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Comedy Cabaret: Toby Foster, Owen O'Neill, Brian Higgins, Eddy Brimson
Sheffield has a long, proud comedy heritage with The Last Laugh Comedy Club being one of the longest running comedy clubs in the country. In 2005 The Last Laugh’s Toby Foster joined forces with Yellow Bus Events, headed up by Scott Barton to form Grin Up North – The Sheffield Comedy Festival. It’s immediate success and continued growth is testament to Sheffield’s love of laughter – its readiness to come out and be entertained.
This year we celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Last Laugh in Sheffield and bring you the 12th The Last Laugh Comedy Festival. Just as big and brash as ever, with the addition of The First Laugh Kids Comedy Festival, this will be our best year yet.
Acts who have appeared at The Sheffield Comedy Festival include Jimmy Carr, Frankie Boyle, Michael McIntyre, Eddie Izzard, Al Murray, Julian Clary, Jeremy Hardy, Marcus Brigstocke, Simon Amstell, Ross Noble, Mitch Benn, Rhod Gilbert, Alan Carr, Jason Manford, Rich Hall, Dylan Moran, Jo Brand, Jo Caulfield, Lee Evans, Mark Steel, Andy Parsons, Alistair McGowan, Comedy Store Players, Tim Minchin & Sean Lock.
See lastlaughcomedyfestival.co.uk/ for more information and tickets.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Popular comic from 'oop North'. Loud, boisterous and downright funny. Resident MC at The Last Laugh at the Lescar Hotel in Sheffield, and Jospeh's Well in Leeds. You might recognise him from his role in Channel 4's 'Phoenix Nights'.
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A raw and savage comedy talent. No subject is sacrosanct, no topic too controversial. He is a regular on the world comedy circuit, performing in places as far-flung as Jakata and Hull. He acted alongside Liam Neeson in the film, 'Michael Collins' and occasionally he brings together his love of poetry with his stand-up routine.
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One of that not so rare breed, a mad, hard-drinking ginger-haired Scotsman, Brian Higgins is also one of that rarer set – he's funny! A favourite with students, he manages to both ignore and play up to the stereotype to laugh both with and at it, in a spellbinding set that covers everything from a 'loony childhood', his former days as a paramedic (honest), as well as life's ups and downs in an always topical set.
Described as the 'people's favourite comedian' by The Stage, combined with his energetic delivery, he never fails to deliver the goods.
'Daft but very funny' (The Guardian)
'The people's favourite comedian' (The List)
'A live wire and skilful' (Time Out)
'Brian Higgins, who has been likened to an early Billy Connolly... delivers his diatribe on life's funny - and not so funny - ups and downs in an energetic style that has made him a favourite both in the UK and as far afield as Dubai' (Funhouse Comedy).
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Eddy Brimson is one of the UK circuit's most in demand headline acts and works regularly with leading clubs both in this country and overseas.
Having made many TV appearances including Eastenders, Absolutely Fabulous, The Thin Blue and Casualty, he has also featured in TV adverts such as Snickers and Bacardi Breezer.
'The crowd love him' (The Guardian)
'... one of the most fascinating comedians on the circuit...' (Funhouse Comedy)
'There must be a school of comedy in the British Isles, if such a school exists, Eddy
Brimson would have been top of the class' (Sydney Sunday Herald).
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