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Old Rope : Rob Deering, Tony Law, Robin Ince, James Acaster, Phil Nichol, Tiffany Stevenson
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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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Tony is a triple Chortle award winner and was a Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award 2012 nominee. As seen on Have I Got News For You, Buzzcocks, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and more.
'One of the finest and funniest comics on the circuit... destined for comedy stardom' (Time Out)
'Form-busting and hugely enjoyable' (The Times)
'Clever and blithely zany' (The Daily Telegraph)
'To see Tony Law is to inhale deep breaths of comedy oxygen' (The Herald)
'An ever-changing, hard-to-contain, force of nature' (The Guardian)
'A fine celebration of the absurd, full of laughs like no other... a top-notch comic who marries a powerful delivery with some deceptively ingenious material' (Chortle).
Tony Law was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2016.
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This versatile comedy veteran delivers a highly improvised set which can cover a vast range of subjects and material. As seen on Mock The Week, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The Now Show, The News Quiz and Loose Ends.
Chortle Award Winner 2009 and Winner of the Time Out Outstanding Comedy Achievement Award.
'Robin Ince is thoughtful, provocative and very funny' (The Times)
'When someone writes a history of modern comedy, they should make room for Robin Ince' (The Guardian).
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Effortlessly confident, James's appreciation for the whimsy and detail of everyday life are a breath of fresh air. His laid back style, playful wit and appetite for the unconventional make for an evening of mirth and hilarity, and a night in his company is a treat to behold.
Since winning Laughing Boy New Act of the Year, James has gone from strength to strength appearing on Dave's One Night Stand, Russell Howard's Good News (BBC Three), Mock The Week (BBC Two) and releasing his own three part Netflix special in 2018.
'Curious, original, immensely enjoyable stuff' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Deliciously daft and no slouch in the surprises department... One of comedy’s most original voices' (Evening Standard)
'Reminiscent of Stewart Lee or Richard Herring but suffused with enough of his own personality to sound crisp and fresh' (The Independent)
'Stand-up of the highest most playful order' (The Guardian).
James Acaster was placed in Ents24's top 10 hardest-working comedians 2016.
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Phil Nichol is a truly unique performer. An acclaimed actor, award winning comedian, producer, presenter, writer and musician, there is no end to his talent! His skill as an improviser whether it be musical, comedy or straight is unparalleled.
WINNER - Scotsman Fringe First Award 2011
WINNER - IF.COM Eddie Award 2006 (previously The Perrier, now known as the Edinburgh Comedy Award)
WINNER - Time Out Best Comedy Performer 1998
Chortle Best Headliner - Nominee - 2002, 2006 & 2010
As seen on The Graham Norton Show, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Altitude Festival , Annually Retentive, The World Stands Up, Comedy Shuffle, and many more.
'Nichol is absolutely born to perform, and the show is brilliant' (The Skinny)
'Attacks his material with all the restraint of a Tasmanian Devil in a foghorn
factory' (The Times)
'Phil Nichol is an extraordinary performer – entrancing and alarming in equal measure' (The Stage)
'Very polished, witty and insightful. It is also extremely funny' (List)
'Seismically powerful award-winning comic force' (The Scotsman).
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Tiffany Stevenson is an actress and stand up comic based in London. Her thought provoking and engaging style have seen her consistently play to packed audiences. She sometimes does magic and has appeared in Footballer's Wives and The Office amongst other things.
Finalist 'Show Me The Funny', winner Edinburgh Festival 'Spirit of the Fringe Award'.
'Hilarious observations and beautifully written. A touching call to arms for 30 somethings' (The Metro)
'Mouthy, cynical and sexually frank, she left us wanting more' (The Guardian)
'She extracts comedy gold' (Evening Standard).
***** - One4Review
***** - New European
***** - Fringe Review
**** - Arts Desk
**** - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
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