Hilarity Bites presents Sam Avery & Lou Conran
Sam Avery: The Learner Parent (Work in Progress)
Parenthood is a crafty beast. The second you master something it changes the game so you're rubbish at it again.
Stand-up comedian, viral blogger and bestselling author Sam Avery (aka the Learner Parent) started his award-winning blog when his twin boys were born. A million nappies, Peppa Pig episodes and a head-full of hair loss later, he shares all the lows, highs and hilarious in-betweens of his experiences of first-time parenthood.
Sam's honest, messy account of wrestling with sleep deprivation and breast pumps - right through to his botched attempts at discipline and pathetic bids to stifle various toddler tantrums that definitely registered on the Richter scale - will have you testing your pelvic floor with laughter.
“A must” - Sunday Times
“Quick wit and painfully funny” - Metro
“A gifted storyteller” - The List
Lou Conran: At Least I'm Not Dog Poo Darren (Work in Progress)
Lou Conran returns to Darlington after a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017, with a show about presumption, misunderstandings and misgivings.
There’s always someone worse off than you, isn’t there? Someone that you regularly thank your lucky stars that you’re not like. But what if all isn’t as it seems?
“Laugh out loud hilarious” - ★★★★ - The Scotsman
“An innately strong storyteller” - ★★★★ - Chortle
“A masterclass in long form comedy” - ★★★★★ - Edinburgh Guide
Old English Gentleman
Doors open 7:30pm
Show starts 8pm
Show ends 10:30pm (approximately)
Accessibility and seating
Seating is unreserved, usually cabaret style with tables.
Performances take place on the first floor, and unfortunately there isn't a lift.