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Darlington, July 30th 2019

30 July, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Old English Gentleman, Darlington £5

Darlington Comedy Festival presents George Rigden & Ben Van der Velde

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George Rigden

George Rigden: Spooning With Uri (Work in Progress)

As a child, George Rigden (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year nominee 2017) was friends with Uri Geller for two years. This is the bizarre but true story of that friendship.

In the wake of Operation Yewtree and the #MeToo movement, this is a tale that is as relevant as it is profitable (TBC).

A true story about friendship, autographs and cutlery.

As heard on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4. As seen on BBC One, BBC Two, and BBC Four.

“Deliciously dark” – Beyond The Joke

“A fine, wretched persona” – Chortle



Ben Van der Velde

Ben Van der Velde: Fablemaker (Work in Progress)

Jump into an improvised comedy adventure with this “master of audience interaction” (Huffington Post) as he raids the library of his fantastical imagination to create thrillers, romances, ghost stories and more original freewheeling tales that have never been told before and never will be again.

“Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue” – Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

“On flights of fancy, he pushes ideas to extremes and displays a crackling, spontaneous energy in which we’re swept up” – Fest

“His hit rate is impressive, while his in-the-moment style creates a buzz of excitement in the room” – Chortle



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30 July, 2019
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club


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