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Hyena Comedy Club Christmas Cracker 2013
Harrogate Theatre’s very own
monthly comedy club
Now in its 8th year
Now in its eighth year, the Hyena Comedy Club, Harrogate’s
longest running monthly funny-fest, continues to be quality Saturday night
entertainment, showcasing the very best of the UK comedy circuit’s
talent. This excellent line-up show right on your doorstep is the perfect
night out for people who like laughing.
For just £12, you can catch the next big thing in comedy, as
four stand-out stand-ups take to the Harrogate Theatre stage. The Hyena’s
keen eye for comedic talent means that many of the acts have gone on to become
some of the biggest names in British comedy, including Alan Carr, Rhod Gilbert,
Mark Watson, Sarah Millican, Russell Howard and Chris Addison. Forget
boring Saturday night telly and see stand-up at its best: live.
Alun Cochrane is a no-nonsense
comedian who specialises in funny nonsense. Much of his comedy begins simply as
something he’s seen, heard or felt in his own life, or in the street, or the
kitchen, or anywhere and from that it blossoms into a highly amusing anecdote
or a strange flight of fancy.
He has recently joined Frank Skinner’s
Absolute Radio Show and can be heard every Saturday morning from 8am.
Alun has several television appearances to his name, most recently Michael
McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow he’s also often seen on Eight Out Of Ten Cats, Mock
The Week, and has appeared on Soccer A.M and Live At The Comedy Store.
Radio producers are also aware of Cochrane’s talent and he’s notched up
various credits from Just A Minute, 4 Stands Up, and The Now Show to Clive
Anderson’s Chat Room.
At the Edinburgh festival he’s performed 6 original solo stand-up shows in
the last 7 years to critical and audience acclaim.
The hilariously brash Ray Peacock
is not afraid to say what he thinks. His mixture of audience banter and
story-telling excellence has made him a favourite on the comedy circuit.
His effortless ability to extemporize and adapt to his audience has made
him one of the most sought after warm-up acts in the business for shows such as
Russell Howard’s Good News, Not Going Out, Harry Hill’s TV
Burp, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross and Red Dwarf.
Ray originally wrote and hosted the Ray Peacock Podcast which led
to the hugely successful Peacock and Gamble Podcast. In 2011, he
presented shows for BBC Radio 4 Extra’s The Comedy Club and has been a
regular host on the show, alongside Ed Gamble.
“Clearly immensely talented…..demands to be seen.” The Sunday Times
and regular contributor to XFM's breakfast show, Hayley Ellis has gone from
strength to strength since she began performing in April 2009.
A regular MC at gigs around the country, Hayley’s natural warmth and
girl-next-door charm make her impossible to dislike, something which has become
evident in her success in new act competitions throughout the UK.
This summer, Hayley performed at the Edinburgh Festival as part of The Comedy Zone, the Fringe’s longest
running and most prestigious stand-up showcase. Following great success at the
festival, Hayley has also won Hull Comedian of the Year.
"Ellis surely has a future in
comedy."Steve Bennett, Chortle
In his decade on the British stand-up circuit, Caimh McDonnell has firmly
established himself as the white-haired Irishman whose name nobody can
pronounce. He performs regularly at all the major clubs (Comedy Store,
Highlight, The Glees, Jongleurs) and is equally at home doing a set or acting
as MC. He has also performed internationally, doing stand-up tours of the Far
East, the Middle East and once, the near east (Norwich). Caimh returned to the
Edinburgh Festival in 2012 with his hour long stand-up show, ‘The Art of
When not performing stand-up, Caimh is in great demand as a writer for TV.
He has recently worked on the hit BBC2 show ‘The Sarah Millican Television
Programme’ and the SKY sports/comedy panel show ‘A League of Their Own’. He
also works as a children’s TV writer and was BAFTA nominated for the CBBC
animated series ‘Pet Squad’ which he created. He was a winner in the BBC’s
Northern Laffs sitcom writing competition, where he was lucky enough to be
mentored by Craig Cash and Phil Mealey of ‘Royle Family’ fame.
Show Dates and Times
Book Tickets online now or ring our box office on 01423 502 116
|14 December 2013
Harrogate Theatre Main House
Harrogate Theatre Main House