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Newton Aycliffe, April 3rd 2019
3 April @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Andrew O’Neill, Archie Maddocks, and host Lou Conran
Andrew O'Neill is an award-winning stand-up comedian, musician and writer. His distinctive voice and alternative credentials have set him apart and allowed him to carve out a unique place in the comedy world.
He has performed in over a dozen different countries, and is at home performing to rowdy weekend comedy clubs as much as to his own cult following. He is author of the book A History Of Heavy Metal, and his TV credits include Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Saxondale, 50 Years Of Rock Excess, The Blame Game, Spicks and Specks, and Good News Week. He also wrote and starred in his own award-winning Radio 4 stand-up show Pharmacist Baffler.
Andrew is also a founder member of the Victorian-obsessed punk band The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, whose distinctive anachro-punk gained a cult following and besmirched the stages of music festivals worldwide.
“clever comedy for those who like their laughs original, off-kilter and cliché-free” - ★★★★ - Three Weeks
“An increasingly distinctive, imaginative act... brilliant, genuinely unexpected lines are added to the mix” - Chortle
“He's got a natural optimism and love of silliness that leaves you feeling remarkably positive... a winning blend of polemic and off-beat whimsy” - The Guardian
Archie Maddocks is an exciting, likeable comedian whose quick and acerbic wit has earned him an excellent reputation gigging to audiences up and down the country. He has received rave reviews for his Edinburgh solo shows, and was named the winner of the Bath Comedy Festival New Act of 2014, whilst he was a finalist in the Amused Moose Laugh Off and New Act of the Year competitions in the same year.
As well as his impressive comedy CV, Archie is an accomplished playwright with his work being performed at The Orange Tree Theatre, The Lyric Hammersmith, and The Royal Court.
“Poignant, inventive and razor sharp” - ★★★★ - Broadway Baby
“Surely destined to rise through the ranks in the next few years... If he can keep coming up with gems like that the sky is the limit” - Evening Standard
“Amazing skill. Leaves everyone in stitches by the end of the show” - ★★★★ - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
Having trained as an actress, Lou has appeared in various guises on tele and in the theatre, including, Pressgang (ITV), Jo Brand Through the Cakehole (Channel 4), The Borrowers (National Tour), numerous productions for the Edinburgh Festival and the more challenging and ground breaking role of Sara Bear, for three long series, in CITV's, classic and memorable, the "Teddybears". (No, no one else has heard of it either).
Lou's comedy career started back in the mid 90's, doing improv comedy with various groups in and around London. This has continued into the naughties with her move to Manchester, where she began her stand-up career in 2005. Having made the final of several new-act competitions in the mid naughties, she has continued to gig at many of the biggest clubs in the country as both an act and a compere. Lou is also a founder member of the Smirking Room comedy clubs in Manchester & Leeds where she comperes regularly.
“Naturally funny” - Sarah Millican
“Absolutely hilarious” - Chortle
“As filthy as she is fabulous, Lou Conran is a superlative storyteller” - Edinburgh Guide
This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.