Hilarity Bites Comedy Club

Saturday 5th July

The Forum

Tickets £10

Doors 7pm

Show 8pm

Age 18+

Gary Little

Gary Little

Gary Little was recently named as Best Headliner and also won the award for Best Tour / Festival Show at the 2014 Scottish Comedy Awards. This shouldn't come as a surprise though, as Gary is one of the most consistent and funny acts in Scottish comedy. He is recognised as a master storyteller, and is a regular headliner at many of the top comedy clubs in the UK.

A regular at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, his 2013 show, “The Thing Is…” was the fastest selling show in the programme, requiring an unprecedented 3 additional nights added to the run, due to overwhelming demand - his show in 2014 sold even better, and needed even more additional shows to meet demand!

Despite his imposing physical presence – a 6’ 2” skinhead – Gary has an incredibly personable, relatable style. Combine that with his unflinching honesty and openness – and just a hint of vulnerability – and audiences everywhere fall in love with his easy charm. He has that rare gift which to turn mundane, every-day experiences into pure comedy gold, which will have you simply crying with laughter.

“Might look as though he could tear the head off a pitbull while cracking walnuts with his eyelids, but is, on stage, warm to the point of endearing… This man is a born raconteur” - The Scotsman

“Some of the best stand up I've seen” - Kevin Bridges

“Consistently imaginative material” - The Herald

“Little makes a big impression on stage” - Daily Record


Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Mark has rapidly established himself as one of the most interesting and exciting new comics on the circuit. Since reaching the final of So You Think You’re Funny in 2009, Mark has gigged all over the UK, is a regular MC and has broken into television to appear on Russell Howard's Good News and to present for MTV2. In 2012 he appeared at the Edinburgh Festival as part of the long running and prestigious package show The Comedy Zone. 2013 saw Mark take his debut solo show, The Most Astonishing Name in Comedy, to the Pleasance Courtyard at the same festival.

When Mark is not gigging around the country, he also performs warm-up gigs for shows such as Have I Got News For You (BBC1) and Room 101 (BBC1) as well as writing for TV (8 Out Of 10 Cats) and radio (The News Quiz).

Mark is also one half of double act Dregs alongside Max Dickins. They present a podcast available on iTunes and SoundCloud and have also featured on Channel 4 website This Just In. Mark is currently writing a six part comedy show for BBC3 as well as developing a new panel show.

“Obvious talent...a keen eye for untapped sources of funny” - Chortle

“Sharp, quick, well delivered...unique ...something rather special” - Three Weeks

“onsistently sharp” - The List


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 has recently returned from a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival with his critically acclaimed show Football Manager Ruined My Life.

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

“Terrific... Wonderful... Life-affirming stuff...” - The Skinny

“The latest Geordie with massive potential” - Yorkshire Evening Press


Tickets are now on-sale for this show from the Darlington Comedy Festival shop.

Tickets for this show can also be bought in person from The Forum, Borough Road, Darlington, or by telephone on 01325 363 135.

Tickets for this show are £10 each. Doors open at 7pm with the show starting at 8pm.


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