes back Alfie Moore with his latest stand-up comedy show, "Getting Away With Murder" In this show the former Detective Sergeant, and star of BBC Radio 4 comedy 'It's A Fair Cop', takes you on a thrilling and hilarious interactive journey...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Dec 2018 To 1 Dec 2018
  5. Mrs Barbara Nice's Festiva Special

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    Comedy

    Masham

    Stockport housewife and mother of five Mrs Barbara Nice brings her famous Christmas shindig to the town hall, complete with raffle, tombola and mince pies. Join her for the perfect 'Christmas do' – a bumper bundle selection box of seasonal fun with all the trimmings.

    Lovable Barbara ("as in...

    Dates

    From:
    21 Dec 2018 To 21 Dec 2018
  6. Flanders and Swann - At the Drop of a Hippopotamus

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    Comedy

    Masham


    In 2001, multi-award winning comedian Tim FitzHigham and BBC Radio 4 musical maestro Duncan Walsh Atkins took to the stage in a theatre in Sussex to raise money for a small cottage hospital and Flanders and Swann - At the Drop of a Hippopotamus was born.

    The Masters of 1950s and 1960s madness,...

    Dates

    From:
    8 Feb 2019 To 8 Feb 2019
  7. Gary Delaney: "Gagster's Paradise"

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    Comedy

    Masham

    One of Britain's leading one-liner comics returns to the road with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery.

    A Mock The Week regular and recent star of the new Live At The Apollo series, Gary's shows are renowned in the business for an almost unrivalled volume of high-class gags. You...

    Dates

    From:
    9 Feb 2019 To 9 Feb 2019
  8. Lloyd Griffith-All Rounder

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    Comedy

    Knaresborough

    On Saturday 16th February 2019 The Frazer Theatre Comedy Club presents Lloyd Griffith.

    After the success of his sold out 2017/18 UK tour, comedian, choirboy and host of Soccer AM, Lloyd Griffith is back on the road with his hilarious new stand-up show. Expect jokes, dubious impressions, jokes, a...

    Dates

    From:
    16 Feb 2019 To 16 Feb 2019
  9. Henning Wehn : GET ON WITH IT

    Type

    Comedy

    Harrogate

    You couldn'’t make it up; surely the German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn hasn’t bosched out yet another new show? And what’'s he still doing here anyway? Well, his lack of transferable skills is what keeps him here and his belief that practise makes perfect is what keeps him going.

    This show is...

    Dates

    From:
    22 Feb 2019 To 22 Feb 2019
  10. Harrogate Comedy Festival

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    Type

    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:
    3 Oct 2019 To 20 Oct 2019

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