Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Scott Bennett, Rahul Kohli, and host Lee Kyle (Early show)
Stylishly shirted, Yorkshire-born Scott Bennett delivers wry observations on the absurdity of modern living. His sharply-written routines, drawn from real-life experiences have been delighting audiences across the country; except in Yorkshire, where they are deeply suspicious of his shirts.
In 2013 Scott Headlined the prestigious Big Value Show for Just The Tonic at the Edinburgh Fringe, following in the footsteps of Sarah Millican, Jason Manford, Josie Long, Jim Jeffries and Seann Walsh, amongst others. He's one of the fastest rising stars on the circuit, with regular bookings at Glee, Frog and Bucket and Jongleurs comedy clubs.
“Naturally hilarious, the highlight of the evening” - ★★★★ - Broadway Baby
“A star of the future” - Huddersfield Examiner
“Scott was fantastic, by far received the best response of the night. Brilliantly written material and wonderfully delivered” - Love Comedy
Rahul Kohli is one of the fastest rising act on the circuit; a young Geordie Asian man combining fierce political satire with surreal storytelling. In just a few short years, his debut solo show: Newcastle Brown Male gained critical acclaim at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival earning him a top pick of both BBC Radio 4 and the Huffington Post. It also gained him radio credits for BBC Radio 4's State of the Nation and BBC Asia Network's Big Asian Comedy Night.
On top of this he has gained writing credits for other Radio 4 shows, while performing at some of the biggest clubs around the country from the Stand up North to the Comedy Store down south. In January 2017, Rahul became an award-winning comedian, winning the prestigious NATYS, formerly the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year Award.
“Dripping with erudite genius” - Fest Magazine
“Slick gag machine” - Chortle
“Kohli is not just performing for laughs; he is attempting to create some real art” - Broadway Baby
In his never ending quest not to have a proper job, Lee Kyle spent time as part of an all male Spice Girls tribute act before spending a decade as a professional wrestler.
Managing the difficult trick of being both odd and relatable, he did a show at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 that he heard was well received but he doesn't read reviews because his psyche is too fragile to handle them so he isn't totally sure what they said.
Armed with props and a rapid gag rate he cuts a confident, if off-beat figure on stage. His jokes veer between the clever and the silly and deliver more than their fair share of belly laughs.
“Top up-and-coming comedy performer” - BBC
“Quirky and original... the highlight of the night” - Giggle Beats
“Very funny” - Manchester Evening News
Tickets £5 advance / £8 door
Number One Bar
Tel: 01325 487 941
Doors open 5:30pm
Show starts 6pm
Show ends 8pm (approximately)
Accessibility and seating
Seating is unreserved, usually cabaret style with tables.
Performances take place on the ground floor.