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Chris Henry

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Brief TV appearances on ITV 3 and BBC4

  • Small tour of Toronto as part of an all Scottish line up, 8 gigs in 12 days including closing at Yuk Yuks
  • Finalist in various competitions including Jongleurs J2O, The Scottish Suns Take the Mic and The Scottish Comedian Of The Year.
  • Started his entertainment career at 18 as a Butlins Redcoat
  • Appearances on BBC Radio Scotland
  • Written and performed 6 solo shows that have been performed across various venues in the UK.
  • Successful shows at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • Getting regular work from most of the UK’s biggest comedy clubs.

2018-10-11T11:19:17+00:00April 4th, 2015|

Bob Graham

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Bob has been performing since 2007 across the U.K., Ireland and Australia. His style has been described as ‘Deadpan, sinister, miserable, and absolutely brilliant’ (Punchline UK), ‘Wonderfully anarchic’ (The Skinny) and “Too intelligent for Perth” (Some woman from Perth)

2015-04-04T18:40:01+00:00April 4th, 2015|

Phil Kay

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Scotland’s madcap king of stand-up comedy has been performing since 1989. He has garnered a pile of awards, nominations and TV appearances but it is his stage shows that see him at his best. His childlike take on the world is blended with sacks of energy, spoonfuls of improvisation and jumps of the imagination. The results are hilarious, crazy shows where even Phil doesn’t know what’s going to happen next!

2015-03-27T14:57:20+00:00March 27th, 2015|

Scott Capurro

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Scott Capurro was reared in Daly City, California; at age 3, he swam the English Channel. Since 1993, he’s avoided AIDS by telling unsavory jokes in every English speaking country. Scott is trusting and thus surrounded by duplicity, yet he continues challenging himself, because he’s physically challenged and emotionally unstable.

Described by San Francisco Weekly (free press, edited by lesbians and designed by trannys with large hands and hidden agendas) as “stand-up in the very best possible sense – deadpan, ever-alert and hilarious”

Scott has appeared in Mrs. Doubtfire, where, effortlessly, he played a homosexual; and Star Wars: Phantom Menace, where, breathlessly, he wore a body stocking.

Scott knows David Cameron (wink, wink) and Nelson Mandela. Well, he’s met Nelson once. They’re both vegetarians. Actually, Scott is. Nelson said he was, to impress Scott. Cameron eats anything.

“Yet accept the ferocious, corrosive material in the provocative spirit it’s intended, and it is brilliantly, shockingly funny. So far beyond the pale that the only reaction IS to laugh, partly out of discomfort, partly out of the sheer audacity of it all.” Chortle *****

“If you thought comics like Ricky Gervais pushed boundaries then nothing will prepare you for Scott Capurro. Having won the coveted Perrier award in 1994, the San Franciscan comic has gone from strength to strength while refusing to sell out, making each show more uncompromising than the last. He is, in my opinion, the bravest and funniest comedian on the circuit.” GQ Magazine August 2009

 

2015-03-27T14:47:48+00:00March 27th, 2015|

Patrick Rolink

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About Patrick…

Patrick started gigging in 2002, and has played virtually every comedy club in Scotland as well as many in England, including The Comedy Store Leicester Square, Jongleurs Battersea, The Buzz Club, The Cellar Bar in Dublin as well as clubs in Newcastle ,Manchester, and Torquay.

The year 2003 seen Patrick reach the national finals of the Channel 4 competition “So you think you’re funny” at the Edinburgh Festival, and a whole series of gig at the world famous Edinburgh Fringe. Patrick also performed at various “Late & Live ” venues during the festival.

2004 saw Patrick become a Jongleurs regular with regular spots in Glasgow and Edinburgh and other venues across the UK from Newcastle to Bristol and Nottingham to Southampton,travel and distance is no obstacle to Patrick providing laughs!!

2005 seen Patrick promote and compere a very successful show at the Leicester Comedy Festival, as well as performing in a variety of places from The Hebrides Island, Torquay and Melton Mowbray, again demonstrating the universal appeal of his humour. The Big Smoke of London was again a calling point for Patrick with gigs at Jongleurs in Camden and Battersea, proving he has Capital Appeal.

Patrick has also hosted and presented a nightly TV chat show on regional TV station, Thistle TV, where he interviewed personalities from sport, politics and comedy. He also has a regular sell out gig in his hometown “An Evening With Patrick Rolink and Friends”, and also organised the yearly Lanarkshire Comedy Festival, which has brought top comedy acts to many towns in the Lanarkshire area.

In addition to his comedy work, Patrick regularly comperes events, most notably the DVD “Lord Of The Wing” a film about football legend Jimmy Johnstone, which has so far sold in excess of 60,000 copies. He has for the last 12 years compered the biggest St Patrick’s Day festival in Scotland, and also participated in “The Stand-Up 150” in 2003, in which he and other comedians entered the Guinness Book of Records
Patrick has also worked on stage at the Scottish Royal Academy of Drama & Music, demonstrating that his brand of humour crosses all barriers, and is an excellent after dinner speaker, much in demand simply because he can deliver a set to please and delight any audience.

With diversity that knows no bound Patrick also reached number 17 in the UK charts in as a backing singer on the single “Best Day Of Our Lives”, won the TV quiz “The Weakest Link” and had roles in TV and Film such as “Wasted” and “The Hour”.

Patrick has over the past few years made numerous trips to Canada and North America, performing in venues such as Yuk Yuks in Toronto and The Comedy Quarry in Detroit, The Riveria Casino in Las Vegas as well as hosting the “Matt McGinn Awards” on Broadway, but Patrick has always stated that his favourite city to gig in is Glasgow!!!

2015-04-04T18:52:22+00:00March 20th, 2015|

Nick Cranston

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Since he started stand up in 2008, Nick Cranston has cemented himself as “one of the north east of England’s most promising comedians” (Gigglebeats). From his first gig in Newcastle, he very quickly found himself performing all over the country; impressing audiences with his sharply written comedy.

 

He has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe five years running, as well performing at the Glasgow Comedy Festival.

 

He is now a firm favourite in the Northern comedy scene and whether a quick one liner or amusing musings, Nick has the tales, wit and jokes to entertain any crowd.

2015-03-20T12:08:42+00:00March 20th, 2015|

Ally Houston

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Ally has been a finalist in the Scottish Comedian of the Year competition. His style can be described.
He is doing his debut show at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival on Wednesday the 25th of March 2015. It combines stand-up and a musical about his abusive relationship with his pet clown Shandy.

2015-03-20T12:14:54+00:00March 20th, 2015|

Ross Leslie

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Scottish Comedian Of The Year 2014 Finalist

Nandos UK New Act Of The Year 2014 Finalist
“One of the best new acts I have seen in ages” Janey Godley

2015-03-20T12:14:06+00:00March 20th, 2015|

Garry Little

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Gary Little is one of the most consistent and funny acts in Scottish comedy.  He is recognised as a master storyteller, and is a regular headliner at many of the top comedy clubs in the UK.

A regular at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival,both his  2013, and 2014 shows were the fastest selling shows in the programme, requiring an unprecedented 4 additional nights added to the run, due to overwhelming demand. 2014 also sees Gary returning to the Edinburgh Festival,were he will be performing his own show at the Stand Comedy Club 4-25 August 5.30-6.30pm

Despite his imposing physical presence – a 6’ 2” skinhead – Gary has an incredibly personable, relatable style. Combine that with his unflinching honesty and openness – and just a hint of vulnerability – and audiences everywhere fall in love with his easy charm.  He has that rare gift which to turn mundane, every-day experiences into pure comedy gold, which will have you simply crying with laughter.

“Might look as though he could tear the head off a pitbull while cracking walnuts with his eyelids, but is, on stage, warm to the point of endearing… This man is a born raconteur”
Scotsman

“All you’ll remember from his show is how much you laughed and how good that felt.”
Chortle

“Runs rings round his comedy peers”
Glasgow Herald

“A fucking riot ,hilarious”  Bill Burr

www.biggarylittle.co.uk

2015-03-20T12:13:26+00:00March 20th, 2015|

Jamie MacDonald

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Jamie MacDonald is Scotland’s hottest visually impaired comedian. Now a regular on the Scottish circuit Glasgow born Jamie cut his teeth in comedy by writing and performing his 1 man Fringe shows. His 2013 and 2014 shows ‘That Funny Blind Guy’ and imaginatively enough ‘That Funny Blind Guy2’ picked up 4 **** reviews. The Sunday Herald describes him as ‘one of the funniest Scots on the circuit’ and Broadway baby say of his comedy:   ‘new, exciting and downright hilarious’. Check him out for a ‘new take on observational humour’!

www.jamie-macdonald.co.uk

 

2015-03-20T12:11:17+00:00March 20th, 2015|
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