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Darlington, March 7th 2020

7 March, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm The Forum, Darlington £10

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Steve Shanyaski, Rob Kemp, and host Lee Kyle

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Steve Shanyaski

Steve Shanyaski

Endlessly charming, Steve's inherent warmth and cheeky, roguish twinkle shines through his material. Within the first six months of his comedy career he made it through to the semi-finals of the BBC New Comedian of the Year, the North West Comedian of the Year Final, and later that year was booked to appear on the BBC7 Radio Showcase 'Spanking New'. Since then he has gone from strength to strength, adding TV appearances such as 'Jason Manford's Comedy Rocks' on ITV, and Comedy Central's 'Comedy Store Presents...'.

Combining surreal observations with wildly tangential imaginings, his off kilter set pieces have audiences fully immersed as he leads them, Pied Piperlike, down the charming avenues of his inner mind.

“One of my favourite comedians” - Jason Manford

“Like a mixture between Eddie Izzard and Peter Kay… with a guitar” - Stockport Express

“Uproariously funny” - Chortle


Rob Kemp

Rob Kemp

Best Newcomer (nominee): Edinburgh Comedy Award 2017
Best Performer: Comedians' Choice Awards Edinburgh 2017
Best Show: Leicester Comedy Festival 2017

Rob Kemp is the "twisted genius" (The Sunday Times) behind 2017's smash hit festival show The Elvis Dead. The show garnered rave reviews and accolades, won multiple awards, and secured Rob's status as one of the most creative and original voices in comedy. He's since performed The Elvis Dead around the country including a hit run at the Soho Theatre.

In 2018 Rob encored The Elvis Dead, as well as performing a brand new show, Rob Kemp's Wheel of Shows.

2019 saw Rob return to Edinburgh for the third time with his latest solo show Moonraker 2: Moonrakerer. He also starred in Nick Helm's 'I Think, You Stink!'

“Twisted genius” - ★★★★ - Sunday Times

“Very funny” - ★★★★★ - BeyondTheJoke.co.uk

“Genius” - ★★★★ - Fest


Lee Kyle

Lee Kyle

In his never ending quest not to have a proper job, Lee Kyle spent time as part of an all male Spice Girls tribute act before spending a decade as a professional wrestler.

Managing the difficult trick of being both odd and relatable, he did a show at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 that he heard was well received but he doesn't read reviews because his psyche is too fragile to handle them so he isn't totally sure what they said.

Armed with props and a rapid gag rate he cuts a confident, if off-beat figure on stage. His jokes veer between the clever and the silly and deliver more than their fair share of belly laughs.

“Had everyone on their feet - Sublimely ridiculous” - The Northern Echo

“A brilliant performance.. Pure genius!” - NARC Magazine

“Quirky and original - the highlight of the night” - Giggle Beats


This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.


Note: Line-ups are subject to change in extreme, and unavoidable, circumstances.

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7 March, 2020
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club


The Forum, Darlington
The Forum, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG United Kingdom
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01325 363135


Accessibility and seating:
Seating is unreserved, usually cabaret style with tables. Performances take place on the ground floor, and the venue is wheelchair accessible.