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Fri 3rd May at 8:00pm
@ Norden Farm Centre for The Arts, Maidenhead
Also appearing: Grainne Maguire
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Avalon Edinburgh Preview: Gareth Richards, Grainne Maguire
"Gareth Richards is a 2010 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee. Expect engaging observational comedy and inspired one-liners.
'A delightful hour of comedy' The Guardian
Gráinne Maguire combines a political nerd's knowledge of current affairs with an encyclopaedic knowledge of Cheryl Cole's love life.
'Can employ understatement with the dry mastery of a Father Ted script'
WHY? The first of three Edinburgh Festival preview shows from leading comedy agent Avalon"
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Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee 2010, Gareth Richards is probably best known for his two years of co-hosting the Sony Gold Award winning Frank Skinner's Absolute Radio Show. In 2011 he completed a Soho Theatre run of his Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominated show, Stand Up Between Song, and appeared on Russell Howard's Good News (BBC Three).
In 2010, he was placed in the top 10 of Dave's Funniest Joke of the Fringe. In 2008 Gareth was nominated for the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Award, and later won a place as part of the Comedy Reserve.
Previously he was a finalist in the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year 2007 competition, and a runner-up in the finals of You Must Be Joking and the Amused Moose Laugh-Off.
'Gorgeously low-key, faintly surreal songs played on the Omnichord... A delightful hour of comedy' (The Guardian)
'He’s a quietly clever craftsman with a big future' (Bruce Dessau, The Evening
'An effortlessly assured act... exceptionally inspired and truly memorable... His material has a delicious otherworldly quality' (Chortle).
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Irish comedienne, writer for 8 Out Of 10 Cats, and Radio 4's News Quiz and The Now Show!
'An engaging and natural performer with deep reserves of excitable energy. Can employ understatement with the dry mastery of a Father Ted script' (Chortle)
'Extremely funny' (The Times)
'Highly promising, delightfully quirky – has a big future ahead of her' (Time Out).
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