Ripon, April 7th 2020
7 April @ 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. Paul F. Taylor, Christian Reilly, and host Lee Kyle
Paul F. Taylor
Top Ten - Dave's Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2014
Three Jokes in Top 100 - The Mirror's Top 100 Jokes from The Edinburgh Fringe 2014
The award winning Paul F Taylor is a one of the UK’s most original and distinctive stand-up performers. His unique brand of humour fuses quirky offbeat one liners with surreal and observational flights of fancy to fantastical effect. Winner of the NATY New Act Of The Year for 2013, Paul’s persona of a lost bewildered fool sits perfectly alongside his gleefully madcap ideas.
Paul has also achieved notable success as a screen writer and actor. Milk! that he co-wrote and starred in, was the ShortCom Jury Select Winner 2015, and was in the official selection in LOCO, Nashville, LOL, Shortwaves, Glasgow and London Short Film festivals. Battlecock! that he also co-wrote and starred in, made it into the official selection at the BFI London Film Festival 2013.
“Brilliantly funny... a fantastically well-constructed set, Taylor performs sketches and characters alike with a convincing passion” - Three Weeks
“Brilliantly funny nonsense” - The List
“A slightly touched idiot capable of deceptively smart subversions of existence... Taylor evokes vivid visual imagery” - The Scotsman
Christian Reilly is both a Perrier and Chortle award-winning musical comedian with “sex, politics and rock 'n' roll” (The Scotsman) in the key of grrr.
As a former integral part of the Perrier award-winning show Otis Lee Crenshaw and the Black Liars, with comic/songster Rich Hall, Christian's career has taken him around the world three times. On his way, he received accolades at international festivals and numerous network TV credits in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Britain.
Now a solo stand-up performer, and headlining all the major comedy venues in his own right, Christian uses his dynamic guitar and vocal skills to target histrionic rock bands, musical theatre and morose indie musicians. He wrote and performed for 'That Was Then This Is Now' (BBC Radio 2) as musical counterpart to Richard Herring and Emma Kennedy, as well as giving his improvisation skills an outing on Radio 2's 'Jammin'.
“Blisteringly funny songs” - The Stage
“If you’re a fan of Bill Bailey or Rich Hall, you’re a Christian Reilly fan already” - The Guardian
“The funniest songs I’ve heard in a long time” - The Scotsman
In his never ending quest not to have a proper job, Lee Kyle spent time as part of an all male Spice Girls tribute act before spending a decade as a professional wrestler.
Managing the difficult trick of being both odd and relatable, he did a show at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 that he heard was well received but he doesn't read reviews because his psyche is too fragile to handle them so he isn't totally sure what they said.
Armed with props and a rapid gag rate he cuts a confident, if off-beat figure on stage. His jokes veer between the clever and the silly and deliver more than their fair share of belly laughs.
“Had everyone on their feet - Sublimely ridiculous” - The Northern Echo
“A brilliant performance.. Pure genius!” - NARC Magazine
“Quirky and original - the highlight of the night” - Giggle Beats
This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.