Douglas Walker: Of Christmas Past

Douglas Walker: Of Christmas Past

From Trotsky to Elvis to Osama Bin Laden, history is littered with those who seemed to die or disappear in suspicious circumstances. Douglas Walker has discovered where they went... 

Craig Stephenson’s Magic, Mindreading & Telerabbitry

Craig Stephenson’s Magic, Mindreading & Telerabbitry

Using only a packet of playing cards, a toy rabbit and a lot of humour, magician Craig Stephenson has been delighting audiences with his magic and mindreading skills. His latest show has been amazing audiences throughout the world with Marella Cruises, as well as recent performances at the Magic Circle and various fringe festivals throughout the UK... 

Juliette Burton: Butterfly Effect

Juliette Burton: Butterfly Effect

Award-winning comedian Juliette Burton returns with her 2017 Edfringe sell-out show exploring the power of kindness. When most of us find it hard being kind to ourselves – let alone others – is being nice outdated? Or can kindness change the world? Join Juliette for her one-woman revolution! Would you #DareToBeKind?Winner: Voice Mag Pick of The Fringe 2017Sold out 2015/2016/2017As seen on The One Show (BBC) BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals (BBC) This Morning (ITV)"Huge talent" - ★★★★★ Daily Mirror“Hilarious” - ★★★★★ EdfestMag “Liberating” - ★★★★★ Voice Mag"Powerful" - ★★★★ Sunday Express"Impressive" - ★★★★ Daily Record  

John Pendal: We Are Family

John Pendal: We Are Family

Popular comic John Pendal returns to Great Yorkshire Fringe for a third consecutive year. In his new show John looks at his family tree to try and answer life’s questions: How much of our lives are determined by our family?Can we break our genetic programming?And is it possible to get along with your Dad after Brexit?It’s aimed at anyone anxious about the current state of the world ... 

Present and Correct

Present and Correct

Present & Correct, the University of York Comedy Societies hit Sketch Troupe, is back and ready to go with an all new show written & performed by students at the University of York... 

Alice Fraser

Alice Fraser

Ever seen a double act with a robot? Imagine an Artificial Intelligence: a brilliant but naïve mind. Now imagine that machine is left to learn about our world by watching a comedy show... 

Chris Kehoe: Manologue

Chris Kehoe: Manologue

Is Chris Kehoe a real man? Was Jesus a real man? What is a real man? Do they eat Pot Noodles? Can a woman be a real man? Join comedian (and man) Chris Kehoe as he answers these questions and more in an hour of stand-up that looks at the state of men in 21st century Britain... 

Mitch Benn – Doing It on Purpose (Preview)

Mitch Benn – Doing It on Purpose (Preview)

Do you know what you're doing? And if so, why?  Does anybody? Yes - Mitch Benn does. He’s back, with guitar in hand, a spring in his step, a bee in his bonnet and giving a piece of his mind (there’s enough of it to go round)... 

Ian Smith: Craft (Edinburgh Fringe Preview)

Ian Smith: Craft (Edinburgh Fringe Preview)

Ian Smith is multi-award winning comedian. This is a preview of his fifth Edinburgh Fringe show. Amused Moose Comedy Award (People’s Champion) winner and ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award Winner 2017... 

Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year: Semi-Finals

Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year: Semi-Finals

Back for a fourth year, the GYF New Comedian of the Year is again on the lookout for the best up and coming comedians from Yorkshire and beyond. The competition is open to any non-professional act who's been performing for 5 years or fewer and entries from character acts, musical acts, and sketch groups are welcome... 

Bubble & Squeeze

Bubble & Squeeze

Ready for a very different evening out? Want to see amazing acts of physical beauty involving the science of bubbles combined with wistful European style musical accompaniment?Louis Pearl, AKA the Amazing Bubble Man, accompanied by accordion diva Jet Black Pearl, have created a stunning new spectacle of bubble based entertainment and cabaret style theatre and music, geared towards an adult audience... 

Robyn Perkins: 10,000 Decisions (Preview)

Robyn Perkins: 10,000 Decisions (Preview)

Everyone makes bad decisions, right? But let's be honest, bad decisions make you who you are. In this brilliant new stand up show, comedian Robyn Perkins (English Comedian of the Year Finalist) uses a series of hilarious personal anecdotes, family stories and even some neuroscience to come up with a well thought out decision for one random audience member... 

Children's Magic Workshops

Children's Magic Workshops

Teaching magic to children aged 7-13. Fun and interactive magic workshops taught by top Magic Circle London magicians, covering the basics of magic and teaching tricks using everyday objects which are supplied and you get to keep!At the end of each workshop the children are encouraged to perform for the group and the parents as part of a mini-show if they so wish... 

The Rude Awakening: Sex , Shame & Liberation

The Rude Awakening: Sex , Shame & Liberation

Award- winning International cabaret star Amber Topaz brings you an arousing, amusing, anecdotal romp through life, love and libido. Full of mind blowing, fascinating biological facts... 

The Rude Awakening: Sex, Shame & Liberation

The Rude Awakening: Sex, Shame & Liberation

Award- winning International cabaret star Amber Topaz brings you an arousing, amusing, anecdotal romp through life, love and libido. Full of mind blowing, fascinating biological facts... 

West End Magic

West End Magic

London’s premier magic show returns to York delivering the most exciting names in magic & variety in the UK. A family friendly show that delivers award-winning magic, impossible mind reading and comedy plus a dash o f Victorian entertainment... 

Rob Deering: Earworm (Work In Progress)

Rob Deering: Earworm (Work In Progress)

Rob Deering is back with his most tenacious tunes yet. Top stand-up he may be, but Rob’s live comedy modus operandi is unique; styling himself as a 21st century one-man band, he layers and loops an impressive soundscape around his satirical-yet-silly set, his let’s-face-it ridiculous face belying his razor-sharp edge... 

Talking Heads – ‘A Lady of Letters’ by Alan Bennett

Talking Heads – ‘A Lady of Letters’ by Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett is something of an institution in Britain, known for the way in which he can encapsulate a world of voices within a single monologue. Bennett sealed his reputation as the master of observation with ‘Talking Heads’ his series of 12 ground-breaking monologues... 

Stand Up Soldier

Stand Up Soldier

Ex soldier and now comedian Martin Semple turns terrifying situations from his time in the British Army into hilarious material, marking Martin out to be a unique and talented member of the comedy circuit... 

Edy Hurst: Bonfire of Dreams

Edy Hurst: Bonfire of Dreams

Award winning comedian Edy Hurst is bringing his guitar, a loop pedal and all his hopes and aspirations to burn in a great big bonfire. Have you ever had a dream? Just chuck it in the fire and come to the most uplifting show about crushing all your dreams you’ll ever see... 

Say Owt Showcase

Say Owt Showcase

One of York’s liveliest live nights, Say Owt is a raw melting pot of poets delivering rapid fire, heartfelt, energetic and exciting spoken word.  This sizzling showcase will parade some of the finest word-weavers that will make you laugh, cheer and quite possibly get a hearty dose of Feelings... 

Nick Hall: Spencer

Nick Hall: Spencer

Spencer Percival has one claim to fame. He’s the only British Prime Minister ever to be assassinated. Unfortunately no one’s ever heard of him. 206 years later, Nick Hall tells his story... 

Jim Campbell: Trampoline

Jim Campbell: Trampoline

*ENGAGEMENT RING FOR SALE!* Jim Campbell had a breakdown so that you don't have to! Learn from the award-nominated stand-up's mistakes in this gag-packed, confessional show... 

Adele Cliff : Sheep

Adele Cliff : Sheep

Adele Cliff is no mindless follower, a point she’s very keen to address. Scarred by a moment in high school that sends her into a self-identification spiral, Cliff showcases a debut hour of standup exploring our simultaneous needs to fit in and stand out... 

The Shambles

The Shambles

The Shambles, University of York\'s improvised comedy troupe, are making their debut at The Great Yorkshire Fringe! Bringing you hilarious scenes, songs and games based entirely on your suggestions – no two shows can be the same! 

David Callaghan: Dead Man’s Chest

David Callaghan: Dead Man’s Chest

An interactive technological comedy adventure with comedian David Callaghan. Bring your smartphones and stupid heads. 'One of my highlights of the Fringe' ★★★★ - Scotsman'Far more original than many big comedy names' ★★★★ - EdFestMag... 

Tash Goldstone: Jellybean

Tash Goldstone: Jellybean

Tash Goldstone, as seen on Comedy Central online and Vice, comes of age in a 40 minute show exploring childhood obsessions, terrible YouTubers and why you should never eat glitter... 

Caspar Thomas: More Magic & Mentalism

Caspar Thomas: More Magic & Mentalism

Caspar brings to York his stand up, interactive, before-your-very-eyes sleight of hand magic and mentalism - no suspicious looking boxes, no camera tricks, no stooges! “Caspar’s sleight of hand and mentalism is of a standard rarely seen anywhere or even attempted by the current generation of magicians... 

My Bottom Did A Burp In Class - A Tale Of Wibbly Wobbly Words

My Bottom Did A Burp In Class - A Tale Of Wibbly Wobbly Words

My Bottom did a burp in classA big one, really loudEverybody heard it tooIt made me really proud… Everyone experiences an unexpected Bottom Burp at some point or another... 

Jackman and Bones Steal the Show

Jackman and Bones Steal the Show

Frantic sketch comedy from York University's funniest (only) double act! Join lanky sketch duo Ollie Jones and George Blackman as they fight to reclaim stolen comedy ideas from their nefarious counterparts Jackman and Bones... 

The Delightful Sausage: Regeneration Game

The Delightful Sausage: Regeneration Game

Surreal comedy from Yorkshire’s finest, meat-themed double act. Join Chris and Amy in a gag-packed mission to crown their town City of Culture. Find out what culture is, who’s been secreting it and why that stain won’t wash... 

Ben Pope: Baby Sasquatch

Ben Pope: Baby Sasquatch

Ben Pope is an award-winning comedian and cosmopolitan mammal. In this, his debut hour of stand-up, the hapless beast tries to find a nest. Expect jokes and stories on millenial rootlessness, finding and escaping yourself, Scandinavia and milk... 

The GYF Comedy Workshop Showcase

The GYF Comedy Workshop Showcase

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

King Courgette

King Courgette

King Courgette is an old-time vegetable string band Featuring Wild Zucchini Bill from international trash-bashing phenomenon STOMP! Expect a righteous mix of fiddles, banjos, junk percussion and hilarious repartee from the land beneath the Acomb Dixon Line... 

Abigoliah Schamaun – Who Do You Think I Am?!

Abigoliah Schamaun – Who Do You Think I Am?!

Abigoliah was born in the mid-west and has a conservative southern family. She grew up to become a New York comic who migrated to London. She is a yoga instructor who loves booze... 

GARYTROke KARAOKE

GARYTROke KARAOKE

UK stand-up Gary Tro makes his GYF debut with GARY TROke KARAOKE; an hilarious show about his longing to be able to sing, his inability to do so and how life would be easier if it were just one long karaoke session... 

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

Inspirational internet memes are everywhere these days and Lost Voice Guy is sick of being an unintentional porn star. Come and see why the BBC New Comedy Award winner, and star of BBC Radio 4 and BBC Three, is not your inspiration, and why he thinks these stupid memes are bollocks... 

Jay Foreman’s Disgusting Songs For Revolting Children

Jay Foreman’s Disgusting Songs For Revolting Children

Jay Foreman is an award winning musical comedian whose songs have been heard on BBC Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, The One Show, London Live TV and Dave Gorman's UK/Ireland tour. Jay provides a devilishly cheeky hour of songs, poems and comedy for children of all ages in this family friendly show which regularly sells out its entire runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival... 

Jarred Christmas & Hobbit: The Mighty Kids Beatbox Show

Jarred Christmas & Hobbit: The Mighty Kids Beatbox Show

Blue Jeans Management Proudly Presents - Jarred Christmas & Hobbit: The Mighty Kids Beatbox Show Hey kids, grab your parents, parents grab your cash and come down to the best game show in town... 

Tony Jameson - Idealist

Tony Jameson - Idealist

Idealist (noun) - A person who is guided by ideals rather than by practical considerations.As the world is slowly starting to fall apart, Tony Jameson has taken it upon himself to try to fix it... 

Laura Lexx: Trying (Edinburgh Fringe Preview)

Laura Lexx: Trying (Edinburgh Fringe Preview)

“One can only hope there’s some life altering catastrophe around the corner for Lexx” (Broadway Baby 2015). Luckily, the award-winning comedian with “superb material, brilliant delivery and irresistible personality” (★★★★ The Wee Review), has had a breakdown... 

Catherine Bohart: Work in Progress

Catherine Bohart: Work in Progress

Catherine Bohart is the bisexual, OCD daughter of a Catholic Deacon and she’s got a hell of a lot to say about it. An hour of new material from a rising comedy star. BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017BBC New Comedy Award FinalistWriter for BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, The News Quiz and Frankie Boyle’s New World Order for BBC2Pleasance Comedy Reserve 2017 "... 

Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year: Heats

Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year: Heats

Back for a fourth year, the GYF New Comedian of the Year is again on the lookout for the best up and coming comedians from Yorkshire and beyond. The competition is open to any non-professional act who's been performing for 5 years or fewer and entries from character acts, musical acts, and sketch groups are welcome... 

Sarah Keyworth: Dark Horse (Work In Progress)

Sarah Keyworth: Dark Horse (Work In Progress)

You’ve seen her on Comedy Central, you’ve seen her on the BBC, now see Nottingham-born rising star Sarah Keyworth’s debut hour. Join Sarah as she tells you about her life with an important little girl and her battle against every expectation of what being a girl means... 

Foxdog Studios: Robot Chef

Foxdog Studios: Robot Chef

Fresh from a year of building an invoicing system for a factory in Stoke-on-Trent, IT consultants Foxdog Studios are having a party to celebrate the end of dBASE IV. Returning with more baffling technology, music, characters and, of course, a robot chef the audience control via augmented reality characters using their phones... 

The Wonderful World of Lieven Scheire

The Wonderful World of Lieven Scheire

Following his sell out Edinburgh Festival season, this unique, non-fiction stand up takes little concepts like, oh you know, Einstein’s’ theory of relativity, and explains them in a way that is not only accessible but also hilarious! If nerds are the new hunks, then the charming Lieven Scheire is set to win heads and hearts at the Great Yorkshire Fringe! Having twice appeared on the No Such Thing As A Fish podcast with the QI-elves and Museum of Curiosity with John Lloyd on BBC Radio 4, don’t miss out on Belgium’s funniest physicist. 

Short & Curly: Young at Start

Short & Curly: Young at Start

Short and Curly do not do things by halves. They throw themselves into every role and every situation with an overwhelming amount of energy and enthusiasm, producing hilarity at every comic turn, so that you cannot fail to laugh and join in the fun... 

Standing on the Shoulders of Ants

Standing on the Shoulders of Ants

This is beanpole lunatic stand-up. He's surreal and topical. His Nan's decision to let him stay up aged six to watch Crimewatch is examined. Pretruth, post truth and alternative facts are dealt with... 

The Delightful Sausage: Cold Hard Cache

The Delightful Sausage: Cold Hard Cache

Cold Hard Cache is the new sketch comedy adventure from Chris Cantrill and Amy Gledhill, the minds behind cult oddball phenomenon, The Delightful Sausage. The enfant terribles of the eastern end of the western outer edge of Manchester's alternative comedy circuit bring their debut hour to the Edinburgh festival... 

Tom Taylor: The Game’s a Foot, Try the Fish

Tom Taylor: The Game’s a Foot, Try the Fish

Tom Taylor returns with his one person particularly posh whodunnit featuring Charles Montague, a posh dandy womanizer who is one of those people who you can’t work out quite why they are a detective, but they suit the role completely, having the voice and velvet smoking jacket for it... 

Alice Fraser: Empire

Alice Fraser: Empire

Following sold-out seasons and rave reviews, Australia’s Alice Fraser is back with a fresh hour of unpredictably meaningful, occasionally silly, narratively unorthodox art-comedy... 

Sidekick

Sidekick

Some people are life's heroes, its leading men and women. They're full of swash, buckle and daring-do. Others are happy to stand at the side and hold their jackets. For every Fred Flinstone, there is a Barney Rubble... 

Will Seaward Goes to El Dorado

Will Seaward Goes to El Dorado

Intrepid comedian Will Seaward is mounting an expedition in search of the legendary lost city of El Dorado - rumoured to be covered in solid gold and located somewhere in the jungles of South America... 

John Pendal - How To Escape From Stuff

John Pendal - How To Escape From Stuff

Before John became a comedian he spent ten years as an amateur escape artist. Not the magic trick kind, where you know how you're going to get out, but the "get tied up by anyone and give it a go" kind... 

Douglas Walker - Zuschauer

Douglas Walker - Zuschauer

Can the audience change a show just by watching it? Douglas invites you to find out by watching his latest concatenation of mind-searing comic absurdities. Then watching it again, but differently... 

Tom Taylor: The Man with the Twisted Hip

Tom Taylor: The Man with the Twisted Hip

At the opening of a new art exhibition, rakish aristocrat and gentleman detective, Charlie Montague, is presented with a double-threat: murder and modern art. He is equally baffled by both... 

Chris Betts: Bewilderbeest

Chris Betts: Bewilderbeest

Betts is back, but he's got a problem. What do you do when you can't trust the law, the elderly or even yourself? Join him for a hilarious dissemination of human nature, featuring crooked cops and superstitious children... 

Glenn Wool: Viva Forever

Glenn Wool: Viva Forever

Glenn Wool (BBC’s The John Bishop Show & C4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats) returns with a hysterical new show chronicling his past two years, which is interesting because... well, just come to the show... 

Chris Kent: Moving On

Chris Kent: Moving On

Cork comedian Chris Kent presents his 5th solo show, Moving On. Returning with his charming and surreal style, Chris has a new perspective on life. Having moved to the UK and recently becoming a dad for the first time, adult life is leaving him more confused than ever... 

Abi Roberts: Anglichanka

Abi Roberts: Anglichanka

‘Anglichanka’ translates to ‘Englishwoman’ in most Eastern European countries. Abi Roberts, upon first impression, appears to be anything but. Under the utilitarian disco of Boney M’s Rasputin, the stage is invaded by a figure striding past the audience, complete with fur ushanka hat... 

Fear-tre of Fear with Thaddeus Bent

Fear-tre of Fear with Thaddeus Bent

Fear-tre of Fear is an hour of laugh out loud irreverent stories bringing the mundane into thrilling perspective or, more terrifyingly, providing a fantastical bent to horrors of modern life... 

Eshaan Akbar - Not For Prophet

Eshaan Akbar - Not For Prophet

The work in progress for the debut Edinburgh Fringe show from Piccadilly Comedian of the Year 2016. The privately-educated, former banker, ex-muslim and son of a Labourite and Thatcherite is as confused as you are... 

Chris Kehoe: The Second Coming of Chris

Chris Kehoe: The Second Coming of Chris

Would the world be a better place if piratical misanthrope Chris Kehoe was in charge? Without a shadow of a doubt. Join the award winning stand-up as he tackles climate change, racism and asks what would motivate 23 people to leave a review of a pedal bin on line? "Brings much needed smarts to as many polemical subjects as he can... 

Chris McGlade ‘Infant Hercules’

Chris McGlade ‘Infant Hercules’

Loud, outspoken political comedy from a Northern working class prospective. Likened to a hybrid of Jerry Sadowitz and Johnny Vegas, Chris is opinionated and a tour de force. Unlike any comic you have seen- a true alternative... 

Morgan & West: Return of the Time-Travelling Magicians!

Morgan & West: Return of the Time-Travelling Magicians!

Great Scott! Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West bring a magical extravaganza to a millennium near you! Not content with their lot as the nineteenth century’s greatest magic duo, this prestidigitatory pair present a conjuring spectacular to the audiences of the modern day... 

John Pendal - International Man of Leather

John Pendal - International Man of Leather

This ground-breaking stand-up comedy show is the true story of how a shy Baptist boy from Watford became an unlikely international sex ambassador when he won the 25th annual 'International Mr Leather' contest in Chicago in 2003.