John Robertson and Christian Reilly..Knaresborough Comedy Festival

Date(s) - 21 July 2018
8:00pm - 10:15pm

Frazer Theatre
North Yorkshire

It’s an evening of favourites, with two of the most popular acts to ever perform at the Frazer Theatre heading back because you (YES YOU!) demanded it! The Australian force of nature that is John Robertson returns full throttle and taking no prisoners with another hour of pure comedy magic. Then Christian Reilly, possibly the finest musical comedian this country has ever produced, brings a collection of songs old and new in what is always a sure-fire way to have audiences rolling in the aisles.

JOHN ROBERTSON…Sweaty, Sexy Party Party – Edinburgh Preview

Suited and booted Australian improv god unleashes pure comedy chaos in a basement with a live blues band….maybe. Every show is different!

John Robertson is a  comedian, author, columnist, satirist, professional troublemaker, multimedia artist and recreational sadist. He is also an anarchic improviser and insult comic (which is the same as being a sadist, except his slaves are the whole audience.)

He’s headlined shows all over the world, done a TEDx talk, performed at events from gaming conventions to anti-suicide fundraisers, been published in horror anthologies, hosted two years of the UK’s only videogame TV show, been the world’s greatest cosplay host and done it all while being better dressed than the average vampire.

★★★★★ “Strides onstage giving literally zero f**ks” – The Skinny

★★★★  – The List

★★★★★  – ThreeWeeks

CHRISTIAN REILLY… Gig Economy – Edinburgh Preview

Perrier Award-winning musical stand-up takes an axe to your laughter deficit.

Christian’s first comedy gig was in the Perrier Award-winning show, ‘Rich Hall is Otis Lee Crenshaw’. He is a global comedy circuit headliner and has appeared at numerous international comedy festivals, on BBC radio and TV, and in four series of the Chortle Award-winning stand-up and sketch show ‘Richard Herring: As It Occurs To Me’. In 2015, BBC Radio 4 followed Christian on the road to the Edinburgh Fringe for ‘Lives In a Landscape’. 2016 saw Christian taking his comedy to Australia as part of Perth’s Fringeworld festival. 2018 will see Christian return to the Edinburgh Festival for the seventh consecutive year with a new show.

“Blisteringly funny”  – Stage

“If you’re a fan of Bill Bailey or Rich Hall, you’re a Christian Reilly fan already” – Guardian

“Funniest songs I’ve heard in a long time” – Scotsman

“Seriously funny” – Richard Herring

“Funny sonofabitch”  – Rich Hall

★★★★★“Like watching Jack Dee and Bill Bailey simultaneously… I don’t think I’ve ever come so close to hyperventilating with laughter” – The Student

★★★★“Seriously catchy tunes… hysterical material”  – ThreeWeeks

★★★★“Amazingly high-quality” – Broadway Baby


The full festival line up is:

Friday 20th July 8pm Ivo Graham and Jim Tavare Double Bill

Saturday 21st July 8pm John Robertson and Christian Reilly Double Bill

Saturday 21st July 10:30pm The Dark Room

Friday 27th July 8pm Nick Doody and Geoff Norcott Double Bill

Saturday 28th July 8pm Justin Moorhouse and Sarah Keyworth Double Bill 

Ticket prices are:

All Shows Maxi Ticket £40

(All 4 double bill shows and The Dark Room)

Weekend Double Bill Ticket £18

(Both double bill shows in the chosen weekend)

Individual Double Bill Ticket £10

The Dark Room Ticket £8

All tickets are available online from or by calling 07835 927965.

The All Shows Maxi Ticket, Individual Double Bill Tickets and Dark Room Tickets will also be available in The Olde Chemist Shop, Market Place, Knaresborough.

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