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Cherry Lodge Cancer Care Comedy Night: Josh Widdicombe, David Trent, Jessica Fostekew, Paul Duncan McGarrity, Nathaniel Metcalfe, Luke Graves
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Guardian sports reporter turned ace observational comedian, Josh is one of the most in demand and highly regarded comedians in the UK for both his live stand-up and TV work. His TV credits include ten series of Channel 4' highly acclaimed 'The Last Leg' and appearances on 'Stand Up For The Week', the BBC's 'Mock The Week' and 'Live At The Apollo', as well as his self-penned sitcom 'Josh'.
'...Josh Widdicombe has the ability to find the sparkle in the mundane that puts him in line to be the next Sean Lock' - The Guardian
Josh Widdicombe was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2015.
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Former teacher and 'deadpan multimedia-ist'. He was nominated for the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2012 for his debut solo show Spontaneous Comedian. David offers up high energy commentary on celebrity culture and topical news stories using projection and an extremely effective frenetic style of video editing.
Alongside his flourishing stand-up career David has also starred in ‘Nick Helm’s Heavy Entertainment’ for BBC Three and has appeared on ‘Live At The Electric’ (BBC Three) and Channel 4’s ‘50 Funniest Moments’ of 2012, 2013 and 2014.
'A creator of bold, category-defying comedy' (The Stage)
'His performances are intense, fearless and original' (LondonIsFunny)
'One of the most talked-about people in comedy right now' (The Guardian)
'His meticulous deconstruction and righteous exasperation makes him a master of the genre...' (Chortle)
'Perfect comedy' (Three Weeks).
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Jessica has been performing improvised comedy and working as a comedy actress since 2005. In January 2008 she hit the UK stand up circuit like a thunderbolt of joy and was a finalist in the Funny Women's Awards 2010.
Jessica co-hosts the mighty Guilty Feminist podcast which has reached well over 10 million listeners and is regularly in the Top 10 on the iTunes chart. She starred in this year’s hugely acclaimed new BBC2 sitcom from Sharon Horgan and Graham Linehan Motherland as well as the award winning BBC1 drama Three Girls.
“Intensely funny” Time Out
'Fostekew is a hugely engaging presence and there's something reassuringly honest about her... Consistently hilarious' (Fest)
'Great fun' (Guardian).
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Paul Duncan McGarrity has a high energy, story telling, comedic style which goes down well with all age groups. With a background in improv comedy, he has
done sets at Secret Garden Party and Earls Court Community Festival and was part of the critically acclaimed Dead Man In A Box troupe.
'Like a very tall, funny, excited child' (Kate Copstick, The Scotsman)
'Practically bursting with energy... a hard act to follow' (Three Weeks).
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Nathaniel Metcalfe has been doing stand up since May 2007, and got through to the semi-finals of the So You Think You're Funny? competition after only five gigs.
Nathaniel has been heard James Acaster's Findings on BBC Radio 4, Fresh From the Fringe on BBC Radio 4 Extra and was a regular on Josh Widdicombe's XFM Show.
In August 2013 Nathaniel took his first solo show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It received lots of good press and reviews and was nominated one of the top 10 shows at that years' Amused Moose Comedy Awards.
In 2010 he got through to the semi-final of the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year and the final of the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year. That summer he also appeared as one third of the sketch group The Brotherhood of the Leaky Boot in Edinburgh.
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Easy going and confident stage presence, Luke creates a natural rapport with the audience and a comfortable atmosphere with crowds of all ages.
'His eye for joke structure and rhythm was one of the best of the night' (Chortle).
'A brilliant young comic bursting with promise' (Arthur Smith).
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