Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Mike Milligan, host Pete Phillipson & support
Having earned his keep as a teacher in Newcastle, Mike Milligan knows a thing or two about ‘audience interaction’, and he majors on it. However this Geordie quickly found classrooms weren’t the best place to share his sharp, witty banter!
Now firmly established as a top stand-up comedian, Mike’s teaching days are on summer vacation indefinitely. In place is a wealth of gigs on the national and international comedy circuit; including both compering and headlining shows for The Comedy Club, the Comedy Store and Jongleurs' clubs and countless more.
Born and Bred in Newcastle, Mike got to fulfil every Geordie boy's dream when he got to play the part of north-east cult hero Sid The Sexist, providing the voice in Viz comic's highly successful video and then performing the iconic sketch live in concert at his spiritual home of Newcastle City Hall.
“Snappy, sharp and packed full of belly laughs... stole the show” - Edinburgh Evening News
“A name to watch out for” - Daily Telegraph
“He has one of the quickest comedy brains on the circuit, so any potential hecklers should be warned - be good or be bettered” - Evening Gazette
Throughout his time on the comedy circuit, Pete Phillipson has been involved in a number of competitions, including winning Mr Bens New Comedian of the Year and reaching the final of the English Comedian of the year 2014. Pete also performed a fantastically well received show at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival with fellow comic Lewis Charlesworth and recently has been lucky enough to share a bill with Ross Noble and Russell Kane.
Originally from Lincolnshire but based in Manchester Pete has been building a name for himself on the circuit as a very funny act over the last few years. Pete mixes fast paced observations and routines with wonderful characterisations, making him a hit with audiences all over the country.
“A fantastic addition to any comedy bill” - Buzz Comedy
“A great act with a big future” - Laughing Stock Comedy
This show will also feature support from several new acts, and established acts performing new material.
Tickets £3 in advance or £5 on the door.
The Pot House
Tel: 01429 280 052
Doors open 7:30pm
Show starts 8pm
Show ends 10:30pm (approximately)
Accessibility and seating
Seating is unreserved, usually cabaret style with tables.
Please contact the venue for accessibility queries.