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Carey Marx's wilful disregard for the controversial and delicate is tempered beautifully by his ability to find joy in the most unexpected places. Formerly in double-act 'Kez and Jodi', a comedy illusion act. Live wire, Canadian comedy magician. Winner of Best International Show at the New Zealand Comedy Festival 2009, he blends dark humour with a mischievous, gleeful delivery, 'Marx's slick delivery lends itself to clever verbal comedy, while his flexible features can switch in an instant from cheeky schoolboy grin to menacing stare' (The Scotsman) 'Hilariously demented' (Edinburgh Evening News) 'Excellent' (The Guardian) 'He is a masterful stylist, gracefully switching from surrealism to sardonic irony' (Skinny Fest) 'Anecdotally debauched... But if his lines are frequently sick, they're elegantly written, too, and there's a childlike glee to his naughtiness' (The Herald) 'A darkly comic Quentin Tarantino' (Chortle) 'Opium for the people' (Broadway Baby) 'supremely crafted comedy' (The List).
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Whoever it was who decided that Americans don't have any sense of irony, they forgot to tell Dave Fulton. This wry Seattle wag is positively brimming over with ironic invective. With his stringy beard, straggly long hair and rock 'n' roll black leather jacket, Fulton looks more like a refugee from a defunct British heavy metal band than an all-American stand-up... there's a salty flavour to his live club set that you'd scarcely describe as feminist. It's these contradictions that make Fulton so fascinating, and fun to watch, especially when he's riffing with British punters half a world away from home. (The Guide). "It's only comics with something to say that cross the Atlantic." The Guardian "Fulton is left as a sole crusader for US topical comedy." The List
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Allyson June Smith
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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Actor and comedian from Manchester and winner of the English Comedian Of The Year 2015. His sell-out debut show, Everglow – a heart-warming autobiographical hour about growing up in the North - was the smash hit of the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 earning him a nomination for Best Newcomer at the lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Awards, along with glowing reviews. Brennan has supported Rob Brydon, Jason Manford and Nick Offerman and being an accomplished actor and writer, he has appeared in Marvellous (BBC), Soulboy (BBC Films), Leaving (ITV) and Skins (E4), and has written for BBC Radio 4’s Newsjack and Show What You Wrote. He is also the voice of Survival Of The Fittest (ITV2) which is a show from the makers of Love Island. 'Unmistakable influences of Daniel Kitson and Simon Amstell' **** (Fest). “Reece displays an endearing quantity of self-awareness and admirable capacity to stick to his guns.” **** (Scotsman). 'Rabble rousing. A triumph of performance' (Chortle).
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A headliner at London's Comedy Store and one of the UK's finest comics. A topical, satirical, musical comedian whose quirky brand of improvisation and finely crafted material have made him one of the UK’s most sought-after stand-ups.
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The Comedy Store
- Haymarket House, 1a Oxendon Street
- Piccadilly Circus
- SW1Y 4EE
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