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Fancy spotting the next Chris Ramsey, or just taking your chance on a pot-luck of comedians? The Hilarity Bites New Act Competition at Darlington’s Hole In The Wall throughout June is a must-attend event.

Hilarity Bites’ investment in the regional comedy scene is highly commendable; pairing well-known acts with up and coming talent on a weekly basis in venues across Teesside and beyond, their shows never fail to offer up mirth and glee in reliable measures. The New Act competition has been running since 2008, as head honcho Neil Jollie explains: “We have four heats that take place every Monday night in June which features 12 acts in each heat. The acts taking part in the competition shouldn’t have been gigging regularly for more than 18 months, so are basically very new, and this is our way of trying to give them a help along the way in their comedy career – virtually every act that’s won the competition in the past is now a professional comedian, and performs regularly throughout the country and at national and international festivals.”

So who will join the likes of Andy Fury, Katie Pritchard, Rob Mullholland and more to be named the Hilarity Bites comedy champ? Many of the names slated to perform may be new to you, so our advice is to reserve yourself a bar stool at Hole In The Wall on Monday 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th June and you’re sure to uncover some comedy gold!

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