Darlington, May 2nd 2020
2 May @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
*** Unfortunately, this show has been cancelled. Ticket refunds are available from original point of sale. ***
Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Jonny Awsum, Steve Day, and host Will Duggan
2017 Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist
A comedic whirlwind, Jonny Awsum has a special feel-good brand of musical comedy. He is the gag slinging guitar hero - audience members don’t just leave entertained, they leave as fans.
In 2017 Jonny was broadcast to huge acclaim on the nation’s biggest-rating ITV show, Britain’s Got Talent. Performing alongside Ant & Dec, Jonny won a standing ovation from the theatre audience, a unanimous vote of approval from the judges and was seen by 11 million TV viewers. Jonny made it all the way to the Live Semi-Finals, where he performed a musical extravaganza with David Walliams. Jonny loved the whole experience, his profile recieved a well earned boost, and his performances on the show have been viewed more than 30 million times on YouTube.
Jonny has been traversing the UK and indeed the world, armed with an impressive arsenal of jokes and his trusty guitar. He’s a must for comedy clubs, as his crowd-pleasing set sees Jonny regularly ending his sets to standing ovations and demands of an encore.
“Awsum's exuberance is infectious, pumping out into the crowd and lifting everyone's spirits… totally frivolous” - The List
“Jonny Awsum positively smashed this musical comedy show, taking the audience all the way with him. It's a dead simple, but absolutely cracking show. That’s entertainment” - ★★★★ - Chortle
“Awsum knows exactly how to get the crowd on board right from the start - he'll get you laughing from deep within your belly” - ★★★★★ - Three Weeks
Steve Day describes himself as Britains only deaf comedian, and if there are any others then he hasn't heard. Actually there are a couple of others who have started since he wrote that joke, but it's only a joke after all.
For the past dozen years Steve has been performing to huge laughter around the country and abroad - well, they tell him the laughter was huge to humour him, he doesn't know either way.
Married with five children (a fact nothing to do with not being able to hear the word 'No') Steve has been described as 'warm and witty' by the Scotsman and has received many other rave reviews whilst performing shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Chortle gave him five stars in 2007 for Deafy's Island Discs, a show The Sunday Times called 'Funny and Moving'.
“Revelatory and very funny” - The Guardian
“Warm, funny, frank and thought-provoking” - The Scotsman
“Wonderful” - Bath Chronicle
Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner 2014 (Panel Prize for Funz & Gamez)
Will Duggan started performing comedy in 2009. Since then he has established himself as a dynamic and exciting new act and a quick and witty MC.
In the short time he has been performing comedy Will has been in the final of many prestigious competitions including Beat the Frog World Series 2011. He was nominated for Best MC at the 2011 Nottingham Comedy Festival Awards.
A natural either performing a set or hosting an evening, Will puts an audience at ease with his charming, friendly style.
“absorbs you so completely” - Chortle
“Watertight material and perfectly paced delivery” - Spotlight Comedy
This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.