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Redcar, March 22nd 2019
22 March @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Paul ‘Silky’ White, Keith Carter, Amy Gledhill, and host Dave Twentyman
Paul 'Silky' White
Silky has been a full time comedian since 1997. He did his first gig in 1994, and his fourth gig (the final of the 1995 BBC New Comedy Awards alongside Lee Mack, Daniel Kitson and Julian Barratt) was shown on BBC1’s Stand-Up Show. Other awards he has failed to win include the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year (prize-winning runner-up 2000), the Liverpool Echo Arts and Entertainment Award (the only person to be nominated twice: always the sodding bridesmaid).
Silky has performed internationally, including gigs in China, the Philippines, the Gulf, Singapore, the US, the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and all over Europe, including at the Glastonbury Festival, where no-one lobbed bottles of wee, much to his relief. He performed at the 2004 God’s Kitchen Global Gathering, the 2005 Big Bang at Santa Pod, and in the houseband for the Kilkenny Festival. Silky is also a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe, where he plays to full houses every year at The Stand Comedy Club.
“...a very, very funny fella... just brilliant” - John Bishop
“One of the comedy circuit’s most popular headliners... on the cusp of superstardom” - Yorkshire Life
“Among the best of the circuit... born funny” - City Life
“Always brilliant” - Metro
Keith Carter is known as one of the best character comedians on the circuit, so much so that many have not known he was in character. He doesn’t rely on wigs and silly costumes, Carter relies on sincerity. His most famous creation Nige has gained cult status amongst comedy fans and comedians alike and is seen as a comedy icon in his native Liverpool.
His unique ability to improvise and interact with an audience whilst delivering a perfectly honed set of belly-laugh gags and hilariously surreal stories has taken him across the globe, as well as working with, amongst others, Sean Lock, Reginald D. Hunter, Ricky Gervais, and Russell Brand.
Carter can count Johnny Vegas and Jon Richardson as fans of his work. His contemporaries like him so much that Steve Coogan’s company, Baby Cow, paid for his one man show Edinburgh run in 2012 and Craig Cash’s company, Jelly Legs, paid to make a half hour teaser pilot to be shown at the BBC of one of Carter’s characters.
“A character comic of rare skill” - The Guardian
“Carter is in danger of becoming huge” - Chortle
“Surely this man will have a sitcom in a few years time” - Metro
Caroline Aherne bursary winner 2018
Native Hullensian Amy Gledhill has collated the kind of awards portfolio that would shame a seasoned pro.
Brimming with natural warmth and charm, Gledhill takes the audience with her on a journey through hilarious stories and off-beat observations, leaving everybody feeling they've just made a new friend.
Not just a solid standup, Gledhill has also been turning her Midas touch to sketch as one half of The Delightful Sausage, who have just returned from the Edinburgh Fringe after an incredible debut year, hoovering up stars, acclaim and more importantly - gin.
“Silly, vivacious and very funny” - Richard Herring
“Deftly balances the daft with the intelligent” - The Skinny
“Commands the stage. Incredibly accomplished” - Funny Women
Affable, quick-witted banter merchant, Dave Twentyman survived a childhood in St Helens by evolving rapid, startlingly-bright patter and a smile that he somehow stole from Barry Manilow. This is a man who could teach Teflon a trick-or-two but who remains vastly more fun than your average frying-pan. What higher praise can there be?
No matter what your mood, you really can't help but warm to Dave. He puts a big smile on everyone's face. His chatty, cheeky style endears him to the toughest of crowds. Dave talks a lot about the subjects closer to home, such as family life & friends. Its lighthearted, positive fun, you can't help relating to.
A regular performer at many of the best weekend clubs in the country, Dave has also performed at a number of music festivals over the years such as Leeds, V Festival, Download, etc
“Thoroughly impressed, best I've seen in ages. Great warmth and style” - Dave Spikey
“F**king Brilliant” - John Bishop
“Really like his stuff” - Jason Manford