Sat 21st Oct at 7:30pm
The Best in Stand Up - Early Show
@ The Comedy Store, Manchester
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The Best in Stand Up - Early Show: Mike Gunn, Carey Marx, Alistair Williams, Marlon Davis, Justin Moorhouse
Five world class comedians on one stage!
Please visit thecomedystore.co.uk/manchester/whats-on for more information.
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Mike Gunn is a Comedy Store regular and headlines gigs all over the UK.
He has appeared on numerous TV programmes, including Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC1), Celebrity Deal or no Deal (CH 4), and Harry Hill’s TV Burp (ITV). He has also been a contributor for The Guardian and written for Time Out, The List and Match of the Day Magazine and was support for Lee Mack on a huge theatre tour.
'One of the 10 leading stand-ups in Britain' (Independent on Sunday).
Mike Gunn was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians 2017.
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Carey Marx's wilful disregard for the controversial and delicate is tempered beautifully by his ability to find joy in the most unexpected places.
Formerly in double-act 'Kez and Jodi', a comedy illusion act. Live wire, Canadian comedy magician. Winner of Best International Show at the New Zealand Comedy Festival 2009, he blends dark humour with a mischievous, gleeful delivery,
'Marx's slick delivery lends itself to clever verbal comedy, while his flexible features can switch in an instant from cheeky schoolboy grin to menacing stare' (The Scotsman)
'Hilariously demented' (Edinburgh Evening News)
'Excellent' (The Guardian)
'He is a masterful stylist, gracefully switching from surrealism to sardonic irony' (Skinny Fest)
'Anecdotally debauched... But if his lines are frequently sick, they're elegantly written, too, and there's a childlike glee to his naughtiness' (The Herald)
'A darkly comic Quentin Tarantino' (Chortle)
'Opium for the people' (Broadway Baby)
'supremely crafted comedy' (The List).
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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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Marlon Davis is a bright young comedian, improviser and actor who embraces his work with energy and charm, embodying his characters and delivering his acute observational material with aplomb.
His act is inspired from his upbringing, exploring Britain and tackling its social issues with skilful characterisations.
Winner of the FHM Search For A Stand-Up Hero Competition in 2009. In 2006, he was a finalist in both the So You Think You're Funny and Laughing Horse new act competitions.
Still a relative newcomer, Marlon Davis is like a breath of fresh air on stage, with an impish grin, boyish enthusiasm and an effortlessly open, confident style that instantly wins him friends in the audience.
'A compelling storyteller whose anecdotes carry the elusive stamp of urban authenticity' (The Scotsman).
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Justin hosts his own show Tea Time With Justin Moorhouse daily on Manchester's Sony Award winning radio station Key 103.
TV credits include playing Young Kenny in the award-winning Phoenix Nights (C4), Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow (BBC One), The Charlotte Church Show (C4), 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4), The Grumpy Guides (BBCTwo2) and Shameless (E4).
Justin also appeared in the 2009 Ken Loach feature film Looking For Eric.
Writing credits include The 11 O’Clock Show (C4), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (C4) and critically acclaimed comedy drama An Insurance Inspector Calls (BBC Radio 4).
'Moorhouse charms the pants off the crowd' (Sunday Times)
'A comedic tour de force. Excruciatingly funny... brought a tear to a critical eye' (The Herald)
'Quirky and imaginative stories... A brilliant entertainer' (The Stage)
'Simultaneously down-to-earth and out-of-this-world' (The List).
Justin Moorhouse was named in Ents24's top 5 hardest-working comedians of 2017.
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Venue: The Comedy Store
Deansgate Locks, 1a-3 Whitworth Street West
M1 5LH 53.474701, -2.249834
Phone: 0161 839 9595
Disabled Bookings: 0161 839 9595
→ Deansgate 2 min walk