July 7th 2012
Forum Funnies

The Forum Music Centre

Tickets £10

Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm


Martin Mor

Martin Mor

Martin comes from Northern Ireland, and after a successful career as a circus performer, he turned his attention on the unsuspecting comedy circuit. With over 25 years experience as a professional performer, Martin has established himself as one of the UK’s most popular and in-demand comedians. Combining startlingly original material with bold, energetic improvisation, his love of working the audience, and an inability to remember his script, mean that every show is a unique interactive live event, and no two shows are ever the same.

Very much the comedian’s comedian, Martin has been the support act of choice for; Frankie Boyle, Jack Dee, Lee Evans, Jasper Carrot, Patrick Kielty, Johnny Vegas, Steve Coogan, and once Tina Turner. However, in his own right has performed successfully at events of all description; from the Hammersmith Apollo to a show for the inmates of an Italian prison, from comedy clubs to performing before members of the British Royal Family.

With numerous appearances on radio and television, Martin has worked at all levels of the industry; being a warm up man, devising and performing his own television show, and writing jokes for some of the biggest names in British comedy - and his photograph is featured on the popular board game Trivial Pursuits, (The Genus Edition)! On an arts entertainments square, he is seen wearing a leotard.


“Martin is the act that has influenced me the most, the UK comedy circuit would not be the same without him” - Frankie Boyle

“Extremely funny” - Peter Kay

“This guy's great” - George Best

“He wore us out with laughter… Irrepressible exuberance” - The Scotsman


Michael J Dolan

Michael J Dolan

Michael J Dolan is arrogant, immature, heroically lazy and probably the smartest man alive. He is also paranoid, socially incapable and emotionally fragile and has achieved literally nothing in over a decade. He’s pretty sure that’s not his fault.

Continuing the long standing tradition of proper stand-up comedy (you know, done right), as perpetrated by Billy Connolly and Dave Allen, right the way through to modern proponents Dylan Moran, Sean Lock or Louis C.K., Michael J Dolan presents his own twisted philosophy of all things and promises an onslaught of hilarious negativity, because what use is unconditional love without a big healthy does of irrational hate to balance it out?


“Michael J Dolan is a very, very funny man” - The Skinny

“cathartic for him but highly amusing for the rest of us” - City Life

“..there’s one thing Dolan has no right to be down about, and it’s this impressive calling-card of a show, firmly establishing himself as a welcome addition to the circuit and to the Fringe” - Chortle


Tony Jameson

MC Tony Jameson

Since starting in September, 2008, Tony Jameson has established himself firmly as one of the brightest prospects in the North East comedy scene.

With his whimsical rambling manner, or flight of fancy, Tony takes audiences on a tour of the inner workings of his mind and the strange things that happen in his life. Fleeting from whimsy to dark one-liners, before stopping for a cup of tea and a breather. It’s a bit like a small child who always asks ‘why?’ His observations are well thought out, keeping the audience on their toes and intrigued, eager to see where his journey will take them.


“Tony Jameson delivered both an imaginatively amusing and well received performance...” - Three Weeks

“With his hyperactive brain and whimsical imagination, he is sure to keep the laughs coming...” - GiggleBeats

“Fast rising talent...” - Newcastle Evening Chronicle

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

Alternatively, tickets can be bought in person from The Forum, Borough Road, Darlington, or by telephone on 01325 363 135.

Tickets for this show are £10 each, with doors opening at 7:30pm and the show starting at 8pm.