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Phil Butler has always been a popular act, even in the early days when he was serving his apprenticeship in holiday parks, end-of-pier shows, pantos and cruise ships and showing off his other talents like singing & dancing. Soon he was starring in these big shows, playing the comic lead in panto and seeing his name in lights with shows such as 'Phil Butler's Christmas Party' in Blackpool and Seaside Special', the UK's No 1 summer show. In 2001 he joined the UK comedy circuit where now tops the bill at Jongleurs, The Comedy Club, The Glee Club & The Banana Comedy Club. He has also performed for British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dipping his toe into an acting career, Phil had a cameo role in BBC's 'Hotel Babylon' and a TV ad for the AA. 'Phil Butler's got it all.. unique, original & hilarious' (The Stage & Television Today); '...one of the most exciting & original finds in comedy in recent years' (The Guardian).
Stand-up comic and comedy writer who reached the final of Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year after having been a performer for only three months.
'Delightfully offbeat turn of phrase... elegantly constructed writing' (Steve Bennett, Chortle)
'A superb thinker. He no doubt has a great future in comedy' (Adam Bloom).
Kiwi comedian with a good reputation in the comedy world. He has a unique style that deftly mixes gags with storytelling, and a dynamic onstage persona and the ability to improvise and roll with anything that's thrown his way. This makes his comedy sizzle with originality.
Star of 'Mock The Week' 'Flight Of The Conchords', '8 Out Of 10 Cats' and the Pot Noodle adverts.
'One of the funniest men to pick up a microphone' (Time Out)
'Likeable, intelligent and full of unpredictable energy' (The Scotsman)
'Christmas is robustly funny, his delivery confident and his show not to be missed' (The List, Edinburgh).
Jarred Christmas was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians 2017.
One of the new crop of emerging acts, Ian Smith employs a careful, unhurried delivery that conceals a nicely pointed attitude with a sack full of neat gags to match.
'Fantastically funny' (The Times)
'Star of the future' (Time Out).
'... delightfully offbeat writing, a mastery of phrasing and summons up some fine comic images. A talent, for sure' (www.chortle.co.uk).
Winner of the 'People's Champion Award' at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 with his show 'Snowflake'.
Winner - Amused Moose Comedy Award People’s Champion
Winner - ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award