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Best Of Buzz Comedy: Steve Harris, Karen Bayley, Allyson June Smith, Stewart Francis, Henrik Elmer
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Steve won the North West Comedian of the Year 1998 and was a finalist in 'So You Think You're Funny' in the same year. With support slots with the likes of Johnny Vegas, Peter Kay and Lee Evans, Steve comes highly recommended from the heavy weights of comedy themselves.
'Fancy dancing, quick one-liners and a whole lot of charisma' (Daily Post)
'Quite simply, fantastically funny' (BBC).
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Karen began her comedy career back in 2001 and since then she has gone from strength to strength. As resident compere at her own club in Sutton Coldfield Karen honed her comedic talents and is now a well respected comic travelling the country entertaining the masses. Karen was the first ever female winner of the prestigious Comedy Store King Gong award.
In 2004 she took a show to the Edinburgh Festival with Susan Murray where she gained glowing reviews.
'Inspired and sparkling punchlines... comic timing that is rarely less than brilliant. An assured performer who doesn't have much trouble getting audiences laughing' (Steve Bennett, Chortle UK)
'She has me in stitches' (Alan Carr)
'Blew my socks off... doesn't dwell too much on lady issues... Funny in her own right... brilliant, clever and she's gonna be huge' (BBC Tees).
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Since 2000, Allyson June Smith has been tickling Canada’s comedy scene from the moment she put down the chalk brush and picked up a mic. Playing to packed rooms has become like another day in the classroom for this former school teacher.
A multiple Canadian Comedy Award nominee for Best Female Stand-Up. Allyson's credits include her own hour long Comedy Now special, appearances on CBC Radio’s hit show The Debaters, and the Winnipeg, Halifax and Just For Laughs Festivals, to name just a few.
After working her way across Canada, Allyson is now taking the UK by storm with her sassy blend of in-your-face stand-up and hilariously insightful comedy.
"Book her, see her, just do whatever you can to be near her; she’s gonna be a huge star!” Jason Manford
"Ultra likeable and versatile" Now Magazine, Toronto
"Wasn’t afraid to be shocking and explicit… hilarious" – **** Three Weeks
"Yet another hilarious Canadian with great hair" Stewart Francis
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'With Francis it's all about puns... He'll fill every minute with comedy bargains in the form of non-stop quick-fire gags, rarely giving you time to cease giggling until the next one starts... Quite simply, the service Francis provides is good old-fashioned joke telling with a hook, punch-line and a dose of panache thrown in for good measure' (Warwick Arts Centre)
'A brilliant comic brain... this stand-up cracks some of the best one liners I've ever heard' (The Guardian).
'Perfectly crafted gags' (The Sunday Times).
Stewart Francis was named in Ents24's top 5 hardest-working comedians of 2015.
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Henrik Elmer is a favourite act amongst promoters and comedy audiences all over the world. Deadpan, deliberate and downright funny, his twisted observations could only come from a man with a compulsion to throw his keys in the river every time he goes over a bridge.
Based in Sweden, but performing regularly all over the world, Henrik makes frequent visits to the UK – and is always well received. Although rarely seen or heard on British broadcasting, Henrik is more than a little famous in his native Sweden, with appearances on numerous programmes that it would be fairly pointless to list here. He works on feature films and is always in demand all over Scandinavia.
“Deadpan Swede with masterful timing … his control was masterful” (Three Weeks)
“Somewhat downbeat and very funny … an interesting vein of quirky humour” (Time Out)
“Uses uniquely twisted Nordic logic to produce an off-beat, but very funny, set” (Chortle)
“Laid back and extremely funny … cleverly constructed gags” (BBC 7)
“The crowd lapped up his humour like a thirsty dog” (BBC Lincolnshire)
“Speaks far better English than most of his British-born colleagues” (The Guardian)
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