Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. George Egg, Pierre Novellie, and host Andy Fury
Wildly brandishing the worlds' second largest briefcase containing a battery of ridiculous props, George bounds onto the stage to perform one of the most original, interesting, innovative, and sweetly whimsical comedy performances you are ever likely to see. A true cross between modern alternative stand-up comedy and old-school music hall variety.
George Egg has been a professional stand-up comedian for the last two decades. He has an extremely successful solo show with which he has toured in Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Austria, France, Hong Kong, New Zealand and even India, as well as extensively in the United Kingdom both on the stage and on the television. More recently George has been the support act for Lee Mack, Micky Flanagan, and Jack Dee.
“A hugely entertaining variety turn” - The Guardian
“It is refreshing to encounter a performer who really is unique” - The Telegraph
“a genius... he is the friendly face of anarchy, the anarchic face of food and the foodie face of comedy” - Scotland on Sunday
An acclaimed live act, Pierre has supported Hal Cruttenden and Gary Delaney on their national tours, was nominated for Best Club Comic at the 2017 Chortle Awards for the second year running, and has just returned from performing his new show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017. His previous Edinburgh shows have been well received by both audience and critics alike, garnering a raft of four and five star reviews.
Pierre won the Amused Moose Laugh-Off Award in 2013, which has previously been won by Sarah Millican, Jack Whitehall and Rob Beckett, whilst he was also a finalist in the Chortle Student Comedy Award competition in 2012.
Pierre was born in Johannesburg in South Africa but moved to the Isle of Man when he was a boy. He studied Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at Cambridge where he was Vice President of the Cambridge Footlights, touring the United States with their 2012 show Perfect Strangers after a sell-out month at the Edinburgh Fringe. Pierre was also the first comedian to perform at the CERN LHcomedy night, home of the Large Hadron Collider.
“Wry, confident observational comedy... hilarious” - The Sunday Times
“Slick and slightly offbeat… sometimes redolent of Eddie Izzard” - Chortle
“A genuinely hilarious comedian” - ★★★★★ - Three Weeks
Despite starting comedy out of “sheer boredom” just a few years ago, Andy Fury has impressed a lot of people in a short space of time with a wonderful mix of self-deprecating dark jokes and off the wall surrealism.
With a laidback stage presence that sometimes borders horizontal, he’s as hard-working as he is funny and winning the Hilarity Bites New Act Of The Year 2010 title has put Andy on the path to working at many of the best clubs in the country, wowing audiences the length and breadth of the UK.
“An absolute genius of a comedian” - BBC
“Brilliant... The next Pub Landlord of comedy” - Hexham Courant
“A very funny man with a big future ahead of him” - Corby Radio
This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.
Tickets £8 in advance or £10 on the door.
Bishop Auckland Town Hall
Tel: 03000 269 524
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.