Bishop Auckland, December 22nd 2017

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Patrick Monahan, Lauren Pattison, and host Aaron Twitchen

Show details:

Patrick Monahan

Patrick Monahan

Patrick Monahan is the loveable Teesider, known for his hugs, dancing and cake eating! 2011 Forth Radio Best Stand-Up People’s Choice Award winner! 2011 ITV's 'Show Me The Funny' Winner. 2012 Loaded Lafta's winner!

As seen in BBC One's Let's Dance for Sport Relief and ITV's Splash, Pat's a regular on the UK comedy circuit, and is in demand at comedy clubs throughout Europe, and also in the Middle East, thanks to his chatty, friendly style mixed with his hilarious story telling.

As well as being one of the biggest names on the comedy circuit, Pat is also highly in demand as a studio warm up, working on shows such as Friday Night with Jonathan Ross an The IT Crowd - and he's often to be seen on-screen on The Paul O'Grady Show (and the many replacements that have followed) as well as contributing to many talking head programmes and appearing on various Comedy Central shows.


“Hilarious without being outrageous” - Three Weeks

“Supremely engaging, adored by audiences” - The Scotsman

“There isn’t a comic quite like him, his hugs alone are worth the price of admission” - New Current

Lauren Pattison

Lauren Pattison

Lauren Pattison is one of the brightest young talents on the comedy scene. She came runner up at the Funny Women Awards 2014 and in 2015 was the only female comedian to reach the final of the Chortle Student Comedy Awards. In August 2016 Lauren reached the final of the 2016 BBC Radio New Comedy Award competition, and in 2017 she was runner-up in the English Comedian of the Year competition, following a nomination for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

Following her success in competitions, she has performed at the last two Latitude festivals, and has also supported TV favourite Katherine Ryan on several tour dates, and opened for Stewart Francis. A regular on the North-East circuit, this baby faced comic is one to watch out for.


“Sharp writing” - The Guardian

“Definitely one to watch” - Funny Women

“...a high gag count in this well-polished set” - Chortle

Aaron Twitchen

Aaron Twitchen

Aaron Twitchen is a stand up, actor, aerialist, and living stereotype.

As well as featuring on BBC Radio 4, he was listed in Metro's top 5 RomComs and has provided tour support for Luisa Omielan. He has also been releasing his sketch series, DiscoBlonde, in weekly instalments, and in its first six weeks it has enjoyed upwards of eighteen thousand views.

Away from comedy, Aaron has supported bands at music festivals, and is an accomplished stage actor and improviser. Unusually, he is also a trained circus act, concentrating particularly on aerial skills and trapeze work, which has allowed him to tour circus theatres throughout the country and teach young people.


“Twitchen's a terrific host, kind and self-deprecating with plenty of catty put-downs” - The Skinny

“Twitchen is an assured stand-up and navigates both his material and his venue with style... He is a flexible improviser, in tune with the spirit of live comedy” - Broadway Baby

“Hilarious, warm, energetic and capable of busting some serious moves. Twitchen is a quadruple threat” - The Skinny

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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