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Highly entertaining Britain`s Got Talent star ROBERT WHITE Robert White has shot to instant fame when his genius was broadcast across the nation on Britain's Got Talent, where he roasted the judges and came within a hairs breath of winning the Competition. He is now Touring the U.K. and becoming more celebrated by the day with further TV appearances. Edinburgh 2014 – The Curious Incident of the Gag and the Gun Crime: Robert White killed with this show, matching an amazing presence to clever jokes and pitch-perfect delivery…… he hides behind a keyboard, constantly twitching and fiddling with the mic stand or the knobs and dials on his board as he expertly jingles his way through his act. Musical comedy is so frequently hit-or-miss, but here the music is an accompaniment to White’s nicely written gags, delivered with an acute sense of timing…..He plays the keyboard beautifully, with the lyrics far from beautiful. But he garners serious rounds of applause and howls of laughter. He caters the songs directly to people in the crowd, and most of the front row get a mention more than once…..At one point he commented repeatedly on the laughter as it moved around the room, describing each individual’s laugh and how it infected others. It is uncomplicated and obvious, yet we can’t help but get caught up in it. He never lets up, his sharp humour moving with the flow. Super-fast quips follow any piece of information gleamed from the willing audience. Simple puns and what should be cheap gags are lent gravity simply by the carefree and confident torrent of his humour. Just brilliant.CHORTLE **** ‘Robert White is an extraordinary talent, or maybe an extraordinary person. Maybe both…… rude songs, appalling puns and outrageous jokes all delivered by a bloke who looks vaguely reminiscent of Tintin. White, of course, gives us about a dozen minority groups for the price of none. ….. mildly terrifying, but very funny……His seemingly endless running commentary on audience reactions is quite brilliant, taking the room right to the edge of a primal scream and then dropping us in an exhausted heap……White also has an impressive ability to improvise songs. He plucks rhymes from the air with relentless accuracy, never missing a beat. This is a show you really should see.’ Kate Copstick Aug 2014 ‘It’s his nervously effervescent delivery – a gushing stream of puns and musical stings, transmitted through the static interference of his twitchiness – which is what makes him stand out…..a good punster, and a talented improviser, able to ad lib a song in response to a minor audience disturbance …… the jumpy energy of the set is compelling.’ Steve Bennett CHORTLE
champion of left wing politics TV personality and comedian Award-winning KATE SMURTHWAITE She performs all over the UK and around the world at major clubs She also writes and tours an annual solo show of highbrow left wing comedy under the name The News At Kate which has been a feature of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival since 2009. In 2013 she won a Three Week's Editor's Choice Award naming her one of the ten best things about the Edinburgh Fringe!Kate is often a guest on news and debate shows and is well known for her forthright opinions and campaigning work. Appearances include the BBC's flagship political debate show Question Time as well as BBC 1's The Big Questions, BBC Breakfast, BBC News 24, Channel 4 News, Channel 5 News, ITV News, ITV This Morning, Sky News, BBC Radio 2 Jeremy Vine Show, BBC 5live, BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour, BBC Radio 4 The Moral Maze. In 2012 Radio 4's Four Thought series included a 15-minute program written and performed entirely by Kate about sexist humour and sexism in comedy. One clip of her setting the world to rights even went super-viral under the name "Athiest B!tchslap".She also writes for publications from Cosmopolitan to both the Guardian and the Independent and is the Vice Chair and Media Spokesperson for campaign group Abortion Rights UK.Kate is a writer for the BBC Three political comedy show The Revolution Will Be Televised and the UK's leading political satire show Have I Got News For You
excellent storyteller charming comedian CALLY BEATON Cally Beaton is one of the funniest new comics I’ve seen in the past five years. See her now before success or bitterness destroy her.” -Logan Murray, comedian, actor & author of Be A Great Stand Up “Cally Beaton is an exciting and hilarious new talent, definitely one to watch. Sometimes you just know when someone’s got it – and she’s got it.” – Tim Arthur, Presenter BBC London & Former CEO Time Out “Cally Beaton has a very funny and original comedic voice.” – Andy Engel, Gotham Comedy Club Director of New Talent “Cally Beaton is a great new comedian who puts the war in heart warming stories of modern life; from what to do when your kids post pictures of your vibrator on Facebook, to finding HRT patches in unexpected places – like your new partner’s hair. A real one to watch. Love her!” – Charlotte Ashton, Creative Director, Comic Reli
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