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Big Difference Company Present 21 Act Preview Show: Matt Hollins, Bob Slayer, Tom Binns, Ahir Shah, Paul Currie, Marc Lucero, Joey Page, Flange Krammer, Chris Stokes, Ruth E Cockburn, Wil Hodgson
Featuring over 21 acts to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival. Expect some brilliant stand up comedians, including the odd special guest, plus general craziness!
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Bob Slayer is a tour manager turned award winning comic, who has twice been nominated for the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality - winning it in 2011.
'His brand of insane merriment perfectly encapsulates the Edinburgh mood' - The Spectator.
'Good natured bad behaviour from a very funny man, the ultimate Off-Off-Fringe performer, guaranteed to give you a memorable disaster to add to your Fringe memorabilia' - Copstick, The Scotsman.
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Writer, actor and character comedian whose creations include the hospital radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury and Ian D Montfort, a psychic from Sunderland.
'Intelligent, magical, fantastically original and funny enough to kill you from
asphyxiation' (The Magic Circle Magazine).
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Ahir Shah is one of comedy's brightest new talents, whose sharp brand of stand-up features a blend of socio-political awareness, energetic delivery and jokes.
'Destined to be one of the brightest stars in the British comedy firmament... a frighteningly intelligent gagsmith' (The Scotsman)
'An intense, exciting performer whose act crackles with wit, his energy holding the audience captive until lights out' (FringeGuru)
'A sophisticated comedian with an elegant, eloquent style that probes beyond the superficial' (Chortle)
'Charismatic and of rewardingly cerebral approach' (The Guardian)
'Catch him now... he's going stellar' (The List).
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Puppeteer, circus performer and the voice of Potto in Sesame Tree.
'A former street performer, Paul Currie began performing stand-up in clubs in 2004, and won the Derry Big Tickle new comedy award in 2005. His first one-man show played at Edinburgh in 2009 and he was part of the Avalon Comedy Zone in 2011, before returnign with another solo show in 2013' (Chortle)
'The most inventive and hilarious acts I've seen in years. Book him (Geoff Rowe,Director, Leicester Comedy Festival 2014)
'Pure stuff. Inspiring and totally stupid and random (Doctor Brown)
'A whirlwind of dizzying nonsense. Beautifully crafted, committed and exciting silliness (John Higgins, Culture NI)
'There was something extra original about this guy – it was like watching the Monty Python version of stand up comedy (Fringe Guru).
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A dry and witty comedian who thinks fast and delivers brilliantly inventive gags. He is an extremely popular circuit comedian and has a West End residency, which is regularly sold out.
Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival Silver Comedian of the Year 2013 Winner.
'Lucero certainly has the comic instincts and high-quality material that would shame many a more successful act' (Chortle)
'... a laugh a minute' (The Times)
'... the brilliant Marc Lucero...' (Daily Mirror)
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Young comedian with surreal humour and unique alternative wit. Joey takes you through the tangled joy of his charmingly childlike logic. Creating a magical world of bizarre and hilarious characters and scenarios.
'Joey has a sonic imagination and a twinkle in his eye' (Noel Fielding)
'Really good, proper funny' (Ronnie Wood)
'Absolutely amazing' (XFM).
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'I thought he was going to be rubbish, but he's brilliant! The finest character comedian I've seen in years' (Matt Forde, BBC Radio 6).
'Future star' (Chortle).
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Calm, laid back demeanour, combined with a hilarious and erudite turn of phrase. Chris Stokes has supported Milton Jones on tour. He quit stand-up for a while and worked as an RSPCA van driver, but returned with a discernible confidence to tell some amusingly interesting accounts and theories.
'A comedic star' - Huddersfield Examiner.
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Satirist from the West Country who isn't afraid to take on any subject. Winner of the Perrier Best Newcomer Award at the 2004 Edinburgh Festival. Wil Hodgson is a serial misfit, collector of '80s girl toys and general retro obsessive.
'A brilliantly captivating performer' (The Scotsman).
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