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The Delivery Room: Andrew Maxwell, Radu Isac, Markus Birdman, Phil Nichol, Kate Smurthwaite, Philip Simon, James Loveridge, Sarah Callaghan, Russell Hicks
"Household name headliners give birth to their new ideas alongside the creme de la creme of the UK comedy circuit all in labour trying to breathe life into new ideas, great jokes and those classic routines of the future at the freshest, wildest, most diverse new material night in the UK."
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Andrew is a very fine Irish comedian and BAFTA Award winner who can keep an audience focused with accessible and unpretentious topical comedy which has a pinch of his unique laddishness.
'I've seen the future of Irish Comedy and its name is Andrew Maxwell' (Irish Times)
'... infuriatingly excellent... he delivers a superb set' (The Sunday Times)
'Stand up is rarely this politically well informed or thought-provoking' (The Scotsman)
'All you can do is revel in the mischief this comically attuned Dubliner makes... utter magic' (The List)
'A social sage for the fast changing world... a wealth of first-rate material' (Fest)
'One of the most significant comedians working in the country today' (The Independent)
'Expect pin-point accents, biting observations and suave stories... One of the
best comics around. Blissfully funny' (Time Out).
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Radu Isac is a well-respected stand-up comedian in Romania who 'moved to Los Angeles to experience the trials and disappointments of a real American comedy career'.
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Markus is an original and highly talented stand up. He has been described by the BBC as “the all-round package; witty, controversial, hip, topical, silly. A master of timing and physical comedy." His relationship with the Beeb goes back to his performance at the Edinburgh Festival in 2001 as part of Screaming Blue Murder's Big Value Show and as a finalist in the televised BBC New Comedy Awards 2001. He was nominated for the NZ Comedy Guild Award as Best International Artist 2014.
'The crowd fell for his dry, witty, confused little boy mutt-schtick in a big way' (The Observer)
'Delightfully comic. Controversial, personal and wickedly punchy' (The List)
'Birdman cuts a dashing figure, elegant, smart, theatrical. A hugely entertaining hour of thoughtful, heartfelt, mature comedy, performed with great energy and dynamism... Engagingly mixes the silly and the downright wrong' (Chortle)
'... already on his way up...' (Time Out)
'Second to none' (Adelaide Advertiser)
'Infectious, likeable and popular... A consummate comic... energetic, engaging, thought-provoking and funny' (The Stage).
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Phil Nichol is a truly unique performer. An acclaimed actor, award winning comedian, producer, presenter, writer and musician, there is no end to his talent! His skill as an improviser whether it be musical, comedy or straight is unparalleled.
WINNER - Scotsman Fringe First Award 2011
WINNER - IF.COM Eddie Award 2006 (previously The Perrier, now known as the Edinburgh Comedy Award)
WINNER - Time Out Best Comedy Performer 1998
Chortle Best Headliner - Nominee - 2002, 2006 & 2010
As seen on The Graham Norton Show, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Altitude Festival , Annually Retentive, The World Stands Up, Comedy Shuffle, and many more.
'Nichol is absolutely born to perform, and the show is brilliant' (The Skinny)
'Attacks his material with all the restraint of a Tasmanian Devil in a foghorn
factory' (The Times)
'Phil Nichol is an extraordinary performer – entrancing and alarming in equal measure' (The Stage)
'Very polished, witty and insightful. It is also extremely funny' (List)
'Seismically powerful award-winning comic force' (The Scotsman).
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Stand-up comedian and journalist who also writes for the BBC Three political comedy show The Revolution Will Be Televised. The winner of a Three Weeks Editor's Award at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival, Kate's appealing character and articulate address intrigues her audiences as she mesmerises them with her unique observational humour.
'A powerhouse of observational wit' (The Spectator).
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Never less than hilarious with great one liners and impressive timing and that feel-good factor that washes over the audience' - Derek Smith The Stage.
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Drawing on the most embarrassing recesses of his own life, James is a hilarious storyteller who captivates and entertains audiences with his cheeky yet charming personality.
'... he had the rest of us in stitches throughout a polished yet ever-evolving act,
with asides and quips just as strong his actual jokes' (The Skinny)
'James is an animated storyteller; an entertainer. His jokes and asides are self-deprecating and sharp, and delivered in such a manner that makes it difficult
not to laugh along' (http://www.edfringereview.com).
“Undoubtedly the best free show that I have seen at the Fringe.” (Broadway Baby).
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Sarah began performing comedy in 2010, quickly making her mark by becoming a Funny Women finalist the following year. In 2013 she won the Up The Creek ‘One To Watch’ award and was also a finalist in the Leicester Square Theatre New Act Competition. Sarah has since performed at some of the most prestigious comedy venues and festivals in the UK.
'Smart, ballsy and funny – Sarah Callaghan really stands out from other new comics’
(London is Funny)
'Sarah Callaghan ROCKS my comedy world' (Rebecca Papworth Executive Producer and former BBC Comedy Commissioner)
'Sharp and intelligent' (Edinburgh Report)
'Will keep you laughing and begging for more in one of the best free comedy shows I've seen at the Fringe' (Three Weeks 2012).
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'Anyone who has seen Russell Hicks knows that it is never the same show twice. Taking a different approach than most comedians, Russell Hicks weaves improvisation with stream of conscious delivery that has moved many audience members to return for two nights in a row. Nothing in this biography can do his act justice other than to say, you just have to see him live'.
'Russell Hicks is amazing' (Comedy Palace)
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