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

 


Danny O'Brien

Danny O'Brien


Danny has been performing stand-up comedy for over seven years, performing regularly at top comedy clubs and festivals in Ireland, the UK, Europe and the US.

He performed his first solo show at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival to rave reviews. That year he also scooped the title of "Dublin's Funniest Comedian" at the prestigious Stand Up For FM104.

Danny went on to beat 16 of Ireland's best up-and-coming acts and take the coveted Toilet Duck Award at Tedfest 2013 (the now-famous Father Ted celebration). He has supported such acts as Ardal O'Hanlon, Colin Murphy, Brendon Burns, and Wilson Dixon to name but a few. In 2013, Danny also took part in Irish TV show The RTE Comedy Awards and released his first comedy album on iTunes as part of the Irish Underground Comedy Show.

An accomplished compere, he is the resident host and owner of The Comedy Crunch in Dublin, one of Ireland’s busiest comedy clubs, he also hosted The Comedy Crunch tent at last year’s Vodafone Comedy Festival in Dublin.

Danny has also performed back-to-back sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, and has been invited to perform at comedy festivals around the world.


“Danny O'Brien is a serious young talent in the making” - The Examiner

“Great energy” - Entertainment.ie

“Danny is destined for stardom!” - The Laughter Lounge

 


Kiri Pritchard-McLean

MC 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

 

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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Upcoming Gigs

  • 30th March
    Danny Posthill, Phil Pagett & MC Aaron Twitchen
    Crook - The Cornerhouse
    Tickets £4 advance / £5 door
  • 1st April
    Michael Fabbri, Archie Maddocks & MC Will Duggan
    Darlington Forum Music Centre
    Tickets £10
  • 2nd April
    Dan Nightingale, Tom Deacon, Archie Maddocks & MC Dave Longley
    Hartlepool - One77
    Tickets £5 advance / £8 door
  • 4th April
    Alfie Moore, Rob Rouse & MC Dave Twentyman
    The Angel at Topcliffe
    Tickets £8 advance / £10 on the day
  • 4th April
    Alfie Moore, Rob Rouse & MC Dave Twentyman
    Ripon Friends of Wine
    Tickets £8 advance / £10 on the day
  • 4th April
    Rob Rouse, Alfie Moore & MC Katie Mulgrew
    The Angel at Topcliffe
    Tickets £10
  • 4th April
    Rob Rouse, Alfie Moore & MC Katie Mulgrew
    Ripon Friends of Wine
    Tickets £10
  • 5th April
    Eddy Brimson, George Rigden & MC Matt Reed
    Newton Aycliffe - The Turbinia
    Tickets £5 advance / £8 door
  • 6th April
    Patrick Monahan, Rahul Kohli & MC Andy Fury
    Northallerton - The Venue
    Tickets £5
  • 10th April
    Allyson June Smith, MC Andy Fury & support
    Darlington Hole in the Wall
    Tickets £3 advance / £5 door
  • 11th April
    Kevin Precious, MC Andy Fury & support
    Roobarb n Custard, Seaham
    Tickets £4 advance / £5 door
  • 11th April
    Steffen Peddie: 99 Problems and The Chips Still Ain't One
    Roobarb n Custard, Seaham
    Tickets £6
  • 19th April
    Lee Kyle: Burning This Place To The Ground
    Darlington Seen
    Tickets £5
  • 20th April
    Seymour Mace & MC Lee Kyle
    Hartlepool - The Pot House
    Tickets £3 advance / £5 door
  • 21st April
    Gavin Webster, Andy Wilky & MC Pete Otway
    Bishop Auckland Town Hall
    Tickets £8 advance / £10 door
  • 22nd April
    Raymond Mearns, Tom Taylor & MC Rob Mulholland
    Newton Aycliffe - Planet Leisure
    Tickets £5
  • 9th May
    Steve Day, MC Rob Mulholland & support
    Guisborough - The Ship Inn
    Tickets £4 advance / £5 door
  • 9th May
    Eddy Brimson & Stave Day
    Guisborough - The Ship Inn
    Tickets £6

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Wes Zaharuk & Danny O'Brien

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

 


Danny O'Brien

Danny O'Brien


Danny has been performing stand-up comedy for over seven years, performing regularly at top comedy clubs and festivals in Ireland, the UK, Europe and the US.

He performed his first solo show at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival to rave reviews. That year he also scooped the title of "Dublin's Funniest Comedian" at the prestigious Stand Up For FM104.

Danny went on to beat 16 of Ireland's best up-and-coming acts and take the coveted Toilet Duck Award at Tedfest 2013 (the now-famous Father Ted celebration). He has supported such acts as Ardal O'Hanlon, Colin Murphy, Brendon Burns, and Wilson Dixon to name but a few. In 2013, Danny also took part in Irish TV show The RTE Comedy Awards and released his first comedy album on iTunes as part of the Irish Underground Comedy Show.

An accomplished compere, he is the resident host and owner of The Comedy Crunch in Dublin, one of Ireland’s busiest comedy clubs, he also hosted The Comedy Crunch tent at last year’s Vodafone Comedy Festival in Dublin.

Danny has also performed back-to-back sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, and has been invited to perform at comedy festivals around the world.


“Danny O'Brien is a serious young talent in the making” - The Examiner

“Great energy” - Entertainment.ie

“Danny is destined for stardom!” - The Laughter Lounge

 


Kiri Pritchard-McLean

MC 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

 

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)


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