Sitting Room branches out with new Frazer Theatre comedy night

By Graham Chalmers

Monday, 3rd November 2014, 8:30 am
BAFTA Award-winning comedian Jim Tavaré.
BAFTA Award-winning comedian Jim Tavaré.

A new comedy club is to be launched in Knaresborough in a team-up with popular Harrogate club, Sitting Room.

Whilst Sitting Room’s critically acclaimed night continues at the St George Hotel in Harrogate, Knaresborough residents can now enjoy their own Frazer Theatre Comedy Club located, as the name suggests, at the town’s intimate Frazer Theatre.

The Frazer will be presenting a monthly night showcasing top national and international comedians, along with up-and-coming talent.

Frazer Theatre Vice-Chairman John Pearce said “The Frazer Theatre is extremely excited to announce the launch of this brand new venture for Knaresborough. We are delighted to welcome world-class comedy talent to our theatre and are confident this will be the start of a successful relationship with Sitting Room Comedy Club.”

The launch event will take place on Wednesday, November 12 at 8pm at the Frazer Theatre with a stellar line-up of acts:

Ian Coppinger - “The next Irish comedian to make it on the international circuit” – Rich Hall.

Jim Tavaré - BAFTA Award Winner, NBC’s Last Comic Standing.

Brennan Reece - The Pleasance Comedy Reserve.

Dan Nightingale - Chortle Best Compere Nominee.

Star turn Tavaré trained at RADA before first making his name on the stand-up circuit thanks to his unique ability with a double bass, an instrument he had learned to play during his childhood.

At the beginning of his stand-up career, he toured as an opening act for the Stranglers before starring in a series of short, silent films for BBC2. He also had a sketch series on Channel Five, co-written with Ricky Gervais, called The Jim Tavaré Show. Since then, more TV and movie roles have followed here and in the USA.

Tickets for both Harrogate and Knaresborough shows are are available from or by calling 07807 476 856 or on the door.

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