Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Andrew Lawrence, Gary Tro, and host Brennan Reece
BBC New Comedy Award Winner 2004
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2006
Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee 2007
Chortle Award Best Headline Act Nominee 2010
With six national tours behind him, as well as multiple comedy award wins and nominations, appearances on Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, and Stand-Up For The Week (where he was a series regular), and several Radio 4 series, Andrew Lawrence is one of the most celebrated stand-up comedians of his generation.
Described as the 'Leonard Cohen of comedy', Andrew Lawrence is the master of his game. Andrew's live performances have gained international recognition as he has played at all the top comedy festivals enjoying mass critical acclaim. He has twice performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and at the 2009 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.
Also a talented actor, Andrew was a regular for three series on the BBC3 hit show Ideal playing the role of Marco.
“Superbly intelligent, highly articulate and deeply sour” - The Spectator
“Anyone who gives this spikily inventive performer the time of day will realise they're in the presence of an A-list talent” - The Guardian
“... a hard act to follow” - Chortle
As seen on BBC iPlayer and heard on BBC Radio 4, stand-up Gary Tro is an exciting breakthrough act making waves on the UK and international comedy circuit with his joyously angry and hilariously anarchic style of comedy.
In addition to stand-up, Gary is something of a gifted all-rounder with skills including acting, presenting and voice over work. He’s also a talented improviser and performs as one half of nerd-culture double act The Just Us League
A regular on the touring circuit, in 2017 Gary supported Tez Ilyas on national tour and took his own show ‘SupercalifragilisticexpiGaryTrocious’ to festivals all across the UK and at the Charleston Comedy Festival USA. In 2018, Gary made his Australian touring debut with his new show ‘Gary Tro-ke Karaoke’.
“Made his full room roar with laughter!” - ★★★★ - Mumble
“Expect comic genius” - LondonCalling.com
★★★★★ - Three Weeks
Best Newcomer (nominee), Edinburgh Comedy Festival 2016
English Comedian of the Year 2015
Best Show (nominee), Fringe World Australia
Brennan Reece is a bright young comic from Manchester. His energetic and often awkward approach to life is captured in his fast paced, vividly painted, humorous stories. Despite him being a relative newcomer to the circuit his reputation is fast becoming that of a comic to look out for, and he has recently returned from performing at various festivals in Australia, following a run of gigs as part of the prestigious Pleasance Reserve at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Brennan has appeared on BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and at the prestigious Old Vic Theatre, London. He was named English Comedian of the Year in 2015, whilst he also was a winner on Sky One's Don't Stop Me Now. Elsewhere, he won the Beat The Frog World Series in 2010, was named Preston Comedian of the Year in 2011, and has also made the final of several other comedy competitions.
“Rabble rousing. A triumph of performance” - Chortle
“A hilarious, rubber faced, promising young talent” - The Stage
“His baby faced rudeness is delightfully wrong” - The Journal
This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.
The Forum Music Centre
Tel: 01325 363 135
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.