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Newton Aycliffe, October 2nd 2019
2 October @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Duncan Oakley, Danny Pensive, and host Tom Houghton
As heard on BBC Radio 4's "Shappi Talk", Duncan Oakley is an artschool dropout and songwriter who has performed live since he was fifteen and then joined the comedy circuit in 1999. Duncan performs an infectious mix of musical comedy and stand up with one of his trusty guitars - Maurice (Fender Strat), No.7 (acoustic) or his Les Paul (the Lezza) by his side.
With an eye and ear for the silly, rude, playful and downright irritating occurrences of life Duncan musters up songs that not only make you laugh, they bury into the recesses of your mind and find you a humming tune with a smile on your face 3 days later, confused and wondering where it’s come from.
A talented all-round musician Duncan can also perform with harmonica, drums & piano as a one man musical whirlwind, and is a regular at the biggest comedy clubs around the UK and also all of the biggest music festivals.
“Oakley's routine deftly mixes the tunes with the stand-up” - City Life
“There's laughter and there’s laughter and if you want to experience real mccoy, genuine, honestly felt, uncontrollable cachinnation the best place is at a Duncan Oakley gig” - Plymouth Herald
“...the encore had me in tears of laughter” - BBC
“...an excellent entertainer and musical/comedy genius well worth seeing!” - The National Student
Danny Pensive's offbeat comedy has picked up a cult following across the UK. Described variously as 'Vic and Bob meets Samuel Beckett', and the 'lovechild of Siadwel and Sarah Millican'. The South Wales Post hailed him as 'a truly inspired comedian. Gloriously deadpan and very funny’ and the BBC said he’s ‘a superb creation, brilliantly done’.
Danny has supported Milton Jones on tour, and played to sell out crowds in prestigious venues such as the West Yorkshire Playhouse, The Kingston Rose Theatre and the Udderbelly Southbank. Following a successful Edinburgh 2011, Danny took his debut show 'Danny Pensive's Map of Britain' on tour in the spring of 2012, and still regularly delights audiences at venues throughout the UK.
“Catch this comic idiot savant before Vic ‘n’ Bob snap him up” - The List
“Had them laughing in all the right places, with an audience who cheered him to the rafters” - Kendal Calling Festival
“Cutting Wit – There’s more to him than meet the eye” - Three Weeks
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
This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.