Bishop Auckland, April 20th 2018

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Ivan Brackenbury, Ian D. Montfort, and host Katie Mulgrew

Show details:

Ivan Brackenbury

Ivan Brackenbury

Top Ten Fosters Comedy God Awards
Best Established Comedian Nomination Adelaide Fringe 2010
Chortle Top 50 Most Memorable Gigs of the Decade 2000-2010
Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee 2007

Ivan Brackenbury's fantastic 'Hospital Radio Roadshow', complete with inappropriate records and bungled cues, is now a regular fixture on the live circuit. A daft, inept yet adorable radio DJ takes you on a hilarious broadcasting journey. This is a unique, wonderfully brilliant show, guaranteed to make you cry with laughter.

Ivan captures the fun and excitement you'd expect from being in hospital, with games, giveaways, patients requests and his special blend of music and chat. An absolute must-see.


“For simple laugh-'til you ache humour, Ivan Brackenbury is the hit of the Fringe” - Evening Standard

“Laughs per minute the funniest show at the Fringe” - Time Out

“The whole room was in hysterics from the word go, endorphin-filled laughter indeed proving the best medicine. Brackenbury is absolutely utterly hilarious - I can’t recommend this enough. Go see it” - The Age

Ian D. Montfort

Ian D. Montfort

Ian D Montfort is a psychic medium loved by believers and skeptics alike. Whether you think he's a spoof or real you'll be in no doubt that the demonstrations of Ian's gifts are hilarious and mind-blowing.

Direct from recording a new series for the BBC. Ian has already wowed audiences in Vegas and London's West End and earned multiple five star reviews.

Ian is the creation of Tom Binns, an Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee with appearances on Spicks and Specks, Spooks, Alan Partridge and the IT Crowd.


“Ian remains hilarious even as the tricks become remarkable. This is two shows for one: Pin Sharp character comedy and metaphysical magic to boot” - The Guardian

“Montfort starts unleashing faintly inexplicable revelations, leaving most of the room gasping with incredulity. So he can spoof it, and really do it” - The Telegraph

“Spookily skilful, wonderfully observed and hysterically funny” - Time Out

Katie Mulgrew

Katie Mulgrew

Lancashire comedian, Katie Mulgrew really likes making people laugh. It’s kinda her thing. She gigs all over the country in comedy clubs doing just that, to mostly success. She also makes her Mum laugh loads.

She’s done lots of lovely things whilst being a comedian like being tour support for The Boy With Tape On His Face and Vikki Stone. She has written for The News Quiz and you can hear her dulcet Northern tones featured on the BBC Radio 2 documentary series, The History of British Comedy. She got to be very silly indeed on a couple of episodes of the CBBC show, The Dog Ate My Homework. She recently co-hosted a Tv pilot on ITV2 called Lovefix.

Katie has performed three solo stand up shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and is currently working on her fourth show when she’s not consumed with trying to keep the human she has made alive.


“Mulgrew is an engaging, likeable presence who doesn’t struggle to hold the audience’s attention. This is a well-structured thoughtful show.. radiating warmth” - Chortle

“charmingly honest... delightfully tender and thoroughly entertaining” - The Skinny

“...honest, un-cynical comedy that’s rough around the ages but tremendously warm” - Three Weeks

This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.

Ticket Prices

Tickets £8 in advance or £10 on the door.

Venue Information

Bishop Auckland Town Hall
Market Place
Bishop Auckland
DL14 7NP

Tel: 03000 269 524

Show Times

Doors open 7:30pm
Show starts 8pm
Show ends 10:30pm (approximately)

Accessibility and seating

Seating is unreserved, usually cabaret style with tables.

The venue is fully wheelchair accessible.

Buy tickets from:

In person from Bishop Auckland Town Hall, or telephone 03000 269 524

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