‘The undisputed master of the one-liner genre’ – The Guardian
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. 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. 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. Plus he can disarm a heckler at twenty paces. He will previewing material from his forthcoming Edinburgh Festival show.
‘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 strong natural stage presence that many can only dream of. His natural ability of telling comic stories draws the whole audience in for a very enjoyable set.” Nottingham Comedy Festival
Since starting out on the circuit in September 2010, Carl Jones has quickly established himself as one of the strongest new acts in the Midlands. Winning the Nottingham Comedy Festival ‘Newcomer to Comedy’ competition after just a handful of gigs, he later reached the semi finals of Amused Moose Laugh Off 2011 and appeared in the Amused Moose Hot Starlets showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2011 and 2012.
Stagefright Comedy Club
Tel: 01943 609539
Saturday 13th July
Doors 7pm Start time 8pm
Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door
Anthony J Brown
Booking – http://www.ilkleyplayhouse.co.uk/book-show.php