Live Comedy Tours and Shows
Edinburgh Festival Award Winner, Mark Watson is one of the most talked-about British comedians to emerge in recent years. Not only a regular on television shows such as Mock The Week and Mind The Buzzcocks, Mark has been the face of shows such as BBC Four’s We Need Answers.
As well as displaying his impressive and hilarious character comedy, Hodgson has appeared in BBC’s Jonathan Creek and Count Arthur Strong as well as the box office smash Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa. Kieran recently filmed a role in Channel 4’s The Cloud – Graham Linehan’s new pilot also starring Adam Buxton and Jamie Demetriou – and has a guest role in series 2 of the BBC Three hit comedy Siblings.
Richard Gadd won the Amused Moose Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015. He was a finalist at the Chortle Student Comedy Awards 2011 and the Amused Moose Laugh-Off Scottish Comedian of the Year 2011, as well as winning the Laughing Penguin New Act of the Year Award 2011. Waiting for Gaddot saw him nominated for the prestigious Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality.
Daniel’s TV appearances include 2015’s John Bishop Show, Sunday Night at the Palladium, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Russell Howard’s Good News, Conan (4 guests appearances in one year- the first stand-up ever to achieve this), The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Paul O’Grady Show (Daniel’s TV debut aged 18), as well as many more. In addition he has had his own BBC3 show The Adventures Of Daniel, has given a Ted Talk and released his debut stand-up DVD Daniel Sloss: Live! on 2Entertain.
Rory McGrath wrote and starred in Channel 4’s hit sketch show Who Dares Wins, as well as starring as a permanent panellist on BBC One’s They Think It’s All Over for over a decade. He then went on to star in seven series of the hilarious documentary series Three Men in a Boat alongside Griff Rhys Jones and Dara O’Briain and the Channel 5 show Rory and Paddy’s Great Adventure alongside Paddy McGuiness.
Christian O’Connell is one of the country’s most well-loved broadcasters with his radio shows on XFM, Radio 5Live and his current daily breakfast show on Absolute Radio earning him a record 12 Radio Academy Awards and three Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards, including this year’s Broadcaster of the Year.
As a comedic impressionist Debra Stephenson is perhaps best known as star of BBC One’s highly rated The Impressions Show with Culshaw & Stephenson, with her other credits in the field including BBC Radio 4’s Dead Ringers and ITV’s Newzoids.
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
No two nights are ever the same as The Showstoppers take audience suggestions and then spin a brand new comedy musical out of thin air – stories, characters, tunes, lyrics, dances, harmonies and all – with unpredictable and hilarious results. If you’ve thought improv looked difficult before, try doing it in time (and tune) to music!
Mike Birbiglia is a comedian, writer, actor, and director known for his highly personal approach to comedy. As one of the US’ busiest working comedians, he serves as creator, writer and star of the film Don’t Think Twice. He was recently seen in the fourth season of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black and Universal’s Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping and has appeared in HBO’s Girls as well as the films Trainwreck, The Fault in our Stars, Digging For Fire, Adult Beginners, Cedar Rapids, Going The Distance and Your Sister’s Sister.
Jayde’s impressive debut show Jayde 31 was a huge hit at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, earning her a nomination for the prestigious Lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer. Jayde recently created, wrote and starred in a Halloween Comedy Short for Sky Comedy, Bloody Tracy, which will air over Halloween on Sky Arts and Sky on Demand with Simon Bird and Jonny Sweet’s production company Guilty Party Pictures. Jayde will also star in Sky Atlantic’s Sick Note early next year alongside Rupert Grint and Nick Frost and appeared in the newest series of 8 Out Of 10 Cats.
Dr Phil Hammond
Dr Phil Hammond is an NHS doctor, BBC broadcaster, Private Eye journalist, activist and whistle-blowing comic.