Hartlepool, May 18th 2017

Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with George Rigden, host Rob Mulholland & support

Show details:

George Rigden

George Rigden

Rising star George Rigden is a Bristol-based musical comic who, despite having only been gigging since 2013, has already racked up hundreds of gigs and enjoyed success in a clutch of competitions.

He’s also gigged with the likes of Russell Howard, Stephen Merchant & Joe Wilkinson, and is the resident MC for legendary Bristol night, OPPO (founded by Mark Olver).

In 2015 George made his Edinburgh debut, having beaten off stiff competition to win a place in Bound & Gagged Comedy’s prestigious showcase ‘AAA’ at The Pleasance Edinburgh.


“Rigden is the result of a genetic mash-up between Mitch Benn and Tim Key, perhaps with a few strands of Ricky Gervais’s DNA thrown in... Very funny stuff” - Chortle

“Rigden’s musical comedy is deliciously dark... he is very good at working the crowd and of all tonight's acts he probably made the biggest impression” - Beyond The Joke

“George Rigden had the audience in his hands thanks to some great comedic timing, a little help from his guitar and a hint of David Mitchell in Peep Show” - Leicester Mercury

Rob Mulholland

Rob Mulholland

One of the fastest rising new comedians on the circuit, Rob Mulholland fell into comedy after finding a flyer looking for acts to appear at Harrogate Comedy Festival on the ground outside his front door. In the two years since, he has clocked up a huge amount of gigs all over the country ranging from tiny pubs to massive theatres (even performing to 2,000 bikers at an outdoor festival!), and can now be seen most weekends in some of the biggest comedy clubs in the country.

Just as at home as an act or compere, Rob mixes cheeky audience banter with his intricately woven, gag-packed stories; adding a touch of the absurd to his askance glance at everyday life. Rob is 17 feet tall, made of steel and can jump over a mini cooper from a standing start.

Rob is the current Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year, and after finishing runner-up in this year’s Great Yorkshire Fringe New Act of the Year competition has awarded himself the title of "Yorkshire’s Funniest Non-Musical Comedian". He was one half of the anarchic, late-night, yurt-based show #BlurredMinds at the 2015 Edinburgh festival and premiered his first solo show ‘Champion of Comedy’ at the Leicester Comedy Festival in 2016.


“Very, very tall and equally as talented” - Time Out

“Great delivery and a confident swagger... A riot” - Lancashire Evening Telegraph

“Perfect delivery... had the audience bursting into spontaneous applause” - York Press

This show will also feature support from several new acts, and established acts performing new material.

Ticket Prices

Tickets £3 in advance or £5 on the door.

Venue Information

The Pot House
Croft Terrace
Hartlepool Headland
Hartlepool
TS24 0QX

Tel: 01429 280 052

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.

Please contact the venue for accessibility queries.

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