Chris Washington & Tom Houghton

Scarth Hall, Staindrop.

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An Edinburgh Preview double header, in an intimate venue, with two exciting young comics bursting onto the comedy scene - Chris Washington & Tom Houghton.

Chris Washington - You Beauty! (Work In Progress)

In 2017 a Wigan postman used all his annual leave to bring a show to the world’s biggest arts festival and was nominated for Best Newcomer. A true ‘you beauty’ underdog story.

Edinburgh Best Newcomer Nominee, Chris Washington brings his brand new work-in-progress show about the best year of his life! Including receiving the prestigious 10 years service tie pin from Royal Mail and the series of 'You Beauty!' moments that followed. A feel good underdog story about a Wigan postman who used all his annual leave to take a show to the world's biggest arts festival and got 5 numbers and the bonus ball on the comedy lottery.

Chris has supported Jason Manford on tour and as seen on 'Live from the BBC.' He was Breakthrough Comedian of the Year Winner and a finalist in the Magners New Comedy Act in 2015.  Without a doubt Chris has proved he’s a definite one to watch, being likened to a “Peter Kay for the smart phone generation”.  His performance in Barnard Castle earlier this year was a massive success.

 “A revelation”....Chortle

"Funny, relatable and heartwarming" - Broadway Baby

 “Gaining big laughs from the really small stuff”...The List

"A timeless storytelling jokesmith"...Beyond The Joke

"A comic with full potential and a bright future"...Arts Award Voice


Tom Houghton

Comedian, musician and presenter, Tom Houghton is a natural comic talent. A former member of improv comedy group The Noise Next Door, Tom was raised amongst the height of the British Upper Class. His father is the ex-professional head of the entire UK Armed forces and he currently resides in The Tower of London… so naturally, a career in comedy beckoned!

Funny and charming, with roguish tales and hilarious songs, Tom Houghton is star on the rise. Amongst others and has supported Daniel Sloss and Justin Moorhouse on tour.

Tom was named a finalist in the 2017 Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Awards and went on to take his eagerly awaited debut solo hour, ‘Class Half Empty’ to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last August, selling out the entire run within in the first week and adding extra shows due to popular demand.

Alongside his flourishing stand-up career, Tom is also regular across our TV screens. Previously with The Noise Next Door he has appeared on BBC1, BBC3, ITV3, Channel 4 and Channel 5 on such programmes as ‘The One Show’, ‘Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live’, ‘Secret interview’ and ‘It’s a Small World – with Warrick Davis’. Solo he’s co-presented Virgin TV’s ‘Comedy Binge’ and appeared on ‘Comedy Blaps’, ‘First Dates Hotel’ (both Channel 4), ‘The Jim Jeffries Show’ for Comedy Central and has also starred in high profile ad campaigns for ‘Toyota’ and ‘Playstation 4’.

Currently, Tom has a number of exciting television, touring and podcast projects in development as well as preparing for his eagerly anticipated follow-up solo show, to debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival next August. This is your chance to see the show before it arrives in Edinburgh.

“This unexpected tour de force warrants a 21-gun salute”...The Daily Telegraph

“The long awaited male answer to Bridget Jones made flesh”...The Daily Telegraph

“A crafty idiot”...The Daily Mail

“Now that’s class”...Fringe Guru

“Hefty package of entertainment”...Chortle


Age restriction: suitable for 16+

Tickets (if still available) on the door would be £12.00