Fri 4th Jan at 8:30pm (doors 6:45pm - last entry 7:45pm)
Fosters Comedy Live
@ Jongleurs Birmingham, Birmingham
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Fosters Comedy Live: Windsor, Dave Johns, Andrew Bird, Dana Alexander
Comedy night featuring top acts from the national circuit.
Ticket includes free entry to the Highlight after party.
NB The line-up is subject to change.
Visit www.thehighlight.co.uk or call 0844 844 0044 for tickets & further information.
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One of the UK's top comperes, Windsor is a first class host with a natural charm and warmth, along with an enviable ability to create a relaxed, friendly atmosphere in any room.
By transferring his street experience of audience control and off-the-cuff humour, Windsor became a highly skilled and supremely professional comedy circuit compere almost overnight, with an extraordinary ability to warm up a show and keep it running at a high quality level. In addition, top quality material makes him a top-notch act.
'Windsor warmed-up and flushed out the hecklers... A skilled compere, Windsor delivers hot material with a rare skill' (The Stage)
'A very good act with excellent control of his audience' (Melbourne Age).
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Highly-acclaimed Geordie stand-up comedian with numerous TV and radio credits to his name. An expert in the delivery of in-yer-face comedy, Dave's high-energy routine has left audiences around the globe gasping for breath and crying with laughter.
In 1989 Johns’ launched the Comedy Café on Westgate Road and invited the emerging Jack Dee and Jo Brand to appear, but realising they needed an MC stepped-up and did it himself. Finding he was rather good at it and pricing tickets at £3.75 including soup and a bun, the club became a city hot spot and Dave went on to host many more comedy stars including Eddie Izzard, Steve Coogan, Harry Hill and nervous 14 year old lad called Ross Noble who went on to do rather well for himself.
Johns became a successful comedian, touring throughout the UK, a regular with the Comedy Store Players and appearing on much loved TV shows like Never Mind the Buzzcocks and 8 Out of Ten Cats.
'He performs comedy's greatest magic, simply by being himself. A genuinely funny, engaging performer' (Glasgow Herald)
'He shifts from the sublime, to genius, to uproar in the blink of an eye - an extremely entertaining hour' (The Guardian).
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Watching The Young Ones with his brothers as an eight year old, at two in the morning on Comic Relief, he realised then that he wanted to be funny in some way. Relaxed and improvisatory, Andrew Bird is one of those rare comedians who makes friends with his audiences in an instant with his engaging mix of childhood stories and more recent anecdotes.
He has supported Rhod Gilbert, Lee Hurst and Michael McIntyre as well as performing internationally.
'Superb... the exciting rising star' (Time Out)
'A natural comedian' (The Stage)
'Beautifully observed and insightful... not only an entertaining story but a very funny hour of fine stand-up' (Chortle)
'Effortlessly engaging and funny as hell' (Rhod Gilbert).
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The only black female comedian on the circuit in Canada, Dana's comedic style is both refreshing and irreverent, drawing her material from her diverse lifestyle, her gay friends and her crazy Jamaican family. Adept, charming and astute, she is warmly funny with an impishly sarcastic sense of humour. This is a lady not to be missed.
'Like a gift from the Comedy Gods' (The Herald)
'An ebullient and instantly likable presence on stage' (Arts Desk)
'... forthright and funny' (Funhouse Comedy CLub).
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Venue: Jongleurs Birmingham
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