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Our 8th Comedy at the Calder, why it only seems like yesterday... and for the first time we have a returning act... and what an act!!! Justin Moorhouse is back and he will be previewing his Edinburgh Festival show.
Don't miss out on being one of the first to see it anywhere!
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Justin hosts his own show Tea Time With Justin Moorhouse daily on Manchester's Sony Award winning radio station Key 103. TV credits include playing Young Kenny in the award-winning Phoenix Nights (C4), Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow (BBC One), The Charlotte Church Show (C4), 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4), The Grumpy Guides (BBCTwo2) and Shameless (E4). Justin also appeared in the 2009 Ken Loach feature film Looking For Eric. Writing credits include The 11 O’Clock Show (C4), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (C4) and critically acclaimed comedy drama An Insurance Inspector Calls (BBC Radio 4). 'Moorhouse charms the pants off the crowd' (Sunday Times) 'A comedic tour de force. Excruciatingly funny... brought a tear to a critical eye' (The Herald) 'Quirky and imaginative stories... A brilliant entertainer' (The Stage) 'Simultaneously down-to-earth and out-of-this-world' (The List). Justin Moorhouse was named in Ents24's top 5 hardest-working comedians of 2017.
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"Louise Young is dynamite! Intelligent and street smart, she wins the entire room over with wonderfully written jokes, a spellbinding stage presence and the timing of a 20-year pro." Punch Drunk Comedy Louise has a warmth on stage that engages the audience from the off. Her laid back style gives way to a high rate of wonderfully crafted, razor sharp jokes that have built up her reputation as a strong comic presence. Funny Women Finalist 2017/ Frog & Bucket W. Series Finalist 2018. BBC Newcastle and BBC Tees Radio Presenter (Grin Up North Show)
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Anthony J Brown
Clad in a sartorially edifying manner, like a dapper and dandy funeral director, Anthony cuts a unique on-stage presence with humour blacker than a raven that's slammed it's claw in a coffin lid. And not the merest hint of profanity. The overall effect is both perversely hypnotic and wholly original, leaving the audience zealously hanging on to every syllable like turncoat lemmings on a rockface. Jongleurs / Metro Stand And Deliver Award winner and former BBC New Comedy Award Runner-up, he is a regular contributor to Radio 2's The Arthur Smith Lectures. As seen on The Stand Up Show and Phoenix Nights. 'Dark quips and relentlessly witty audience-goading ad-libbing from a compelling host' (City Life) 'Hilarious ad-libs and wicked one-liners from an infectiously funny performer (The List).
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Benny Shakes, Tommy Tomski