COMEDY fans have a huge treat coming up, with top TV comic Daliso Chaponda headlining at Hartlepool’s Hot Potato Comedy Club.

Fresh from wowing Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and millions of TV fans on Britain’s Got Talent, Daliso Chaponda headlines a great bill on Saturday 29 July.

Ella Willis of promoters Ten Feet Tall said: “Two really exciting gigs here. Gary Delaney needs no introduction to TV comedy fans. You’ll have seen him on Mock the Week, but wait 'til you see him live. With a constant barrage of killer gags - he never fails to leave people reeling.

“Ste Porter has quickly established himself as one of the most popular comics on the circuit, Katherine Tanney is a hotly-tipped new comic, and Mike Wilkinson is brimming with a down-to-earth charm which has made him a popular support for the likes of Peter Kay, Johnny Vegas and Ross Noble.

“We’re obviously super pleased to have snapped up Daliso Chaponda. We’ve worked with him a good few times before, and know how good he is.

“So it was great to see him do so well on Britain’s Got Talent last month. Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and David Walliams were all raving about him during his epic run and third-place finish in the final.

“David and the other judges reckon it’s only a matter of time before he’ll bag his own TV show, so now's your chance to catch him here before he starts hitting the bigger stages.

Hot Potato Comedy Club: Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre. Saturday 29 July. Starring Daliso Chaponda, Brennan Reece, Simon Lomas & Matt Reed (MC). 8pm. Tickets: £7 early birds up to a week in advance / £9 if you leave it late. Box Office: Hartlepool Tourist Information Centre, 01429 890 000, and online at