Previous Acts

 

Alan Francis

Scottish comedian ALAN FRANCIS first came to the notice of comedy audiences when he won Channel 4's So You Think You're Funny Award in 1991. Since then his reputation has grown as a writer, stand-up and actor.

His diverse acting roles include the award winning play PENETRATOR at the Royal Court and Traverse Theatre. In 1995 he co-wrote and co-starred in JEFFREY DAHMER IS UNWELL at the Edinburgh Festival. The play was critically acclaimed and transferred to the Hampstead Theatre in London. He appeared in MISS CONCEPTIONS at the1996 Edinburgh Festival and has completed successful runs in both THE BEST OF SCOTTISH COMEDY and THE BEST OF SO YOU THINK YOU'RE FUNNY? In 2002 he presented his one-man show CLOBBERED (a black comedy) at the Edinburgh festival where it received rave reviews. Last year he appeared in TAKE A CHANCE ON ME (A New End Hampstead Theatre Production).

 


Alfie Moore

“He’s a very funny man!” - Rhod Gilbert

Alfie Moore is one of the most original and distinctive acts on the comedy scene with his niche area as a serving police sergeant. A versatile performer, who is equally at home in a crowded comedy club or a corporate function. He is regularly opening larger comedy clubs and closing medium-sized venues, with many repeat bookings.

He came slightly later to comedy and brings a wealth of insights and comedy moments from his seventeen years on the beat, where a keen sense of humour has been key to his success and survival.

Alfie’s comedy debut was an impulsive last minute entry into a national stand up competition, where he finished runner up and was well and truly hooked. He subsequently served a whole new apprenticeship, honing his craft at comedy clubs all over the country and was then invited to become resident compere at the highly respected Otherside comedy clubs in the north of England.

 


Christian Reilly

At the age of 15, Christian Reilly joined a band to get laid. The Salvation Army had different ideas…

As former integral part of the Perrier award-winning show Otis Lee Crenshaw and the Black Liars, with comic/songster Rich Hall, Christian's career has taken him around the world three times. On his way, he received accolades at international festivals and numerous network TV credits in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Britain.

Now a solo stand-up performer and playing all the major comedy venues in his own right, Christian uses his dynamic guitar and vocal skills to target histrionic rock bands, musical theatre and morose indie musicians. He recently wrote and performed for 'That Was Then This Is Now' (BBC Radio 2) as musical counterpart to Richard Herring and Emma Kennedy, as well as giving his improvisation skills an outing on Radio 2's 'Jammin'.

 


Javier Jarquin

Winner - The Press Critics Choice Award 'Best National Artist' World Buskers Festival 2012

Javier Jarquin spent the last 4 years working as a professional comedian in New Zealand. After winning the 2007 `So You Think You`re Funny` competition in Christchurch He played and headlined in some of the biggest clubs in NZ and Melbourne, on television and was a core member of New Zealand`s longest running comedy show: Scared Scriptless. He`s been to the NZ International Comedy Festival 3 times and in 2010 won Best Show Wellington and opened for Pauly Shore on his NZ tour.

Since moving to the UK in August 2010 he has established himself as a circuit regular and headline act. He has performed on the same bill with top names such as Jimmy Carr, Stewart Lee, Jo Brand and Paul Daniels.

He was a finalist (4th place) in the prestigious Hackney Empire New Act of the Year Competition and has also performed in Croatia, Romania, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovenia. He is based in London.

 


Wayne The Weird (Wayne Shakespeare)

Master of stupidity and nonchalance Wayne has been entertaining audiences with his conjuring comedy up, down, left and right of the British Isles for over 2 years now.

Currently doing paid 15’s & 20’s for various promoters. Winner of gong shows and various other competitions, add this idiot to your line-up NOW!

“puzzling young man” The Stage

“outrageous comedian and magician” The Southern Daily Echo

 


Patrick Monahan

Patrick started off on the glamorous Irish/Iranian/Geordie stand-up circuit where he developed his warm, friendly, lively story telling style.

He is a comedy festival regular and has performed his solo shows in cities such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leicester and Manchester and also at most major venues throughout the UK, year round.

He's always performed shows across the globe from the West of Ireland to the Middle-East, Qatar, Dubai, as well as across most of Europe, including Luxembourg, Germany, Brussels, France, Greece and Monaco.

He has appeared on numerous Television shows from BBC1, 2, 3 to ITV1 and 2, C4, Channel 5, Sky 1 and UKTV, as a presenter, guest interviewee, panel member and performer. Currently much sought after as a regular TV & studio warm up - on shows such as: BBC 1's Bafta award winning 'Friday Night Jonathan Ross', "The Catherine Tate Show", and "The Kumars at No.42".

 


Dan Mitchell

As a performer, he is wild and unpredictable but always friendly. Sometimes manic, sometimes loving, sometimes cynical, Dan is like an excitable child who's been given an audience to play with. He can be also described as massively hairy.

As an MC he is welcoming and jovial, encouraging and silly.

As a writer, he is sharp and insightful, witty and crude and highly inventive, earning a name for himself as being an original thinker with Sell out plays such "And the Killer is..?", live comedy panel show "Panel 9 From Outer Space!" and multimedia comedy project " Dirtbox"

He appears regularly on Radio Wales, has been on telly a couple of times and hates Claudia Winkleman.

He has appeared on both of Rhod Gilberts dvds.

 


Danny Butler

Danny Buckler is fast establishing himself as one of the most popular performers in showbiz with a unique style that combines stand-up comedy, improvisation, story-telling, audience participation and the odd bit of magic.

Danny has travelled all over the world as a performer whether it’s entertaining the troops in Bosnia, Belfast, The Falkland Islands and Diego Garcia or performing in comedy clubs in Germany, Austria and Singapore.  He is also a favourite with cruise bookers, regularly working for the likes of Disney, Oceania, Silversea and P&O.

In the UK he’s a firm favourite and performs in all the major comedy clubs.  He is also a popular choice for private and corporate events having worked for Orange, Capital One, Yakult and the Prince’s Trust, to name but a few.  He has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the prestigious Assembly Rooms, has toured theatres all over the UK with Men in Coats and was also invited to support Victoria Wood on her national tour, which led to Danny being asked to participate in the show‘VICTORIA WOOD & FRIENDS’ at the Adelphi Theatre alongside Victoria and Imelda Staunton.

 


Christian Elderfield

After only 3 years on the comedy circuit Christian Elderfield is already making a name for himself after being a Finialist in Readings New Act of the Year 2011, a two times winner of The Comedy Cafe’s new act night and placing 3rd in Comedy Café’s New Act of the Year 2011. Having supported the likes of Richard Blackwood, Alex Zane and Radio 1’s Tom Deacon, Christian has also performed at most of London’s finer comedy clubs; Up the Creek, The Kings Head and The Comedy Cafe to name but a few.

Having performed nearly 300 gigs in the past three years he has honed his style and delivery into a delightful comedy package. His diverse range of material is a recipe for laughter in any room with a healthy portion of embarrassing stories, a pinch of silliness finally topped off with a sprinkle of confident and energetic stage presence. This comedian’s charming and likable persona is sure to leave his audience satisfied with room enough for pudding.

 

 


Colin Dymond

Colin Dymond is a professional ventriloquist and magician. He got into magic after buying a magic set for his sons birthday and then he started to nick things from it to impress his mates down the pub. He got into ventriloquism when he swopped a crap magic trick for a dead parrot! The parrot slowly came to life, which at first scared the crap out of him him but he's getting used to it now.

 

 


Dan Wright

Dan is best known as one-half of the double-act 'Electric Forecast'. Together with double-act partner, Steve Marsh, he has appeared in a numerous television shows for BBC 3, Ch4, Ch5, MTV, SKY, ITV & E4. Dan and Steve have also co-devised a couple of magazine-style shows for Sky.

As well as his double-act work Dan is also an actor and presenter in his own right, with a number of TV credits to his name.

 

 

 

 

 


Damian Clark

Damian Clark burst into the Irish & UK comedy circuit in 2005 and within weeks was hailed ‘The Number 1 event to see' and 'Cream of the crop’ (InDublin Magazine).

After several acclaimed TV performances in Australia plus two prestigious comedy awards under his belt, Damo moved to Ireland where teaming up with fellow comic Andrew Stanley, wrote and co-starred in RTE TV’s I Dare Ya (‘Critics’ Choice’ - The Irish Times, ‘A smash hit’ - The Sunday Mirror) which was the highest rating debut of an Irish TV comedy show to date.

Since then, Clark has written and performed for such shows as IFTA Nominated Best Entertainment Program - The Savage Eye, The Republic of Telly, The Apprentice: You're Fired! and his appearance on Katherine Lynch’s Wonder Women was voted on TV3 as ‘one of the funniest moments on Irish TV in the past 50 years’.

 


Earl Okin (Musical Genius & Sex Symbol)

Earl Okin is one of those truly unique performers that one comes across very rarely but, for that very reason, he is almost impossible to describe. (See below for a variety of crits.)

He is primarily a world-class Jazz and Bossa Nova singer and songwriter who accompanies himself on piano or guitar but, due to a second career in the world of comedy, has developed legendary audience skills.

However, he's also been a headline comedy act on the London circuit since 1982.

The ability to charm audiences of any age, race or nationality is very much part of what he brings to his shows, alongside the legendary 'vocal trumpet' solos, witty lyrics and between-song banter.

 


Harriet Kemsley

Harriet begun all this at the turn of 2011 and well, it’s been a bit of a whirlwind. This summer she won Funny’s Funny, was named Up The Creek’s ‘One To Watch’ and became a semi finalist for So You Think You’re Funny. Harriet’s performing regularly round the place since getting her first professional spot at Crack Comedy on the Southbank and after a run of gigs in Paris this summer.
Upcoming venues she’ll be frequenting include Komedia, Downstairs at The Kings Head, Up The Creek and Monkey Business.

Chortle, “Excellent writing.”

Large Man, “That was shit hot love.”

Funny’s Funny, “ Fresh. Different. Brilliant.”

 


James Alderson

James Alderson turned full-time in the comedy world in 2011.

He performs regularly doing paid MCing, 15s, 20s and 30s all over the UK and abroad most nights of the week for clubs such as Laughing Horse, Fun House, The Glee Club, Jongleurs, Highlight, Laughing Pod, Bobs Comedy Clubs, Komedia, and The Comedy Club.

James is happy performing in front of 250 students, 1000 festival goers, 30 private party guests, 100 army squaddies, 500 hens and stags, or a theatre full of families, as he has a variety of material for any occasion and revels in the challenge!

 


Jonny Awsum

"Had the whole audience on their feet. Couldn't take the smile off my face, definitely not the sort of person you invite to a funeral!" - The Glee Club, Birmingham

"Truly amazing" - The Bearcat, Twickenham

"He completely stormed it" - The Laughter House, Basingstoke

After completing an eight-year comedy apprenticeship as barman at The Chuckle Club, Jonny Awsum exploded onto the professional comedy scene with a crowd-pleasing set that’s seen him smash hundreds of gigs all around the world.

With his likeable style and trusty guitar, Jonny’s musings include everything from the white lies he tells his girlfriend to his new home town of Croydon and the memory of his first love at eight years old.

 

 


Larry Dean

"Like fellow Glaswegian gobs Billy Connolly, Kevin Bridges and Janey Godley, Dean is a natural storyteller and his riffs soon evolved into a fascinatingly funny tale with a brilliant pay-off...I'm sure Dean will be winning other awards in the future", The Evening Standard

"Larry Dean has all you want from a classic stand-up. Confident, easy-going, some great lines, and full of surprising twists. His patter drew you into his world and you were happy to spend time there", Alan Nixon (Creative Director - C4, C5 & Comedy Central)

 


Matt Price

Comedian Matt Price may look like the bloke who has been sent over to fix your radiator, but he's also a craftsman of funny stories and a master of friendly audience banter. He tells the sort of jokes you'll be trying to tell your work mates the following day and is a very experienced compere. He gets real live audiences roaring with laughter night in, night out in every corner of the U.K. and all over the world.

No two shows of his are ever the same because each audience is different, and playing hundreds of large and small rooms (his travels have taken him all over the U.K. most of Eastern and Central Europe, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, South East Asia, Scandinavia) for over ten years have helped Matt develop a distinctive style.

Once he is on stage, whether in a comedy club, a room above a pub or a one man show, you know you are in safe and funny hands - although your radiator may never be fixed.

 

 


Matt Richardson

After starting comedy at 18 in 2010 Matt Richardson has rapidly established himself as one of the hottest and most exciting acts on the comedy circuit. After appearing in the So You Think You're Funny and Chortle Student Comedy Award finals just six months later and winning dozens of other competitions, he hit the ground running and has now performed all over the country and abroad. Matt can be seen at some of the biggest clubs and gigs for some of the largest promoters in the country either performing sets or compèreing with his high-energy and confessional stand-up.

Matt has begun previewing his much anticipated début solo show - titled 'Hometown Hero' which will be unleashed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2013. The show won the Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival's 'Best New Show' award on it's first ever outing in February 2012.

 


Marcel Lucont

Winner: FringeWorld Award - Best Comedy Show - FringeWorld Perth 2013
Winner: Amused Moose Award - Best Comedy Show - Edinburgh Fringe 2012
Nominee: Best International Show Award - New Zealand Comedy Festival 2012
Top 25 Best-Rated Comedy Shows, Edinburgh Fringe 2011 (source: British Comedy Guide)
Winner: Spank! Award - Best Headliner 2010 Winner: Buxton Fringe Award 2009 - Best Comedy Individual

Flâneur, raconteur, bon-viveur, Marcel Lucont is easily the best French comedian on the UK circuit today. If you don't believe this, just ask him yourself.
Marcel has entertained the world with his wry observations, bawdy chansons and top-class sex poetry, and is the author of the superb book "What We French Think Of You British... And Where You Are Going Wrong" (New Holland Publishers)

 


Mike Gunn

Mike Gunn’s history is as interesting and entertaining as his comedy. A misspent youth and a series of grim jobs cultivated his cynical outlook on life and a perverse desire led him to the world of stand-up. A self-confessed pessimist, he describes himself as “not a natural choice for a career in laughter”. He has a rare ability to walk close to the line of what audiences find acceptable and yet still remain likable and funny. His reputation for being a bit unfriendly, a touch dark and even morose is really not true. In real life he’s loving, warm and philanthropic. Just a bit misunderstood.
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Early in his career Mike was supporting the likes of Jo Brand and Alan Davies. He now headlines at all the top comedy venues in the UK and is rapidly reaching cult status on the circuit. He has performed internationally, taking his talent to Hong Kong, Ireland, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, New Zealand, and Saudi Arabia and to Australia at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, where he completed a five-week sell-out season. He also had the dubious honour of being the first comic to ever play in Kuantan, East Malaysia and has entertained the troops in the Falkland Islands.

 


Nick Page

Nick Page got into comedy for a bet, he's still not sure if he's won. He turned professional 4 months after his first open mic appearance, helped by working with Steve Coogan's 'Baby Cow' production company and an approach from the BBC who needed someone with a knowledge of property and a bit of life for a new series. That offer turned into 3 series (so far) of 'Escape to the Country', which attracts daytime audience share of over 30% and has moved to prime time as well.

Despite gaps in his gigging schedule caused by filming, Nick is performing all over the country, and is at home compering a rowdy Friday night comedy club as he is doing a one man show at a corporate event

His material is a surprising mixture of cynical observation and storytelling, drawing on his useless degree (International Politics and Far Eastern History) and inability to do a proper job (he was an estate agent but is mostly cured). He is quite tall, some would say very tall, but that may be hyperbole. His brother holds the record for throwing a Wellington boot (292 feet)

 


Rob Beckett

Rob started performing stand-up in 2009 and quickly enjoyed success in all of the new comedian competitions winning 4 competitions in his first year. Consistently impressive performances in these competitions, culminated in Rob finishing as a runner up in So You Think You're Funny and winning the Amused Moose Laugh Off at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2010 which earned him an invite to perform at Comedy festivals in Australia.

South East London born Rob is now regularly gigging at some of the best comedy clubs in the UK. His unique observations, unusual take on life and tales of growing up in a large south London family continue to win over audiences all over the country.

 


Steve Day

Steve Day is a truly unique comedian - warm, witty and engaging whilst dealing with the dilemmas of being a deaf man in a hearing world.

His stories of multiple children, wearing a suit and the problems caused by not knowing how words are pronounced will have audiences in raptures, and his uplifting tales of overcoming the obstacles in his path will leave crowds feeling inspired.

 


Steve N Allen

Stand-up, writer and radio presenter, Steve N Allen keeps himself busy. Steve broke into stand-up in early 2002 and since then has become a regular performer across London and the South East, including gigs at The Comedy Store, Downstairs At The King's Head and the Comedy Café. Steve has a warm and friendly style and mixes topical and observational material with an array of neat one-liners.

Quotes:
"Very funny" - Time Out
"Charming and witty" - Chortle.co.uk
"Likeable", "very appealing" - Hannah Chambers, Comedy Café (on 'Live With... Chris Moyles')

 

 


Suzy Bennett

"Vibrant, gorgeous and extremely funny.” (BBC)

Originally from Devon, Ex-Butlins-Redcoat Suzy is a dynamo of a comic, with a uniquely warm and chatty stage presence. She has been delighting audiences with her saucy comedy since "accidentally" reaching the finals of Jimmy Carr's Comedy Idol on her first gig, and being asked by Jimmy to support him on his "Gag Reflex" tour. Since then she has been storming gigs up and down the country, as well as hosting the Playtex Moonwalk in Hyde Park for the last two years entertaining 17,000 people wearing a novelty bra!

 


Iszi Lawrence

Headliner in UK, Ireland, Norway and Belgium, she is compere of Lil Fat Comedy Club in Oxfordshire and BBC Comedy Semi-finalist.

Before becoming a stand-up, Iszi acted in Perrier Award Winning Passion of the Hodgson at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Since then, she has performed critically acclaimed shows at the Camden, Brighton, Leicester and Edinburgh Fringe festivals as well as the Reading Comedy Festival, How the Light Gets In, and Crunch Festival, Hay on Wye. She has performed at The Wychwood Festival, Truck Festival, Meadowfield Festival and Endorset Festival.

She has supported Stewart Lee, Sarah Millican, Rufus Hound, Simon Munnery, Richard Herring, Jo Caulfield and Jon Richardson.

Iszi is the voice of the Skeptics Guide to the Universe and has her own weekly podcast Sunday Supplement which she co-hosts with TV writer Simon Dunn. She is also an international speaker and entertainer on skepticism and atheism.


Andre King

Comedian Musician Actor Magician Entertainer

Andre King is a stand up comedian from Auckland New Zealand and a veteran of the NZ comedy circuit. He started off in 2000 as a magician and in an effort to move from childrens parties to a more mature audience took to stand up comedy as a method of improving his patter. However, since making the move, he discovered a love for stand up and a passion for the stage. Since then he has performed all over New Zealand and Australia.

Since making the leap to Stand up comedy, Andre has also secured roles as an actor in critically acclaimed NZ shows such as Eating Media Lunch, Shortland Street and two seasons of "The Pretender" which saw him nominated in the Qantas Film & Television awards 2009 for "Best Supporting Actor".

 


Andrew Watts

Andrew Watts is one of the most talked-about new acts on the Comedy Circuit, whose distinctive style and original material mark him out as one to watch for the future. Previously a solicitor in London, he is now a full-time comedian and writer based in Wiltshire. His first full-length Edinburgh Show, "I wish I could be like Andrew Watts", received great reviews, and he is now concentrating on building his reputation on the club circuit.

As seen on FHM's Stand-Up Hero (ITV4) and The World Stands Up (Comedy Central)

"Unusual and challenging - very clever - I liked him immediately"
Ronni Ancona (from TV’s Big Impression and Strictly Come Dancing)

“Excellent writing”
Henry Normal (writer of Alan Partridge and The Royle Family)

"A very funny guy"
Brendon Burns (Perrier-award-winning comedian)

 


Mickey Sharma

Mickey Sharma’s mix of comedy and another form of artistry (you will see what I mean) make him as unique as he is funny. His high and contagious energy helps him tame any crowd no matter their age, gender, ethnicity or amount of alcohol consumed. Mickey is extremely comfortable anywhere on the bill; be it MC, opening or closing. A highly regarded act that will have you trying to copy his catchy material (unsuccessfully) for a long time after seeing him.

BIOGRAPHY
Mickey Sharma is an Indian that was born in Pakistan (its true!!) in 82 while his father was working for the Indian Embassy. After living in Pakistan, the family moved to Beijing, then Hong Kong, before finally moving back to India in 90 where he lived till 9th September 02 when he moved to Birmingham!!

Having endured various jobs like a waiter, shelf stacker, camera assistant and Bouncer, Mickey started comedy in July 09 and now works as a full time comic and travels all over the UK and sometimes abroad (Spain, Romania, India, Czech Republic)


Ian Cognito

Ian Cognito is one of the best comics on the national circuit, a veteran who clearly knows what he’s doing as he spits his darkly humorous vitriol over an unsuspecting crowd. Outspoken, opinionated, and totally clued up, this man’s take on the world will have you convinced and convulsed (with laughter).

"Cognito’s indignant polemic is a bracing antidote to more amiable routines. When a comedian can transform rage into humour without diluting their passion, the result is always riveting. Share his inspired madness." - William Cook, The Guardian

"Cognito puts them all in the shade. If you want to know what’s wrong with New Britain, Ian Cognito’s going to tell you. And if you don’t, you’d better keep your mouth shut. Just stunning." - Phil Daoust, The Guardian

"Ian Cognito is up there with the greats. He rants - but not without thought." - Evening Standard

 


 

Roger Monkhouse

"his laconic delivery shields an engaging persona and an enquiring mind" The Guardian

Roger Monkhouse is one of the most original and distinctive acts on the comedy scene. A consummate stand-up who employs a deadly combination of charm and menace to exert a masterful control over any audience. A highly original and quirky performer, Roger's trademark stage-prowling style and curious, inimitable manner have established him as one of the hottest names on the comedy circuit.

Distinguished as a comic by his eloquence and keen eye for a fine phrase, Roger's easy observational style is spiked by the signal flares of an accomplished gag writer. A supremely confident compere and seasoned corporate host, Roger is happy to improvise freely with a crowd and is at great ease bantering with an audience, but has no shortage of first class observational material in his armoury.

 


Noel James

"Liberates the lunatic side to our personalities - brilliantly!" - Time Out

"Stands out like a droll giant in a comedy land of trite dwarfs" - The Independent

"Huge fan!" - The Sunday Times

"Absolutely Hilarious!" - HTV & Wales on Sunday

Noel James' credits are too numerous to list in full so we asked him to write his own biography to give you an idea how this bizarre mans brain ticks.

"My name is Infact Noel James, although I never pronounce the Infact…"

These are the first words of Infact Noel James' act - an act which, dare I say, confounds even his closest psychopathic hangers-on.

 


Michael Fabbri

Michael Fabbri quickly stamped his mark on the UK circuit appearing in the 2003 final of Channel 4’s So You Think You’re Funny? and rapidly earned a reputation as one of the most promising up and coming comedians on the circuit. A reputation that he is living up to, regularly performing for the best clubs in the country.

With a dark and honest approach to some of life’s more touchy subjects Fabbri manages to effortlessly slip between some harsh, controversial topics to light-hearted silliness to make for a refreshingly eclectic and brilliantly funny act.

LIVE WORK
Michael regularly performs for all of the major clubs and promoters on the UK circuit, including:
The Comedy Store, Jongleurs, Komedia, Glee Clubs, The Stand, Up The Creek, 99 Club, Funny Side of Covent Garden, Jesters, Off The Kerb, CKP, Just The Tonic, GSOH and Mirth Control. He also performs at many universities across the UK.
Michael supported Lucy Porter on her national Love In tour in 2008.

 


Paul McCaffrey

2008 London paper/Soho Theatre London comic Competition- WINNER

2008 Laughing Horse New act Competition- FINALIST

2007 Comedy Cafe Best new act of 2007- FINALIST

"likeable, animated and fluid with a first-rate sense of timing, able to effortlessly maintain an illusion of spontaneity

he has a stylish way of slowly building up on his observational premises, wringing every possible laugh out of it" Chortle

"His distinctive and funny take on modern life is performed with great energy, quality and charm. He has great potential" Steve Lock, Soho theatre comedy producer

 


Tom Craine

Critics Choice: Guardian, New Statesman, Daily Mail, Independent

Winner: Best Comedy, BBC National Radio Awards

***** Three Weeks
**** Scotsman
***** New Current
**** Chortle
**** Broadway Baby
**** Venue
**** Fest
**** List
**** What’s on stage
**** Spoonfed
**** British Comedy Guide

Tom is an award-winning stand up comedian, writer, and one third of the critically acclaimed sketch group Jigsaw (second BBC Radio 4 Series coming 2014).

 

 


Yianni Agisilaou

Yianni is an Australian comedian who has an established and growing fanbase in London. His electric material, sharp improvisational mind and smooth crowd control skills make him one of the most in-demand acts and MC’s in the UK.

He regularly performs at all major UK comedy venues and at Comedy Festivals worldwide including Edinburgh, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Johannesburg, Leicester and Brighton.

His shows have been critically acclaimed with a raft of 4 star reviews. Respected industry website Chortle said “it takes real skill to pull of a show of such simple ideas” and “sharp social commentary to compare favourably with Woody Allen”

 


Steve Gribbin

Steve Gribbin is a diminutive guitar-wielding satirist from Liverpool whose scabrous comedy songs and off the wall observations have made him one of the firm favourites of the comedy circuit.

Steve's original comedy songs combine razor sharp lyrics with tunes that put their foot in the door of your mind and refuse to leave. Firmly based in rock 'n' roll and refusing to pull no punches, these are not the 'oh so witty' ditties of penguin-suited plink plonk piano playing posh gobs. They are that rarity - comedy songs which are actually funny.

For nine years Steve was the smaller one in the dynamic comedy duo Skint Video, stalwart's of the Edinburgh Festival, appearing on countless television programmes such as Saturday Live, radio such as The Mary Whitehouse Experience, and their own show in 1992/3 Songlines (BBC Radio 1). Skint Video went their different ways in 1993, since when Steve has been storming across the UK and Ireland as a solo artiste.