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The Cutting Edge: Paul Sinha, Ola, Ben Norris, Sean Meo, Tania Edwards, Steve Gribbin
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Paul Sinha is a qualified GP and international stand up comic of many years standing, having performed in all major comedy clubs in the UK, as well as China, Auckland, Singapore, the Middle East, South Africa, Netherlands and Germany.
Paul's second full length solo show 'Saint or Sinha' received widespread critical acclaim at the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was nominated for the if.comedy award (formerly the Perrier).
Since then Paul has been in great demand, whether on TV shows such as Edinburgh and Beyond, World Stands up, Comedy Shuffle and Comedy Cuts, on Radio 4's Loose Ends and the Now Show, or his numerous contributions to Radio 5 Live and Talksport, as well as having recorded for Shane Warne's Ashes podcasts.
'Wonderfully inventive and intelligent’ (Evening Standard)
'One-liners are delivered with the crisp clarity of cut glass. Highly original' (Metro)
'Universal anecdotes as warmly delivered as you would find anywhere... it's a
pleasure listening to him... Opinionated, witty and smart – Sinha is the certainly one of the comics Fringe goers should be flocking to' (Chortle)
'His confidence on stage was excellent and his talent for adlibbing and summoning gags off the cuff were very funny' (BBC Online).
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A young, driven and hugely talented stand up comedian, writer and actor with natural originality and enviable stage presence. Ola is renowned for his intelligent, edgy humour.
Renowned for his intelligent, edgy humour, Ola has appeared on The Comedy Store on Comedy Central, and he writes for Radio 4's The Now Show, The News Quiz and Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing where he also played various roles.
'A confident, laid-back performer with a refreshing honesty and an interesting story to tell. He has some really smart jokes' (The Scotsman).
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A stand up comedian working in the UK and abroad.
A popular comic/DJ on MTV, Ben has also performed on the BBC's Stand Up Show and They Think It's All Over.
His routines are a breath of fresh air, and highly original - check out his Shakespearian Porn routine...
'Killer gags' (The Scotsman)
'well-stocked arsenal of sharp lines and the wherewithal to work any crowd make Norris one of the more engaging and enjoyable comics' (Chortle)
'A master of the craft... an hour of the most polished stand-up you are likely to see'
'One of the comedy circuits best improvisers' (The Daily Mirror).
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Veteran of Have I Got News For You, Saturday Live, Tarbuck Late and The Clive James Show, Sean Meo is a class act with some of the most intelligent and topical material around.
Smooth, dry and cuttingly funny, Meo swapped a career as a professional snooker player for comedy and quickly established himself as a serious player at the comedy clubs too, securing himself Time Out's Comedian Of The Year Award.
'He can turn out intelligent material with a speed that many other comics can only gasp at' (Time Out)
'Slick, confident patter... can win over the most committed hecklers' (ES Magazine)
'Truly hilarious' (The Scotsman)
'Surreal, sexy... and very, very funny' (Evening Standard)
'The heavenly banter goes on and on the thinking man's comedian' (Deadpan)
'Deliciously sardonic' (The Guardian).
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Comedienne (BBC1, Radio 4) and writer (credits include Stand Up For The Week, Twit of the Year, Channel 4, and Mock the Week, BBC2).
'Genuinely funny jokes combined with personable style of delivery to create just the right atmosphere for some brilliant banter' (Three Weeks)
'Born to perform' (List)
'Very talented' (Time Out)
'Urban sharpster' (Stage).
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'The vertically-challenged Scouser with a guitar, savage lyrics and a voice that will break your heart (if not your crockery); topical, incisive, witty and bloody-minded.' (Glee)
His original comedy songs combine razor sharp lyrics with tunes that put their foot in the
door of your mind and refuse to leave. Firmly based in rock 'n' roll and refusing to pull no
punches, these are not the 'oh so witty' ditties of penguin-suited plink plonk piano playing
posh gobs. They are that rarity - comedy songs which are actually funny.
For nine years Steve was the smaller one in the dynamic comedy duo Skint Video, stalwart's of the Edinburgh Festival, appearing on countless television programmes such as Saturday Live, radio such as The Mary Whitehouse Experience, and their own show in 1992/3 Songlines (BBC Radio 1). Skint Video went their different ways in 1993, since when Steve has been storming across the UK and Ireland as a solo artiste.
"A highly refreshing and original comic” (The Scotsman).
“Satirical songs pulled off with real aplomb” (The Independent).
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