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

York Press: What's On module top link image

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.

Review: Eat, Pray, Laugh!, Barry Humphries Farewell Tour, Leeds Grand Theatre until March 1

York Press: Barry Humphries as Dame Edna Everage

4:39pm Thursday 27th February 2014

THERE are several shows going on at once in a Barry Humphries performance on this farewell tour by the bard of bad taste.

Hardeep Singh Kohli, The Hyena Lounge Comedy Club, March 3

York Press: Hardeep Singh Kohli, The Hyena Lounge Comedy Club, March 3

3:38pm Thursday 27th February 2014

HARDEEP Singh Kohli examines the pitfalls and triumphs of a pure soul searching for love in his new touring stand-up show, Hardeep Is Your Love.

Review: Norman Lovett, Hyena Lounge Comedy Club, Basement, City Screen, York

York Press: Norman Lovett from Red Dwarf

9:34am Tuesday 25th February 2014

WHAT sort of a person sits on the risky front row for comedy?

Norman Lovett, Hyena Lounge Comedy Club, City Screen, York, February 23

York Press: Norman Lovett from Red Dwarf

11:52am Thursday 20th February 2014

Norman Lovett, the deadpan comedian who appeared in Red Dwarf as Holly the computer, tells JULIAN COLE about coming to terms with life, being accidentally funny and why he now hates cars.

Review: Punt And Dennis, Ploughing On Regardless, Grand Opera House, York

York Press: Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis will be packing out the Wyvern on Tuesday

12:43pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

STEVE Punt and Hugh Dennis host BBC Radio 4’s half-hour of satirical chatter The Now Show. Maybe their return to live comedy after a three-year gap should be called The Now And Then Show because now they’re still doing what they did back then in 2011 and 2007 and 2005 for that matter.

Ed Byrne, Roaring Forties, Harrogate Royal Hall, February 14

York Press: Comedian Ed Byrne on air guitar, being Dara O'Brian's best man and GTA at the Bake Off

11:56am Friday 14th February 2014

LOQUACIOUS Irishman Ed Byrne has so much to say in his Roaring Forties show that he has jettisoned a support act for the latest leg of the tour.

Punt & Dennis, Ploughing On Regardless, Grand Opera House, York, February 16

York Press: Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis

1:57pm Thursday 13th February 2014

Punt & Dennis have been having satirical fun at the expense of the news for 30 year now. No one is more surprised about that than Hugh Dennis, as he tells CHARLES HUTCHINSON.

Jimeoin: Yes, Yes, Whatever…?!, York Barbican, February 15

York Press: International comedian Jimeoin

2:59pm Thursday 13th February 2014

JIMEOIN, the English-born Northern Irish comedian who found fame in Australia, is back in Blighty with his latest show, Yes, Yes, Whatever…?!

Red Dwarf cast confirmed for Scarborough’s first comic convention

York Press: Danny  John Jules

2:57pm Thursday 13th February 2014

DANNY John Jules, alias The Cat, is the fourth and final Red Dwarf leading cast member to confirm his appearance at Scarborough’s first comic convention this spring.

Joe Lycett: If Joe Lycett Then You Should’ve Put A Ring On it, Hyena Lounge Comedy Club, City Screen, York, February 10

York Press: Joe Lycett: If Joe Lycett Then You Should’ve Put A Ring On it, Hyena Lounge Comedy Club, City Screen, York, February 10

3:44pm Friday 7th February 2014

JOE Lycett took his first steps on the comedy scene in 2008, reaching the final of the BBC New Comedy Awards that year, but only now is he undertaking his first British tour.

Mark Thomas, 100 Acts Of Minor Dissent, Pocklington Arts Centre, February 13

York Press: Mark Thomas

2:50pm Thursday 6th February 2014

POLITICAL activist and comic Mark Thomas is making his prankster progress through his 100 Acts Of Minor Dissent. So is he on course to complete them by the time his tour ends on May 15?

Tom Wrigglesworth presents Utterly At Odds With The Universe at Hyena Lounge Comedy Club, The Basement, City Screen, York, February 17

York Press: Tom Wrigglesworth

2:49pm Thursday 6th February 2014

Comedian Tom Wrigglesworth found old tapes which suggest he is a chip off the grandfatherly block, as he tells CHARLES HUTCHINSONTHROUGHOUT his childhood, Tom Wrigglesworth and his grandfather would record themselves interviewing each other.

Stewart Lee, Much A-Stew About Nothing, York Barbican, Sunday

York Press: Much A-Stew about nothing

10:52am Tuesday 4th February 2014

THE ever self-deprecating Stewart Lee made his York Barbican debut to an almost full house on Sunday night. Refusing through stubbornness to provide a traditional opening gag, he kicked off the evening with a command to laugh and a set of grumpy-old-man jokes about dogs.

Stewart Lee, York Barbican, February 2

York Press: Stewart Lee

2:43pm Thursday 30th January 2014

WRITER and comedian Stewart Lee follows up his Carpet Remnant World ventures by serving up a new stew of anti-populist ideas on the road in preparation for his third BBC television series.

Jon Richardson, Nidiot, Leeds Grand Theatre, June 5

York Press: FUNNYMAN: Jon Richardson

3:36pm Thursday 30th January 2014

JON Richardson is checking his tyre pressures, cleaning his floor mats and putting an emergency packed lunch in the boot of his car in readiness to hit the road with his new touring show, Nidiot.

Review: Paul Sinha, Paul Sinha Is A Stand-Up Comedian, Hyena Lounge Comedy Club, The Basement, City Screen, York, Sunday.

York Press: Paul Sinha

1:14pm Monday 27th January 2014

A FULL house welcomed funny-man Paul Sinha to the Hyena Lounge for the first leg of his live tour, Paul Sinha Is A Stand-Up Comedian, on Sunday night.

Spring season at Selby Town Hall

York Press: Carthy, Hardy, Farrell & Young

3:06pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

THE fiddle-playing folk quartet of Carthy, Hardy, Farrell & Young open Selby Town Hall’s 11th spring season on February 8.

Award-winning comedian Alan Carr to play Selby Town Hall

York Press: Alan Carr

9:17am Thursday 23rd January 2014

AN AWARD-WINNING stand-up comedian who regularly sells out arenas has announced a one-off gig at Selby Town Hall.

Work In Progress shows, Hyena Lounge Comedy Club

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

3:39pm Thursday 16th January 2014

SUSAN Calman, star of her own BBC Radio 4 series Calman Is Convicted, is yet to decide on the title of her new live show.

Shappi Khorsandi, Leeds City Varieties Music Hall, March 13

York Press: Shappi Khorsandi: Live

3:41pm Thursday 16th January 2014

COMEDIAN Shappi Khorsandi returns to Leeds City Varieties Music Hall on Thursday, March 13 with a new show in tow.

Paul Sinha Is A Stand-Up Comedian tour, The Basement at City Screen, York, January 26

York Press: Comic celebration of sexuality with Paul Sinha at the Brewhouse, Taunton

1:57pm Thursday 2nd January 2014

PAUL Sinha is adding an extra date to his self-explanatory Paul Sinha Is A Stand-Up Comedian tour. He will appear at the Hyena Lounge Comedy Club in The Basement at City Screen, York, on Sunday, January 26.

Ed Byrne, Roaring Forties, Scarborough Spa, February 12; Harrogate Royal Hall February 14

York Press: Ed Byrne

1:04pm Thursday 2nd January 2014

IRISH comedian Ed Byrne began re-evaluating his life in the wake of his landmark 40th birthday.

Hop along for a laugh

York Press: Tom Wrigglesworth

12:56pm Saturday 7th December 2013

York’s newest pub is game for a laugh; MAXINE GORON reports from the inaugural comedy night at The Hop.

Peter Brush, Hyena Lounge Comedy Club, City Screen, York, November 30

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2:59pm Thursday 28th November 2013

HYENA Lounge Comedy Club promoter and talent spotter Toby Clouston-Jones is predicting a rapid rise for his Saturday Night Lounge debutant in York, Peter Brush.

Review: Reginald D Hunter, York Barbican

York Press: Reginald D Hunter

9:40am Tuesday 26th November 2013

This year, comedian Reginald D Hunter has experienced his fair share of negative media coverage, mostly in response to his dangerous, no-holds-barred comedy unnecessarily ruffling the feathers of some audiences and journalists.

Review: Chris Ramsey, York Barbican

York Press: Chris Ramsey

9:39am Tuesday 26th November 2013

Chris Ramsey is “The Most Dangerous Man on Saturday Morning Television” according to his latest tour. Well, not any more. Certainly not after being kicked off Soccer AM last year and being told never to return.

Reginald D Hunter: In The Midst Of Crackers, York Barbican, November 22

York Press: Reginald D Hunter

11:23am Thursday 21st November 2013

REGINALD D Hunter has a new show for 2013, In The Midst Of Crackers, that will visit York Barbican tomorrow night.

Chris Ramsey: The Most Dangerous Man On Saturday Morning Television, York Barbican, November 23

York Press: Chris Ramsey

11:22am Thursday 21st November 2013

WHAT happens when you say the wrong thing in the wrong place at the wrong time?

‘Yorkshire’s finest stand-ups’ booked for new comedy night

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10:59am Thursday 21st November 2013

WOZZON Comedy Store director Ivan Scoble is launching a new York comedy night at the Stonegate Yard bar and brasserie in Little Stonegate on Thursday, November 28.

York features in Ross Noble's Freewheeling television series

York Press: Ross Noble with the statue of Emperor Constantine. Picture: Sam Hunter

1:42pm Thursday 14th November 2013

OUT of all the places that North Eastern comic Ross Noble pounced on in his Tweet-driven television series Ross Noble Freewheeling, York was the most fruitful.

Jimeoin, York Barbican, February 15, 2014

York Press: Jimeoin takes to The Courtyard stage

11:01am Thursday 14th November 2013

JIMEOIN, the English-born Northern Irish comedian who found fame in Australia, will deliver his ever-evolving live show to York Barbican on Saturday, February 15 next year.

Ray Peacock, Basement bar at City Screen, York, November 9

York Press: Ray Peacock

8:36am Saturday 9th November 2013

SCRUFFY funny man Ray Peacockheadlines tonight’s Saturday Night Lounge comedy bill in the Basement bar at City Screen, York, at 8pm. He is one half of the long-running Peacock & Gamble podcast and is noted for anecdotes full of puppyish excitement, spontaneous high jinks and stories of mischief.

Review: Jason Manford, York Barbican

York Press: Jason Manford

2:40pm Thursday 7th November 2013

FUNNYMAN Manford is on to a winner. Get your audience to write down things that annoy them the most and then read them out. Simple, but pure genius.

Jethro, Grand Opera House, York, November 10

York Press: I'M BACK: Jethro

11:43am Thursday 7th November 2013

FRUITY Cornish comedian Jethro returns to the Grand Opera House, York, on Sunday night to turn everyday events into farcical stories, embellished with his trademark West Country dialect.

Review: Alan Davies, Life Is Pain, York Barbican

York Press: 50-date tour: Alan Davies is sticking to three show a week

3:24pm Monday 4th November 2013

A DECADE has come and gone since Alan Davies flexed his stand-up muscles, but with his ever present fumblings as Stephen Fry’s right hand man on the much loved QI, he’s not been forgotten.

Review: Bill Bailey, Qualmpeddler, York Barbican

York Press: Bill Bailey

3:28pm Friday 1st November 2013

THE trouble with so much stand-up is that it is limited in the scope, ambition, material and dress-down dress code of its attention-seeking proponents.

Steve Hughes, While It’s Still Legal, Hyena Lounge Comedy Club, City Screen Basement, York, November 3 (sold out) and November 4

York Press: Steve Hughes

9:57am Friday 1st November 2013

ONCE he was the drummer in a heavy-metal band; now Aussie Steve Hughes drums home his caustic anti-establishment views on the stand-up circuit.



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