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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Rob Deering, George Zach, Tom Little, and host Tony Jameson
Rob Deering performs stand-up comedy with music, using a guitar, a loop pedal and his voice to create impressive rock and pop soundscapes – and do jokes, of course. Along with being one of the most in-demand headliners on the UK circuit, he’s toured nationally and performed solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe many times since starting out in comedy in the year 2000.
Rob has performed throughout the world, in shows from the Middle East to Melbourne, Shanghai to the South of France, and he has appeared on any number of Radio and TV shows since starting out on 99 Things To Do Before You Die, most recently winning Celebrity Mastermind on BBC One.
“An evening in his company is nothing less than a joy” - The Independent on Sunday
“A highly impressive one-man soundscape powered mainly by energy and excellent guitar skills” - The Scotsman
“Ingenious and hilarious” - The Guardian
George moved from Greece to study Biochemistry in Newcastle Upon Tyne and, in doing so, avoided joining the Greek army for his national service. He discovered stand-up soon after and has gone to sell out his show Greek Tragedy at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and support Luisa Omielan on her Am I Right Ladies tour. Recent BBC One appearances include the One Show and numerous appearances on This Week, discussing the Greek financial crisis.
Fortunately for George it turned out that he has quite the grasp of the English language, and also the fine art of comedy, including his witty observations on dating Geordie lasses and helpful translations of everyday Geordie phrases.
“George Zach went down well with the crowd and got some of the bigger laughs of the night. Really likeable act should go far” - Giggle Beats
“Pulls it off well with a style that is thoughtful and unexpected” - Broadway Baby
“Accessible, likeable, his jokes are solid and his timing impeccable” - The List
Tom Little is a stand-up comedian, who won the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year award in 2015, was a finalist in the BBC Radio New Comedy Award in 2014 and performed as part of the Pleasance Comedy Reserve showcase at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe ('Hilarious' *****, The Mirror).
“A brilliant, loudly awkward set…. His material is somehow simultaneously incredibly sharply written and bluntly delivered; his routines are very funny, completely inventive, sitting perilously on the fence between allowing an audience to think they know what’s coming, and pulling something unexpectedly bizarre out of the bag” - Giggle Beats
“Little’s showstopping set-piece … made an immediate impact and it was no surprise that the judges felt that that he was the front runner” - Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke
“Tom’s original style and inventive material stood out in what was a stellar night of strong performances” - Leicester Mercury
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