Funny turn could be your big break

AN Ashington funnyman is urging budding comedians to enter the event that gave him his big break.

Andy Fury, pictured, was last year’s winner of a competition for new acts organised by Darlington entertainment firm Hilarity Bites.

The X Factor-style competition aims to unearth the next generation of stand-up comedians, with the winner receiving a cash prize and two paid-for gigs.

Andy said: “I was chuffed to bits to win the Hilarity Bites new act of the year award, and it’s an excellent chance for aspiring comedians to enhance their reputation both in the north east and further afield.”

The deadline for entries is Sunday. To enter, go to,