Bishop Auckland, September 15th 2017

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. David Trent, Matt Reed, and host Phil Chapman

Show details:

David Trent

David Trent

David Trent is a hugely original comedian who uses multi-media extensively in his performances. He was nominated for the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2012 for his debut solo show Spontaneous Comedian.

David Trent had never been on the television in any capacity as a comedian until this terrible omission was finally rectified in 2013 when he appeared on Channel 4's "THE 50 FUNNIEST MOMENTS OF 2013" - a show that is almost certainly going to change the face of comedy in the UK if not the entire world.

David offers up high energy commentary on celebrity culture and topical news stories using projection and an extremely effective frenetic style of video editing. This act truly needs to be seen to be believed.


“A first rate comic mind” - The Guardian

“A creator of bold, category-defying comedy” - The Stage

“His use of video, animation and repetition is brilliant and unique... genuine originality” - Chortle

“One of the most talked-about people in comedy right now” - The Guardian

Matt Reed

Matt Reed

Born and bred in Sunderland, Matt's affable style has won him fans across the UK. He effortlessly plays with the crowd with a natural rapport that is found in few comics. Matt, always ready, never disappointing will always make a good gig - great.

In 2015 Matt took his debut show to the Edinburgh Fringe, retelling the four year ordeal of how he was stalked and cat-fished by an online admirer. The show won rave reviews from critics and audience alike, with Matt playing to sell-out audiences.

With so many gigs of every size under his belt, from audiences of 3000 to 30, there is pretty much no comedy situation Matt can't handle. As pleasant as he is wonderfully brutal, Matt is a welcome addition to any comedy night entertaining the crowd while skillfully destroying any heckler that crosses his path.


“Absolutely hilarious... had the crowd rolling around” - BBC

“Brilliant... always original one of the newest stars of comedy” - The Leeds Guide

“Brilliantly handled a very difficult room, this fashionably unkempt lad will go far” - Swansea Telegraph

Replacing Lloyd Griffith:

Phil Chapman

Phil Chapman

Originally from Middlesbrough, and now living in Liverpool, via Reading and Texas, Phil began performing comedy at a local Chinese restaurant! He was asked to leave soon into the performance, but such was the reaction of the crowd - a rapturous round of applause (in hindsight, this may have been more for the management although no one can really confirm anything) - he decided to pursue a career via more conventional means.

He continued performing around the North of England, where he placed second in many comedy competitions. Given his consistency, and undeterred by his near brushes with success, he decided to carry on performing and has now established himself as a regular in many clubs around the country, and he is renowned for his ability to win over any audience.

From his carefully crafted gags, to his engaging anecdotes, his material and stage presence ensure he is a big hit wherever he's playing.




“An instant hit” - Liverpool Echo

“A good stage presence, with the jokes to match” - Giggle Beats

“Fearless as well as bloody funny” - Smacked Arse Comedy

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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