July 25th 2012
Best of Hilarity Bites New Act Competition


Tickets £5

Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm

New Act Winners


For the past five years Hilarity Bites has supported hundreds of new comedians by giving them stage time at our annual new act competition. All of the previous competition winners are now full-time comedians, some with Edinburgh festival shows, TV and radio credentials under their belts. For the first time, all five winners will perform together on the same night.

Sam Gore - “The jokes are as cruel as they are funny, i.e. very... a class act indeed” - Chortle

Andrew Ryan - “Made his set look easy, left us wanting more” - The Stage

Andy Fury - “Brilliant... The next Pub Landlord of comedy” - Hexham Courier

Matt Winning - “...has some fine and distinctive one-liners in his set, with strange points of reference and clever exposition” - Chortle

2012 competition winner - The fifth act taking part will be the winner of the 2012 competition. The final of this year's competition takes place on June 27th at Darlington Arts Centre. Click here for more details and tickets.


Tickets for this show can be bought online now from the Darlington Comedy Festival Box Office - click here for more details.

Tickets for this show are £5 each, with doors opening at 7:30pm and the show starting at 8pm.