Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Tom Houghton, Raul Kohli, and host Jon Pearson
Tom Houghton was previously 1/5th of comedy troupe "The Noise Next Door" and is now taking the comedy circuit by storm with his quick wit, and charming persona.
Regularly performing up and down the country and abroad - as well as touring the country in his own sell-out solo showss - you may even have caught him on Netflix's "The Circle", Channel Four's "First Dates Hotel", or at his sell-out debut Edinburgh Fringe show, which went on tour in early 2018. Tom is also hugely popular on social media, with millions of views across all platforms.
Strap in and be prepared to have your funny bones tickled and your levels of decency questioned by one of the hottest acts around.
“this unexpected tour de force warrants a 21-gun salute” - ★★★★ – The Daily Telegraph
“Please take my advice. Get a ticket today. Tomorrow may well be too late. A Star is Born” - ★★★★★ – One 4 Review
“The long awaited male answer to Bridget Jones made flesh” - ★★★★ – The Daily Telegraph
Raul Kohli has fast become one of the most captivating Asian acts on the UK comedy circuit. As one of the few Asian comedians to have grown up in the North East of England, he’s blessed with a worldview that upends ethnicity, culture and class. Kohli combines ‘Superb political comedy’ (The Scotsman) with surreal storytelling.
In just a few short years, his debut solo show: Newcastle Brown Male gained critical acclaim at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival earning him a top pick of both BBC Radio 4 and the Huffington Post. It also gained him radio credits for BBC Radio 4's State of the Nation and BBC Asia Network's Big Asian Comedy Night.
As well as several radio & TV appearances, Raul released his own comedy podcast about Hinduism on BBC Sounds' and Spotify (Comic Sanskrit). Raul also has a short yet ceremonious career in writing & acting, having wrote & starred in numerous RTS Award Nominated short films, he's also appeared in the sitcom : The VAR room (2021), wrote & starred in his own BBC Laugh Lesson: How We Ruined the Internet, wrote & performed on Mike Reiss (Writer/Producer – The Simpsons) podcast, & is presently acting as the lead in a short feature film: White Privilege (Cabin Productions, scheduled for release in 2023).
In January 2017, Rahul became an award-winning comedian, winning the prestigious NATYS, formerly the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year Award, following in the footsteps of Stewart Lee, Lee Mack and Ardal O’Hanlon.
“Dripping with erudite genius” - Fest Magazine
“A powerful, passionate, open-minded, intelligent voice. It is superb political comedy and commentary” - The Scotsman
“Kohli is not just performing for laughs; he is attempting to create some real art” - Broadway Baby
Jon began standup comedy in 2010, with his first performance at Birmingham’s Highlight Comedy Club. Cut to the present and Jon has become a regular face on the circuit, performing at prestigious clubs such as The Glee, The Boat Show & The Comedy Store, Jon’s career has even taken him overseas with performances in Spain, Norway and even as far away as Wigan (it is like being on another planet).
Jon is also a familiar face on at comedy festivals across the UK having taken three solo shows to the Leicester, Nottingham & Edinburgh festivals with the highlight of the all coming in the form of a sold out show at his home town Melton Theatre in Melton Mowbray.
Jon has also provided tour support for Darren Harriot on his UK 2018/2019 tour and Lucy Porter on her UK 2017 tour. Jon’s laid back storytelling has audiences hanging on his every word. With tales based around his own life experiences, his anecdotes are relatable and certain to have audiences in hysterics.
“Very tall and hugely funny” - Lucy Porter
“Brilliant” - Shropshire Star
“A natural ability for working an audience” - EdFringeReview.com
This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.
Note: Line-ups are subject to change in extreme, and unavoidable, circumstances.
Show may contain strong language and adult themes.
Doors open: 7:30pm
Show starts: 8pm
Tickets for this show are £10 per person if bought in advance, or £12 on the day. Tickets can be bought from the link below, See Tickets, TicketMaster, Skiddle, or contact the venue directly.
Tom Houghton & Raul Kohli – Topcliffe – December 28th 2023
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