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The Cutting Edge: Ian Stone, Rob Rouse, Ben Norris, Paul Thorne, Sean Meo, Abigoliah Schamaun
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Ranked amongst the top ten stand-ups in Britain by The Independent, Ian Stone is one of the most talented topical acts and comperes in the country. Edgy and provocative, with an easy-going manner and self-depreciating style, Ian is at great ease bantering with an audience. He's a member of the Comedy Store's critically acclaimed 'Cutting Edge' team.
Ian also received a nomination in 2012 for the Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival Awards. He has performed all over the world including Comedy Festivals in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, South Africa, Holland, France, Ireland and Germany. He’s entertained the troops in Kuwait, Bosnia,Kosovo, Cyprus and Afghanistan. He was the first British stand-up to perform in Moscow and the first performer to appear for The Comedy Store in Mumbai.
'Seriously funny' (The Guardian).
'One of the top comedians in the country' (The Independent).
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An English comedian known for his hyperactive brand of humour. Since winning Channel Four's prestigious 'So You Think You're Funny' Competition at the Edinburgh Festival in 1998, an award previously won by Phil Kay, Dylan Moran, Lee Mack, Tommy Tiernan and Peter Kay, he has been a regular performer at major venues on both the London and National circuit.
With more energy than a hyperactive six-year-old sucking on a lollipop while bouncing on a space-hopper, he is a veteran of several critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival shows, three sold out national theatre tours and a New Zealand tour, firmly establishing him as one of comedy's most lively, amenable and dynamic performers.
'He is a great storyteller... prepared to go to the bleakest and most uncomfortable places... The tears of laughter came in floods’ (The Scotsman).
'Frankly brilliant' (http://www.SuchSmallPortions.com)
'A carefully weighted hour of comedic storytelling' (Fest)
'Missing This show means missing something wonderful' (Edinburgh Evening News).
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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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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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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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A former NYC yogi now living in London, Abigoliah is a disarmingly honest comedian with a tender heart and a foul mouth that compliments her wicked sense of humour.
'A foul-mouthed sweetheart, aggressively feminine, endearingly butch and curiously disturbed' (The Skinny)
'Her cheeky honesty is completely disarming and delightful' (Chortle)
'Racy and hilarious' (Three Weeks)
'Warm, funny and dirty. Abigoliah takesto the stage like a burst of adults only sunshine' (Celia Pacquola)
'A fresh and quirky voice' (The Herald Sun, Melbourne).
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