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Thu 7th Jun at 7:15pm
The Best In Live Stand-up Comedy
@ The Glee Club, Cardiff
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The Best In Live Stand-up Comedy : Rob Deering, Elis James, Kevin McCarthy, John Warburton
Visit www.glee.co.uk for further information.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Rob Deering performs stand-up comedy with music, using a guitar, a loop pedal and his voice to create impressive rock and pop soundscapes – and do jokes, of course.
Along with being one of the most in-demand headliners on the UK circuit, he’s toured nationally and performed solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe many times since starting out in comedy in the year 2000. His late-night, live-music pop quiz Beat This is a festival institution.
Winner of the Amused Moose Award 2001.
'With his easy charm, chessy singing voice, razor-sharp wit and clownish physicality Rob has quickly established himself as a firm favourite on the comedy circuit around Britain' (Pontardawe Arts Centre0
'Truly wonderful stand-up' (The Sunday Times).
'As sharp and versatile as a Swiss Army Knife' (The Independent).
'Bruisingly hilarious... brilliant musical comedian' (Time Out).
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Cardiff-based stand-up comedian. A versatile comic actor whose character creation 'Rex' is a regular feature on Rhod Gilbert's BBC Radio Wales show, Elis' profile has been boosted with frequent appearances on BBC Radio One Wales, two critically acclaimed Edinburgh solo shows (The Most Cautious Little Boy in Wales – 2009, and Daytripper – 2010) plus numerous appearances on the UK comedy circuit including tour support act for Rhod Gilbert.
For Elis's 2009 Edinburgh Fringe offering, The Most Cautious Little Boy In Wales, he was subsequently selected for the Best Of The Edinburgh Fest Australian tour, an honour that has been bestowed in previous years to the likes of Dylan Moran, Ross Noble, Simon Pegg and Ardal O'Hanlon. He has also extensively toured Daytripper at the Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane comedy festivals.
'He hypnotises the audience into loving him. There's also a laugh every ten seconds or so which overall makes it a complete joy' (Time Out)
'An intensely likable performer, he manages to get the audience to share in the heat of his unlikely passion, and you'll be rooting for him throughout his various misadventures' (The Guardian).
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'Jokes, skits, the most ridiculous impressions in history, the odd poem, some prayers, and anything else that springs to mind, in a style described by many as unique and many others as undescribeable.' (Glee)
'The Ad Lib Expert' (The Stage).
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Stand-up comedian, actor and comedy writer.
'... His set bursts with clever wordplay and smart-Alec asides' (Time Out)
' his witty repartee and smart digressions keep his audiences on their toes. His observational material and occasional song complete what is a truly hilarious set...' (Funhouse Comedy).
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Venue: The Glee Club
Phone: 0871 472 0400
Disabled Bookings: 0121 693 2248
→ Cardiff Bay 4 min walk