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    Monday 2nd February 2015

    BEN NORRIS
    http://www.bennorris.co.uk/

    Ben is a copper-bottomed circuit legend. Any box that could be ticked in the comedy world, then Ben’s done it. He’s headlined all over the world, appeared on Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Mock the Week, supported Ed Byrne on tour and is the apple of almost every comedian and promoter’s eye. He’s happy to shoot the breeze with audiences and riff an entire 40 minuet set, or bring his own spiky, silly and smart eye to bear on the contradictions of the modern world.

    “Ben Norris may not be a household name, but then very few really good comedians are these days. He has been touring steadily for the past two decades, and he’s developed a razor sharp act in the process; it’s hard to think of anyone on the circuit who works an audience with as much skill and flair.” The Scotsman

    “The term ‘circuit legend’ is overused, but Norris is one of a handful that have been headlining for more than two decades and rarely departs a stage without leaving it torn to shreds in his wake. A master of the craft, this will be an hour of the most polished stand –up you are likely to see.” GQ Magazine

    “A wonderful disgrace of a human being.” Daniel Kitson

    LOST VOICE GUY
    http://lostvoiceguy.com/

    BBC NEW COMEDY AWARD WINNER 2014

    Lee Ridley AKA Lost Voice Guy can’t talk but isn’t silent. He is (probably) the first stand up comedian to use a communication aid.He has gigged all over the UK at places like The Stand, Jongleurs, The Frog and Bucket, The Glee Club and The Comedy Store as well as being featured on the BBC, CNN, The Sun and The Mail on Sunday. A recent article about him in The Guardian said that finding humour in strange places was one of his strengths.

    He has also told jokes/given motivational speeches for a range of charities and other similar organisations including Communication Matters, Find A Voice, the Royal College of Nurses, Percy Hedley School and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. He is also a patron of Find A Voice and Communication Matters and topped off an incredible year by winning the 2014 BBC New Comedian of the Year Award.

    “A very funny guy.” Ross Noble

    “An Edinburgh Fringe one-off. Think Stephen Hawking reading the BBC News in the 1950s via a device programmed by the writers of the Viz.”
    The Herald

    “Funny, personal, occasionally shocking and frequently mischievous.”
    The Independent

    ANNA MORRIS
    http://annamorris.co.uk/

    Anna Morris is a multi-talented comedian, writer and actress. She has written for The Paul O’Grady Show, Man Stroke Woman and Newsrevue, as well as writing her own one-woman comedy shows.
    These include ‘Dolly Mixture’, which had sell-out runs in London, Brighton and Glasgow, and her follow-up show ‘Would Like to Thank…’ which received critical acclaim at last year’s Edinburgh fringe.

    Anna has her own YouTube channel, which has had almost 100,000 hits for her web series Georgina’s Wedding Blogs, whilst her other TV credits include BBC One’s Outnumbered and Count Arthur Strong, as well as ITV2′s Bad Bridesmaid.

    “Great comedy…beautifully crafted.” Independent

    “Well constructed and skillfully performed characters…fearless.” ★★★★ The Herald

    THOMAS WARD
    http://www.tomwardvoice.com/comedy/

    A finalist in a many of the most prestigious new act competitions, Thomas is increasingly on the radar of promoters and punters alike for his unique style. You will find him in London and the British beyond taking you sideways, on his search for meaning, through the familiar worlds of carpet adverts, supermarkets, impersonations and tales of teenage love. Thomas was also a finalist in last year’s BBC New Comedian of the Year Award.

    “Fine writing, evoking silly images and ideas, combines with a distinctive look and a deliberate, well-spoken delivery to make him memorable”. Steve Bennett, Chortle

    “Inventive stand-up Thomas Ward; a spaced-out, sometimes poetic comic with a terrifying fringe, and a very funny take on the world.” The Stage

    LIZ MIELE
    http://www.lizmiele.com/

    Liz Miele started doing stand-up at 16. At 18 she was profiles in the New Yorker. By 22 she had appeared on Comedy Central’s ‘Live at Gothmam’ and soon followed it up with appearances on ‘The Daily Show’ and ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’. We’re delighted to be welcoming an American starlet who is skyrocketing through the industry at the moment.

    AND YOUR RESIDENT HOST:

    BEN VAN DER VELDE
    www.benvandervelde.com

    Small, hairy, opinionated, enthusiastic, friendly, Madagascan and daft. 85.7% of these adjectives can be applied to your host Whether compering the comedy stage at Bestival, gigging at one of the nation’s favourite comedy clubs or just displaying his trademark total lack of hand-to-eye co-ordination, Ben is an ever-popular and quick-witted ringmaster.

    Amazingly just £5 entry (or £4 in advance online)

    CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 9th February 2015

    JOSH HOWIE
    www.joshhowie.com/

    Josh is a much in-demand stand-up comic, performing regularly at all the major comedy clubs around the UK, and over the previous few years has taken his distinctive brand of humour to India, Ireland, France, China, Thailand, Switzerland, Finland, Estonia and America. In 2012, he was also invited to perform at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, where he filmed for the internationally distributed Just For Laugh’s All Access TV show.

    In addition, he’s written and performed three solo shows for the Edinburgh Festival, before sell-out runs at the Soho Theatre. These include his hugely successful debut solo Fringe stand-up show, entitled Chosen, which played to sell out audiences and received rave reviews at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival, and his August 2010 show Josh Howie: Gran Slam, based on his time living with his grandmother. In 2011, Josh returned with I am a Dick.

    Josh has recorded for two series of the Comedy Central show Comedy Store, and appeared on World Stands Up and Comedy Blue for the same channel. He spent four years as the writer/presenter of The Movie Geek, the Sky Movies show offering all the latest news in the world of cinema. Often praised for his writing talent, Josh is a regular contributor to The Guardian, The Times, and The Daily Mail, has reviewed films for Sky Movies Magazine, and writes the ‘Fears of a Clown’ column for blokely.com.

    “Treads a fine line but he treads it perfectly. Both fascinating and funny.” **** The Scotsman

    “Great things are expected from the abrasive yet strangely lovable Josh Howie.” The Guardian

    “Howie knows how to amuse, shock and move an audience in equal measures.” Time Out

    DARREN WALSH
    http://www.iamagiant.co.uk/

    Winner of the first UK Pun Championships and featured in Timeout’s “One to Watch” section, Darren Walsh’s silly happy-go-lucky style has been compared to Harry Hill, with an act that combines surreal nonsense and snippets of daft songs. You’re never more than six seconds away from a punchline with this rapid-fire king of daftness.

    “He is a genial presence, not manic like Tim Vine, not wonderfully nerdy like Gary Delaney and not deadpan like Jimmy Carr, but very much his own mirthmaker.” Kate Copstick, The Scotsman

    “A real crowd-pleaser, with originality and personality by the bucketload.” Chortle

    GRAINNE MAGUIRE
    http://www.grainnemaguire.com/

    Gráinne Maguire is a stand up comedian, comedy writer and columnist. Her excitable charm and original material means she is a popular MC and gigs regularly around the UK and Ireland.

    Her 2012 Edinburgh show “Where are All the Fun Places and are Lots of People There Having Better Fun?” was a critical smash, with two of her jokes appearing in The Independent newspaper’s top ten jokes of The Edinburgh Fringe. She has also appeared as a guest on R4s “Now Show” “An Idiots Guide” “Front Row” and “Women’s Hour” and on R5s “7 Day Sunday” and most importantly on “Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience” on Comedy Central.

    As a politics nerd and pop culture obsessive Gráinne knows as much about the vagaries of Collation government as she does about Cheryl Cole’s relationship choices. Too much. She writes for a wide range of websites and newspapers including “Total Politics” “The Evening Standard” and “The Independent”. She is an excellent topical joke writer and has written for “8 Out of 10 Cats”, “News Quiz”, “The Show What I Wrote” and“The Now Show”.

    “An engaging and natural performer with deep reserves of excitable energy. Can employ understatement with the dry mastery of a Father Ted script.” Chortle

    “Highly promising, delightfully quirky – has a big future ahead of her.” Time Out

    EDD HEDGES
    @Edd_Hedges

    WINNER: SO YOU THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? 2013

    You’d be forgiven for thinking Edd is in his 30s, he himself admits he looks like a bear. But at just 21 years old, Edd is already making waves on the comedy scene. Amongst everything else Edd has achieved in his short time on the circuit, he can be added to the illustrious list of winners for the UK’s most prestigious new act competition, So You Think You’re Funny.

    The list of impressive feats achieved by this man-child continues, appearing in the final of the Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Competition as well as featuring in Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in 2014.

    And what better way to follow up the success of winning the SYTYF final in Edinburgh than to be a part of the renowned Big Value Showcase at Just The Tonic the following year at The Fringe.

    “Supremely affable…a very promising anecdotalist.” Chortle

    “Edd Hedges is a joy to watch.” The Scotsman

    CHRISTIAN O’CONNELL
    http://www.christianoconnell.com/

    Christian O’Connell is a broadcaster, stand up comedian and writer. He’s a record breaking 12 time Sony Gold award winning DJ and hosts his own National Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio. He also the host of ‘Fighting Talk’ for the BBC on BBC Radio 5Live. 2013 saw him return to stand-up comedy with his first full length show This Is 13 at the Edinburgh Festival. He followed that up with Breaking Dad in 2014, with which Christian will embark on his first national comedy tour in Spring 2015. As a TV host he has presented shows for Sky1, C5 and ITV4. He has written a book entitled ‘The Men Commandments’ that you can pick up for 7p on Amazon. He has been a columnist for The Guardian and GQ.

    “Funny, endearing, slightly rude and entertaining with moments of genius interaction.” The List

    “I was stunned how funny his show was. Its a really great show. He’s managed to be as relaxed on the radio as he is on stage.” Frank Skinner

    AND YOUR RESIDENT HOST:

    BEN VAN DER VELDE
    www.benvandervelde.com

    Small, hairy, opinionated, enthusiastic, friendly, Madagascan and daft. 85.7% of these adjectives can be applied to your host Whether compering the comedy stage at Bestival, gigging at one of the nation’s favourite comedy clubs or just displaying his trademark total lack of hand-to-eye co-ordination, Ben is an ever-popular and quick-witted ringmaster.

    Amazingly just £5 entry (or £4 in advance online)

    CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 16th February 2015

    JAMES ACASTER
    http://www.jamesacaster.com/

    Returning to our stage after yet another quietly successful Edinburgh Fringe, plus his first UK tour, the bewildering wonder that is James Acaster is here to entertain and beguile. James is a three-time nominee for the Edinburgh Comedy Award, has supported Josie Long and Milton Jones on tour and been all over your tellybox on Mock the Week, Live at the Comedy Store, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Dave’s One Night Stand, as well as hosting his own BBC Radio 4 show ‘Findings’. There is no act on the UK circuit more able to combine his own off-kilter world view and mannerisms with mainstream success and we’re delighted to welcome him back for more fun and silliness.

    “By the end of the hour you’re totally sucked into his minute, quizzical world and it’s a wonderful world to visit.” Time Out

    “Deliciously daft and no slouch in the surprises department.” Evening Standard

    “Beautifully constructed ‘art of stand-up’ stuff…this show will be taught in schools as the perfect how-to example.” Sunday Times

    BETHANY BLACK
    http://www.bethanyblack.co.uk/

    Decidedly dark and deliciously different, an evening with Bethany Black is a one way ticket to a world you never knew existed. Managing to balance being “dark-tinged but magical” (The Guardian) with being warm and chatty, she has built a cult following for her brand of confessional comedy. She has worked alongside some of the greats of the industry and written jokes for acts as diverse as Brendon Burns and Jimmy Cricket.

    Having started performing in 2005 she was initially branded ‘unremarkable’ by a clueless imbecile reviewing her first gig. A few short years later she’s now being told “Bethany Black should prepare for world domination” (Bruce Dessau, British Comedy Awards) and of her style; “the anecdotes are pitched perfectly…very funny.” (Chortle).

    She is a regular at top clubs across the country and has supported acts including Scott Capurro and Rhona Cameron.

    DIANE SPENCER
    http://www.difunny.com/

    Diane Spencer is comedian, actor and writer. Diane is best known as a stand-up comedian on the UK circuit and has performed worldwide, achieving international recognition for her hilarious work. Diane debuted at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in 2009, as part of the “Big Comedy Breakfast”, then returned with a new hour “Lost in the Mouth Specific” in 2010 performed on the PBH free fringe. This show and her early work on the UK circuit led to Diane winning the Chortle Award for Best Newcomer (2011). Since then she has written a brand new show every year, each receiving critical acclaim for her honest, filthy and insightful stand-up.

    “Between her theatrical facial expressions, on-point character roles and enthralling story-telling ability, Spencer mesmerises the crowd.” ***** Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

    “You know that line that people tell you not to cross, as far as boundaries are concerned? I think Diane leapt across it and kept on running. Glitteringly, gob-smackingly outrageous stuff.” Sunday Express

    JAMES VEITCH
    http://veitch.me/

    James Veitch is a musician, comedian, director, writer and performer. In 2014, his first solo comedy show The Fundamental Interconnectedness of Everyone with an Internet Connection premiered at The Edinburgh Fringe to wide acclaim. Described as “Tears-down-the-face funny” by The Sunday Herald and as a show that “manages to be educational while delivering near-constant belly laughs,” by The Scotsman, it was a sell-out success for the duration of its month-long run at The Gilded Balloon.

    As a writer his work has been published by The New York Times and in various short-fiction journals. He curates the website www.bluffable.com where he publishes comic transcripts of conversations he orchestrates with online email scammers.

    He is founder and artistic director of Pale Fire, producing, directing and writing theatre since 2007. Recent work includes Hostage Song, Finborough Theatre, Room #103, Hotel Chelsea, New York, Keats in Hampstead and Romantics (both Keats House).

    He is currently writing an 8-bit pop musical wherein a child of the 80s, at a loose end, combines the circuits of a Nintendo Entertainment System and a Sega Megadrive and accidentally creates an invisibility machine. It is tentatively entitled: Formerly Visible: a Popsical of Science and Adolescence.

    “Ingenious. One to watch.” Independent

    “A wicked sense of humour.” The New York Times

    MARTIN CROSER
    @M_Croser

    “Many moments of absolute brilliance and several of the best one-liners you will hear. Croser’s writing is first rate.” Kate Copstick, Scotsman

    AND YOUR RESIDENT HOST:

    BEN VAN DER VELDE
    www.benvandervelde.com

    Small, hairy, opinionated, enthusiastic, friendly, Madagascan and daft. 85.7% of these adjectives can be applied to your host Whether compering the comedy stage at Bestival, gigging at one of the nation’s favourite comedy clubs or just displaying his trademark total lack of hand-to-eye co-ordination, Ben is an ever-popular and quick-witted ringmaster.

    Amazingly just £5 entry (or £4 in advance online)

    CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 23rd February 2015

    MICHAEL LEGGE
    @Michaellegge

    Michael is a stand up, writer, actor, compere, improviser, warm-up and won the 2009 Chortle Best Off Stage Contribution for his blog, and the 2012 Sony Silver award winner for the podcast Do The Right Thing. He co-presented the Absolute Radio Sunday show with Dave Gorman and was criticaly acclaimed at The Edinburgh Festival in 2013 with his show, Free Wifi following his sell out last year, What A Shame. He also performs occasionally with Robin Ince in Righteous Ire, Pointless Anger and has appeared on the new series of Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience/

    “Vitriolic observational stand-up at its finest…he packs a gag-rate as high as the most prodigious one-liner merchant.” Chortle

    “Without doubt one of the best improvisers on the circuit.” Time Out

    ARCHIE MADDOCKS
    http://www.archiemaddocks.co.uk/

    Archie is an exciting new comic, who is armed with a natural stage presence and a winning smile. He possesses an affable and likeable nature that immediately puts people at ease and has impressed both his peers and audiences with his charismatic, conversational style, hilarious observations and quick, acerbic wit. This lethal skills set saw him win Bath Comedy Festival New Act of The Year, come runner-up in the Amused Moose New Act of the Year and have the hive of comedy promoters desperate to get him on their stage.

    He’s also a playwright who has had his work produced by some of the best theatres in the UK (including Orange Tree Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Bush Theatre and The Royal Court) and internationally too ( New Light Theatre in New York!). He currently has several theatre and television projects in development and hopes to make some exciting announcements later in 2014.

    “An impressive set.” Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard

    “He sells his material with a charismatic and enthusiastic style that stands him in good stead.” Chortle

    PAUL F TAYLOR
    http://www.what-the-f.co.uk/

    The award winning Paul F Taylor is a one of the UK’s most exciting and distinctive stand-up performers. His unique brand of humour fuses quirky offbeat one liners with surreal observational flights of fancy to fantastical effect. Nominated as NATY New Act Of The Year for 2013 and GQ Magazine’s comedian of the week, Paul’s persona of a lost bewildered fool sits perfectly alongside his gleefully madcap ideas.

    “A welter of daft, Harry Hill-like ideas and diversions & chucks characters around with the agility of the Pajama Men.” The Independent

    “Wickedly funny and astute observational comedy.” GQ

    AHIR SHAH
    @AhirShah

    Ahir Shah is, at the time of writing, a Funny and Extant comedian. His sharp, intellectual brand of stand-up features a blend of emotional frankness, poetic language, and jokes. 2013 saw Ahir enjoy a highly successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, where his show Anatomy was described by Fest as being “as thoughtful and compelling a show as you’re likely to come across”. He regularly performs live across the country, earning in the process a fairly consistent combination of acclaim and apathy. Sometimes he acts in things or writes for things or directs things.

    “Destined to be one of the brightest stars in the British comedy firmament.”
    The Scotsman

    “Charismatic and of rewardingly cerebral approach.”
    The Guardian

    VIV GROSKOP
    http://vivgroskop.com/

    A writer, broadcaster, critic (thankfully not for comedy) and comedian, Viv is a multi-talented renaissance woman who brings a joyful spark to any stage she graces with her presence.

    “Inventive and hilarious. My favourite new act.” Lucy Porter

    AND YOUR RESIDENT HOST:

    BEN VAN DER VELDE
    www.benvandervelde.com

    Small, hairy, opinionated, enthusiastic, friendly, Madagascan and daft. 85.7% of these adjectives can be applied to your host Whether compering the comedy stage at Bestival, gigging at one of the nation’s favourite comedy clubs or just displaying his trademark total lack of hand-to-eye co-ordination, Ben is an ever-popular and quick-witted ringmaster.

    Amazingly just £5 entry (or £4 in advance online)

    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 2nd March 2015

    TONY LAW
    http://www.mrtonylaw.com/

    The cheerfully absurd humour that Law knocks around into a jazzy, freeform shape has endeared him to both live and TV audiences in the UK and abroad.

    Tony returned triumphant from 2011′s Edinburgh Fringe where he won the Amused Moose Laughter Award and accumulated a plethora of 4* and 5* reviews with Go Mr Tony Go!. The show was later nominated for ‘Best Show’ at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival and was crowned ‘Best Breakthrough’ at the 2012 Chortle Awards. The cherry on top of this lovely muffin of a year was the prestigious Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination for his Fringe show Maximum Nonsense.

    2013 got off to a triumphant start with Tony winning two Chortle Awards (Club Comic and Best Show) and appearances on Charlie Brooker’s Screen Wipe, Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and 8 Out Of 10 Cats. His Edinburgh show Nonsense Overdrive was another critically acclaimed sell-out at the Fringe and he toured the show for the rest of the year, culminating in a five week run at the Soho Theatre over Christmas.

    2014 has seen him guest on Dilemma with Sue Perkins, host a Radio 4 Extra show on surrealism in comedy and star in an indie feature called Blood Moon directed by Jeremy Wooding. On telly, he has also put in another stellar performance on Have I Got News For You and face the dreaded black chair on Celebrity Mastermind.

    Tony joins us having just finished touring his last show, so expect to see his fertile and odd imagination in full flow!

    “Chaos has rarely been so finely constructed and this much fun.” **** The Times

    “Dangerously funny.**** The Guardian

    “One of the most delightfully zany and disconcerting comedians around.” **** Telegraph

    STUART BLACK
    www.stuart-black.com

    Stuart Black invites audiences to experience a blend of poetic story telling and shockingly visceral stand-up comedy. Black examines a life spent in a variety of jobs intertwined with drug and alcohol indulgence all the while flagging up the question of where to find a moral compass in life. Stuart’s comedy is intelligent, twisted, dark, and very funny. Exploring life’s mysteries and frustrations using language to paint colourful and memorable images.

    “Poetic and eloquent, the whole set is a joy to listen to.” The List

    PIERRE NOVELLIE
    @pierrenovellie

    Pierre was the 2013 winner of the Amused Moose Laugh-Off Award which has previously been won by Sarah Millican, Jack Whitehall and Rob Beckett. He was also a finalist in the Chortle Student Comedy Award competition in 2012.

    One of Mother Comedy’s most exciting recent births, Pierre was born in Johannesburg in South Africa but moved to the Isle of Man when he was a boy. He studied Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at Cambridge where he was Vice President of the Cambridge Footlights, touring the United States with their 2012 show Perfect Strangers after a sell-out month at the Edinburgh Fringe. Pierre has recently returned from the Edinburgh where he was selected to take part in The Lunchtime Special at Just The Tonic at The Tron. Pierre was also the first comedian to perform at the CERN LHcomedy night, home of the Large Hadron Collider.

    “Slick and slightly offbeat… sometimes redolent of Eddie Izzard.”
    Chortle

    “The dawn of a major talent.” The Guardian

    DAVID REILLY
    @daveyreilly

    Over the past few years David has gigged across Ireland as well as the UK. He is based in Dublin, where he is a regular at clubs across the city including the renowned International Comedy Club and the Comedy Cellar. In 2012 he co-wrote and performed in Game Boys, a video game themed stand up show, which sold out as part of the 10 Days In Dublin festival. In late 2014, he was crowned winner of the Vodafone Galway Comedy Showdown.

    “The future of Irish comedy” Rich Hall

    MIKE SHEPHARD
    http://www.mikeshephard.com/

    Mike is a writer and comedian who has written for BBC Radio 4, NewsRevue and the award-winning Tin Can Podcast. He is part of sketch group The Expeditionary Force, whose sell-out show The First Supper was produced in London, Edinburgh and Newcastle. Other credits include the role of Catesby in Quest for Guy Fawkes (Living TV), Dave Donnelly in ‘Heckle’ (2013 Cannes Film Festival) and as a regular presenter on Hayes FM. As a comic he is the regular host of History’s Greatest Monster (the historically-inspired comedy night) and has performed throughout the the country including at The Stand in Glasgow, and at the Manchester Comedy Store as part of the BBC New Comedy Award.

    “Well-timed punchlines and endearing self-awareness.” Three Weeks

    AND YOUR RESIDENT HOST:

    BEN VAN DER VELDE
    www.benvandervelde.com

    Small, hairy, opinionated, enthusiastic, friendly, Madagascan and daft. 85.7% of these adjectives can be applied to your host Whether compering the comedy stage at Bestival, gigging at one of the nation’s favourite comedy clubs or just displaying his trademark total lack of hand-to-eye co-ordination, Ben is an ever-popular and quick-witted ringmaster.

    Amazingly just £5 entry (or £4 in advance online)

    CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 9th March 2015

    ANDREW MAXWELL
    http://www.andrewmaxwellcomedian.com/

    Renowned for his cutting edge comedy and intrepid social and political commentary, double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Andrew Maxwell is a must-see for any comedy fan.

    As well as his continued dominance on the live circuit, Andrew recently presented his show Public Enemies on BBC Radio 4 – a series of challenging stand-up shows where he uses his trademark intelligence and political incisiveness to dig behind the clichés and assumptions about four ‘slow news’ bugbears that are vilified and consumed with equal vigour in British society: Nationalism, The Internet, Drugs and The Food Industry.

    Recently Andrew presented a very well received documentary for BBC3, Conspiracy Coach Trip (Renegade Pictures), which focussed on the 7/7 Bombings, Creationism and UFOs. Andrew also recently starred in Sky’s John Bishop’s Only Joking, BBC’s Live At The Apollo, Dave’s One Night Stand and he hosted BBC3’s Live Edinburgh Comedy Marathon. Andrew has also appeared on Have I Got News For You, Mock The Week and Celebrity Juice, as well as Radio shows including: Radio 4’s News Quiz, It’s Not What You know… and Dilemma.


    He is also curates Altitude Festival in Mayrhofen, Austria, one of the most exciting Comedy Festivals in the world.

    “Fiercely funny and utterly invigorating.” The Times

    “Stand up is rarely this politically well-informed or thought-provoking.” ***** The Scotsman

    “All you can do is revel in the mischief this comically-attuned Dubliner makes…utter magic.” ***** The List

    ELLIE TAYLOR
    http://www.ellietaylorcomedy.com/

    Ellie’s been doing stand up comedy since 2010. She likes it. She’s also done telly stuff since then including 8 out of 10 Cats and Snog, Marry Avoid. Below are some nice things people have said about her. She likes these also cos she’s a show off. Most of all though, she really likes breakfast cereal which isn’t really relevant from a professional point of view, but someone from Kelloggs might read this and send her a variety pack.

    “Charismatic, personable and bright.” Chortle

    “Sparkling and energetic company… the potential to go on to really great things.” Three Weeks

    FERN BRADY
    @fernbrady

    Having appeared on both ’8 Out of 10 Cats’ and ‘The Alternative Comedy Experience’ in the past 12 months Fern is swift becoming a favourite of both mainstream and leftfield comedy crowds. Acerbic, honest, open, cutting and hilarious she’s a sure-fire comedy hit!

    “A great comic sensibility, with moments of sparkling verve.” The Guardian

    “Fern Brady is developing a potent identity with her gravelly attacks upon the delicate boundaries of modern taste…a fearsome originality and a torrent of arresting and disturbing imagery.”
    Scotland on Sunday

    MATT WINNING
    www.mattwinning.com

    Scottish comedian Matt Winning has been performing since 2009 and quickly gained a reputation as an exciting new act after winning the Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year 2011 and appearing in the final of the BBC New Comedy Awards in 2012. He also reached the final of the Chortle Student Comedy Awards in 2010, as himself, and again in 2011, as a character.

    Matt is the co-creator of the cult show ‘Bearpit Podcast Podcast’ in which he performs monthly at the Invisible Dot in London with Mat Ewins, John Kearns, Adam Hess, Fin Taylor, Richard Gadd and Lolly Adefope.

    He has performed in several mixed-bill shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe including The Comedy Zone in 2013 with Lucy Beaumont, Tommy Rowson and Carl Hutchinson. In 2015 he is taking his debut show to the Edinburgh, Glasgow and Leicester comedy festivals. Matt also appeared in BBC1 Scotland TV show Scot Squad and has worked with the Comedy Unit and BBC Radio Scotland.

    “Fine and distinctive one-liners in his set, with strange points of reference and clever exposition……an inventive writer.” Steve Bennett, Chortle

    “Instant laughs.” The Skinny

    AND YOUR RESIDENT HOST:

    BEN VAN DER VELDE
    www.benvandervelde.com

    Small, hairy, opinionated, enthusiastic, friendly, Madagascan and daft. 85.7% of these adjectives can be applied to your host Whether compering the comedy stage at Bestival, gigging at one of the nation’s favourite comedy clubs or just displaying his trademark total lack of hand-to-eye co-ordination, Ben is an ever-popular and quick-witted ringmaster.

    Amazingly just £5 entry (or £4 in advance online)

    CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 16th March 2015

    DANA ALEXANDER
    @ComedianDana

    Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Dana Alexander started stand-up when she was 18, going on to establish herself as a regular at such clubs as the Yuk Yuk’s chain. Billed as the only black female comic on the Canadian comedy circuit, she voted a ‘best discovery’ by Now Magazine in 2006.

    She moved to the UK in 2011, making her Edinburgh Fringe debut that same year. She was then nominated for best club comic in the 2012 Chortle Awards and soon after appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News. Dana continues to draw her material from her diverse lifestyle, from her gay friends to her crazy Jamaican family. She is a comic you definitely do not want to miss.

    “Like a gift from the Comedy Gods.” The Herald

    “An ebullient and instantly likable presence on stage.” Arts Desk

    KATE LUCAS
    @lateylucas

    Kate Lucas is a unique act who combines a warm, self-deprecating persona with a dark dry wit that that runs through her songs. She combines catchy, original melodies with sophisticated lyrics and a fresh delivery style to present her playfully bitter musings on life. Kate has been performing on the pro circuit for roughly a year but she has already headlined for clubs like the Comedy Cafe and Jongleurs and performs regular middle spots at The Stand, Glee and Banana Cabaret. In 2014 she won the prestigious Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year at the Leicester Comedy Festival.

    “Delightfully crude, gleefully nasty and a very worthy winner.” Chortle

    ROMESH RANGANATHAN
    http://www.romeshranganathan.co.uk/

    Romesh Ranganathan’s impact on the comedy circuit since his debut in 2010 has seen him quickly make a name for himself as a finalist in the Latitude New Act Compeition 2010, So You Think You’re Funny? final 2010 as well as being a runner up in Amused Moose Laugh Off 2010. From playing comedy clubs all over the country Ranganathan’s profile has grown as has the respect from his peers which has resulted in him writing for numerous shows and supporting the likes of Seann Walsh, Bill Burr, Paul Chowdhry and one of his comedy heroes Ricky Gervais.

    The last twelve months have been incredible for Ranganathan with him winning the prestigious Leicester Mercury New Act Award 2013, his critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival debut being nominated for the coveted Best Newcomer Award 2013 and the follow-up gaining a Best Show nomination too. Culminating in his debut appearance on BBC2′s Mock The Week, BBC1′s Live At The Apollo, BBC3′s Russell Howard’s Good News, Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live 2013 and a regular slot on Channel 4′s weekly topical show Stand Up For The Week.

    “His ability to produce bitingly fresh gags marks him out from the crowd.” The Guardian

    **** Sunday Times

    ALISTAIR WILLIAMS
    @laughatal

    After winning the Piccadilly Comedy Club’s New Comedian of the Year 2014 competition, Alistair is already on his way to the top. His high energy and charismatic stage presence have seen him tick off a number of high profile competitions, reaching the finals for The Leicester Square Theatre New Act, The Amused Moose Laugh Off, and the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2013.

    A genuine joke machine, Alistair is one of those rare commodities in the comedy world with his consistent ability to produce new material of the highest standard. However long you give him, you are sure to get a set packed with gags from start to finish.

    “Possesses a rough diamond charm.” Chortle

    RYAN CULL
    @ryan_cull

    Ryan Cull is a professional comedian from Canada who moved to the UK permanently in 2010. In Canada, Ryan has performed in numerous comedy clubs including Yuk Yuk’s, Absolute Comedy and The Second City and continues to go back each year to perform throughout Canada. Since moving to London, Ryan has won the Comedy Store Gong Show, performed at the Cardiff Comedy Festival and has performed on weekend shows for The Comedy Store, Comedy Cafe and Soho Comedy. His laid back style, likeability and well written jokes have helped him move up comedy ladder and win over audiences all throughout the UK.

    “He has the confidence of slickness you would expect from an experienced North American pro. His sharp style is a loyal servant of the punchline, and almost every sentence ends with a joke.” Chortle

    AND YOUR RESIDENT HOST:

    BEN VAN DER VELDE
    www.benvandervelde.com

    Small, hairy, opinionated, enthusiastic, friendly, Madagascan and daft. 85.7% of these adjectives can be applied to your host Whether compering the comedy stage at Bestival, gigging at one of the nation’s favourite comedy clubs or just displaying his trademark total lack of hand-to-eye co-ordination, Ben is an ever-popular and quick-witted ringmaster.

    Amazingly just £5 entry (or £4 in advance online)

    CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 23rd March 2015

    CAREY MARX
    @careymarx

    Carey Marx has been a circuit favourite for years, mixing his own blend of dark humour with his mischievous and gleeful delivery. His willful disregard for the controversial and delicate is tempered beautifully by his ability to find joy in the most unexpected places. This hilarious mix of edgy topics and playful gagsmithery can be seen at all the top clubs across the country with Marx regularly playing Jongleurs, Komedia and The Comedy Store and annually compering Reading, Leeds and Glastonbury Festivals.

    Carey has taken shows to numerous Edinburgh Festival Fringes. His most successful festival being 2013, in which he took his new show ‘Intensive Carey’. Carey received an incredible eight 4 and 5 star reviews for his show concerning his ill health over the last year.

    Carey has performed all over the world including a run in the Middle East and he performed at the New Zealand Comedy Festival for the first time in 2010 scooping the award for Best International Show.

    “Sharp, sweet, cheeky, cynical, romantic and rude as he ever was. Rarely is cardiac failure this funny.” Chortle ****

    “This is a brilliant, deeply personal performance… A brush with death really shouldn’t be this funny.” The Scotsman ****

    RHYS JAMES
    @rhysjamesy

    Rhys made his Edinburgh debut in 2010 performing as part of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve, before returning in 2012 as part of AAA Stand-Up. He has since gone on to perform at a variety of festivals including Leicester, Glasgow and Latitude, and has written for Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3), Mock The Week (BBC2) and 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4).

    Known for his sharp and amusing tweets, Rhys was recently named as one of the Funniest People To Follow on Twitter by both The Telegraph and The Gentleman’s Journal. He also has a strong following on YouTube for his unique comedic poetry and wry sketches. His 2013 Edinburgh show, ‘Rhys James Prepares’, was voted as one of Time Out’s best Ten Free Shows at the Festival and was hailed on Twitter as an ‘Edinburgh must see’ by the likes of Bob Mortimer. A year later his debut show, ‘Rhys James Begins’ was a critical smash and audience sell-out at the Fringe

    “Destined for great things… Charismatic, clever and self-aware.” The Guardian

    “James’s gags are 24-carat zinger, among the best at the Fringe.” Metro

    AMIR KHOSHOKHAN
    @Amirk17

    Amir has been described as truly original, with a hypnotic, compelling, story telling style that draws an audience. That’s certainly one way of putting it. This slightly awkward and off-beat style of comedy earned him a spot on the final of the biggest stand-up competition in Britain, the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny Competition, as well as the final of the 2014 BBC New Comedy Award.

    Amir captures an audience’s attention before even having said a word, and when he does eventually start speaking he takes them on one hell of a journey. A star in the making, Amir is one to watch as he continues to spin his wonderful comic tales (about very little) across the UK’s top clubs and venues.

    “A roguish crowd favourite.” Chortle

    SPENCER JONES AS THE HERBERT
    http://thespencerjones.co.uk/

    BAFTA nominated Big Babies star performed his Edinburgh debut last year. Audiences did know what to make of it then. You probably won’t now. But it won’t stop you laughing hysterically at the nonsense he manages to unravel onstage…

    Herbert Clunkerdunk is a smiley, strange man who has builders in his house, but he can’t stop messing about with their stuff. He will take you on a journey, turning the ordinary into fantastical. There will be power tools, strobe lighting, a song, a dinosaur, bad hair, a helicopter and beans on toast. Funny, different, stupid, foolish, crazy, and something else. As seen on Skins, Pulling, Family Tree, Hollyoaks and Count Arthur Strong.

    AND YOUR RESIDENT HOST:

    BEN VAN DER VELDE
    www.benvandervelde.com

    Small, hairy, opinionated, enthusiastic, friendly, Madagascan and daft. 85.7% of these adjectives can be applied to your host Whether compering the comedy stage at Bestival, gigging at one of the nation’s favourite comedy clubs or just displaying his trademark total lack of hand-to-eye co-ordination, Ben is an ever-popular and quick-witted ringmaster.

    Amazingly just £5 entry (or £4 in advance online)

    CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 30th March 2015

    HOLLY WALSH
    http://www.hollywalsh.co.uk/

    An acclaimed stand-up and writer, Holly Walsh is an established talent in both fields. Holly is currently working on scripts for both the BBC and Channel 4 and will host her own BBC Radio series Unwritten Rules, commissioned for this year. Her stand-up credentials were established with her 2008 Best Newcomer win at the Chortle Awards and confirmed with an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination three years later for her debut Fringe show, ‘Hollycopter’, the show also enjoyed a sell-out run at the Soho Theatre in 2012. Holly has since returned from another successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014 where her sold-out show Never Had It was warmly received by audiences and critics alike.

    Holly has featured on many of the top TV comedy shows including, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Would I Lie To You? and Mock The Week, as well as hosting the Channel 4 series, TNT, alongside Jack Whitehall. On top of this she is often heard on radio and has appeared on shows such as Just a Minute, The Unbelievable Truth, The Now Show, The News Quiz and Charlie Brooker’s So Wrong It’s Right for Radio 4. As well as these guest appearances, Holly is much in demand as writer for TV and Radio and has written widely for both.

    “A gift for original lines and images that make the show a joy.” The Observer

    “She’s gifted with snappy wit and cracking talent.” The Guardian

    “Her steady stream of witty and astute cultural observations belie her dorkiness from the first.” Chortle

    SEAN MCLOUGHLIN
    @seanmcloughling

    Sean is a 26 year-old comedian from Brighton who has really come into his own in 2014, as his critically acclaimed show led to him being signed by Ricky Gervais’ agent and going on to support Doc Brown on tour. His comedy is brutally self-lacerating for his own failings, but all the more hilarious as Sean seeks to find some hope in his disastrously useless everyday life.

    “This guy is an exciting talent. I have no idea why someone hasn’t grabbed him for TV. As comedians with stupid hair go he is one of the best.” The Scotsman

    “Sean McLoughlin is beautifully cynical… and he is not far off being utterly brilliant.” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

    “He delivers biting lines with real verve…an interesting and skilful stand-up, with some routines of brilliance.” Chortle

    MILO MCCABE
    http://www.milomccabe.co.uk/

    Milo McCabe is a character comedian based in the UK who performs at clubs such as The Comedy Store, Glee, Jongleurs, and pretty much everywhere else. This is primarily as his alter-ego ‘Philberto’, a Portuguese reality TV show contestant. Regularly headlining, he also has the rare ability to MC in character as Philberto or any other of his characters… Nobbo Johnson, the ex Aussie Rules star turned art critic, Tyson Moon, son of 70′s Irish Comedy legend Kenny Moon, Anthony Sixsmith, a new-age healing drummer who uses bongo therapy to cure the ills of one and all or Q10, the ex-Grimsby fish docks worker turned Scrabble champion.

    “Moments of mad comic genius.” The Scotsman

    “Undeniably funny.” **** Chortle

    SARAH CALLAGHAN
    http://www.sarahcallaghan.com/

    Sarah Callaghan is one of the youngest comics on the circuit. Beautifully honest and infectiously upfront in style, she started performing in 2010 and quickly made her mark becoming a Funny Women finalist. Her unique stage persona has led to an impressive gig history with performances at some of the UK’s most famous venues. Sarah is also a gifted actor having trained at the legendary Second City School in Chicago. A raw, gutsy new talent, Sarah Callaghan is most definitely one to watch.

    “Smart, ballsy and funny – Sarah Callaghan really stands out from other new comics.” London is Funny

    ROBIN CLYFAN
    @RClyfan

    Robin Clyfan is one half of Robin and Partridge but his talents by no means end there. He is also an actor, a stand-up, a host and a gentleman.

    Robin is a skilled improviser and performer, previous credits include the Oxford Imps show at the Edinburgh Fringe which a Three Weeks reviewer described as ‘the best improvised comedy I have ever had the pleasure to witness’. Other Fringe successes include The Temps with Sarah Benetto and Tom Bell and Scenes From Communal Living with Sarah Pascoe and Gemma Whelan.

    Robin is in demand as a compere and host of weird, wonderful and big stages. In 2012 he compered the Secret Garden Party Main Stage and also hosted the wedding ceremony of Young-British-Artist Gavin Turk and Deborah Curtis. He has also written and hosted bespoke parties for Jarvis Cocker and Daisy Lowe and institutions such as The Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Trust. His fun, funny, and often improvised style has seen him perform at the Tate Britain, Tate Modern, V and A, British Museum and in the Barbican’s huge and ear popping concert hall.

    “Alternative comedy pair Robin and Partridge delivered a surreal, rambunctious act.” The Telegraph

    “A show that celebrates loose, rambunctious high-jinks with an energy few can match.” Chortle

    AND YOUR RESIDENT HOST:

    BEN VAN DER VELDE
    www.benvandervelde.com

    Small, hairy, opinionated, enthusiastic, friendly, Madagascan and daft. 85.7% of these adjectives can be applied to your host Whether compering the comedy stage at Bestival, gigging at one of the nation’s favourite comedy clubs or just displaying his trademark total lack of hand-to-eye co-ordination, Ben is an ever-popular and quick-witted ringmaster.

    Amazingly just £5 entry (or £4 in advance online)

    CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 6th April 2015

    MIKE WOZNIAK
    http://www.mrmikewozniak.com/mrmikewozniak/Mr_Mike_Wozniak_-_Comedian.html

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    An incredibly adept and versatile performer, with a silken voice and lustrous moustache, Mike Wozniak is the very epitome of British weird and wonderful comedy. You’ll have seen his unique presence all over your TVs over the past few years in shows as varied as ‘Man Down’, ‘Badults’ and ‘Crims’. When you’re not seeing Mike perform, you’ll almost certainly be hearing his words as one of the writers for popular shows like ‘Mock the Week’ and ’8 Out of 10 Cats’. Just to add the final seal of approval on this tremendous comic mind, Mike has regularly been in the running for major awards, being nominated for both best newcomer and best show at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2008 and 2013 respectively. Come for the tache, stay for the laughs!

    “His crisply worded patter has an end-of-the-pier flavour but there’s enough foible-laden personality, in the endearing mould of Basil Fawlty, to draw in you into his crazed world and offset the bile with warmth.” The Daily Telegraph

    “Sublime.” ★★★★ Chortle

    “A Triumph.★★★★ List

    ★★★★ Sunday Times

    FIN TAYLOR
    http://fintaylor.com/

    Fin Taylor began performing stand-up whilst at Bristol University in January 2009. Since then he has established himself as a unique voice in the up-and-coming generation of new UK comics. He soon became professional and went on to tour support for Glenn Wool and Russell Howard and has made multiple appearances on Josh Widdicombe’s XFM show, as well as being one of the founding members of cult live show The Bearpit Podcast (Podcast). He also regularly warms up for BBC ONE’s “Pointless” hosted by Alexander Armstrong.

    “Has all the makings of a world quality stand-up.” The List

    “Taylor is on the cusp of something big.” The Skinny

    “Highly rated up-and-comer.” The Guardian

    JONNY LENNARD
    @themaybepile

    Stand-up and sketch writer Jonny Lennard is an original and exciting addition to the UK comedy circuit. His unique style of stand-up blends satire, surrealism and subtlety in a way that has garnered rave reviews up and down the country. With experience as a director, writer, editor and performer of comedy across all mediums Jonny is a versatile and creative comedian keen to show audiences something they haven’t seen before.

    “Oodles of original talent.” Chortle

    ELF LYONS
    http://www.theelflyons.com/

    Elf Lyons is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress. She was Funny Women Finalist & Runner Up in 2013. She is a founder member, and compere, of “The Secret Comedians”, a small comedy collective who run comedy nights in East London.

    “A clever observer and raconteur her unabashed, suggestible humour reminds me of Noel Fielding.” Ed Fringe Review

    AND YOUR RESIDENT HOST:

    BEN VAN DER VELDE
    www.benvandervelde.com

    Small, hairy, opinionated, enthusiastic, friendly, Madagascan and daft. 85.7% of these adjectives can be applied to your host Whether compering the comedy stage at Bestival, gigging at one of the nation’s favourite comedy clubs or just displaying his trademark total lack of hand-to-eye co-ordination, Ben is an ever-popular and quick-witted ringmaster.

    Amazingly just £5 entry (or £4 in advance online)

    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 13th April 2015

    ARTHUR SMITH
    http://www.arthursmith.co.uk/

    ARTHUR SMITH

    Comedian, writer, broadcaster and all-round British institution Arthur was one of the ‘alternative comedians’ who shook up the world of light entertainment in the nineteen eighties and nineties. It’s an absolute treat to have this comedy Colossus join us for an evening.

    A BBC regular, well known for his appearances on TV’s Grumpy Old Men, QI, Have I Got News For You, The One Show and Radio 4’s Loose Ends, Balham Bash and Radio 2’s Smith Lectures. His recently published memoir My Name Is Daphne Fairfax has won praise from literary critics. He is a Spirit of The Fringe award-winning Edinburgh Festival stalwart and Olivier nominated playwright for ‘An Evening With Gary Lineker.’

    Arthur is simply one of our funniest and most original comic performers and is guaranteed to bring your event hilarity, mirth and scandal.

    “This is a triumph of mordant and madcap wit alike.” ★★★★ The Times

    “Touching, uplifting and very funny.” ★★★★ Evening Standard

    “There are Edinburgh Fringe legends and then there is Arthur Smith.”
    ★★★★★ Beyond the Joke

    MERYL O’ROURKE
    @merylorourke

    Acclaimed stand-up comic and accomplished TV writer Meryl O’Rourke, revels in her bitterness. A potty mouthed potty trainer, she has delighted comedy audiences, written some of the best gags on telly and even hosted pop concerts (the last one to 12,000 people!) She supported Frankie Boyle for part of his last tour, at his request. She also supported him at the Hammersmith Apollo. In his book ‘Work! Consume! Die!’ he calls Meryl “Inspiringly funny”.

    “Very funny. Tightly written, deftly performed, intimate storytelling and packed with punchlines.” ★★★★ The Latest

    “Meryl has a natural wit that few possess.” ★★★★ ScotsGay

    DAVE GREEN
    http://www.davegreencomedy.com/

    Dave Green has been doing stand-up comedy since 2011. Since then his surreal one liners and deadpan delivery have fast proved popular with audiences and promoters alike. In 2013 he won the wild card vote in the BBC New Comedy Award securing him a place in the semi final which was broadcast on BBC Radio 2. In 2014 he was nominated by a panel of industry professionals to take part in the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. He is also a finalist in the Leicester Square New Comedian 2012 and is the winner of the Comedy Knights Fresh Comedian 2014.

    “Fantastically original gags.” Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke

    “Could be a contender to follow in the footsteps of Milton Jones.” Steve Bennett, Chortle

    JENNY BEDE
    http://www.jennybede.com/

    Jenny Bede is a actor & comedy writer/performer from Pinner, the town from which Elton John also hails. Much like Sir Elton, she wears a wig, is married to a man named David Furnish & had a hit with the song ‘Rocketman’ in 1972.

    After a stint in the record-breaking ‘NewsRevue’ Jenny started writing comedy, initially creating a series of musical parody videos that have since gained over 2million views on YouTube. Since then she has worked in film, television and radio. Career highlights include, Dawson Bros’ Funtime (BBC3), writing and creating the Bafta-winning Made in Chelsea fan show ‘Mad on Chelsea’ (ch4), being cast by Edgar Wright as ‘Fitness Instructor (26)’ in The World’s End and duetting with noughties boy band legends Blue on the classic, ‘Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word’. Perhaps topping all of that was a Bodyform commercial directed by The Fully Monty’s Peter Cattaneo. No, she didn’t get to roller-skate with a dog and yes – she was cut from the final edit.

    In 2013 Jenny started writing and performing the live comedy, winning the Best Newcomer Award in the 2013 Musical Comedy Awards after just 3 gigs. This led to an hour on the free fringe with the brilliantly talented Jessie Cave, performances for BBCR1 and BBCR4 and playing at Glastonbury.

    In 2014 Jenny was commissioned to make her own pilot by BBC Comedy, which will be on iPlayer soon.

    “If there was one act on the bill that I would confidently tip for stardom it would be Bede.”
    Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard

    NICK HALL
    http://www.thisisnickhall.com/

    Nick has been performing stand-up comedy since the start of 2013. His fast-paced, energetic, and hilarious style has already marked him out as one to watch. He also writes and performs with award-winning sketch act The Three Englishmen (“Impossible not to be one over” Chortle) who had sell-out Edinburgh Fringe shows 2010-12.

    “Crackingly original.” ★★★★ The List

    “Mad cap energy.” ★★★★★ British Comedy Guide

    AND YOUR RESIDENT HOST:

    BEN VAN DER VELDE
    www.benvandervelde.com

    Small, hairy, opinionated, enthusiastic, friendly, Madagascan and daft. 85.7% of these adjectives can be applied to your host Whether compering the comedy stage at Bestival, gigging at one of the nation’s favourite comedy clubs or just displaying his trademark total lack of hand-to-eye co-ordination, Ben is an ever-popular and quick-witted ringmaster.

    Amazingly just £5 entry (or £4 in advance online)

    CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 20th April 2015

    ELIS JAMES
    http://www.elisjames.com/landing-page.html

    Elis James is an act that has been hitting the big time in the past 12 months, presenting his own CFM show with fellow comic John Robins and taking the lead role in new BBC3 comedy ‘Crims’. He began his comedy career in 2005 and since then has taken four critically acclaimed solo shows to the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Beginning in 2009 with The Most Cautious Little Boy In Wales, followed by Daytripper in 2010 which also completed a national tour. Do You Remember The First Time? followed in 2011 and Speaking as Mother in 2012 with the former also embarking on a hugely successful national tour later in the year.

    Alongside his Edinburgh Fringe and touring success Elis has also hosted the celebrated new act showcase The Comedy Zone, starred in Best Of The Edinburgh Fest at the Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney Comedy Festivals, supported Stephen Merchant on tour and completed a sellout run at the coveted New Zealand Comedy Festival as well as regularly popping up in venues up and down the country on the comedy-circuit and a number of successful runs at noted London comedy haunt, the Soho Theatre.

    The results have seen Elis make quite the name for himself as an engaging storyteller, weaving Jackanory-style tales about love and life. An equally sharp gagsmith, Elis is a natural performer, endearing, candid, witty and warm. More recently Elis has enjoyed radio success with his own creations, writing and starring in three series of Elis James’ Pantheon of Heroes and two series of Social Club FM both for BBC Radio Wales.

    A talented character actor, Elis starred in the acclaimed sketch show Superclump, and was a regular contributor to the Rhod Gilbert Show on BBC Radio Wales as caretaker Rex, a character from Welsh comedy show, The Committee Meeting, which he co-writes with fellow comic Chris Corcoran. The Committee Meeting was turned into a 6-part radio series for BBC Radio Wales followed by a pilot for BBC Three as part of the Feed My Funny Series in 2013 and most recently has embarked on a theatre tour throughout England and Wales this autumn. Elis has also starred in fellow comic, Isy Suttie’s sit-com for Sky Living, Miss Wright and Roisin Conaty’s Comedy Blap pilot for Channel 4.

    “He hypnotises the audience into loving him. There’s also a laugh every ten seconds or so which overall makes it a complete joy.” Time Out

    “An intensely likable performer, he manages to get the audience to share in the heat of his unlikely passion, and you’ll be rooting for him throughout his various misadventures.” The Guardian

    SOFIE HAGEN
    http://sofiehagen.com/

    A multi-award-winning Danish comedienne, Sofie is revered in her home country and in 2012 was chosen to perform at the prestigious 1700 capacity, Royal Opera House for the Danish Comedy Gala as ‘The New Hopes of Comedy’. Shortly thereafter she moved to London, where she became runner up in at the ‘Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year’ competition and winner of the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year.

    Sofie delights crowds throughout Europe with her unique observations and home truths, tackling taboo subjects with a charm and sensibility that many experienced comics have never managed to muster, with bulletproof timing and an insatiably amiable personality. It was now surprise that she scooped the Chortle Best Newcomer Award in April last year.

    “The consistency of the quality and her instantly likeable demeanor coupled with her obvious enjoyment of performing made her a worthy winner.” Chortle

    “Hagen is hilarious.” ***** The Skinny

    ROB CARTER
    @_RobCarter

    Rob’s satirical songs and intelligent wit led him to be crowned winner of the Musical Comedy Awards in 2012. Since them he has become a regular on the circuit, using his charming presence and quirky metaphor to entertain crowds all around the country, as well popping up on ‘Peep Show’ and ‘Fresh Meat’.

    “Rob Carter does what he does impeccably.” Chortle

    KEVIN J
    http://www.kevinj.co.uk/

    Starting his stand up career at the age of 19 on London’s urban comedy scene, Kevin J has gone on to perform at such world renowned venues as the O2 and Hackney Empire, as well as taking to the stage as far afield as Africa. In addition to his extensive stage work he has also made TV & radio appearances on MTV and BBC Radio 1. Kevin is also the recipient of the prestigious Black Tie Comedy Award for best newcomer.

    “A refreshing and important comedy voice.” The Sunday Times

    “Relentless gags… delivered with energy.” The Skinny

    ASH FRITH
    @AshFrith

    Ash Frith started gigging in 2011 and has enjoyed performing with some of the best acts on the UK comedy circuit ever since. Ash enjoyed a great 2013 providing support for Russell Kane and Terry Alderton on theatre dates. Ash Performed in the West End Show “Cornucopia” the extravaganza hosted by The Boy With Tape on His Face, and was resident MC for a month of shows at London’s Outside the Box comedy club performing with huge names from the UK circuit including Omid Djalili, Andrew Lawrence and Jarred Christmas.

    AND YOUR RESIDENT HOST:

    BEN VAN DER VELDE
    www.benvandervelde.com

    Small, hairy, opinionated, enthusiastic, friendly, Madagascan and daft. 85.7% of these adjectives can be applied to your host Whether compering the comedy stage at Bestival, gigging at one of the nation’s favourite comedy clubs or just displaying his trademark total lack of hand-to-eye co-ordination, Ben is an ever-popular and quick-witted ringmaster.

    Amazingly just £5 entry (or £4 in advance online)

    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 27th April 2015

    MARCEL LUCONT
    http://www.marcellucont.com/

    Flâneur, raconteur and bon-viveur, Marcel Lucont is easily the greatest UK-based French comedian around. Winner of the 2012 Amused Moose Award for the Best Comedy Show of Edinburgh Fringe and the 2013 FringeWorld Award for Best Comedy, he has also been scene on TV as a star of BBC3′s Live at the Electric.

    Marcel has toured the world with his dry wit, bawdy chansons and exquisite sex poetry. He has played the Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne Comedy Festival, New Zealand Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Great Britain, Singapore, Amsterdam, Croatia, Vietnam, Slovenia and Jersey.

    “Fresh, accessible and hilarious.” The Guardian

    “Wonderful French wit…A Pitch-perfect performance…superb stuff.” Time Out

    MATTHEW CROSBY
    http://matthewcrosby.tumblr.com/

    A stickler for good times and the correct following of protocol, the bespectacled third of award-winning sketch comedy supergroup Pappys join us to bring his brilliantly neurotic comedy to our stage. He’s a master of the absurd and seemingly out of control audience participation and a good time is always guaranteed in his adept hands.

    “A charming performer, he immediately wins his audience with his warmth and genuine likability.” British Comedy Guide

    DAVID JESUDASON
    @davidjesudason

    London-based British Asian standup who undertakes work for clubs such as Downstairs at the King’s Head, the Hob, Crack Comedy, Comedy Cafe in London and Frog and Bucket in Manchester.

    An act with a broad range of comedy including storytelling, punchy one-liners, ad-libded routines and relaxed crowd interaction. David won King Gong at the London Comedy Store AND Comedy Cafe’s competition in the same week (end of June 2013). He also has beaten the gong at the Comedy Store in Manchester, was in the semi-final of the Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year competition in 2011 and is a Beat the Frog winner.

    AND YOUR RESIDENT HOST:

    BEN VAN DER VELDE
    www.benvandervelde.com

    Small, hairy, opinionated, enthusiastic, friendly, Madagascan and daft. 85.7% of these adjectives can be applied to your host Whether compering the comedy stage at Bestival, gigging at one of the nation’s favourite comedy clubs or just displaying his trademark total lack of hand-to-eye co-ordination, Ben is an ever-popular and quick-witted ringmaster.

    Amazingly just £5 entry (or £4 in advance online)

    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 4th May 2015

    ANDREW O’NEILL
    http://www.andrewoneill.co.uk/

    Andrew is one of the most varied and genuinely alternative acts on the circuit. He’s a metalhead, an amateur occultist and a musician. He’s been a returning guest on ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ and appeared in ‘Saxondale’ with Steve Coogan. You’ll also have heard him all over your wireless, including offering objects for display at John Lloyd’s ‘Museum of Curiosity’ on Radio 4, as well as on BBC Radio 1, Radio 4 Extra, and 5live. But live is where the hidden mind-control signals planted in his work are most effective.

    He’s a bit of a regular on the comedy stages at Download, Sonisphere, Bloodstock, Leeds and Reading festivals and has opened for Amanda Palmer off of the Dresden Dolls, done audience warm-up for Never Mind the Buzzcocks, hosted the Metal Hammer Golden Gods, played at Torture Garden and the Bizarre Magazine Ball and load of other events where people mainly wear shiny things.

    “An increasingly distinctive, imaginative act… brilliant, genuinely unexpected lines are added to the mix. At this rate, it won’t be long until he’s huge.” Chortle

    “He’s got a natural optimism and love of silliness that leaves you feeling remarkably positive… a winning blend of polemic and off-beat whimsy.” The Guardian

    JOHN HASTINGS
    http://www.johnhastingscomedy.com/

    A regular Good Ship favourite, John has been performing standup since 2006.He has won the Montreal Comedy Festival Home-grown Comedy Competition, has been called “one to watch” by the Comedy Network and was the only Canadian Finalist of the 2011 San Francisco Comedy Competition. In 2012 John moved to London England which gave him the opportunity to be featured on BBC radio 4, BBC.com as a comedy correspondent and be selected to appear in the Comedy Reserve Showcase at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in 2013. He was also nominated twice for a Canadian Comedy Award.

    Since then he has been going from strength to strength entertaining audiences across the country engaging them with his sharp punchlines delivered through his observational storytelling style.

    “A strong calling card from a thoughtful and observant comic with enjoyably wry sensibilities…we’re in the hands of an appealing consummate pro.” Chortle

    TAYLOR GLENN
    http://www.taylorglenncomedy.com/

    Taylor Glenn is an American comedienne based in London. After winning the Welsh Unsigned Stand Up Award in 2010, she has quickly established herself as a sought after stand up and compere on the UK and European circuit, gigging in 9 countries and venues in the UK including The Comedy Store, Glee Club, Banana Cabaret, Komedia Brighton, Baby Blue, and St. David’s Hall.

    “Excellent storytelling.” The Skinny

    “Gets straight on the crowd’s side.” The List

    TOM HAYWARD
    @tom_hayward

    New comedian Tom Hayward has had his comedy instincts endorsed by reaching the semi-finals of So You Think You’re Funny and Amused Moose in his first four gigs. He is plugging away on the comedy circuit garnering plenty of recognition for his innately funny bones.

    “Hayward is a name to watch.” Metro

    AND YOUR RESIDENT HOST:

    BEN VAN DER VELDE
    www.benvandervelde.com

    Small, hairy, opinionated, enthusiastic, friendly, Madagascan and daft. 85.7% of these adjectives can be applied to your host Whether compering the comedy stage at Bestival, gigging at one of the nation’s favourite comedy clubs or just displaying his trademark total lack of hand-to-eye co-ordination, Ben is an ever-popular and quick-witted ringmaster.

    Amazingly just £5 entry (or £4 in advance online)

    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 11th May 2015

    PETE FIRMAN
    http://www.petefirman.co.uk/

    Pete is recognised as the UK’s leading comedian/magician. He starred in BBC1’s prime-time Saturday night programme ‘The Magicians’.

    His skill for fusing magic and comedy has made him one of the most in demand magicians working on British television, writing and performing in magic shows such as ‘Monkey Magic’ (FIVE), ‘Dirty Tricks’ and ‘Derren Brown’s 3D Magic Spectacular’ (Channel 4) and ‘The Secret World of Magic’ (Sky One).
    He has also made dozens of guest appearances on programmes like ‘The One Show’, ‘BBC Breakfast’, ‘The Sarah Millican Television Programme’, ‘Celebrity Mastermind’, Gordon Ramsay’s Cookalong Live’, ‘Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford’, ‘This Morning’, ‘Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live’, ‘Comedy Cuts’, ‘Saturday Live Again!’ and ‘Something For the Weekend’.

    He is also an accomplished television presenter, having fronted the gameshows ‘Stakeout’ and ‘Wait For It’ for BBC1 and ‘The Body Shocking Show’ for E4. ‘Tricks To Freak Out Your Friends’ is Pete’s first book for the public. A beginners magic book for the 21st century. So successful was it in the UK, it was also released in the USA and is about to go into its second print run.

    Pete has performed 8 years in a row at the ‘Edinburgh Comedy Festival’ as well as the ‘Just For Laughs Comedy Festival’ in Montreal, which is by invite only. He has toured the UK with 5 solo theatre shows, most recently ‘Trickster’ in 2014.

    “He is the funniest and by far the most accomplished performer on the New Magic scene…funnier than most comedians and more magical than Dumbledore on a good day. This guy is a complete star.” Time Out

    “Scintillating magic tricks from an ebullient comedy mind.” The Independent

    “The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century.”
    The Times

    “If you are partial to a bit of magic with your comedy Firman is the best of the bunch.”
    The Evening Standard

    SARAH BENNETTO
    @SarahBennetto

    Fresh off the back of her Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide festival season, Sarah Bennetto is a stand-up and radio presenter, who has appeared at all the best UK music festivals and the Edinburgh Fringe, (where she staged her own funeral… as an over-the-top comedy show extravaganza every night). Back in London, Sarah hosts her own radio show, Mix-Tape and tours extensively with the cult comedy happening, Storytellers’ Club.

    “Superb. Devastating. Edges towards perfection.” ★★★★ Three Weeks

    “Effervescent, confident, well-structured stand-up.” ★★★★ The Age, Melbourne

    “A storyteller par excellence.” Time Out

    CHRIS MARTIN
    http://www.chrismartincomedy.co.uk

    One of the finest young observational comics on the circuit, Chris has the laser-guided ability to find the funny in the minutiae of modern life. His masterful dissection of human foibles have led him to support heavyweights such as Russell Kane, Jack Whitehall and Milton Jones on tour.

    “Destined for greatness.” The Sunday Times

    AND YOUR RESIDENT HOST:

    BEN VAN DER VELDE
    www.benvandervelde.com

    Small, hairy, opinionated, enthusiastic, friendly, Madagascan and daft. 85.7% of these adjectives can be applied to your host Whether compering the comedy stage at Bestival, gigging at one of the nation’s favourite comedy clubs or just displaying his trademark total lack of hand-to-eye co-ordination, Ben is an ever-popular and quick-witted ringmaster.

    Amazingly just £5 entry (or £4 in advance online)

    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    HISTORY & INFORMATION The award winning The Good Ship Comedy Club is set in the heart of Kilburn. It’s not only become the go-to venue for comedy for the locals of Kilburn, Queens Park, Maida Vale, Willesden and Cricklewood but its amazing line ups also draw in the crowds from much further afield as audiences come to see some of the top national and international acts the comedy circuit has to offer.

      From hot new ‘up and comers’ to the familiar faces of the televisions biggest comedy shows The Good Ship Comedy Club has seen the who’s who of comedy come and play this wonderful north west London venue. Special guest have previously included Omid Djalili, Reg D Hunter, Richard Herring, Josie Long, Simon Munnery, Stewart Lee and many many more!

    2008……

        A&B Aaron Counter Adam Bloom Adam Tempest Alfie Brown Amadeus Martin Andi Osho Andrew Lawrence Andrew O’Neill Andrew Watts Andy Zaltzman Asli Akbay Ben Van Der Velde Benny Boot Brett Goldstein Broderick Chow Carl Donnelly Charlie Baker Chris Martin Chris Mayo Christina Martin Claire Stroud Colin Owen Craig Campbell Dan Antopolski Dan Evans Dan Thompson Darshan Sanghrajka David Meech David Whitney Del Strain Dizzy Bryan Donald Mack Duncan Bolt Dylan Bray Erich McElroy Gareth Beliner Gary Colman Gary Delaney Gerry Howell Grainne Maguire Hal Cruttenden Hannah Dunleavy Helen Arney Henning Wehn Hils Barker Holly Burn Holly Walsh Iain Lee Ian Cognito Ilan Elson Schwab Imran Yusef James Mullinger James Sherwood Jane Bostock Jane Hill Janey Godley Jarred Christmas Jason John Whitehead Jason Rouse Jessica Fostekew Jim Grant Jimmy McGhie Jo Caufield Jo Romero Jody Kamali Joe Bor Joe Wilkinson Joey Page Jon Richardson Jonathan Elston Josh Howie Juliet Meyers Kate Smurthwaite Kevin Precious Kevin Shepherd Lee ’Nelsy’ Nelson Lewis Shaeffer Lou Sanders Lucy Porter Luke Toulson Mark Allen Mark Restuccia Martin Davies Matt Crosby Matt Green Matt Kirshen Matthew Earley Matthew Osbourne Maureen Younger Meryl O’Rourke Michael Fabbri Michael Legge Mike Belgrave Mike Manera Mike O’Donovan Milton Jones Nat Luurtsema Nathan Caton Nick Cowen Nick Doody Nick Page Nick Pettigrew Norman Lovett Paddy Lennox Pat Burtscher Patrick Monahan Paul F Taylor Paul Harry Alan Paul Ricketts Paul T Eyres Pippa Evans Prince Abdi Rachel Anderson Reginald D Hunter Richard Coughlan Richard Herring Richard Sandler Rob Coleman Rob Deering Robin Ince Roddy Fraser Ronnie Rigsby Rosie Wilby Ross Ashcroft Sajeela Kershi Sara Pascoe Scott Capurro Shazia Mirza Simon Fielder Simon Munnery Sion James Sol Bernstein Stephen Carlin Stephen Merchant Steve Day Steve Hall Steve Parry Steve Weiner Stewart Lee Stuart McCure Sully O’Sullivan Suzy Bennett Terry Saunders Terry The Odd Job Man The Dog Eared Collective Tiernan Douieb Tiffany Stevenson Tom Goodliffe Tom Wrigglesworth Tomi Walamies Tommy Mack Tony Cowards Tony Law Trevor Lock Wez Zaharuk Will Hodgson Wilson DixonZoe Lyons

    2009…..

      Aaron Counter Adam Bloom Adam Tempest Al Pitcher Albion Gray Alex Maple Alyssa Kyria Amy Button Andrew Lawrence Andrew Stanley Andrew Wallace Ava Vidal Ben Norris Benny Boot Bob Mills Bobby Slayer Brendon Burns Brett Goldstein Brett Sharpe Brian Gittins Broderick Chow Broken Biscuits Cardinal Burns Carl Donnelly Catie Wilkins Chris Addison Chris Martin Chris Mayo Chris Molineux Christian Lee Craig Murray Crispin Flintoff Daniel Hoy Daniel Rigby Danielle Ward Darren Ruddell Dave Thompson David Meech David Mulholland David Whitney Del Strain Doc Brown Eric Lampaert Fergus Craig Gary Coleman George Ryegold Gerry Howell Grainne McGuire Helen Arney Henning Wehn Henry Ginsberg Henry Paker Hils Barker Holly Burn Holly Walsh Howard Read Ian Cognito Ian Stone Imran Yusuf Inder Mancoha Isy Suttie Jack Whitehall James Acaster James Kettle James Mullinger Jane Hill Janice Phayre Jessica Fostekew Jim Grant Joanna Neary Joanne Lau Joe Bor Joe Lycett Joe Rowntree Joe Wilkinson John Gordillo John Kearns Joleed Farah Jon Brittain Jon Kudlick Jon Richardson Josh Howie Josh Widdicombe Josie Long Julian Dean Juliet Meyers Kevin Dewsbury Lee ‘Nelsy’ Nelson Lenny Beige Lenny Peters Liam Mullone Liz Carr Luke Benson Luke McQueen Luke Roberts Luke Stephen Luke Toulson Maff Brown Magnus Betner Mark Dandy Mark Restuccia Martin Davies Matt Green Matt Kirshen Matt Rudge Matthew Crosby Meryl O’Rourke Mike O Donovan Mike Wilmot Milton Jones Miriam Elia Moonfish Rhumba Nathaniel Metcalfe Nick Helm Nick Rado Papa CJ Pappy’s Fun Club Pat Burtscher Pat Monahan Paul Foot Paul Harry Allen Paul McCaffrey Paul T Eyres Pete Firman Phil Kay Phil Nichol Pippa Evans Prince Abdi Quincy Rachel Stubbings Reg D Hunter Richard Herring Richard Sandling Rob Coleman Rob Deering Rob Rouse Robert White Robin Ince Roddy Fraser Roland Gent Rowena Hayley Ryan McDonnell Sajeela Kershi Sanderson Jones Sara Pascoe Scott Capurro Seann Walsh Shappi Khorsandi Shazia Mirza Simon Donald Simon Munnery Stuart Black Stuart McCure Stuckey and Muray Susan Murray Tania Edwards The Roaring Boys Tim Clark Tom Basden Tom Goodliffe Tom Rosenthal Tommy Campbell Tony Law Trevor Lock Vikki Stone Wes Zaharuk Wouter Meijs Yari Perelmuter Zoe Lyons

    2010…..

      Abandoman Adam Bloom Adam Tempest Addy Van De Borgh Adeel Amini Al Pitcher Alex Maple Alex Mariony Alex Perry Alexsis Dubus Andrew Doyle Andrew Lawrence Andrew O’Neil Ashley Frieze Ava Vidal Bobby Carroll Broderick Chow Bryan Lacey Bryan Walsh Carey Marx Carl Donnelly Catie Wilkins Celia Paquola Chris Mayo Chris Norton Walker Chris Stokes Christian Manley Christian Reilly Chuquai Billy Claire Stroud Colin Owens Damian Kingsley Damion Larkin Dan Antopolski Dan Louw Dan Wright Daniel Rigby Daniel Smith Danny Hurst Danny Steele Darrin Rose Darshan Sanghrajka Dave Twentyman David Baker David Bibby David Whitney Del Strain Diane Morgan Doc Brown Dougie Dunlop Ed O’Meara Edward Aczel Eric Lampaert Erich McElroy Gareth Morinan George Ryegold Gerry Howell Gordon Southern Hannah Warman Henning When Henry Ginsberg Hils Barker Holly Burnk Holly Walsh Ian Stone Imran Yusuf Ione Harding Isy Suttie Iszi Lawrence James Sherwood James W Smith Jamie Glassman Jen Brister Jessica Fostekew Joe Bor Joe Rowntree John Kearns Johnny Armstrong Jonathan Elston Josh Howie Josie Long Julian Deane Kate Smurthwaite Keith Platt Kishore Nayar Lenny Peters Liam Mullone Liam Speirs Lindsay Sharman Liz Carr Loretta Maine Lou Sanders Luke Graves Luke Stephen Magnus Betner Marcel Lucont Mark Restuccia Mark Simmons Martin Hill Matt Green Matt Hatdock Michael Mooney Mickey Anderson Mike Manera Mike O Donovan Mike Wozniak Milton Jones Naz Ozmanoglu Neil Cole Neil McFarlane Nick Helm Nick Revell Ninia Benjamin Nishant Kumar Nobbo Johnson Patrick Monohan Paul Harry Allen Paul Ricketts Paul Sinha Paul T Eyres Pete Teckman Peter Firman Phil Nichol Philberto Pippa Evans Rayguns are Real Enough Rhys Jones Ro Campbell Rob Deering Roland Gent Rosie Wilby Sanderson Jones Scott Capurro Shazia Mirza Simon Feilder Simon Munnery Stephen Grant Steve Hall Susan Murray Suzi Ruffell Sy Thomas Taff Khaliq Tania Edwards Toby Muresianu Tom Allen Tom Rosenthal Tommy Etlling Tony Law Trevor Lock Luke Benson Wes Zaharuk William Andrews Yariv Perelmuter Zoe Lyons

    2011…..

      Abandoman Adam Buxton Adrian Poynton Alex Maple Alex Marion Alfie Brown Andi Osho Andrew Bird Andrew Lawrence Arnab Chanda Asher Treleaven Ben Crellin Ben Target Benny Boot Bethany Black Bobby Carroll Bobby Mair Brett Goldstein Bridget Christie Bryan Walsh Carey Marx Carly Smallman Chris Martin Dan And Dan Dan Antopolski Dane Baptiste Daniel Smith Danielle Ward Darrin Rose Darshan Sanghrajka Dave Hill David Mills David Shore David Whitney Dylan Bray Eddie Kadi Ellie Taylor Elliott Tiney Fredrick Andersson Gareth Morinan Gary Tro Gavin Inskip Gordon Southern Grainne Maguire Hannah Warman Helen Arney Henry Ginsberg Holly Burn Holly Walsh Horse and Louis Ian Smith Imran Yusuf Inder Manocha Inel Tomlinson Iona Dudley-Ward James Acaster James W Smith Javier Jarquin Jay Cowle Jay Foreman Jen Brister Jess Fostekew Jigsaw Joe Bor Joe Wells Joe Wilkinson Joel Dommett Jonny Awsum Joseph Wilson Josh Howie Josh Widdicombe Josie Long Julia Clark Juliet Meyers Kelly Kingham Kishore Nayar Lateef Lovejoy Laura Carr Lou Sanders Lucy Porter Luke Benson Luke Graves Mae Martin Marcel Lucont Mark Restuccia Mark Stephenson Markus Birman Martin Croser Matt Green Matt Richardson Matthew Crosby Matthew Highton Max Dickens Meryl O’Rourke Michael Fabbri Miles Lloyd Milton Jones Mitch Benn Mr. Cee Nathan Cassidy Nick Helm Nick Sun Ninia Benjamin Nishant Kumar Pappy’s Pat Burtscher Paul Harry Allen Paul Ricketts Paul Sinha Paul Sweeney Pete Firman Peter Buckley Hill Phil O’Shea Phil Wang Rayguns Look Real Enough Rhys Jones Rob Deering Robert White Rosie Wilby Sal Stevens Scott Capurro Simon Feilder Steve Aruni & Henry the Hoover Steve Day Steve Furst Stuart Goldsmith Suzi Ruffell Tez Ilyas The Beta Males Tiernan Douieb Toby Muresianu Toju Dagreat Tom Allen Tom Craine Tom Goodliffe Tom Toal Tom Webb Tommy Ettling Tommy Rowson Tony Law Trevor Lock Vahid Jahangard

    2012…….

        Aatif Nawaz Abandoman Adam Bloom Adam Hess Aidan Goatley Alex Holland Alex Maple Alfie Brown Alistair Barrie Andrea Hubert Andrew Doyle Andrew Lawrence Andrew O’Neill Andrew Watts Andy Davies Andy Zaltzman Angela Barnes Asher Treleaven Ava Vidal Barnaby Slater Bec Hill Ben Target Brett Goldstein Bryan Walsh Bush McCluskey Carey MarxCariad Lloyd Carly Smallman Celia Pacquola Chris Coltrane Dan and Dan Dan Antopolski Dana Alexander Dane Baptiste Danny Ward Darius Davies David Mills David Whitney Doc Brown Ed Aczel Elis James Ellie Taylor Elliot Tiney Eric Lampaert Gareth Morinan Gary Tro Gerry Howell Giada Garofalo Grainne Maguire Cruttenden Helen Arney Imran Yusuf Inel Tomlinson Iszi Lawrence James Acaster James Mullinger James Redmond James W Smith Javier Jarquin Jay Foreman Jessica Fostekew Joe Bor Joe Lycett Joel Dommett John Hastings John-Luke Roberts Jonny Awsum Johnny and the Baptists Josh Howie Joe Lycett Juliet Meyers Katerina Vrana Katie Mulgrew Kishore Nayar Lateef Lovejoy Lenny Peters Lloyd Griffiths Lucy Porter Luisa Omielan Luke Benson Luke Stephen Mae Martin Marc Burrows Marcel Lucont Marcus Brigstocke Mark Restuccia Mark Smith Marlon Davis Martin Croser Matt Forde Matt Green

    2013……

        Abandoman Andy Zaltzman Aidan Goatley Andi Osho Andrea Hubert Archie Maddocks Barry Castagnola Bobby Mair Ben Van Der Velde Benny Boot Bob Mills Brian Gittins Bryan Lacey Carey Marx Chris Martin Chris Turner Dane Baptiste Darren Walsh David Jesudason Elliot Steel Fin Taylor Funmbi Omotayo Harriet Kemsley Hal Cruttenden Iain Stirling Ian Stone Isy Suttie Ivo Graham Jack Barry Jack Rooke Jack Samuel Warner Jarred Christmas Jim Tavare Jo Caulfield Joe Bor Joe Rowntree Joe Wells John Hastings John Thomson Jonny & The Baptists Josh Widdecombe Juliet Stephens Katie Mulgrew Keith Farnan Kwame Asante Larry Dean Liam Speirs Lucy Frederick Lucy Porter Luke Graves Mark Restuccia Matt Forde Matt Rees Matt Richardson Mike Wozniak Milo McCabe Mitch Benn Moataz Hamdi Nathan Caton Neil McFarlane Nick Helm Patrick Monahan Patrick Morris Paul Tonkinson Norman Lovett Paul Chowdry Paul F Taylor Paul Thorne Pete Firman Philip Simon Pierre Novellie Piff The Magic Dragon Ria Lina Rhys James Rob Deering Robert White Romesh Ranganathan Rosie Wilby Sam Savage Sam Wong Sara Pascoe Sean McLoughlin Simon Munnery Simon Donald Sol Bernstein Sopie Hagen Stephen Carlin Terry Alderton Tom Davis Tom Deacon Tom Hayward Tom Toal Tom Wrigglesworth Tony Law Vikki Stone Zoe Lyons

    2014……

      Jim Campbell Holly Walsh David Jesudason Darren Walsh Ed Aczel Matthew Highton Amy Howerska Abandoman Andrew O’Neill Nish Kumar Allyson J Smith Evelyn Mok Chris Coltrane Marcel Lucont Andrea Hubert Amir Khoshokhan The Storybeast Zoe Lyons, Paul F Taylor Sofie Hagen Tez Ilyas Keith Farnan Tom Toal Lee Nelson Olaf Falafel Sir Ian Bowler Joel Dommet Inel Tomlinson Ava Vidal Archie Maddocks Hill & Wheedon Harriet Kemsley Gary Tro Dave Green Ed Gamble Daniel Simonsen Lindsay Sharman Stu Richards Stuart Goldsmith Paul Duncan McGarrity Mat Ewins Derek Ryan Matthew Crosby Andy Zaltzman Angela Barnes James Brann Rob Heeney Mike Wozniak Damian Clark Alfie Brown Ingrid Dahle Richard Todd Chris Martin Tom Deacon Aisling Bea Stella Graham Barry Ferns Ian Stirling Tom Allen Tim Renkow Will Duggan Jimmy Bird Ivo Graham Luke Benson Paul Mcaffrey David Mills Scott Capurro Bec Hill Tommy Rowson Alex Smith Lee Nelson Celia Pacquola Pete Otway Brennan Reece Mark Silcox Richard Soames Hal Cruttenden Matt Rees Ean Luckhurst Adam Rushton John Hastings Pete Johansson Paul McMullan Kishore Nayar Andrew Bird Max Dickens Edd Hedges Mae Martin David Morgan Eleanor Curry Phillip Simon Al Lubel Marcus Olaire Ash Frith Ryan Cull Yacine Bellhouse Tom Rosenthal Garret Millerick Ellie Jane Taylor Jake Lambert Adam Blampied Pierre Novellie Sean McLoughlin Tony Law Jarlath Regan Katie Mulgrew Bobby Mair Josh Howie Alex Edelman Lucy Porter Fin Taylor Stephen Carlin Loretta Maine Peter Brush Sara Pascoe Danny Bhoy Damian Kingsley Carl Donnelly Pat Cahill Jared Christmas Laura Lexx Mark Cram Gary Tro Tony Cowards Tiernan Douieb Joshua Ross Robin Morgan Peter White Sarah Iles Tony Marrese Matt Richardson Juliet Myers Chris Purchase Katherine Ryan Adam Hess Dan Schreiber Johnny Cochrane Romesh Ranganathan Allyson June Smith Fern Brady Alistair Beckett-King Phil Ellis Jonny Pelham Phil Jerrod Richard Sandling John Robins Tony Jameson Tommy Tiernan Elliot Steel Ray Peacock Kiri Pritchard-McClean Alex Perry Toby Hadoke Harriet Dyer Luke Graves Ari Shaffir Jonny Lennard Jessica Fostekew Chris Betts Jamali Maddix Russell Kane Simon Munnery Max Davis Sarah Callaghan Nathan Caton Suzi Ruffell Paul Jones Evelyn Mok Tiffany Stevenson Robert White Caroline Mabey Aidan Goatley Brett Goldstein Masud Milas Mark Smith Joe Lycett Diane Spencer Tom Hayward Milo McCabe Felicity Ward Tez Ilyas Steven Scott Stephanie Laing Chris Stokes Foil Arms & Hog Rory O’Hanlon Don Tran Tom Goodliffe