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Hartlepool, December 7th 2023

7 December @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool £10

Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Black Liver, Chris Cantrill, host Catherine Young & support

Show details:

Black Liver

Black Liver

Ruth is from Blackpool.

Keith is from Liverpool.

Together they are BLACK LIVER.

Born out of the boredom of lockdown 2020, Black Liver (AKA comics Keith Carter and Ruth Cockburn) has become a surprise hit. The rock ‘n’ roll comedy duo are currently on nationwide tours with two of their shows, putting sounds and words together to make you smile inside and out.

“Iconic” - The Forgotten Arts Festival

“Theatre, comedy, musical, cabaret... you get them all with these two!” - Stage Handed Magazine

“Part music duo, part double act - Black Liver are that quirky couple you want as your best friends...” - Northern Uproar


Chris Cantrill

Chris Cantrill

Chris Cantrill is a comedian, writer and actor hailing from West Yorkshire but now resident in the North East. His unique delivery mixes lightly surreal observations with densely packed quick-fire jokes.

Since making his television debut on Harry Hill’s Clubnite (Channel 4), Chris has frequently appeared in productions for TV including Alma’s Not Normal (BBC 2), Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared (Channel 4), The Emily Atack Show (ITV 2). He has a BBC Radio 4 series in development and has written for Dave, Channel 4, BBC Radio 2, Cbeebies and CBBC.

As half of the acclaimed sketch double act The Delightful Sausage, Chris has been twice nominated for the ‘Best Show’ award at the Edinburgh Festival (2019 and 2022). Chris and Amy have appeared on Harry Hill’s Clubnite (Channel 4), Question Team (Dave) and as series regulars for Late Night Mash (Dave). They’ve also had their own special on BBC Radio 2 (The Delightful Sausage on: Staycations) and web series for Dave (Great Britain: Wide Open & Ready).

“Absolutely inspired” - ★★★★★ - Fest Magazine

“One of the best voices for comedy on the circuit” - ★★★★ - Chortle

“A devotion to finding the funny” - ★★★★ - The Times


Catherine Young

Catherine Young

Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year 2019

Winner of the Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year 2019, Catherine is quickly making a name for herself as one of the most exciting new acts to come out of the North-East in recent years.

Catherine occasionally absconds from Middlesbrough and the general misery of life, by running round the UK comedy circuit looking for anyone who will listen to her.

From North East and Irish decent, Catherine loves drinking, dancing and telling lies. Her comedy is light-hearted, full of mischievous stories and a warm and friendly humour that provides a short break from the stresses that life deals to us all.



This show will also feature support from several new acts, and established acts performing new material.


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

Show may contain strong language and adult themes.


Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 7:30pm

Buy tickets:

Tickets for this show are £10 per person, with doors opening at 7pm and the show starting at 7:30pm. Tickets can be bought from the link below, See Tickets, TicketMaster, Skiddle, or contact the venue directly.

Black Liver & Chris Cantrill – Hartlepool – December 7th 2023

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