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Whirledart Cinema Alternative Comedy Night: Ben Target, Paul F Taylor, Tom Toal, Nathaniel Metcalfe, Laura McClenaghan, James Shakeshaft
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Ben target is perfect. Bathe in his glory. Turn as he weeps. Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee. Winner, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year.
"Staggeringly inventive and sometimes unnerving, this highly physical performer is a true original and a legend in the making" Guardian,
"Impressively funny" Scotsman
‘Imagine there was no Ben Target. The world would unquestionably be a darker, less interesting place’ **** (Chortle).
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Paul F Taylor is a one of a kind comedian. An instantly watchable performer, whilst onstage he exhibits a lost playful vulnerability. This coupled with his hilarious and surreal observations never fails to leave audiences crying with laughter, gasping for air and wondering "What the F?... It's Paul F. Taylor!". Paul is a superb writer with a keen eye for the absurd in everyday life, he creates wickedly funny and astute observational comedy which is totally captivating and utterly hilarious. Certainly one for the future!
Paul was one half of the double act, Helm & Taylor with Nick Helm. He is also half of the double act Short & Curly (with Rebecca Shorrocks).
Paul has achieved notable success as a screen writer and actor. Milk! that he co-wrote and starred in, was the ShortCom Jury Select Winner 2015, and was in the official selection in LOCO, Nashville, LOL, Shortwaves, Glasgow and London Short Film festivals. It has also won the Dead Short Film Competition at Leeds International Film Festival 2015. Paul took home the title of the NATY New Act Of The Year in 2013. Battlecock! that he also co-wrote and starred in, made it into the official selection at the BFI London Film Festival 2013.
'Beautifully crafted one liners...astute observational comedy' (GQ Magazine)
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Comedian, writer and actor from the town of Bexleyheath, South East London.
'Toal's ease of interacting with the audience is a true talent' (Hairline)
'Funny and touching. Winning over his audience with charm, genuine depth of feeling, and free tiny yoghurts, Toal painted an impressive, and at times, disturbing picture of a man on the edge... humour from the heart' (Three Weeks)
'Master of storytelling' (http://www.PunchlineUK.wordpress.com)
'You might find yourself taking a paracetemol to kill the pain in your jawline
'We forget the misery and cold of the outside as the Tom Toal comedy glow warms
us all' (Kate Copstick)
'Touching addition to the Daniel Kitson-esque heart-on-sleeve comedy sub genre' (List).
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Nathaniel Metcalfe has been doing stand up since May 2007, and got through to the semi-finals of the So You Think You're Funny? competition after only five gigs.
Nathaniel has been heard James Acaster's Findings on BBC Radio 4, Fresh From the Fringe on BBC Radio 4 Extra and was a regular on Josh Widdicombe's XFM Show.
In August 2013 Nathaniel took his first solo show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It received lots of good press and reviews and was nominated one of the top 10 shows at that years' Amused Moose Comedy Awards.
In 2010 he got through to the semi-final of the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year and the final of the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year. That summer he also appeared as one third of the sketch group The Brotherhood of the Leaky Boot in Edinburgh.
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