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Bristol Comedy Garden 2014: Milton Jones, Shappi Khorsandi, Carl Donnelly, Mark Olver
Bristol Comedy Garden returns to the tranquil lawns of Queen Square for 5 days of comedy goodness in the Big Top.
Multi award-winning Mock The Week regular Milton Jones tops the bill with a gag-packed set of absurd brilliance. The king of the one-liners continues to delight audiences across the UK with his utterly unique wordplay.
'He's fast, absurd and very funny' - Radio Times
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Milton Jones? You know, the weird bloke with the shirts from Mock The Week! Comedian, writer and actor, whose stand-up is full of surrealism, nonsense and sharp wit. His style of humour is based on mostly one-liners involving puns. Jones has had various shows on BBC Radio 4, at the beginning of which he is sometimes announced as 'Britain's funniest Milton'.
'The wild-haired Jones has raised wordplay to the level of fine art' (Radio Times)
'He's fast, absurd and very funny' (Radio Times)
'No-one can touch Jones when he hits his stride' (The Guardian)
'The best one-line merchant in British Comedy' (Chortle).
'Absurdist, one-line masterpieces' (The Times).
Milton Jones was named in Ents24's top 5 hardest-working comedians of 2015.
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As seen as on Live At The Apollo, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, 8/10 Cats and Have I Got News For You, Shappi Khorsandi is an Iranian female stand-up comic who established herself on the London circuit back in the early 2000's. Feisty, flirty and effortlessly funny, she handles every subject with razor sharp wit. She is also the best-selling author of A Beginners Guide to Acting English and her fantastic debut novel ‘Nina is not OK’ was published by Ebury in 2016.
Shappi was also elected president of the British Humanist society in 2017.
'Makes live comedy thrilling' (Evening Standard).
'Shappi is an endearing presence and possesses a charming self-awareness that ensures consistent laughter from start to finish' (Huffington Post).
'Seriously funny and surprisingly filthy' (The New Statesman).
Shappi Khorsandi was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2016.
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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' (http://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.
Carl Donnelly tour dates
Stand up comedian and compere at Jester Club and Bristol Comedy Pub. A highly popular comic and TV warm-up artist, having done 3 Edinburgh shows and headlined and compered for all the top clubs in the UK. Olver's Diary Of A Serial Killer won the Best New Show award at Leicester Comedy Festival.
'Olver has a great story to tell' (The List).
'Cheerful and funny' (The Guardian).
'Educational, entertaining, intimate and expertly marshalled by Olver, this is highly recommended for comedy fans and essential viewing for aspiring comics' (The Skinny).
'This was one of the most entertaining hours I've had at the Fringe. The guests on this occasion weren't under pressure to perform, but responded to Olver's pertinent and flowing questions with a surprising honesty. Fascinating for aspiring comics and enthusiastic fans alike' (Three Weeks).
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