Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Alistair Barrie, Micky P. Kerr, and host Freddy Quinne
Comedian, actor and writer Alistair Barrie is one of the most sought after performers on the international comedy circuit. He has worked throughout the UK and Ireland, as well as further afield in the States, Australia, Switzerland, The Netherlands, South Africa, Estonia, Mumbai, The Channel Islands, Austria, Antibes, Cyprus, Crete, Luxembourg, Qatar, Belgium, Prague, Dubai, Doha, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Norway, Hong Kong, Macau, Malta, Singapore, Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur, Egypt, Afghanistan, Hungary, Jordan, Athens and Myanmar, on a ship in the North Sea, and at the world's highest gig on top of a mountain in France.
Alistair is a core member of The Cutting Edge team at London's Comedy Store and has made numerous radio and television appearances around the world. A regular at corporate events and festivals, he has taken seven solo shows to the Edinburgh Festival - his 2012 show 'Urban Fogey' and 2015 show 'No More Stage Three' were both runner up for best show at the Fringe in the Amused Moose Laughter Awards.
“Barrie's analytical nous and store of snappy gags mark him out... Excellent” - The Independent
“Drops from the highbrow to the gutter in the draw of a breath” - ★★★★ - Metro
“Immensely charismatic and entirely convincing... Barrie is dangling on the edge of the big-time. His delivery is flawless” - Fest
Micky P. Kerr
Leeds-based comedian and social commentator, Micky P Kerr is a breath of fresh air on the live comedy circuit. Fusing together music, spoken word and comedy, with his tongue often planted firmly in his cheek, Kerr has been described as the bastard spawn of John Cooper Clarke.
Already a familiar face on the live music circuit, Micky turned his hand to stand-up comedy in 2013 and is rapidly becoming one to watch, proving to be a massive hit with audiences and bookers alike.
In the short time he has been appearing on the comedy circuit he has already reached the semi-finals of both the So You Think You’re Funny and the BBC New Act competitions. He was also recently crowned Harrogate Comedy Festival New Comedian of the Year.
2015 saw Micky record a live set for BBC Radio 1, working on a new sitcom about his previous life as a primary school teacher and recording his latest album of music and comedy, entitled Kerr in the Kerrmunity. In 2017 Micky performed his debut hour at the Edinburgh Fringe.
“Leeds-based Kerr’s assured and relaxed mix of one-liners, poetry and songs certainly impressed” - Harrogate Advertiser
The winner of the 2013 Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year competition, Freddy Quinne's "uniquely northern observational humour" (Lancashire Evening Post) has seen a meteoric rise into some of the biggest clubs in the country. Quinne couples "clever, well placed gags" (Pickled Egg) together with a vulnerable persona for a unique experience which combines to make "a real tour de force performance" (Alex Boardman).
In 2014 Freddy was MC for the late show for the Big Value Show at the Edinburgh Fringe, one of the most prestigious showcases at the festival, and he returned to the Fringe in 2015, where he hosted the AAA Comedy Showcase at the Pleasance Courtyard. He also MC'd a showcase for online magazine and comedy reviewers The Skinny, as part of the Liverpool Comedy Festival, and he currently acts as a resident MC for over half a dozen comedy nights across the country as well as regularly compering some of the biggest comedy venues in the UK, including Frog & Bucket, and Just the Tonic.
Freddy's willingness to break away from his set and involve the crowd leads for an engaging and memorable set backed up with frantic energy and raw emotion.
“An impeccable set... a great storyteller with immense potential” - Worksop Guardian
“The hilarious Freddy Quinne managed to quieten the two worst hecklers with one perfectly judged line” - eFestivals
“Quinne delighted the crowd with clever, well placed gags” - Pickled Egg
This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.
219A High Street
Tel: 01609 770 610
Doors open 7:30pm
Show starts 8pm
Show ends 10:30pm (approximately)
Accessibility and seating
Seating is unreserved, usually cabaret style with tables.
Performances usually take place on the first floor, and unfortunately there isn't a lift.