Don’t miss it! Harrogate Comedy Festival Top 5 shows

Jimmy Carr - One of the stars now attracted to Harrogate Theatre.
Jimmy Carr - One of the stars now attracted to Harrogate Theatre.

It’s not, perhaps, the only reason Harrogate was named ‘Happygate’ recently but the launch of the annual Harrogate Comedy Festival next week is set to put a smile on thousands of people’s faces.

Packed with star names such as Jimmy Carr and Sarah Millican, organisers Harrogate Theatre say this year’s two-week feast of laughter looks likely to be the most successful to date when it starts on Monday, October 5.

Tim Brooke Taylor.

Tim Brooke Taylor.

Here is the Harrogate Advertiser’s top highlights with a link to tickets

Harrogate Comedy Festival: Top 5 shows not to miss

5 Friday, October 16, 7.30pm, Harrogate Theatre

An Evening with Tim Brooke-Taylor

An unforgettable evening in the company of one of the best-loved comedy performers of our time, this veteran doyen of Cambridge Footlights, The Goodies and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue discusses his long career with the broadcaster Chris Serle.

4 Tuesday, October 13, 8pm, Harrogate Theatre

Rob Beckett – Mouth of the South

Star of BBC1’s Live at the Apollo, BBC2’s Mock the Week & Channel 4’s 8 out of 10 Cats, Beckett’s back with a brand-new hour of funnies and he’s taking on the big issues like Kit Kats and flatbread!

3 Saturday, October, 10 and Sunday, October 11 only, Harrogate Theatre Circle Bar

He Wore Dreams around Unkind Faces - An Exhibition by Noel Fielding

Part of the festival’s Big Weekend, Harrogate Theatre and RedHouse Originals Gallery are delighted to present an exhibition of of original watercolours by comedian Noel Fielding of The Mighty Boosh fame. For two days only.

2 Monday, October 5, 7.30p, Harrogate Theatre

Comedy Festival Kick-off: Standard Issue takeover.

This year the festival teams up with the sharp and witty online women’s magazine Standard Issue for a special night of discussion with Sarah Millican, Susan Calman, Katherine Ryan and Bridget Christie*.

*Line-up subject to change

1. Tuesday, October 13, Royal Hall

Jimmy Carr

The king of 8 Out of Ten Cats brings his new stand-up show Funny Business to Harrogate for Harrogate Comedy Festival!

For tickets, visit Harrogate Comedy Festival