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Darlington, July 1st 2019

1 July, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Darlington Comedy Festival presents Rob Deering & Beat This

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Rob Deering

Rob Deering (Work in Progress)

Rob Deering is back with brand new stuff for 2019 – although you can be sure it will utilise his unique toolkit; stand-up comedy with music, using a guitar, a loop pedal and his voice to create impressive rock and pop soundscapes – and do jokes, of course.

Plus his knowledge of popular music and culture is second to none, and his face, smiley and approachable at first, turns out to be rubbery and preposterous.

Expect big beats, belly laughs and at least one earworm.

“highly impressive one-man soundscape powered mainly by energy and excellent guitar skills” – The Scotsman

“as sharp and versatile as a Swiss Army knife” – The Independent



Beat This

Rob Deering’s Beat This

The live music-based comedy pop quiz, featuring four top UK stand-ups.

A cult festival favourite – from the Big Chill, Machfest, The Green Man, and five years on the Edinburgh Fringe – Rob Deering’s Beat This is never the same twice, an alchemical mix of Deering’s superb guitar skills, an up-for-it and ever-involved audience and an impressive roster of fabulous – and equally up-for-it – contestants.

Previous guests include James Acaster, Alan Davies, Gary Delaney, Nick Helm, Nish Kumar, Sarah Millican, Phil Nichol, Andi Osho, Lucy Porter, Frank Skinner, Greg Davies, Josh Widdicombe, Tim Vine, and many, many more.

Rob Deering holds and brings this all together, his skills as master of ceremonies as important as his improvisation, musicianship and encyclopaedic knowledge of pop. He knows it all so you don’t have to.

“Employing live music mash-ups, megamixes (not enough of them nowadays) and music trivia, the nimble-fingered Deering pits comedians and the audience against each other” – Comedy Central

“An evening in his company is nothing less than a joy” – The Independent on Sunday



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1 July, 2019
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Accessibility and seating:
Seating is unreserved, usually cabaret style with tables. Performances take place on the first floor, and unfortunately there isn't a lift.


Old English Gentleman, Darlington
The Old English Gentleman, 99 Bondgate
Darlington, DL3 7JY United Kingdom
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