Bishop Auckland Food Festival Special Event.
Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Seann Walsh, Bethany Black, and host Rick Molland
Described as 'the best observational comedian of his generation' (The Guardian), Edinburgh Award nominee Seann Walsh's last UK tour show 'After This One, I'm Going Home' ended with standing ovations around the country.
A regular on TV, Seann has starred in Netflix's Flinch, Live At The Apollo, Tonight at The London Palladium, Celebrity Juice, Play To The Whistle, Virtually Famous, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Chatty Man, Stand Up Central and is a regular guest on The Jonathan Ross Show.
Not just one of the countries funniest stand-up comedians, Seann can be seen acting in Jack Dee's ITV sitcom Bad Move where he plays audience favourite, Grizzo.
Seann also regularly performs stand-up comedy in America and has appeared on the US chat show, Conan, whilst his DVD, Seann To Be Wild, was recorded at Hammersmith Apollo.
“Unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation” - The Guardian
“...with the looks, gags and charm to become something quite special, Walsh is this generation’s Dylan Moran” - Time Out
“Sharp, creative observational comedy from a precocious newcomer. See him now, before the stadium tour...” - Sunday Times
Bethany Black has been a professional stand-up comedian since 2004. Her debut show 'Beth Becomes Her' detailed the story of her being transgender, chronicling everything from her coming out through her transition and eventually falling in love. It was nominated for Best Debut at the Leicester Comedy Festival in 2008, eventually losing out to Sarah Millican.
Over the course of her career Beth has performed alongside some of the biggest names in comedy, including Alan Carr, Sarah Millican, Tim Minchin and Rhys Darby.
In late 2017 / early 2018 Beth filmed the role of Pocahantas for No Offence. Prior to which, in 2015 she was cast as Helen in Russell T. Davies multi channel shows Cucumber, Banana, and Tofu, where she was the first trans actress to play a leading role. In late 2015, Beth played 474 in Doctor Who.
“Her journey to Channel Four, ‘Doctor Who’ and steadily rising star status makes for hilarious if sometimes incredulous listening” - ✭✭✭✭✭ - Three Weeks
“Honest, to the point, and very, very funny” - ✭✭✭✭ - Arts Award Voice
“The anecdotes are pitched perfectly... very funny” - Chortle
Not many Englishmen can cut it as an MC in a Scottish Comedy Club - but that's exactly what Rick Molland does every weekend of the year.
An award winning film maker and former Scottish Comedian of the Year runner-up, having proven his comedy metal in some of the most formidable environments Scotland has to offer, including T in the Park, Rockness, and The Wickerman Festivals, Rick Molland is now resident compère at Edinburgh's Monkey Barrel Comedy Club.
“no-holds-barred comedy” - Edinburgh Evening News
“perfect for the role of compere” - Three Weeks
“ audacious” - The Scotsman
Tickets for this show are available in person from Bishop Auckland Town Hall, telephone 03000 269 524, or online at the Bishop Auckland Town Hall website. Note, ticket price also includes food. Please contact the venue directly regarding any dietary requirements.