Bishop Auckland, October 20th 2017

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Steve Gribbin, Danny Posthill, and host Mike Wilkinson

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Steve Gribbin

Steve Gribbin

Steve Gribbin is a diminutive guitar-wielding satirist from Liverpool whose scabrous comedy songs and off the wall observations have made him one of the firm favourites of the comedy circuit.

Steve’s original comedy songs combine razor sharp lyrics with tunes that put their foot in the door of your mind and refuse to leave. Firmly based in rock ‘n’ roll and refusing to pull no punches, these are not the ‘oh so witty’ ditties of penguin-suited plink plonk piano playing posh gobs. They are that rarity – comedy songs which are actually funny.

For nine years Steve was the smaller one in the dynamic comedy duo Skint Video, stalwart’s of the Edinburgh Festival, appearing on countless television programmes such as Saturday Live, radio such as The Mary Whitehouse Experience, and their own show in 1992/3 Songlines (BBC Radio 1). Skint Video went their different ways in 1993, since then Steve has been storming across the UK and Ireland as a solo artiste.


“A comic animated by proper passion... a trenchant treat” - The Guardian

“You can count the number of truly imaginative comic singers currently on the circuit on the fingers of one hand. One of this select band is Steve Gribbin” - Time Out

“Satirical songs are hard to pull off successfully, but if anyone can do it, Steve Gribbin can. In fact, he pulls it off with real aplomb” - The Independent

Replacing Stephen Bailey:

Danny Posthill

Danny Posthill

Britain's Got Talent finalist Danny Posthill’s career began at the young age of 16, making people laugh with hilarious impressions at his school talent show. Since then, comedy became Danny’s passion.

Skilled with a versatile act that caters for all audiences, Danny offers unbeatable stand up and a range of impressions such as Billy Connolly, Jimmy Carr, and Lee Evans, to guarantee an unforgettable night of laughter.

Danny has performed all around the world, from the Mediterranean to South America, and is gaining recognition on the UK circuit as one of the most promising British comedians.


“Impressionist Danny Posthill brings a bevy of other characters with him including Billy Connolly, David Beckham, Gary Barlow, Michael McIntyre, John Bishop, Alan Carr – and is funny in his own right too” - Richard Batson, EDP24

“Effortless performer of the highest quality” - Joke Club Comedy Clubs

“What a talented comedian” - Tim Vine

Replacing Pete Otway:

Mike Wilkinson

Mike Wilkinson

Full to the brim with down to earth Northern charm, Mike takes a bemused glance at the world and then throws it a smile. The laughs come thick and fast with Wilkinson's dry humour and razor sharp wit.

Mike's been a professional comic for over 10 years and in that time he has supported the likes of Peter Kay, Johnny Vegas, Jason Manford and Ross Noble, as well as headlining clubs all over the country.

Mike has a laid back style onstage, but can crush a heckler in seconds. He regularly comperes and appears at The Frog and Bucket, Jongleurs and is a member of the Comedy Store's topical improv. group - MEN at Work.


“Excellent” - City Life

“relaxed and confident stage presence” - The Last Laugh

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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