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. 

John Pendal: We Are Family

John Pendal: We Are Family

Popular comic John Pendal returns to Great Yorkshire Fringe for a third consecutive year. 

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. 

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. 

Alice Fraser

Alice Fraser

Ever seen a double act with a robot? Imagine an Artificial Intelligence: a brilliant but naïve mind. 

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… 

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 answer… 

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. 

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. 

Ian Smith: Craft (Edinburgh Fringe Preview)

Ian Smith: Craft (Edinburgh Fringe Preview)

Ian Smith is multi-award winning comedian. 

Children's Magic Workshops

Children's Magic Workshops

Teaching magic to children aged 7-13. 

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?Lo… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Rob Deering: Earworm (Work In Progress)

Rob Deering: Earworm (Work In Progress)

Rob Deering is back with his most tenacious tunes yet. 

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. 

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 me… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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, conf… 

Nick Hall: Spencer

Nick Hall: Spencer

Spencer Percival has one claim to fame. 

David Callaghan: Dead Man’s Chest

David Callaghan: Dead Man’s Chest

An interactive technological comedy adventure with comedian David Callaghan. 

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… 

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! &… 

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 … 

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 comed… 

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 e… 

Ben Pope: Baby Sasquatch

Ben Pope: Baby Sasquatch

Ben Pope is an award-winning comedian and cosmopolitan mammal. 

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, ba… 

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 Mo… 

The Delightful Sausage: Regeneration Game

The Delightful Sausage: Regeneration Game

Surreal comedy from Yorkshire’s finest, meat-themed double act. 

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 do… 

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. 

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. 

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 i… 

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. 

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). 

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. 

Tony Jameson - Idealist

Tony Jameson - Idealist

Idealist (noun) - A person who is guided by ideals rather than by practical considerations. 

Adele Cliff : Sheep

Adele Cliff : Sheep

Adele Cliff is no mindless follower, a point she’s very keen to address. 

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. 

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. 

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 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… 

Standing on the Shoulders of Ants

Standing on the Shoulders of Ants

This is beanpole lunatic stand-up. 

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. 

Short & Curly: Young at Start

Short & Curly: Young at Start

Short and Curly do not do things by halves. 

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. 

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 jungl… 

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. 

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 … 

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. 

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. 

Chris Betts: Bewilderbeest

Chris Betts: Bewilderbeest

Betts is back, but he’s got a problem. 

Chris Kent: Moving On

Chris Kent: Moving On

Cork comedian Chris Kent presents his 5th solo show, Moving On. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Chris McGlade ‘Infant Hercules’

Chris McGlade ‘Infant Hercules’

Loud, outspoken political comedy from a Northern working class prospective. 

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 m… 

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 … 

Abi Roberts: Anglichanka

Abi Roberts: Anglichanka

‘Anglichanka’ translates to ‘Englishwoman’ in most Eastern European countries. 

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 ‘Inter…