Hilarity Bites – Sammy Dobson, Fran Garrity and Paul ‘Silky’ White





Category: Comedy

This event is part of: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club

Please Note: 18 years + only
This performance may feature adult themes and language.

Sammy Dobson – Host

Sammy started her career at 14 in Byker Grove, and went on to appear in many BBC and ITV dramas and films including ‘I, Daniel Blake’. Her most recent TV credits include hit comedies such as ‘Boy Meets Girl’, and appearances in the first two series of Dave’s award-winning ‘Meet The Richardsons’.

She decided to try stand up comedy for a charity event a few years ago and hasn’t stopped since, appearing at many of the country’s top venues, and has performed solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe whilst also appearing in alternative pantomimes and sketch shows in her native Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

“Shockingly funny… observational comedy Michael McIntyre couldn’t possibly approach”
NARC Magazine

Fran Garrity

One of Teesside’s finest comedic exports of recent years, Fran can often be heard on the airwaves of both national and regional radio on such shows as BBC Radio 4’s New Comedy Awards and BBC Radio Newcastle’s features Jesting About and Grin up North, whilst also presenting a weekend show on Zetland FM.

In 2017,  he was chosen for a support slot with Jason Manford on his Muddle Class Tour, and later that year he debuted his solo show Secret Agent Fran and became a finalist in the Harrogate Comedian of the Year. He had a sell-out run for Best In Class at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

“Fran Garrity has an easy and instant rapport with the audience and not only gets frequent laughs but also they are always big laughs”
Buzz Comedy

Paul ‘Silky’ White

Silky has been a full time comedian since 1997. He did his first gig in 1994, since when, awards he has failed to win include the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year (runner-up 2000), the Liverpool Echo Arts and Entertainment Award (the only person to be nominated twice: always the sodding bridesmaid).

He has performed internationally, and all over Europe, including at the Glastonbury Festival, where no-one lobbed bottles of wee, much to his relief. He is a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe, where he plays to full houses every year at The Stand Comedy Club.

“One of the comedy circuit’s most popular headliners… on the cusp of superstardom”
Yorkshire Life