Darlington, October 25th 2018

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Steve Shanyaski, Chris Washington, Danny Sutcliffe, and host Rick Molland

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Steve Shanyaski

Steve Shanyaski

Endlessly charming, Steve's inherent warmth and cheeky, roguish twinkle shines through his material. Within the first six months of his comedy career he made it through to the semi-finals of the BBC New Comedian of the Year, the North West Comedian of the Year Final, and later that year was booked to appear on the BBC7 Radio Showcase 'Spanking New'. Since then he has gone from strength to strength, adding TV appearances such as 'Jason Manford's Comedy Rocks' on ITV, and Comedy Central's 'Comedy Store Presents...'.


Combining surreal observations with wildly tangential imaginings, his off kilter set pieces have audiences fully immersed as he leads them, Pied Piperlike, down the charming avenues of his inner mind.



“One of my favourite comedians” - Jason Manford

“Like a mixture between Eddie Izzard and Peter Kay… with a guitar” - Stockport Express

“Uproariously funny” - Chortle

Chris Washington

Chris Washington

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee - 2017

Chris began performing stand up comedy in July 2012, and after five years, several hundred gigs for a host of reputable promoters up and down the country, and a well received Edinburgh debut show, he is fast becoming one of the most sought after new acts on the circuit.

In his early days Chris made the finals of several new act competitions, and was spotted by Jason Manford, who selected him to support him on several tour dates. With a cheeky Northern charm and hilarious tales it’s clear to see why Chris is flying up the comedy ladder.


“Mark my words, he will be a big name” - Love Comedy

“Worth the entrance fee alone. Look out for this man!!” - Otley Town Post

“Hilarious stories” - Hull Daily Mail

Danny Sutcliffe

Danny Sutcliffe

Danny started performing in 2010 after participating in a comedy course run by legendary comedy writer Ashley Boroda. With his unique style and ability Danny has been recognised as one of the most gifted emerging talents on the UK comedy scene. His set consists of a mixture of clever one liners and slick jokes that that leaves you aching from laughing. A great MC with a very likeable manner, Danny is one of those acts that leaves a lasting impression.

Danny is a regular on the festival circuit having performed at Kendal Calling, 2000 Trees, Blissfields & Beat-Herder – he’s also a favourite at NABD Biker Rallies. In 2015 he provided support for Brendon Burns on his Out The Box tour and appeared in the critically acclaimed play The House That Stank Of Death at The Salford Lowry. Danny also performed a sell out solo show entitled An Audience With Danny Sutcliffe at the Town Hall Tavern in Stockport in 2012, as well as having his own radio show on Tameside Radio.


“One liners Jimmy Carr would be proud of” - Chortle

“Dazzles with his mix of surreal and observational gags. A manic, unruly energy belies a great writing talent” - The Skinny

Rick Molland

Rick Molland

Not many Englishman can cut it as an MC in a Scottish Comedy Club - but that's exactly what Rick Molland does every weekend of the year.

An award winning film maker and former Scottish Comedian of the Year runner-up, having proven his comedy metal in some of the most formidable environments Scotland has to offer, including T in the Park, Rockness, and The Wickerman Festivals, Rick Molland is now resident compère at Edinburgh's Monkey Barrel Comedy Club.


“no-holds-barred comedy” - Edinburgh Evening News

“perfect for the role of compere” - Three Weeks

“ audacious” - The Scotsman

Ticket Prices

Tickets £8 in advance or £10 on the door.

Venue Information

Bannatyne Hotel
Southend Avenue
Darlington
DL3 7HZ

Tel: 01325 365 858

Show Times

Doors open 7:30pm
Show starts 8pm
Show ends 10:30pm (approximately)

Accessibility and seating

Seating is unreserved, usually cabaret style with tables.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

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In person from Bannatyne Hotel in Darlington, or telephone 01325 365 858

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