The grand old jokes of York... | The best of the week's live comedy

The grand old jokes of York...

The best of the week's live comedy

The week ahead in live comedy.

Sunday July 16

LONDON: The Bill Murray hosts an Edinburgh all-dayer with previews from some of the oddballs playing the Heroes venues at the Fringe, including Adam Hess, Spencer Jones and Marny Godden. Hurry, because it kicks off at midday.

DERBY: Not to be outdone, Bar One also hosts a day of previews from the very established likes of Carey Marx, Dominic Holland, Rob Rouse and Britain's Got Talent star Jonny Awsum, kicking off at 2pm.

SHEFFIELD: Guess what? Another Fringe all-dayer. This one, featuring the likes of Larry Dean, Peter Brush and Pippa Evans, starts at 2pm too.

Monday 17 July

LONDON: Angela Barnes, Joe Wilkinson, Sara Pascoe,Shappi Khorsandi, Mark Olver take part in a strong fundraiser at the Comedy Store It's in aid of Ella Dove, a journalist who in May last year tripped over while out jogging, dislocating her knee and cutting through a major artery to her foot. With no blood supply, amputation was the only option. Now, she's determined to get her old life back, and is fundraising for private prosthetic care.

LONDON: There's a smaller - but no less funny - benefit at The Star Of Kings in Kings Cross for medical charity Butterfly AVM. The line-up here comprises Bilal Zafar, Felicity Ward, Kieran Hodgson and,Pierre Novellie

Wednesday July 19

DUNKELD: Phill Jupitus kicks off a ten-night Highlands and islands tour in his Porky The Poet guise. Juplicity starts at the Birnam arts centre, and the rest of the dates are here

Thursday July 20

LONDON: Julian Clary launches the Ealing Comedy Festival, a run of star-studded and jam-packed bills featuring the best of the circuit, all in a marquee in a West London park. Also on tonight's bill are Alun Cochrane, Jo Caulfield and Paul Thorne. Click here for full listings

Friday July 21

YORK: The Great Yorkshire Fringe starts today, 17 days of comedy, cabaret, theatre, music and family activities that take over the city centre. Opening night highlight is a gig put on by the city's Hyena Comedy Club, headlined by the delightful Joe Lycett, whose appearances on various panel shows is always welcome, alongside Alistair Williams and Barry Dodds

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Published: 16 Jul 2017

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