Comedy, Shows and Cinema
Stewart Lee presents King Rocker

Stewart Lee presents King Rocker

It gives us here at Deer Shed great pleasure to host the one and only Stewart Lee as he introduces his and director Michael Cumming’s sideways search for a missing piece of punk history: Robert Lloyd, best known for fronting cult Birmingham bands The Prefects and The Nightingales.

The anti-rockumentary King Rocker weaves the story of Birmingham’s undervalued underdog autodidact into that of the city’s forgotten public sculpture of King Kong, eschewing the celebrity interview and archive-raid approach for a free-associating bricolage of Indian food, bewildered chefs, vegetable gardening, prescription medicines, pop stardom and pop art. Be ready for just about anything as Stewart himself talks us through this one-of-a-kind film about a one-of-a-kind man.

Rosie Jones

Rosie Jones & Friends

With her infectious laugh and high energy, it's hardly a surprise to us that Rosie Jones has quickly become a must-see act on the UK comedy circuit. The ex-television researcher has now starred in many a television show herself such as Live At The Apollo, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, The Last Leg, and Mock The Week to name but a few.

Rosie's appearance at Base Camp Plus was one of our big 2021 highlights. So it was an obvious choice to ask this Northerner back to Baldersby Park along with a few comedy friends. Unlike in 2021 when her set was PG rated Rosie will be hosting our Saturday late night comedy mixed bill, so don't expect her to take any prisoners as she lights up the Big Top Stage. We can't wait.

David O'Doherty

David O'Doherty

David O'Doherty is an award-winning comedian, author, musician and panel show regular, but of course you know that already. We just keep repeating it and pinching ourselves because we can't quite believe he's here at Deer Shed 12.

Obviously, the last few years haven’t exactly gone to plan but, ever resourceful, David released the hilariously frank ‘Live In His Own Car During A Pandemic’ audio album in June 2020. We’re delighted to give him a considerably bigger and hopefully more comfortable stage here in the fields and can’t wait to hear what he’s been thinking about since then…

Richard Herring's RHLSTP

Richard Herring's RHLSTP

One of Deer Shed’s favourite ever comedians, Richard Herring is going to be bringing RHLSTP to Deer Shed this year! If like us, RHLSTP is part of your regular podcast line up, this is an opportunity to see it live with all the really good bits left in… Joining Richard will be an as yet TBC guest star for a hilarious and wide ranging chat! Previous guests of the “Podfather” include Stephen Fry, Dawn French, Sarah Millican, Steve Coogan and Bob Mortimer so keep an eye out for more news on who will be joining Richard in The Big Top…

Suzi Ruffell

Suzi Ruffell

We’ve had Suzi Ruffell on our radar forever so it’s a real pleasure for her to join us in Baldersby Park! The multi-award nominated comedian has appeared on numerous TV shows such as… *big breath in* Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, The Jonathan Ross Show, The One Show, Dating No Filter, Channel Hopping with Jon Richardson, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Roast Battle, Harry Hill’s Clubnite, Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, The Last Leg, and There's Something About Movies to name but a few…

An icon of exciting modern British comedy, we can’t wait to welcome Suzi to Deer Shed this year!

Shaparak Khorsandi

Shaparak Khorsandi

Shaparak established herself as one of the country’s sharpest comedians in 2006 with her sell out Edinburgh Fringe show, Asylum Speaker. The show told the story of how her family were forced to flee Iran and gain asylum in the UK, due to her father’s popularity as an anti-regime satirist.

Over 16 years as a pillar of the comedy scene, Shaparak has always taken great pride in being a “spit and sawdust” standup. One of her favourite things is pulling on her wellies, trudging through muddy fields, and performing at every music festival with a comedy tent, from Glastonbury to Secret Garden Party and now here at Deer Shed!

Jayde Adams

Jayde Adams

Award-winning comedian and proud Bristolian Jayde Adams is an uncut gem; a force of nature; dangerous and unafraid; the future.. it’s safe to say that when Dawn French says “Jayde Adams is the 3rd funniest woman in the world. Fact,” she might just be onto something.

Jayde is the host of Channel 4’s high-concept food show Crazy Delicious, while she brought her cult live musical comedy show Amusical to the screen for Comedy Central. Jayde has featured as a guest on CelebAbility, Richard Osman’s House Of Games, Strictly It Takes Two, Rosie Tries to Help, Roast Battle & loads more!

Paul Foot

Paul Foot

A master of absurdist comedy and a cherished and totally original presence in comedy & TV for the last few decades, we’ve been huge fans of Paul Foot for a long time now. With tons of awards on his shelf and a reputation for hilarious, unpredictable and chaotic show, Paul will be joining us on The Big Top for a bit of Saturday night surrealism.

Following a big run of UK dates, Paul is stopping by Baldersby Park on his way up to Edinburgh with his acclaimed new show Swan Power - we can’t wait to see what he has in store for us this time, Saturday night in The Big Top.

Maisie Adam

Maisie Adam

Originally hailing from not-too-far-from-Deer-Shed in Pannal, North Yorkshire, Maisie Adam only started out on the circuit in 2016 after moving to Brighton, and her anecdotal material and self-deprecating charm soon won her praise up and down the country.

A bright light in modern stand-up Maisie became only the fourth woman to win the nationwide So You Think You’re Funny? competition, with previous winners including comedy legends like Peter Kay, Aisling Bea and fellow Deer Shed 12 guest David O’Doherty. Expect her Deer Shed appearance to be an absolute hoot!

Daliso Chaponda

Daliso Chaponda

With over 300 million views of his stand-up online, Daliso shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent making it to the final of the 2017 series and establishing himself a firm favourite with the judges and the British public!

Since then, Daliso has gone on to become a TV and radio regular. Appearances include The Royal Variety Performance, Good Evening Britain and Britain’s Got Talent Champions 2019, The Complaints Department and Rhod Gilbert’s Growing Pains, Unforgivable, The News Quiz, Just A Minute and The Now Show. Daliso is also a regular guest on QI and The Apprentice: You’re Fired.

Brett Domino Trio

Brett Domino Trio

Everyone's favourite Leeds based two-piece musical trio will be making their triumphant return to Deer Shed this summer! Brett Domino Trio, who pride themselves on being Yorkshire’s favourite electronic pop group, have become regulars on the tv thanks to their hilarious appearances on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown where they’ve performed modern classics like ‘I Think i’m in Love With The Girl Who Works On Checkout 6 in Decathlon’ and ‘Lunchtime Lover’.

The keytar is rarely spotted on stage at Deer Shed but if there’s someone who could bring about its renaissance, it’s Brett...

shelf

SHELF

We first discovered Shelf following a glowing review from fellow Deer Shed 12 comedian David O’Doherty on twitter shouting out their brilliant song ‘River’ - this led to a hilarious Saturday afternoon slot on the main stage of Base Camp Plus where we vowed to bring them back for the big one… the great full-fat Deer Shed return…

The work of double act Rachel WD and Ruby Clyde, the pair perform a hilarious mix of songs, stand-up and sketch comedy which we think you’re going to love.

Diane Chorley

Diane Chorley

Diane Chorley is a living, breathing 80’s pop icon whose recent release from prison has seen a resurgence in her popularity and cult status. Along with her mute musical prodigy Milky, Diane brings to the stage her chart topping hits alongside salacious celebrity tales from the dancefloor of her 1980s Night Club and queer Utopia, The Flick.

This year will be Diane’s first visit to Deer Shed and indeed, her first visit to Yorkshire and we are truly excited to roll out the red carpet for this national treasure…

Helen Bauer

Helen Bauer

Known for being a comedy powerhouse with an electric stage presence, Helen is one of the UK’s most exciting rising stand-up stars after honing her comedy skills performing in Germany. You can now find Helen’s creative writing, charming attitude on stage and special love of pop music all over Britain. You might have seen her on Live At The Apollo or Stand Up For Live Comedy: BBC Presents, among plenty more. But don't take our word for it, her debut show at the Edinburgh Festival beat 700 other shows to be nominated for the Best Newcomer Award...

Scott Bennett

Scott Bennett

Tipped in 2018 as one of Chortle’s Ones to Watch, Scott Bennett’s reputation in the world of British comedy has been growing ever since. With only his second ever live show, Leap Year, Scott was nominated for Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival in 2019 and completed a sell-out run to huge critical acclaim at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Yorkshire-born comedian will performing two sets! The first taking place on Sunday morning on our Lodge stage, followed by an evening on Deer Shed Big Top stage.

Njambi McGrath

Njambi McGrath

Njambi McGrath is an award-winning rising comedy star with a hit BBC Radio 4 Series Becoming Njambi, selected for BBC Radio 4 Comedy of the Week . Her legendary comedy specials have had successful Soho theatre and Edinburgh runs and now on Amazon Prime and NextUp. Njambi has performed all over Europe and Africa with a tour of Dubai scheduled. She won the coveted Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year (NATYS) Award 2019.

Njambi’s work has been featured on BBC iPlayer and BBC Two’s Edinburgh Nights as well as BBC Radio 4 and Amazon Prime.

Aurie Styla

Aurie Styla

Aurie Styla is a London based stand-up comedian, presenter and broadcaster who has been honing his craft and building a reputation as one of the truly great modern stand-ups.

Recently featured on Mo Gilligan Channel 4 documentary ‘Black British & Funny’ and as a warm up comedian on shows like The Big Narstie show and The Mo Gilligan Show, Aurie joins us after a nationwide run of his brilliant fourth solo show ‘Green’ - don’t miss him!

Andrew O'Neill

Andrew O'Neill

Andrew O'Neill is an award-winning stand-up comedian, musician and writer. A self-described ‘Anarchist comedy-wizard’, their sets are a hilarious onslaught of surrealism, song, observation and honestly who knows what else we're going to get... we can’t wait!

Very at home at music festivals, Andrew is the author of A History Of Heavy Metal, an essential and hilarious document of heavy music lauded by the likes of comics icons Alan Moore & Neil Gaiman - come for the laughs, stay for the in-depth chat on the pioneers of NWOBHM.

Yuriko Kotani

Yuriko Kotani

Yuriko Kotani is an acclaimed UK-based Japanese comedian who is one of our absolute favourite comedians. Since she started performing in 2014, Yuriko has won a bunch of awards and found herself appearing on loads of TV & Radio with good reason... A hilarious comedian with buckets of charm, Yuriko is someone we just had to bring to Deer Shed, we think you're going to love her!

Tom Houghton

Tom Houghton

Once a member of one of our favourite improv comedy groups The Noise Next Door, Tom Houghton is a funny and charming comedian, whose stand-up sets often heavily feature roguish tales and hilarious songs. He sold out his debut Edinburgh Festival show in 2017, cementing his status as a comedian and quickly rising through the ranks of the British live circuit. You may recognise Tom from his many television appearances, including Comedy Blaps, First Dates Hotel, and Comedy Central’s Roast Battle.

Alex Kealy

Alex Kealy

Alex Kealy is a rising star in British stand-up, mixing smart political material with self-deprecation and relatable observations. With stints writing for some TV favourites like Mock The Week (BBC Two), The News Quiz and The Now Show and no small amount of acclaim from the likes of The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Mirror, The Evening Standard et al, he’s sure to deliver one of the must see sets of the weekend!

Daman Bamrah

Daman Bamrah

Daman Bamrah is one of the most exciting and unique comic voices to emerge from the London circuit. A British-Sikh performer with raw wit, likability and heart, the in-demand Daman is known for his topical writing, acute observations and imaginative storytelling. His blend of carefully crafted jokes along with his signature charm has led to his supporting some of the biggest names in the industry including Ria Lina, Kae Kurd and Mo Gilligan, with appearances on The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan, BBC New Comedian of the Year, BBC Asian Network and Russell Kane’s hit podcast, Man Baggage.

Katie Pritchard

Katie Pritchard

Katie Pritchard is returning to Deer Shed for her fourth year in a row! Coming back for a victory lap after back-to-back knock out sets, Katie's riotous whirlwind shows are always one of our absolute highlights - leaving us in stitches every time.

Having already won loads of awards for her inspired stand up, Katie’s shows are all costumes, banging tunes and unbridled energy as she delivers history lessons about the Romans put to the music of Limp Bizkit while wrapped in a bedsheet.. We're about ready to book years 5 & 6 already!

Stella Graham

Stella Graham

Stella Graham is a brilliant writer, comedian and actor from Coventry who is stopping by at Deer Shed on her way up to Edinburgh where she’ll be performing her acclaimed new show ‘Porcupine’.

An effortlessly funny performer, Stella’s bio tells us she’s “shameless, charmingly aggressive and unladylike - the funniest half Sri Lankan gal from Coventry.”

Following a lockdown spent making hilarious workout videos, podcasts and performing online gigs, we can’t wait to see Stella back doing what she does best on stage in the Big Top!

Tamar Broadbent

Tamar Broadbent

Tamar is a writer, improviser, comedian, actor, singer-songwriter and most importantly.. banana bread fan based in London.

An accomplished multi-tasker, she’s also written five solo comedy shows, of which ‘Get Ugly’ was nominated for Best Comedy at Fringeworld and Best Life transferred to the SoHo Playhouse NYC. From 2018-2020, Tamar worked as a main stage performer at American improv theatre Boom Chicago, where she wrote sketches and performed long form, short form and musical improv five nights a week.

In her free time, she enjoys singing, being horizontal and drinking as much wine as is stereotypically expected of a 31-year-old city woman…

The Lovely Boys

The Lovely Boys

Its always been important to us at Deer Shed to show case our Northern comedy acts so when The Lovely Boys came onto our radar we couldn't say no. The Lovely Boys are a northern double act made up of real life best friends Joe Kent-Walters and Mikey Bligh-Smith who both grew up together in rural Huddersfield.

What better way than to show off their jumpers and play with their toys as part of our day time Saturday comedy mixed bill. Expect silly fun and games from this couple of mama’s boys in this absurd clown bonanza. The perfect mix for our Big Top we reckon !!!

Mr. Thing

Mr. Thing

What is Mr. Thing?' you ask. 'What isn’t Mr. Thing?!' we reply.

A stand-up puppet party, technicolour cable TV chat show, an improvised multimedia musical spectacular, Mr. Thing is all of these things glued together with lashings of fake tan, bundled up in some questionably colourful ties and sprinkled with a bit of showbiz chaos for good measure.

Having caused a commotion up at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018 and receiving riotous reviews from The Scotsman and Radio 4 in the process, Mr. Thing are setting up right here, with a host of special guests, live and direct from Topcliffe for one night only.

Shlomo

Shlomo

SK Shlomo is a world record-breaking beatboxer who makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a mic. Over the last fifteen years as a vocal performer he has consistently pushed the boundaries of beatboxing , bringing the art form to new and unexpected audiences through diverse collaborations and imaginative projects, which have taken him to the Southbank, Glastonbury and everywhere in between.

He's worked with hordes of musicians such as Jarvis Coker, Bjork , Ed Sheeran and Damon Albarn. DJ Tim Westwood called him "the Harry Potter of beatbox" as wizardry is the only possible explanation as to why one man can produce the variety of sounds at anyone time with such accomplishment. It's jaw dropping stuff. Join this sonic superhero in the big top on Sunday to become one of his sidekicks in a world of funny sounds, brilliant noises and cool music, whether you’re aged 1 or 101!

Marcel Lucont: Les Enfants Terribles (A Gameshow For Awful Children)

Marcel Lucont: Les Enfants Terribles (A Gameshow For Awful Children)

The UK’s favourite Frenchman channels his acerbic humour and quick-fire wit into a family gameshow, pitting children against adults and each other.

Come and experience what happens when international insouciance meets infantile exuberance!

As seen on Comedy Central At The Comedy Store, Russell Howard's Good News and BBC1's The John Bishop Show.

Below The Belt

Below The Belt

A hilarious rip-roaring game show with humour for all ages, where kids join in the games and learn about disability!

A panel of comedians attempt tasks set for them by their host Benny Shakes, raising awareness of disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy and Autism. Hosted by Benny Shakes, with co-hosts Kate Lovelock and Mark Nicholas, plus star guests from all across the festival.

The panel get to experience how it feels to have a disability by playing interactive games such as ’Below the Belt’, where panellists (and audiences) draw with their bare feet, with plenty of prizes for the audience too...

Kapow Pro Wrestling

Kapow Pro Wrestling

Kapow Pro Wrestling was formed in 2013 with one clear mission.

To bring colour, characters and fun back to British wrestling. Hundreds of shows later they’ve become the pre-eminent wrestling show across the UK.

They’ve previously brought their superstar wrestling roster including crowd favourites Mad Dog Quinn, Lookachu, Queen of the Ring Priscilla, and The South Coast Ghostbuster, and you lot loved learning your suplexes from your piledrivers. At Deer Shed 12, KAPOW are taking the over the Big Top for a huge royal rumble of a live show!

This Is Your Trial

This Is Your Trial

The UK’s only comedy courtroom show returns to DeerShed. Action-packed, belly-achingly funny, award-winning and critically acclaimed. Top comedians play roles of Judge, Prosecutor and Defence lawyers to argue cases brought by the audience against each other. Previous cases: the man who shushed his wife during childbirth, a dispute over who ate the last custard cream and a shocking incident of a dishcloth being used to wipe a spill from the floor! Enjoyed by festival audiences across the UK, Ireland and Australia over the last 8 years, also as ‘Monster Court’, a smash hit CBBC show.

It is a fully immersive show, if you want it to be. No one gets picked on. Only those who submit their accusations will be invited to participate. Everyone is a member of the jury. Always different, always hilarious and the defendants are almost always guilty.

Family Catwalk Extravaganza

Family Catwalk Extravaganza

Bring your Glamour, Glitz and Grace and come together in a fabulous celebration of self-expression.

Four dancers go head to head in a dance, fashion and lip sync competition in an interactive event where the audience decides the winner. Whether you just want to join in the fun or have a passion to pose, come along and show off your own magnificence by dressing up and helping crown the winner!

Dress your finest, learn the moves – then take to the floor…

Jonathon’s Drag Dancing Unicorn

Jonathon’s Drag Dancing Unicorn

Welcome to the fabulous, fantastical bonanza that is Jonnie one biscuits’ Drag Dancing Unicorn Show!

A variety cabaret that will get you up dancing, singing along and, mainly, smiling as you watch the drag dancing unicorn on a journey of self love & self discovery. This one is for EVERYONE, no matter how small, how tall or even those whose favourite thing isn’t glitter. A show where inclusivity is the key. Throw your inhibitions out the door & step into the land of the Drag Dancing Unicorn.

Enjoy folks, and remember, you’re strong, you’re beautiful, you’re powerful, and girl, you can get down & boogie. See you on the Rainbow!

Comedy Up A Tree

Comedy Up A Tree

Debuted at Deer Shed’s Base Camp Plus event, this is something we just had to bring back… Launched by our friend Mark Watson who bravely (and gradually…) ascended one of the trees in the park to deliver a hilarious set from amongst the branches. We’ll be bringing some surprise guests from our comedy line up and beyond and sending them up into the Deer Shed trees for some high-octane stand up without a safety net… (Harnesses will be worn, mind you.)

Musical Bingo

Musical Bingo

It’s just like regular bingo, but instead of shouting out numbers they play songs! Each round takes on a different theme of song choices, these could be based on either a decade, genre or just a random quirky topic. Unique cards are handed out whilst one of the fabulously entertaining compere’s introduce the rules and the prizes, then it’s over to the DJs…

Oh, and If that wasn’t enough excitement already, then you can also expect some other little twists along the way, like the ‘multi choice mystery boxes’, and the chance to gamble your grand Prize winnings on the ‘Killer Question’"

Movieoke

Movieoke

The most fun you can have in a cinema event, without being thrown out by an usher!

Brought to you by a team that has entertained at venues such as The BFI, The Prince Charles Cinema, Wilderness Festival, and some of the most prestigious and largest theatres in the U.K.

No one knows how to entertain and bring to life a movie like we do! From Sing-Alongs to Quote-Alongs, Shadow Cast and Immersive Screenings, Movieoke and our incredible world class hosts are here to provide the most dynamic film events to ignite cinematic entertainment for all audiences.

Encanto

Encanto

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ ENCANTO tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal—every child except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope.

Fern Gully

FernGully

Young and innocent fairy Crysta, who calls the rainforest of Ferngully her home, rescues human Zak from an out-of-control logging machine - by shrinking him down to fairy size. Unfortunately, she is unable to return him to his own size, and Zak ends up involved in a fight not only against the loggers who are deforesting Ferngully, but also against the evil Hexxus, who the loggers accidentally free from the tree where he is imprisoned.

AINBO Spirit of the Amazon

AINBO Spirit of the Amazon

Ainbo was born and grew up in the deepest jungle of the Amazon. One day she discovers that her homeland is being threatened. With the help of her spirit guides “Dillo” a cute and humorous armadillo and “Vaca” a heavy-set tapir, Ainbo embarks on a journey to save her homeland. As she fights to save her paradise against the greed and exploitation by illegal miners, she struggles to reverse this destruction and the impending evil of the “Yacaruna”, the darkness that lives in the Amazon. Guided by her mother’s spirit, Ainbo is determined to save her land before it’s too late.

Supa Moda

Supa Moda

Nine-year-old Jo is an imaginative Kenyan girl, with posters of superhero movies and martial arts fighters adorning her bedroom wall, hoping to one day become a hero herself. On a visit to the doctors she is diagnosed with a terminal illness, leaving her family heartbroken and unsure on how to tell her. Her caring older sister Mwix comes up with a way to make the best out of the difficult situation, gathering the entire village to create scenarios in which Jo can be the superhero that saves the day. Although it’s a devastating story, the film celebrates the power of escapism and creativity, exploring collective filmmaking along the way, and with an inspiring debut performance from the young Stycie Waweru.

ICO Shorts

ICO Presents Box Of Delights

Eight award-winning short films from the British Animation Awards, specially selected for 4-7s. A more cheerful collection of stories from around Europe you will not find, full of music, colour and character but no dialogue.

POP-UP PUPPET CINEMA 

POP-UP PUPPET CINEMA 

The best way to describe POP-UP PUPPET CINEMA is like Punch and Judy colliding with Hollywood. PPC condense classic films into live puppet shows, mocking the originals with plenty of warmth and admiration.

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