Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Simon Donald, host Lee Kyle & support
Simon Donald co-founded the publishing sensation of the 1980’s, Viz Comic, writing and drawing on its pages for 24 years, before leaving in 2003 to become a TV presenter, pundit and media whore. He moved into stand-up comedy in 2008, his one-man shows featuring annually at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Famed for the characters he created in Viz, Simon often performs as one or more of a bunch of new outrageous creations that have taken Donald's character creativity from page to stage - Barry Twyford market research dogsbody, whose bizarre survey raises more questions than it answers, Bingo from Benton drunken street philosopher and charmless aggressor, Jeremy Jitler novice comedian lacking a sense of humour, Rich Kestrel Cockney motormouth and 'supplier' to the stars, and Dominic Farquhar first year medic, the funniest guy on his whole landing. In fact, He's probably the funniest guy in the whole of Mandela Halls, actually.
“Superb, inventive comedy” - The Stage
“Hugely entertaining” - Chortle
“Subversive... very clever. Hilarious” - The List
In his never ending quest not to have a proper job, Lee Kyle spent time as part of an all male Spice Girls tribute act before spending a decade as a professional wrestler.
Managing the difficult trick of being both odd and relatable, he did a show at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 that he heard was well received but he doesn't read reviews because his psyche is too fragile to handle them so he isn't totally sure what they said.
Armed with props and a rapid gag rate he cuts a confident, if off-beat figure on stage. His jokes veer between the clever and the silly and deliver more than their fair share of belly laughs.
“Top up-and-coming comedy performer” - BBC
“Quirky and original... the highlight of the night” - Giggle Beats
“Very funny” - Manchester Evening News
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.