Charles Bradlaugh - May 9th
Charles Bradlaugh - May 9th
Phil Kay burst on to the comedy circuit in 1989, when he won the new act contest So You Think You're Funny in only its second year.
His unpredictable, freestyle approach won him a Perrier nomination in 1993 and the award for best stand-up at the 1994 British Comedy Awards, and he was given his own Channel 4 show, Phil Kay Feels..., in 1997, which was recorded in front of a live audience to try to capture his manic energy. After twenty two Edinburgh festivals and eighteen Glastonbury’s, Phil is still breaking new ground.
He now remains largely behind-the-scenes on television to date, with writing credits including Jonathan Ross's Saturday Show, Channel 4's Viva Cabaret, The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer, Sean's Show, Harry Hill's Pilot Show, and many more. He has appeared as a panellist on the BBC television show QI. On 19 November 2009, he appeared as the stand-up act on the BBC Three television show Russell Howard's Good News.
Laura Lexx is an award-winning comedian and writer.
Laura’s credits include Live At The Apollo (BBC Two), BBC At The Edinburgh Festivals (BBC Two), The Comedy Club (BBC Radio 4 Extra) and The Jason Manford Show (Absolute Radio) .
Following a critically-acclaimed run of her show Trying, Laura won Best Performer in the Comedian’s Choice Awards and was in the top 10 of Dave’s Funniest Joke of the Fringe at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe.
Laura won Best MC in the 2017 Comic’s Comic Awards and was nominated as Best Compere in the 2016, 2017 & 2018 Chortle Comedy Awards. She also reached the finals of the Amused Moose Comedy Award in 2016 & 2018. Laura has gigged at comedy clubs and festivals all over the UK and in Europe as well as providing tour support for Jason Manford, Tim Vine and Russell Kane.
Northampton's own Ben Briggs started comedy in 2008, and in his first year he made it to the final of the Hilarity Bites competition and won two Fun House Comedy Gong Shows.
His dark, open and honest material and delivery have seen him in great demand as an act and a compere throughout the UK and he is now performing at the biggest comedy clubs in the country on a weekly basis.
A 2015 finalist of English Comedian Of The Year, Ben is a regular at the Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester and Edinburgh comedy festivals.
Tony is a rapidfire gag merchant with an arsenal full of one-liners, for laughs-per-minute he's a tough act to beat!
His quick wit has made him a sought after act and compere by comedy clubs and promoters across the UK and even for gigs worldwide. Something of a Twitter sensation, Tony's jokes turn up in all sorts of places, from greetings cards to The Times newspaper, even if you've never heard of him there's a good chance that you'll have laughed at one of his gags.