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Darlington, March 8th 2019

8 March @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Charity show in aid of Children with Cancer

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Markus Birdman, Jack Carroll, and host Matt Reed

Show details:

Markus Birdman

Markus Birdman

Markus Birdman is one of British comedy's most experienced and well-travelled performers. In demand all over the UK and abroad, Markus is a veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe with many solo shows to his credit and headliner status at all the top clubs.

He's performed at the Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth Comedy Festivals and was nominated by the New Zealand Comedy Guild for Best International Guest.

His international gig list would give Michael Palin a run for his money, with shows in Singapore, The Netherlands, Qatar, Bahrain, Austria, Spain, France, Norway, Sweden, Singapore, Switzerland, Finland, Cyprus and India to name a few.

Not to be missed, catch him in the UK before he jets off again.

“Delightfully comic. Controversial, personal and wickedly punchy” - The List

“A consummate comic... energetic, engaging, thought-provoking and funny” - The Stage

“Engagingly mixes the silly and the downright wrong” - Chortle


Jack Carroll

Jack Carroll

Jack became an overnight stand-up sensation after reaching the final of Britain’s Got Talent in 2013. His first audition on the ITV show has received over 20 million views on YouTube so far. Jack eventually came second on the show at just 14 years old and has since worked with the likes of Jason Manford and Vic Reeves, while also performing stand-up on shows such as ITV1’s Sunday Night At The Palladium and It’s Been A Funny Old Week. Most recently, he performed on the world famous series Live At The Apollo. He’s also appeared on CBBC shows such as The Dog Ate My Homework and 4 O’Clock Club.

Jack, whose cerebral palsy is often the subject of his act, was awarded a Pride of Britain Award in 2012 in the “Teenager of Courage” category. Jack opened for Jason Manford at three of his tour shows in 2010 as well as performing with him in 2013, and opening Jason’s tour show First World Problems at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. Jack has performed at various clubs and live events across the country, cementing his place on the national comedy circuit. Summer 2016 saw Jack perform as part of the Pleasance Comedy Reserve, his debut appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe.

“...A galloping comic tour de force” - Radio Times

“A revelation” - The Telegraph

“He’s saying what no one else can; it’s hilarious” - The Guardian


Matt Reed

Matt Reed

Born and bred in Sunderland, Matt's affable style has won him fans across the UK. He effortlessly plays with the crowd with a natural rapport that is found in few comics. Matt, always ready, never disappointing will always make a good gig - great.

In 2015 Matt took his debut show to the Edinburgh Fringe, retelling the four year ordeal of how he was stalked and cat-fished by an online admirer. The show won rave reviews from critics and audience alike, with Matt playing to sell-out audiences.

With so many gigs of every size under his belt, from audiences of 3000 to 30, there is pretty much no comedy situation Matt can't handle. As pleasant as he is wonderfully brutal, Matt is a welcome addition to any comedy night entertaining the crowd while skillfully destroying any heckler that crosses his path.

“Absolutely hilarious... had the crowd rolling around” - BBC

“Brilliant... always original one of the newest stars of comedy” - The Leeds Guide

“Brilliantly handled a very difficult room, this fashionably unkempt lad will go far” - Swansea Telegraph


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


Children With Cancer
Over the last 30 years Children with Cancer UK has funded over 200 research projects and helped fund research centres and respite homes across the country. Since 1988, thanks to your support, Children With Cancer have raised over £220 million to help the fight against childhood cancer. This show will help raise more vital funds for this very worthwhile charity.



Buy tickets:

In order to raise as much money as possible for the charity, tickets are only available to buy in person from Paul Cook, or by contacting us via email at info@hilaritybites.co.uk.


8 March
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm


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


The Dolphin Centre, Darlington
The Dolphin Centre, Horsemarket
Darlington, DL1 5RP United Kingdom
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