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Comedy Cottage: Tiernan Douieb, Quint Fontana, Will Franken, Jo Coffey, Chris Coltrane, Nat Dean Tapley, Sajeela Kershi
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Tiernan Douieb is a natural compere. He's like a big tickling stick... and that's a good thing. But don't take our word for it, here are a few reviews from his 2009 Edinburgh Show:
'An endearing and good natured performer (The Stage)
'This densely packed set is delivered by a comic with charm and a sweetly boyish perspective….Douieb has an accomplished and charming manner and some genuinely funny material' (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine)
'Douieb has more than enough energy to go round, and he's a hugely engaging onstage presence...' (British Comedy Guide)
'... gets the juxtaposition between heavy context and winning punchlines right’ (Festmag)
'With this fresh style and material he blows so many other Fringe comedians out of the water' (Three Weeks)
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Andy Davies's creation Quint Fontana is the Ron Burgundy of lounge singers with all the cheesiness, theatrics and facial hair to match. This is a glorious and ridiculous performance of stories, songs and despair as we witness the comeback/breakdown of the once successful pop star.
Finalist in the NATY New Act Of The Year competition in 2013 and the Leicester Square New Comedian Of The Year 2012.
'Expertly dysfunctional, dangerously dumb, very funny' (Three Weeks)
'Fontana has funny bones' (http://www.Chortle.co.uk)
'I've had one hell of a life, this is my story, and it's ruddy ace. This is the show you deserve' (Quint Fontana).
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American Will Franken is a critically acclaimed satirist and high-speed, quick-change character comedian. Franken’s humour is rooted in the British sketch comedy tradition, notably Monty Python. Onstage, he portrays an eclectic mix of characters through a series of interconnected vignettes. His skits are often satirical, skewering a range of subcultures and political views, often absurdist.
'Strange, sometimes awkward, often funny and always interesting, Franken’s act is
like Marmite – ****ing awesome – and deserves an audience as big as his character roster' (Three Weeks)
'Amidst the anodyne wannabe TV comics who are 40% hair product, 40% ego and 20% talent there is still plenty of the real thing to be found, comedically. Will Franken... is absolutely brilliant. Iron satire in a velvet glove. Clever, creative comedy' (The Scotsman)
'The sharp-clawed satire on US culture and liberal piety, and the constant upending of what it is we think we're watching, make for a unique and compelling hour... You can't take your eyes off these inspired outpourings' (The Guardian)
'Will Franken is an astounding character comedian who makes almost everyone else in his field look like lazy chancers' (Chortle).
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Stand up comic Jo Coffey has presented on Big Brother's Bit On The Side and Big Brother's Little Brother with George Lamb.
'... unfailingly amusing' (Funhouse Comedy).
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Award-winning character comedy act who appears as Right Wing MP Sir Ian Bowler.
His TV writing credits include The Revolution Will Be Televised, The News Quiz, Tonightly, Gigglebiz and Dick and Dom.
'An angry masterpiece' (Radio Times)
'A powerhouse performance, and funny with it' (Chortle)
'His punchlines repeatedly hit their targets' (The Stage).
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Sajeela has performed comedy since 2006 all over the UK and abroad including taking shows to the Edinburgh, Glasgow and Brighton Fringes as well as performing at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, Hackney Finalist 2011.
Huffington Post's Top Funny Women to follow on twitter 2013.
'Hugely talented, extremely funny, divine diva' (Time Out)
'Smart, funny with a mischievous twinkle' (The Times)
'The woman is simply a treasure. Magnetic, lovable and enormously witty, she's like Claire Raynor scripted by Kenneth Williams' (The Spectator)' (The Spectator).
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