Top acts promise an hilarious start to 2017

Acclaimed comedian Jason Cook who wrote and starred in cult BBC sitcom 'Hebburn' alongside Vic Reeves and Chris Ramsey is one of three acts at the first Hebden Bridge Comedy Club of 2017 (January 15).

Saturday, 7th January 2017, 11:00 am
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 1:22 pm

“Jason Cook has more funny in his middle toe than most comics do in their whole body,” says Chortle, the British comedy website.

Also on the bill is Blackburn’s Tez Ilyas, who within months of first picking up a microphone found himself in the finals of no less than eight comedy competitions. A few years on he’s won the BBC New Comedy Award, has produced numerous film shorts for both the BBC and Sky as well as his own Radio 4 series ‘TEZ Talks’. 2017 sees him embark on his first national tour!

“Blackburn-born Ilyas has a slickness more reminiscent of US comics, and the gags to back it up,” says The Guardian.

Todmorden’s Martin Mor returns to compere and middle act is London based Ria Lina. The show starts at 8.30pm prompt and tickets are priced £8.50 available from the Old Gate (07874 152338) or online at