July 16th 2013
Hilarity Bites New Act Competition - The Final

Tap & Spile

Tickets £5

Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm


Featuring finalists:

Rob Thomas
Nina Gilligan
Freddy Quinne
Jonny Greatrex
Amy Gledhill
Nat Wicks

The Final of the Hilarity Bites New Act Competition, featuring the four heat winners and two best runners-up all competing to be named the Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year for 2013. The final will be hosted by former runner-up Ray Bradshaw and will also feature 2012 winner David Stanier.

Ray Bradshaw

Ray Bradshaw

Having made his comedy debut in September 2008, Ray has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting new acts on the comedy circuit. A two time Scottish Comedian of The Year finalist, Ray has travelled the lengths and breadths of the country telling jokes to anyone that will listen, making his name as an MC for various promoters.

A regular at Hilarity Bites, Ray was runner-up in their 2009 New Act Competition and has gone from strength to strength since then, and is in demand at some of the biggest comedy clubs in the UK as well as performing alongside big names such as Kevin Bridges and Frankie Boyle.

Ray is currently travelling the country partaking in dares that have been sent to him via his website www.idarerayto.com

“a very promising writer, able to create some enjoyably twisted punchlines” - Chortle

“One to look out for” - The Skinny

“Funnier than a falcon!” - Frankie Boyle


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.