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Tickled Pig - TimeOut Critic's Choice: Phil Kay, Claudia O'Doherty, Sofie Hagen, Tez Ilyas, Holly Burn, Callum Scott, Javier Jarquin, Kevin Mahon, Robbie Ormrod
Tickled Pig offers the very best in stand-up comedy with a mixture of new and established acts. Expect laughing (lots of it), and as many Percy Pigs as you can physically eat without feeling queasy.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Scotland's madcap king of stand-up comedy has been performing since 1989. He has garnered a pile of awards, nominations and TV appearances but it is his stage shows that see him at his best.
His childlike take on the world is blended with sacks of energy, spoonfuls of improvisation and jumps of the imagination. The results are hilarious, crazy shows where even Phil doesn't know what's going to happen next!
"A must see experience" The Guardian.
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Winner Brisbane Comedy Festival Award and Best Comedy, 2009 Melbourne Fringe Festival.
'Brilliantly inventive... Delightfully offbeat and packed with laughs’ (Time Out)
'An offbeat gem' (The Independent).
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Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year winner. Winner 2014 Chortle Awards Best Newcomer.
'Warm, accessible but in no way bland, Hagen delighted the crowd with personal tales and observations. Her skill becomes all the more apparent when looking at her silences as well as her writing, her timing is spot-on and pauses, facial expressions and knowing nods and smiles all combine to make an act who is destined to make a name for herself' (http://www.chortle.co.uk)
'Hagen is hilarious' (The Skinny)
'Hagen's act sharply pokes fun at British words and phrases and she's not afraid switch to bleaker, more contentious subject matter' (http://TimeOut.co.uk).
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A mischievous and engaging comic, he tackles a variety of topics with an intelligent mind and a flair for deconstructing modern society while subverting audience's expectations. His playful style and cheeky personality, along with a wry wit led him to win the coveted London Comedy Store's King Gong on his first attempt, as well as reaching the finals of the BBC New Comedy Awards. Star of BBC Radio 4’s TEZ Talks, BBC Two’s 'Live from the BBC' and BBC Three’s ‘Man Like Mobeen’.
'Sartorially stylish and winningly cheeky' (Chortle)
“Blackburn-born Ilyas has a slickness more reminiscent of US comics, and the gags to back it up, though his most prized asset could yet be his bold, subversive streak” (The Guardian).
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"Blessed with funny bones plus charisma" (Chortle) ****
'... one to watch' (Harry Hill)
'Sexy and bonkers, like Twin Peaks' (Eddie Izzard)
'Like a holiday camp run by clowns and deviants... there's plenty of fun to be had' (The Guardian).
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Card throwing ninja who has spent the last 4 years working as a professional award winning comedian in New Zealand and Australia. Javier Jarquin moved to the UK in 2010 where he has established himself as a circuit regular and headline act around the country and in mainland Europe.
He has performed on the same bill with the likes of Jimmy Carr, Stewart Lee, Jo Brand and Paul Daniels.
'High calibre throughout' (The Morning Star)
'Brilliantly entertaining performance' (The Edinburgh Reporter)
'Kept the audience laughing throughout@ (The Edinburgh Spotlight)
'Seriously talented when it comes to wowing a crowd' (The Stage).
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