It's time to let the good times LOL!
Have a laugh in the comedy tent on the Saturday 8th!
Tom Glover is your MC for the day and will take you through a comedy line up full of smiles and laughs!
Loveable West Country favourite Tom Glover is a highly sought-after act and MC, capable of bringing laughter to any room. Tom combines tales of fatherhood and country living with hilarious observational routines on daily life. In recent times Tom also finished runner up in the prestigious Lastminute Comedy Club Comedian of the Year and reached the finals of the Inaugural Petfringe Comedian of the Year. His infectious personality and playful approach make him an instant hit with audiences, however Tom is perhaps best known for his excellent crowd work and quick wit that have earned him a number of regular compere roles at major venues across the South West. He’s had two successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with split shows and is currently planning for his debut solo show in 2019.
“A firm audience favourite” Chortle
“His interaction with the crowd is perfect. An ability to create great mental images… great ad-libbed jokes. There is a strong future for this fresh-faced comic.” Ed Fringe Review
“Absolutely brilliant compere” Joel Dommett
"Keeps the room in the palm of his hand. Flawlessly funny and a great professional" Eminent Banter
Karen Bayley made a name for herself early on in her career reaching the semi-final of the prestigious BBC New Comedy Awards and was later crowned the winner of the 2001 Komedia New Act prize. Birmingham lass Karen followed by becoming the first ever female winner of the prestigious Comedy Store King Gong award as well as reaching the finals of both the BBC New Comedy Awards Showcase and Babycham Funny Women. Delightfully saucy, her friendly and confident stage presence, combined with a killer wit, an infectious giggle and some devastating one-liners make her a comedic force to be reckoned with a warm and welcoming with a delightfully saucy and spiky edge, her bold, no nonsense attitude strikes a perfect pitch with men and women alike. Karen can be seen performing at all the established clubs and bookers across the UK and has recently been supporting Joe Lycett on his 2016 tour.
“Bayley’s material surprises with inspired and sparkling punchlines…with comic timing that is rarely less than brilliant. An assured performer who doesn’t have much trouble getting audiences laughing.” Chortle
“Likeable headstrong persona- packing a considerable performing punch.” The List
“Karen is one of the most consistently hilarious comedians I have had the pleasure of working with. She’s a sharp writer and an unflappable compère, able to cajole any room with her warm audience interaction and precise intelligent gags, ” Joe Lycett
With his infectious energy and huge stage presence, it is easy to see why Junior Simpson is a circuit favourite. Simpson has a boundless joy and exuberance that has audiences hooked with hilarity. A true observational comic, Simpson finds his humour in the everyday and humdrum with anecdotes of his world travels as a comedian adding a personal originality to his set. Although mischievous and daring, Simpson is never crass or crude and can tailor his set to suit any audience making him a favourite for warm up, TV and corporate work.
“My highlight was Junior Simpson. A vigorous raconteur and vibrant mimic with lots to say. Watch that Man!” The Guardian
“The new Lenny Henry.” The Times
“His material is excellent.” Daily Mail
Stephen Carlin has earned critical acclaim, accolades and a growing fan base with his original and insightful writing style and accomplished delivery. An enigmatic act, Stephen uses a unique pattern of delivery to amuse the audience with unexpected and off-the-wall references. From his sartorial elegance to his in-depth and hilarious knowledge of international snooker, Carlin’s performance takes the audience into the mind of a passionate obsessive. This man is well on his way to become Scotland's newest addition to its history of brilliant comedians. He was also named by Stewart Lee as one of the Ten Best Comedians in the World Ever. Stephen co-created and co-wrote the new BBC Radio 4 show The Headset Set.
“The kind of solid material we'd expect from him.” The Skinny
“His brand of deadpan wit is well overdue widespread recognition.” Broadway Baby
“Droll and furrowed and gorgeous. Awesome joke writer." Time Out
Nothing less than a phenomenon, Vince Atta has the industry ignited! Using a multi-track looper, Vince creates live on-the-spot Hip-Hop/Reggae/Techno/anything; hilariously fusing it with natural stand-up, storytelling and audience interaction - creating the most infectious songs you’re ever likely to hear… it really is quite a show! Since his musical reinvention, Vince is very much in demand; headlining most British clubs and a veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe. Vince recently supported Jason Manford on numerous dates across his epic arena tour, playing for up to 21,000 people each night. His act travels incredibly well and he headlines regularly across the UK and Europe, in cities such as Barcelona, Zagreb, Warsaw, Budapest, Belgrade, Rijeka, Ljubljana, Maribor, Porec, Pazin and Varazdin. Vince got his comedy career off to a belting start by winning the much-coveted City Life Comedian Of The Year in 2006, within his first few months; following in the footsteps of previous winners such as Caroline Aherne, Peter Kay, Jason Manford, Justin Moorhouse, John Bishop, Dave Spikey and Chris Addison. Admired by audiences and peers alike; this unique, talented and incredibly funny act has to be seen to be believed!
"An Unstoppable Force! Like an intravenous shot of adrenaline!" Steve Bennett, Chortle
"One of the circuit's most promising acts" The Guardian
"Star of the future. Fact!" Student Direct