‘The undisputed master of the one-liner genre’ – The Guardian
Featured on ‘Mock The Week’, Dave’s ‘One Night Stand’, ‘The Stand Up Show’, Comedy Central’s ‘Comedy Blue’ and Radio 5′s ’7 Day Sunday’, he received a slew of 4 and 5 star reviews for his debut Edinburgh festival show ‘Purist’. All this and he’s won 2 Sony Awards for his writing work for Kerrang Radio. Perceptively described by bbc.co.uk as ‘the comedian Jimmy Carr wants to be’ and by Loaded magazine as ‘Britain’s answer to Steven Wright’, Gary is a majestic one-liner based wit whose inordinately tightly written, wonderfully original material makes him one of the most quoted gagsters on the entire planet. Respected by peers and audiences alike his brilliant and often deliciously twisted lines win over any crowd and leave them struggling to remember all the ones they want to tell later. He’ll be previewing material from his forthcoming UK theatre tour ‘There’s Something About Gary’.
‘Like a slow-burning explosive. His deliberate monotone delivery lulls you into a false sense of security, until you suddenly realise you’ve been hit in the face by a rapid-fire round of blistering wit’ – Worksop Guardian
Runner-up Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2010 and Manchester Comedy Festival award winner, Dan Bland brings a touch of darkness to the comedy circuit. His morbid disposition owes more to a grumpy undertaker than a genial stand-up comedian. But that funereal facade belies a devilish comic mind that has beguiled countless audiences. Delivering mirth with razor-sharp precision, deadpan Dan unfailingly ensures that he is the only person in the room to keep a straight face.
‘A unique presence, a commanding but off-kilter voice – he is a wonder to behold’ – Altcomcab
Funhouse and Bradford comedy gong winner.
Compere – Anthony J. Brown
‘Dark quips and relentlessly witty audience-goading ad-libbing from a compelling host’ – City Life
Jongleurs Award Winner, BBC New Comedy Award Runner-up.
Stagefright Comedy Club
650 Manchester Road
Sheffield S36 1AJ
Saturday 21st November
7.30pm £10 entry
0114 283 8692
Anthony J Brown