Ripon, December 3rd 2019
3 December @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Keith Carter, Chris Kent, and host Tony Jameson
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
Replacing Damian Clark:
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
Since starting in September, 2008, Tony Jameson has established himself firmly as one of the brightest prospects in the North East comedy scene.
With his whimsical rambling manner, or flight of fancy, Tony takes audiences on a tour of the inner workings of his mind and the strange things that happen in his life. Fleeting from whimsy to dark one-liners, before stopping for a cup of tea and a breather. It’s a bit like a small child who always asks ‘why?’ His observations are well thought out, keeping the audience on their toes and intrigued, eager to see where his journey will take them.
In 2014 Tony had an exceptional run at the Edinburgh Festival, following a sell-out run in 2013 with his critically acclaimed show Football Manager Ruined My Life, which he then toured throughout Winter 2014, before taking it back on the road in 2015.
“Tony Jameson delivered both an imaginatively amusing and well received performance...” - Three Weeks
“Terrific... Wonderful... Life-affirming stuff...” - The Skinny
“The latest Geordie with massive potential” - Yorkshire Evening Press
This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.
Note: Line-ups are subject to change in extreme, and unavoidable, circumstances.
Keith Carter & Chris Kent – Ripon – December 3rd 2019
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