hot potato


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hot potato

A popular term for a controversial issue, which alludes to the fact that cooked potatoes retain heat because of their high water content, and are thus hard to handle.
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HE BRAND new season of comedy club Hot Potato is set to get off to a storming start.
Hartlepool's Hot Potato Comedy Club bags another ace line-up at the Town Hall Theatre on Saturday October 25.
Saturday, July 26: Hot Potato Comedy Club - Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre, 8pm A Saturday night summer sizzler, starring Paul Sinha, Mike Newall, Stephen Bugeja and Matt Reed as MC.
Local hero Patrick Monahan is back on home turf at Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt on Saturday May 17 and weekend comedy fans can look forward to more great line-ups at Stockton's Catch 22 and Hartlepool's Hot Potato.
Joining The Wiggles on tour will be their friends Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus, singing and dancing along to favour- ites such as Hot Potato and Rock A Bye Your Bear.
"One of the officers said 'Oh s**t', it was too much of a hot potato for him and I should hand it in as lost property."
Comedy fans also continued to enjoy some great nights at Stockton's Catch 22, Middlesbrough's Big Mouth, Hartlepool's Hot Potato and Saltburn's Brass Neck comedy clubs.
When the opposition is quick to close us down, we panic and the ball becomes a hot potato.
Neal said: "It does detract from the captaincy to see the armband being passed around like a hot potato.''
And now the popular compere at Hartlepool's Hot Potato, Middlesbrough's Big Mouth, Stockton's Catch 22, and Saltburn's Brass Neck comedy clubs is hitting the stage with his own solo show at Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre on Friday, October 18.
IT'S a political hot potato which has caused a stink on the streets of Yardley.
Pop a hot potato cake on each plate, then a couple of rashers of crispy bacon and top with a poached egg.