‘One of the strongest emerging comedy talents we’ve seen in a long time. This young man has a huge future’ – Time Out
‘A delightfully natural style that builds a real connection with the audience…an accomplished storyteller’ – Chortle
Former Chortle Student Comedian of the Year Joe was nominated for best newcomer at Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2012. He will be performing at the illustrous Just For Laughs festival in Montreal in July. Joe has numerous television credits including ’8 Out Of 10 Cats’, ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’, ‘Celebrity Juice’, ‘Epic Win’ and ‘Show And Tell’ as well as the forthcoming Tommy Cooper biopic. An innately hilarious mix of easy charm, vivid anecdotes and razor sharp observations he is fast establishing himself as one of the future marquee names of UK comedy. He will be performing material from his forthcoming Edinburgh Festival show ‘If Joe Lycett then you should have put a ring on it’.
Michael J Dolan
A self-confessed misanthropist and comic curmudgeon, with caustic insights and exquisitely written material, Michael J Dolan presents his own twisted philosophy and promises an onslaught of hilarious negativity.
Michael J Dolan’s intriguingly unique, deliciously ‘cup half empty’ worldview has been screaming to impose itself upon the greater populous for many years. Finally, through the medium of stand up comedy, his hate-fuelled yet beguiling outlook became available for all to (un)happily revel in. Since 2007 Dolan has been building a reputation as a highly cerebral comic with the innate ability to make audiences contemplate the world from a very different angle, and thoroughly enjoy doing so.
“An elegant linguist…he displays a remarkable maturity in his writing.” Chortle
Spending most of his time indoors, with a woman and a cat, when Dolan does venture out amongst the public, he delights audiences nationwide, regularly performing at many of the UK’s most popular comedy clubs, proving to be a great addition to any quality line up.
“An impressive calling card of a show” Chortle
In 2011 Michael made his Edinburgh Fringe solo debut with his one hour show “Dress to Depress”. Critically acclaimed, playing to packed out rooms each day, the show was a resounding success. Receiving multiple 4 star reviews, this was a fine debut, something that was mirrored by a tweet from one particularly discerning festival-goer….
“…Edinburgh! One of my fave shows is @MichaelJDolan. Grumpiness has never been so smart and funny.” Sarah Millican
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