Newton Aycliffe, November 1st 2017

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Carl Hutchinson, Cal Halbert, and host Danny Deegan

Show details:

Carl Hutchinson

Carl Hutchinson

Carl Hutchinson is a multi-award winning comedian, having won the Beat The Frog World Series and Magners Comedian of the year awards in 2007. He's also a Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Nominee and So You Think You’re Funny Finalist, was seen on ITV's FHM Comedy Hero and performed at the highly respected Big Value Comedy Showcase in Edinburgh in 2011.

Carl supported former three-time wrestling heavyweight champion and bestselling author Mick Foley on both of his UK Comedy Tours; in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Carl then supported Chris Ramsey on the last leg of his ‘Offermation’ tour in 2012, and performed his first solo hour at the 2012 Edinburgh festival where it was shortlisted in the Amused Moose Awards and has received outstanding reviews from all of the major festival press.

Carl returned to the Edinburgh Fringe with his second and third solo hours in 2013 and 2014, before heading out on a tour of large theatres alongside Chris Ramsey, which continues into 2015.


“Effortlessly hilarious. He captivates the audience with his perfectly timed suspenseful silences and plain-talking sense-making” - ★★★★ - Three Weeks

“An absolute must... the next big thing!” - The Skinny

“The comedy catalyst to a great night out” - Three Weeks

“Hutchinson’s trump card is the way he interacts with the audience, rolling with every ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ his material generated, giving a dynamism and spontaneity to his performance” - Chortle

Replacing Allyson June Smith:

Cal Halbert

Cal Halbert

Deemed 'the new generation of comedy' by Michael McIntyre, Cal Halbert has performed from local comedy clubs to the London Palladium, Britain's Got Talent to Good Morning Britain and voiced for YouTube to the BBC.

Well known as an impressionist, Halbert is one half of 'The Mimic Men', the UK's only impressionist double act! The Mimic Men appeared on Britain's Got Talent in 2016, gaining four yeses accompanied by a standing ovation by the judges, audience and Ant and Dec.


“Very good” - Simon Cowell

“Uncanny imitations” - The Sun

“Impersonator genius” - Sunderland Echo

Danny Deegan

Danny Deegan

Danny Deegan is a comedian, writer and actor who began performing in 2003 and has since risen steadily through the ranks of some of the most prestigious comedy clubs in the UK. His tales of mischief and the characters he creates have kept audiences all over the country enthralled as he weaves in and out of the people he has met travelling. His talent and likability coupled with a confident swagger see him as one of the most popular acts in the North.

Fresh from a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, where he received rave reviews, Danny also recently performed a headline set at the Green Man festival in South Wales getting a great reception from the 400 people in the marquee and being asked to wrap up for Manchester band Doves after their headline set in front of 12,000 people.

Outside of live work Danny has made several TV and radio appearances. From being a guest on Radio GMR to having his own show "Afternoons with Danny Deegan" on CAT FM in Crewe. His TV credits include appearances on "Made in the North" and "The Adam and Shelley Show" to name but two.


“His seamless interactions with the crowd demonstrate that he’s a natural-born comedian... appealing to both the young and old, female and male” - Three Weeks

“Charming, witty and most importantly funny” - Metro

“Deegan has a mature confidence in his abilities” - Chortle

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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