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Crook, November 28th 2019
28 November @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Sam Avery, Ross Leslie, and host Danny Deegan
Ticket for this show are now sold-out
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
Replacing Sian Davies:
Danny Deegan is a comedian, writer and actor who began performing in 2003 and has since risen steadily through the ranks of some of the most prestigious comedy clubs in the UK. His tales of mischief and the characters he creates have kept audiences all over the country enthralled as he weaves in and out of the people he has met travelling. His talent and likability coupled with a confident swagger see him as one of the most popular acts in the North.
Fresh from a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, where he received rave reviews, Danny also recently performed a headline set at the Green Man festival in South Wales getting a great reception from the 400 people in the marquee and being asked to wrap up for Manchester band Doves after their headline set in front of 12,000 people.
Outside of live work Danny has made several TV and radio appearances. From being a guest on Radio GMR to having his own show "Afternoons with Danny Deegan" on CAT FM in Crewe. His TV credits include appearances on "Made in the North" and "The Adam and Shelley Show" to name but two.
“His seamless interactions with the crowd demonstrate that he’s a natural-born comedian... appealing to both the young and old, female and male” - Three Weeks
“Charming, witty and most importantly funny” - Metro
“Deegan has a mature confidence in his abilities” - Chortle