Comedy

Comedy

Red is the colour

Mark Thomas is one of the country’s best known political comedians and, as he tells Chris Bond, it all started at the landmark Red Shed in Wakefield.

Theatre
Good News...comedy star Russell Howard to play Leeds and Reading Festivals 2016.

Comedy stars Russell Howard and Bill Bailey plus Grandmaster Flash to play Leeds Festival

Arena-sized comedians, global stars and popular club nights have been added to the line-up at this year's Leeds and Reading Festival.

What s on
Who to see at the eight-day Leeds Comedy Festival, from this weekend

Who to see at the eight-day Leeds Comedy Festival, from this weekend

The second annual Leeds Comedy Festival will run from this Saturday June 4 to 11, and a host of stars will be plying their witty wares at three venues in the city.

Comedy

Adil Ray brings Mr Khan to Yorkshire

Adil Ray has become a household name thanks to his hit TV comedy show Citizen Khan. He talks to Chris Bond about his comic creation ahead of his return to Yorkshire.

Theatre
The nephew of Paul Daniels is set to appear on Britain's Got Talent this weekend.

Paul Daniels' magician nephew 'extraordinary', says BGT judge Amanda Holden

Paul Daniels' magician nephew has been hailed as "extraordinary" by Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden.

What s on
Mark Addy.

“I didn’t know if it was going to play outside of Yorkshire” - Mark Addy reveals his fears over Yorkshire comedy The Full Monty

It’s exactly 20 years since Mark Addy was in Sheffield, making a small- budget British movie that would cause seismic waves in the lives of all involved. The movie was The Full Monty, a story of a group of men who rediscover their dignity and purpose by standing on stage and exposing their dignity – and the rest.

Cinema
Charlie Williams. ''Legendary South Yorkshire Comedian

Subtlety not slapstick the key to Yorkshire’s brilliant sense of humour

AS WITH many arguments, it began over a beer. Well, over many beers, on a warm, balmy night in Townsville.

Comedy
Comedian Jo Brand sets off from Barton in Humber, with a crossing of the Humber Bridge, on the first day of her Hell Of A Walk challenge for Sport Relief.

One Hull of a send-off as Jo Brand sets off on coast to coast marathon

Comedian Jo Brand set off on her 150-mile (241km) coast-to-coast walking challenge for Sport Relief with a trek across a wind-lashed Humber Bridge.

News
Matt Le Blanc, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry and Jennifer Aniston as the cast will reunite for a two-hour special

Friends cast reunite for two-hour special - but they may not be in the same room

The cast of Friends will reunite for a two-hour special, US broadcaster NBC has said.

Comedy
Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer at a photocall prior to the start of their forthcoming UK tour

Bob Mortimer marries partner (that’s his other partner) 30 minutes before heart surgery

COMIC Bob Mortimer was in such danger before his triple heart bypass surgery that he was granted special permission to marry on the morning of the procedure.

Comedy
Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife Isla Fisher, who have donated more than �670,000 to charity, it has been reported.

Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen ‘gifts $1 million’ to Syria and rescue charities

Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife actress Isla Fisher have donated more than £670,000 to charity, it has been reported.

Comedy
Shed Seven.

What’s on in Yorkshire this week... December 21-27

Your guide to some of the top events taking place across the county in the next seven days.

Comedy
Princess Apricot 'Jack and the Beanstalk' at Bradford Alhambra.  Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Your guide to the best pantos across Yorkshire this Christmas

Pantomime season is upon us and the likes of Boycie from Only Fools and Horse, one of the Nolan sisters, a much-loved ‘Allo ‘Allo character, and Lisa Riley the TV presenter are all appearing in Yorkshire.

Theatre
My List: Billy Pearce

My list: Billy Pearce

Billy Pearce is back at his second home, starring in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Bradford Alhambra. He is married to Kerry, and they have a teenage son, Jack.

Comedy
Russell Howard.

Comedian Russell Howard preparing to finish UK tour in Yorkshire

Russell Howard is preparing to finish off his UK tour in Yorkshire with dates in Leeds and Sheffield. It is part of the comedian’s biggest tour to date, travelling the world, which marks his return to the live stage for the first time in three years.

Comedy
Lesley Joseph in Annie

Upcoming Events: Five things to see in Yorkshire over the coming weeks

From the Annie musical to Emma Johnson’s clarinet, here are some of the main events coming up in Yorkshire over the coming weeks.

News
Review: Aladdin, The Carriageworks, Leeds

Review: Aladdin, The Carriageworks, Leeds

Paul Holman’s traditional family pantomimes are renowned for their spectacular sets and lavish costumes and Aladdin is no exception.

Theatre
Twelve worst Christmas cracker jokes

Twelve worst Christmas cracker jokes

You know how it goes - Grandad’s paper hat is wonky. Nobody’s touched the sprouts. It’s time to pull a cracker and tell a groan-inducing gag!

News
Howard Read

Top 5: Pick of the best stage

1. LAUGH OUT LOUD COMEDY CLUB: The final show of the season concludes with Howard Read, Mike Newall, Jonny Pelham and MC on the evening will be Damion Larkin, at the Alhambra in Bradford on December 12. For tickets call the box office on 01274 432000.

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Weaving a tale: Selina Thompson is performing Dark and Lovely in Sheffield and Bradford this month.

Hair story

Witnessing Selina Thompson’s last solo show, about overeating, at times felt like watching a person bare their soul on stage.

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