Newton Aycliffe, February 5th 2020
5 February @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Diane Spencer, Stephen Bailey, and host Tony Jameson
Diane Spencer is a UK based comedian, actress and writer, and is best known for her online comedy specials which are hour long stand-up comedy shows filmed in various locations. She has a growing online fanbase, with over 10K YouTube subscribers and 1.3 million views.
Diane has delighted audiences worldwide with her cheeky, dark and often edgy stand-up comedy. A dazzling performer, Diane captivates the crowd with her charming demeanour, cutting wit and skilfully crafted material. She has performed worldwide including at The Laugh Factory and the world famous Improv in LA, received critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and appeared on several TV programmes including Red Light Comedy Live from Amsterdam.
“She is a flame-haired, filth-firing force of nature, tossing the audience from open-mouthed incredulity to tear-filled guffaws” - ★★★★★ - Sunday Express
“Diane Spencer seems incapable of producing a show that is not worthy of the high praise she gains. Her honesty and unflinching sincerity makes you laugh harder than you could imagine and once she has you there really is no hope of her letting up” - ★★★★★ - The New Current
“Her wacky and irreverent storytelling will charm, shock and uplift you. Not for the fainthearted, but also not to be missed” - ★★★★★ - Three Weeks
Stephen Bailey is the host of Celebs on the Farm/Ranch (Channel 5) and has recently filmed Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Celebrity Mastermind (BBC One), Celebrity Coach Trip (E4), and the second series of The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2). It's been a busy few years for Stephen as he was the resident Agony Uncle on Zoe Ball on Saturday/Sunday (ITV) and a series regular on Big Brother’s Bit on the Side (Channel 5) until the end of their runs.
Stephen is also making noise on the comedy circuit with his trademark fun, charming and sassy style. He is a regular at major clubs around the country, and has also played major events such as Latitude & Stonewalls Summer Party. Most recently he has been seen supporting Katherine Ryan and Jenny Eclair on their UK tours.
In 2019, Comedy Central Live - Stephen Bailey; his first 30 minute stand-up special was released, and in 2020 Stephen will be seen as the new host of a returning Comedy Central series. He's also acted as warm up artist for ITV’s Loose Women and Let’s Lunch With Gino & Mel, and contributed to Attitude Magazine, Live Manchester, and the Huffington Post.
In 2015, his Edinburgh Fringe show was nominated for the Amused Moose Comedy Award (Best Show), and in 2020 he'll embark on a brand-new tour of the UK.
“A superstar in the making” - British Comedy Guide
“Stephen Bailey dominates the stage” - Chortle
“He's an arch-bitch with a winning smile, everyone's favourite gay best friend. Bailey's confident, funny & suitably rude” - The Review's Hub
Since starting in September, 2008, Tony Jameson has established himself firmly as one of the brightest prospects in the North East comedy scene.
With his whimsical rambling manner, or flight of fancy, Tony takes audiences on a tour of the inner workings of his mind and the strange things that happen in his life. Fleeting from whimsy to dark one-liners, before stopping for a cup of tea and a breather. It’s a bit like a small child who always asks ‘why?’ His observations are well thought out, keeping the audience on their toes and intrigued, eager to see where his journey will take them.
In 2014 Tony had an exceptional run at the Edinburgh Festival, following a sell-out run in 2013 with his critically acclaimed show Football Manager Ruined My Life, which he then toured throughout Winter 2014, before taking it back on the road in 2015.
“Tony Jameson delivered both an imaginatively amusing and well received performance...” - Three Weeks
“Terrific... Wonderful... Life-affirming stuff...” - The Skinny
“The latest Geordie with massive potential” - Yorkshire Evening Press
This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.
Note: Line-ups are subject to change in extreme, and unavoidable, circumstances.
Diane Spencer & Stephen Bailey – Newton Aycliffe – February 5th 2020
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