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Rich Wilson has loved comedy ever since his older next door neighbour gave him a cassette of Eddie Murphy - Delirious.'It was the most mindblowing thing I'd ever heard. My young ears had never heard language like it.' His comedy aspirations lay dormant until he got a job as a barman at a comedy club in Greenwich, South London. Then in 2004 following some back slapping by those around him, Rich Wilson hit the stage and even amazing himself, hasn't looked back since. 'Highly entertaining' (Time Out) 'Effortlessly funny, smart and filthy. Recommended' (Leicester Mercury) 'He's a very, very funny man' (Frank Skinner).
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Since coming to the UK, the Canadian has built up a reputation as a popular and highly recommended comedian. He is willing to tackle a huge range of topics, from the obscure to the familiar, from a simple gag to quirky, inventive, rambling anecdotes with unexpected punchlines. Even if he occasionally seems to lose sight of where he's going, at least you know he's taking the audience with him. 'Wonderfully imaginative, original and hilarious' (Rhod Gilbert) 'So cool he could well be the answer to global warming. Gloriously funny silly and smart' (The Scotsman) 'Rock 'n' roll comedian. Absolutely boxfresh; nothing is staid about Stade' (Evening Standard) 'One of the best practitioners of stand-up we've got... stand-up elite' (Chortle) “Huge presence...really knows how to work a room...attitude and energy...properly hilarious, thoroughly enjoyable.” (Mirror) 'Every inch a star... super confidence and charisma. If comedy is the new rock 'n' roll, then Tom Stade is Keith Richards' (Scottish Daily Record). Tom Stade was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians 2017 and 2016.
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2009 So You Think You're Funny finalist and 2013 Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year runner-up. Rising star Mark Simmons is a consummate one-liner comic. If you love Milton Jones you are likely to adore Mark Simmons. Big hit on the UK circuit and supports some of the bigger names on tour, including Seann Walsh who he co-hosts a movie podcast with. Very clever writing combined with a quirky stage persona. 'To put it simply: if you like Tim Vine, you'll like Mark Simmons, who shares the same love of a tight, silly pun and crushes an admirable quantity into his solo debut, without sacrificing quality' (Steve Bennett, Chortle) 'Clever quips and elegant jokes@ (Standard).
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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' (GQ Magazine) 'One of the comedy circuits best improvisers' (The Daily Mirror).
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The Market Hotel
- 2 High Street
- RH2 9AY
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