Bishop Auckland, February 15th 2019
15 February @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Steve Shanyaski, Jack Gleadow & Host Dave Twentyman
Endlessly charming, Steve's inherent warmth and cheeky, roguish twinkle shines through his material. Within the first six months of his comedy career he made it through to the semi-finals of the BBC New Comedian of the Year, the North West Comedian of the Year Final, and later that year was booked to appear on the BBC7 Radio Showcase 'Spanking New'. Since then he has gone from strength to strength, adding TV appearances such as 'Jason Manford's Comedy Rocks' on ITV, and Comedy Central's 'Comedy Store Presents...'.
Combining surreal observations with wildly tangential imaginings, his off kilter set pieces have audiences fully immersed as he leads them, Pied Piperlike, down the charming avenues of his inner mind.
“One of my favourite comedians” - Jason Manford
“Like a mixture between Eddie Izzard and Peter Kay… with a guitar” - Stockport Express
“Uproariously funny” - Chortle
Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2018
Amused Moose National New Comic of the Year 2017
Great Yorkshire Fringe Comedian of the Year 2017
Hull Comedian of The Year 2016
Comedy Cellar Comedian of The Year 2016
Hilarity Bites New Act of The Year 2014
Multi-award winning stand-up comedian Jack Gleadow is one of the most unique performers on the UK comedy circuit today. He takes his inspiration from the golden era of variety; Jack is the One-Man Variety Show with the use of sounds, stories, jokes and a scooter!
In the words of Leicester Comedy Festival, after winning the prestigious 2018 Leicester Mercury Comedian of The Year award, "Jack bowled over the judges with his quirky set; a delightful blend of audience participation, wordplay and physical comedy".
Jack is in huge demand on the live comedy scene. As well as performing across the top UK comedy club such, Jack performed at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe where he performed every day as part of the Pleasance Comedy Reserve. He has also been on the road as tour support for Lloyd Griffith, and featured at Latitude festival’s main comedy arena - to a mere 3,500 people!
“Star potential - The sky's the limit” - Beyond The Joke
“An absolute natural” - Chortle
“Laugh out loud funny” - The Scotsman
Affable, quick-witted banter merchant, Dave Twentyman survived a childhood in St Helens by evolving rapid, startlingly-bright patter and a smile that he somehow stole from Barry Manilow. This is a man who could teach Teflon a trick-or-two but who remains vastly more fun than your average frying-pan. What higher praise can there be?
No matter what your mood, you really can't help but warm to Dave. He puts a big smile on everyone's face. His chatty, cheeky style endears him to the toughest of crowds. Dave talks a lot about the subjects closer to home, such as family life & friends. Its lighthearted, positive fun, you can't help relating to.
A regular performer at many of the best weekend clubs in the country, Dave has also performed at a number of music festivals over the years such as Leeds, V Festival, Download, etc
“Thoroughly impressed, best I've seen in ages. Great warmth and style” - Dave Spikey
“F**king Brilliant” - John Bishop
“Really like his stuff” - Jason Manford
This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.
Tickets for this show are only available in person from Bishop Auckland Town Hall, or telephone 03000 269 524