‘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 and Edinburgh festival best newcomer nominee. His TV credits include Live At The Apollo, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Celebrity Juice, Epic Win, Virtually Famous and Show And Tell plus an appearance at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. 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.
Allyson June Smith
‘Allyson Smith reminds me of a younger, prettier, funnier me’ – Stewart Francis
‘She judged the crowd perfectly, confidently pushing boundaries and then skillfully drawing the crowd back to where she wants to take them to next, a pro, a pleasure to work with and it goes without saying, hilarious’ – Laughing Cows
Since 2000, Allyson June Smith has been tickling Canada’s comedy scene from the moment she put down the chalk brush and picked up a mic. Playing to packed rooms has become like another day in the classroom for this former schoolteacher. With credits including her own hour long Comedy special on Canadian television, writing for CBC Radio’s hit show The Debaters, and now her third showing this July in the prestigious Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival. Allyson has now arrived on the UK comedy scene. Using her sassy blend of in-your-face stand-up and hilariously insightful commentary, she has already begun working for most of the UK’s major promoters. In addition, she was the supporting act for Stewart Francis’s 2012 theatre tour.
‘A man seemingly full of positive energy firing off quick witted jokes one after another’ – bbc.co.uk
Infused with infectious vigour, his confident delivery is complimented by an improvised style and well wrought gags. A finalist in the Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year competition.
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. 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”. As seen on ‘The Stand Up Show’ and ‘Phoenix Nights’.
Spotlight Comedy Club
Chesterfield S41 7SA
Box Office 01246 345222
Entry £12.50/10.50/7.50 – student price
Doors 7.30 Show 8pm
Thursday 29th January – 11th Birthday Special
Allyson June Smith
Anthony J Brown