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Keith Farnan - Headliner
Having appeared on BBC’s Michael Mcintyre Comedy Roadshow as well as adapting his own comedy documentary for RTE, Money, Money, Money: Keith Farnan versus the Economy, Keith has just topped an outstanding eighteen months by appearing at the Montreal Just For Laughs All Access show for the Canadian Comedy Network and Hollands highest rating comedy show, The Comedy Factory. In America, Showtime featured Keith on their new standup show, Live From Amsterdam, which brings together the best American and European comedians working today.
He has performed as a stand-up all over the world, from Montreal to Amsterdam to Hong Kong. His four Edinburgh Festival shows have proved a powerful mix of the personal and the political and have sold out their runs at the major comedy festivals in the UK as well as the Soho Theatre and Royal Festival Hall in London.
‘If Eddie Izzard had been Irish, he’d surely have turned out a lot like Keith Farnan’ – THE SCOTSMAN
Richard Morton - Support
Described as “possibly Newcastle’s finest export since the famous brown ale” and certainly more consistent than its football team, Richard Morton has nailed the twin talents of musicianship and comedy into one perfectly suited package.
This livewire Geordie comic is full of surprises and manic energy, bounding around the stage like an overgrown child on a massive sugar rush. A former winner of Time Out Comedian of the Year, Richard Morton’s amiable manner belies a razor sharp talent and with some acutely witty and well-defined and varied observations, he tackles a plethora of life’s situations in gags, tales, and some of his hilarious and occasional risque songs. No subject matter is clearly safe from being put to a tune. A big favourite at the Edinburgh Festival since making his debut in 1998, Richard Morton has enjoyed a host of sell-out runs at the famous Assembly Rooms while also whipping up other comedy festivals including Montreal and Kilkenny, and hard-to-please The Reading and Leeds Music Festival crowds. A founder member of The Comedy Store’s Cutting Edge Show and a consumate comedian, Richard Morton can play to and entertain audiences of any size, from corporate laugh-ins to sweaty clubs and sold-out theatres. He has enjoyed and endured several nationwide UK tours with the likes of Jack Dee, Lee Evans, Jo Brand, Lily Savage and Phill Jupitus as well as in his own right. Blessed or cursed with endless energy, Richard Morton performs almost every night of the week and shows no sign of waning after nearly 20 years at the top of the comedy tree. A favourite of Channel 5 from its inception, he even hosted his own show Richard Morton Live At The Comedy Store
‘Comic genius’ – The Daily Express
Russell Hicks - Compere
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