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Mark Simmons - Headliner
In 2013 Mark Simmons came runner up in the prestigious Leicester Mercury comedian of the year competition, in addition to reaching the finals of ‘So you think you’re funny’, ‘Amused Moose Laugh off’ and the ‘NATY award’’.Since then he has been in demand headlining shows on the UK comedy circuit and has been supporting Seann Walsh and Rob Beckett on their national tours, as well as one off shows supporting Michael MacIntyre and Jack Dee. At the end of 2016 Mark starred in the BBC3 documentary ‘One for the road’, which followed he and Seann Walsh on tour in the Scottish Highlands.
‘Master of one liners’ one4review
“A talented comic with an artisan’s grasp of joke-writing” Chortle
‘Hilarious one liners’ Edinburgh Festival Magazine
Russell Hicks - Support
Anyone who has seen Russell Hicks knows that it is never the same show twice. Taking a different approach to most comedians, Russell Hicks weaves improvisation with stream of conscious delivery that has moved many audience members to return for two nights in a row. Nothing in this biography can do his act justice other than to say, you just have to see him live.
“Astonishing, astonishing and astonishing. He simply took the roof of the place leaving people talking about his act all night. His entire 20 minutes was totally improvised based entirely on audience interaction. It did help that we had one member of the audience who looked like the twin brother of Larry David from Curb Your Enthusiasm and provided Russell with so much material to improv on. Based on this one gentlemens comments, Russell created a world where he is doing a West End show about willy-helicopters, the 28th October is now International Toothpaste Day and his performance last night was just a figment of the gentlemans imagination. The audience were at times almost collapsing with laughter on the floor and I was one of them. Watching Russell Hicks last night was reminiscent of watching early Ross Noble on stage. Brilliant” Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club
Brian Damage and Crystal - Compere
Wherever they go their baggage goes with them, including several musical instruments (not always musical in their hands!) and many years of experience in the entertainment industry. Much of this baggage spills forth during their unconventional vaudeville style act, punctuated by occasional silly songs, the odd bit of Spanish dancing and loads of belly laughs.
“Wonderful silliness, some cute songs, some political incorrectness, some sick vomit and poo jokes and a lot of originality. It is all done with that intangible panache, subtlety and ability to laugh at one’s self that is quintessential to British humour.” Peter Bleby – Australian Stage