Topcliffe, November 5th 2019
5 November @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Paul McCaffrey, Emmanuel Sonubi, and host Meryl O’Rourke
In recent years Paul McCaffrey has appeared on major UK tours with two of Britain’s foremost stand ups. Sean Lock on his Keep It Light tour 2016-2018 and Kevin Bridges on his Brand New Tour 2018 playing to more than half a million people nationwide to great critical acclaim.
As seen on Impractical Jokers (BBC3), Russell Howards Good News (BBC3), Stand up Central (Comedy Central). An accomplished radio presenter and guest, Paul has recently been heard on: talkSPORT, Absolute’s The Alternative Vote and Rob Beckett’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Football, and BBC Radio 2’s Russell Kane’s Whistlestop Tour. He also presents The Paul McCaffrey Show every Saturday morning on Jack FM.
Paul is an award-winning comedian (Latitude New Act of the Year, London Paper New Act of the Year) and headlines at the biggest comedy clubs in the country. He has performed five critically acclaimed Edinburgh shows, as well as appearing at major music festivals, such as Reading, Leeds, V Festival, Bestival, and Latitude.
“Born to be a comic” - The Scotsman
“Gut-bustingly hilarious” - GQ
“Charm, charisma and success written all over him” - Evening Standard
London based Emmanuel Sonubi has only been on the comedy circuit for what fills like five minutes and he’s already garnering himself a reputation as “THE one to watch out for".
An ex-bouncer and failed contestant of ‘The Worlds Strongest Man’, Emmanuel was born and bred in the East End of London where he extracts most of his hilarious interactions with the vibrant cockneys and reprobates he has encountered. Now a father of two, he has a wealth of material of playing pranks with his kids as well as his awful parenting skills.
Since 2015, Emmanuel has rocketed through the ranks, regularly playing prestigious clubs in the UK such as The Comedy Store, as well as playing internationally and being hand-selected by Jason Manford to support him on his 2018 arena tour. `
“A new talent at the door of stand-up, his name's down and he's definitely coming in” - Russell Kane
“I've only seen this guy destroy rooms” - Seann Walsh
“Emmanuel is so incredibly funny, and I'm not just saying that because I'm scared of him” - Joel Dommett
Acclaimed stand-up comic and TV writer Meryl O'Rourke revels in her bitterness. She has delighted comedy audiences, written some of the best gags on telly and even hosted pop concerts - the last one to 12,000 people!
She is the first winner of the Betty and Peter / Big Talk writing prize, where she has been gifted a chunk of money to help her write a sitcom with a production company. She was chosen by unanimous decision from over 600 entrants.
Meryl also supported Frankie Boyle during his 2016 tour, following support dates for him in 2014, 2012, 2011 and 2010 at the Hammersmith Apollo. In his book Work!Consume!Die! he calls Meryl "Inspiringly funny".
She is also often heard as reviewer on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row – specialising in comedy and feminism. Meryl has written a pilot sitcom about post-natal depression, for the head of Radio 4 comedy, and is a highly praised gag writer - a stolen joke of hers went viral on Facebook, reaching at least 100,000 likes and 15 million views (at last count!), whilst she's written for many of the biggest comedy programmes in the UK.
“As near perfect as you can find. Charming delivery keeps the audience in no doubt they've just seen one of this year's fringe highlights” - ★★★★★ – British Comedy Guide
“Ripe with comedy. A unique perspective: sharp and dark, and refreshingly unsentimental” - The Observer
“Truly astonishing show... a must see” - ★★★★★ – The New Current
This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.
Note: Line-ups are subject to change in extreme, and unavoidable, circumstances.
Paul McCaffrey & Emmanuel Sonubi – Topcliffe – November 5th 2019
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