Hot line-up for club

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COMEDY lovers can look forward to another laughter-filled night of fun at a Hartlepool venue.

The Hot Potato Comedy Club resumes for another session this Saturday at the Town Hall Theatre in Raby Road.

Richard Morton

Richard Morton

Time Out Comedy Award winner Richard Morton and Londoner Julian Deane lead the way this weekend

The monthly Saturday night comedy club has proved a big hit since launching in front of a packed crowd in 2009.

Peter Vincent of promoters Ten Feet Tall said the latest line-up would keep up the record for attracting top comedians.

He said Richard Morton was “one of our favourite comics, and one of the most sought-after headliners.

“He’s a founder member of the Comedy Store’s Cutting Edge team, and he’s also been the support for people like Jack Dee, Lee Evans, Jo Brand and Eddie Izzard.”

He said he was “chuffed to bits” to have attracted Julian Deane to Hartlepool as well.

John Smith will be the compere for the night. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm show and tickets are £9 and £8.

They are available from Hartlepool Tourist Information Centre and Art Gallery in Church Square. .

For more details and to book tickets, contact (01429) 890000.

If that has got you in the mood for more humour, comedy nights are planned in other Tees Valley towns.

Stockton’s hugely popular Catch 22 Comedy Club meets at the ARC in the town tomorrow night.

Julian Deane is also lined up for this show with John Smith as MC.

Tickets are £12 and £10 and the show starts at 8.15pm with doors opening at 7.15pm.

For more details, contact the box office on (01642) 525199.

The Big Mouth Comedy Club meets at Middlesbrough’s Town Hall Crypt on Saturday, April 7.

Headlining will be Mrs Barbara Nice - the comic creation of Janice Connolly.

She played the dipsy barmaid Holy Mary in Phoenix Nights, and also played Peter Kay’s mum in the stand-up legend’s classic Coronation Street cameo.

Comedian Ray Kane and John Smith as MC for the night are also on the line-up.

Tickets are £12.50 or £10 on the early bird offer and doors open at 7.15pm for an 8.15pm show. Tickets are available from the box office on (01642) 729729.