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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Noel James, Bethany Black, Sam Gore, and host Tom Houghton
*** Tickets for this show are now sold-out ***
Britain's Got Talent 2018 semi-finalist
Noel James has been making people laugh for over 25 years and much of stand-up's royalty has cited him as being a big influence: from Tim Vine and Milton Jones, to Frank Skinner and Dylan Moran.
Noel is surreal, bizarre, absurd, intelligent, and yet, somehow strangely attractive. He's an accessible act who generally goes down well anywhere; his best lines would grace any comedian's repertoire, whilst the worst would shame a cracker factory. Highly original and just plain ridiculous.
“Liberates the lunatic side to our personalities - brilliantly!” - Time Out
“Stands out like a droll giant in a comedy land of trite dwarfs” - The Independent
“Huge fan!” - The Sunday Times
Bethany Black has been a professional stand-up comedian since 2004. Her debut show 'Beth Becomes Her' detailed the story of her being transgender, chronicling everything from her coming out through her transition and eventually falling in love. It was nominated for Best Debut at the Leicester Comedy Festival in 2008, eventually losing out to Sarah Millican.
Over the course of her career Beth has performed alongside some of the biggest names in comedy, including Alan Carr, Sarah Millican, Tim Minchin and Rhys Darby.
In late 2017 / early 2018 Beth filmed the role of Pocahantas for No Offence. Prior to which, in 2015 she was cast as Helen in Russell T. Davies multi channel shows Cucumber, Banana, and Tofu, where she was the first trans actress to play a leading role. In late 2015, Beth played 474 in Doctor Who.
“Her journey to Channel Four, ‘Doctor Who’ and steadily rising star status makes for hilarious if sometimes incredulous listening” - ✭✭✭✭✭ - Three Weeks
“Honest, to the point, and very, very funny” - ✭✭✭✭ - Arts Award Voice
“The anecdotes are pitched perfectly... very funny” - Chortle
A confident and original young act with a brilliant command of language, Sam’s been wowing crowds and rapidly climbing the comedy ladder. Having cemented his position as one of the best new performers on the circuit with no less than five New Act of the Year titles (including the Hilarity Bites title in 2008), he’s gone on to impress everywhere from weekend clubs to music festivals, biker rallies and theatres.
Sam made his solo debut at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015, winning plaudits from audiences for his show "The Cryptid Crossword", whilst also appearing in the highly regarded AAA Comedy showcase at The Pleasance. In 2010 Sam appeared in the double-header show A Calculated Risk as part of the Free Festival. In 2011 he returned to the Fringe as part of the Amused Moose Laugh-Off showcase, having won his way through to the final of that competition as well. Sam is also a hugely accomplished writer, plying his trade on shows such as Russell Howard's Good News and Chris Addison's Show & Tell.
“The jokes are as cruel as they are funny, i.e. very... a class act indeed” - Chortle
“Superbly crafted gags that showcase a vivid use of imagery and language... great wordplay, refreshing honesty and a wonderfully dark view of life” - Giggle Beats
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