CHRISTMAS CHUCKLES – COMEDY NIGHT LINE UP
COMPERE: GARY COLMAN
“FEARLESSLY FUNNY…”- GQ
“HIGHLY INVENTIVE & VERY FUNNY” – Frank Skinner
Gary has performed all over the UK, from the London Comedy Store to the Edinburgh Festival and in was finalist in ‘New Act of the Year 2009’ at the Hackney Empire. He is an accomplished comic actor (his Macbeth… hilarious) and was nominated Best Comic Actor in ‘2Days Laughter Short Comedy Festival 2008’. His comic play ‘Salvation Army’ was produced by First Draft Theatre Company in various theatres in London. After 14 years as an army doctor he quit just before the last Gulf War (the secret of comedy… timing) and now shares his discontented genius with you as he considers the big issues… life… love… and puppy spunk. “All is fair in love and war… although in both cases… the use of chemical’s frowned upon”
OPENING ACT: YIANNI AGISILAOU
Recently nominated for a Perrier Award at this year’s Edinburgh Comedy Fringe Festival
Yianni is an Australian comedian who has an established and growing fanbase in London. His electric material, sharp improvisational mind and smooth crowd control skills make him one of the most in-demand acts and MC’s in the UK. He regularly performs at all major UK comedy venues and at Comedy Festivals worldwide including Edinburgh, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Johannesburg, Leicester and Brighton.
His shows have been critically acclaimed with a raft of 4 star reviews. Respected industry website Chortle said “it takes real skill to pull of a show of such simple ideas” and “sharp social commentary to compare favourably with Woody Allen”
ACT TWO: DAVE CHAWNER
“A BRILLIANT ACT & ONE TO LOOK OUT FOR” – Loaded TV
Having done stand up since the start of 2008 Dave has done gigs in pubs, comedy clubs, theatres and festivals around the UK. A brilliant and established compere, working regularly for numerous companies as a regular host. Appearance at The Brighton Festival and The Edinburgh Fringe with his brave show about struggling with anorexia, Dave manages to merge comedy and tragedy leaving the audience thinking long after the show has finished. Covering everything from philosophy to dogs in his act, he is a versatile writer and talented performer who can be used as a strong opener, a reliable compere and always a fun name on the bill.
ACT THREE: ROB HUGHES
“A DEFINITE HIGHLIGHT”- S.Wales Evening Post
A quirky, slightly surreal comic who waxes lyrical on subjects as diverse as the bitter lives of the unpublished Mr.Men and Robert Mugabes Facebook page, Rob is respected as a writer of ‘sublime’ material. He mixes truth with fiction in a comedy cocktail that’ll get your head in a spin as he strikes a perfect balance between beautifully crafted puns, observational comedy and anecdotes so absurd you’ll want them to be true.
HEADLINE ACT : COLIN MANFORD
“AN UP AND COMING COMIC WITH TALES OF STUDENT AND FAMILY LIFE. A FUNNY GUY. HOLDING HIS OWN ON STAGE HE BRIDGES THE GAPS BETWEEN THE GENERATIONS” – Mirth On Monday
Colin Manford is North West based comedian, Writer and Actor/presenter who just loves to tell stories from his own unique perspective, all areas covered from his failed relationships to his weird and wonderful family life and more,a very strong MC who can connect with any audience and can adapt to any situation, enjoying a growing reputation which has seen him booked not only in countries such as The Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovenia, Malta and Romania but also the UKs top clubs.