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If you’re in the market to be hurled head-first into a barrel full of laughs, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more splendid and varied setup than the broad offerings during this comedy extravaganza at Darlington Hippodrome.

Across three days, local promoters Hilarity Bites offer a broad array of comedy legends, alongside some fledgling new talent, guaranteeing a diverse and frenetic frenzy of side splitting wonder. Kicking off proceedings on Wednesday 6th April is Radio 4’s Daliso Chaponda, Britain’s Got Talent finalists Nabil Abdulrashid, Danny Posthill and Rob Deering, compered by host Steve Royle (also a previous Britain’s Got Talent finalist). Friday 8th’s line-up is headlined by the pun-tastic Hal Cruttenden, along with Lucy Porter, Ria Lina and Doctor Who actor and comedian Bethany Black, hosted by Laura Lexx. The festival is rounded off on Saturday 9th, headlined by The Chase’s Paul Sinha, alongside Shooting Stars’ Angelos Epethemiou, local comedian Tom Houghton, Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated Lauren Pattison and host Hayley Ellis, who joins midway through supporting Sarah Millican on her UK tour. Tickets are a mere £17 per night, but you can save £6 if you book for all three, and with talent like this, why wouldn’t you?!

Hilarity Bites The Hipp takes place at Darlington Hippodrome on Wednesday 6th, Friday 8th and Saturday 9th April.

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