The Lovely Boys £5 / PWYW

The Lovely Boys £5 / PWYW

Joe and Mikey are lovely boys, they want to show off their jumpers, and play with their toys. Guided by the expert tutelage of wise old Uncle Willy, they try to make sense of the world in their own weird way… 

Sean Morley: Soon I Will Be Dead and My Bones Will Be Free to Wreak Havoc Upon the Earth Once More £5 / PWYW

Sean Morley: Soon I Will Be Dead and My Bones Will Be Free to Wreak Havoc Upon the Earth Once More £5 / PWYW

Inside my skin is a rattling beast and when I breathe my last it will emerge. Free me from the enemy within. This is a show about fear, self-acceptance and bones. "A feast for any comedy lover who has a taste for the strange and absurd" - ★★★★ Skinny"The genius and confidence of Kitson and with the poetic linguistics of Dylan Moran… 

Seymour Mace is My Name Climb Up My Nose and Sit in My Brain £5 / PWYW

Seymour Mace is My Name Climb Up My Nose and Sit in My Brain £5 / PWYW

Join me inside my own head for an all-singing, all-dancing exploration of my f*cked-up brain. I'm going in sane, will I come out insane? All I know is it'll be proper funny alternative comedy, not some mediocre bag of shite mainstream middle-class virtue signalling pile of wank… 

Sam Nicoresti: UFO £5 / PWYW

Sam Nicoresti: UFO £5 / PWYW

In 1998, Sam Nicoresti was abducted by aliens. Now he's ready to reveal the beans and spill the truth in his debut show about space, alienation and dimensional string theory… 

The Glang Show £5 / PWYW

The Glang Show £5 / PWYW

The Glang Show is the only anarcho-comedy utopia that has travelled back in time from beyond the heat death of the universe. A line-up of incredibly powerful comedians compete for your affection while traversing a landscape of interactive challenges and challenging interactions… 

Harriet Dyer - The Dinosaur Show £5 / PWYW

Harriet Dyer - The Dinosaur Show £5 / PWYW

Harriet (BBC3, BBC Live at The Fringe, BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC Knock Knock, BBC Ouch, Absolute Radio) loves dinosaurs. You probably do too, so come and dip your body in her very large catacomb of chaos… 

Edy Hurst: Hurst Schmurst £5 / PWYW

Edy Hurst: Hurst Schmurst £5 / PWYW

Award-winning comedian Edy Hurst brings his musical comedy, loop pedal nonsense and stand-up to answer the age-old question: ‘What’s the deal with Edy Hurst? Who even is he? Where am I? What?’ As seen on MTV, BBC Radio 4, BBC New Act Nominee 2017, Great Yorkshire Fringe People’s Champion 2017, Harrogate Comedian of the Year finalist 2018, nominated for the Musical Comedy Awards 2018 and lurking in your dreams, ya weirdo… 

Louise Young and Neil Harris: Big Div Energy £5 / PWYW

Louise Young and Neil Harris: Big Div Energy £5 / PWYW

Rising stars Louise Young and Neil Harris make their Great Yorkshire Fringe debut. Regulars at The Stand Comedy Club, Newcastle, they shouldn't be missed. As heard on BBC Newcastle, Louise Young is becoming known for her adept social commentary and plentiful gag rate… 

Pat Cahill: Uncle Len Needs a New Part for His Hoover £5 / PWYW

Pat Cahill: Uncle Len Needs a New Part for His Hoover £5 / PWYW

Old new act, Pat Cahill, brings another hour of his confused neo-music hall stupidity to the Fringe. Expect earworms, knee ants and eye mice as he gently impresses you in the afternoon with a bit of singing, a bit of stand-up and a bit of dancing… 

Garrett Millerick: Work in Progress

Garrett Millerick: Work in Progress

Garrett Millerick is an acclaimed stand up comedian, writer and director. He is an increasing force to be reckoned with on the UK Circuit and In the few short years since debuting in new act competitions he has established a reputation as one of the stand out live acts of his generation… 

Children's Magic Workshops

Children's Magic Workshops

Magicians from the prestigious Magic Circle & West End Magic present an unforgettable magic workshop suitable for children, Hogwarts professors Oliver Tabor & Wayne Trice will be on duty to teach young wizards aged 7-13!Interactive workshops offering different spells for young wizards & witches to learn and amaze… 

The Burning Duck Comedy Club £5 / PWYW Showcase

The Burning Duck Comedy Club £5 / PWYW Showcase

York’s alternative comedy sensation the Burning Duck Comedy Club returns to the Great Yorkshire Fringe, presenting the best ‘up-and-coming’ musical, character, sketch, spoken word and stand-up comedy performers, again… 

Ian Crawford: Accident Avoidance Training for Cutlery Users

Ian Crawford: Accident Avoidance Training for Cutlery Users

Do you know how to safely operate a butter knife? Do you know how to minimise injury from an unsupervised fork? Do you have spoon-sense? Health and safety really has gone mad, courtesy of comedy character Ian Crawford, an adviser from the Steel and Cutlery Manufacturers Association… 

Heaven's Gate

Heaven's Gate

Four cups of Apple Sauce.Two sets of bunk beds.One Comet.Heaven’s Gate is closing and the Away Team are ready for Graduation! But whatever you do, don't say the C-word (Cult)… 

Huge Davies: The Carpark (Edinburgh Preview)

Huge Davies: The Carpark (Edinburgh Preview)

Fresh from his appearance on 'Comedy Central at the Comedy Store', Huge Davies is preparing for his first hour. Combining his dark humour, surreal material and one-of-a-kind customised keyboard, Huge has quickly risen to become one the most exciting and unique new acts in the UK… 

John Robertson’s ‘The Dark Room’

John Robertson’s ‘The Dark Room’

"Watching audiences attempt to tackle the challenge and fail is one of the funniest sights around, don’t miss it." - Daily Telegraph YOU AWAKE TO FIND YOURSELF IN A DARK ROOM! You, the audience, are trapped in an interactive, retro gaming nightmare; choose an option, find the way out, and escape The Dark Room! If you succeed, you’ll take home £1000… 

Radu Isac: Good Excuses for Sociopaths

Radu Isac: Good Excuses for Sociopaths

Do you sometimes think about your actions? Do your actions make you feel like a sociopath? Does feeling like a sociopath hurt your self-esteem? Well this show was specifically written to make YOU feel better! *none of the victims feelings were considered during the making of the show "Simultaneously sweet and dark" - Chortle As seen and heard on BBC World Service, Radio 4 and Comedy Central Extra  

The Dark Room (For Kids!)

The Dark Room (For Kids!)

WINNER: BEST KIDS SHOW Leicester Comedy Festival 2018You and your family are stuck inside a live-action video game! How will you escape?! Pick options off the screen in this hilarious text-based, interactive adventure game, and try to escape THE DARK ROOM… 

Joe Sutherland: Sour

Joe Sutherland: Sour

Top Ten Best Reviewed Shows, Edinburgh Fringe 2018 (comedy.co.uk). Joe returns to York with razor sharp truths about the pop groups, fashions and attitudes that seem to be making a comeback and tells the story of a friendship gone sour in the wake of recent national events… 

Eliott Simpson: (a)sexy and I know it

Eliott Simpson: (a)sexy and I know it

Eliott has never cared for sex. He enjoys doing people as much as he enjoys doing his taxes (not at all), yet for all his life it has lead to nothing but ridicule. But in peculiarity lies comedy, and Simpson has it in spades… 

Wild Thyme (and Heather)

Wild Thyme (and Heather)

It’s kind-of about the Brontës. It’s kind-of about Grief.It’s definitely about Feminism. It’s 200 years since the Brontë sisters, Emily, Charlotte and Anne, were born… 

Sarah Keyworth: Pacific

Sarah Keyworth: Pacific

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee for Best Newcomer and winner of the Herald Angel Award returns with a brand-new hour of comedy about the little things, the smallest details, the fixed and distinct aspects that make up what we definitively are, how we expressly think and who we unambiguously love… 

Japesh*t

Japesh*t

Returning to the Great Yorkshire Fringe in 2019, Thespianage Productions present short-form improvised comedy with a twist! During ‘Japesh*t rounds’ the audience has the power to throw the players a real curveball… 

Thomas Anthony: “Is it Wheely Magic?”

Thomas Anthony: “Is it Wheely Magic?”

Thomas Anthony presents his brand new show “Is it Wheely Magic?”…. This is the show where the audience are in control of what happens! Once the wheel of doom is spun, nobody knows what’s coming next…not even Thomas! One thing is for sure, this is a fast paced, funny, magical and highly entertaining show and is suitable for the whole family… 

The Great Yorkshire Comedy Fringe Workshop Showcase

The Great Yorkshire Comedy Fringe Workshop Showcase

A bunch of comedy virgins  have spent the weekend with Logan Murray, the man who taught Greg Davies, Rhod Gilbert, Josh Widdecombe, Andi Osho, Luisa Omielan, Diane Morgan, Joe Wilkinson and loads of award winning comedians… 

Jamie MacDonald: Designated Driver

Jamie MacDonald: Designated Driver

Foot to the floor comedy courtesy of that funny blind guy. "Gifted story telling" (The List) from the comedian you don’t want to drive you home. Chortle calls him "Compelling" the BBC list him on their ‘hot talent’ list… 

Richard Stott: Right Hand Man (Ed Fringe Preview)

Richard Stott: Right Hand Man (Ed Fringe Preview)

A debut show from a comedian who was born with Poland Syndrome, making him lopsided with a misshapen hand. Following life-changing surgery, he now has toes for fingers on his left hand and in this unflinchingly honest show, he examines body image, mental health and being disabled in an image-obsessed world… 

Pierre Novellie: Work in Progress

Pierre Novellie: Work in Progress

Award-winning comedian Pierre Novellie comes to Great Yorkshire Fringe to try some new stuff out. Come, people of York, and aid me in discovering what is hilarious and what is not so hilarious… 

Words as Bullets

Words as Bullets

Words as Bullets by Butshilo Nleya is a contemporary play where African and European theatres collide spectacularly. After a chance encounter on separate trains, two young women's lives unfold and weave together… 

Darren Harriott: Work In Progress

Darren Harriott: Work In Progress

Best Newcomer Nominee Darren considers himself a good person. Now 30 and never been in love. It can’t always be someone else’s fault, learning more about himself and realising maybe he’s never actually been happy with who is… 

Jayne Edwards is Top Bodybuilder Brian

Jayne Edwards is Top Bodybuilder Brian

Top Bodybuilder Brian will demonstrate that shadow boxing outside Paddy Power can be a lifestyle choice. From the mind of weird comedian Jayne Edwards (as seen on BBC Three), comes a multidisciplinary and extremely silly comedy show about loss (wife), gain (weight) and whey protein… 

Aaron Simmonds: Disabled Coconut (Ed Fringe Preview)

Aaron Simmonds: Disabled Coconut (Ed Fringe Preview)

“A Comedian going places” *Join the 2017 BBC New Comedy Award finalist and wheelchair enthusiast as he tells you about how his first paid gig led to him performing on BBC2 a year later, and what happens when you are being trolled online for not being disabled enough… 

Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year 2019: Heats

Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year 2019: Heats

The Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year is back for a fifth year. See the best up and coming comedians from Yorkshire and beyond compete for the title of Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year 2019… 

Squabbling House Theatre Presents: Scratch

Squabbling House Theatre Presents: Scratch

Inspired by our sister production of Phil Porter's Blink, Squabbling House Theatre are delighted to present the company’s first collection of new writing shorts: SCRATCH In its last performance before heading to the Edinburgh Fringe in August, come and see the work of 4 different writers, each with their own distinctive style... 

Cigarettes, Whiskey and Wild, Wild Strawberries

Cigarettes, Whiskey and Wild, Wild Strawberries

Fresh from the welly-friendly hills of Mid Wales, Rory makes a Senior Railcard-assisted return to York with more comedy, poetry, songs, tree impressions and, as the title suggests, handy lifestyle tips... 

Ross Brierley: Accumulator

Ross Brierley: Accumulator

What would you do if you had a bet on the horses and won a year’s wages in a day? Quit your job and become a professional gambler? That’s what Ross did. Join the award-winning comedian in a surreal journey into the highs and lows of trying to predict the future to pay the bills... 

Squabbling House Theatre Presents: Blink by Phil Porter

Squabbling House Theatre Presents: Blink by Phil Porter

Brought together by a voyeuristic relationship that teeters on the verge of stalking, introverted Sophie and eccentric Esther relive the story of how they met. “Funny, playful and affecting” - The New York Times Squabbling House are proud to present their second ever production before it goes on to the Edinburgh Fringe in August this year... 

Laurence Clark: An Irresponsible Father’s Guide to Parenting

Laurence Clark: An Irresponsible Father’s Guide to Parenting

Join Laurence as he tackles important issues, like how best to balance crutches on his son’s baby walker to make him look like a Dalek! Laurence starred in BBC One documentary, We Won’t Drop the Baby and recently featured on The One Show... 

Lee Kyle: Kicking Potatoes Into The Sea

Lee Kyle: Kicking Potatoes Into The Sea

Have you ever kicked a potato into the sea? Lee Kyle has.  It's great but it's not the answer to your problems or anything.  Unless your problem is that your sea doesn't have enough potatoes in, which it almost certainly isn't... 

Charlotte Brooke: Who's To Say?

Charlotte Brooke: Who's To Say?

Charlotte is a born and bred Yorkshire lass and award winning musical comedian described as “a cross between Tim Minchin and Victoria Wood”. She is super excited to be back in York to perform her debut show... 

A Beautiful Day Forever

A Beautiful Day Forever

Fame is everything nowadays. We're slaves of the desire of 'being someone', we lack our own identity. Every action we make is to claim the attention of the cameras and the coveted immortality that comes with them... 

Physics Fan Fiction

Physics Fan Fiction

Stand-up comedy about theoretical physics. What do theoretical physicists do all day and is there any point to it? What really goes on at the Large Hadron Collider? Could the Higgs Boson kill us all? Cambridge theoretical physicist Dr Fran Day takes an irreverent and occasionally surreal look at the cutting edge of particle physics... 

Joe Sutherland: Toxic

Joe Sutherland: Toxic

Toxic is a collection of laugh-out-loud stories from Joe Sutherland’s life in Coventry, London and (briefly) a town in France which, when pieced together, create an intimately honest portrait of his complex relationship with the expectations placed on ‘being a man’ in the 21st century... 

Bad Dog

Bad Dog

Grace comes home to find a crime scene in her living room. Her sister, Eve, is at the centre, having killed their neighbour’s dog. As they try to clean the room, and determine what led them to this moment, questions of faith and morality are brought to the forefront... 

Jarred Fell in POSSIBLE

Jarred Fell in POSSIBLE

ONE NIGHT ONLY - New Zealand’s own award winning Jarred Fell DEBUTS at this years Great Yorkshire Fringe after sell out seasons in both Perth & Adelaide Fringe Festivals 2018, earning him a killer 5 Star review by The Advertiser... 

Gerard Harris: Attention Seeker

Gerard Harris: Attention Seeker

The shy, anxious jokewriter for a top British comedian accidentally crashes into the stand-up spotlight and, armed with paralysing fear, blind panic and jokes the comedian didn’t buy, sets out to prove just who’s really the funny one... 

Struan All Over the World

Struan All Over the World

Hotly tipped Scottish comedian and podcaster Struan Logan brings his debut solo show down south where he regales his tales of living out of a backpack for 18 months travelling through Australia, New Zealand and S... 

Freak

Freak

Georgie is 30 and dirty. She drinks in her bedroom and hides from the sun. Leah is 15 and naive. She practices her cum face and Veets. A lot. “This confident, colorful and urgent production of Anna Jordan’s Freak is a big “fuck you” to male ownership of female bodies” - Unknown Magazine York The Herd, a feminist theatre collective from York, are proud to present their production of Freak... 

(No) Money in the Bank

(No) Money in the Bank

A new show about wrestling by double act Thom Bee & Andrew Marsh. Thom & Andrew are forming the first ever “comedy tag-team” and are going to use all the elements of tag-team wrestling to explain the world of professional wrestling to the world... 

The Sisters Grimm

The Sisters Grimm

From the brisk Siberian winds, in walks The Watcher, a strange man wrapped in a massive coat and carrying a tattered bag. He has travelled far to tell you all a story of his homeland through three pivotal moments of Russian history in which three young women are each faced with the most dangerous threat of their lives, and the wolves are advancing... 

Elliot & Eliott Need Friends

Elliot & Eliott Need Friends

Elliot & Eliott, outcasts to both society and themselves, are in need of friends to save them from the verge of social redundancy. Now the time has come for them to reach out to a bunch of strangers in a dark room in the pursuit of potential rapport... 

Fear-tre of Fear with Thaddeus Bent

Fear-tre of Fear with Thaddeus Bent

Down the back of the sofa of your subconscious lie your deepest fears! In this realm of fluff and nightmares one man walks alone...Thaddeus Bent. The Author, story-teller and fear-monger shines his mini mag light torch into the blackest corners of your mind! Thaddeus Bent is an inhuman three way of Stephen King, Garth Marenghi and Alan Partridge! Now he brings his first ever solo fear-tre show to theatres!A collision of stand-up and storytelling with a terrifying live music soundtrack!'Bent's tight storytelling and incessant zany details never fail to amuse - genuinely puts you on the edge of your seat!' - ★★★★ Broadway Baby'Creative... 

The Burning Duck Comedy Club £5/PWYW Showcase

The Burning Duck Comedy Club £5/PWYW Showcase

York’s alternative comedy sensation the Burning Duck Comedy Club returns to the Great Yorkshire Fringe, presenting another handcrafted artisanal smorgasbang of the weirdest, wisest and most wonderful local ‘up-and-coming’ musical, character, sketch, spoken word and stand-up comedy performers... 

Any Mother Would

Any Mother Would

“They’re all over the world; women that move molehills rather than mountains”Much like David Attenborough shows his viewers the lovingly guarded moments of nature, Any Mother Would does the same, but in a 3 bed semi-detached in a rural cul-de-sac... 

The Silliad: Improvised Myths and Legends

The Silliad: Improvised Myths and Legends

Why do geese fly south for the winter? Why does it always rain on a bank holiday? What's really inside an Oreo? You suggest the question, and watch as the myth of its origin comes to life! Join the stars of The Room: The Musical (★★★★ Broadway Baby), The Shambles Improvised Comedy (★★★★ TheStudent) and Present and Correct (★★★★★ Nouse) on an improvised adventure into the mythical world... 

One Giant Leap For June

One Giant Leap For June

June has ambitions of going into space. Yet her reality is working in a chippy with others who just can't seem to find what they want in life. Her passion and fascination with space and science fills the shop with an imaginative quality, which in turn catches on with her colleagues and tightens the bond between them all... 

Georgie Morrell: A Poke In The Eye

Georgie Morrell: A Poke In The Eye

One woman. One eye. And her (sort of) blind life… As heard on BBC Radio 4, join Georgie Morrell for her critically-acclaimed debut solo show. Using her wit, charm and anecdotes, Georgie tells the story of how she went blind but now she can see…literally! Do your other senses really get stronger? Is it wrong to crack onto your doctor? Will she get a new eye that shoots lasers? Recounting stories of doctors, sexual fantasies, binge drinking and family drama, Georgie gives a unique account of what it is to face inevitable blindness with her very own brand of humour... 

Fenby and Padstow: A Class Apart (WIP)

Fenby and Padstow: A Class Apart (WIP)

When a balding, chubby, pie-eating northerner and a lithe, posh, child-faced nerd form a comedy duo; the north-south divide gets a little funnier. Fresh from the rich, rolling green hills of the south quadrant of his parent’s mansion, Fenby’s wealth is often exaggerated by his writing partner... 

Thespianage: Improv Comedy Showcase

Thespianage: Improv Comedy Showcase

Fresh from their regular performances in the drizzly urban wilderness of central Manchester, the “talented performers with an eye for the absurd” (RemoteGoat) of Thespianage Productions present their first ever performance as part of ‘The Great Yorkshire Fringe’... 

Jeddy Bear and Gary's Picnic

Jeddy Bear and Gary's Picnic

Are you sitting comfortably?If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a big surprise! Hull comedy duo Jed Salisbury and Gary Jenninson are going to tell you a story, well that is until a very naughty bear storms the stage!A concoction of mayhem and madness ensues in this not-so-traditional telling of the Teddy Bear’s Picnic... 

A Brighton & Hove Cultural Framework Event: Debate & Provocation #4 'Do Festivals Support Artists?'

A Brighton & Hove Cultural Framework Event: Debate & Provocation #4 'Do Festivals Support Artists?'

Please note, this event is now called 'Creative Cafe Brighton'. Full details and link to book tickets here: www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/creative-caf%C3%A9-brighton-125548/ 

Creative Café Brighton

Creative Café Brighton

Professional development workshops for artists. This is the third in a series of provocations running alongside the development of a new Cultural Framework for the city. Creative Café Brighton is being delivered in partnership with Brighton Fringe and consultant, Jenni Lewin-Turner who is the lead on the Inclusion strand within the Cultural Framework... 

Pull Your Socks Up, Britain! with Lotta Quizeen

Pull Your Socks Up, Britain! with Lotta Quizeen

“ I’m going to sort EVERYTHING out! Sort out this troubled nation like an unruly sock drawer at half-term" Lotta Quizeen is returning to Brighton with her unique blend of domestic audience trials, quips on current affairs & ruddy rude British humour 

Brighton Product Lab Design Exhibition

Brighton Product Lab Design Exhibition

Brighton University are proud to present their final year product designers in this years Brighton Fringe. This collective of designers showcase a diverse range of insightful product innovations that meet real world needs, such as furniture sustainability and personal safety.