Selby Town Hall hosts six top comedians across three weekends in July as they prepare for a month long run at the world's biggest performing arts festival, the Edinburgh Fringe.
Each night you get to see two full length comedy shows for just £7 as a little slice of the greatest festival on earth comes to Selby! Almost every major comedy act of the last 25 years made their name in Edinburgh - you could be watching the next big thing...
Sophie Duker describes herself as a “sexy-cerebral comedy underdog” and is quickly establishing herself as one of the most exciting new acts on the circuit.
In 2018 Sophie starred in a comedy pilot for Channel 4 called Riot Girls, as well as a new pilot for Comedy Central UK called What I Wish I’d Said.
She is also a comedy writer whose funnies you might have heard in the following places: the British Broadcasting Co-orporation (Famlam, BBC2; The News Quiz, The Now Show, BBC Radio 4) and Cartoon Network (The Amazing World of Gumball).
Sophie is an alumna of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve, has been shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award and is a previous finalist of the Funny Women Awards.
She founded and hosts MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRLS, an international, intersectional feminist comedy show that appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016 and 2017. Since January 2018 Sophie also hosts Wacky Racists, a ‘crazy stupid cool’ comedy cabaret gameshow, in a monthly residency at the Aces & Eights.
“A sparky proposition… intelligent jokes” – The Independent
A double act comprised of IT professionals-turned-comedians Lloyd Henning and Peter Sutton. Combining comedy, computer programming and rock music, Foxdog Studios are making a name for themselves as the most innovative acts to emerge in recent years. Bringing multimedia audience participation to the mobile phone in your pocket, the duo have performed their unique brand of comedy to sold-out audiences nationwide and played at festivals in the UK and beyond. Their 2018 Edinburgh Fringe show Foxdog Studios: Robot Chef sold out in advance, with extra shows added to meet phenomenal demand. The show earned them a British Comedy Guide recommendation along with spots on numerous publications’ top picks of the Fringe, including The Independent’s ‘Best Comedy Shows to see’, The Scotsman’s ‘Most Unusual Comedy Shows at the Fringe’ and The Skinny’s ‘Top Picks’.
Their previous shows have earned them them a nomination for the Chortle Award for Innovation, along with nominations for the Malcolm Hardee’s Award for Comic Originality and Act Most Likely to Make a Million Quid. Lloyd and Peter were featured in a profile in WIRED Magazine in 2018.
“Foxdog Studios’ technological wizardry is matched only by their baffling modesty… this is ridiculous, unique and so funny your face will hurt”
“A solid hour of entertainment, laughs and a bit of something different”
“A perfect blend of geeky fun, rock’n’roll and daftness, there would have to be something wrong with you to not be able to enjoy yourself… their talent is sickening”
“If you don’t enjoy their brand of techy musical comedy, there must be something wrong with your hardware. Try turning yourself off and on again”
“The most loopily inventive show on the Edinburgh Fringe”