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Fri 24th May at 8:15pm (doors 6:45pm - last entry 7:45pm)
Fosters Comedy Live
@ Jongleurs Leeds, Leeds
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Fosters Comedy Live: Rich Wilson, Celia Pacquola, Matthew Osborn, Andy Wilkinson (aka Smug Roberts)
Comedy night featuring top acts from the national circuit.
Ticket includes free entry to the Highlight after party.
NB The line-up is subject to change.
Visit www.thehighlight.co.uk or call 0844 844 0044 for tickets & further information.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Rich Wilson has loved comedy ever since his older next door neighbour gave him a cassette of Eddie Murphy - Delirious.'It was the most mindblowing thing I'd ever heard. My young ears had never heard language like it.'
His comedy aspirations lay dormant until he got a job as a barman at a comedy club in Greenwich, South London. Then in 2004 following some back slapping by those around him, Rich Wilson hit the stage and even amazing himself, hasn't looked back since.
'Highly entertaining' (Time Out)
'Effortlessly funny, smart and filthy. Recommended' (Leicester Mercury)
'He's a very, very funny man' (Frank Skinner).
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Versatile Australian Celia Pacquola began her stand-up career in 2006 and quickly cemented her place as an award winning, and internationally recognised, comedian with regular 4-star reviews, awards and nominations for her performances at comedy festivals around the world.
'Endlessly charming, furiously honest and beautifully written stand-up from the Aussie' (The Independent)
'Celia Pacquola is Adam Hills with ovaries, using her magnetic charisma to draw audiences in to a warmly uplifting show that's as inspiring as it is hilarious. I'd defy anyone not to leave... just a little more in love with life – and with her – than before' (http://www.Chortle.co.uk).
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Winner English Comedian of the Year 2009.
Winner of the Channel 4 'So You Think You're Funny' comedy competition.
'Osborn's script is as crisp and polished as you might expect if you know his stand-up and delivered accordingly with clarity, precision and a fine sense of how each line should be timed' (Chortle).
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Also known by his stage name Smug Roberts, Andy is one of Manchester's finest comedians and actors.
As seen in 'Phoenix Nights', 'That Peter Kay Thing', 'Mrs Brown's Boys', 'Cold Feet' and the Ken Loach film 'Looking For Eric' Described by Metro as 'an act everyone deserves to see at least once', Smug is a venerated veteran of the British comedy circuit.
He is a headline act all over the U.K and is regarded as something of a cult hero in his native Manchester and is a man with
genuinely funny bones, able to provoke peals of laughter from a quirky colloquialism or a nonplussed expression, but it is the sheer imagination of his storytelling where he really shines.
Anecdotes from his home life as a cuckolded house husband with two teenage kids on hormonal rampage are laced with brilliant punchlines and surreal tangents, including the welcome appearance of a talking dog. He’s also had a minor chart hit with ‘Meat Pie Sausage Roll’ a song that began its life as a comedy routine by Smug on local radio and made it to the heady heights of number 67 in June 1998. Quite the Renaissance man.
In 1995, he tried stand-up comedy for the first time at the Frog and Bucket comedy club, adopting the stage name "Smug Roberts"; the "smug" came from an event in his life where people teased him for being a "smug bastard" and the "Roberts" was adapted from his middle name.
'A comedy maestro... the pace, emphasis and rhythm of his delivery is impeccable. A rock solid act guaranteed to entertain' (City Life).
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Venue: Jongleurs Leeds
Bookings: 08700 111 960
→ Leeds 8 min walk