Hilarity Bites presents Noel James & Archie Maddocks
Noel James: Lumbar Puncture! (Work in Progress)
Music, props and malaprops from Wales’ number one funny man.
The minstrel of understatement returns with a preview of his 2018 Edinburgh Fringe show.
Fresh from his recent television success on a well known talent show, Noel comes to Darlington where his reputation precedes him. In fact his reputation will be performing this show unbeknownst to Noel himself... come along and have a laugh!
“Lovely comic” - Kate Copstick
“Should be a household name” - David Walliams
“Approaches art” - some Glasgow newspaper
Archie Maddocks: Matchstick (Work in Progress)
Award-winning Archie Maddocks presents an hour of biting, provocative, unflinchingly funny comedy where he explores his deepest and darkest thoughts, exposes his flaws and interrogates his personal connection to Grenfell Tower.
Fresh from a stint in the BBC writers room, having previously toured South Africa and Europe, this “super cool, super smart storyteller” (Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke and Evening Standard) hilariously explores life, love and loss with a candid authenticity, marking him out as a "real highlight" (BBC).
“Poignant, inventive and razor sharp” - Broadway Baby
“Maddocks really invites you into his life with hilariously random detours... he really knows how to work a crowd and is effortlessly fast on his feet. He is a natural with an audience, boldly exploring controversial topics such as race and religion. Just as you’ve tensed up, he manages to bring the energy back down with amazing skill – leaving everyone in stitches by the end of the show” - EdFest Mag
“A corking, almost cinematic story” - Chortle
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.