‘Undeniable deadpan dynamite from a genuine expert in the art of stand-up’ – bbc.co.uk
A veritable legend of the genre, Michael has a slew of tv credits including Father Ted, Comedy Nation, Friday Night Live, The Stand Up Show, Clive Anderson Talks Back and Just for Laughs. With his shock of white hair, droopy black moustache and a face that the phrase hangdog expression was invented for, he was born to perform deadpan comedy. It is a difficult style for any comedian, but with his physical headstart he has gone on to prove himself a master over the past fifteen years. Michael has that rare physical presence that is capable of getting audiences rolling with laughter without having to say a word. But when you add to this his natural gifts of precision timing and outrageously well-crafted material, the results can be almost tortuously hysterical.
‘He’s got oomph, energy and likeability’ – Chortle
‘Builds audience rapport better than anyone we’ve seen’ – Red Door Comedy
Scott Gibson may not yet be a familiar name in England, but it’s only a matter of time before that changes. In his first 12 months on the circuit Scott was crowned the winner of the 2011 Highlight Comedy Club New Act competition, and was also a finalist in the 2011 Scottish Comedian of the Year competition and the Loaded Lafta New Act competition.
In 2012 Scott was named runner-up at the Hilarity Bites New Act competition, and he has since gone on to build an enviable reputation amongst promoters and fellow comics as one of the most uncompromising and exciting acts working in Scotland. It was this reputation which saw Scott hand-picked to support Tom Stade for a series of warm-up gigs in summer 2012, as well as performing alongside Kevin Bridges and Frankie Boyle before traveling to Canada for a week of gigs, including performing at the world famous Yuk Yuks Comedy Club in down town Toronto.
As well as being a talented act, Scott is also in demand for his MC skills, regularly hosting shows at The Stand in Glasgow and Edinburgh, as well as hosting his own regular nights and performing MC duties for many independent promoters. Scott also has a sell-out Glasgow Comedy Festival show under his belt, and has performed at RockNess and the Edinburgh Fringe – not bad for someone who only started stand-up in November 2010.
‘He stormed the gig with well observed tales of parenting and unfortunate lookalikes delivered with an easy charm’ – bbc.co.uk.
No-nonsense Yorkshire wisdom from Lawrence Batley Theatre Comedy Cellar Best New Yorkshire Act 2012 and Crooked Smile Award 2013 winner.
Compere – Anthony J Brown
‘Hilarious ad-libs and wicked one-liners from an infectiously funny performer’ – The List
Clad in a sartorially edifying manner, like a dapper and dandy funeral director, Anthony cuts a unique on-stage presence with humour blacker than a raven that’s slammed it’s claw in a coffin lid. And not the merest hint of profanity. The overall effect is both perversely hypnotic and wholly original, leaving the audience zealously hanging on to every syllable like turncoat lemmings on a rockface. Jongleurs/Metro “Stand & Deliver” Award winner and former BBC New Comedy Award Runner-up he is a regular contributor to Radio 2′s “The Arthur Smith Lectures”.
Cast Comedy Club
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Friday 16th May – Celtic Comedy Special
Anthony J Brown