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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Alun Cochrane, Paul F. Taylor, and host Lou Conran
You'll know Alun Cochrane from TV, radio, and being one of the best stand-ups in the UK.
Alun Cochrane is a no-nonsense comedian who specialises in funny nonsense. Much of his comedy begins simply as something he’s seen, heard or felt in his own life, or in the street, or the kitchen, or anywhere, and from that it blossoms into a highly amusing anecdote or a strange flight of fancy.
Alun has several television appearances to his name, most recently Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, and Dave's One Night Stand, but he's also often seen on Have I Got News For You, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Mock The Week, and has appeared on Soccer A.M and Live At The Comedy Store.
Alun’s dulcet tones can also be heard frequently on BBC Radio 4 on Alun Cochrane’s Fun House, Just A Minute, Dilemma and The Now Show, whilst Alun is also affectionately known as the Cockerel on Absolute Radio's Frank Skinner Show.
“Cochrane’s dour and grumpy onstage persona is allied to a real craft and creativity in his writing, yielding results that satisfy both the comedy purists and those who simply want big belly laughs on a night out” - The Guardian
“A master storyteller, holding the audience before dropping an exploding but simple punchline...” - Metro
“Alun Cochrane's ability to make the little things in life a comedy goldmine is phenomenal” - Chortle
Paul F. Taylor
Top Ten - Dave's Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2014
Three Jokes in Top 100 - The Mirror's Top 100 Jokes from The Edinburgh Fringe 2014
The award winning Paul F Taylor is a one of the UK’s most original and distinctive stand-up performers. His unique brand of humour fuses quirky offbeat one liners with surreal and observational flights of fancy to fantastical effect. Winner of the NATY New Act Of The Year for 2013, Paul’s persona of a lost bewildered fool sits perfectly alongside his gleefully madcap ideas.
Paul has also achieved notable success as a screen writer and actor. Milk! that he co-wrote and starred in, was the ShortCom Jury Select Winner 2015, and was in the official selection in LOCO, Nashville, LOL, Shortwaves, Glasgow and London Short Film festivals. Battlecock! that he also co-wrote and starred in, made it into the official selection at the BFI London Film Festival 2013.
“Brilliantly funny... a fantastically well-constructed set, Taylor performs sketches and characters alike with a convincing passion” - Three Weeks
“Brilliantly funny nonsense” - The List
“A slightly touched idiot capable of deceptively smart subversions of existence... Taylor evokes vivid visual imagery” - The Scotsman
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.
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, WeGotTickets, or contact the venue directly.