Hot Potato Comedy Club

Published Thursday, 27th July 2017

Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre Saturday 29 July at 8pm Starring: Ivan Brackenbury, Brennan Reece & Matt Reed (MC).

Age: 18+

Tickets: £7.00 early bird specials up to a week in advance, or £9.00 if you leave it late.

Box Office: Hartlepool Tourist Information Centre, Church Square, Hartlepool. 01429 890 000.

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A side-splitting summer scorcher here, with huge Hot Potato favourite Matt Reed hosting a typically fab Saturday night.

A late line-up change sees Tom Binns genius comic character Ivan Brackenbury stepping in for BGT finalist Daliso Chaponda, who has just this week been snapped up to play at one of the world biggest comedy festivals – the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.

Ivan Brackenbury

Ivan Brackenbury

Like all the best comedy clubs up and down the land, we always state that line-ups are occasionally subject to change – that’s the nature of showbiz.

But we’re thrilled for Daliso, and we hope to see him back on Teesside sometime in the near future.

However, it’s a hugely welcome Hartlepool return for Tom Binns – the star of BBC1’s Friday night comedy Hospital People that was filmed right here in the town earlier this year.

Tom will be appearing as the hopelessly hilarious hospital radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury – he’s wowed comedy festivals all over the world and has arguably more five-star reviews than any other comedian.

“Deliciously enjoyable.” The Guardian.

Also taking the comedy circuit by storm, tonight’s co-headliner Brennan Reece is a BBC New Comedy Award finalist, and tipped to be hitting the bigger stages in the none-too-distant future.

“Reece has a keen eye for detail and an impressive ear for a cutting phrase.” The Standard.

Strap yourselves in for a top night here.

Small print thingy: Line-ups occasionally subject to change. Not for the easily offended.