“So much biblical gusto and zest it is impossible not to be possessed by his optimistic persona ****” broadwaybaby.com
“…expresses his disdain for the world through some seriously catchy tunes…hysterical material ****” Three Weeks
“A fantastic evening… Reilly’s act is acutely wonderful ****” remotegoat.co.uk
“A charmingly confident performer, an accomplished musician and a clever comic…the funniest songs I have heard in a long time” Kate Copstick, The Scotsman
“The word ‘charisma’ is bandied around too often, but Christian does have it in spades” CHORTLE.CO.UK
“If you’re a fan of Bill Bailey or Rich Hall, you’re probably a Christian Reilly fan already”
“Bill Bailey watch out, there’s a new kid on the block! * * * * ” ONE4REVIEW.COM
Previewing his Edinburgh Festival show ‘Songs Of Praise’.
In 1999 Christian started playing guitar and singing for the American comic polymath, Rich Hall. High points included winning the Perrier Award in 2001 for “Rich Hall is Otis Lee Crenshaw”, being on subsequent CD and DVD releases, seeing the world, appearing on stage with Seinfeld star Michael Richards and getting on Late Night with Conan O’ Brien.
He was a regular on a BBC radio show with the Richard Herring, called That Was Then, This Is Now that was critically acclaimed and lasted for 3 series.
This led to a key role in Herring’s groundbreaking podcast, As It Occurs To Me which ran for three years and won a Chortle award for best internet comedy.
He is currently a revered headline performer all over the world.
‘Refreshingly upbeat in a world of cynical stand ups. A gem’
- Jason Cook, writer of BBC’s ‘Hebburn’
‘Left his audience exhausted with laughter, enthralled by his story and moved by its content’ – LargeManchester.com
Comedian of The Year at the Hull Comedy Festival, Sam worked with Jason Cook on the pre-recording sessions for Cook’s successful Radio 4 Pilot Happiness HQ. He then went on to perform his first one man show, ‘Meditation Ruined My Life’ at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Brighton Fringe and the Manchester Not Part of Festival. The show received a 5 star review and won the Forever Manchester Award.
He will be previewing his 2013 Edinburgh Festival show ‘Kindness’.
‘An engrossingly likeable character on stage… telling tales that completely rope you in – Gigglebeats.co.uk
Stagefright Comedy Club
204 South Parade
01629 581 529
Doors 7pm Show 8pm
Admission £6 advance £8 on door
Weds 19th June – Edinburgh Festival Preview Double Header
Anthony J Brown