Crook, November 28th 2019
28 November @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Sam Avery, Ross Leslie, and host Sian Davies
Sam Avery wanted to be a rock star. It nearly happened.
Despite being signed up by BMG Records at the age of 17 (he had to resign from his beloved paper round), and subsequent tours with Motorhead and Ice T, the story soon took a familiar turn. Contracts were anulled, money was stolen and before he knew it he was back at the paper shop asking for his fluorescent bag back. He had crap hair anyway.
Subsequent jobs (including a brief stint as a stockbroker) failed to excite him the way the smell of sweat and snakebite had and it wasn't long before he turned to stand-up, soon making the final of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year competition, and finishing runner-up in the City Life North-West Comedian of the Year competition.
Friendly and enthusiastic, his observational style instantly puts audiences at ease allowing him to regale them with his tales of everyday life. Sam has gained a reputation for being able to spark the dullest of rooms into life with his warm, infectious humour and quick wit which makes him ideal as either an act or compere.
Sam is also known as The Learner Parent, the blog that he started which has lead to a best-selling book and sold-out UK tour.
“Quick wit and painfully funny” - Metro
“A must” - Sunday Times
“A gifted storyteller” - The List
Scottish comedian Ross Leslie is a regular at every comedy club in Scotland, since starting comedy in 2012. His material on being a father of a very large household has audiences delighting in the crazy images he brings to life. In 2019 year he took his debut solo show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Pretty Shy For A White Guy, at the prestigious Stand Comedy Club, earning a 4 star review along the way.
Ross has recently starred in the first stand-up comedy show on Scottish television for over a decade, the Comedy Underground, on BBC Scotland and iPlayer and is a regular writer and contributor to the station's Breaking The News satirical comedy show.
In 2018, in his third final, Ross finished third place in the Scottish Comedian of the Year competition.
“He had a robustly put-together set... with a nice variety of gags and pleasing turns of phrase” - Chortle
“Easy flow and solid gag rate” - The List
“Ross in an engaging and interesting comic, easy to listen to and has loads of laughs woven into his narrative” - ★★★★ - One4Review
Sian Davies is a stand up comedian, MC, presenter, and comedy writer based in the north west of England.
She won the Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year competition in 2018, and was a finalist in Nando’s New Comedian and Harrogate Theatre Comedian of the Year competitions in 2017. She was also a northern finalist of the Funny Women stage award 2018, and selected to take part in the prestigious Circuit Breakers showcase at the Leicester Comedy Festival.
Sian took two compilation shows to the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe which were both well recieved and an unprecedented success. Comedy Queers, a late night LGBTQIA+ showcase which sold out almost every night of the festival and Best in Class, a crowd funded profit sharing show featuring working class comedians which attracted huge media attention and earned several 4 star reviews.
Away from stand-up, Sian has written for 'Newsjack' on BBC Radio 4 Extra, and had sketches featured on 'And Then She Said A Funny Thing' live performance podcast.
“Excellent compere” - The Scotsman
“Sharp and focused... fantastic ability as a comedian and compere” - ★★★★ - Backstage on the Fringe
“Warm hearted and engaging comedy” - ★★★★ - Deadline News
Note: Line-ups are subject to change in extreme, and unavoidable, circumstances.
Sam Avery & Ross Leslie – Crook – November 28th 2019
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