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The Best In Stand Up - Early Show: Allyson June Smith, Andy Askins, Nico Yearwood, Kerry Godliman, Ian Coppinger
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Since 2000, Allyson June Smith has been tickling Canada’s comedy scene from the moment she put down the chalk brush and picked up a mic. Playing to packed rooms has become like another day in the classroom for this former school teacher.
A multiple Canadian Comedy Award nominee for Best Female Stand-Up. Allyson's credits include her own hour long Comedy Now special, appearances on CBC Radio’s hit show The Debaters, and the Winnipeg, Halifax and Just For Laughs Festivals, to name just a few.
After working her way across Canada, Allyson is now taking the UK by storm with her sassy blend of in-your-face stand-up and hilariously insightful comedy.
"Book her, see her, just do whatever you can to be near her; she’s gonna be a huge star!” Jason Manford
"Ultra likeable and versatile" Now Magazine, Toronto
"Wasn’t afraid to be shocking and explicit… hilarious" – **** Three Weeks
"Yet another hilarious Canadian with great hair" Stewart Francis
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Andy Askins' air of vulnerability and innocent child-like qualities mislead the crowd heightening the impact of his killer lines. With his guitar and his wickedly dry sense of humour he captivates everybody with an eclectic mix of offbeat comical songs and parodies. A talented musician with an appealing voice and cheeky magnetism, he never fails to leave his mark.
Dark, dark humour and killer timing.
'An awful lot of charm. Although he looks mild-mannered and studious, he actually packs a wry, cheeky wit. There is, most definitely, something warmly alluring about him. His winning persona goes a long way...between the songs, the charming banter works well' (Chortle).
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Originally from the tropical island of Barbados, Nico has been setting the London comedy circuit alight with his unique blend of Caribbean flavoured comedy. Whether he is delivering hilarious stories about growing up in Barbados or his new life in London, his laid back style and charm immediately win audiences over and leave them wanting more. He is always a crowd favourite, especially with the ladies.
Biggleswade Comedian Of The Year 2014.
'Instinctive likeability and an appealing spark in his natural performance, compering work shouldn't prove in short supply' (Steve Bennett, Chortle)
'Charismatic and very funny. Nico is definitely one to watch for the future' (David Geli, Up The Creek Management)
'Nico's relaxed style and fluent delivery means he gets away with lines others could only dream of. Very funny' (Matt Hambly, FHM)
'One of the most natural comedians around at the moment, strong material and very likeable' (Adam Bloom)
'Nico is a rudderless ship, I pray that one day the Lord will guide him to safety' (His Mum).
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Actress and stand-up comedian, Kerry Godliman, trained at the Rose Bruford College and has since been in numerous television and theatre productions while still managing to perform regularly on the UK comedy circuit.
Also a finalist in the Babycham Funny Women competition.
'Goes for the jugular. Quick wit, frank and engaging' (The Independent)
'A great comic who oozes personality' (Evening Standard)
'She may present herself as just one of the girls, but this young Londoner has clearly got the potential to really stand out' (The Scotsman).
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