Compere, Host & Comedian
One of the most versatile comedy entertainers, Barry York has certainly built up a reputation as
the ideal act for almost any situation.
A stand up comedian, Barry began his professional career fronting a “showgroup” who incorporated
comedy and music. Barry has worked as a solo artiste for 20 years and has concentrated purely on comedy for the past 10 years.
Barry works predominantly in the after dinner market
where his clean, yet “cheeky” act, combined with his
sharp wit are a match for all audiences, whether mixed,
or all male. The sportsman’s dinner environment, where
he particularly excels, has seen Barry work alongside
some of the biggest names on the circuit.
As a master of ceremonies, Barry is equally at home.
His clear and easy to understand voice makes him an
ideal corporate host, yet his wit and charm lend his style
to more laid back events, where the audience may
become a little restless! Recently Barry hosted the
Caudwell Group Annual Awards Dinner to 2800 people.
A daunting prospect to many, yet Barry was unfazed.
“I would like to thank Barry for his professionalism at our recent leadership event where he compared our awards evening. He had everyone in fits of laughter throughout the evening with his superb comedic timing and witty one liner’s. He added that extra sparkle to the night! I would highly recommend Barry for any future events.”
Ian Currie, Managing Director – Power Transmission and Distribution ,Balfour Beatty Group Limited. February 2017
“Barry York not only provided good company at the table through out the meal but delivered an hilarious after Dinner speech , especially when Geoff Miller OBE, is such a hard act to follow . Barry pitched it just right for the people in the room and his humour was delivered without offending anybody with his material or language. He also volunteered to do the raffle and auction and raised another £1,250 0n the auction which was marvellous.
John Wood, Pool in Wharfedale CC, January 2016
“Just a quick note to say many thanks for your excellent speech last Tuesday…”
Malton & Norton Round Table
“Barry York was fantastic on Friday Night – really looked at the audience and played to them a treat. He was a gent and everyone was very happy with him”
Paul Booth, MC
“A huge thank you for your professional services at our awards night in January…Everyone had a superb evening. I know from bitter experience that our guests have seen off at least one top named entertainer and provided the perfect style required to make the events swing, proffering well timed introductions and made others wish they were somewhere else. By saying that I want to emphasise what a good job you did. Your subtle humour for our speakers and Lenny Henry.”
“We were very pleased with Barry’s performance. Our clients comprised a mixture of senior trade union officials and local MP’s. There were also a significant number of females in the audience. Barry was received very well and we were particularly pleased at his sensitive choice of material which included no racist humour or bad language. Barry produced a repertoire of politically correct but extremely humorous stand up comedy.”
Mr J Mullen, Rowley Ashworth Solicitors
“Many thanks for hosting Westhoughton Cricket clubs annual Sportsmans dinner and providing an excellent comedy slot interacting with guests who were at times doubled over with laughter.
The event proved to be a roaring success with numerous members and guests reporting how they enjoyed the evening and your performance in particular. Your control and delivery over the entire course of the evening proved to make the difference and definitely whetted the appetite to do it again. How good to have such an outstanding entertainer”
Martin Hogkiss, Westhoughton CC
Barry was fantastic, feed back from the guests was that he was one of the very best they have had at the club. High praise indeed.
His act was perfect for our mixed audience, with lot’s of interaction.
Andy Young – Austerland CC 26th June 2015
Excellent especially as it was a mixed audience for our sports dinner. We would reccommend Barry to anyone for their event.
William Clark Shipley Golf Club 17.10.2015
I wouldjust like to drop you a line to let you know how much we enjoyed your set at our dinner last Friday. You had everyone in stitches and read the room fabulously. Without doubt the best after dinner speaker we have had for many years and we would not hesitate to recommend you to other tables or groups who are after a high quality speaker for their dinner or event.
Thank you once again
Adam Paulson, Secretary at Ilkley & District Round Table. 20.03.2017