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Knaresborough Comedy Festival: Tom Toal and Mark Simmons

On Friday 26th July, the second week of the Knaresborough Comedy Festival 2019 starts with one of our all-time favourite acts and another appearing for the very first time. Tom Toal’s brand new show is another hour in his trademark style - relatable, confessional, personal and always hilarious. Mark Simmons is enjoying a meteoric rise in the comedy industry and is one of the best pure joke-slingers you’ll ever see. Together it’s another night of comedy of the very highest order!
 
Tickets are £10. Multibuy offers are available (see below). Doors open at 7.30pm, show starts at 8pm.
 
Tom Toal in Mediocre Boy (Work in Progress)
One of the brains behind the After All This Time Always Podcast with his brand new show in which Tom Toal asks some tough questions of himself and his place in the comedy industry.
Sounds a bit heavy to me… he will have some jokes as well about losing your wedding ring, going on holiday to Disneyland, working in a butchery and the expectation society places on us on account of our gender.
“A delightful hour of precious personal stuff” Scotland on Sunday
“Resplendent with fine gags and a pleasing storytelling rhythm” Scotsman
“Tom Toal captivates his audience with a unique brand of narrative comedy, that is as delightful to listen to as it is superbly funny.” Punchline Recommends
 
Mark Simmons – Work in Progress
Star of ITV1’s Out There, Mark is an exceptional one-liner comedian. It won him a place in Dave’s prestigious Best Joke of The Fringe in Edinburgh 2017 and his solo show that year was nominated Best Show by the Amused Moose Comedy Awards. Also, he has been recently supporting Seann Walsh, Rob Beckett and Rob Brydon on their national tours.
★★★★★ “Master of one liners” one4review
★★★★ “Absolutely hilarious.” The Scotsman
★★★★  “A talented comic with an artisan’s grasp of joke-writing” Chortle
★★★★ “Gags of the highest order” Broadway Baby
 
Knaresborough Comedy Festival 2019
 
In 2019 the Knaresborough Comedy Festival will take place over two weekends in July giving the chance to see eight fantastic comedians.
 
There will be a double bill show at 8pm on the Friday and Saturday nights, each with two full Edinburgh Festival previews.
 
The full festival line up is:
 
Friday 19th July 8pm                      Harriet Dyer and Lou Conran Double Bill Details
Saturday 20th July 8pm                  Rob Rouse & Helen Rutter and Boothby Graffoe Double Bill  Details
Friday 26th July 8pm                      Tom Toal and Mark Simmons Double Bill  Details
Saturday 27th July 8pm                  Maisie Adam and Alfie Moore Double Bill  Details
 
Ticket prices are:
 
All Shows Maxi Ticket                   £32        (All 4 double bill shows) Details
Weekend Double Bill Ticket          £18        (Both double bill shows in the chosen weekend)  Weekend 1 Details    Weekend 2 Details
Individual Double Bill Ticket          £10

All tickets are available from our online box office or by calling 07835 927965 (payment will be taken at time of booking).
 
Individual Double Bill Tickets will also be available in The Olde Chemist Shop, Market Place, Knaresborough.
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Venue
Frazer Theatre
Off High Street
Knaresborough
HG5 0EQ