Have a laugh at town hall

Matt Reed
Matt Reed

A POPULAR comedy show is set to return later this month.

Hartlepool’s ever-popular Hot Potato Comedy Club has another sizzling summer special coming up at the Town Hall Theatre on Saturday, July 27.

Giggly Hot Potato favourite Matt Reed makes a welcome return as MC, and hosts a typically strong Saturday night line-up of big circuit favourite Rich Wilson, Canadian charmer John Hastings and hotly tipped Rachel Fairburn.

Peter Vincent of promoters Ten Feet Tall said: “We’ve got another cracking Saturday night here, with Matt Reed right in the thick of things as MC.

“Rich Wilson used to be a barman at London’s legendary Up the Creek Comedy Club, and the comics there encouraged him to have a go onstage himself. He only went and tore the roof off the place, and he’s now a favourite headliner at all the best gigs up and down the land.

“We’re also looking forward to seeing John Hastings in Hartlepool. He’s taken Canada by storm over the last couple of years, and he’s now starting to make proper big waves on the UK circuit too.

“And we’ve got great support from hotly-tipped newcomer Rachel Fairburn, so we’re all set for another top night!”

Tickets are £6 for early bird specials available up to a week in advance and £9/£8 in week leading up to the show.

They are available from Hartlepool Tourist Information Centre, Church Square, Hartlepool, or by calling (01429) 890000.