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The Great Yorkshire Fringe Launch Gala: Paul Foot, Tony Slattery, Harry & Chris, The Thinking Drinkers, Paul Sinha
Don your flat cap, grab your whippet and come and join us for the launch of 2018’s Great Yorkshire Fringe!
Lineup to include Paul Foot, Tony Slattery, Harry & Chris, Thinking Drinkers and Paul Sinha.
The team behind Leicester Square Theatre are back in York from 19-29 July for the fourth Great Yorkshire Fringe, this year starring Michael Palin, Reginald D Hunter, Omid Djalili, Stephen K Amos and loads more. York is less than two hours on the train from London, too!
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Camp crusader whose pedantry, bluff and innuendo-ridden rants have made him an audience favourite.
He has previously been voted BBC Comedian Of The Year. He is also an Open Mic Award winner and Perrier Newcomer Nominee.
So he's pretty good then!
TV and radio appearances include "The Infinite Monkey Cage" (BBC Radio 4), “Never Mind The Buzzcocks” (BBC2), "Would I Lie To You" (BBC 1), "8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown" (Channel 4), "The Morning After" (NBC), "8 Out of 10 Cats" (Channel 4), "Set List" (Sky Atlantic), "Christmas Pub Quiz" (ABC Australia), "The Alternative Comedy Experience" (Comedy Central), "Spicks 'n Specks" (ABC Australia) "Melbourne Festival Gala" and "The Great Debate" (Channel 10 Australia),”Funny As Hell” (HBO Canada). In the USA Paul was a finalist on Series 6 of NBC's “Last Comic Standing”.
'It's baffling to me that Paul is not a household name in this country. His routines are like jazz clusters, loose hammocks, choked to the brim with jokes and ideas'
'Inspired, surreal and incomprehensibly funny' (Chortle)
'Capable of raising a laugh with just a brief shudder in the beat between jokes' (Wow247)
'He is completely in charge. An hour in his company is one of wet faced glee and it's over in a flash' (The Scotsman).
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Having played together in various forms for over 10 years, World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker teams up with BFF/Jazz Musician Chris Read as the imaginatively titled ‘Harry and Chris’. After a debut sell-out run of ‘The Harry and Chris Show’ at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, they are bringing their brand of poetry, music, love and laughter all around the country.
Jazz musician/Justin Timberlake lookalike Chris Read, 'brilliant' (Evening Standard), brings music, words, love, laughter and more onstage chemistry than a science expo.
“A combination of catchy hooks and breathtaking verbal ingenuity makes this a winning hour…The quality and quantity of laughs on offer is generous and yet the show is cynicism-free, the tone unapologetically feel-good.” (BroadwayBaby)
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The Thinking Drinkers are award-winning drinks writers Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham.
Ben McFarland is the triple-crowned winner of 'British Beer Writer of the Year' – the first as the youngest ever recipient and the current holder 2011-12. He is also the author of World's Best Beers: 1000 Unmissable Brews from Portland to Prague.
Tom Sandham is former editor of leading industry spirits and cocktail magazine CLASS. He launched the Top 50 Bars of the World and House Tonic, the discerning drinking magazine for the Soho House Group. He is also the author of the award-winning World's Best Cocktails.
Having met in their 20s whilst working on a leading pub magazine, Ben & Tom left for America where they co-wrote the award-winning Good Beer Guide West Coast USA.
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Paul Sinha is a qualified GP and international stand up comic of many years standing, having performed in all major comedy clubs in the UK, as well as China, Auckland, Singapore, the Middle East, South Africa, Netherlands and Germany.
Paul's second full length solo show 'Saint or Sinha' received widespread critical acclaim at the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was nominated for the if.comedy award (formerly the Perrier).
Since then Paul has been in great demand, whether on TV shows such as Edinburgh and Beyond, World Stands up, Comedy Shuffle and Comedy Cuts, on Radio 4's Loose Ends and the Now Show, or his numerous contributions to Radio 5 Live and Talksport, as well as having recorded for Shane Warne's Ashes podcasts.
'Wonderfully inventive and intelligent’ (Evening Standard)
'One-liners are delivered with the crisp clarity of cut glass. Highly original' (Metro)
'Universal anecdotes as warmly delivered as you would find anywhere... it's a
pleasure listening to him... Opinionated, witty and smart – Sinha is the certainly one of the comics Fringe goers should be flocking to' (Chortle)
'His confidence on stage was excellent and his talent for adlibbing and summoning gags off the cuff were very funny' (BBC Online).
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