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Hosted by local comedian, radio presenter and podcaster extraordinaire Ted Hanky, The Hanky Panky Comedy Club is a monthly comedy night offering a showcase for rising stars amongst the region’s comedy scene at Middlesbrough’s recently opened Bier & Beer.

September’s event takes place on Friday 24th and will be headlined by Fran Garrity, who has previously toured with the likes of Jason Manford, as well as touring two fully sold-out solo shows and appearing on BBC Newcastle’s Grin Up North, alongside a regular show on local station Zetland FM. Support comes from local fledgling act James Kilvington who (despite only taking up comedy in 2019) has been on a steady rise that hasn’t even been stalled by the pandemic, generating plenty of acclaim and raking in over three million views from online clips of his high-energy, raucous act. Rounding off the bill is the infamous impressionist Charlie Hopkinson, the ‘Man of 100 Voices’, whose cunningly accurate impressions of everyone from Morgan Freeman to Liam Neeson have seen him rack up over 100 million views on YouTube.

Fran Garrity, James Kilvington, Charlie Hopkinson and Ted Hanky perform at Bier & Beer, Middlesbrough on Friday 24th September

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