Sat 2nd Feb at 8:30pm (doors 6:45pm - last entry 7:45pm)
Fosters Comedy Live
@ Jongleurs Birmingham, Birmingham
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Fosters Comedy Live: Mandy Knight, Topping & Butch, Carl Donnelly, John Newton
Comedy night featuring top acts from the national circuit.
Ticket includes free entry to the Highlight after party.
NB The line-up is subject to change.
Visit www.thehighlight.co.uk or call 0844 844 0044 for tickets & further information.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Once described as “as frisky as a terrier on heat”, Mandy Knight is a true dame of British stand-up comedy.
The first female comedian to compere that bastion of old-school stand-up The Comedy Store, Mandy has been breaking down barriers all her life. After a traumatic childhood of abuse and social uncare, she attended the famous Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. After becoming fully-trained as a classical actress, and then using her diploma to spend four years in the traditional acting alternative career as a waitress, Mandy Knight decided to ditch the period frocks and the pinafore and enter the world of stand up comedy. When asked why, Mandy said it was due to an irrational fear of a life in fringe theatre, exploring her inner child by pretending to be an oak tree, a fridge or a tambourine.
'Winner of the prestigious Time Out Award for Best Comedian. Razor sharp tongue, prone to shock but some of the best material on the circuit, excellent comic.' (Glee)
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Award-winning specialists in outrageous musical satire. Their naughty insights and cheeky pop parodies meet up-to-the-minute news stories written into verse on the day of the performance.
'Clever, sharp and very funny' (The Times)
'Delightfully silly' (The Independent)
'Fabulous' (The Scotsman).
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Carl started performing stand-up regularly in the early part of 2005 and quickly established himself as one of the most exciting new comics climbing the comedy ladder.
His confident, conversational style and childish sense of humour has seen him become a regular at clubs all over the country including various universities as part of the Avalon Comedy Network. He won the 2007 Chortle Award for the best newcomer and the 2007 Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year Award.
'Carl Donnelly effortlessly intertwines storytelling and observational humour with honed improvised skills' (http://www.comedy.co.uk)
'A ludicrously funny hour... effortless and utterly captivating' (The Skinny)
'This degree of innate comic talent is a rare and beautiful thing. Not to be missed' (Broadway Baby)
'One of the most engaging and bendy-minded comics on the circuit' (The Guardian)
'He's a remarkable talent – a relaxed, easygoing anecdotalist with an eye for funny details. An hour in his company is a true delight' (Time Out).
Carl Donnelly was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2016.
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King of the one liners who began his comedy career in 2003.
'John sucks you into his world with obscurely brilliant comedy' (The Comedy Vibe)
'Slick and professional, a gag teller in the traditional mode, Newton is fast of mind and sharp of tongue' (The Comedy Pad)
'John blew his London co-stars out of the water' (Medway Messenger)
'John Newton does not require gimmicks or stage characters as he has something more valuable to any comedian, good old fashioned solid gags' (http://www.funny.co.uk).
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