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Dandy Comedy Presents: Ava Vidal, Simon Feilder, Mark Smith, Steve Bugeja
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Ava's always felt out of place: at public school, as a prison officer and a struggling teenage single mum. Luckily, the 'rising star' (Guardian) of C4's Kings Of Comedy and BBC2's The Sack Race can laugh at her misfortunes.
'Funny, witty and engaging, this is a comedian worth watching' (Three Weeks)
'Confident, commanding, yet low-key, she exudes a cool authority' (Chortle)
'Well-structured, well written and skilfully delivered' (The Scotsman)
'Stand-up with a harsh, dark edge, a refreshing change from all the feelgood cr*p' (Melbourne Age).
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A rising star on the comedy circuit. 2010 saw Simon chosen by Bushmills Brothers as their beacon of wit and banter in everyday settings for their online campaign ‘Best of Friends’.
Simon also lent his wild enthusiasm and vocal talents to BAFTA-winning kids’
show Yo Gabba Gabba for NickJr and the BAFTA-nominated Jim Jam And Sunny
for CITV, plus appeared in Neon Candy for Hat Trick Productions.
'Amiable, eccentric, self-deprecating... delightfully nutty' (LA Weekly)
'Compelling to watch... Unashamedly feelgood!' (Chortle).
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Mark has been performing stand-up regularly since mid 2008 and has rapidly established himself as one of the most interesting and exciting young comics on the circuit.
Aside from regular gigs, he also runs and comperes his own night in Leeds, Gag Hole, which has quickly become one of the best alternative comedy events in the city. He has just returned from directing Leeds Tealights at the Edinburgh Fringe (Best Student Sketch Show 2010).
He is also half of double act Dregs with Max Dickens
So You Think You’re Funny Finalist 2009
Magners Best Newcomer 2008 - Nomination
'Obvious talent... a keen eye for untapped sources of funny' (Chortle)
'Consistently sharp' (The List)
'Sharp, quick, well delivered... something rather special' (Three Weeks)
'Excellent stage presence... very good' (Tim Vine).
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Manchester-based stand-up comedian and comedy writer and winner of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2013.
'His social nightmares make for assured comedy, and it's easy to see why the audience listening at home voted him the BBC New Comedy Award winner of 2013. Greater things surely await' (Chortle)
'Very funny boy' (Steve Wright, Radio 2)
'... sparky, charismatic, likeable. Young, but a natural comic. One to watch certainly (London Is Funny)
'Steve has bulletproof stand-up routines' (Steve Bennett, Chortle Editor)
'Very good, balancing physical comedy with witty observations' (Three Weeks)
'Bugeja has an eye for original comic detail that's all his own, he not only mines big laughs from this, but also an unexpected amount of gentle pathos' (The Guardian)
'... the lively and appealing Steve Bugeja who has a gift for matching physical comedy with sharp observations. His somewhat geeky persona is underpinned by his self-deprecating humour...' (Funhouse Comedy).
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