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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Gavin Webster, Mike Newall, and host Rick Molland
2014 Comedian's Comedian of the Year winner
Gavin Webster has been on the rise. He’s been on the rise for over twenty years. After making his modest debut in a pub in Gateshead in February 1993 he's done about three thousand gigs from Aberdeen to Abu Dhabi, Manchester to Melbourne and Hartlepool to Hong Kong.
Gavin Webster's shows are high octane, close to the bone and quick fire, with many gag to the minute routines, peppered with sardonic songs that are finished by the time you decide you need to complain about them. Black humour, observations and moronic jokes complete the unique and stand-alone experience of seeing this greatly original, angry comedian.
Very much the last ever punk rocker, people that take to Gavin Webster are fans for life and stay loyal to him throughout. His unique style has brought him praise and attention from throughout the national media, as well as many roles on TV and radio, including an appearance on Never Mind The Buzzcocks.
“Funny, clever and as brilliantly observed as you’ll find” - The Scotsman
“Palpably funny” - ★★★★★ - Herald
“His daftness is little short of surreal genius” - The Stage
A gentle, amiable power-house of a comic, Mike’s timing is the envy of performers with ten times the experience and is living proof that you can’t learn to be funny, some people just are. Since making his debut in 2003, he has toured the country honing his skills and is now a force to be reckoned with.
A talent who audiences, colleagues and industry-types alike are really sitting up and taking notice of, Mike Newall is the future of the Manchester scene, as cheering crowds from Penzance to Inverness will happily testify.
A regular on the festival circuit since 2010, Mike has performed four well-received Edinburgh Fringe shows, as well as supporting Alun Cochrane on several UK tours.
“well-crafted jokes, great call-backs and a wonderfully dry delivery” - Three Weeks
“There’s something strangely elegiac about these modest little insights into his life that make them more than just average observational comedy... Impressive stuff” - Chortle
“Perfectly crafted … Pin sharp, his control is deft and his hair is immaculate” - The Scotsman
Not many Englishmen can cut it as an MC in a Scottish Comedy Club - but that's exactly what Rick Molland does every weekend of the year.
An award winning film maker and former Scottish Comedian of the Year runner-up, having proven his comedy metal in some of the most formidable environments Scotland has to offer, including T in the Park, Rockness, and The Wickerman Festivals, Rick Molland is now resident compère at Edinburgh's Monkey Barrel Comedy Club.
“no-holds-barred comedy” - Edinburgh Evening News
“perfect for the role of compere” - Three Weeks
“ audacious” - The Scotsman
This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.