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Funny Way To Be Comedy Club - Comedy Gala: Mark Watson, Matt Richardson, Tom Deacon, Eric Lampaert, Foil Arms & Hog, Nat Luurtsema
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The 2006 If.comedies Panel Prize Winner and Time Out's No 1 Critic's Choice. He was also a regular on BBC2's 'Mock The Week', host of ITV's 'Mark Watson Kicks Off', been in his own Radio 4 series, published successful novels and performed sell-out runs at the Adelaide and Melbourne comedy festivals and the Sydney Opera House.
'The highest achiever the Edinburgh Festival has seen this decade. A huge comic presence' (The Times)
'Simply Exhilarating' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Mark Watson is a Prodigy' (The Guardian).
Mark Watson was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2016.
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After starting comedy in 2009 at 18, Matt has become one of the fastest rising stars in comedy. 2013 saw Matt presenting ITV2's The Xtra Factor and appearing on Celebrity Juice, Nevermind The Buzzcocks, Sweat the Small Stuff and many more, and also touring with his debut national tour. From interviewing millionaire dogs in LA, to having his phone nicked by Kate Moss – Matt Richardson has done some strange things.
'Mildly laddish, but self deprecating stories all delivered with an irresistible twinkle...
This (extremely) young stand-up is poised to be the next bright, young sensation on the circuit - expect to hear a lot more of him' (The Guardian)
'Hilarious and charming' (The Daily Mirror).
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The charismatic star of Radio One Sunday nights is fast becoming one of the hottest tickets in UK stand-up. Winner of the 2007 Chortle Student Comedian of the Year, Tom made his Edinburgh Festival solo debut in 2009 and can be seen daily on BBC Switch's 5.19 show.
Tom has made guest appearances on BBC2’s The Rob Brydon Show, Dave’s One Night Stand and ITV2’s Fake Reaction and in 2017 performed at The Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow in sold-out, 1000-seater theatres.
'Slick stagecraft, bags of energy' (Chortle)
'A mighty fine comic' (The Guardian)
'With looks, confidence, charm and great material, expect other comedians to
lynch him' (The Sunday Times).
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Eric is renowned for sweeping up audiences in the sheer energy of his performance. Delightfully weird with a keen eye for the absurd, his scatty character rips like a mini-hurricane.
'Delightfully weird' (Time Out)
'He makes it look so easy but this is a man with very funny bones. Definitely one to catch' (Daily Express)
'Superb banter that was clearly improvised. The sign of a good comedian' (Three Weeks)
'Lampaert is at ease with the performer-punter dynamic, displaying a cool comic ease that grounds the show. Natural comic flair and the knack for a decent hook, action-packed and rapid, exploring the less-traditional delivery style really works for him, and should prove enough comic bite to take him to the next level' (The Skinny)
'Quirky with an eye for the absurd and a couple of near-Izzardian flourishes… energy is such that it's almost osmotic' (The Stage).
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Ireland's top comedy trio present a fast paced mix between sketch comedy and stand-up. Wickedly twisted characters, unpredictable scenes and high energy performances.
With nine million hits on their YouTube channel, Foil Arms & Hog have a fast-growing fan-base; their weekly sketches, filmed in Dublin, include the hilarious WTF is Brexit?, US Immigration Test and How to Speak Dublin.
In just four years Foil Arms & Hog's blend of bizarre, ridiculous and surreal sketches have carved them a loyal cult following.
'A powerhouse of sketch comedy’ (Chortle)
'Fantastic and increasingly bizarre' (The Scotsman)
'Original, well-written and really, really funny' (Kevin Bridges)
'They should be the world's top comedy trio. I have never laughed so much in one hour - ever' (Broadway Baby)
'Unless you're clinically immune to laughter, you will indeed be delighted and entertained. For sheer, unadulterated entertainment, and a great night out, you'd be hard pressed to find better. The only downside on the night was you left craving for more' (The Examiner)
'Impeccable comic timing, silly humour and just generally an exceptionally good evening. You'd be mad to miss Foil, Arms and Hog' (The Public Reviews)
'Most comedy acts are lucky if their show contains one uproarious laugh that unites the whole audience. This Irish troika is good for one per sketch in a performance that’s greased with charm' (The Sunday Times Culture).
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