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Bishop Auckland, March 25th 2022

25 March @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Bishop Auckland Town Hall £8 – £10

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Duncan Oakley, Kate McCabe, and host Mike Milligan

Show details:

Duncan Oakley

Duncan Oakley

As heard on BBC Radio 4's "Shappi Talk", Duncan Oakley is an artschool dropout and songwriter who has performed live since he was fifteen and then joined the comedy circuit in 1999. Duncan performs an infectious mix of musical comedy and stand up with one of his trusty guitars - Maurice (Fender Strat), No.7 (acoustic) or his Les Paul (the Lezza) by his side.

With an eye and ear for the silly, rude, playful and downright irritating occurrences of life Duncan musters up songs that not only make you laugh, they bury into the recesses of your mind and find you a humming tune with a smile on your face 3 days later, confused and wondering where it’s come from.


A talented all-round musician Duncan can also perform with harmonica, drums & piano as a one man musical whirlwind, and is a regular at the biggest comedy clubs around the UK and also all of the biggest music festivals.




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

“There's laughter and there’s laughter and if you want to experience real mccoy, genuine, honestly felt, uncontrollable cachinnation the best place is at a Duncan Oakley gig” - Plymouth Herald

“...the encore had me in tears of laughter” - BBC

“...an excellent entertainer and musical/comedy genius well worth seeing!” - The National Student

 

Kate McCabe

Kate McCabe

American comic Kate McCabe moved to Manchester from the US over a decade ago with her Scottish partner - putting the wheels in motion shortly after George W Bush was elected for a second term as President!

Growing up in Erie, Pennsylvania, Kate studied theatre arts at New York University, and following her passion for stand-up comedy, Kate continued to make us laugh, perforning throughout New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New Jersey and the UK.



When not performing stand-up, she also writes and performs with Manchester-based sketch group The Tourists, hosts her own alternative comedy night, Sidekick Comedy, in Manchester's Gay Village, and also performs improv with ComedySportz - the Manchester-based comedy troupe who battle it out for the biggest laughs.


“Delivers strong material with aplomb” - Three Weeks

“McCabe stormed the venue... a thorough delight to watch” - Arts in Leicester

“McCabe’s material is consistently good, often making the room spin with laughter” - The Student Journal

 

Replacing Brennan Reece:

Mike Milligan

Mike Milligan

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

 

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.


Timings

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

Venue

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

Other

Accessibility and seating:
Seating is unreserved, usually cabaret style with tables. Performances take place on the first floor, and is fully wheelchair accessible.
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