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An Evening of Comedy: Jason Manford, John Bishop, Micky Flanagan, Patrick Kielty, Rob Beckett, Hal Cruttenden
Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall wouldn’t be complete without an evening of comedy.
This year sees Jason Manford hosting, joined by the superstar talents of John Bishop, Micky Flanagan, Patrick Kielty, Rob Beckett and Hal Cruttenden.
Jason Manford said: “I love these Teenage Cancer Trust gigs. They stand-out not just because the atmosphere is always amazing, but also because of the young people with cancer I’ve met through being part of these shows for a number of years and visiting several of the charity’s specialist wards. They totally inspire me every single time. It’s a great night with a stonking line-up. Buy your ticket now!”
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
This event takes place at Royal Albert Hall, which has achieved Silver Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Renowned for his hilarious observations and loveable, friendly delivery, Jason has been a firm favourite with comedy fans of all ages since his first solo stand-up show earned him huge critical acclaim and a nomination for the prestigious Perrier Newcomer Award back in 2005.
‘8 out of 10 Cats’ (Channel 4), ‘The Nightly Show’ (ITV1), ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’ (ITV1), ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC One), ‘Have I Got News For You’, (BBC One), QI (BBC Two) and ‘The Royal Variety Performance’ (ITV1) have all helped establish Jason as a nationally known comic.
'Effortlessly entertaining' (Evening Standard)
'He's blessed with the sort of laid-back charm and sharp turn of phrase you can't manufacture' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Manford retains an affably jovial demeanour that makes him warmly enjoyable company' (Chortle)
'What Manford does best: classic, chirpy-chappie stand-up' (The Guardian).
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John Bishop has had an incredible career. Within three years of his first ever comedy gig, he was playing to sold out arena audiences across the country and also released the fastest selling stand-up DVD in UK history.
A strong stage presence and life experience make him a comedian who is not afraid to take chances, and this is reflected in his status as one of the best comics in the country.
What the critics say:
"Home is not only where Bishop’s heart clearly and endearingly is – it’s where his art is, too" Daily Telegraph
"His Supersonic show easily confirms that John Bishop has finally taken on the mantle of Britain’s top comic" Daily Mirror
John Bishop was named in Ents24's top 5 biggest selling comedians of 2016.
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Razor sharp wit and no nonsense delivery with a classic working class East End background. He could have been a gangster, or a street urchin... Instead he went off to university and became a wordsmith. Not much call for them in Hackney, so he learnt a trade: being a comedian.
A working class boy done good, Micky has risen to the very top of the comedy world. With his show-stealing appearance at The Royal Variety Performance, for which he was nominated for the Best Breakthrough Act at the British Comedy Awards, to unforgettable appearances on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Live At The Apollo, added to his hilarious outings on panel and chat shows he has become one of the best-loved comedians in the UK today.
His debut DVD, The Out Out Tour, was the number one newcomer in 2011. His follow up show was the award winning Back In The Game which became the biggest selling stand up DVD and tour of 2013. In 2014 Micky embarked on his Detour De France, which was a stand-out hit show for Sky1.
Micky Flanagan was named in Ents24's top 5 biggest selling comedians of 2016.
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Comedian and TV presenter from Northern Ireland, Patrick first rose to fame in 1995 after appearing on Comic Relief's St Patrick's Day Stand Up Special with Ben Elton and Jo Brand.
'Genius' (The Sun)
'He ripped the place apart' (The Guardian)
'Kielty is fabulous' (The Times)
'Funny and inspiring' (Daily Express)
'Kielty is a revelation' (Evening Standard).
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Rob grew up in south east London in a large extended family of taxi drivers where it was a fight to be heard.
As a middle child desperate for attention he needed to be funny so was in awe of his Grandad's jokes, but only until he saw a Tommy Cooper video and realised Grandad Cook was a massive plagiarist.
'A little short of a revelation (The Scotsman)
'Relentlessly smiley, perpetually grinning Londoner whose unshowy, unpretentious but thoroughly funny shtick has every chance of winning him a big audience' (The Guardian).
'He already has the confidence of a veteran' (The Times).
'Joyous, cheek aching and touching stand up' (Shortlist).
Rob Beckett was placed in Ents24's top 10 hardest-working comedians 2016.
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Hal Cruttenden is one of the top comedians working in the UK today, as well as being a highly accomplished writer and actor.
Over the last year he’s performed on ‘The John Bishop Show’ (BBC1), ‘Live at the Apollo’(BBC1 and 2), ‘The Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala’ on Channel 10 Australia as well as ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC1) and frequently being seen on ‘Great British Bake Off – Extra Slice’ (BBC2).
'An absolute joy to watch' (The Scotsman)
'Hugely talented' (The Times).
Hal Cruttenden was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2015.
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