Calling all comedians!

The organisers of Barnsley’s first ever comedy festival are looking for local talent to take part in the month long event.

‘April Fools’ will see top stand-up comedians perform in the town throughout the month of April.  They include names such as Rob Beckett, Ed Byrne, Dave Spikey and Chris Ramsey with more names being added all the time.

Home grown comedians are also being encouraged to take part and will have the opportunity to entertain the crowds at various town centre venues.

Cllr Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place, said: “ It is great to see such high profile comedians visiting the town for ‘April Fools’, Barnsley Council would love to see local talent taking part and adding to the success of this fantastic festival.”

Those wanting to take part can email a clip to or call 01226 773633.