Wes Zaharuk

Wes Zaharuk


Master of mayhem, prop lunatic Wes Zaharuk, takes audience on a joy-ride of frenzy machine-gun anarchic physical comedy routines and maniac physical audience interaction. Wes is easily one of the most exciting acts on the comedy circuit. If you like to laugh until you cry then Wes is an absolute must see. See him while he’s in town and expect the unexpected.

About the use of props, such as vacuums, whips, and blowers, in his performance Wes quips ‘Show business sometimes lures people who didn’t get enough love early in life. I feel as a child I didn’t get enough unsupervised time with power tools but who has perfect parents?’

Come and see Wes, but expect the unexpected. We guarantee you will not have seen household objects used in the way Wes uses them before. An absolute must see.


“Twin Peaks meets Cirque Du Soleil” - Toronto Sun

“A rib-tickling dive into the surreal” - Channel 4

“Simply amazing” - Toronto Star

 


Kiri Pritchard-McLean

Kiri Pritchard-McLean


As seen on Russell Howard's Stand Up Central, Kiri Pritchard-McLean is a former Leicester Mercury Finalist and the brains behind the multi-award winning Gein's Family Giftshop. A finalist in The Comedy Store’s fearsome King Gong on her first gig has clearly stood her in good stead, as she went on to become the first act to win both the Manchester and Preston Beat the Frog competitions.

After just 6 months of performing regular stand up comedy, Kiri beat over 40 new comics to the title of C69 New Act of the Year 2010 and in 2012 she was named Breakthrough act of the Year by Juice comedy and The Nottingham Comedy Festival. Kiri is also a former finalist in the Hilarity Bites New Act Competition.

In 2014 Kiri performed in several high-profile showcases at the Edinburgh festival, whilst also writing, directing and producing the smash-hit show by Gein's Family Giftshop.


“Not afraid to shock a few people – McLean probably had the hardest laughs of the night and impressed throughout” - Giggle Beats

“Kiri was by far the funniest & quick witted, one to look out for in the future” - Leicester Mercury

“She balances affection with an acute eye for the ridiculous to bring you a stand up set of well delivered, increasingly funny anecdotes” - Three Weeks

 


Danny Deegan

MC Danny Deegan


Danny Deegan is a comedian, writer and actor who began performing in 2003 and has since risen steadily through the ranks of some of the most prestigious comedy clubs in the UK. His tales of mischief and the characters he creates have kept audiences all over the country enthralled as he weaves in and out of the people he has met travelling. His talent and likability coupled with a confident swagger see him as one of the most popular acts in the North.

Fresh from a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, where he received rave reviews, Danny also recently performed a headline set at the Green Man festival in South Wales getting a great reception from the 400 people in the marquee and being asked to wrap up for Manchester band Doves after their headline set in front of 12,000 people.

Outside of live work Danny has made several TV and radio appearances. From being a guest on Radio GMR to having his own show "Afternoons with Danny Deegan" on CAT FM in Crewe. His TV credits include appearances on "Made in the North" and "The Adam and Shelley Show" to name but two.


“His seamless interactions with the crowd demonstrate that he’s a natural-born comedian... appealing to both the young and old, female and male” - Three Weeks

“Charming, witty and most importantly funny” - Metro

“Deegan has a mature confidence in his abilities” - Chortle

 

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
    Roobarb n Custard, Seaham
    Tickets £4 advance / £5 door
  • 9th May
    Steve Day, MC Rob Mulholland & support
    Guisborough - The Ship Inn
    Tickets £4 advance / £5 door
  • 9th May
    Eddy Brimson & Stave Day
    Roobarb n Custard, Seaham
    Tickets £6
  • 9th May
    Eddy Brimson & Stave Day
    Guisborough - The Ship Inn
    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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Wes Zaharuk & Kiri Pritchard-McLean

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on May 6th 2017:

Wes Zaharuk

Wes Zaharuk


Master of mayhem, prop lunatic Wes Zaharuk, takes audience on a joy-ride of frenzy machine-gun anarchic physical comedy routines and maniac physical audience interaction. Wes is easily one of the most exciting acts on the comedy circuit. If you like to laugh until you cry then Wes is an absolute must see. See him while he’s in town and expect the unexpected.

About the use of props, such as vacuums, whips, and blowers, in his performance Wes quips ‘Show business sometimes lures people who didn’t get enough love early in life. I feel as a child I didn’t get enough unsupervised time with power tools but who has perfect parents?’

Come and see Wes, but expect the unexpected. We guarantee you will not have seen household objects used in the way Wes uses them before. An absolute must see.


“Twin Peaks meets Cirque Du Soleil” - Toronto Sun

“A rib-tickling dive into the surreal” - Channel 4

“Simply amazing” - Toronto Star

 


Kiri Pritchard-McLean

Kiri Pritchard-McLean


As seen on Russell Howard's Stand Up Central, Kiri Pritchard-McLean is a former Leicester Mercury Finalist and the brains behind the multi-award winning Gein's Family Giftshop. A finalist in The Comedy Store’s fearsome King Gong on her first gig has clearly stood her in good stead, as she went on to become the first act to win both the Manchester and Preston Beat the Frog competitions.

After just 6 months of performing regular stand up comedy, Kiri beat over 40 new comics to the title of C69 New Act of the Year 2010 and in 2012 she was named Breakthrough act of the Year by Juice comedy and The Nottingham Comedy Festival. Kiri is also a former finalist in the Hilarity Bites New Act Competition.

In 2014 Kiri performed in several high-profile showcases at the Edinburgh festival, whilst also writing, directing and producing the smash-hit show by Gein's Family Giftshop.


“Not afraid to shock a few people – McLean probably had the hardest laughs of the night and impressed throughout” - Giggle Beats

“Kiri was by far the funniest & quick witted, one to look out for in the future” - Leicester Mercury

“She balances affection with an acute eye for the ridiculous to bring you a stand up set of well delivered, increasingly funny anecdotes” - Three Weeks

 


Danny Deegan

MC Danny Deegan


Danny Deegan is a comedian, writer and actor who began performing in 2003 and has since risen steadily through the ranks of some of the most prestigious comedy clubs in the UK. His tales of mischief and the characters he creates have kept audiences all over the country enthralled as he weaves in and out of the people he has met travelling. His talent and likability coupled with a confident swagger see him as one of the most popular acts in the North.

Fresh from a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, where he received rave reviews, Danny also recently performed a headline set at the Green Man festival in South Wales getting a great reception from the 400 people in the marquee and being asked to wrap up for Manchester band Doves after their headline set in front of 12,000 people.

Outside of live work Danny has made several TV and radio appearances. From being a guest on Radio GMR to having his own show "Afternoons with Danny Deegan" on CAT FM in Crewe. His TV credits include appearances on "Made in the North" and "The Adam and Shelley Show" to name but two.


“His seamless interactions with the crowd demonstrate that he’s a natural-born comedian... appealing to both the young and old, female and male” - Three Weeks

“Charming, witty and most importantly funny” - Metro

“Deegan has a mature confidence in his abilities” - Chortle

 

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.

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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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