July 9th 2012
Andrew Lawrence & Chris Stokes

The Hub

Tickets £5

Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm


This event will feature two full length shows, previewed at the Darlington Comedy Festival before they debut at the Edinburgh Festival.


Andrew Lawrence

Andrew Lawrence

Star of BBC 1’s Live at the Apollo, and now a regular on Channel 4’s Stand Up For the Week, Andrew Lawrence previews his brand new Edinburgh show.

Twice nominated Best UK Headline Act at the Chortle Awards 2010/11, also a former double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee.


“Anyone who gives this spikily inventive performer the time of day will realise they're in the presence of an A-list talent” - The Guardian

“His almost Victorian blend of rage and good grammar is still a delight” - Sunday Times

“Where he truly shines is in his bilious streams of relentlessly cutting, staggeringly creative invective: once he sets his beady black eyes on a target, the acrid volleys of dextrously florid abuse unleashed could strip paint. Once he gets a head of steam going, he’s simply brilliant – and yes, wildly offensive” - Metro


Chris Stokes

Chris Stokes - An Opera Written On Napkins

Best Show Winner Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2012.

‘An Opera Written On Napkins’ is the debut solo show from Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year nominee and Milton Jones UK Tour support act Chris Stokes, encompassing a shed-load of geekiness, a distinct lack of manliness and a run of spectacularly bad luck.

Chris has a calm, laid back demeanour combined with a hilarious and erudite turn of phrase and has been making something of a name for himself as one of the best new acts in the country with his intelligent and hilarious brand of comedy. However, he is nothing but a disappointment to his macho, manly family. Come and see why.


“Very smart material... Very skilful... A gag at each step” - Chortle

“Effervescent & charismatic... His mischievous and playful daring was intoxicating” - Leicester Mercury

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, with doors opening at 7:30pm and the show starting at 8pm.