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Darlington, April 6th 2019
6 April @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
*** Tickets for this show are now sold-out ***
Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Nick Doody, Phil Cooper, Stanley Brooks, and host Will Duggan
Dave Gorman tour support
Nick Doody has been performing comedy since the 90s when, as a student, he got off to a pretty good start by supporting the legendary Bill Hicks, at Bill's request. A little later, Nick was a finalist in Channel 4's So You Think You're Funny? competition.
Since then he has performed all over the world: Ireland, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Estonia... You get the idea. He was the first British comedian to perform in Croatia.
Nick has appeared on various radio and TV shows, and is also much in demand as a writer. He has penned jokes for Joan Rivers, Lenny Henry, Dame Edna Everage and an uncomfortable number of Mock The Week regulars. He was also the creator and head writer of Bigipedia, a critically acclaimed Radio 4 show that broadcast in 2009 and 2011.
In 2006, Nick performed his first solo Edinburgh Festival show, Before He Kills Again. The show received rave reviews and sold out for the whole festival, leading to a run at the Soho Theatre. Since then, Nick has written and performed another six solo hours of stand-up, including the most honest title ever to appear on a poster, Look At This Massive Picture Of My Face.
“All hail Nick Doody... true comedy gold: polished, rich in material and a find among all the fools” - Metro
“This is simply the best unadulterated, gimmick-free hour of pure stand-up I’ve seen so far this Fringe” - Chortle
“A no-nonsense stand up comic who is genuinely funny” - Three Weeks
Phil Cooper is a unique comedy voice from Rhondda, and yet he doesn’t feel properly Welsh – he can’t sing, wanted to be a wrestler not a rugby player and he has never committed fraud with public money. However, his charming blend of storytelling and smart jokes bring something unique to any stage. A regular at venues throughout the UK, Phil has also gigged throughout Europe, combining this with work on TV, radio, and studio warm-up.
His hour long solo comedy TV special, which he performed in Welsh, aired on S4C in December 2017, and in 2018 he performed his new solo hour “One Phil Over The Cooper’s Nest” at The Edinburgh Festival.
“Makes comedy look simple, a true talent” - Fosters Comedy
“Impossible not to be drawn into his expertly delivered dialogue as he riffs off audience interactions - Top class comedian” - Ministry Comedy
“Very impressive. Had everyone in stitches. We will certainly be having him back again and again” - Eminent Comedy
Stanley Brooks is a high energy character act that parodies "The Apprentice" style business motivational speakers. With observations that skewer every corporate seminar and away day you were forced to sit through, Stanley is here to help give you the secrets to success (even if he hasn't really achieved it himself).
The country's leading inspirator, discover how to achieve your dream job (admin) as Stanley helps you teach yourself the skills you already know to become the winner you could be if only you made the effort.
As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra. Second place Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2016.
“Good comic instinct … deft lines and nice observations” - Chortle
Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner 2014 (Panel Prize for Funz & Gamez)
Will Duggan started performing comedy in 2009. Since then he has established himself as a dynamic and exciting new act and a quick and witty MC.
In the short time he has been performing comedy Will has been in the final of many prestigious competitions including Beat the Frog World Series 2011. He was nominated for Best MC at the 2011 Nottingham Comedy Festival Awards.
A natural either performing a set or hosting an evening, Will puts an audience at ease with his charming, friendly style.
“absorbs you so completely” - Chortle
“Watertight material and perfectly paced delivery” - Spotlight Comedy