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Bishop Auckland, July 19th 2024

19 July @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Bishop Auckland Town Hall £11

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Duncan Oakley, Becky Umbers, and host Jon Pearson

Show details:

Duncan Oakley

Duncan Oakley

Award-winning comedy songwriter Duncan Oakley has been performing on the UK club and festival circuit since 1999. In that time Duncan has appeared on BBC3, Channel 4 and BBC Radio 4 as well as having a lead role as Eddie in Beat 24's feature film Frontman (a film that won awards but sadly never achieved major release despite Oakley being brilliant in it).

Proudly childlike, musical comedian Duncan Oakley can be playful and daft but is always infectiously funny.

Expect big laughs from your inner oaf.

“Leaping between stupidity and pure brilliance” - Yorkshire Evening Post

“Oakley's routine deftly mixes the tunes with the stand-up” - City Life

“Brilliant. A true, funny entertainer” - BAFTA winner Dave Johns


Becky Umbers

A small girl that gets big laughs, Becky Umbers is a multi-award winning comedian from New Zealand. With a unique take on life, and the voice to match, Becky won Best Debut at the 2019 New Zealand International comedy Festival and was nominated for Best Female Comedian NZ 2022 at the NZ Comedy Guild Awards.

Delivering an expertly crafted mixture of quirky storytelling and cheeky observations with a sly grin, she’s already made her mark in New Zealand and is ready to bring her charming sense of humour to the UK comedy scene.

“Becky Umbers quite knocks me over. She has developed a marvellous persona that’s a cross between a Barbie doll with a voice like water noisily going down a drain and a low-esteem item of jailbait” - Theatrereview.org.nz

“Umbers had us in stitches with her side-splitting stories…I felt that I was in a safe space, listening to the hilarious stories of someone I had known for years” - Ratworld Magazine


Jon Pearson

Jon Pearson

Jon began standup comedy in 2010, with his first performance at Birmingham’s Highlight Comedy Club. Cut to the present and Jon has become a regular face on the circuit, performing at prestigious clubs such as The Glee, The Boat Show & The Comedy Store, Jon’s career has even taken him overseas with performances in Spain, Norway and even as far away as Wigan (it is like being on another planet).

Jon is also a familiar face on at comedy festivals across the UK having taken three solo shows to the Leicester, Nottingham & Edinburgh festivals with the highlight of the all coming in the form of a sold out show at his home town Melton Theatre in Melton Mowbray.

Jon has also provided tour support for Darren Harriot on his UK 2018/2019 tour and Lucy Porter on her UK 2017 tour. Jon’s laid back storytelling has audiences hanging on his every word. With tales based around his own life experiences, his anecdotes are relatable and certain to have audiences in hysterics.

“Very tall and hugely funny” - Lucy Porter

“Brilliant” - Shropshire Star

“A natural ability for working an audience” - EdFringeReview.com


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


Note: Line-ups are subject to change in extreme, and unavoidable, circumstances.

Show may contain strong language and adult themes.


Doors open: 7:30pm
Show starts: 8pm

Buy tickets:

Tickets for this show can be bought online at www.bishopaucklandtownhall.org.uk, in person from Bishop Auckland Town Hall, or telephone 03000 269 524.

More information

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club


Bishop Auckland Town Hall
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place
Bishop Auckland, DL14 7NP United Kingdom
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03000 269524