Stand-Up Is Back At The Grand Opera House

The Grand Opera House York will be welcoming a host of comedy talent in 2021 and 2022.  Foer example we have comedian and podcast host ADAM BUXTON talking about and reading from his upcoming new book.  It incorporates rambles on topics including parenthood, formative cultural influences of the 80s, confrontations on trains, wet dreams, boarding school trauma, The Adam & Joe Show, dead Dads and David Bowie. The evening will include both funny and serious moments and some questions will be answered, maybe even some VERY big ones. To be honest that’s unlikely, but it should be fun anyway.

Following his five-star Olivier-nominated hit My Family: Not The Sitcom and the return to number 1 of his seminal football anthem Three LionsDAVID BADDIEL comes back to the stage with a brand new one-man show, Trolls: Not The Dolls.

Trolls – the terrible people who spend all day insulting and abusing strangers for no other reason than to fill the huge gaps in their souls. There is a common wisdom about how to deal with trolls: don’t, for goodness sake, encourage these people by replying to them.

JIMMY CARR‘s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love.

After experimenting with a Zoom gig where he got muted by 639 people and a Drive-in gig where OMID DJALILI witnessed an audience member get out his car, attach a hose pipe to his exhaust and feed it through the window; multi award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is now·where he belongs, on a stage and bringing back the good times.  Intelligent, always provocative, entertaining, Omid’s legendary stand-up performances is a captivating comedy masterclass.

The quick-thinking queen of ventriloquism NINA CONTI brings you her pioneering new dating show. She’ll be like Cilla Black with masks. Derailed. Not so much a Blind Date as a re-voiced one. There’s no promise that true love will be found, but a firm guarantee that big laughs will be had in the reign of this ‘voice-throwing queen’ (London Evening Standard).

What happens when pure comedy takes human form?  What happens when a creature is created and bred to do stand up? Nobody knows because that isn’t a thing. What is a thing is ROSS NOBLE doing a show. You can come and see it. This is it.

Two-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and host of The Mash Report, NISH KUMAR presents a stand-up comedy show for people who like stand-up comedy shows by …

After a sell-out tour of his house in 2020 (extended into 2021 due to popular demand), Ol’ Broken PancreasED GAMBLE is charged up and ready to flick the switch on another round of attention seeking.

PAUL MERTON, one of the UK’s best-loved performers, and his world renowned Impro Chums Suki Webster, Mike McShane, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch and music from Kirsty Newton create a new and unique comedy show, based entirely on suggestions from the audience, their own finely honed improvisational skills and an almost manic compulsion to show off.

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