WHAT IS THE PRIZE?
The winner receives £100, a trophy and a contract of paid gigs on the UK comedy circuit. Not bad for a night’s work.
WHO WILL BE PARTICIPATING?
This second Comedy Cellar New Act Final features 9 Yorkshire based up-and-coming wits. The most experienced entrants have performed for just over a year whilst a couple have been gigging for less than three months. Whether you will be able to tell the difference remains to be seen and is an integral part of the evening’s appeal.
So come along for yourselves and witness the crowning of a new monarch of mirth.
Plus a headlining set from
‘A whirlwind of unadulterated comedy that will leave any audience lifted’ – Paramount Comedy
Simon has worked all over the globe and has made appearances as far and wide as Dubai, Hong Kong, Thailand, America, Malaysia,Amsterdam, Germany and France. Spring 1999 saw him take his unique brand of humour down under where he represented the cream
of British talent by co-headlining the ‘The Cutting Edge of British Comedy’.
He has a string of TV credits to his name, most notably: – The Comedy Store (CH5), The Stand–Up Show (BBC), Not The Jack Docherty Show (CH5), Good Stuff Comedy (Carlton), Edinburgh Nights (BBC2), Saturday Live (ITV) and That’s Showbusiness (BBC1). Simon recently recorded a pilot for Channel 4 entitled ‘Dojo Rising’, where he indulged in his love for Martial Arts and took a look at all aspects from Kung Fu to Capoeira to the ‘beat ‘em up’ video game phenomena.
Compere – Damion Larkin
“He had the lion’s share of the time, and rightly so. Larkin’s a highly enjoyable experience” – Chortle.co.uk
A former stockbroker who is now a firm favourite on the comedy circuit with his elaborate stories and razor-sharp ad-libs. Performed an acclaimed Edinburgh Festival month show ‘Cuddly Dreamer’ in 2011 and is currently developing a sit-com for the BBC.
The Comedy Cellar
Lawrence Batley Theatre
Box office: 01484 430528
Doors 7pm Show 8pm sharp
Sept 13th – COMEDY CELLAR BEST NEW YORKSHIRE ACT AWARD 2012
Extra treat comedy folks -
SIMON BLIGH QnA
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO START DOING COMEDY
I have always loved comedy and when “Alternative Comedy ” started in the 80s I was a University. I just had to do it. So I went to London and did!
HAS ANYTHING EVER MADE YOU WANT TO STOP DOING COMEDY
No, I`ll stop when I want to.
WHAT’S BEEN YOUR HAPPIEST MOMENT WALKING OFF A COMEDY STAGE.
Last Saturday in Birmingham. Did a gig in a great room and had fun. Hopefully tomorrow in Manchester will match it.
IS THERE ANY ADVICE THAT YOU WOULD GIVE TO NEW ACTS
Do it because you love it.
IF YOU COULD ONLY HEAR ONE MORE SONG WHAT WOULD IT BE
My hundredth “happy birthday to you”.
WHAT’S YOUR POISON
WHY DO PEOPLE THINK THAT COMEDIANS ARE BRAVE, AND ARE THEY RIGHT
No we are not brave, we are chancers and fools and egoists.
HAVE YOU EVER WATCHED A COMEDIAN AND WANTED THEM TO DO BADLY
No never. we are all in it together.
WHAT WAS YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT AT SCHOOL
Getting good marks in English off Mr Malone for my funny essays. He would read them out to the class and they would get laughs. Heaven. “Thank you sir”.
ANY PRE-GIG RITUALS
I like a minute or two to myself in a quite corner
WHAT’S THE PUNCHLINE TO YOUR FAVOURITE JOKE
“The jokes on them its restricted” Woody Allen