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Paul McCaffrey is a stand-up comedian and comic actor who appeared on the BBC3 prank show, Impractical Jokers, alongside Roisin Conaty, Joel Dommett and Marek Larwood. 'Hugely professional... likeable, animated and fluid with a first-rate sense of timing' (Chortle) 'He has charm, charisma and success written all over him' (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard) 'Obviously born to be a comic’ (The Scotsman).
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Andy Robinson won Best Club Night in the Midlands in the 2015 Chortle Awards and was the winner of 2014’s Best Act and Best Compere at the Midlands Comedy Awards. He has also worked as a warm-up artist for shows such as Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Shooting Stars, Later with Jools Holland, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross as well dozens of others. Andy has been the support act for Sean Lock, Rich Hall and Paddy McGuiness. He is also known as comedy legend Jo Brand’s regular support act, and has worked with her for the past ten years. ‘‘Andy Robinson is an absolute joy to work with… self-deprecating, generous, very funny and relaxed’ - Jo Brand
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After 25 years of semi retirements, playing nursing homes, Sol Bernstein is back where he belongs: in smoky nightclubs performing to drunks. The foul mouthed Jewish pensioner is at the top of his game! 'One part Alf Garnett, two parts Mel Brooks and three parts like nothing you've ever heard' (The Guardian) 'An instantly winning creation' (Evening Standard).
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Allyson June Smith
Since 2000, Allyson June Smith has been tickling Canada’s comedy scene from the moment she put down the chalk brush and picked up a mic. Playing to packed rooms has become like another day in the classroom for this former school teacher. A multiple Canadian Comedy Award nominee for Best Female Stand-Up. Allyson's credits include her own hour long Comedy Now special, appearances on CBC Radio’s hit show The Debaters, and the Winnipeg, Halifax and Just For Laughs Festivals, to name just a few. After working her way across Canada, Allyson is now taking the UK by storm with her sassy blend of in-your-face stand-up and hilariously insightful comedy. "Book her, see her, just do whatever you can to be near her; she’s gonna be a huge star!” Jason Manford "Ultra likeable and versatile" Now Magazine, Toronto "Wasn’t afraid to be shocking and explicit… hilarious" – **** Three Weeks "Yet another hilarious Canadian with great hair" Stewart Francis
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The Glee Club Birmingham
- The Arcadian
- 70 Hurst Street
- B5 4TD
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