Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Jessica Fostekew, Barry Dodds, and host Rick Molland
Jessica has been performing comedy and working as a comedy writer and actress since 2005. In early 2008 she hit the UK stand up circuit, and in March 2012 she perfromed stand up on Stephen K Amos' BBC Radio 4 show. Jess is a regular headliner at many of the most prestigious clubs in the UK, and performed her debut hour at the Edinburgh Festival in 2011, which sold out, got in The Independent Top Ten Edinburgh Newcomers 2011 and also the Amused Moose Laughter Awards Top Ten.
Jess is also a writer on Channel 4's Stand Up For the Week and on BBC Radio 4's 'The Now Show' and is developing various TV pilots, a number of shorts and a radio play, in addition to writing set-pieces for other comedy actors. Meanwhile, she's also been seen on screen, most noticeably in BBC comedy Psychoville.
“Fostekew is a hugely engaging presence and there's something reassuringly honest about her” - Fest
“Sharp wit and energetic anecdotes” - The List
“Intensely funny... Fireball of fun” - Time Out
Barry Dodds charms audiences with his unique brand of disarming wit and wry, down-to-earth observational humour.
A self-confessed comedy geek, Barry took to the comedy stage at the tender age of 21 and soon had audiences eating out of the palm of his hand. Using his own combination of irrepressibly cheeky, and surprisingly dark material, he quickly found himself taking the national comedy circuit by storm.
His calm, inclusive persona has ensured that Barry has also proven himself to be a popular and amiable MC, garnering a reputation as a strong and reliable choice to hold a quality line up together. Barry has been awarded Best MC at the Midlands Comedy Awards in 2015, 2016 and 2017
Barry is also one-half of the popular Parapod podcast with comedian Ian Boldsworth. Ian and Barry debate the paranormal, explore hauntings, and delve headfirst into the unknown. The Parapod quickly became a cult hit, and was nominated for 'Best Internet' award at the 2016 Chortle Awards.
“If you are a promoter or club owner and aren't booking Barry Dodds then you should hand in your badge and your gun on my desk Monday morning!” - Jason Manford
“Razor sharp humour” - Metro
“wonderfully crafted stories and top–class audience interaction... brings his cheekiness to the stage in absolute buckets” - Bunbury Magazine
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.
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.