Northallerton, May 7th 2020
7 May @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
*** Unfortunately, this show has been cancelled. Ticket refunds are available from original point of sale. ***
Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Stephen Bailey, Richard Massara, and host James Meehan
Stephen Bailey is the host of Celebs on the Farm/Ranch (Channel 5) and has recently filmed Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Celebrity Mastermind (BBC One), Celebrity Coach Trip (E4), and the second series of The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2). It's been a busy few years for Stephen as he was the resident Agony Uncle on Zoe Ball on Saturday/Sunday (ITV) and a series regular on Big Brother’s Bit on the Side (Channel 5) until the end of their runs.
Stephen is also making noise on the comedy circuit with his trademark fun, charming and sassy style. He is a regular at major clubs around the country, and has also played major events such as Latitude & Stonewalls Summer Party. Most recently he has been seen supporting Katherine Ryan and Jenny Eclair on their UK tours.
In 2019, Comedy Central Live - Stephen Bailey; his first 30 minute stand-up special was released, and in 2020 Stephen will be seen as the new host of a returning Comedy Central series. He's also acted as warm up artist for ITV’s Loose Women and Let’s Lunch With Gino & Mel, and contributed to Attitude Magazine, Live Manchester, and the Huffington Post.
In 2015, his Edinburgh Fringe show was nominated for the Amused Moose Comedy Award (Best Show), and in 2020 he'll embark on a brand-new tour of the UK.
“A superstar in the making” - British Comedy Guide
“Stephen Bailey dominates the stage” - Chortle
“He's an arch-bitch with a winning smile, everyone's favourite gay best friend. Bailey's confident, funny & suitably rude” - The Review's Hub
Since becoming a stand up in 2010 Richard has won Real Radio XS New Comedian 2012 and The Frog & Bucket's Preston Comedian of the Year 2012 and is becoming a regular on the UK circuit with his brand of filthy self depreciation.
As well as performing for many of the best independent comedy clubs in the country, Richard is a regular at one off events, charity gigs, and festivals. Also an accomplished actor, you may well have seen Richard on-screen in several films, or TV programmes such as Emmerdale and Hollyoaks.
“A very funny guy, with a wicked line in smut... produced a lot of laughter and earned lots of applause” - BSH Magazine
“Presence to spare and some wicked material” - One4Review
Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner 2014 (Panel Prize for Funz & Gamez)
Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee 2014 (Best Newcomer for Gein's Family Giftshop)
Offbeat, aloof, yet delightfully likeable, James Meehan is a current rising star of the British comedy scene. Unique and intelligent material sets him apart as a stand- up, with his writing chops proven once more as one fourth of the multi-award winning sketch group Gein’s Family Giftshop.
A move to Manchester saw James focus on comedy, embarking on a degree in contemporary theatre at Salford University, and it was here he met his fellow Gein’s Family Giftshop members. A regular on the Manchester comedy circuit since 2009, James threw himself into the City’s thriving stand up scene and just three years later his talent was recognized a runner up in Preston Comedian of the Year.
In 2013 James joined Phil Ellis as a cast member and writer on his critically acclaimed Edinburgh show “Unplanned Orphan”. In 2014, James was part of the cast of Phil Ellis’ Funz and Gamez, which won the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award Panel Prize, and in the same year Gein’s Family Giftshop were nominees for the Best Newcomer Award at The Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards. They are also winners of London Sketchfest’s Best New Sketch Act & The Audience Choice Award 2014.
“Refreshingly nonchalant” - Time Out
“Wonderfully deadpan” - Fest
“Razor sharp timing and cutting northern wit” - Shortcom
This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.