Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Christian Reilly, Scott Bennett, and host Lee Kyle
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
Best show Nominee Leicester Comedy Festival 2019
Amused Moose Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee
Star of lock-down hit Stand-Up From The Shed, Scott Bennett is a multi-award winning act, and one of the most popular headliners currently performing in the UK. Delivering wry observations on the absurdity of modern living, his sharply-written routines, drawn from real-life experiences have been delighting audiences across the country.
In 2018 and 2019 Scott was tipped as one of the "ones to watch" by respected industry online magazine, Chortle, following a series of highly rated solo shows, award nominations, and a high-profile tour support slot with TV's Rob Brydon.
As well as working as a succesful stand up comic in his own right, Scott has written for high profile acts including Jason Manford, is a writer for The Chris Ramsey show for Comedy Central and has written for the News Quiz on BBC Radio 4.
Scott has also appeared on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, The Now Show, The Likely Dads and Elephant in the Room with Sarah Millican, The Summer Festival with Daliso Chaponda, The Comedy Club with Arthur Smith, and Knock Knock with Helen Lederer. He also featured on the BBC One show, Live from The Edinburgh Fringe.
“Fabulous turns of phrase and pungent expressions, superb character creations” - Chortle
“Great material, great delivery, a very funny man” - Rob Brydon
“Brilliantly funny, a joy to watch” - Chris Ramsey
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.
Note: Line-ups are subject to change in extreme, and unavoidable, circumstances.
Christian Reilly & Scott Bennett – Ripon – July 6th 2021
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