Northallerton, December 5th 2019
5 December @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Chris Kent, Anth Young, and host Hayley Ellis
Hailing from ‘The Rebel County’ (That’s Cork for anyone outside Ireland), Chris gave up the day job as an electrician to pursue his calling in comedy. He emerged onto the Irish comedy scene in 2009 after winning the Bulmers Nuttin’ But Funny competition.
Chris’s anecdotal stand up comedy has made him a firm favorite in Ireland and in the UK. Fresh from selling out a 2016 Irish tour, Chris became a regular at the Edinburgh Festival and has performed all over the world from Australia to America.
Chris has appeared on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central on Comedy Central, was a guest panelist on RTE’s Next Year’s News, is a regular contributor to RTE radio, and has been hand-chosen to support a number of high profile acts including David O'Doherty, Dylan Moran, and Bill Burr.
“Breathes new life into anecdotal comedy” - ★★★★ The List
“Compelling storyteller, truly surprising, beautifully delivered” - The Scotsman
“Original, hilarious material. Among the best acts I’ve seen ” - ★★★★★ - The Mirror
Anth Young is one of the hottest new acts in the North East, having finished highly in a raft of new act competitions in the last few years, as well as performing to huge audiences in theatres around the country as tour support to Carl Hutchinson.
A regular at comedy clubs around the UK, Anth's career has really blossomed since finishing as runner-up in the Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year competition in 2017 - a year which also saw him placing highly in the hugely competitive English Comedian of the Year competition, and being a finalist in the North East New Act of the Year competition.
“Delightfully blunt and immensely endearing” - BBC
“...he has long career ahead of him” - Broadway Baby
Edinburgh Fringe: 25 funniest jokes of all-time - The Independent
Edinburgh Fringe: Best 21 jokes told at the festival in the last decade - The Mirror
Manchester comedian and former regular contributor to XFM’s breakfast show, Hayley Ellis has gone from strength to strength since she began performing.
A regular MC at gigs around the country, Hayley’s natural warmth and charm make her impossible to dislike, something which has become evident in her success in new act competitions throughout the UK.
Hayley has also become a regular sight gag contributor for the Russell Howard’s Good News television programme, and has appeared on MTV’s “Why aye love Geordie Shore” and “Comedy Set Lists” for Virgin television. She can also sometimes be heard on your wireless (Absolute Radio), and her sketches and jokes have appeared on Newsjack (Radio 4).
“Ellis is a talent” - Fest
“Hayley Ellis always makes me laugh off and on stage” - Sarah Millican
“A great hour of stand-up” - Northern Soul
This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.
Note: Line-ups are subject to change in extreme, and unavoidable, circumstances.
Chris Kent & Anth Young – Northallerton – December 5th 2019
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