Look who’s in Harrogate Theatre’s man drawer

Michael McIntyre HarrogateMichael McIntyre heads up Harrogate Theatres silly season.

Middle-class, floppy-haired comedy behemoth Michael McIntyre heads to Harrogate Theatre on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 May to road-test new material prior to his third and biggest UK arena tour.

McIntyre’s observational humour, showcased on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, numerous panel shows and Britain’s Got Talent, has won him a legion of fans. Perhaps the price of fame, McIntyre’s also got his knockers, but it’s impossible to ignore that he’s helped thrust brilliant, previously overlooked clowns into his spotlight and onto the general public’s radar.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, 30 March at 9am, a limit of two per person which must be picked up on the night with the booking debit/credit card as ID.

Harrogate Theatre, are big believers in the positive power of laughter and are happily doing a McIntyre with a killer programme of funny folk this May. Already sold out are Dara O’Briain, Jon Richardson and Rich Hall, but there’s still plenty to have you laughing all the way to the box office.

Simon Amstell first gained attention for his sharp and bitchy quips relentlessly fired at big music names on

Popworld from 2000 to 2006. The BAFTA-nominated, award-winning comedian, TV presenter and script-writer hassince consolidated his reputation as one of the most incisive and irreverent names in comedy via a lauded stint as host of BBC2’s Never Mind The Buzzcocks and with his brilliant sitcom Grandma’s House.

Amstell’s gig at Harrogate Theatre on Monday 14 May looks set to prove he’s not lost the stand-up knack. His new show, Numb, is intensely vulnerable and painfully honest, as Amstell, following 2009’s critically acclaimed Do Nothing, attempts once more to heal himself in public.

Sergeant turned stand-up Alfie Moore has a litany of tales to tell, and his easy-going charm combined with a sure-fire wit make them a joy to hear. Having supported comedy heavyweights Sarah Millican, Milton Jones and Russell Kane, Moore is now on his first UK tour, I Predicted a Riot, which stops off at Harrogate Theatre on Saturday 19 May. Expect the bizarre and the macabre, as Moore relates the experiences of a modern copper, from the time he encountered a severed head but wasn’t allowed to pronounce it dead, to the nonsensical realities of working in a squad tied up and hen-pecked by bureaucracy.

Quite nearly as posh as Her Majesty, Miles Jupp uses his public schoolboy charm togreat avail – on the comedy circuit, at least; Jupp’s real-life adventures tend to end up a little less successful. His latest exploit found Jupp pulling a few strings, telling some little lies, and heading to India with the English press to embark on a month long, sun-soaked disaster as he attempted to become a cricket journalist simply by pretending to be one. Fibber In The Heat comes to Harrogate Theatre on Wednesday 30 May.

Tickets for Harrogate Theatres spring season are available now and can be booked securely online at www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk or through the Harrogate Box Office on 01423 502 116.

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