Newton Aycliffe, May 2nd 2018

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Dave Johns, Jack Campbell, and host Andy Fury

Show details:

Dave Johns

Dave Johns

The star of Palme d'Or award winning film 'I, Daniel Blake', Dave Johns has been a stand up comic since 1989 and is a regular headlining act playing all the major comedy clubs in the UK and comedy festivals world wide. Dave has gained a reputation as an inventive, exciting and extremely funny comedian, winning applause from his audiences, respect from his fellow comics, and rave reviews from the critics.

In 2013, Dave co-wrote a new stage adaptation of The Shawshank Redemption which hit the West End and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He has had two very successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in highly acclaimed shows 'Dave Johns On The Edge' in 1998 and 'I'm in The Attic Mother' in 1999 at the Pleasance Theatre for which he won the Spirit of the Fringe Award.

He has also appeared regularly at the Kilkenny Comedy Festival, in Ireland, Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival. Dave has also worked on stage in the Middle East, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Johannesburg, Sydney, New York, Amsterdam and the Arctic, and has been a regular guest on comedy panel shows such as Never Mind The Buzzcocks and 8 Out Of 10 Cats.


“He shifts from the sublime, to genius, to uproar in the blink of an eye - An extremely entertaining hour” - The Guardian

“Dave Johns has a uncontrived manner and sense of fun on stage that most comics can only dream about” - The Scotsman

“Look closely you will see the man generate sparks of magic” - The List

Jack Campbell

Jack Campbell

Jack Campbell is a hardworking and hilarious comedian who reached new heights in 2014 when he was outright winner of the English Comedian of the Year Competition. Not that Jack is any stranger to taking home the trophy - the Nottingham Comedy Festival Best Newcomer of 2012 sits on his mantlepiece already.

Jack is based in Cambridgeshire and drives all over the UK to perform for many of the best comedy clubs, as well as gigging in Australia, Finland, Estonia and Latvia in the last twelve months. As well as his high profile competition wins he has also been runner up in both the Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year competition in 2014 and the Tickled Pig Student Competition in 2012.


“Gets hearty laughs, 100% funny” - Broadway Baby

“Jack Campbell secured the English Comedian Of The Year title by offering up the most original take on things” - Chortle

“Funny and refreshingly inventive” - House of Stand Up

Andy Fury

Andy Fury


Despite starting comedy out of “sheer boredom” just a few years ago, Andy Fury has impressed a lot of people in a short space of time with a wonderful mix of self-deprecating dark jokes and off the wall surrealism.

With a laidback stage presence that sometimes borders horizontal, he’s as hard-working as he is funny and winning the Hilarity Bites New Act Of The Year 2010 title has put Andy on the path to working at many of the best clubs in the country, wowing audiences the length and breadth of the UK.


“An absolute genius of a comedian” - BBC

“Brilliant... The next Pub Landlord of comedy” - Hexham Courant

“A very funny man with a big future ahead of him” - Corby Radio

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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