Topcliffe, April 2nd 2019
2 April @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Andrew Lawrence, Andrew Stanley, 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
Having performed worldwide at the Montreal, Australian and Edinburgh Comedy Festivals and becoming a regular fixture on the Kilkenny Cat Laughs Calendar, Andrew Stanley is one of the top comics working the worldwide comedy circuit today. Whether it's performing as resident MC in numerous clubs around Ireland, one of which is the legendary Comedy Cellar in Dublin, or as a quality act in his own right Andrew is always high energy and quick witted enough to keep audiences thoroughly entertained.
Andrew has travelled to the Adelaide Fringe Festival twice, performed at the Melbourne, Sydney and New Zealand Comedy Festivals and has been invited to the prestigious Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. He also travelled to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2006 where he teamed up with Australian comic Damian Clark in a show entitled 'I Dare Ya' (Great late night fun - Independent On Sunday) which was then turned into a highly successful TV show on RTE2 in 2007, still the highest rated debut comedy show on Irish TV.
He returned to Edinburgh in 2008 armed with 2 shows – His first debut solo show and his own brand of late night entertainment, Andrew Stanley’s Comedy Mish Mash, which returned the following year after receiving rave reviews.
“Natural and genuinely funny” - Galway Independent
“Hugely entertaining” - Kilkenny People
“Likeable, laid back comic” - Limerick Leader
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.
Andrew Lawrence & Andrew Stanley – Topcliffe – April 2nd 2019
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