Hilarity Bites New Act Competition 2018 - Heat One
From June to August 2018 the Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year competition returns, for the eleventh year, as the North-East's biggest and longest running comedy competition.
Who will follow in the footsteps of Sam Gore, Andrew Ryan, Andy Fury, Matt Winning, David Stanier, Freddy Quinne, Jack Gleadow, Rob Mulholland, Katie Pritchard, and Simon Lomas to be named the winner of the competition?
This heat will feature up to ten new acts, with less than two years performing experience, all competing to be named the Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year for 2018. Host for the evening will be former winner, Andy Fury.
Performing in this heat are:
John Paul McQue
1 act TBC
Three judges, and the audience on the night, will decide who wins and progresses to the final in August!
Despite starting comedy out of “sheer boredom” just a few years ago, Andy Fury has impressed a lot of people in a short space of time with a wonderful mix of self-deprecating dark jokes and off the wall surrealism.
With a laidback stage presence that sometimes borders horizontal, he’s as hard-working as he is funny and winning the Hilarity Bites New Act Of The Year 2010 title has put Andy on the path to working at many of the best clubs in the country, wowing audiences the length and breadth of the UK.
“An absolute genius of a comedian” - BBC
“Brilliant... The next Pub Landlord of comedy” - Hexham Courant
“A very funny man with a big future ahead of him” - Corby Radio
Tickets £3 in advance or £5 on the door.
Hole in the Wall
Tel: 01325 466 720
Doors open 7:30pm
Show starts 8pm
Show ends 10:30pm (approximately)
Accessibility and seating
Seating is unreserved, usually cabaret style with tables.
Performances usually take place on the first floor, and unfortunately there isn't a lift.