Review: Jason Manford, First World Problems, York Barbican

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1:08pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

"IT'S become 'An Audience With' all of a sudden'," said Jason Manford, commenting on the impact that the audience's quips and questions were having on Wednesday's show.

Junior Simpson, Daliso Chaponda, Steve Bugeja & Andrew Ryan, Hyena Lounge Comedy Club, The Duchess, September 23

York Press:

3:57pm Thursday 18th September 2014

JUNIOR Simpson takes the Hyena Lounge Comedy Club headline spot on Saturday with his infectious energy and exuberant stage presence at The Duchess in York.

Jason Manford, First World Problems, York Barbican, September 23

York Press: Funnyman? You decide

3:14pm Thursday 18th September 2014

WELL, he can't have solved all the First World Problems since last November's brace of Barbican shows because jaunty Salford Jason Manford returns there with problems still piling up.

Comedy highlights of Pocklington Arts Centre's new season

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3:06pm Thursday 18th September 2014

BE warned! Mark Steel is on his way to turn Pocklington from a market town to a mock-it town.

Hyena Lounge Comedy Club, The Duchess, York, September 13

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11:18am Thursday 11th September 2014

ONLY 30 tickets are still to be snapped up for Saturday's Hyena Lounge Comedy Club show at The Duchess, York.

Elvington Comedy Festival, Elvington Village Hall, September 20

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1:12pm Thursday 4th September 2014

LAUGHTER is the best medicine, as the saying goes, and to prove it, pharmacist Andy Owen has set up a regular comedy night at Elvington Village Hall.

Billy Pearce, The Mayfield, Seamer, near Scarborough, September 26

York Press:

1:10pm Thursday 4th September 2014

YORKSHIRE comedian Billy Pearce will be "close up and at his naughtiest" when he plays The Mayfield in Seamer, near Scarborough, on September 26.

Phil Wang and Justin Moorhouse, Hyena Lounge Comedy Club, The Duchess, York, September 6

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11:49am Thursday 4th September 2014

LOOK out for Hyena Lounge Comedy Club favourite Justin Moorhouse in Coronation Street on Sunday, playing Dean Upton, landlord of the Flying Horse, whose pub cricket team play against the Rovers Return in a one-hour special.

Win tickets to Elvington Comedy Evening

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1:24pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Courtesy of promoter Andy Owen, we have five pairs of tickets to be won for the Elvington Comedy Evening on September 20.

Paul Chowdhry, Leeds City Varieties, September 4

York Press: Paul Chowdhry doesn’t pull any punches when he talks to Amie Mulderrig about his gig

12:25pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

WHY is one person’s offence someone else’s humour, asks comedian Paul Chowdhry on his return to Leeds City Varieties on Thursday night.

Hyena Lounge Comedy Club, The Duchess, York, August 23

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1:03pm Thursday 21st August 2014

ON a Bank Holiday weekend, what better way of celebrating the extra day off work than with a night of laughter?

Pete Johansson: Several Jokes, Harrogate Comedy Festival, Harrogate Theatre, October 10

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1:01pm Thursday 21st August 2014

CANADIAN comedian Pete Johansson examines his various fears and faults that enlighten the spirit and educate the soul in his anecdotal new show, Several Jokes, on tour from late September to November.

Jason Cook – Broken, Crown Hotel, Harrogate, October 13

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12:27pm Thursday 14th August 2014

COMEDIAN and sitcom writerJason Cook is a broken man, piecing himself back together after therapy in his new stand-up show.

Tony Jameson, Scarborough Spa, November 23

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11:00am Thursday 7th August 2014

FOOTBALL Manager addict and rising north east comedian Tony Jameson will bring his debut Edinburgh Fringe show to Scarborough Spa on Sunday, November 23.

Hyena Lounge Comedy Club: Dave Johns, Steve Hall, Sam Gore - The Duchess, York, August 2

York Press:

12:45pm Thursday 31st July 2014

DAVE Johns opens Saturday’s 8pm line-up at the Hyena Lounge Comedy Club in York before popping over to Leeds to headline at The Hi-Fi Club.

Alan Davies, Leeds Town Hall, October 30

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12:06pm Thursday 31st July 2014

AFTER his triumphant spring tour, Alan Davies returns with more Little Victories this autumn. One of those occasions will be at Leeds Town Hall on October 30, his nearest date to York.

Ruby Wax, Sane New World: The Tour - West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, September 14; Harrogate Theatre on October 13.

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2:21pm Monday 28th July 2014

RUBY Wax reckons we are not equipped for this century.

Glenn Wool, Hyena Lounge Comedy Club, The Duchess, York, July 26

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2:33pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE Edinburgh Fringe previews continue at the Hyena Lounge Comedy Club in York on Saturday where all four performers are revving up for the August festival.

Martin Mor, Rob Rouse, Adam Rushton and Caimh McDonnell, Hyena Lounge Comedy Club, July 19

York Press:

3:57pm Thursday 17th July 2014

ALL of the acts at Saturdays’s Hyena Lounge Comedy Club in York are preparing for next month’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Paul Merton’s Impro Chums, Grand Opera House, York, on May 1

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3:55pm Thursday 17th July 2014

PAUL Merton’s Impro Chums will return to the Grand Opera House, York, on May 1 next year for the first time since May 2010.

Gary Delaney, Hyena Lounge Comedy Club, York, October 27

York Press: One-liners: Gary Delaney will be stopping off in Kidderminster on Saturday, May 31.

3:52pm Thursday 17th July 2014

GARY Delaney is lining up the one-liners for his debut British tour this autumn in his 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival hit, Purist.

Review: Dawn French in 30 Million Minutes, York Barbican

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11:56am Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE 30 Million Minutes of the title equates to the 56 years of Dawn French's life, the clock hand ticking away on Lez Brotherston's typically swish, hi-tech set as another two hours go by.

Dawn French presents 30 Million Minutes, York Barbican, July 12; Leeds Grand Theatre, September 2

York Press:

12:22pm Thursday 10th July 2014

THE Tour de France circus may have left town but there will still be a French presence in York this weekend.

Tim Vine, Grand Opera House, 22 May 2015

York Press: VIDEO comedians share their best one-liners

2:50pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

MANIC punslinger im Vine will fire off the goofing one-liners at the Grand Opera House, York, in his new touring show Tim Timinee Tim Timinee Tim Tim To You on May 22 next year.

Paul Foot , Leeds City Varieties Music Hall, November 1

York Press:

11:15am Thursday 3rd July 2014

COMEDIAN Paul Foot will glide into Leeds City Varieties Music Hall on November 1 with his new show Hovercraft Symphony in Gammon # Major.

Milton Jones, The Temple Of Daft, February 4 to June 26

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3:00pm Thursday 12th June 2014

MILTON Jones, genial king of the one-liner, will enter The Temple Of Daft in his new show, on tour from February 4 to June 26 next year.

Tommy Tiernan, Pocklington Arts Centre, October 30

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2:29pm Thursday 12th June 2014

FEROCIOUSLY witty Irish comedian Tommy Tiernan has booked in for a night at Pocklington Arts Centre on Thursday, October 30.

Frank Skinner, Grand Opera House, York, November 19

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3:49pm Thursday 5th June 2014

FRANK Skinner will be the Man In A Suit in York this autumn on his first stand-up tour in seven years.

Comedy round-up

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3:35pm Thursday 5th June 2014

ROBIN Ince presents An Evening With...two Robin Inces in The Basement bar at City Screen, York, on Sunday night.

Ken Dodd, Grand Opera House, York, September 27

York Press: Doddy's at the Theatre Royal on Wednesday

12:53pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

VETERAN Liverpool comedian Ken Dodd will play the Grand Opera House in York on September 27 on the 60th anniversary of the very day he began his professional career.

Blair Dunlop, House Of Jacks tour, The Basement, City Screen, May 21

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2:42pm Thursday 15th May 2014

CHESTERFIELD singer-songwriter and guitarist Blair Dunlop opens his House Of Jacks tour at The Basement, City Screen, York, on Wednesday night at 8pm.

An Evening With Noel Fielding, York Barbican, October 30

York Press: BOOSH: Noel Fielding, who is to play York Barbican in the autumn

12:57pm Thursday 8th May 2014

THE MIghty Boosh and Never Mind The Buzzcocks pop quiz star Noel Fielding is to play York Barbican this autumn on his first solo tour in five years. Tickets go on sale at 9am tomorrow for An Evening With Noel Fielding on October 30.

Sarah Millican, York Barbican, May 7

York Press: Sarah Millican

12:16pm Friday 2nd May 2014

AFTER Sarah Millican’s two gigs at York Barbican sold out last October, the South Shields comic turn added an extra Home Bird tour date for May 7. Surprise, surprise, the Barbican will now be full for that night of “domestic bliss” with Sarah too.

Craig Campbell and Steve Harris, Hyena Lounge Comedy Club, Bank Holiday weekend

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2:40pm Thursday 1st May 2014

CANADIAN stand-up Craig Campbell brings his new tour show to the Hyena Lounge Comedy Club in the City Screen Basement bar in York on Bank Holiday Monday.

Mark Maeir, Mick Ferry and Adam Rushton, Hyena Lounge Comedy Club, The Duchess, York

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2:51pm Friday 25th April 2014

MARK Maeir headlines Saturday night's Hyena Lounge Comedy Club line-up at The Duchess, York, supported by Mick Ferry and Adam Rushton and introduced by master of ceremonies Tony Jameson.

Robin Ince: Is (In) And Out Of His Mind, Leeds City Varieties Music Hall, April 29

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2:53pm Friday 25th April 2014

COMEDIAN and science enthusiast Robin Ince presents another in his line of unhinged stand-up comic lectures at Leeds City Varieties Music Hall on Tuesday at 7.30pm.

Review: Rich Hall, York Theatre Royal, April 19

York Press: Rich Hall is coming to the Harrow Arts Centre

2:19pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

EVERY review of comedian Rich Hall has to include the word deadpan. So I am going to get it over with in the first sentence.

Jason Cook, Hyena Lounge Comedy Club, The Duchess, York, April 19

York Press: Jason Cook

11:19am Thursday 17th April 2014

AFTER his “pleasant surprise” at last weekend’s opening show selling out at the Hyena Lounge Comedy Club’s new York home of The Duchess, promoter Toby Clouston-Jones has Cooked up an Easter Eggs-travaganza for Saturday.

Gavin Webster, Dan Nightingale, Brennan Reece and Tony Jameson, Hyena Lounge Comedy Club, The Duchess, York

York Press: Dan Nightingale

2:39pm Friday 11th April 2014

TOMORROW marks the opening of a new chapter in the long history of the Hyena Lounge Comedy Club, whose Saturday night and bigger touring show in York will now take place at The Duchess rather than at City Screen's Basement bar.

Dawn French, York Barbican, July 12

York Press: Dawn French

12:35pm Thursday 10th April 2014

DAWN French is to play York Barbican this summer on her first solo tour. The actress, novelist and comedy queen’s new show, 30 Million Minutes, is based on her life and career.

Al Murray, Grand Opera House, York, November 16

York Press: Al Murray is appearing at St George’s Hall

11:56am Thursday 10th April 2014

AL Murray, The Pub Landlord, gives a nod to Hull playwright Richard Bean’s farce One Man, Two Guvnors by calling his latest splenetic touring show One Man, One Guvnor.

Jon Richardson, Ndiot, York Barbican, October 10

York Press: Jon Richardson will be bringing his stand-up routine to Epsom Playhouse

11:41am Thursday 10th April 2014

COMEDIAN Jon Richardson will be checking his tyre pressures, cleaning his floor mats and putting an emergency packed lunch in the boot of his car in preparation for bringing his new tour show, Ndiot, to York Barbican on October 10.

Rich Hall, Harrogate Theatre, April 10 and 11; York Theatre Royal, April 19

York Press: Rich Hall is coming to the Harrow Arts Centre

11:54am Thursday 10th April 2014

RICH Hall, the grouchy, deadpan, indignant voice of Montana, loves touring Britain.

Jasper Carrott, Stand Up And Rock, Grand Opera House, York, November 24.

York Press: Jasper Carrott.

10:47am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Comedy Corner

Review: Russell Brand, Messiah Complex, York Barbican

York Press: Russell Brand will be appearing at York Barbican next March

2:11pm Monday 17th March 2014

STRIDING on stage in trademark tight leather trousers, vest, oversized necklace and with a wide smile on his face, Russell Brand was welcomed to York with nothing short of adulation.

Russell Brand, Messiah Complex, York Barbican, March 14

York Press: Russell Brand will be appearing at York Barbican next March

12:44pm Thursday 13th March 2014

CONTROVERSIAL comedian, actor, presenter and author Russell Brand will be “causing bother and excitement and offering opinions that have not been solicited or thought through” at York Barbican tomorrow night.

Seann Walsh, The Lie-In King, Selby Town Hall, March 15; Scarborough Spa Promenade Lounge, March 21

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12:41pm Thursday 13th March 2014

SEANN Walsh will have to get out of bed once more to demonstrate to the world why he is The Lie-In King at Selby this weekend.

Comedians gather for feminist gig

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8:51am Friday 7th March 2014

YORK comedians are to perform as support acts to feminist poet Hollie McNish at a gig being staged at the City Screen cinema as part of International Women’s Week.

Jo Caulfield, Celebration Of Anger, Hyena Lounge Comedy Club, City Screen, York, March 8

York Press: Rant against the machine - interview with comedian Jo Caulfield

2:18pm Thursday 6th March 2014

YOU may well have heard about the spectacularly obvious research findings this week that outbursts of anger can give you a heart attack.

Joel Dommett, Practical Joker, The Basement, City Screen, York, March 10

York Press: Joel Dommett, Practical Joker, The Basement, City Screen, York, March 10

2:13pm Thursday 6th March 2014

After co-starring in two series of BBC Three’s Impractical Jokers, comedian Joel Dommett is on the road in his debut stand-up tour, Practical Joker. He will be seeking revenge on a school enemy and doing some nun-chucks in the process, as CHARLES HUTCHINSON learns.


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