COMEDIANS

Here are a small number of the comedians that we work with. Last year 183 comedians worked for us over a variation of comedy club events which we organise.

As well as this we also had singular comedians, some of these are brilliant to accompany a dnner speaker as further entertainment. 

Danny Posthill

Danny Posthill

One of the best impressionists doing stand-up I’ve seen apart from me of course – Alastair Mcgowan As seen on Britain’s Got Talent (ITV) and many more. Danny Posthill has been making people laugh since the age of 16 after being talked into doing Impressions at his school talent show. Since discovering his passion for comedy Danny has never looked back. His Versatile act caters for all walks of life with unbeatable stand up and a string of spot-on impressions.
John Scott

John Scott

John Scott is a comedian with 20 years’ experience in the industry. He is the winner of the Spike Milligan Award for New Talent and is also the recipient of the biggest cash prize ever awarded a comedian at the Edinburgh Festival when he won £12’000 in the Take The Mic competition. John has worked all over the world and has travelled to the Far East, The Middle East, Australia and much of Europe to entertain people. Over his career he has provided warm up duties for such notable names as Stewart Lee, Frankie Boyle, Stewart Francis, Jerry Sadowitz, Tom Stade, Reginald D. Hunter and many more. As well as working as a regular on the comedy circuit John has extensive experience on the after dinner scene and has worked alongside many sporting legends such as Jack Charlton, Pete Shilton, Sean Fitzpatrick and Paul Gascoigne. As a writer John has also worked for BBC Radio 4, BBC Newcastle, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Scotland, The Live Theatre Newcastle and several notable comedians.
Stephen Cookson

Stephen Cookson

Winner ‘Comedy Gladiators’, Riproar Comedy Club, Bristol, March 2018 Winner ‘King Gong’, The Comedy Store, Manchester, November 2017 Winner Barnoldswick comedian of the year 2016. “Old whippersnapper and worryingly funny. Frankly I hope he stops doing comedy before he costs me work” Gary Delaney
Jason Byrne

Jason Byrne

“The outright king of live comedy” -The Times As seen on Live at the Apollo, Sky One, Dave, and heard on BBC Radio 2 & Radio 4 The biggest selling comedian at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Jason Byrne’s inspired, original brand of high-energy intelligent lunacy ensures that there is no other comedian like him and his sell out shows have attracted accolades including the highly coveted Perrier Newcomer Award Nomination and the Perrier Award Nomination.
Tez Ilyas

Tez Ilyas

“Radiantly entertaining”-The Times Tez Ilyas is one of the most celebrated rising stars in British Comedy. In 2015 Ilyas achieved phenomenal success with his debut stand up hour TEZ Talks. A sell out run at the Soho Theatre and his own Radio 4 series based on the show followed, with a second series quickly being recommissioned. As seen on The Last Leg, Live at The Apollo and Mock The Week
Clayton Jones

Clayton Jones

Clayton Jones has established himself as a regular on the comedy circuit.He has performed all over the Uk for the biggest comedy clubs. One man shows at the Edinburgh fringe, Leicester Comedy Festival and the Nottingham Comedy Festival. He comedy focuses on observational comedy and life which has earned him quotes as ” This dude has funny bones ” Romesh Ranganathan His performances have been recognised to earn him Last Minute Comedy Comedian of the year 2017, Finalist English Comedian of the year finalist 2017, Finalist Liverpool comedian of the year 2014 and Finalist Southport comedian of the year 2014. ” A talented act ” Notts comedy review. ” Cool Calm And Collected , Cleverly Crafted Delivery, Tres Bien” Comedy Store Manchester “Solid Act ” The Glee comedy club
Joe Lycett

Joe Lycett

‘Entertainingly mischievous… intensely charming.’-The Guardian Joe Lycett is one of the best-loved performers in the UK, stand-up comedian, writer and TV host, his profile has risen rapidly since making his stage debut in Manchester in 2008. Joe’s TV and radio appearances include The Royal Variety performance, Live at the Apollo, Taskmaster, 8 out of 10 cats Does Countdown, BBC Radio 1 and 4.
Leo Kearse

Leo Kearse

Scottish Comedian of the Year Leo Kearse is part of the new wave of raw, bold, American-inspired comedians taking the big UK clubs by storm – doing weekends for The Comedy Store, Glee and Top Secret – and abroad, with 2018 seeing him tour 20 countries. He’s written for TV including Sam Delaney’s News Thing, Question Time, Breaking The News, Mock The Week and Mash Report. Leo also acts, playing Mick Fleetwood in the ITV drama “Breaking The Band: Fleetwood Mac” and a lead role in the videogame “Super Seducer 2”. He’s appeared on ITV Dinner Date (and won), Big Talk, Sky All Out Politics, Question Time Extra Time, BBC Daily Politics, Al Jazeera and BBC2’s Funny Business. His comedy shorts include a Star Wars spoof video that’s had half a million views, and a “Stand up on the tube” stunt that received national press.
Suzy Bennett

Suzy Bennett

Suzy Bennett – Former Winner of the Funny Women Awards Finalist – Jimmy Carr’s Comedy Idol Tour support for Russell Kane Quotes: ‘Suzy is my support act for a reason, she’s a charm bomb that I like to detonate as often as possible’ (Russell Kane). “’Razor sharp wit, clever, funny and engaging, Suzy Bennett is the best female comedian I have seen since Caroline Aherne’ (Terry Christian). ‘this woman deserves a much bigger platform for her comedic talent – a television show or even a seat around the Loose women table?’ – FunnyWomen.com ‘Suzy is Delightful company’ – Metro ‘The physical presence and Panache of a young Dawn French’ (Chortle) ‘Vibrant, Gorgeous and extremely funny’ ( BBC)
Craig Murray

Craig Murray

“A Great Line in Northern Humour” -SPOONFED From Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, Craig Murray is currently one of the hottest rising talents on the comedy circuit. His rise since he started in the early 00’s has been meteoric having supported the biggest names in stand up and has since made a name for himself since becoming the face of Plusnet.
Dominic Woodward

Dominic Woodward

Dominic weaves side-splitting stories about his life and tells belly aching jokes that hit the mark with all audiences. There’s a naughty twinkle in his eyes but his act is warm, personal and inoffensive. Dominic is always in demand as an act and compere. He regularly performs in comedy clubs all over the UK and abroad. He’s also great for sportsman’s dinners and corporate functions and can adapt his act to any audience and he can be squeaky clean if needed. “Insightful and humorous observations.” Guardian
Hal Cruttenden

Hal Cruttenden

“He had the audience eating out of his hand” -Chortle “He’ll make you laugh… a lot!” -Daily Mirror Hal is one of the top stand-up comedians working in the UK today, as well as being a highly accomplished writer and actor. His TV apparencies include Live at the Apollo, Have I got New for You, and Mock the Week as well as appearing on panel shows and his own co-written sitcom on BBC Radio Four.
Discount Comedy Checkout

Discount Comedy Checkout

Headed up by Chris Lumb, the Discount Comedy Checkout are an in demand and hilarious improvised comedy troupe. They are 100% raw and unscripted and always loved by audiences wherever they go. Cast selected from Chris Lumb, Eddie French, Phil Smith, Terri Shaw, Tom King, Dom Hodgson, Mandy McCarthy and Ben Spencer.
Katherine Ryan

Katherine Ryan

“…the confident delivery of an American, the dry reserve of a Brit, and the likability of all things Canadian.” – Exclaim Magazine Katherine Ryan is a Canadian comedian, writer, presenter and actress, and currently one of the most popular UK based female comedians. Her TV appearances include: Mock the Week, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, A League of Their Own, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Would I Lie to You?, QI, Just a Minute, Safeword, Episodes and Have I Got News For You. She has featured as the headline act on Live at the Apollo and has her own Netflix TV show “Katherine Ryan: In Trouble” showing her UK tour.
Andy Watson

Andy Watson

Andy Watson immediately grabs audiences with his unique blend of sharp one-liners and physical comedy skills. He is a former winner of the City Life North West Comedian of the Year Award (past winners of the prestigious award include Peter Kay, Caroline Aherne, John Bishop and Jason Manford). His trademark energy and incredibly high gags-per-minute rate make him a must-see act! “A master of physical comedy”Plymouth Herald “Watson wowed the audience with his hi-energy, perfectly executed set. Like a force of nature he grasped the crowd’s attention and left them in hysterics”City Life “Abuzz with nervy energy, he has an easy, identifiable charm combined with the rhythms of a seasoned pro, which does great justice to his material. An irresistible, infectious style that had the audience rapt from the get-go.”Chortle
Justin Moorhouse

Justin Moorhouse

As seen on ‘Peter Kay’s Pheonix Nights’ ‘Max and Paddy’ and ‘Live at the Apollo’ ‘Coronation Street’ & ‘Looking for Eric’ As well as being a circuit regular, comedian, actor and undercover Vegan. Justin’s TV and radio appearances have included Alan Davies ‘As yet Untitled’ on Dave. Coronation Street, Live at the Apollo, Peter Kay’s Pheonix Nights, and Max & Paddy’s Road to Nowhere.
Peter Brush

Peter Brush

A highly distinctive performer and deft writer of finely crafted jokes, Peter Brush unassumingly takes the stage with his slight bespectacled frame and scruffy hair, before consummately conquering it with an arsenal of razor sharp quirky one-liners and peerlessly original routines, all delivered in an amusingly awkward fashion. ‘compellingly hilarious.. first-class gag writing… an original and achingly funny voice’ ****1/2 – Chortle, Aug 2015 ‘unique observations and connections that stand-ups crave’ – The Guardian
Bobby Murdock

Bobby Murdock

Bobby is instantly likeable with an ability to take you on a journey with him. A master of short stories and silly jokes. Bobby has great variation in his show with witty one-liners and amazing funny stories.
Gary Delaney

Gary Delaney

“I laughed, and I laughed, and I laughed” -The Times “Quickfire material of the very highest quality” -The Guardian Gary Delaney is a razor sharp one-liner comedian, who is widely regarded as being the most quotable comic on the circuit. The high quantity of stand out gags leaves the audience struggling to remember them all. A Mock The Week regular and recent star of the new Live At The Apollo series, Gary’s shows are renowned in the business for a near unrivalled volume of high-class gags.
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    Mr G Crossingham
    Cheshire
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    Darren & Anne
    Northwich
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    Wirral Council & Mayor Mr P Rooney
    Northwich
  • “We had a comedy night at the end of our football season it was absolutely fabulous. Three professional comedians were provided and we sold 200 tickets for our football club. Tetley FC this event helped us raise £1200”

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    Mr M Lee
    Warrington
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    Cheshire