Harrogate Comedy Festival: Top 6 shows you must see

Shappi Khorsandi.
Shappi Khorsandi.

For comedy fans, it's the highlight of every year and it's just a few weeks until Harrogate Comedy Festival returns.

Running from Saturday, October 1 to Sunday, October 16, the eighth annual Harrogate Comedy Festival is packed with big names and rising stars, so much so, it's hard to know where to begin.
You could do the obvious, which is to only see the biggest names such as Ross Noble, Russell Kane, Marcus Brigstocke, Rich Hall and Shappi Khorsandi.
And what would be wrong with that?
But there are some great acts in the programme not quite as famous who are equally worth investigating.
Which is why the Harrogate Advertiser has linked up with organisers Harrogate Theatre to come up with the top shows not to miss.
Top 6 Picks
1. Hans Teeuwen
Harrogate Theatre, Wednesday, October 12.
Fellow comedian Stewart Lee says: “In the future, when Teeuwen’s genius has been recognised by the British, you will boast that you saw him way back when”.
2. Pajama Men
Harrogate Theatre, Sunday, October 16
Fresh from the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe the spectacularly surreal Pajama Men have won acclaim across the globe.
3. Kill The Beast
Harrogate Theatre, Friday, October 7
Multi-award-winning comedy captains Kill the Beast present a new twisted tale – Don’t Wake The Damp - inspired by 80s sci-fi, 90s gaming and cracking superhero theme-tunes.
4. Tape Face
Harrogate Theatre, Tuesday, October 11
Having just recently reached the finals of America’s Got talent, this is the show the world can’t stop talking about.
5. Felicity Ward
Harrogate Studio Theatre, Saturday, October 8
As seen on The John Bishop Show, Russell Howard's Good News, Live from the BBC, 'Josh' and heard on The Museum of Curiosity.
6. Adam Hills
Royal Hall, Monday, October 3
As host of Channel 4’s groundbreaking The Last Leg, Adam won ‘Best Breakthrough Act’ and was nominated for ‘Best Entertainment Personality’ at the British Comedy Awards in 2013.
More info and tickets online at www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk or on 01423 502 116.

Adam Hills.

Adam Hills.