April Fools Comedy Festival back in Barnsley

Laugh out loud comedy extravaganza features British comedy circuit’s top talent

Prepare for a month full of chuckles, giggles and belly laughs – because April Fools Comedy Festival is back in Barnsley next month.

The popular comedy extravaganza – which will take place over the course of April – returns to Barnsley town centre for its fourth year, and this year’s show promises to be the most hilarious yet.

Headline acts include popular Mock the Week regular Gary Delaney – who brings his show ‘Gagster’s Paradise’ to The Civic on Friday 26 April.

Glenn Moore – also a Mock the Week star – will perform at town centre sports bar The Garrison on Wednesday 10 April, while talented comedian Jessica Fostekew will appear at The Old Picture House on Sunday 7 April.

Other venues to feature shows include The Electric Theatre, Annie Murray’s Irish Bar, Zinc Bar and Jock’s Cavern.

Meanwhile, comedian and Barnsley lad Toby Foster –famous for his BBC Radio Sheffield Breakfast Show and role in award-winning sitcom Phoenix Nights – will host The Last Laugh Comedy Club at The Civic on Saturday 27 April.

Other acts scheduled to appear include Carl Hutchinson, Bilal Zafar, Grainne Maguire, Kate Fox, The Noise Next Door, Ben van der Velde, Abigoliah Schumaun, George Egg, Steve Bugeja and Seymour Mace.

A Comedy Club 4 Kids will also be held at The Civic on Wednesday 17 April, with The Lamproom Theatre hosting The Odd Couple comedy show over four nights between Tuesday 9 and Saturday April 13.

The event will be presented by Love Barnsley Town Centre in association with Barnsley Council and XPO Logistics.

Full details of the acts and ticket details can be found at www.aprilfoolscomedyfestival.com. You can also follow Love Barnsley Town Centre on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

This event is linked to Town Spirit.

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