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'Glasgow born and bred, Scott Gibson smashed onto the stand-up scene in November 2010, quickly establishing himself on the circuit. A storyteller at heart, Gibson mixes a conversational style with his own unique brand of dark humour. Confidently leading his audience down a path, few dare to tread. This ability to push boundaries and control any room he plays, has allowed Gibson to move up the ranks quicker than many before him. 'Gibson has a real savour for the comedy of life's unglamorous underside' (The Guardian) 'Irvine Welsh meets Billy Connolly' (The Evening Standard) 'On course to be one of the greats' (Tom Stade) 'A natural, gifted, unapologetic storyteller' (Frankie Boyle)
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Carl started performing stand-up regularly in the early part of 2005 and quickly established himself as one of the most exciting new comics climbing the comedy ladder. His confident, conversational style and childish sense of humour has seen him become a regular at clubs all over the country including various universities as part of the Avalon Comedy Network. He won the 2007 Chortle Award for the best newcomer and the 2007 Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year Award. 'Carl Donnelly effortlessly intertwines storytelling and observational humour with honed improvised skills' (www.comedy.co.uk) 'A ludicrously funny hour... effortless and utterly captivating' (The Skinny) 'This degree of innate comic talent is a rare and beautiful thing. Not to be missed' (Broadway Baby) 'One of the most engaging and bendy-minded comics on the circuit' (The Guardian) 'He's a remarkable talent – a relaxed, easygoing anecdotalist with an eye for funny details. An hour in his company is a true delight' (Time Out). Carl Donnelly was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2016.
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Phil Nichol is a truly unique performer. An acclaimed actor, award winning comedian, producer, presenter, writer and musician, there is no end to his talent! His skill as an improviser whether it be musical, comedy or straight is unparalleled. WINNER - Scotsman Fringe First Award 2011 WINNER - IF.COM Eddie Award 2006 (previously The Perrier, now known as the Edinburgh Comedy Award) WINNER - Time Out Best Comedy Performer 1998 Chortle Best Headliner - Nominee - 2002, 2006 & 2010 As seen on The Graham Norton Show, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Altitude Festival , Annually Retentive, The World Stands Up, Comedy Shuffle, and many more. 'Nichol is absolutely born to perform, and the show is brilliant' (The Skinny) 'Attacks his material with all the restraint of a Tasmanian Devil in a foghorn factory' (The Times) 'Phil Nichol is an extraordinary performer – entrancing and alarming in equal measure' (The Stage) 'Very polished, witty and insightful. It is also extremely funny' (List) 'Seismically powerful award-winning comic force' (The Scotsman).
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Eleanor Tiernan abandoned her civil engineering training to become a stand-up in 2004 – and within her first year appeared on RTE’s The Liffey Laughs and BBC’s One Night Stand. In 2007, she starred in the Edinburgh Fringe play Help!, and made her solo show debut the following year. She then played to more than 120,000 people as the support act for her cousin, Tommy Tiernan, on his Bovinity tour, She also played the ditzy waitress, Emer, on RTE2’s youth-orientated chat show The Cafe. 'The fastest-rising comedy talent in the country' (Irish Times) 'Her laid back delivery and engaging stories are both interesting and unique' (Finhouse Comedy) 'Eleanor Tiernan is far and away the best comic actress I have seen on stage' (Hot Press Ireland).
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The Glee Club Birmingham
- The Arcadian
- 70 Hurst Street
- B5 4TD
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