Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Abi Roberts, Gary Meikle, and host Aaron Twitchen
Abi Roberts and her big hair exploded onto the stand-up comedy scene in 2011, after a number of years as a musical and cabaret performer. She has been dubbed by critics as "Very funny" (New Statesman); "Raucous" (Dominic Cavendish, Daily Telegraph); "Fast-paced, high-octane comedy with brilliant routines" (Gigglebeats.co.uk); "...a master impersonator" (Edinburgh’s Three Weeks) and by UK Comedy website Chortle as a "consummate entertainer".
Abi was a Finalist in the prestigious Harrogate Comedy Festival 2012 Comedian of the Year, a Finalist in the Comedy Store's Costa Light competition in 2011 and she is a previous winner of the much sought-after Peter Ackermann Comedy Award - an award for outstanding comedy performances, awarded annually by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
“Pure charisma” - ★★★★★ - The Scotsman
“Incredibly funny” - Daily Telegraph
“Fast-paced, high-octane comedy with brilliant routines... entertaining throughout and leaves everybody wanting more” - Giggle Beats
Still relatively new to the comedy scene Gary Meikle is quickly rising through the ranks. In 2014 he reached the final of the prestigious So You Think You're Funny competition and the year after he was crowned best newcomer at the Scottish comedy awards.
Compared favourably to Kevin Bridges by STV, Gary is now starting to make his mark in England by gigging for such clubs as Glee, Hot Water, The Stand and many others.
His comedy is fast paced and punchy, and his observations and opinions on everyday life will leave audiences wanting more.
“Ingenius storytelling” - Chortle
“Following in the footsteps of Bridges” - STV
Aaron Twitchen is a stand up, actor, aerialist, and living stereotype.
As well as featuring on BBC Radio 4, he was listed in Metro's top 5 RomComs and has provided tour support for Luisa Omielan. He has also been releasing his sketch series, DiscoBlonde, in weekly instalments, and in its first six weeks it has enjoyed upwards of eighteen thousand views.
Away from comedy, Aaron has supported bands at music festivals, and is an accomplished stage actor and improviser. Unusually, he is also a trained circus act, concentrating particularly on aerial skills and trapeze work, which has allowed him to tour circus theatres throughout the country and teach young people.
“Twitchen's a terrific host, kind and self-deprecating with plenty of catty put-downs” - The Skinny
“Twitchen is an assured stand-up and navigates both his material and his venue with style... He is a flexible improviser, in tune with the spirit of live comedy” - Broadway Baby
“Hilarious, warm, energetic and capable of busting some serious moves. Twitchen is a quadruple threat” - The Skinny
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.