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Topcliffe, August 6th 2019
6 August, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Lost Voice Guy, Allyson June Smith, Howard Walker, and host Hayley Ellis
Lee Ridley (Lost Voice Guy)
Britain's Got Talent winner - 2018
Lee Ridley AKA Lost Voice Guy may not be able to talk, but he definitely has something to say, and his comedy will leave you speechless.
Since making his first stand up performance in February 2012, Ridley has gained quite the reputation for being both very funny and very unique.
He's gigged across the country performing at clubs and small venues, and has warmed up at Tour shows for the likes of Ross Noble, Patrick Kielty, Jason Manford and Jason Cook.
In 2014 he won the BBC New Comedy Award and went on to became the winner of ITV’s highest rated show, Britain’s Got Talent, in 2018; the first comic ever to win the show.
Lee’s other credits include his own sitcom BBC Radio 4 sitcom, Ability, Live at the Apollo for BBC, and in late 2018 he completed a huge nationwide theatre tour before releasing his debut book in May 2019.
“Funny, personal, occasionally shocking and frequently mischievous” - The Independent
“Finding humour in strange places is one of Lost Voice Guy’s strengths” - The Guardian
“a show that will open your eyes, put fire in your belly and make you laugh guiltily at its frankness and levity” - ★★★★★ - Metro
Allyson June Smith
Since 2000, Allyson June Smith has been tickling Canada's comedy scene from the moment she put down the chalk brush and picked up a mic. Playing to packed rooms has become like another day in the classroom for this former school teacher.
Her credits include her own hour long Comedy Now special, appearances on CBC Radio's hit show The Debaters, and the Winnipeg, Halifax and Just For Laughs Festivals, to name just a few. A multiple Canadian Comedy Award nominee for Best Female Stand-Up, she performs for audiences ranging from corporations to the most rural of gatherings. Whether she was the host, support, or headliner, she's delighted them all.
After working her way across Canada, Allyson now has taken her craft to the UK. Using her sassy blend of in-your-face stand-up and hilariously insightful commentary, she now works for major UK promoters and comedy clubs.
It is her genuine and unique sense of humor, combined with excellent performance timing, that has made audiences laugh. This teacher-come-comic is ready to show international audiences why she is a sought-after fan favourite.
“Simply one of the funniest comedians I’ve ever worked with” - Jason Manford
“Yet another hilarious Canadian with great hair” - Stewart Francis
“Ultra likeable and versatile” - Now Magazine Toronto
Hirsute, hospitable, and h-engaging, Howard hails from Yorkshire and proffers oodles of warmth with observations on everyday life. Comedy Cellar New Act Award winner and Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year finalist, with captivating stories he travels the UK to charm and entertain, and find the answer to the age old question; where can you find free parking after 6?
An imaginative storyteller, with a good sense of humour, he likes romantic walks on the beach, dining out, and likes to take any opportunity to pretend he's filling out an online dating profile.
“A natural stage presence, an instantly amenable demeanour, inventive imagery and the best comedic use of a Belgian place name even the most ardent chuckle chaser will ever hear” - Stagefright Comedy
“Howard Walker's oddly hilarious observations bring something different to any comedy programme” - Buzz Comedy
“You almost felt as if you had gone over to a friend’s house and met his really witty mate that could entertain you all night with human observations of the world” - www.ladiestakeon.co.uk
Edinburgh Fringe: 25 funniest jokes of all-time - The Independent
Edinburgh Fringe: Best 21 jokes told at the festival in the last decade - The Mirror
Manchester comedian and former regular contributor to XFM’s breakfast show, Hayley Ellis has gone from strength to strength since she began performing.
A regular MC at gigs around the country, Hayley’s natural warmth and charm make her impossible to dislike, something which has become evident in her success in new act competitions throughout the UK.
Hayley has also become a regular sight gag contributor for the Russell Howard’s Good News television programme, and has appeared on MTV’s “Why aye love Geordie Shore” and “Comedy Set Lists” for Virgin television. She can also sometimes be heard on your wireless (Absolute Radio), and her sketches and jokes have appeared on Newsjack (Radio 4).
“Ellis is a talent” - Fest
“Hayley Ellis always makes me laugh off and on stage” - Sarah Millican
“A great hour of stand-up” - Northern Soul
Tickets for this show will initially go on-sale at the July 2nd show in Topcliffe, with any remaining tickets available online from July 3rd.