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The Best in Stand Up - Early Show: Mike Gunn, Marlon Davis, Kai Humphries, Steve Shanyaski, Andrew Ryan
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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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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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'The moment he comes on stage, Newcastle newbie Kai Humphries blasts into a fine routine. A good half of his brief set revolves around the imaginative idea of a credit-crunch Narnia' (Steve Bennett, Chortle)
'Happy, original and surreal... Caustic, rapid-fire wit... An immensely gifted stand-up' (The Skinny).
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A laid back, silly and utterly charismatic comedian. His shows combine surreal tales with cleverly crafted songs. Steve has a gift for creating immersive performances from acute observations.
'Absolutely stormed it' (Daily Mail)..
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Andrew’s quintessentially Irish storytelling abilities and cheeky, friendly demeanor make him a natural observational stand up. A regular at the Edinburgh Festival and one of the most in demand acts on the UK & Irish comedy scene.
The Cork native immediately gets audiences on-side with a likable, bewildered style described as 'impossible not to warm to' (Chortle).
'Utterly brilliant... going to be a huge star' (Time Out)
'Made his set look easy, left us wanting more' (The Stage)
'Hilarious and accessible with some really powerful thinking underneath' (The Skinny)
'Funnier than Ardal O' Hanlon with an abundance of charm and great stage presence' (City Life).
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