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Laugh Till It Hurts - In Aid of Save The Children: Simon Evans, Andre Vincent, Jason John Whitehead, Nathan Caton, Sara Pascoe, Greg Burns
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One of the most exciting and distinctive talents to emerge on the comedy circuit in recent years. He is a familiar voice on BBC Radio 4 as a regular on The News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth and Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive. 'Absolutely brilliant' according to Caroline Aherne, and he has justified the tag, regularly selling out his shows in Edinburgh and racking up the television and radio credits. Plus, he dresses smartly and uses no bad language whatsoever...!
Simon Evans tour dates
After cutting his teeth performing on the pavements of the world and winning the Time Out Street Performer Of The Year Award 1987, he transferred his skills to stand-up. He toured mainly in the USA and Canada, including a support slot for Bob Hope, before returning to his native London in 1994. Over five years on the circuit in this country have seen him rise to one of the most widely respected performers doing the rounds.
'He always gets people laughing through his accomplished stand-up skills, evident in his scalpel-sharp ad-libs and outstanding one-liners' (Chortle)
'Aside from his ability to sustain a single narrative for a full hour, with thought-provoking originality and biting humour, Vincent also uses video to deliver one of the most disarming punch lines you're ever likely to see on the Fringe' (The Scotsman)
'An improvising comedy genius' (The Guardian)
'He possesses the energy of Lee Evans with the improvisational skills of Paul Merton and is one of the best comedians in the business' (The Times)
'Ferociously funny' (The Sunday Times)
'Honesty and truth (and funny lines) are comedy essentials and fortunately Vincent has come more than prepared... this corpulent comic is an utterly welcoming
presence, lacing his blokeish jollity with welcome shots of rage and giggling incomprehension' (Metro).
Andre Vincent tour dates
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.
Jason John Whitehead tour dates
Nathan is a young black British comic, gigging on both the mainstream and black comedy circuit. His set is highly observational, influenced by his culture and upbringing, and also coming from a young person's outlook on life, from the well-known Nigerian traffic warden and the always-disciplining West-Indian mother, to MTV's Pimp my Ride.
'Excellent story-telling skills keep the crowd easily entertained' (Three Weeks).
‘Caton is probably the most exciting young black comic on the scene’ (Fest Magazine).
'Caton's a slick performer with an unbeatable stage attitude and the confident air of someone much more experienced' (Chortle).
'Compelling, well-observed stand-up... He specialises in laidback, on-the-nose material, chopping down fools of all colours, both in day-to-day life and in the media' (The Guardian).
Nathan Caton was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2015.
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Sara Pascoe is a British writer, stand-up comedian and actress. She has appeared in a number of television programmes - Campus, Live At The Apollo, QI, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week among others - as well as an all-female sketch show and her own Edinburgh show, and runs comedy club The House Of Mirth.
Sara's stand-up is influenced by her joint favourite heroes, Jodie Marsh and Winston Churchill.
'Always intelligent and occasionally exquisite' (The Independent)
'Pascoe uses erudite references as just one strand of an offbeat worldview, offset by moments of gloriously deliberate dumbness and delivered with nothing less than full-megawatt charisma' (The Guardian)
'... defiantly idiosyncratic and highly accessible' (Evening Standard).
Sara Pascoe was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2017 and 2016.
Sara Pascoe tour dates
'Greg Burns has been working on the UK comedy circuit since 1998 and is the resident Thursday night resident compere at Lee Hurst's Backyard Comedy Club. But he is better known as a radio DJ. After four years at Heart 106.2FM, as host of the drivetime show, Greg has recently joined Virgin Radio as their Sunday afternoon host.
'He has also appeared in stand-up shows on the BBC and Paramount Comedy… but the appearance he is most proud of is playing himself in the Christmas special of The Office
'Burns is also an ambassador for the Global Angels charity and often hosts fund-raising evenings for them' (Chortle)
'An assured, affable performer with some top-notch routines, cheeky Burns is a solid addition to any comedy bill... Enjopyable stuff' (Steve Bennett).
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