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Mark Watson: The Infinite Show (14)

Friday 13 Sep 20198:00pm Book Now (Call Box Office)

Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on 'Taskmaster', half-killed on 'Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island', Watson returns to what he's best at: being indoors.

Inspired by the mostly alarming state of the world his children are growing up in, and a genuine, urgent desire to do something about it, this show is about empathy. 99 percent of the world's population is made up of other people: why can't we understand them? As scrawny and impassioned as ever, one of the UK's most beloved and thinnest acts offers some suggestions, with his usual notoriously high joke- and-rant-per-minute rate.

‘He sparkles with originality and verve' Chortle

'A kind of unstoppably funny Superhero' Sunday Times

'Hugely entertaining, craftsmanlike, remarkable' Telegraph


Rory Bremner Plus Special Guests

Thursday 19 Sep 20198:00pm Book Now

To celebrate Selby Abbey’s 950th anniversary, the Town Hall will host an evening of comedy in the Abbey itself, headlined by the UK’s top satirical impersonator, Rory Bremner.

As a mimic, Rory has provided definitive impersonations of PMs and presidents from Major to Mandela, Blair to Brown, Clinton to Cameron and Bush to Trump. As himself, he’s been presenter, writer, quiz-show host, actor, translator and even (briefly) ballroom dancer.

His 30-year TV career includes three BAFTAs for the long-running Channel 4 series Bremner, Bird & Fortune, while he’s also written and starred in satirical specials covering four elections, the Blair government, the Iraq War, the Scottish referendum and the coalition government, retraced his family history for Who Do You Think You Are and appeared on every panel show worth its salt.

This will be a completely one-off show featuring Rory alongside two special guest comedians.


Arthur Smith: Laughs, Stories, A Song And A Poem (16)

Friday 6 Dec 20198:00pm Book Now

Join comedian, writer, broadcaster and all-round British institution Arthur Smith for an evening of laughter and off the wall humour with one of the alternative comedians who shook up the world of light entertainment in the 1980s and 90s.

Expect a sublimely playful show, crammed with jokes, anecdotes, short stories, poems, songs and readings, as well as the story of his late father PC Syd Smith, survivor of Colditz POW camp and a 1950s London copper.

A BBC regular, Arthur is well-known for his appearances on Grumpy Old Men, QI, Have I Got News For You and The One Show, Radio 4’s Loose Ends and Balham Bash, and as host of Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy Club and Radio 2’s Smith Lectures. He is a Spirit of The Fringe Award-winning Edinburgh Festival stalwart, Olivier-nominated playwright and simply one of our funniest and most original comic performers. Age 16+


Carl Hutchinson: I Know I Shouldn't Behave Like This... (16)

Saturday 14 Dec 20198:00pm Book Now

As seen on Comedy Central’s Stand Up Central and The Chris Ramsey Show & following a sold-out 2018 tour, Geordie comedian Carl Hutchinson is back with a brand new show ‘I Know I Shouldn’t Behave Like This…’.

From buying a house to having kids, Carl takes his unique adolescent approach to grown up issues. Join Hutchinson with his stories and observations that have had crowds laugh their heads off year after year.

***** “Captivating...Outstanding...An all-round comic.”

One4Review, Edinburgh

**** "Joyously funny...Great self-effacing warmth...Brilliant characterisations & expert timing."

Theatre Bath


Max & Ivan: Commitment (14)

Friday 7 Feb 20208:00pm Book Now

Berk’s Nest, in association with Dawn Sedgwick Management, presents


Say ‘I do’ to the triumphant return of Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominees Max & Ivan, as seen in BBC One’s W1A and heard on BBC Radio 4’s The Casebook of Max & Ivan.

Commitment is the TRUE STORY of the unreasonable lengths one best man (Max) will go to give one groom (Ivan) the greatest weekend of his life.

It’s a show about dreaming big, growing up, and trying – but ultimately very much failing - to make it in the band.

Directed by three time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Kieran Hodgson.

‘Astonishing: fast-paced and unflaggingly funny’ ***** Times

‘Phenomenal’ ***** Mirror

‘The real deal’ **** Guardian

‘Essential’ **** Telegraph

‘Joyous’ **** Independent

‘First-rate’ **** Scotsman

‘Epic’ **** TimeOut

‘So, so, so good’ ***** Adelaide Advertiser

‘Formidable’ ***** British Theatre Guide


Lucy Porter: Be Prepared (14)

Saturday 6 Jun 20208:00pm Book Now

TV favourite Lucy returns with another fantastic stand-up show.

At Brownies, Lucy thought she’d be prepared for anything as long as she had her emergency 10p for a phone box, and knew how to tie a Fisherman’s knot.

Life turned out to be slightly more complicated than Brown Owl let on.

‘A treat from start to finish’ - The Herald

‘Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes… genuinely delightful‘ - The Telegraph

Recent TV includes Would I Lie to You, QI and Impossible, she’s a regular on Radio 4’s News Quiz and The Now Show.