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Comedy

Tim Brooke-Taylor

Who will join Tim Brooke-Taylor and Mark Addy in re-enacting The Four Yorkshireman sketch on Yorkshire Day in York?

Al Murray, The Pub Landlord, pulls his first pint at the Great Yorkshire Fringe in York. Picture: Kippa Matthews

Review: Great Yorkshire Fringe, Al Murray, The Pub Landlord's Summer Saloon, White Rose Rotunda, Parliament Street,York, last Friday

The cast of Stick Man - Live On Stage, Nancy Landry Trotter, Oliver Grant and Alex Tosh, in the White Rose Rotunda at the Great Yorkshire Fringe in York. Picture: David Mackie

Great Yorkshire Fringe: Scamp Theatre's award-wiining stage version of Julia Donaldson's Stick Man plays throughout York festival

Thinking Drinkers Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham. Picture: Steve Ullathorne

Thinking Drinkers Ben and Tom say Drink Less, Drink Better while giving out free drinks at Great Yorkshire Fringe show

Al Murray, The Pub Landlord welcomes you to his pop-up gaff

A word with the Guvnor

Great Yorkshire Fringe festival director and founder Martin Witts. Picture: Steve Ullathorne

From Theatre Royal carpenter to festival founder: Martin Witts launches the Great Yorkshire Fringe in York

The York Arts Barge team

Arts Barge swings into action at the Great Yorkshire Fringe on Sunday

Mark Addy as Hercules. Picture: PA Photo/BBC/Ray Burmiston

Mark Addy in conversation on Yorkshire Day podcast at Great Yorkshire Fringe

Velma Von Bon Bon

Moulin Rouge makes way for York's very own Moulin Ouse cabaret and burlesque nights at Great Yorkshire Fringe

Matt Tedford as Margaret Thatcher Queen Of Soho. Picture: Mihaela Bodlovic

Margaret Thatcher as you have never seen before - in drag at the Great Yorkshire Fringe

Say Owt Slam co-host and York performance poet Henry Raby

Say Owt Slam prepares for battle of words final at Great Yorkshire Fringe

Al Murray, The Pub Landlord launches the Great Yorkshire Fringe

The Great Yorkshire Fringe rolls out the green carpet for 120 shows in Parliament Street

The York cast of The Room: The Musical

York company Two Spoons Productions turn "worst movie ever" into all-singing, some-dancing musical parody

Paul Chowdhry enters PC's World

Comedian Paul Chowdhry takes political correctness to the cleaners in York

Alan Carr

Review: Alan Carr: Yap, Yap, Yap!, York Barbican, July 11

Will Franken

What's up, Woodsduck? Line-up confirmed for Burning Duck Comedy Club festival

Burning Duck Comedy Club announces acts for first Woodsduck festival in York

Yap chap Alan Carr

Yap, yap, yapping Alan Carr will be all chat,chat,chat at York Barbican

Stewart Lee

Review: Two Rooms With A Stew

Comedian Dave Johns

Alternative comedy circuit stalwart Dave Johns tops Burning Duck bill in York

Reginald D. Hunter

Great Yorkshire Fringe rolls out the green carpet for 100 shows in ten days in York

Cornish comedian Daniel Triscott, now living in York

The Duke’s Comedy Night launch at Duke of York pub in King’s Square on June 4

Roy “Chubby” Brown, York Barbican, December 11

Roy “Chubby” Brown, York Barbican, December 11

Will Seaward, who will bring ghosts...

Burning Duck Comedy Club presents Student Comedian of the Year competition

Robin Ince

Review: Robin Ince, The (Almost ) Farewell Show, The Duchess, York, May 26

Reginald D Hunter

Review: Reginald D. Hunter: The Man Who Attempted To Do As Much As Such, York Barbican, Saturday, May 9

Australian comedian Bec Hill

Bec Hill, Burning Duck Comedy Comedy Club, Black Swan Inn, York, May 12

Paul Merton with impro chums Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Mike McShane and Suki Webster

Review: Paul Merton’s Impro Chums, Grand Opera House

The many fighting faces of Dave Spikey

Dave Spikey, Grand Opera House, York, May 7

Paul Merton

Paul Merton’s Impro Chums, Grand Opera House, York, May 1; Leeds City Varieties, June 9

Steve Bugeja, Julian Deane and Gareth Richards - Punchline Comedy Club, Pocklington Arts Centre, April 30

Steve Bugeja, Julian Deane and Gareth Richards - Punchline Comedy Club, Pocklington Arts Centre, April 30

Dylan Moran

Review: Dylan Moran, Off The Hook, York Barbican

Doc Brown

Hyena Lounge Comedy Club gig rescheduled

Steve Harris, The Duchess, York, April 25

Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey to play York Barbican

Romesh Ranganathan and Suzi Ruffell

Romesh Ranganathan and Suzi Ruffell, Hyena Lounge Comedy Club, The Duchess, York, April 23

Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey: Limboland, Scarborough Spa’s Grand Hall, November 11 and 12; Leeds First Direct Arena, May 28, 2016

Dylan Moran

Dylan Moran, Harrogate Theatre, April 23; York Barbican, April 26

Maxie Wade

Review: Stand Up and Be Social, Fossgate Social, Fossgate, York

Maxie Wade

Maxie Wade hosts new comedy night Stand Up And Be Social

Phil Kay

Phil Kay, The Burning Duck Comedy Club, The Black Swan, Peasholme Green, April 14

Patrick Kielty

Patrick Kielty, Pocklington Arts Centre, October 31

Gary Delaney

Master of one-liners Gary Delaney set to play Selby Town Hall

Sarah Millican

Sarah Millican tickets sell fast for next year’s tour

Nalika de Silva

Nalika de Silva, The Basement, City Screen, York, April 3

Pub landlord Al Murray, the FUKP candidate for South Thanet, poses, who has just been announced as the star attraction of the Great Yorkshire Fringe

Great Yorkshire Fringe in York, July 24 - August 2

Shappi Khorsandi

Shappi Khorsandi, Leeds City Varieties Music Hall, April 30

Paddy McGuinness

Paddy McGuinness, Grand Opera House, York, March 5, 2016

Kolade Agboke as Jesus, left, Varujan Smallwood as Jairus and Edith Kirkwood as Jairus’s daughter, Esther, in Riding Lights’ Inheritance.                                            Picture: Andrew Dyer

Inheritance, Riding Lights, on tour until April 4

Joe Lycett

Joe Lycett, Saturday Night Lounge, The Duchess, York

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