The Great Yorkshire Fringe will take place between the 18th and 28th July 2019 and will see the historic city of York's well known thoroughfare transformed into a vibrant and exciting central festival hub. To celebrate our 5th birthday we will be spreading out across the city into even more cultural venues with our eclectic mix of comedy, music, theatre, cabaret and family friendly fun.
The Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year 2019
Back for a fourth year, the GYF New Comedian of the Year is again on the lookout for the best up and coming comedians from Yorkshire and beyond. The competition is open to any non-professional act who's been performing for 5 years or fewer and entries from character acts, musical acts, and sketch groups are welcome. The only restriction is that all contestants must stick to 5 minutes of original material or risk disqualification.
Final (Grand Opera House)
2018's competition was won by Mark Grimshaw, closely followed by runner up Samuel Serrano with Charlie Hopkinson and Charlotte Brooke sharing 3rd place in a hotly contested final MC'd by Mick Ferry.