Sat 9 Nov AWARD-WINNING COMEDY & VARIETY SHOW
Impressive actor/ very funny political comedian Multi Award-winning ALAN FRANCIS ALAN FRANCIS What the press said about 'Clobbered'"the beautifully observed performances captures all the manic ambivalence of a Hello Magazine culture."THE TIMES"Acutely observed character monologues…sardonic wit at its best. GO SEE" THE LIST " #Some of the most SINISTER and SURREAL comic creations this side of The League of Gentlemen" THE SUNDAY HERALD" A delightfully sour hour, excellently executed" EVENING STANDARD warm /friendly /funny
superb /very funny stand up Multi award winning DAVE THOMPSON Dave has done four feature films. He played Dave the comedian in ‘Maybe Baby’, written and directed by Ben Elton, and the porn star in ‘I Want Candy’, directed by Stephen Surgit (unfortunately his scene didn’t make the final edit). Dave’s third film ‘Huge’, was directed by Ben Miller, and was released in July 2011. His fourth film is ‘Harry Hill – The Movie’. It was released in December 2013, and stars Harry Hill, Julie Walters, and Matt Lucas. Dave has performed his stand-up comedy act in forty countries and four cruise ships. Known for his one-liners and absurd persona, Dave has written material for many other comics, including Harry Hill, Ronnie Corbett, Bruce Forsyth, Jim Tavare, Ben Elton, Phil Nichol, Omid Djalili, Stewart Lee, Phil Nichol, Tony Law, and John Moloney. Dave Thompson – Press Quotes. “One of the best comedians on the comedy circuit.” Stewart Lee. "Mad comic brilliance." Ben Elton. “A complete gentleman.” Matt Lucas. “The weirdest dude on the face of the earth”. (TIME OUT). “One of the finest joke writers in the country”. (TIME OUT). "The best one-liners I've heard this season". (THE INDEPENDENT). "Dave Thompson is hilarious and goes down a storm with the crowd." (DAILY MAIL). “Dave Thompson has a unique style and some of the best one-liners”. (THE GUARDIAN). "Dave Thompson is the star of the smash hit TV show, Teletubbies". (NEWS OF THE WORLD). "Mr Thompson has become a cult among students." (DAILY TELEGRAPH). "Dave Thompson astonishes with his lanky eccentricities... talented and always amusing". (TIME OUT). “His ballerina routine nearly brought the house down”. (COMEDY REVIEW). "Dave Thompson... everything in the world is beautiful". (COMEDY MAGAZINE).
Camp /funny award winning SCOTT CAPURRO "Even in these open-minded days this hugely experienced provocateur would not get a whiff of the mainstream with his set that took in crucifixion, the holocaust and baby murder. The clapping was accompanied by the whirr of Mary Whitehouse spinning in her grave."Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard Scott Capurro is crude, rude and out of line. He’s also hilarious.”Prague Post," He had me sweating and he only grew funnier throughout his segment, especially because of his devil-may-care nonchalance."Cape Town Times," Capurro still rushes in where most straight comedians would be terrified to tread"The Scotsman, "He is sleeker and wittier than ever before and there can be few comics who make an art of insulting their audience while simultaneously seducing them.A MUST SEE!"The Stage, "The most fearless and technically perfect stand up on the circuit."The Guardian
An exciting name in the world of stand-up comedy, Irish comic MARISE GAUGHAN is making waves with her dark and honest comedy style. Marise started her comedy career in Los Angeles, where she featured on some of the main comedy clubs such as The Comedy Store and The Hollywood Improv. Since returning to the UK, the Dublin-based comic has become a favourite in all the major comedy clubs and has supported Jim Norton on tour at the iconic Dublin Vicar Street Theatre. Her debut show Drowning discusses her father’s (successful) suicide attempt and her own (unsuccessful one). It premiered at the Dublin Fringe Festival last September where it was nominated for the Fringe’s Spirit of Wit Moira Brady Averill Award for artists willing to take risks and whose work defies categorisation with bold and unconventional material and for the First Fortnight Award for shows that challenge stigma and prejudice about mental health. Marise has written features for the Irish Times and The Journal.ie. She was selected to perform at the Fringe in 2019 as part of Pleasance’s AAA Stand-Up Late line-up. “Original, personal and very funny” Jim Norton “Scalpel sharp, dark comedy at its most brilliant best, disturbing you right out of your comfort zone” The Arts Review ROSS DRUMMOND
fab Irish comic ROSS DRUMMOND
Award winning comedian HOLLY BURN SHOWS / REVIEWS**** CHORTLE **** ONE 4 REVIEW **** TO DO LIST **** FUNNY WOMEN **** BROADWAY BABY **** VOICE MAGAZINE **** FRINGE GURU ***** EDINBURGH SPOTLIGHT“Hilarious. Burn is an irresistible performer and her writing is strong, packed with deliciously surreal details” (The Independent)“Holly Burn is still big. It’s the Fringe that got small” (Fest)“Burn is so adorable that both the men and the women in the audience fall in love with her. A natural with physical comedy... and her writing reveals some absolute gems.” **** (Chortle)“An exceptional comedy actress, Holly Burn will be a very well known name in the future due to her talent. It’s quirky, it’s crazy, it’s interactive & had everyone laughing. Bonkers but brilliant!” *****(Edinburgh Spotlight)“A hybrid of Eddie Izzard and Carrot Top” (Three Weeks)“A total hoot from the opening minute to the very last. Get a ticket for this unmissable experience while you can. Once the word is out you might find that they are like gold dust” **** (One 4 Review)“A proper mad comedian.” (Stewart Lee's Fringe Recommendations)“Burn is theatrically hypnotic, comically sharp and talented.” (The Skinny)“The most inventive show I've seen at this years Fringe. Burn is fearlessly daring. A rip-roaring hour of delicious madness... surreal, hilarious fun. Burn has an infectious energy and an irresistible charm that gives her all the licence she needs to experiment wildly.” **** (Broadway Baby)“Daring, gloriously self-indulgent and quite unlike anything else you’ll see at the Fringe.” (Edinburgh Is Funny )