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Best In Live Stand-up Comedy: Rob Deering, Dan Nightingale, Rob Collins, Harriet Dyer
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Rob Deering performs stand-up comedy with music, using a guitar, a loop pedal and his voice to create impressive rock and pop soundscapes – and do jokes, of course.
Along with being one of the most in-demand headliners on the UK circuit, he’s toured nationally and performed solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe many times since starting out in comedy in the year 2000. His late-night, live-music pop quiz Beat This is a festival institution.
Winner of the Amused Moose Award 2001.
'With his easy charm, chessy singing voice, razor-sharp wit and clownish physicality Rob has quickly established himself as a firm favourite on the comedy circuit around Britain' (Pontardawe Arts Centre0
'Truly wonderful stand-up' (The Sunday Times).
'As sharp and versatile as a Swiss Army Knife' (The Independent).
'Bruisingly hilarious... brilliant musical comedian' (Time Out).
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Dan is a huge star of the national circuit and is a resident compere and act at Manchester's Famous Frog and Bucket Comedy Club. He is an act not to be missed!
'Nightingale can make just about anything funny. He's lightning-quick' (Time Out)
'A superb compilation of brilliantly crafted stories written by someone who unquestionably has a keen and instinctive eye for comedy. Nightingale's buoyant energy makes for entertaining stand up' (Broadway Baby)
'Dan's laughing, we're laughing... funny as hell' (Leicester Mercury)
'A witty and incredibly well timed comic' (Arts Award Voice)
'It is his powers of observation that make him so entertaining. Outrageously funny' (KeepingupwithNZ)
'Magnetic, entertaining and wonderfully funny' (Three Weeks).
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Since reaching the final of So You Think You're Funny? 2004, Rob has gone on to become a very much in demand act on the UK and Irish circuit as both compere and stand up comedian.
He '... gives audiences who want their laughs kept straight forward exactly what they want... told with the sort of natural chattiness it's impossible to dislike'(http//:www.chortle.co.uk).
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Laughter Lounge Award winner Harriet is described by The Guardian as 'definitely one to watch'.
'She’s got funny bones' (Kevin Bridges)
'Exploring the thin line between eccentric and the mental’ is perfect comedy ground for Harriet Dyer, who seems to have lived her entire life on that interface. Her instinctively funny stand-up is packed full of weird and wonderful incidents from her strange life so far – yet however outlandish the tales, they all have an absolute ring of truth' (Steve Bennett, Chortle at the Leicester Comedy Festival)
'A bundle of whimsical hilarity… a breath of fresh air... will have you in stitches' (Broadway Baby)
'Dyer made the audience feel at home and managed to wow the crowd… Loveable and delightful' (Three Weeks).
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