Newton Aycliffe, February 6th 2019

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Dave Johns, Danny Posthill, and host Ray Bradshaw

Show details:

Dave Johns

Dave Johns

The star of Palme d'Or award winning film 'I, Daniel Blake', Dave Johns has been a stand up comic since 1989 and is a regular headlining act playing all the major comedy clubs in the UK and comedy festivals world wide. Dave has gained a reputation as an inventive, exciting and extremely funny comedian, winning applause from his audiences, respect from his fellow comics, and rave reviews from the critics.

In 2013, Dave co-wrote a new stage adaptation of The Shawshank Redemption which hit the West End and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He has had two very successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in highly acclaimed shows 'Dave Johns On The Edge' in 1998 and 'I'm in The Attic Mother' in 1999 at the Pleasance Theatre for which he won the Spirit of the Fringe Award.

He has also appeared regularly at the Kilkenny Comedy Festival, in Ireland, Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival. Dave has also worked on stage in the Middle East, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Johannesburg, Sydney, New York, Amsterdam and the Arctic, and has been a regular guest on comedy panel shows such as Never Mind The Buzzcocks and 8 Out Of 10 Cats.


“He shifts from the sublime, to genius, to uproar in the blink of an eye - An extremely entertaining hour” - The Guardian

“Dave Johns has a uncontrived manner and sense of fun on stage that most comics can only dream about” - The Scotsman

“Look closely you will see the man generate sparks of magic” - The List

Danny Posthill

Danny Posthill

Britain's Got Talent finalist Danny Posthill’s career began at the young age of 16, making people laugh with hilarious impressions at his school talent show. Since then, comedy became Danny’s passion.

Skilled with a versatile act that caters for all audiences, Danny offers unbeatable stand up and a range of impressions such as Billy Connolly, Jimmy Carr, and Lee Evans, to guarantee an unforgettable night of laughter.

Danny has performed all around the world, from the Mediterranean to South America, and is gaining recognition on the UK circuit as one of the most promising British comedians.


“Impressionist Danny Posthill brings a bevy of other characters with him including Billy Connolly, David Beckham, Gary Barlow, Michael McIntyre, John Bishop, Alan Carr – and is funny in his own right too” - Richard Batson, EDP24

“Effortless performer of the highest quality” - Joke Club Comedy Clubs

“What a talented comedian” - Tim Vine

Ray Bradshaw

Ray Bradshaw

Having made his comedy debut in September 2008, Ray has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting new acts on the comedy circuit. A two time Scottish Comedian of The Year finalist, Ray has travelled the lengths and breadths of the country telling jokes to anyone that will listen, making his name as an MC for various promoters.

Ray’s solo show, “I Dare Ray To…” has been performed to sell-out audiences at the Glasgow Comedy Festival in 2013 and 2014, and the Adelaide Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Festival in 2015. Ray has also been selected as tour support for several big name acts of late, and was the exclusive support for Ardal O’Hanlon’s 2014 tour of Scotland, as well as supporting Des Clarke on several tour dates.


“Affable Glaswegian Ray Bradshaw compered and he instantly had the busy venue in stitches” - Edinburgh Evening News

“One to look out for” - The Skinny

“a very promising writer, able to create some enjoyably twisted punchlines” - Chortle

This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.

Ticket Prices

Tickets £6 advance / £8 door

Venue Information

The Turbinia
Sid Chaplin Drive
Newton Aycliffe
DL5 7PA

Tel: 01325 313034

Show Times

Doors open 7pm
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.

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In person from The Turbinia, or telephone 01325 313034

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