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Sun 30th Jun at 8:00pm
Bristol BrouHaHa Pre-Launch Show: Mark Watson & Friends
@ Tobacco Factory, Bristol
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Bristol BrouHaHa Pre-Launch Show: Mark Watson & Friends: Mark Watson, Romesh Ranganathan, Katherine Ryan, Mark Olver
The high octane and hilarious Mark Watson headlines a bill of comedy featuring some of the most exciting comics of the moment. Mark is a comedian and novelist, who is lauded by critics and loved by Edinburgh Festival devotees. Immensely talented as a comedian and writer, he is one of the comedy firmament’s brightest stars and is not to be missed.
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The 2006 If.comedies Panel Prize Winner and Time Out's No 1 Critic's Choice. He was also a regular on BBC2's 'Mock The Week', host of ITV's 'Mark Watson Kicks Off', been in his own Radio 4 series, published successful novels and performed sell-out runs at the Adelaide and Melbourne comedy festivals and the Sydney Opera House.
'The highest achiever the Edinburgh Festival has seen this decade. A huge comic presence' (The Times)
'Simply Exhilarating' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Mark Watson is a Prodigy' (The Guardian).
Mark Watson was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2016.
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Romesh burst onto the comedy circuit in 2010, gigging regularly at top venues all over the country. As well as turning in storming turns on a regular basis, he has also found time to reach the Latitude New Act Final 2010, The So You Think You're Funny? Final 2010 as well as coming runner up in The Amused Moose Laugh Off 2010.
In 2015 Romesh starred in his own show called 'Asian Provocateur' (BBC Three) where he travelled to Sri Lanka to learn about his parents' country. In 2016 the second series 'Mum's American Dream' was commissioned.
He has forged a fearsome reputation with a set that combines cutting one liners with an acerbic take on the world around him.
'Extraordinarily hilarious' (Three Weeks)
'Plenty to enjoy in his ultra sardonic set' (Chortle)
'His ability to write bitingly fresh gags marks him out from the crowd... Ranganathan's punchlines are sharper and funnier than many of his peers' (The Guardian).
Romesh Ranganathan was named in Ents24's top 5 hardest-working comedians of 2016.
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The product of a strict Irish father and a glitzy Canadian 'stage mom', Katherine Ryan won neither friends nor pageant titles growing up. Try as she might to shed her questionable perspectives and super sparkly nature, she's not sure we can ever truly escape our childhood indoctrinations.
As well as being a writer-performer Katherine is also a talented actress and played the lead role of George in Victoria Pile's Channel 4 series Campus. Katherine also appeared regularly throughout the second series of Episodes as Merc's Assistant.
'She has perfect timing and enough attitude to stop an elephant in its tracks' (Time Out)
'If only every comedian was as acerbic, smart and downright funny as Katherine Ryan' (Eastern Daily Press)
'This entertaining hour... flies by... all the hallmarks of an increasingly assured comic...' (Steve Bennett, Chortle)
'Warped wit... striking presence... killer lines... calm confidence' (The Scotsman)
'Thoughtful, funny and just twisted enough' (The Times).
Katherine Ryan was named in Ents24's top 5 hardest-working comedians of 2015.
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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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Venue: Tobacco Factory
Phone: 0117 902 0344
Disabled Bookings: 0117 902 0344
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