Bishop Auckland, April 26th 2019
26 April @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Paul Pirie, Stephen Bailey, Howard Walker & Host Lee Kyle
A brilliant natural comedian, Paul Pirie comes packed full of energy and uses every ounce to maximum effect, with superb delivery.
With a set that jumps from bitchy to silly, you’re never more than a line away from a great pun, insight or well crafted punch line, delivered with a ferocity that makes Paul’s humble beginnings on the Scottish circuit seem such a long time ago.
Paul’s career has encompassed TV, film and radio alongside his skills as a stand-up, and he is now one of the biggest Scottish acts on the UK comedy circuit.
He’s a confident and intelligent comedian who makes it his mission to work and entertain his audience. Paul’s material is superbly individual and put simply, and always delivers a refreshing burst of laugh out loud comedy that leaves audiences in raptures.
“a hilarious rubber faced clown” - The Scotsman
“a most impressive physical comedian” - Chortle
“His clowning and quick fire gags will win him fans... his physical mannerisms have a touch of Eric Morecambe” - The Daily Record
Stephen Bailey is making noise on the comedy circuit with his trademark fun, charming and sassy style. He is a regular at major clubs around the country, and has also played major events such as Latitude & Stonewalls Summer Party. Most recently he has been seen supporting Katherine Ryan on her UK tour, Glam Role Model.
Away from the live stage, Stephen has appeared on Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side (Channel 5), and acted as warm up artist for ITV’s Loose Women and Let’s Lunch With Gino & Mel. He has also contributed to Attitude Magazine, Live Manchester and the Huffington Post.
In August 2015 Stephen returned to the Edinburgh Festival on the back of his 2014 hit debut, with a brand new show, Should’ve Been a Popstar, at the Pleasance Courtyard which saw him nominated for the Amused Moose Comedy Awards.
“A great addition to the comedy scene” - Sunday Express
“Stephen Bailey dominates the stage” - Chortle
“Bailey gives it his all with seemingly boundless energy” - The Herald
Howard burst onto the comedy scene early in 2014, but despite the mess he won the Yorkshire Comedy Cellar New Act 2015, and hasn't looked back since, travelling the country and in the first half of 2018 alone entertained just over 39 people.
An imaginative storyteller, with a good sense of humour, he likes romantic walks on the beach, dining out, and likes to take any opportunity to pretend he's filling out an online dating profile.
“A natural stage presence, an instantly amenable demeanour, inventive imagery and the best comedic use of a Belgian place name even the most ardent chuckle chaser will ever hear” - Stagefright Comedy
“Howard Walker's oddly hilarious observations bring something different to any comedy programme” - Buzz Comedy
“You almost felt as if you had gone over to a friend’s house and met his really witty mate that could entertain you all night with human observations of the world” - www.ladiestakeon.co.uk
In his never ending quest not to have a proper job, Lee Kyle spent time as part of an all male Spice Girls tribute act before spending a decade as a professional wrestler.
Managing the difficult trick of being both odd and relatable, he did a show at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 that he heard was well received but he doesn't read reviews because his psyche is too fragile to handle them so he isn't totally sure what they said.
Armed with props and a rapid gag rate he cuts a confident, if off-beat figure on stage. His jokes veer between the clever and the silly and deliver more than their fair share of belly laughs.
“Top up-and-coming comedy performer” - BBC
“Quirky and original... the highlight of the night” - Giggle Beats
“Very funny” - Manchester Evening News
Tickets for this show are only available in person from Bishop Auckland Town Hall, or telephone 03000 269 524