Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Scott Bennett, Rahul Kohli, and host Freddy Quinne
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
The winner of the 2013 Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year competition, Freddy Quinne's "uniquely northern observational humour" (Lancashire Evening Post) has seen a meteoric rise into some of the biggest clubs in the country. Quinne couples "clever, well placed gags" (Pickled Egg) together with a vulnerable persona for a unique experience which combines to make "a real tour de force performance" (Alex Boardman).
In 2014 Freddy was MC for the late show for the Big Value Show at the Edinburgh Fringe, one of the most prestigious showcases at the festival, and he returned to the Fringe in 2015, where he hosted the AAA Comedy Showcase at the Pleasance Courtyard. He also MC'd a showcase for online magazine and comedy reviewers The Skinny, as part of the Liverpool Comedy Festival, and he currently acts as a resident MC for over half a dozen comedy nights across the country as well as regularly compering some of the biggest comedy venues in the UK, including Frog & Bucket, and Just the Tonic.
Freddy's willingness to break away from his set and involve the crowd leads for an engaging and memorable set backed up with frantic energy and raw emotion.
“An impeccable set... a great storyteller with immense potential” - Worksop Guardian
“The hilarious Freddy Quinne managed to quieten the two worst hecklers with one perfectly judged line” - eFestivals
“Quinne delighted the crowd with clever, well placed gags” - Pickled Egg
This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.
Tickets £5 in advance or £8 on the door.
177 York Road
Tel: 01429 862 177
Doors open 7:15pm
Show starts 7:45pm
Show ends 10pm (approximately)
Accessibility and seating
Seating is unreserved, usually cabaret style with tables.
The venue is fully wheelchair accessible.