Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Mike Milligan, George Lewis, and host Pete Otway
Having earned his keep as a teacher in Newcastle, Mike Milligan knows a thing or two about ‘audience interaction’, and he majors on it. However this Geordie quickly found classrooms weren’t the best place to share his sharp, witty banter!
Now firmly established as a top stand-up comedian, Mike’s teaching days are on summer vacation indefinitely. In place is a wealth of gigs on the national and international comedy circuit; including both compering and headlining shows for The Comedy Club, the Comedy Store and Jongleurs' clubs and countless more.
Born and Bred in Newcastle, Mike got to fulfil every Geordie boy's dream when he got to play the part of north-east cult hero Sid The Sexist, providing the voice in Viz comic's highly successful video and then performing the iconic sketch live in concert at his spiritual home of Newcastle City Hall.
“Snappy, sharp and packed full of belly laughs... stole the show” - Edinburgh Evening News
“A name to watch out for” - Daily Telegraph
“He has one of the quickest comedy brains on the circuit, so any potential hecklers should be warned - be good or be bettered” - Evening Gazette
Described as 'An expert craftsman' (Steve Bennett, Chortle) George Lewis followed in the footsteps of of Jack Whitehall and Sarah Millican to win the Amused Moose Laugh Off at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe.
George has also won the Nando's New Comedian of the Year Award, The Brighton Festival New Act of the Year Award, the Comedy Cafe New Act night, and the Comedy Knights Fresh Comedian of the Year.
Since these wins, he has played to one and a half thousand people at the Brighton Dome, placed Runner Up in the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, appeared on BBC Radio 4 and supported Romesh Ranganathan on tour.
George is now a regular at comedy clubs up and down the country.
“intuitive subversive humour... geeky self-assurance” - Arts Award Voice
“That accolade [The Comedy Knights Fresh Comedian of 2015] went to George Lewis for the sheer inventive strength of his writing... An expert craftsman, Lewis deservedly adds this title to the 2015 Amused Moose Laugh Off” - Chortle
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.
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.