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The critically acclaimed comedian is currently a team captain on Channel 4's panel show '8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown'. He has been an Edinburgh If comedy nominee, and was the 2008 winner for best breakthrough act in the Chortle Awards. 'He's a gentle and ever-smiling anecdotalist who sees the world in a rather skewed way... consistently funny about life and its foibles... We leave the theatre feeling full of the joys of life' (The Arts Desk) 'So good he actually bends time' (Chortle) 'Jon Richardson is developing into a quietly sophisticated comedian who is at turns hilarious and disturbing and under no circumstances should you miss' (Daily Mirror) 'One of our most individual and interesting stand-ups' (The Times) 'Sublimely brilliant, stunning' (Time Out). Jon Richardson was named in Ents24's top 10 hardest-working comedians 2017.
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Lee Ridley (Lost Voice Guy)
BGT 2018 winner Lee Ridley, aka Lost Voice Guy, is disabled but not silent. Born with Cerebral Palsy, complications at birth resulted in Lee losing his ability to speak. Undaunted, Lee started performing stand up comedy in 2012 using an iPad tablet computer, and after an unprecedented meteoric rise and publicity from local and national press, is now headlining comedy clubs across the country. 'A wondeful comedian' (Matt Lucas) 'A very funny guy' (Ross Noble).
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Micky P Kerr
2018 Britain's Got Talent finalist, Leeds-based primary school teacher turned comedian and social commentator, Micky P Kerr, is a breath of fresh air on the live comedy circuit. Fusing together music, spoken word and comedy, with his tongue often planted firmly in his cheek, Kerr has been described as the b*stard spawn of John Cooper Clarke. “Leeds-based Kerr’s assured and relaxed mix of one-liners, poetry and songs certainly impressed” – Harrogate Advertiser "Kerr’s ability to get laughs out of them marks him out as perfect Radio 4 material" - Three Weeks Edinburgh
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Lucy is a hugely talented comedy actress and writer. She was nominated in 2014 for Best Newcomer at the Fosters Comedy Awards for her debut show We Can work It Out. In 2012 she was the winner of The BBC New Comedy Award and won the Chortle Award For Best Newcomer. Lucy was a finalist in the Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year 2013 and in August 2011 she was also ranked joint third in the Gilded Balloon's nationwide stand-up comedy competition So You Think You're Funny?. 'She has that intangible something that gives her an innately charismatic stage presence. She's slight and vulnerable, a bit ditzy, and utterly charming... A star is born' (Chortle) 'Perfect for the times' (The Guardian) 'She's got the timing of Les Dawson... an absolute natural' (Johnny Vegas) 'Devastating comic timing' (The Stage) 'The next Victoria Wood in the making' (Arthur Smith) 'The stage Beaumont is a riot!' (The Scotsman).
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'Chris began performing stand up comedy in July 2012, 14 months later he has over 200 gigs under his belt for a host of reputable promoters up and down the country and is fast becoming one of the most sought after new acts on the circuit. With a cheeky Northern charm and hilarious tales it's clear to see why Chris is flying up the comedy ladder' (www.comedycv.co.uk) 'Mark my words, he will be a big name' (Love Comedy) 'Hilarious stories' (Hull Daily Mail) 'Worth the entrance fee alone. Look out for this man!' (Otley Town Post) 'Chris has oodles of warmth and likeability, and an assurance which belies his tender years. This young man could well go all the way!' (Golf Comedy) 'Hilarious' (Yahoo Festival Review) '... the immediately likeable Chris Washington, who uses his Northern charm along with his hilarious tales to entertain the crowds...' (Funhouse Comedy).
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'Barbara Nice - ordinary housewife extraodinaire - has given up the domestic bliss of Tupperware and Poundstretcher shops for the unpredictability of the comedy circuit (her husband thinks she's at the bingo). No audience is too rowdy for her to handle - she's already raised five teenagers. She believes in bargains, Take a Break magazine, getting the most from life. Oh and Stage-diving! This well observed comedy character is so likeable that she draws even the most cynical of audiences and takes them along for a ride. 'A hybrid between Victoria Wood and Mrs Merton' - The Times.
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