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Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival - Festival Friday - Five Acts For 5: Keith Farnan, Jeff Innocent, Anthony King, Tim Clark
Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival is Britain's longest-running comedy festival.
The festival was set up in 1994 and has been exploding onto the streets and spaces of Leicester each February since.
See www.comedy-festival.co.uk for further information.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
A former solicitor, Keith has the natural ability to delve into themes other comics may shy away from and it is this aptitude that is placing him in the lead of investigative comedians. He has been a regular guest on radio, both in Ireland and the UK, from BBC, RTE, Talk Sport, Today FM, Newstalk and all sorts of other warm and welcoming studios.
Keith Farnan has performed as a stand-up all over the world, from Montreal, to Amsterdam, to Hong Kong.
His television credits include BBC3's Most Annoying People, One Night Stand (BBC), Liffey Laughs (RTE) and Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow (BBC1).
He has also written for and performed in The Insomniac Club for BBC Radio as well as appearing on Loose Ends and Colin Murphy's Great Unanswered Questions (BBCNI).
'... If Eddie Izzard had been Irish, he'd surely have turned out a lot like Keith Farnan' (The Scotsman)
'Brilliant, thought-provoking and laugh out loud funny' (Time Out).
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Jeff Innocent is a popular and experienced stand up comedian who performs all over the world. He regularly appears on TV and radio as a comedian, actor and a cultural commentator and has written for various publications.
'It should be made law that every British Citizen must go and see Jeff Innocent. He's that funny' (Evening Standard)
'Clever, honest, funny, hugely likeable comedy' (Kate Copstick, The Scotsman)
'He commands the room, hits strong gags with confidence and style and has the audience bending to his every whim. In short, he's one funny man - whatever the environment' (Chortle).
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Anthony's devilishly droll deadpan humour, masterful timing and delivery of a stream of one-liners combine to make him one of the most polished performers on the circuit. His act is a combination of his own true-life experiences mixed in with a whole bunch of lies.
TV appearances include Granada's Mad For It, Meridian's House Of Fun and UK Gold's Live At Jongleurs.
'King of the one-liners' (BBC London Live)
'Anthony King with his droll deadpan humour and sharp one-liners... His mix of stand-up, dark, dry, silly and disturbing songs are both amusing and intriguing' (Funhouse Comedy).
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A Liverpool comic who is one of the funniest stand-ups on the circuit. Tim has been a Stand-up comic for most of his adult life, and still does over two hundred shows each year. He has appeared all over Europe, the Far East, the Middle East, and most recently at the Mumbai Comedy Store. He is resident host of British Stand-Up in Bergen, Norway.
On TV he was host of the classic game show Give Us A Clue (BBC 1); the sporting chat show Under The Moon(Channel 4); as well as scores of appearances on various stand-up and panel shows.
'Loved it' (The Sunday People)
'... hides his considerable skill behind a blokeish mask of bonhomie which appears absolutely effortless in construction... An unsung hero of stand-up comedy - the current master of this underrated art' (The Guardian).
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