From October 5th the club, which began down in Brighton, will be making its way into York where it will be held below City Screen every Sunday.
It was the starting point for the likes of Michael McIntyre, Alan Carr, Sarah Millican and Noel Fielding. For its introduction into York there will be no shortage of big names.
Director of Komedia, the company behind Krater Comedy Club, Richard Daws said: “York is primed for a new and regular stand-up comedy night, in booking for the autumn events the feedback we have had from the circuit comedians about playing The Basement has been excellent.”
Here’s a run down of the comedians that will be getting York giggling this Sunday:
Live stand-up is Stephen Grant’s passion and he’s a big name in his hometown of Brighton. You may have seen him in documentaries for BBC2 or noticed his name in the credits for such shows as QI and Mock the Week.
It was Stephen who was responsible for the creation of Krater Comedy Club in partnership with Komedia in 1999. Since then, it has gone on to win the Chortle award for Best Comedy Club in the South and West of England 14 times. He was nominated for Best Compere in 2009 and 2010 and won the award in 2008 and 2011.
Another Brighton-based comic, Michael Fabbri first turned heads across the country when he appeared on Channel 4’s So You Think You’re Funny? In 2003. Since then he’s been performing stand-up far and wide in the UK and has supported Micky Flanagan and Lucy Porter in the past. He’s also done live shows in Amsterdam, Singapore, Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi.
In 2012, he was nominated for the Chortle award for Best Club Comic.
He came third in the Beat The Frog World Series Final 2009 and was a semi-finalist in the Laughing Horse New Act Competition 2010.
On Twitter, Laura Lexx describes herself as “comedian, glorious feminist, baker and dribbly. Occasionally vile,” which sounds like a fairly good recipe for a stand-up set. She’s toured around the UK and appeared at Fringe Festivals.
Not just a comedian but also a freestyle rapper. Chris Turner is fast becoming an international name following performances in the USA, Australia and India. Over in the Netherlands, he was broadcast to 1.1 million fans on stand-up show The Comedy Factory on RTL4.
Back in his homeland of the UK, Chris has had a live slot on Radio 2 and done sold out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. At said famed performing arts event in 2012, he was awarded the 5th Best Joke of the Fringe.
Chris has also got a YouTube channel with 1.7 million views for anyone who wants to check out some of his stuff before Sunday night.
Tickets can be booked from the Picturehouses website and cost £12, or £10 with NUS or City Screen membership.