More Laughs for Less at the Halifax Comedy Festival

Stunning Edinburgh Fringe reviews for Halifax Comedy Festival acts confirm that West Yorkshire’s newest and quirkiest comedy festival as both seriously funny and seriously Andrew Doyle - postergood value.

Taking place from 23rd to 31st October, the 50-event strong 14-venue wide Festival features 12 shows direct from the Fringe circuit, many of which have gone down a storm with the critics and audiences alike. Artists to watch include Andrew Doyle – “One of the country’s most exciting comedic talents” (Gay Times). Andrew performs his new show Minimalism alongside comedian Will Seaward in Edinburgh Express on Wednesday 28th Oct, 8.30pm at the Wellington Rooms for only £12.

Another Halifax Comedy Festival artist making waves at this year’s Fringe is Angela Barnes. Described as ‘A gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic’ (Guardian). ‘The best mainstream female comedian I’ve seen since Sarah Millican’ (Bruce Dessau,, Angela has appeared on Channel 4’s Stand Up for the Week and BBC Two’s Mock the Week, amongst others. Halifax


audiences will see her perform her latest show Come As You Are (“As well as being incredibly funny, this show is both thought-provoking and cathartic – certainly not to be missed.” (Broadway Baby ****)) Angela will appear alongside the “manically funny” (Three Weeks) Joel Dommett in Edinburgh Express, Saturday 24th October, 8pm at Arden Road Social Club for £12.

Edinburgh Express is an event series uniquely programmed for Halifax Comedy Festival; each event features two of the best up-and-coming stand-ups on the UK comedy circuit. Ranging from £12 to £15 each and available as part of a multi-buy discount, this is high quality comedy at budget-friendly prices.

For the full programme and latest news from the Festival, visit the website on