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April fools? Find your funny in Harrogate

Whether you are the joker of your crowd or your sense of humour is more subtle, we can guarantee to make you smile in Harrogate this April fools? season. From family comedy shows to comedy dining nights and famous funny faces – it’s time to get your giggle on.

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The Addams Family Musical at Harrogate Theatre is full of laughs for everyone, from the youngest to the oldest family member. Join the kooky world of Gomez and Morticia and their beloved kids Pugsley and Wednesday – together with the wider, multi-generational gathering of Grandma, Uncle Fester and faithful servant, Lurch - in a musical feast that embraces the craziness and challenges found in every family!

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Fancy a breath of fresh air in the comedy sense? Join Sam and Zoe as they embark on an epic, theatrical quest at Harrogate Studio Theatre in Sam and Zoe vs Evermore. This hilarious new piece from Cherwell Theatre Company, inspired by the world of Dungeons and Dragons, incorporates epic battle sequences, creative use of puppetry and audience gameplay.

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And with the long Easter weekend giving us all a reason to feel the joys of spring, you’ll find a clutch of comedy legends and well-known faces coming to Harrogate this April...

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More than 20 years since moving to the UK from the US, three-time Perrier Award-nominated Reginald D Hunter has forged a reputation for delivering unadulterated comedy of the highest order. See his new show, Bombe Shuffleur on Easter Saturday (16th April) at Harrogate Theatre. With no time for niceties, Reginald is the voice of his generation – searingly honest, brutally funny and uniquely placed to commentate on the unfolding meltdown of life as we know it.

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Intelligent, entertaining and always provocative, Omid Djalili is here later in the month, with his legendary stand-up performance and captivating comedy masterclass. With credits ranging from Hollywood films to television and the West End stage, you won’t want to miss him - catch his Omid Djalili – The Good Times Tour (21st April) at Harrogate’s Royal Hall this April.

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Looking ahead to May, TV comedy legend Jack Dee visits the Royal Hall in Harrogate for his new stand-up show, Jack Dee – Off The Telly. The star of TV sitcoms ‘Bad Move’ and ‘Lead Balloon' and 'Josh’.   The host of BBC Radio 4's long-running flagship panel show "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue" brings his trademark sardonic and dry comedy to Harrogate for a night of guaranteed laughter.

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Spring brings a burst of energy to make us all smile, but don’t forget to save the date for the return of the Harrogate Comedy Festival this October. The showpiece of the Harrogate district’s comedy year, the festival attracts big names - both from television and from the Radio 4 comedy slot – so make sure you watch this space and keep an eye out for more news on festival dates coming soon.

Plan your comedy-themed break to the Harrogate district with a fantastic selection of places to stay for you to choose from. Head to our Accommodation pages to browse luxury hotels, cosy self-catering cottages, gorgeous country guest houses and more.

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