Ripon, February 4th 2020
4 February @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Diane Spencer, Daliso Chaponda, and host Aaron Twitchen
Diane Spencer is a UK based comedian, actress and writer, and is best known for her online comedy specials which are hour long stand-up comedy shows filmed in various locations. She has a growing online fanbase, with over 10K YouTube subscribers and 1.3 million views.
Diane has delighted audiences worldwide with her cheeky, dark and often edgy stand-up comedy. A dazzling performer, Diane captivates the crowd with her charming demeanour, cutting wit and skilfully crafted material. She has performed worldwide including at The Laugh Factory and the world famous Improv in LA, received critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and appeared on several TV programmes including Red Light Comedy Live from Amsterdam.
“She is a flame-haired, filth-firing force of nature, tossing the audience from open-mouthed incredulity to tear-filled guffaws” - ★★★★★ - Sunday Express
“Diane Spencer seems incapable of producing a show that is not worthy of the high praise she gains. Her honesty and unflinching sincerity makes you laugh harder than you could imagine and once she has you there really is no hope of her letting up” - ★★★★★ - The New Current
“Her wacky and irreverent storytelling will charm, shock and uplift you. Not for the fainthearted, but also not to be missed” - ★★★★★ - Three Weeks
Britain's Got Talent finalist 2017
Daliso shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent and has gone on to amass over 100 million YouTube views, write and star in his critically acclaimed Radio 4 show Citizen of Nowhere, and appear on QI, The Apprentice: You’re Fired, News Quiz and The Now Show.
Daliso began his comedy career in Canada with the acclaimed one man show ‘Feed This Black Man’. Following this, he began honing his craft in comedy clubs across the country, and now he regularly appears in comedy clubs and theatres across the around the world. He has been part of the Melbourne, Edinburgh, Singapore, Cape Town, and Montreal Festivals, as well as touring the UK.
In addition to stand up and radio, Daliso is also a prolific fiction writer. He has published science fiction, murder mysteries and fantasy fiction in numerous magazines and anthologies.
“Full of sharp one-liners and well crafted gags... a real talent to look out for” - ★★★★ - Metro
“He is hot property” - Evening Standard
“An expert entertainer. Gets laughs from topics other comedians shun” - The Guardian
Aaron Twitchen is a stand up, actor, aerialist, and living stereotype.
As well as featuring on BBC Radio 4, he was listed in Metro's top 5 RomComs and has provided tour support for Luisa Omielan. He has also been releasing his sketch series, DiscoBlonde, in weekly instalments, and in its first six weeks it has enjoyed upwards of eighteen thousand views.
Away from comedy, Aaron has supported bands at music festivals, and is an accomplished stage actor and improviser. Unusually, he is also a trained circus act, concentrating particularly on aerial skills and trapeze work, which has allowed him to tour circus theatres throughout the country and teach young people.
“Twitchen's a terrific host, kind and self-deprecating with plenty of catty put-downs” - The Skinny
“Twitchen is an assured stand-up and navigates both his material and his venue with style... He is a flexible improviser, in tune with the spirit of live comedy” - Broadway Baby
“Hilarious, warm, energetic and capable of busting some serious moves. Twitchen is a quadruple threat” - The Skinny
This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.
Note: Line-ups are subject to change in extreme, and unavoidable, circumstances.
Diane Spencer & Daliso Chaponda – Ripon – February 4th 2020
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