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XS Malarkey: Edinburgh Preview: Joe Lycett, James Meehan, Jonnie Price, Toby Hadoke
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Joe Lycett is a hugely talented comedian with an unaffected, relaxed and effortless stage presence. An appealing, engaging and natural performer. His comedy career started off at Manchester University, winning the Chortle Student Comedy Award in 2009.
'Imaginative and cheekily subversive comedy... entertainingly mischievous... An intensely charming and talented young comic' (The Guardian)
'Joe Lycett is one of the strongest emerging comedy talents we've seen in a long time. This young man has a huge future' (Time Out)
'A delightfully natural style that builds a real connection with the audience... an accomplished storyteller... Finds brilliance in what could be merely workaday' (Chortle)
'Rising talent Joe Lycett already possesses the confidence and relaxed, homely charm of an old campaigner' (The Times).
Joe Lycett was named in Ents24's top 10 hardest-working comedians of 2015.
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If you cross Ralph from the Muppets with a Welsh ex-powerlifter, you get new star of the comedy circuit Jonnie Price.
'A Welsh Billy Connolly on steroids' - Paul James
A giant of a man, but also memorable for the warmth, charm and wit that he brings to the stage every time he performs. Wowing audiences with a high octane joke based set, mixed with true and not so true stories.
'Not only one of the most hard hitting Welsh comedians around but he's one of the most talented' - Cardiff Comedy Festival
'A comedy juggernaut!' - Glee Club
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'Toby is an actor, writer and comedian, who has a stupid name that no-one can pronounce or spell. He was born in a small cottage in Ludlow, Shropshire at the turn of the century, and even as a baby, sported a rather manly collection of facial hair.'
Manchester comedy Legend and host of XS Malarkey. Toby was the inaugural winner of The Les Dawson Award, beating a shortlist including Peter Kay, Daniel Kitson, Dave Spikey, Ken Dodd, Caroline Ahearne, Craig Cash and Steve Coogan. He works regularly in TV and Radio having appeared in shows ranging from Coronation Street to Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights.
'Superior stand-up skills – very, very funny' (The Guardian)
'A comedy genius' (Metro).
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