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Crook, August 29th 2019
29 August @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Rahul Kohli, John Gibson, and host Rob Coleman
Rahul Kohli is one of the fastest rising acts on the circuit; a young Geordie Asian man combining fierce political satire with surreal storytelling. In just a few short years, his debut solo show: Newcastle Brown Male gained critical acclaim at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival earning him a top pick of both BBC Radio 4 and the Huffington Post. It also gained him radio credits for BBC Radio 4's State of the Nation and BBC Asia Network's Big Asian Comedy Night.
On top of this he has gained writing credits for other Radio 4 shows, while performing at some of the biggest clubs around the country from the Stand up North to the Comedy Store down south.
In January 2017, Rahul became an award-winning comedian, winning the prestigious NATYS, formerly the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year Award.
“Dripping with erudite genius” - Fest Magazine
“Slick gag machine” - Chortle
“Kohli is not just performing for laughs; he is attempting to create some real art” - Broadway Baby
John Gibson makes people laugh. From the moment he stepped onto a stage in 2013 he never wanted to leave it. But he had to leave it, because living on a stage simply wasn’t practical.
A natural joke writer, John was being paid to write and perform comedy within a year of his first appearance. Now a regular on the comedy scene, he can be found providing laughs at comedy venues up and down the country.
Armed with strong gags and a relaxed stage presence he impresses as a confident performer. Having been blessed with many physical imperfections John has a lot of raw material for his self-deprecating humour, which he blends with observational comedy, satire and one-liners.
Rob has been a stand up for 10 years or so, performing his way around the country with a mix of beautifully written gags and true(ish) stories, together with some audience banter.
Along the way he has learned life lessons such as - 'never take a first date to watch you perform comedy' and 'there are no 24 hour petrol stations in rural Wales.'
He has become increasingly grumpy and his comedy focuses on (amongst other things) politeness, getting old and the joys of long term relationships.
Stand up is hard on Rob and also hard on his car, which has clocked up over 300,000 miles, mostly taking late night Highways Agency inspired diversions.
Away from stand up. Rob recently rowed across the Atlantic, becoming a world record holder in the process, and lives on a farm in rural Leicestershire.
“Presence aplenty and material to match” - One 4 Review
“Very strong and extremely funny... a naturally funny man” - Bedfordshire News
“What a nice man. Full of one-liners, he had the packed venue in fits of laughter... A definite must for a return visit” - The Joker's Club