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Darlington, March 2nd 2019
2 March @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Gerry K, Andy Field, and host Tom Houghton
Anecdotal, observational and refreshingly honest in style, Gerry's comedy is enriched by a somewhat unique perspective: Real name Gerry Kyei (pronounced “Chay”), Gerry was born in the East End, but grew up in rural Essex, as a rare black face in an almost totally white and very parochial area (a million miles away from the traditional Essex stereotype towns like Harlow, Basildon, Romford and Southend). In addition to providing some truly original insights into life in rural England, these early experiences have ensured Gerry's comedy delights an incredible range of audiences, often confounding expectations.
Starting in comedy as the result of a dare, his rise to headline act was a quick one, scooping a range of accolades along the way including; The Comedy Store’s ‘King Gong’, Metrolife Comedy Newcomer, and The Comedy Café’s Best Newcomer Awards.
Now a regular and in-demand headline act both in the UK and overseas, Gerry has played all of the nation's leading clubs including The Comedy Store, Jongleurs, Komedia. He is also a firm favourite on the corporate circuit and for after-dinner speaking engagements.
As an actor he has appeared on The Bill and Angelo’s and recently enjoyed a cameo role on Jimmy Carr's Xmas DVD. As a presenter, he's hosted the football forum with former England international and I’m A Celebrity bad boy Rodney Marsh and legendary Sky host Jeff Stelling for Zoo Magazine and has also guested on BBC Nottingham's 'The Breakfast Show'.
With his energetic and likeable personality, infectious joie de vivre and a beaming smile that warms up the coldest of nights, Gerry K is a truly feelgood act.
“Easily the best act of the night. He read the room brilliantly and his comedy stories were excellent” - BlogPreston.co.uk
BBC New Comedy Award Finalist 2017
Chortle One To Watch 2017
Winner of the Chortle Student Comedy Award 2015, as well as a finalist in the 2014 Leicester Square New Act of the Year, Andy has made an impact on the comedy scene with his unique style and fresh approach to traditional stand up.
A regular at festivals such as Latitude, Bestival, and Secret Garden Party, Andy is fast becoming a familiar face at top comedy clubs around the country. He has hosted his own web series 'In The Tub', in which he interviewed up-and-coming bands in the bath (of course). He has a Masters in Creative Writing from Brunel.
Andy has had many several successful Edinburgh Fringe runs, and returned to Edinburgh in 2017 with a brand new hour of sketch meets stand up, The Andy Field Experience, which garnered numerous 4 and 5 star reviews.
“A great show for an escape to the surreal, and laughing without always knowing or caring quite why” - The Skinny
“Stellar puns, great one liners” - Fest
“He has a surreal outlook, a set packed full of proper punchlines and a nerdy glee in sharing it” - Chortle
Tom Houghton was previously 1/5th of comedy troupe "The Noise Next Door" and is now taking the comedy circuit by storm with his quick wit, charming persona and ludicrous comedy songs.
Regularly performing up and down the country and abroad, you may even have caught him on Channel Fours "First Dates Hotel", or at his sell-out debut Edinburgh Fringe show, which went on tour in early 2018.
Strap in and be prepared to have your funny bones tickled and your levels of decency questioned by one of the hottest new acts around.
“this unexpected tour de force warrants a 21-gun salute” - ★★★★ – The Daily Telegraph
“Please take my advice. Get a ticket today. Tomorrow may well be too late. A Star is Born” - ★★★★★ – One 4 Review
“The long awaited male answer to Bridget Jones made flesh” - ★★★★ – The Daily Telegraph
This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.