April Fools Comedy Festival Launch

April Fools Launch Night

Get ready for some more top notch Comedy Fun with a mixed bill of some of the finest, funniest and delightfully excellent comedians around.

Featuring the comedy nonsense of Howard Read, heavy metal mayhem from Andrew O’Neill and compered by one of our all-time favourites the splendidly funny Tiernan Douieb.


Howard Read is an award-winning stand-up and writer who’s performed in front of the queen, all around the world and headlines and MC’s clubs throughout the UK.

In recent years he’s been distracted by a hugely successful career in children’s Television; He wrote, animated and starred in three series of his own (with Little Howard), and now writes for Danger Mouse, Horrible Histories, Furchester Hotel among very many others. 

‘Breaking boundaries in stand-up comedy' Independent

‘Genius' Radio Times


Andrew O’Neill

Andrew's combination of sci-fi twists on real life, long hair and impeccable manners have led him being revered on the international comedy circuit.

‘One of the funniest comedians on the circuit at the moment... hitting new heights of comedic brilliance.’ TimeOut

‘He's got a natural optimism and love of silliness that leaves you feeling remarkably positive... a winning blend of polemic and off-beat whimsy.’  The Guardian

‘One of the most entertaining, interesting and multilayered acts we've seen. Don't miss a trick – go and see him now.’  Bizarre


Tiernan Douieb

One of the UK's most sought after comedy hosts, Tiernan's fun and friendly, political style of comedy has seen him perform all over the UK and internationally.

'For sheer energy, commitment and funny you would need to look hard to find a man as joyous as Tiernan.' Mark Thomas

'a perennial contender for the title of most affable person in comedy' - The Scotsman

Recommened for ages 18+ 

Tickets £10

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 Click here for tickets and information about April Fools Barnsley Comedy Festival 2017.