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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. Adam Hess, Glenn Moore

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    Adam Hess, Glenn Moore

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    Comedy

    Harrogate

    Adam Hess: Cactus

    Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated chap and star of Tonight at the London Palladium, Live from the BBC and other stuff returns for another smash-hit show. He's five foot eleven, he hates other families' plates, and he had his 18th birthday party on a riverboat on the Thames so when...

    Dates

    From:
    20 Apr 2018 To 20 Apr 2018
  2. Frazer Theatre Comedy Club, May 2018

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    Frazer Theatre Comedy Club, May 2018

    Type

    Comedy

    Knaresborough

    The Frazer Theatre Comedy Club returns to action on Friday 4th May with another selection of top-level stand-up talent. Four of the very best in the business will be joining us for what's sure to be another fantastic night of comedy. As always, tickets remain at £10 in advance and are available...

    Dates

    From:
    4 May 2018 To 4 May 2018
  3. Between You and Me

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    Between You and Me

    Type

    Comedy

    Pateley Bridge

    An evening of Yorkshire fun and music, presented by the Bard of Barnsley, Ian McMillan with Luke Harvey Goss

    Dates

    From:
    11 May 2018 To 11 May 2018
  4. Count Arthur Strong: Is Alive and Unplugged

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    Count Arthur Strong: Is Alive and Unplugged

    Type

    Comedy

    Harrogate

    Alone, solo and by himself, with no one with him, the show business Colossasus (check that) takes us back on a journey through his early career. Using the latest technology and all that (I presume we’ve got a projector?) he will be delving into his own personal box of video cassettes and talking us...

    Dates

    From:
    9 Jun 2018 To 9 Jun 2018
  5. Chris Ramsey

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    Chris Ramsey

    Type

    Comedy

    Harrogate

    Critically acclaimed and award winning Stand Up comedian, host of his own TV entertainment show and Stand Up show on Comedy Central, Celebrity Juice regular and the only person to ever put Katie Hopkins in her place; Chris Ramsey brings his BRAND NEW 2018 live tour to Harrogate Theatre. It sold out...

    Dates

    From:
    13 Jun 2018 To 13 Jun 2018
  6. Jollyboat

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    Jollyboat

    Type

    Comedy

    Knaresborough

    On Friday 22nd June 2018, the Frazer Theatre Comedy Club is excited to host musical comedy double act, Jollyboat.

    A favourite among many Comedy Club regulars, Jollyboat are the UK's best comedy-pirate-geek-rock duo. Brothers Tommy and Ed write catchy songs and lyrics packed with fast-paced...

    Dates

    From:
    22 Jun 2018 To 22 Jun 2018
  7. The Sitcom Experience

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    The Sitcom Experience

    Type

    Comedy

    Harrogate

    The Sitcom Experience 'Live'
    With Del Boy & Rodney – The Comedy Dinner Show
    Established since 1997, Laughlines is the UK's leading brand of comedy dinner shows and originally conceived the concept of 'The Sitcom Experience' a live parody dining experience with your favorite television...

    Dates

    From:
    30 Jun 2018 To 30 Jun 2018
  8. Harrogate Comedy Festival

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    Harrogate Comedy Festival

    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 2018 To 20 Oct 2018

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