Newton Aycliffe, March 7th 2018

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Scott Bennett, Allyson June Smith, and host Rick Molland

Show details:

Scott Bennett

Scott Bennett


Stylishly shirted, Yorkshire-born Scott Bennett delivers wry observations on the absurdity of modern living. His sharply-written routines, drawn from real-life experiences have been delighting audiences across the country; except in Yorkshire, where they are deeply suspicious of his shirts.

In 2013 Scott Headlined the prestigious Big Value Show for Just The Tonic at the Edinburgh Fringe, following in the footsteps of Sarah Millican, Jason Manford, Josie Long, Jim Jeffries and Seann Walsh, amongst others. He's one of the fastest rising stars on the circuit, with regular bookings at Glee, Frog and Bucket and Jongleurs comedy clubs.


“Naturally hilarious, the highlight of the evening” - ★★★★ - Broadway Baby

“A star of the future” - Huddersfield Examiner

“Scott was fantastic, by far received the best response of the night. Brilliantly written material and wonderfully delivered” - Love Comedy

Allyson June Smith

Allyson June Smith

Since 2000, Allyson June Smith has been tickling Canada's comedy scene from the moment she put down the chalk brush and picked up a mic. Playing to packed rooms has become like another day in the classroom for this former school teacher.

Her credits include her own hour long Comedy Now special, appearances on CBC Radio's hit show The Debaters, and the Winnipeg, Halifax and Just For Laughs Festivals, to name just a few. A multiple Canadian Comedy Award nominee for Best Female Stand-Up, she performs for audiences ranging from corporations to the most rural of gatherings. Whether she was the host, support, or headliner, she's delighted them all.


After working her way across Canada, Allyson now has taken her craft to the UK. Using her sassy blend of in-your-face stand-up and hilariously insightful commentary, she now works for major UK promoters and comedy clubs.



It is her genuine and unique sense of humor, combined with excellent performance timing, that has made audiences laugh. This teacher-come-comic is ready to show international audiences why she is a sought-after fan favourite.




“Ultra likeable and versatile” - Now Magazine Toronto

“Yet another hilarious Canadian with great hair” - Stewart Francis

“...providing many comic surprises” - Chortle

Rick Molland

Rick Molland

Not many Englishman can cut it as an MC in a Scottish Comedy Club - but that's exactly what Rick Molland does every weekend of the year.

An award winning film maker and former Scottish Comedian of the Year runner-up, having proven his comedy metal in some of the most formidable environments Scotland has to offer, including T in the Park, Rockness, and The Wickerman Festivals, Rick Molland is now resident compère at Edinburgh's Monkey Barrel Comedy Club.


“no-holds-barred comedy” - Edinburgh Evening News

“perfect for the role of compere” - Three Weeks

“ audacious” - The Scotsman

This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.

Ticket Prices

Tickets £6 advance / £8 door

Venue Information

The Turbinia
Sid Chaplin Drive
Newton Aycliffe
DL5 7PA

Tel: 01325 313034

Show Times

Doors open 7pm
Show starts 8pm
Show ends 10:30pm (approximately)

Accessibility and seating

Seating is unreserved, usually cabaret style with tables.

The venue is fully wheelchair accessible.

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In person from The Turbinia, or telephone 01325 313034

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