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Topcliffe, April 2nd 2019
2 April @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Andrew Lawrence, Andy White, and host Lou Conran
BBC New Comedy Award Winner 2004
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2006
Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee 2007
Chortle Award Best Headline Act Nominee 2010
With six national tours behind him, as well as multiple comedy award wins and nominations, appearances on Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, and Stand-Up For The Week (where he was a series regular), and several Radio 4 series, Andrew Lawrence is one of the most celebrated stand-up comedians of his generation.
Described as the 'Leonard Cohen of comedy', Andrew Lawrence is the master of his game. Andrew's live performances have gained international recognition as he has played at all the top comedy festivals enjoying mass critical acclaim. He has twice performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and at the 2009 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.
Also a talented actor, Andrew was a regular for three series on the BBC3 hit show Ideal playing the role of Marco.
“Superbly intelligent, highly articulate and deeply sour” - The Spectator
“Anyone who gives this spikily inventive performer the time of day will realise they're in the presence of an A-list talent” - The Guardian
“... a hard act to follow” - Chortle
Replacing Andrew Stanley:
Andy White is an energetic, confident and silly Brummie who combines silly voices and a mad afro to devastating comic effect. Andy has numerous media appearences, including the BBC New Comedy Awards on BBC Choice, Brand Spanking New on BBC Radio 7, and his winning performance on the Weakest Link comedian's special! His appearance on the BBC quiz show featured in his five star (***** Three Weeks) Edinburgh show, It Started With A Quiz in 2007. This followed on from his well-received one man show at the 2005 Leicester Comedy Festival: Young, Gifted and Beige.
Andy escaped from a call centre to become a stand up comic who mixes silly voices and faces with observational humour, topical humour and his mixed race background. He can do material that's clever, cheeky, sick or just silly and his performance can shift from deadpan to loud and physical. Andy has played to a wide variety of audiences, adults and children, both at home and abroad, in comedy clubs, theatres, universities, radio and TV shows, and at corporate entertainment events. He regularly headlines up and down the UK and has worked with all the major chains and comedy promoters along the way. Overseas, he's performed in Monte Carlo, Berlin, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai amongst others.
“Had me exercising my pelvic floor muscles to avoid an accident” - BBC
“Undeniably entertaining” - Chortle
“Oozes talent” - What's On Magazine
Having trained as an actress, Lou has appeared in various guises on tele and in the theatre, including, Pressgang (ITV), Jo Brand Through the Cakehole (Channel 4), The Borrowers (National Tour), numerous productions for the Edinburgh Festival and the more challenging and ground breaking role of Sara Bear, for three long series, in CITV's, classic and memorable, the "Teddybears". (No, no one else has heard of it either).
Lou's comedy career started back in the mid 90's, doing improv comedy with various groups in and around London. This has continued into the naughties with her move to Manchester, where she began her stand-up career in 2005. Having made the final of several new-act competitions in the mid naughties, she has continued to gig at many of the biggest clubs in the country as both an act and a compere. Lou is also a founder member of the Smirking Room comedy clubs in Manchester & Leeds where she comperes regularly.
“Naturally funny” - Sarah Millican
“Absolutely hilarious” - Chortle
“As filthy as she is fabulous, Lou Conran is a superlative storyteller” - Edinburgh Guide
This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.