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On first glance Troy Hawke appears to be an anachronistic 1930s throwback – all debonair silk housecoat and slick moustache. An erudite raconteur and rakish sophisticate, Troy’s well-meaning but often misplaced attentions turn to the everyday machinations of society – from Wilkos to Wetherspoons.

Described as an ‘outstanding character comedian’ and a ‘mad comic genius’, Troy is the brainchild of Milo McCabe, a Fringe veteran and increasingly in-demand talking head on the telly, not to mention star of ITV’s Benidorm – he’ll be heading up the bill at Shoe Cake Comedy Club’s show at Georgian Theatre, Stockton on Thursday 18th July with a preview of his Edinburgh Fringe show 1001 Moments With Troy Hawke.

Whether he’s infiltrating such high street icons as Wilkinsons and Poundland, or expounding on the dubious delights of Wetherspoons, the flâneur delights in being a fish out of water, from attending a biker rally or football match, to the ‘nefarious allure’ of the bingo hall. His skits have included instructing his audience on how to be a racist (ironically, of course) and attempting to assimilate in a rough pub in Australia, with clueless comedic delight ensuing.

Also joining the bill is North East new act of the year finalist Anth Young, local legend Fran Garrity and keen impressionist and MC Chris Lumb. Smoking jackets optional, but welcome.


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