Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Russell Hicks, Lauren Pattison, and host Pete Otway
One of the most exciting comics to come out of America, Russell Hicks is branded one of the 'Top Six Comics to Watch' by LA's Stand Up Talk Magazine. He has appeared on LA based panel show Direct TV's 'What's News?' and is a regular guest on hit podcasts such as Talkin' Sh*t with Eddie Ifft.
Headlining the nationally acclaimed student circuit in the United States, Russell regularly takes his hour long solo shows across the country to the biggest universities.
Prolific and consistently delivering quality new work, audience members are often compelled to return for two nights in a row. Fast and loose, no two shows are ever the same
“Hicks has a sharp wit.. the pessimism of Jack Dee mixed with the deadpan aggression of Denis Leary. A riproaring night of tough love from a witty comedian ” - ★★★★ - Broadway Baby
“Russell Hicks was a surprising highlight for me – American standup who wove wide-ranging improvisation and interaction with the crowd with deprecating jokes about American stereotypes and a wry swipe back at British culture... very funny” - Ashbourne Voice
“Russell Hicks is amazing” - Comedy Palace
Lauren Pattison is one of the brightest young talents on the comedy scene. She came runner up at the Funny Women Awards 2014 and in 2015 was the only female comedian to reach the final of the Chortle Student Comedy Awards. In August 2016 Lauren reached the final of the 2016 BBC Radio New Comedy Award competition, and in 2017 she was runner-up in the English Comedian of the Year competition, following a nomination for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
Following her success in competitions, she has performed at the last two Latitude festivals, and has also supported TV favourite Katherine Ryan on several tour dates, and opened for Stewart Francis. A regular on the North-East circuit, this baby faced comic is one to watch out for.
“Sharp writing” - The Guardian
“Definitely one to watch” - Funny Women
“...a high gag count in this well-polished set” - Chortle
Since starting to perform in 2010, Pete Otway has quickly gained momentum, establishing himself as an extremely strong new act. As comfortable and confident as an MC as he is an act, he is booked regularly to do both, and was a recent finalist in the 2012 BBC New Comedy Awards.
With an affable and conversational style, mixed with an energetic stage manner and original writing, Pete is quickly making a name for himself on the UK circuit, and is certainly one to watch.
“Devastatingly funny” - Chortle
“Amiable, cheeky classic stand-up” - Liverpool Echo
“An amazing comedy talent, and we are making sure we are making sure we follow his every move in his ever rising career” - Crispy Comedy Club
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.