Junior Simpson

Junior Simpson


With his infectious energy and huge stage presence, it is easy to see why Junior Simpson is a circuit favourite. Simpson has a boundless joy and exuberance that has audiences hooked with hilarity.

A true observational comic, Simpson finds his humour in the everyday and humdrum with anecdotes of his world travels as a comedian adding a personal originality to his set. Although mischievous and daring, Simpson is never crass or crude and can tailor his set to suit any audience making him a favourite for warm up, TV and corporate work.

Junior is a regular headliner at clubs all over the UK and is also in great demand internationally performing as far afield as South Africa and Australia. Junior is also a regular contributor to The Cutting Edge team at the Comedy Store.


“My highlight was Junior Simpson. A vigorous raconteur and vibrant mimic with lots to say. Watch that Man!” - The Guardian

“The new Lenny Henry” - The Times

“Simpson's irresistible energy and evangelical delivery can engage the most jaded of room” - Chortle

 


Andy Wilky

Andy Wilky


In 1995, Andy Wilky tried stand-up comedy for the first time, adopting the stage name Smug Roberts; the "Smug" came from an event in his life where people teased him for being a "smug bastard" and the "Roberts" was adapted from his middle name. Caroline Aherne and her then-husband Peter Hook watched his set and she put him in contact with an agent. Six weeks later, He performed his first one-man gig.

In 2000, Andy headlined with Paul Merton and John Thomson at the opening night of the Manchester Comedy Store. His appearance there lead to a role in the film 24 Hour Party People (2002). He has also appeared on television, with roles in Cutting It, and BAFTA winners Buried (Channel 4), and Cold Feet (ITV).

Andy has also appeared in nearly every television production by Peter Kay and his recent work includes playing landlord Mr Foley in the BAFTA winning Mrs Brown's Boys, and the films Looking for Eric (Ken Loach), and Almost Married.


“He neatly subverts the crowd’s expectations by presenting the exact opposite of what they are anticipating” - The Guardian

“A brilliant act, he defies description and has to be seen” - City Life

“A master storyteller” - Radio Times

 


Pete Otway

MC Pete Otway


Since starting to perform in 2010, Pete Otway has quickly gained momentum, establishing himself as an extremely strong new act. As comfortable and confident as an MC as he is an act, he is booked regularly to do both, and was a recent finalist in the 2012 BBC New Comedy Awards.

With an affable and conversational style, mixed with an energetic stage manner and original writing, Pete is quickly making a name for himself on the UK circuit, and is certainly one to watch.


“Devastatingly funny” - Chortle

“Amiable, cheeky classic stand-up” - Liverpool Echo

“An amazing comedy talent, and we are making sure we are making sure we follow his every move in his ever rising career” - Crispy Comedy Club

 

This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.

 

To buy tickets for this, or any of the shows coming up at Hilarity Bites, click here to visit the Hilarity Bites Box Office.

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 7:30pm with the show starting at 8pm.

Upcoming Gigs

  • 27th April
    Alfie Brown, Cal Halbert & MC Rob Mulholland
    Crook - The Cornerhouse
    Tickets £4 advance / £5 door
  • 2nd May
    Phil Nichol, Tanyalee Davis & MC Danny O'Brien
    Ripon Friends of Wine
    Tickets £8 advance / £10 on the day
  • 2nd May
    Phil Nichol, Tanyalee Davis & MC Danny O'Brien
    The Angel at Topcliffe
    Tickets £8 advance / £10 on the day
  • 2nd May
    Tanyalee Davis, Phil Nichol & MC Silky
    Ripon Friends of Wine
    Tickets £10
  • 2nd May
    Tanyalee Davis, Phil Nichol & MC Silky
    The Angel at Topcliffe
    Tickets £10
  • 3rd May
    Danny O'Brien, Karen Bayley & MC Rob Mulholland
    Newton Aycliffe - The Turbinia
    Tickets £5 advance / £8 door
  • 4th May
    Danny O'Brien, Jack Campbell & MC Danny Deegan
    Northallerton - The Venue
    Tickets £5
  • 6th May
    Wes Zaharuk, Kiri Pritchard-McLean & MC Danny Deegan
    Darlington Forum Music Centre
    Tickets £10
  • 7th May
    Wes Zaharuk, George Zach & MC Lee Kyle
    Hartlepool - One77
    Tickets £5 advance / £8 door
  • 8th May
    Tom Houghton, MC Andy Fury & support
    Darlington Hole in the Wall
    Tickets £3 advance / £5 door
  • 9th May
    Steve Day, MC Rob Mulholland & support
    Guisborough - The Ship Inn
    Tickets £4 advance / £5 door
  • 9th May
    Steve Day, MC Rob Mulholland & support
    Roobarb n Custard, Seaham
    Tickets £4 advance / £5 door
  • 9th May
    Eddy Brimson & Stave Day
    Guisborough - The Ship Inn
    Tickets £6
  • 9th May
    Eddy Brimson & Stave Day
    Roobarb n Custard, Seaham
    Tickets £6
  • 18th May
    George Rigden & MC Rob Mulholland
    Hartlepool - The Pot House
    Tickets £3 advance / £5 door
  • 19th May
    Alex Boardman, George Rigden & MC Jonathan Mayor
    Bishop Auckland Town Hall
    Tickets £8 advance / £10 door
  • 20th May
    David Hadingham, Cal Halbert & MC Katie Mulgrew
    Newton Aycliffe - Planet Leisure
    Tickets £5

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Junior Simpson & Andy Wilky

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on June 3rd 2017:


Junior Simpson

Junior Simpson


With his infectious energy and huge stage presence, it is easy to see why Junior Simpson is a circuit favourite. Simpson has a boundless joy and exuberance that has audiences hooked with hilarity.

A true observational comic, Simpson finds his humour in the everyday and humdrum with anecdotes of his world travels as a comedian adding a personal originality to his set. Although mischievous and daring, Simpson is never crass or crude and can tailor his set to suit any audience making him a favourite for warm up, TV and corporate work.

Junior is a regular headliner at clubs all over the UK and is also in great demand internationally performing as far afield as South Africa and Australia. Junior is also a regular contributor to The Cutting Edge team at the Comedy Store.


“My highlight was Junior Simpson. A vigorous raconteur and vibrant mimic with lots to say. Watch that Man!” - The Guardian

“The new Lenny Henry” - The Times

“Simpson's irresistible energy and evangelical delivery can engage the most jaded of room” - Chortle

 


Andy Wilky

Andy Wilky


In 1995, Andy Wilky tried stand-up comedy for the first time, adopting the stage name Smug Roberts; the "Smug" came from an event in his life where people teased him for being a "smug bastard" and the "Roberts" was adapted from his middle name. Caroline Aherne and her then-husband Peter Hook watched his set and she put him in contact with an agent. Six weeks later, He performed his first one-man gig.

In 2000, Andy headlined with Paul Merton and John Thomson at the opening night of the Manchester Comedy Store. His appearance there lead to a role in the film 24 Hour Party People (2002). He has also appeared on television, with roles in Cutting It, and BAFTA winners Buried (Channel 4), and Cold Feet (ITV).

Andy has also appeared in nearly every television production by Peter Kay and his recent work includes playing landlord Mr Foley in the BAFTA winning Mrs Brown's Boys, and the films Looking for Eric (Ken Loach), and Almost Married.


“He neatly subverts the crowd’s expectations by presenting the exact opposite of what they are anticipating” - The Guardian

“A brilliant act, he defies description and has to be seen” - City Life

“A master storyteller” - Radio Times

 


Pete Otway

MC Pete Otway


Since starting to perform in 2010, Pete Otway has quickly gained momentum, establishing himself as an extremely strong new act. As comfortable and confident as an MC as he is an act, he is booked regularly to do both, and was a recent finalist in the 2012 BBC New Comedy Awards.

With an affable and conversational style, mixed with an energetic stage manner and original writing, Pete is quickly making a name for himself on the UK circuit, and is certainly one to watch.


“Devastatingly funny” - Chortle

“Amiable, cheeky classic stand-up” - Liverpool Echo

“An amazing comedy talent, and we are making sure we are making sure we follow his every move in his ever rising career” - Crispy Comedy Club

 

This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.

 

To buy tickets for this, or any of the shows coming up at Hilarity Bites, click here to visit the Hilarity Bites Box Office.

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 7:30pm with the show starting at 8pm.

The Forum Music Centre

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Borough Road,
Darlington,
DL1 1SG
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Show Times:

Doors open 7:30pm
Show starts 8pm
Show ends 11pm (approximately)


Ticket Details:

Tickets £10


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Telephone: 01325 363135

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