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Thirsk, July 13th 2022

13 July @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm The Courthouse, Thirsk £8 – £10

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Scott Bennett, Kieran Lawless, and host Sully O’Sullivan

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Scott Bennett

Scott Bennett

As seen on Live at the Apollo
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's Live a the Apollo, 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


Kieran Lawless

Kieran Lawless

Kieran Lawless is an Irish comedian now based in Manchester. He has worked in comedy clubs across Ireland, the UK & Europe including supporting Patrick Kielty in Dublin's Olympia Theatre.

Well respected in his native Ireland, his television credits include; New Comedy Awards (RTE), The Takeover (RTE), and RED TV (RTE).

Kieran has also won numerous New Comedian awards including The Nothin Butt Funny Comedy award.

“exceedingly entertaining, highly energised and side splittingly funny” - NorthWestEnd.co.uk



Sully O'Sullivan

Sully O'Sullivan

Sully O'Sullivan has been declared a highlight of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival by The NZ Herald, a highlight of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival by The Scotsman, featured on Australian TV’s The Comedy Channel, hosted a sellout standup tour of Croatia, won Canada’s annual Improvaganza Tournament, and completed 2 UK national tours supporting cult Heavy Metal Comic Steve Hughes.

First stepping onto a standup stage in June 1998, Sully's talent gained instant recognition as he won his first national standup award less than 12 months later. 9 years on he’s featured in four seasons of New Zealand’s award winning TV standup showcase 'Pulp Comedy', been nominated for the NZ Comedy Industry's supreme award by the NZ Comedy Trust, and nominated by his fellow performers for the title of NZ's Best MC.

“Amazing” - NME

“A blast of hilarity” - Manchester Evening News

“A wicked sense of humour” - BBC


Note: Line-ups are subject to change in extreme, and unavoidable, circumstances.

Show may contain strong language and adult themes.


Buy tickets:

Tickets for this show can be bought online at www.ruralarts.org, in person from The Old Courthouse, or telephone 01845 526536.


13 July
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
£8 – £10
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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club


The Courthouse, Thirsk
The Old Courthouse, Westgate
Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1QS United Kingdom
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01845 526 536


Accessibility and seating:
Seating is unreserved, with seating theatre style. Access to the performance space is fully wheelchair accessible.