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Comedy At The Duke: Ben Target, Matt Rees, Richard Todd, Martin Croser, Penny Matthews, John Robins
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Ben target is perfect. Bathe in his glory. Turn as he weeps. Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee. Winner, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year.
"Staggeringly inventive and sometimes unnerving, this highly physical performer is a true original and a legend in the making" Guardian,
"Impressively funny" Scotsman
‘Imagine there was no Ben Target. The world would unquestionably be a darker, less interesting place’ **** (Chortle).
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Welsh Unsigned Stand Up winner 2011, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2012 and BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Award 2012 finalist.
'A properly original comedy mind' (The Guardian)
'With his somewhat miserable persona he enthralls his audiences through his skilfully crafted stories' (Funhouse Comedy).
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Not the late star of British World War 2 classic The Dambusters, but winner of the Amused Moose Laugh Off 2012.
'... A smart surrealist...' (The Independent)
'... He delivers with the passion of an insane preacher, and there's a keen off-the-wall wit throughout...' (Steve Bennet, Chortle)
'With his enthusiasm and ingenious thinking he has the ability to play with the audiences imaginations, leaving them both pleasantly baffled and amused' (Funhouse Comedy).
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Support Act for 'Josie Long's Alternative Reality Tour'
Winner of Pun Run 2011
Finalist in The Secret Policeman's Ball World's Shortest Gig Competition
Regular performer at clubs such as: The Stand, Up The Creek, Angel Comedy, Comedy Knights, Good Ship Comedy, The Bedford and
'A first-rate stand-up, gagsmith, and downbeat storyteller, Martin Croser's comedy stands partway between the righteous fury of Sam Kinison and the downtrodden world-weariness of Tony Hancock' (Comedy CV)
'Many moments of absolute brilliance and several of the best one-liners you will hear. Croser's writing is first rate' (Kate Copstick, The Scotsman)
'Martin's comedic brain is like a nest of bumble bees inside your favourite old oak tree - you know you shouldn't poke around in it, but you want to find out what will happen if you do... The results are dark and stinging but funny as hell' (Helen Arney).
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John is a comedian, broadcaster and voice over artist based in London. He presents a weekly show on Radio X alongside friend and fellow comedian Elis James. 'The Elis James and John Robins Show' podcast has gained them a devoted following, and is a fixture in the top twenty comedy podcast charts. In 2017 they won The Chortle Award for Best Radio.
John began performing stand-up in 2005 and was an alumni of the legendary 'Bristol Comedy Flat' alongside Russell Howard, Jon Richardson and Mark Olver.
In 2016 Elis and John announced their first major live appearances together. 'The Elis James and John Robins Experience' saw them bring their unique chemistry to venues up and down the country. Demand was unprecedented and tickets for London's Shepherd's Bush Empire sold out in a matter of hours. He is the joint winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Award 2017.
John has appeared on numerous television shows including Mock The Week (BBC2), Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled Series 1 & 3 (Dave), Stand-Up Central (Comedy Central), Russell Howard's Good News (BBC3), Live at The Comedy Store (Comedy Central and Drunk History (Comedy Central).
'One man, one microphone, one fantastically funny show' (Three Weeks)
'A complete and utter natural' (Russell Howard)
'One of the most consistently pleasing hours on the fringe' (The Independent)
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