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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Gordon Southern, Peter Brush, and host Tom Houghton
Nominated for Best Comedy & Total Sell Out - Perth 2014
Nominated for Best Show - New Zealand Comedy Festival 2012
Total Sell Out Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2011-13
Gordon Southern is the international word clown. His upbeat and energetic delivery combined with his fantastically funny observational comedy & quick witted improvisation has secured his place as an audience favourite all over the world. He is one of the busiest comics in the UK playing everywhere worth playing. He is a regular at the world famous London Comedy Store.
Gordon is a regular headlining comedian on UK and International circuit, spending several months every year performing in Australia. A highly regarded international act, he's worked in many exotic & challenging places, including Afghanistan, The Falkland Islands, Kosovo & Liverpool. He's sold out a 700 seat theatre with a solo show in Mumbai, India, headlined the first ever Serbian comedy festival, and has regularly headlined in Singapore, Dubai, Cyprus and New Zealand.
Gordon made his Edinburgh debut in the highly respected Comedy Zone in 1997 and has since gone on to take up several successful and acclaimed solo shows, With 2012's "A Brief History of History" receiving award nominations at the New Zealand Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe.
He has enjoyed sell out runs at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival from 2011- 2013. Gordon also has a Time Out comedy award from his days with BBC Radio 4's Cheese Shop comedy sketch team.
“Top class all round” - Sunday Times
“Hugely talented... Very funny” - Time Out
“Razor sharp wit and cavernous imagination” - Evening Standard
A highly distinctive performer and deft writer of finely crafted jokes, Peter Brush has clocked up an ever-increasing amount of respect in his first few years on the comedy circuit. With his slight, bespectacled frame and scruffy hair, Brush unassumingly takes the stage before consummately conquering it with an arsenal of razor sharp quirky one-liners and peerlessly original routines, all delivered in an amusingly awkward fashion.
Peter has already been a finalist in a variety of local and national comedy competitions including the BBC New Comedy Award 2013, as well as winning the Harrogate Comedian of the Year 2012. He has also written for Radio 4 and supported Arthur Smith during his 2013 tour.
“An imaginative use of language and obtuse angles of thought that produce distinctive and eclectic gags... his best lines are inspired” - Chortle
“Yorkshire’s answer to Woody Allen” - Harrogate Advertiser
“The real standout performer for me was Peter Brush, whose slow build up to quirky one-liners had tears streaming down my cheeks” - Bridlington Free Press
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.