Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Andy Askins, Noel James, and host Pete Otway
Andy has an expertly crafted routine littered with an eclectic mix of offbeat original comic songs and parodies. A talented musician with a captivating voice, popular songs have been re-written and given a perverse twist to tremendous comic effect. With a wickedly dry sense of humour, Andy’s darker material is sweetened by his innocent and impish demeanour which never fails to leave audiences in the palm of his hand. With impeccable timing, the inventive and quirky songs are peppered with inspired patter – the material is as strong as the songs and delivered in an inimitable modest and self-deprecating style.
On TV screens Andy appeared The John Bishop Show, performing a storming set at the Hackney Empire, alongside a stellar line-up from the worlds of comedy and music. The show transmitted in a primetime Saturday night slot on BBC One, having impressed audiences and executives alike, Andy returned a few months later to perform on The John Bishop Christmas Show (the only artiste to be invited back from the series). he has performed on The Comedy Store for Comedy Central, and two series of The World Stands Up, also for Comedy Central.
“Brilliant and unique” - John Bishop
“One of my all-time favourites” - Jason Manford
“Totally hilarious” - Ross Noble
“Dark humour with faultless timing” - The Stage
Noel James has been making people laugh for over 25 years and much of stand-up's royalty has cited him as being a big influence: from Tim Vine and Milton Jones, to Frank Skinner and Dylan Moran.
Noel is surreal, bizarre, absurd, intelligent, and yet, somehow strangely attractive. He's an accessible act who generally goes down well anywhere; his best lines would grace any comedian's repertoire, whilst the worst would shame a cracker factory. Highly original and just plain ridiculous.
“Liberates the lunatic side to our personalities - brilliantly!” - Time Out
“Stands out like a droll giant in a comedy land of trite dwarfs” - The Independent
“Huge fan!” - The Sunday Times
Since starting to perform in 2010, Pete Otway has quickly gained momentum, establishing himself as an extremely strong new act. As comfortable and confident as an MC as he is an act, he is booked regularly to do both, and was a recent finalist in the 2012 BBC New Comedy Awards.
With an affable and conversational style, mixed with an energetic stage manner and original writing, Pete is quickly making a name for himself on the UK circuit, and is certainly one to watch.
“Devastatingly funny” - Chortle
“Amiable, cheeky classic stand-up” - Liverpool Echo
“An amazing comedy talent, and we are making sure we are making sure we follow his every move in his ever rising career” - Crispy Comedy Club
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.