Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Ivan Brackenbury, Ian D. Montfort, and host Aaron Twitchen
Top Ten Fosters Comedy God Awards
Best Established Comedian Nomination Adelaide Fringe 2010
Chortle Top 50 Most Memorable Gigs of the Decade 2000-2010
Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee 2007
Ivan Brackenbury's fantastic 'Hospital Radio Roadshow', complete with inappropriate records and bungled cues, is now a regular fixture on the live circuit. A daft, inept yet adorable radio DJ takes you on a hilarious broadcasting journey. This is a unique, wonderfully brilliant show, guaranteed to make you cry with laughter.
Ivan captures the fun and excitement you'd expect from being in hospital, with games, giveaways, patients requests and his special blend of music and chat. An absolute must-see.
“For simple laugh-'til you ache humour, Ivan Brackenbury is the hit of the Fringe” - Evening Standard
“Laughs per minute the funniest show at the Fringe” - Time Out
“The whole room was in hysterics from the word go, endorphin-filled laughter indeed proving the best medicine. Brackenbury is absolutely utterly hilarious - I can’t recommend this enough. Go see it” - The Age
Ian D. Montfort
Ian D Montfort is a psychic medium loved by believers and skeptics alike. Whether you think he's a spoof or real you'll be in no doubt that the demonstrations of Ian's gifts are hilarious and mind-blowing.
Direct from recording a new series for the BBC. Ian has already wowed audiences in Vegas and London's West End and earned multiple five star reviews.
Ian is the creation of Tom Binns, an Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee with appearances on Spicks and Specks, Spooks, Alan Partridge and the IT Crowd.
“Ian remains hilarious even as the tricks become remarkable. This is two shows for one: Pin Sharp character comedy and metaphysical magic to boot” - The Guardian
“Montfort starts unleashing faintly inexplicable revelations, leaving most of the room gasping with incredulity. So he can spoof it, and really do it” - The Telegraph
“Spookily skilful, wonderfully observed and hysterically funny” - Time Out
Aaron Twitchen is a stand up, actor, aerialist, and living stereotype.
As well as featuring on BBC Radio 4, he was listed in Metro's top 5 RomComs and has provided tour support for Luisa Omielan. He has also been releasing his sketch series, DiscoBlonde, in weekly instalments, and in its first six weeks it has enjoyed upwards of eighteen thousand views.
Away from comedy, Aaron has supported bands at music festivals, and is an accomplished stage actor and improviser. Unusually, he is also a trained circus act, concentrating particularly on aerial skills and trapeze work, which has allowed him to tour circus theatres throughout the country and teach young people.
“Twitchen's a terrific host, kind and self-deprecating with plenty of catty put-downs” - The Skinny
“Twitchen is an assured stand-up and navigates both his material and his venue with style... He is a flexible improviser, in tune with the spirit of live comedy” - Broadway Baby
“Hilarious, warm, energetic and capable of busting some serious moves. Twitchen is a quadruple threat” - The Skinny
This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.
Tickets £8 in advance or £10 on the day.
The Angel at Topcliffe
Tel: 01845 578 000
Doors open 7:30pm
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.