STAND-UP comedy is coming to the Grand Opera House, York this autumn

Frank Skinner last toured the UK in 2014 with the extended, critically-acclaimed Frank Skinner: Man in a Suit which included a sold-out return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

As a television presenter, Frank hosted seven series of BBC One’s Room 101, and hosted four series of Portrait Artist of the Year and three series of Landscape Artist of the Year for Sky Arts. He also hosted the BBC iPlayer-exclusive chat show Frank Skinner On Demand with…, whose guests included Lee Mack, Katy Brand, Doc Brown, Russell Howard and Michael Ball.

Frank is at the Grand Opera House, York on Sunday, September 22 at 7.30pm

Jimmy Carr’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they’re just jokes – they are not the terrible things. Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo. He is appearing on Sunday,October 13 at 8pm

James Acaster is one of the most brilliant and distinctive young comedians of his generation. A whimsical master, he has received acclaim from around the world, including a record breaking five consecutive nominations for ‘Best Comedy Show’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and winning the 2015 Chortle Award for Best Show, and Best International Show Award at the 2014 New Zealand International Comedy Festival. As well as his glowing stand-up career, James is also a TV and radio regular and has secured himself as a favourite across both platforms, alongside many of his own projects.

James is at the Grand Opera House on Friday, November 15 at 7.30pm

Al Murray, born in the cellar behind the boxes of crisps, and swaddled in a damp promotional beer towel, The Guv’ was born into a noble line of publicans. At 5 years old he was collecting glasses at a professional level. At 10 he was competing against adults in the regional drip tray emptying championships. And after barring someone for wearing sunglasses inside aged just 13, it was clear that while not Australian, this was the job he was made for. He also looks a lot like this other guy, with the same name, who makes documentaries, presents shows and definitely can’t change a barrel. He appears at the Grand Opera House on Monday, November 18.

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