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Named “the world’s most famous blagger” by The Daily Telegraph, the acclaimed character comedian and untameable prankster Simon Brodkin has hit the headlines multiple times for his high profile stunts, usually in the guise of alter egos Lee Nelson or Jason Bent.
Simon is also the writer, star and creator of two series of BBC Three’s ratings smash Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show and sketch series Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People, introducing the nation to a plethora of brilliant, new characters. He also made the 90-min special Jason Bent’s World Cup’s Best Ever Goals, Ever! (BBC Three). Lee has appeared multiple times on BBC One’s Live At The Apollo, both as guest and host.
Carey Marx's wilful disregard for the controversial and delicate is tempered beautifully by his ability to find joy in the most unexpected places.
Formerly in double-act 'Kez and Jodi', a comedy illusion act. Live wire, Canadian comedy magician. Winner of Best International Show at the New Zealand Comedy Festival 2009, he blends dark humour with a mischievous, gleeful delivery,
'Marx's slick delivery lends itself to clever verbal comedy, while his flexible features can switch in an instant from cheeky schoolboy grin to menacing stare' (The Scotsman)
'Hilariously demented' (Edinburgh Evening News)
'Excellent' (The Guardian)
'He is a masterful stylist, gracefully switching from surrealism to sardonic irony' (Skinny Fest)
'Anecdotally debauched... But if his lines are frequently sick, they're elegantly written, too, and there's a childlike glee to his naughtiness' (The Herald)
'A darkly comic Quentin Tarantino' (Chortle)
'Opium for the people' (Broadway Baby)
'supremely crafted comedy' (The List).
Dudley's very own 'Sultan of Smut'. A consistently popular act from a larger than life and earthy performer.
'Sean's humour is not surreal, it's not wacky, it's just bl**dy funny. This is not smile humour, this is bust your gut rubber underpants stuff' (What's On)
'... the big gold star of the show must be the long-haired man from Dudley. He came. He spoke. He had us curled up begging for more...' (Evening Mail)
'... comedian and scriptwriter Sean Percival. His brand of comedy steers clear of the surreal and confronts realism in an explosively funny way. His down to earth act is bang up to date with its upfront attitude, no long stories, just gags galore' (Funhouse Comedy).
One of the original alternative comedians of the early 1980s, Nick was nominated for the Perrier award in 1987. He was the resident compere at The Comedy Store for 10 years and in 1989 he had a BBC Radio 4 show and BBC1 TV show, both called 'Nick Revell'.
He also wrote for BBC radio classics 'Week Ending' and 'The News Huddlines' along with a host of contributors who included Ged Parsons, Oleg Stepaniuk, Nick & Roger Saunders, Michael Dines and Bob & Barbara Boulton.
'A master craftsman' (Time Out)
'Scalpel-sharp satirist' (Evening Standard)
'Satirically brilliant... travel miles to see him' (The Guardian).