Sat 28 NOV Award-Winning Variety Show
Multi Award-Winning SIMON BRODKIN aka LEE NELSON Named “the world’s most famous blagger” by The Daily Telegraph, untameable prankster and acclaimed character comedian Simon Brodkin has hit global headlines multiple times for his high-profile stunts. Most famously he handed Prime Minister Theresa May a P45 form during her keynote speech at the Conservative Party Conference and showered disgraced FIFA president Sepp Blatter with hundreds of dollar bills in bribe payments “for the North Korea 2026 World Cup bid”. Simon has taken six hit solo shows to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, his first show winning the Writer’s Guild Award for Best Newcomer in 2006. “The guy has a gift” The Washington Post “This is satire so sharp you could slash a tyre with it” The Daily Telegraph #
Award winning funny stand up SCOTT ADAMS His schtick is excellent, he mixes the macabre and the downright hilarious with aplomb". The Adelaide Advertiser, 2018. "Scott has a barrage of quick-fire jokes" *****"A real comedy treat, loved it!" ****Scott Adams is a stellar international comedian and writer who's stock is very much on the rise. At the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival Scott performed his debut solo show, 'Love, Hate and Some of My Mistakes' to great acclaim and near sell-out crowds. After his success in Scotland, he has taken his show and performed shows not only in the UK, but in Europe, including dates in Austria and Sweden. He has also performed in Germany, The US and Australia, all with great feed back and critical recognition. As a regular on the UK and especially, London comedy circuit(s), Scott has performed with some of the top names in the business. As well as performing stand-up for nearly 8 years, Scott has also written for BBC Radio 4 and is a regular comedy foil on the national radio station, TAlKSport. Scott is also an accomplished club performer holding a MC residency at clubs both inside and outside of the capital comedy sceneplus
charming funny man THOR STENHAUG , Thor Stenhaug draws on his roots to perform hilariously personal and astute observational material. Thor adds lively energy to any bill with his range of self-deprecating stories. Last year he finished a sold-out run of his Edinburgh Fringe show 'Viking Millennials'. Having been a regular on the London circuit for over a year, he has performed in cities across the country, as well in his native country of Norway.
Multi Award-Winning crowd pleasing vintage singer and comedian ALETIA UPSTAIRS “Delivers a potent set with resonant clarity and a biting intent aligned with her stage persona, which is both formidable and wry.” – Ben Walters (The Scotsman)“Aletia gave a great performance full of passion and humour. The audience loved it.” ✭✭✭✭✭ – Patrick Harrington (Counter Culture)“Challenging and courageous. This lady in red shines like a new-born star.” – Kevin Short (International Times)“A Queer Love Of Dix is a quality piece of theatre and performance art…a well-crafted script and beautifully sung songs…a performance of mastery.” ✭✭✭✭✭ – Mark Calvert (Mumble)“Aletia Upstairs, a spectacular performance artist and scholar…masterly construct…skilful intermediary.” ✭✭✭✭✭ – James O’Brien (Edinburgh Festival.org)“Important and inspirational work; The words, and songs,are spoken and sung with such thought-provoking purity and love.” – Kevin Short (International Times)“One of those little Edinburgh Fringe gems — Upstairs is joyful, sulky, sexy and seductive as Mata Hari. Do go and see this if you can.” ✭✭✭✭✭ – Carrie Gooch (ScotsGay)“A strong performance that includes attractive and evocative singing.” ✭✭✭✭ – Theatre Guide London“Strong, melodic and dramatic delivery…Evocatively punctuates the narrative with songs.” – The Stage“She can write, she understands the use of irony.” – BPM Magazine "Knows how to own a stage…her style was refreshing, moody and beautiful.” – The South African“Aletia was mind-blowing.” – Live Jam TV“She has an earthy, raw voice with a lot of potential and honest emotion. Her down-tempo songs are her true strength.” – London Music Blog
Delightfully funny Funny Woman Award Winner LAURA SMYTH East Londoner Laura Smyth is a relative newcomer to the comedy scene but definitely one to watch. Funny Women Award Winner 2019. ‘a real force-of-nature’ – Steve Bennett, Chortle ‘Laura Smyth has only been doing comedy for a few months but sounds as if she has been doing it all her life.’ - Bruce Dessau, Beyond the Joke
MC Martin Besserman