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The Delivery Room: Rich Hall, Jessica Fostekew, Jimmy McGhie, James Loveridge, Alistair Williams, Benji Waterstones, Erich McElroy, Joe Jacobs, Edd Hedges, Sally-Anne Hayward & more
"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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Since appearing in the guise of his redneck alter-ego Otis Lee Crenshaw in 1998, award-winning Rich has won critical acclaim across the Globe by performing to sell-out audiences each year at the Edinburgh Fringe, throughout sell-out UK tours and at comedy festivals worldwide. His grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit.
Rich has also become well known for his television and radio work. Notable UK appearances include regular appearances on 'Stand Up For The Week' (Channel 4), 'QI' (BBC1/2), 'Live At The Apollo' (BBC1), 'Channel 4's Comedy Gala Live At The O2', 'Have I Got News For You' (BBC1), 'Rich Hall's Cattle Drive' (BBC4), 'Rich Hall's Gone Fishing' (BBC4), 'Otis Lee Crenshaw – London Not Tennessee' (BBC2) and 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks' (BBC2).
'Creeps up on you and ambushes your funny bone like no one else' (The Scotsman)
'As close as it gets to a guaranteed good show' (Scotland On Sunday)
'Top drawer stuff from a comedian who just seems to get better and better' (STV)
'Immaculate wordplay imbued with a genuine passion for the songwriter's craft' (The Times)
'Hall's genius, on the spot lyrical rhyming is raucously entertaining and very clever' (Spears magazine)
Rich Hall was #10 in Ents24's Hardest Working Comedians of 2018 list.
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Jessica has been performing improvised comedy and working as a comedy actress since 2005. In January 2008 she hit the UK stand up circuit like a thunderbolt of joy and was a finalist in the Funny Women's Awards 2010.
Jessica co-hosts the mighty Guilty Feminist podcast which has reached well over 10 million listeners and is regularly in the Top 10 on the iTunes chart. She starred in this year’s hugely acclaimed new BBC2 sitcom from Sharon Horgan and Graham Linehan Motherland as well as the award winning BBC1 drama Three Girls.
“Intensely funny” Time Out
'Fostekew is a hugely engaging presence and there's something reassuringly honest about her... Consistently hilarious' (Fest)
'Great fun' (Guardian).
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Jimmy McGhie is a highly regarded young stand-up and comic performer, appearing on the UK and international comedy circuit to great acclaim. A finalist in
the BBC New Talent competition, Jimmy is one of Britain's hottest comedy talents.
Having already built up a solid fan base, his 2009 and 2010 Edinburgh solo shows were complete sell-outs. Having appeared on Russell Howard's Good News, Jimmy's comedy stock is set to go into the stratosphere.
'A performance that demonstrates he meets all the requirements needed to
become a TV star' (British Comedy Guide)
'There are few comics I can think of who have the sheer star quality of Jimmy McGhie. He is the perfect little comedy package' (The Scotsman)
'Hilarious and lovable... A fantastic storyteller' (Three Weeks).
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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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An observational storyteller, Alistair has been performing stand-up since 2015; rising through the ranks at a rate of knots excelling in any situation he is put in. After winning the Piccadilly Comedy Club’s New Comedian of the Year 2014 award and reaching the finals of prestigious competitions (Amused Moose Laugh Off, Leicester Square New Act and Laughing Horse New Act) Alistair is already on his way to the top.
'Alistair Williams describes his comedy style as the ramblings of a moron. He must be doing something right though as he is highly regarded as one of the most exciting new acts on the UK comedy circuit' (Catfae Talent)
'He has a charming and confident stage manner and his material is fresh and very funny. He endeared himself to the audience and left the stage to a loud round of applause' (Grahame Limmer, Bearcat Comedy Club).
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A finalist in numerous comedy competitions, Benji Waterstones has been described as 'one to watch'.
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After moving to the UK from Seattle in 2000, Erich joined local ranks and became a British citizen in 2007. Originally from Seattle, he has been gigging regularly on the London and UK circuit. In 2006 he was part of the two-man show Brokeback Britain which received a Total Fringe Sellout Award. On the circuit Erich is highly regarded for his humorous, and insightful, take on living in the UK.
Heard on BBC Radio Scotland’s Breaking the News and BBC Radio 4’s Moral Maze. Seen on BBC Breakfast, Good Morning Britain, Sky News.
‘Well worth it, even if you’re not in the least bit political’ (Scotsman).
‘This is political stand-up comedy at its best’ (BroadwayBaby).
'... hilariously insightful... smart, sharp, endearing comic' (The List).
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Joe Jacobs is a London based comedian, rapper and writer. Since 2012, he has performed nationally and internationally, sharing bills with acts including Bill Burr, Stewart Lee and Mr. Motivator.
His live shows effortlessly flit between hip hop and comedy and he’s been seen/heard on Channel 4, BBC Radio 4, BBC 6 Music, Radio 1XTRA, plus gained millions of viral video views online. In addition to stand up, as solo artist Jester Jacobs, he’s released regular music since his debut Mental Disorder in 2008.
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So You Think You're Funny? winner from 'the nice part' of Essex (his words!).
‘Edd Hedges is a joy to watch.’ The Scotsman
‘Supremely affable style.’ Chortle
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Sally-Anne is charming and popular, with a winning brand of autobiographical humour. She'll take you on a journey through her slightly eccentric world, including insights into the female psyche and her compulsion to send off spoof job applications.
'Small-time country posh life versus young lady breaking into the stand-up circuit. Fabulous!' (BBC London Live)
'It's easy to imagine Hayward at the 02 or guesting on QI. She is a crowd-pleaser and a straightforward observational comic, but so are most of Britain's favourite comedians today. Hayward is easily the equal of any of them' (The Skinny)
'Innate effusive likeability with straightforward but effective writing... a primetime act' (http://www.Chortle.co.uk)
'Exceptionally funny' (The Independent).
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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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'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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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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