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VIDEO: Peter Kay adds more UK tour dates including extra Yorkshire nights at Sheffield FlyDSA Arena

Comedy superstar Peter Kay is breaking box office records as he adds even more extra dates to his forthcoming UK tour - including two more nights at Sheffield FlyDSA Arena.

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Peter Kay adds extra Leeds dates to UK tour

Peter Kay adds extra Leeds dates to UK tour

A planned 2018 tour by comedian Peter Kay has proved so popular that extra dates have been added to the schedule.
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Peter Kay has added another five Sheffield dates to his first tour in eight years due to 'phenomenal demand' - bringing the total number of scheduled tour performances in the city up to seven.

Peter Kay announces FIVE more Sheffield dates due to 'phenomenal demand'

Peter Kay has added another five Sheffield dates to his first tour in eight years due to 'phenomenal demand' - bringing his total number of scheduled tour performances in the city up to seven.
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Peter Kay will be returning to stand-up next year.

Peter Kay: Ten of the comic's funniest ever sketches... which one is your favourite?

The brilliant Peter Kay has announced that he will be coming to Yorkshire as part of his first stand-up tour in eight years.

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VIDEO: Peter Kay announces stand up comedy tour Arena dates

Peter Kay has announced his return to stand up comedy with his first UK arena tour in eight years.

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Sir Ken Dodd says comedy is what makes life worth living

MAKING an audience laugh is “what makes life worth living”, said Sir Ken Dodd as he was honoured with a special lunch to mark his 90th birthday.

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PIC: Scott Merrylees

How we laughed: The glory days of the Yorkshire working men’s club

Once a rite of passage for comics and entertainers, Neil Anderson tells Stephen McClarence about the glory days of the working men’s club.

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Comedian Paul Sinha.

ITV's The Chase comedian to headline Wetherby Festival

A momentous anniversary year for Wetherby Festival reaches its final weekend with a final flurry of great events.

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Rich Hall is bringing his Hoedown tour to Leeds in October, before heading to Beverley later in the year.

Rich Hall - US comedian brings his Hoedown tour to Yorkshire

American comedian Rich Hall is back on the road with a new tour. He talks to Chris Bond about honing his craft and why he’s tired of Donald Trump jokes.

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VIDEO: Scouting For Girls, Atomic Kitten, Go West, Right Said Fred and Lucy Spraggan to play 2018 Wentworth Music Festival

Chart-toppers Scouting For Girls will headline the second Wentworth Music Festival with a star-studded main stage line-up also including Atomic Kitten, Go West, Right Said Fred and Lucy Spraggan, it was revealed today..
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Comedian Robert Webb explores the darker side of life in new book

Comedian Robert Webb explores the darker side of life in new book

Robert Webb is one of the country’s most successful comedians, but in his searingly honest autobiography he explores the dark side of life. He talks to Kate Whiting.

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STAND-UP: Jason Byrne is heading to Yorkshire this autumn.

A head for comedy

Jason Byrne has been a popular figure on the stand-up circuit for more than 20 years and now he’s back with a new tour. Chris Bond talked to him.

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Henning Wehn

Proof that Yorkshire does have a sense of humour

A Yorkshireman walks into a bar... but the joke has no punchline, because as the wraps came off perhaps the biggest comedy festival outside Edinburgh, the funniest feed line was, why are there so few Yorkshire comedians?

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Les Dennis as Uncle Fester and Jessica Buck as Wednesday in The Addams Family musical.

Big interview: Les Dennis - the master of reinvention

Les Dennis is the master of reinvention. As he brings Uncle Fester to Yorkshire, Phil Penfold meets the man behind the make-up.

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Eminem day tickets sold out for shows in Leeds and Reading - but you can still get to see him with a weekend pass.

VIDEO: Leeds Festival Sunday tickets sold out for headliner Eminem

Eminem fans still after tickets to see the rap legend returning to Leeds Festival this summer will now have to buy a weekend camping pass - Sunday day tickets have sold out.

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Puppets from the popular satirical TV show Spitting Image. (PA).

Ian Hislop - Have I got views for you...

Private Eye editor Ian Hislop is a recognisable face on our TV screens. He talks to Chris Bond about the election, Donald Trump and why satire can still pack a punch.

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Michael Palin views some of his personal archive which he has donated to the British Library. Picture: Tony Antoniou/British Library/PA Wire

Revealed: The ‘biblical’ memo that brought Pythons to the BBC

IT WAS the most outrageous comedy of its day and would later stand accused of blasphemy. But as they discovered today when they dusted it off, the BBC memo that opened the door of Television Centre to Monty Python had set a biblical tone.

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BREAKING: Kasabian intimate show for lucky Leeds and Reading festivalgoers

For Crying Out Loud...get yourself a Leeds or Reading Festival ticket quick if you want the chance to see chart-toppers Kasabian play an official warm up show next week.
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Curator Robin Diaper with an amplification horn mistaken by one child as a device for making crumpets, on show as part of Bill Baileys Cabinet of Curiosities exhibition at Hull Maritime Museum.  Picture by Tony Johnson.

Hull museum drafts in comedian Bill Bailey for new exhibition

Today we might write it off as a vanity project, but to Sir William Constable, it was a window of wonder on to everything in the known world.

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Rory Bremner.

Big inteview: Rory Bremner on a boom time for satire

Politics may never have been more unpredictable. Bad news for the rest of us, perhaps, but good news for satirist Rory Bremner. He talks to Yvette Huddleston.

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