Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Ria Lina, Phil Pagett, and host Danny Deegan
Winner of the EMMA Award for Best Comedienne, Ria has been entertaining both UK and international audiences for over a decade with her dry wit and the occasional song. Using her charm and intelligence to get away with anything from the most audacious routines to subtle wordplay, Ria is a popular headline act at clubs around the world.
Ria is also a highly respected festival performer, and has been a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival since 2011. Her 2014 show "School of Riason" was nominated for the Amused Moose Laughter Awards, contained one of Dave TV’s Top 10 Jokes of the Festival, and was commissioned by Radio 4 as a half-hour special, recorded and aired in 2016. Previous projects include her critically acclaimed shows "Thpethial" (2013) and "It’s Not Easy Being Yellow" (2012), which travelled to the Brighton Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe, and Singapore International Festivals. Her most recent show, Taboo Raider (2015), was filmed for DVD release and is due out in Spring 2016.
Ria's talents have also been in demand in television, with her writing and acting in the ITV2 comedy sketch show Meet the Blogs, as well as writing and presenting her own documentary for Channel 4 revealing the truth behind the myths that surround oriental women in Britain. Other projects include the comedy series, Sweet n' Sour Comedy and Malai Monologues, for BBC3, and The World Stands Up, for Comedy Central (USA), the Paramount Comedy Channel (UK), and the Comedy Network Channel (AUS).
“Fearless, provocative and very funny” - The Scotsman
“engaging, endearing and eye-opening” - Time Out
“...electrified the audience with her relaxed yet biting wit” - Three Weeks
Phil Pagett is a one-liner comedian and joke-writer, described by Mock the Week's Gary Delaney as "one of the country's best new gag writers".
Hailing from Birmingham, and with a set comprised solely of killer one-liners, Phil's ability to craft and deliver a gag has made him a popular addition to any comedy night since he started out in comedy in early 2009. A quickfire gag-merchant in the tradition of Stewart Francis, Milton Jones and Emo Philips, Phil's act was described by Funhouse Comedy as "an unusual routine of, smartly crafted and vastly diverse one-liners that takes his audiences on an amusingly clever ride".
“One of the country's best new gag writers” - Gary Delaney
“Fantastic one-liners - One To Watch” - Nottingham Comedy Festival
“We were very, very impressed when we first saw Phil, he's a natural stand-up whose dedication to the one-liner pays off by the bucket load” - Abbcom Comedy
Danny Deegan is a comedian, writer and actor who began performing in 2003 and has since risen steadily through the ranks of some of the most prestigious comedy clubs in the UK. His tales of mischief and the characters he creates have kept audiences all over the country enthralled as he weaves in and out of the people he has met travelling. His talent and likability coupled with a confident swagger see him as one of the most popular acts in the North.
Fresh from a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, where he received rave reviews, Danny also recently performed a headline set at the Green Man festival in South Wales getting a great reception from the 400 people in the marquee and being asked to wrap up for Manchester band Doves after their headline set in front of 12,000 people.
Outside of live work Danny has made several TV and radio appearances. From being a guest on Radio GMR to having his own show "Afternoons with Danny Deegan" on CAT FM in Crewe. His TV credits include appearances on "Made in the North" and "The Adam and Shelley Show" to name but two.
“His seamless interactions with the crowd demonstrate that he’s a natural-born comedian... appealing to both the young and old, female and male” - Three Weeks
“Charming, witty and most importantly funny” - Metro
“Deegan has a mature confidence in his abilities” - Chortle
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.