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Topcliffe, December 3rd 2019
3 December @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Chris Kent, Keith Carter, and host Freddy Quinne
Replacing Damian Clark:
Hailing from ‘The Rebel County’ (That’s Cork for anyone outside Ireland), Chris gave up the day job as an electrician to pursue his calling in comedy. He emerged onto the Irish comedy scene in 2009 after winning the Bulmers Nuttin’ But Funny competition.
Chris’s anecdotal stand up comedy has made him a firm favorite in Ireland and in the UK. Fresh from selling out a 2016 Irish tour, Chris became a regular at the Edinburgh Festival and has performed all over the world from Australia to America.
Chris has appeared on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central on Comedy Central, was a guest panelist on RTE’s Next Year’s News, is a regular contributor to RTE radio, and has been hand-chosen to support a number of high profile acts including David O'Doherty, Dylan Moran, and Bill Burr.
“Breathes new life into anecdotal comedy” - ★★★★ The List
“Compelling storyteller, truly surprising, beautifully delivered” - The Scotsman
“Original, hilarious material. Among the best acts I’ve seen ” - ★★★★★ - The Mirror
Keith Carter is known as one of the best character comedians on the circuit, so much so that many have not known he was in character. He doesn’t rely on wigs and silly costumes, Carter relies on sincerity. His most famous creation Nige has gained cult status amongst comedy fans and comedians alike and is seen as a comedy icon in his native Liverpool.
His unique ability to improvise and interact with an audience whilst delivering a perfectly honed set of belly-laugh gags and hilariously surreal stories has taken him across the globe, as well as working with, amongst others, Sean Lock, Reginald D. Hunter, Ricky Gervais, and Russell Brand.
Carter can count Johnny Vegas and Jon Richardson as fans of his work. His contemporaries like him so much that Steve Coogan’s company, Baby Cow, paid for his one man show Edinburgh run in 2012 and Craig Cash’s company, Jelly Legs, paid to make a half hour teaser pilot to be shown at the BBC of one of Carter’s characters.
“A character comic of rare skill” - The Guardian
“Carter is in danger of becoming huge” - Chortle
“Surely this man will have a sitcom in a few years time” - Metro
The winner of the 2013 Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year competition, Freddy Quinne's "uniquely northern observational humour" (Lancashire Evening Post) has seen a meteoric rise into some of the biggest clubs in the country. Quinne couples "clever, well placed gags" (Pickled Egg) together with a vulnerable persona for a unique experience which combines to make "a real tour de force performance" (Alex Boardman).
In 2014 Freddy was MC for the late show for the Big Value Show at the Edinburgh Fringe, one of the most prestigious showcases at the festival, and he returned to the Fringe in 2015, where he hosted the AAA Comedy Showcase at the Pleasance Courtyard. He also MC'd a showcase for online magazine and comedy reviewers The Skinny, as part of the Liverpool Comedy Festival, and he currently acts as a resident MC for over half a dozen comedy nights across the country as well as regularly compering some of the biggest comedy venues in the UK, including Frog & Bucket, and Just the Tonic.
Freddy's willingness to break away from his set and involve the crowd leads for an engaging and memorable set backed up with frantic energy and raw emotion.
“An impeccable set... a great storyteller with immense potential” - Worksop Guardian
“The hilarious Freddy Quinne managed to quieten the two worst hecklers with one perfectly judged line” - eFestivals
“Quinne delighted the crowd with clever, well placed gags” - Pickled Egg
This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.