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We’ve a change to our usual Saturday night this month as we make a one-off move to Friday.
MC for the night is affable, quick-witted banter merchant, Dave Twentyman who survived a childhood in St Helens by evolving rapid, startlingly-bright patter and a smile that he somehow stole from Barry Manilow. This is a man who could teach Teflon a trick-or-two but who remains vastly more fun than your average frying-pan. What higher praise can there be?
Julian Deane has been wowing audiences across the country since 2005 with his genius punch lines and perfect delivery.
Julian’s brilliant, utterly original and hilarious routines have earned him appreciation, recognition and praise from audiences across the country as well as prominent figures in the comedy industry.
He recently appeared on Russell Howard’s Hour and supported Paul Chowdhry on his mammoth nationwide tour Live Innit.
He has proved his talent by winning some of the most prestigious stand-up comedy competitions in the country and is also in big demand as a writer on shows such as Mock the Week, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Morgan Spurlock’s New Britannia)
In late 2018, Julian and fellow comedian Carl Donnelly started the podcast Two Vegan Idiots.
"Deliciously twisted… a stream of seriously good gags… quick, sharply written and endlessly repeatable lines" The Guardian
"Assured and brilliant. Deane is a class apart, a master of hilarious twists and turns." Chortle
Canadian Sean Collins has 25 years experience in stand up comedy, with initial success leading to ‘Best Male Stand Up’ nominations at the Canadian Comedy Awards, a Just For Laughs Gala set at Montreal and his own hour long special on Canadian television.
He has written and performed 3 highly successful Edinburgh Festival shows, receiving rare five-star reviews and a ‘Best of Fest’ accolade.
His numerous television appearances include: The World Stands Up Special on Comedy Central, The Comedy Store Television Show and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow on BBC1.
“A pleasure to indulge” – The Scotsman
A sharp wit and a smart eye for the funny, combined with a confident and demanding stage presence has seen Adam Staunton flourish since taking to the stage. Having performed as part of Big Value Comedy Show during Edinburgh Festival in 2012 he has gone on to regularly perform at some of the most established clubs in the country.
“what he lacks in height he certainly makes up for in talent, getting the biggest laughs of the night.” ThreeWeeks
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Laughing Horse New Act of the Year Winner in 2010. 'Deane's well timed deadpan delivery was on cue every time, he'll definitely be one to watch' (Medway News) 'A particularly nice line in understated pay-offs' (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard) 'Well written gags, well executed one liners' (Chortle) '... he's able to generate a stream of seriously good gags, the kind of quick, sharply written and endlessly repeatable lines that'll always keep a comic in work and an audience richly entertained' (The Guardian) 'It's just a matter of time before Julian Deane gets a boost up the comedy rankings... His trick is to make you think you're watching standard stand-up fare, then twisting expectations with sharp, original punchlines' (The Independent).
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Sean honed his unique, storytelling style over 18 years. In 2000, his hard work and determination led to his receiving two prestigious Canadian Comedy Award nominations for 'Best Male Stand Up' and for his half hour 'Comic's Comedy Special' on CBC. Fuelled by the desire to play to a more international audience, Sean left Canada for the UK and, within the five years that he has resided in Britain, he has written and performed three highly successful Edinburgh Festival shows, receiving rare, five star reviews and one of only a few Best of Fest accolades.
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Dave Twentyman's burgeoning reputation means that he can now confidently consider himself one of his home town of St Helens’ finest exports, tales of home, work and the universe are delivered in a stream of consciousness both mesmerizing and friendly. 'Affable, quick-witted banter merchant, Dave Twentyman survived a childhood in St Helens by evolving rapid, startlingly-bright patter and a smile that he somehow stole from Barry Manilow. This is a man who could teach Teflon a trick-or-two but who remains vastly more fun than your average frying-pan. What higher praise can there be?' (comedycv.co.uk) 'Thoroughly impressed, best I've seen in ages. Great warmth and style' (Dave Spikey) 'Quick on his feet' (Gag Reflex) 'Really like his stuff' (Jason Manford).
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'Since his first gig in 2008 Adam Staunton has quickly developed into a solid opening/middle act, a confident and demanding stage presence has seen him perform alongside the likes of John Bishop, Jack Whitehall and Sarah Millican. Definitely one to look out for' (Comedy CV) A sharp mixture of eagle-eyed observation and simmering self-deprecation has so far endeared to growing audiences far and wide. Always hilarious, Staunton’s not a household name just yet but is a sure fine bet for the next big thing. 'What he lacks in height he certainly makes up for in talent, getting the biggest laughs of the night' (Three Weeks) 'Short, likeable stage persona with unbelievable confidence, keep an eye out for him!' (Sam Avery, Chortle, 2008).
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Middlesbrough Town Hall
- Albert Road
- TS1 1LP