‘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.
‘A first class comic’ – The Guardian
‘Highly engaging, inherently funny … an innate ability to ad lib laughs out of thin air’ – Chortle.co.uk
‘Manages to combine infectious enthusiasm with astutely well-informed political opinions’ **** ThreeWeeks
As seen on ‘Have I Got News for You’, ’8 Out Of 10 Cats’, ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’ and and as heard on ‘The Now Show’ and ‘The News Quiz’. A former political adviser, Matt isn’t a typical twenty-something; a passionate, opinionated and excitable young man he loves football, ‘Prime Minister’s Questions’ and pasties. He has also gone to extraordinary lengths to get close to both Tony Blair and Brian Clough – and has the pictures to prove it. He’ll be previewing his forthcoming Edinburgh Festival show – The Political Party. Matt is a writer on ’8 Out of 10 Cats’ and ‘Stand-Up for the Week’ and can also be heard on his own late night phone-in show on the Sony-Award winning talkSPORT. Every Friday night Matt tackles the latest news and sports stories with his characteristic intelligence, warmth and wit.
‘Kate combines deft lyrics with a lovely sense of progression. It makes her a formidable force’ – Chortle.co.uk
Winner of the coveted Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year competition this year, Kate is a unique act who combines a warm, self-deprecating persona with a dark dry wit that that permeates her songs. She combines catchy, original melodies with sophisticated lyrics and a fresh delivery style to present her playfully bitter musings on life. A runner up in both Funny’s Funny and the London New Comedy Awards, Kate won the Lastminutecomedy Club’s New Comedian of the Year and has opened for acts such as Ed Byrne, Jo Brand, Omid Djalili and Harry Hill.
Anthony J Brown
BBC New Comedy Award runner-up. ‘Laconic jokes and an impressive talent for improvisation’ – bbc.co.uk
Spotlight Comedy Club
Chesterfield S41 7SA
Box Office 01246 345222
Entry £14.50/12.50/8.50 – student price
Doors 7.30 Show 8pm
Thursday 18th December
Anthony J Brown