Big Mouth Comedy Club: Ben Norris, Josh Jones, Andy Askins
"Take one guitar. Add in a wickedly dry sense of humour and you have one of our absolute Big Mouth faves Andy Askins. With an air of vulnerability and innocent child like qualities masking some dark humour and killer timing, he captivates everybody with an eclectic mix of offbeat comical songs and parodies. Andy was voted Best Live Stand-Up at the 2018 UK Comedy Awards by his fellow comedians.
"Brilliant and unique" John Bishop
"one of my all time favourites" Jason Manford
Our co-headliner Ben Norris is a highly experienced and hugely well-respected stand-up. He’s been performing comedy since 1993 and is renowned for his incredibly relaxed stage persona and his innate ability to improvise as well as deliver sharply crafted material. Other interesting facts about Ben: he’s the cousin of actor Martin Freeman and also the father of triplets (2 girls and a boy). Ben's TV Credits include Mock The Week, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The Comedy Store and They Think It's All Over.
The term “circuit legend” is overused, but Norris is one of a handful that have been headlining for more than two decades and rarely departs a stage without leaving it torn to shreds in his wake. GQ Magazine
…an acerbic attitude, a well-stocked arsenal of sharp lines and the wherewithal to work any crowd make Norris one of the more engaging and enjoyable comics on the circuit. Chortle
Our comedian in the middle, Josh Jones is a camp tour de force. Super bitchy, uber feminine, ultra working class and totally adorable. This young, friendly, and energetic performer has the cutest little baby face that makes you love him despite the awful things he says!
‘Enviably gifted. An exceptional gag writer and performer with something to say- a rare treat and I have no doubt a future star.’ Kiri Pritchard-McLean
‘He has a very engaging personality, and a back–story that should keep in routines for years to come.’ Chortle
Line-ups subject to change. Not for the easily offended."
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A stand up comedian working in the UK and abroad.
A popular comic/DJ on MTV, Ben has also performed on the BBC's Stand Up Show and They Think It's All Over.
His routines are a breath of fresh air, and highly original - check out his Shakespearian Porn routine...
'Killer gags' (The Scotsman)
'well-stocked arsenal of sharp lines and the wherewithal to work any crowd make Norris one of the more engaging and enjoyable comics' (Chortle)
'A master of the craft... an hour of the most polished stand-up you are likely to see'
'One of the comedy circuits best improvisers' (The Daily Mirror).
Ben Norris tour dates
Andy Askins' air of vulnerability and innocent child-like qualities mislead the crowd heightening the impact of his killer lines. With his guitar and his wickedly dry sense of humour he captivates everybody with an eclectic mix of offbeat comical songs and parodies. A talented musician with an appealing voice and cheeky magnetism, he never fails to leave his mark.
Dark, dark humour and killer timing.
'An awful lot of charm. Although he looks mild-mannered and studious, he actually packs a wry, cheeky wit. There is, most definitely, something warmly alluring about him. His winning persona goes a long way...between the songs, the charming banter works well' (Chortle).
Andy Askins tour dates