Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Monty Burns, Simon Lomas, and host Rob Mulholland
Monty Burns is an ex-soldier, who became a stand-up comedian in 2013, but despite his short time on the comedy circuit he has progressed to playing the biggest clubs in the UK, including Jongleurs, Frog and Bucket, The Stand, and the legendary Comedy Store.
Along with some minor competitions, Monty has won the Radio Fallout Comedy X Factor, Ten Feet Tall ARC Gong Show, Frog and Bucket's 'Beat The Frog' and The Comedy Store 'King Gong' competition. Monty reached the finals of The FAF Breakthrough act of the year 2014, and in the same year placed second in Hot Water Comedy Club's Comedian of the year.
Monty has also performed and featured on TV on numerous occasions, including Late Night Live on That's TV Manchester where he is a regular panelist, co-hosting on Made in Leeds, and he is also a presenter on Wor Rugby on Made in Tyne and Wear.
“This guy is absolutely amazing. Simply a gift from god. Man on fire” - Breakneck Comedy
“Really enjoyed his set, very funny!” - Johnny Vegas
“He may not own the nuclear powerplant in Springfield but he is hilariously funny” - STV
Winner - Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year 2017
Winner - Nottingham Comedy Festival new Act of the Year 2017
Winner - Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year 2016
Winner - Nando’s New Comedian of the Year 2016
Despite only starting stand up in September 2015, Simon Lomas is already regarded as one of the most refreshing and exciting new acts on the circuit. In August 2017 he performed as part of Just The Tonic's prestigious Big Value Comedy Show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, after racking up a host of new act competition titles.
Definitely one to watch.
“...the writing is strong, efficient and offbeat, with an enviable hit rate” - Chortle
“...it was immediately obvious why there is a buzz about him” - Bruce Dessau
“...sharp and solid joke writing” - The Skinny
One of the fastest rising new comedians on the circuit, Rob Mulholland fell into comedy after finding a flyer looking for acts to appear at Harrogate Comedy Festival on the ground outside his front door. In the two years since, he has clocked up a huge amount of gigs all over the country ranging from tiny pubs to massive theatres (even performing to 2,000 bikers at an outdoor festival!), and can now be seen most weekends in some of the biggest comedy clubs in the country.
Just as at home as an act or compere, Rob mixes cheeky audience banter with his intricately woven, gag-packed stories; adding a touch of the absurd to his askance glance at everyday life. Rob is 17 feet tall, made of steel and can jump over a mini cooper from a standing start.
Rob is the current Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year, and after finishing runner-up in this year’s Great Yorkshire Fringe New Act of the Year competition has awarded himself the title of "Yorkshire’s Funniest Non-Musical Comedian". He was one half of the anarchic, late-night, yurt-based show #BlurredMinds at the 2015 Edinburgh festival and premiered his first solo show ‘Champion of Comedy’ at the Leicester Comedy Festival in 2016.
“Very, very tall and equally as talented” - Time Out
“Great delivery and a confident swagger... A riot” - Lancashire Evening Telegraph
“Perfect delivery... had the audience bursting into spontaneous applause” - York Press
Tickets £4 in advance or £5 on the door.
The Cornerhouse Bar & Kitchen
60-61 Hope Street
Tel: 01388 229 435
Doors open 7pm
Show starts 8:30pm
Show ends 10:30pm (approximately)
Accessibility and seating
Seating is unreserved, usually cabaret style with tables.
The venue is partially wheelchair accessible.