The Great Yorkshire Fringe returns for its fifth year this month, bringing the best in comedy, music, theatre and cabaret back to the heart of York.
This year the fringe is found in more city centre venues than ever before – as well as its unique temporary home on Parliament Street.
At the heart of the festival is comedy. Stand up stars, sketch shows and hotly-tipped newcomers are all heading to York on a mission to make you laugh your socks off.
Look out for Paul Sinha performing on Parliament Street in a show that mixes his best bits and new material about how a couple of drinks can change your life, and York favourite Henning Wehn performing at the Barbican in a show that is more like a call to arms.
Multi-award winning newcomer Janine Harouni debuts her highly anticipated show about standing up for what you believe in, and New Comedian of the Year 2016 Eshaan Akbar asks the important question of what does it take to be a man these days?
Here’s a few of the comedy shows to start to tickle your fancy. And here are all the shows at this year’s Great Yorkshire Fringe.
Lucy is a hugely talented comedy actress and writer. She is the writer and star of BBC Radio 4’s To Hull and Back which aired its third series in early 2018.Find out more »
A mixture of best bits and new material for Paul's next touring show about the life-changing effect a couple of drinks can have.Find out more »
NOTFLIX combines the taste profiles of a room full of theatre go-ers to create a brilliantly hilarious and completely improvised viewing experience – a full musical!Find out more »
Gyles delivers a dazzling evening of wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy, and hilarious name-dropping.Find out more »
What does it take to be a man these days? After #MeToo, incel attacks and man buns, Eshaan Akbar explores masculinity and his relationship with men, women, and himself.Find out more »
Join award-nominated comedian and one-eyed legend Georgie Morrell as she explores disability and celebrity.Find out more »
Comedy legend Tony Slattery reveals all in candid conversation with comedy historian Robert RossFind out more »
Strap. The heck. In! No more Mr Nice Person!Find out more »
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You couldn’t make it up; surely the German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn hasn’t bosched out yet another new show?Find out more »
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Alan Leach is making his Comedy Fringe debut this summer, hosting his unique quiz, all about his three favourite things. Music, Comedy & Everything Else.Find out more »
The multi-award winning physical comedy duo bring a brand new hour of pure joy and anarchic buffoonery to Great Yorkshire Fringe.Find out more »
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The Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year is back for a fifth year.Find out more »
Catch multi award-winning newcomer Janine Harouni in her highly anticipated debut show about standing up for what you believe in, even if you have to do it really nicely.Find out more »
Award-winning comedian Juliette is full of contradictions: pessimistic optimist? Introverted extrovert? Successful failure? Masculine or feminine? Happy or sad? Mentally ill or healthy? Why must we ch...Find out more »
If you ever want to go to outer space, the probability of you ever getting the job is 0.0007%. That didn't stop Isa from spending most of her life trying to become an astronaut. Did she get any closer...Find out more »