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The Best In Stand Up - Early Show: Tom Stade, Tom Lucy, Jarlath Regan, Larry Dean, Justin Moorhouse
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Since coming to the UK, the Canadian has built up a reputation as a popular and highly recommended comedian. He is willing to tackle a huge range of topics, from the obscure to the familiar, from a simple gag to quirky, inventive, rambling anecdotes with unexpected punchlines. Even if he occasionally seems to lose sight of where he's going, at least you know he's taking the audience with him.
'Wonderfully imaginative, original and hilarious' (Rhod Gilbert)
'So cool he could well be the answer to global warming. Gloriously funny silly and smart' (The Scotsman)
'Rock 'n' roll comedian. Absolutely boxfresh; nothing is staid about Stade' (Evening Standard)
'One of the best practitioners of stand-up we've got... stand-up elite' (Chortle)
“Huge presence...really knows how to work a room...attitude and energy...properly hilarious, thoroughly enjoyable.” (Mirror)
'Every inch a star... super confidence and charisma. If comedy is the new rock 'n' roll, then Tom Stade is Keith Richards' (Scottish Daily Record).
Tom Stade was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians 2017 and 2016.
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Tom Lucy is one of the youngest professional comedians in the world who has had a remarkable impact on the scene since his first gig at the tender age of 16. Winner at The Comedy Store King Gong Show and winner at Up The Creek's The Blackout.
'Check out Tom Lucy. This up-and-coming comedian is not to be missed! Hilarious material and a great show. Watch this space!' (SubTV)
'You nailed it tonight, mate. Well done' (Jarred Christmas)
'... the naturally funny and quick-witted Tom Lucy...' (Funhouse Comedy).
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A former advertising executive who turned to comedy when his unmarketable greetings card ideas got him the sack, Irishman Jarleth Regan is a jack of all trades and all round decent fella, the kind you could take home to meet your mum. Raised on the windswept plains of the Curragh of Kildare he dreamed of being a professional basketball player but shelved the ambition due to combination of injuries and on the early on-set of cop on. The NBAs loss has been stand-up comedy's gain.
'A subtle yet sublime helping of observational humour' (The Herald)
'Side-splitting stuff... causes near hysteria in the room' (The Metro)
'A refreshing and hilarious change of pace' (The Independent)
'While he's not as well-known as some Irish stand-ups, he's every bit as talented' (Sunday Express)
'He has a skilful way with words and a playful misplaced logic' (Chortle).
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Glaswegian comedian Larry Dean's stand up career started in 2008; in 2013 he was named Scottish Comedian Of The Year and in 2015 he was nominated for best newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
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Justin hosts his own show Tea Time With Justin Moorhouse daily on Manchester's Sony Award winning radio station Key 103.
TV credits include playing Young Kenny in the award-winning Phoenix Nights (C4), Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow (BBC One), The Charlotte Church Show (C4), 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4), The Grumpy Guides (BBCTwo2) and Shameless (E4).
Justin also appeared in the 2009 Ken Loach feature film Looking For Eric.
Writing credits include The 11 O’Clock Show (C4), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (C4) and critically acclaimed comedy drama An Insurance Inspector Calls (BBC Radio 4).
'Moorhouse charms the pants off the crowd' (Sunday Times)
'A comedic tour de force. Excruciatingly funny... brought a tear to a critical eye' (The Herald)
'Quirky and imaginative stories... A brilliant entertainer' (The Stage)
'Simultaneously down-to-earth and out-of-this-world' (The List).
Justin Moorhouse was named in Ents24's top 5 hardest-working comedians of 2017.
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