Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year: Final

Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year: Final

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... 

The Ronnie Scott’s Allstars featuring Claire Martin OBE – Ella Fitzgerald and the Jazz Divas

The Ronnie Scott’s Allstars featuring Claire Martin OBE – Ella Fitzgerald and the Jazz Divas

Multi-award winning vocalist and BBC Radio presenter, Clare Martin OBE, joins the acclaimed Ronnie Scott’s All Stars for a celebration of the music of Ella Fitzgerald and the legendary leading ladies of jazz... 

The GYF Podcast – Robert Ross with special guest Michael Palin

The GYF Podcast – Robert Ross with special guest Michael Palin

The GYF Podcast is back – Comedy historian Robert Ross with his special guest Michael Palin CBE, FRGSRobert will be in conversation with founding member of Monty Python and beloved globetrotter Michael Palin; discussing his life and work, as well as his comic influences and heroes... 

The York Fringe Dog Show – In aid of RSPCA York

The York Fringe Dog Show – In aid of RSPCA York

Come and join us for the York Fringe Dog Show in aid of RSPCA York. Register your dog from 3.45pm at the entrance to the White Rose Rotunda £2 per category you can enter a maximum of 4 categories per dog... 

Tom Stade: I Swear To (Preview)

Tom Stade: I Swear To (Preview)

Blue Jeans Management Proudly Presents - Tom Stade: I Swear To (Preview) After last year's smash-hit tour, the comedy legend returns with a new show, picking up just where he left off... 

Tony Slattery: Slattery Will Get You Nowhere

Tony Slattery: Slattery Will Get You Nowhere

Comedy Legend Tony Slattery reveals all in candid conversation with Comedy Historian Robert Ross.After playing to packed Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 houses with a return to his greatest triumph Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Tony Slattery is back with a no holds barred reflection on his crazy-paving career... 

Sh*t-faced Shakespeare - Hamlet

Sh*t-faced Shakespeare - Hamlet

The smash-hit, internationally acclaimed, award-winning, multi sell-out fringe phenomenon is back at ‘The Great Yorkshire Fringe’ with their latest production of Hamlet!Shit-faced Shakespeare is the hilarious combination of an entirely serious adaptation of a Shakespearean classic, with an entirely shit-faced cast member... 

Lee Nelson

Lee Nelson

You’ve seen him sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, now come and see him where he most definitely should be: live on stage!"In this sort of form Nelson is irresistible… there aren't many better comedians to turn to” - The Telegraph“Comedy legend” - The Sun“Get him out!” - Donald Trump  

Peach Collaborative perform for the Lord Mayor’s Charities

Peach Collaborative perform for the Lord Mayor’s Charities

Join the Lord Mayor of York for this special performance and help him raise money for 3 great local charities! Peach are an electro-acoustic band from the heart of York with a passion for folk music, esoterica, jazz and free improvisation... 

Matt Forde

Matt Forde

Ultra-topical comedy and presenter of Unspun. As seen on The Royal Variety Performance, Mock the Week, The One Show and Question Time. Now with added Trump.“Possibly the best political comedy show on the Fringe” - ★★★★★  The Telegraph“A first-class comic” - The Guardian“Singlehandedly fulfilling comedy’s brief of taking our political masters to task... 

Monstersaurus

Monstersaurus

Nick Brooke LtdpresentsMONSTERSAURUS! One day Monty found a book 'Inventions Very Rare', create yourself a monster friend BUT ONLY IF YOU DARE! This brand new show from the creators of Aliens Love Underpants is monster-ously good! Follow the young inventor Monty as he creates a whole world of whacky inventions and incredible monsters, but he has a problem - now he has made them all, what is he going to do with them?! This energetic show full of thrills, spills, magic and mayhem will delight the whole family – with original music and plenty of audience participation!  

The Arts Barge Presents... The Great Yorkshire Swing!

The Arts Barge Presents... The Great Yorkshire Swing!

Celebrating collaboration, a sensational vintage night of swing music and dance - Rinkadon Jukeboy and his Blind Tiger Dance Band, the hottest sounds this side of the Pennines and Pure Lindy dancers hoppin’ a poppin’ and shakin’ a tail feather... 

The Ronnie Scott’s Allstars play The Music of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie

The Ronnie Scott’s Allstars play The Music of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie

Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, led by the club’s musical director, take to the stage to celebrate two giants of jazz: saxophonist Charlie Parker and trumpeter Dizz y Gillespie... 

Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco

After over a decade of family dayclubbing events across the globe, including 9 consecutive sell-out seasons at Edinburgh Fringe and 2 hugely successful appearances at Great Yorkshire Fringe in 2016/17, the original family dan ce party returns to York for some more summer dayclubbing! Baby Loves Disco’s resident club DJs spin and mix feelgood chart floorfillers with nostalgic pop classics from the years before parenthood struck – for parents and babies, toddlers and young children to enjoy together... 

The Ronnie Scott’s Allstars – A Tribute to Miles Davis

The Ronnie Scott’s Allstars – A Tribute to Miles Davis

Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club,  The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars presents a tribute to the legendary Miles Davis. Released in 1959, the same year as the founding of Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, Miles Davis’s seminal album ‘Kind of Blue’ is considered one of jazz’s finest pieces of work and is one that would change the face of jazz forever... 

Hall Together

Hall Together

Join us on a journey of music and dance telling the story of York's community Tang Hall.Collaboration between composer Jon Hughes and choreographers Drew and Hannah Winnie-Hawkins, performed by an intergenerational cast of people from the Tang Hall Community... 

Hyena Lounge Comedy Club

Hyena Lounge Comedy Club

York’s legendary comedy club makes a welcome return to the Great Yorkshire with four laughter-packed shows on Friday and Saturday nights featuring the cream of the UK’s comedy circuit... 

Grand Old Uke of York

Grand Old Uke of York

Returning to the Fringe for the third time, this 13 strong ukulele collective began playing together 7 years ago. They have a collection of over 120 unusual ukuleles and enjoy nothing more than playing at festivals and drinking gin!They will strut their stuff anywhere and have warmed up venues for Ward Thomas, The Shires, Hope and Social and appeared in an advert for Toyota... 

Omid Djalili: Schmuck for a Night

Omid Djalili: Schmuck for a Night

Award winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili, known for his legendary stand-up performances, has extended his UK tour for the fourth time, due to overwhelming demand and is at the Great Yorkshire Fringe for one night only... 

The Slightly Fat Show

The Slightly Fat Show

The Slightly Fat Show harkens back to the Golden Age of variety performance, updated for a twenty-first century audience. Featuring six of the troupe of seven’s regular performers, the show boasts variety, cabaret, comedy and circus acts and while celebrating everything old-school it maintains accessibility for all ages... 

Tony Law: Absurdity for the Common People

Tony Law: Absurdity for the Common People

Multi award-winning surreal wizard of comedy, Tony Law is heading back to the top. The punk ethos is alive and well. Whimsy ain’t just for students. Tony Law is your Maverick Sunday... 

Hyena Lounge At The Great Yorkshire Fringe - Stephen K Amos, Allyson June Smith & Dan Nightingale

Hyena Lounge At The Great Yorkshire Fringe - Stephen K Amos, Allyson June Smith & Dan Nightingale

York’s legendary comedy club makes a welcome return to the Great Yorkshire with four laughter-packed shows featuring the cream of the UK’s comedy circuit. STEPHEN K AMOS - As seen on ‘The Royal Variety Performance’, ‘Live At The Apollo’, ‘Have I Got News For You’ and ‘The Stephen K Amos Show’ “Top notch banter... 

Grand Old Uke of York

Grand Old Uke of York

There’s a lot wrong with the world at the moment, but I reckon if you gave everyone a ukulele then you could go a long way to curing all that’s troubling.It's that sense of community spirit that pulls together an audience to witness nearly two hours of entertaining uke-inspired fun in The White Rose Rotunda... 

Jerry Sadowitz: Comedian, Magician, Psychopath!

Jerry Sadowitz: Comedian, Magician, Psychopath!

I'll be brief.. you ain't coming anyway. BUT I'M NOT GOING AWAY, THAT'S THE POINT. Where else would comedians and magicians get their material from if I packed it in? Yet they're STILL crap and only have a large audience because the English middle class have plenty of disposable income and VERY FEW BRAIN CELLS... 

Paul Foot – Tis Pity She’s a Piglet

Paul Foot – Tis Pity She’s a Piglet

The show that offended a thousand piglets is back. Honed by an extensive tour of four countries across six continents, this is Paul's Pandora's box of laughter. 'Sublime, original and brilliant' - Independent ★★★★ "This new material is a treat" - Three Weeks ★★★★ "A sheer tour de farce" - EdFest Mag ★★★★ "Utterly outlandish, but beneath layers of absurdity is Foot’s sharp eye for satire" - Time Out ★★★★ "It is in the live arena where he is at his best... 

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

2016 Olivier Award Winners – Best Entertainment and Family Show With nine years as an Edinburgh Fringe must-see phenomenon, a BBC Radio 4 series, a critically acclaimed West End run and now an Olivier Award to their name, The Showstoppers have delighted audiences across the globe with their ingenious blend of comedy, musical theatre and spontaneity... 

Sean Kelly Sold Your Way!

Sean Kelly Sold Your Way!

Sean Kelly Sold Your Way! A night of stand-up comedy & charity auction. Star of Storage Hunters, Sean Kelly, the ever-smiling, ever-shouting auctioneer. He’s led a crazy life... be prepared to learn a hell of a lot more about his unusual story in this raw and funny show...