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Laugh Til It Hurts - In Aid Of Mind: Stewart Francis, Marlon Davis, Katherine Ryan, Jason John Whitehead, Ian Boldsworth as Ray Peacock, Gordon Southern
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'With Francis it's all about puns... He'll fill every minute with comedy bargains in the form of non-stop quick-fire gags, rarely giving you time to cease giggling until the next one starts... Quite simply, the service Francis provides is good old-fashioned joke telling with a hook, punch-line and a dose of panache thrown in for good measure' (Warwick Arts Centre)
'A brilliant comic brain... this stand-up cracks some of the best one liners I've ever heard' (The Guardian).
'Perfectly crafted gags' (The Sunday Times).
Stewart Francis was named in Ents24's top 5 hardest-working comedians of 2015.
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Marlon Davis is a bright young comedian, improviser and actor who embraces his work with energy and charm, embodying his characters and delivering his acute observational material with aplomb.
His act is inspired from his upbringing, exploring Britain and tackling its social issues with skilful characterisations.
Winner of the FHM Search For A Stand-Up Hero Competition in 2009. In 2006, he was a finalist in both the So You Think You're Funny and Laughing Horse new act competitions.
Still a relative newcomer, Marlon Davis is like a breath of fresh air on stage, with an impish grin, boyish enthusiasm and an effortlessly open, confident style that instantly wins him friends in the audience.
'A compelling storyteller whose anecdotes carry the elusive stamp of urban authenticity' (The Scotsman).
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The product of a strict Irish father and a glitzy Canadian 'stage mom', Katherine Ryan won neither friends nor pageant titles growing up. Try as she might to shed her questionable perspectives and super sparkly nature, she's not sure we can ever truly escape our childhood indoctrinations. Katherine puts a hilarious spin on many topics including life as a single mum and gender hypocrisy in a laid-back, funny, and downright honest show.
As well as being a writer-performer Katherine is also a talented actress and played the lead role of George in Victoria Pile's Channel 4 series Campus. Katherine also appeared regularly throughout the second series of Episodes as Merc's Assistant.
'She has perfect timing and enough attitude to stop an elephant in its tracks' (Time Out)
'If only every comedian was as acerbic, smart and downright funny as Katherine Ryan' (Eastern Daily Press)
'This entertaining hour... flies by... all the hallmarks of an increasingly assured comic...' (Steve Bennett, Chortle)
'Warped wit... striking presence... killer lines... calm confidence' (The Scotsman)
'Thoughtful, funny and just twisted enough' (The Times).
Katherine Ryan was named in Ents24's top 5 hardest-working comedians of 2015.
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Expect intricately woven anecdotes and sharply crafted gags with an edge from this award winning stand up comedian. And his easy-going charm, combined with his laid-back, hippyish attitude, makes him one of the most likeable raconteurs around. His material is fast evolving to become almost as good as his delivery, too, with gently-mocking anecdotes sparkling with verve and wit. Add that to the natural affinity audiences have towards him, and you have an increasingly winning combination.
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Ray Peacock has had an impressive comedy career, both as one half of the critically acclaimed double-act Peacock & Gamble, and as a solo writer, performer, actor and presenter.
The loveably juvenile entertainer has established himself as one of the most popular compères, headline performers and TV warm-up acts on the circuit, garnering Chortle Comedy Award nominations in four successive years. He is contentedly resigned to never actually winning one.
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One of the best stand-ups on the London circuit and regular host at The East Dulwich Tavern. Winner of the 1995 Time Out Comedy Award, Gordon regularly plays to sell out audiences at the most prestigious clubs in the country including Comedy Store and Jongleurs.
His upbeat and energetic delivery combined with his fantastically funny observational comedy and quick witted improvisation has secured his place as an audience favourite.
'Hugely talented... Very funny' (Time Out).
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