Crook, May 31st 2018

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Paul Pirie, Anth Young, and host George Rigden

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Paul Pirie

Paul Pirie

A brilliant natural comedian, Paul Pirie comes packed full of energy and uses every ounce to maximum effect, with superb delivery.

With a set that jumps from bitchy to silly, you’re never more than a line away from a great pun, insight or well crafted punch line, delivered with a ferocity that makes Paul’s humble beginnings on the Scottish circuit seem such a long time ago.

Paul’s career has encompassed TV, film and radio alongside his skills as a stand-up, and he is now one of the biggest Scottish acts on the UK comedy circuit.

He’s a confident and intelligent comedian who makes it his mission to work and entertain his audience. Paul’s material is superbly individual and put simply, and always delivers a refreshing burst of laugh out loud comedy that leaves audiences in raptures.


“a hilarious rubber faced clown” - The Scotsman

“a most impressive physical comedian” - Chortle

“His clowning and quick fire gags will win him fans... his physical mannerisms have a touch of Eric Morecambe” - The Daily Record

Anth Young

Anth Young

Anth Young is one of the hottest new acts in the North East, having finished highly in a raft of new act competitions in the last few years, as well as performing to huge audiences in theatres around the country as tour support to Carl Hutchinson.

A regular at comedy clubs around the UK, Anth's career has really blossomed since finishing as runner-up in the Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year competition in 2017 - a year which also saw him placing highly in the hugely competitive English Comedian of the Year competition, and being a finalist in the North East New Act of the Year competition.


“Delightfully blunt and immensely endearing” - BBC

“...he has long career ahead of him” - Broadway Baby

George Rigden

George Rigden

Rising star George Rigden is a Bristol-based musical comic who, despite having only been gigging since 2013, has already racked up hundreds of gigs and enjoyed success in a clutch of competitions.

He’s also gigged with the likes of Russell Howard, Stephen Merchant & Joe Wilkinson, and is the resident MC for legendary Bristol night, OPPO (founded by Mark Olver).

In 2015 George made his Edinburgh debut, having beaten off stiff competition to win a place in Bound & Gagged Comedy’s prestigious showcase ‘AAA’ at The Pleasance Edinburgh.


“Rigden is the result of a genetic mash-up between Mitch Benn and Tim Key, perhaps with a few strands of Ricky Gervais’s DNA thrown in... Very funny stuff” - Chortle

“Rigden’s musical comedy is deliciously dark... he is very good at working the crowd and of all tonight's acts he probably made the biggest impression” - Beyond The Joke

“George Rigden had the audience in his hands thanks to some great comedic timing, a little help from his guitar and a hint of David Mitchell in Peep Show” - Leicester Mercury

Ticket Prices

Tickets £4 in advance or £5 on the door.

Venue Information

The Cornerhouse Bar & Kitchen
60-61 Hope Street
Crook
DL15 9HU

Tel: 01388 229 435

Show Times

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.

Buy tickets online directly from Hilarity Bites:

Other ticket outlets:

In person from The Cornerhouse, or telephone 01388 229 435

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