Newton Aycliffe, September 4th 2019
4 September @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Andrew Bird, Bethany Black, and host Rob Mulholland
Andrew Bird is a top headline act at venues up and down the country, and has performed all around the world.
He has been a tour support for Rhod Gilbert, Rob Brydon and on his recent arena tour Michael McIntyre - including Wembley Area and the O2 Arena. He’s also one of only seven comedians to perform for Banksy at Dismal Land.
An in-demand writer, he’s written on TV shows Jon Richardson’s Ultimate Worrier, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown ,and Lee Mack’s Duck Quacks Don’t Echo. Andrew is also a regular guest on BBC Radio’s The Rhod Gilbert Show, and has been the warm-up artist for TV shows including Taskmaster, Nevermind The Buzzcocks, Room 101 and Pointless.
“Comedy gold...Bird’s going to be a star, catch him close-up now” - The Scotsman
“Superb” - Time Out
“Birdie supported me on my arena tour and made me laugh every night. A truly excellent comedian” - Michael McIntyre
Bethany Black has been a professional stand-up comedian since 2004. Her debut show 'Beth Becomes Her' detailed the story of her being transgender, chronicling everything from her coming out through her transition and eventually falling in love. It was nominated for Best Debut at the Leicester Comedy Festival in 2008, eventually losing out to Sarah Millican.
Over the course of her career Beth has performed alongside some of the biggest names in comedy, including Alan Carr, Sarah Millican, Tim Minchin and Rhys Darby.
In late 2017 / early 2018 Beth filmed the role of Pocahantas for No Offence. Prior to which, in 2015 she was cast as Helen in Russell T. Davies multi channel shows Cucumber, Banana, and Tofu, where she was the first trans actress to play a leading role. In late 2015, Beth played 474 in Doctor Who.
“Her journey to Channel Four, ‘Doctor Who’ and steadily rising star status makes for hilarious if sometimes incredulous listening” - ✭✭✭✭✭ - Three Weeks
“Honest, to the point, and very, very funny” - ✭✭✭✭ - Arts Award Voice
“The anecdotes are pitched perfectly... very funny” - Chortle
One of the fastest rising comedians on the circuit, Rob Mulholland fell into comedy after finding a flyer looking for acts to appear at Harrogate Comedy Festival on the ground outside his front door. In the two years since, he has clocked up a huge amount of gigs all over the country ranging from tiny pubs to massive theatres (even performing to 2,000 bikers at an outdoor festival!), and can now be seen most weekends in some of the biggest comedy clubs in the country.
Just as at home as an act or compere, Rob mixes cheeky audience banter with his intricately woven, gag-packed stories; adding a touch of the absurd to his askance glance at everyday life. Rob is 17 feet tall, made of steel and can jump over a mini cooper from a standing start.
Rob won the Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year crown in 2015, and after finishing runner-up in the following year’s Great Yorkshire Fringe New Act of the Year competition has awarded himself the title of "Yorkshire’s Funniest Non-Musical Comedian". He was one half of the anarchic, late-night, yurt-based show #BlurredMinds at the 2015 Edinburgh festival and premiered his first solo show ‘Champion of Comedy’ at the Leicester Comedy Festival in 2016.
“Very, very tall and equally as talented” - Time Out
“Great delivery and a confident swagger... A riot” - Lancashire Evening Telegraph
“Perfect delivery... had the audience bursting into spontaneous applause” - York Press
This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.
Andrew Bird & Bethany Black – Newton Aycliffe – September 4th 2019
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