HEADLINER - SMUG ROBERTS
In 1998, he released the novelty anthem “Meat Pie, Sausage Roll (Come on England, Gi’s a Goal)” as cult hero “Grandad Roberts”, both the character and song (originally a jingle referencing Oldham Athletic A.F.C. rather than England) stemming from an afternoon radio show on Key 103.
In 2000, he headlined with Paul Merton and John Thomson at the opening night of the Manchester Comedy Store. His appearance there lead to a role in the film 24 Hour Party People (2002). He has also appeared on television, with roles in Cutting It, BAFTA winners‘Buried’ (ch4) and ‘Cold Feet’ (ITV)
He has appeared in nearly every television production by Peter Kay and his recent work includes playing landlord ‘Mr Foley’ in BAFTA winning ‘Mrs Browns Boys’ and the films‘Looking for Eric’ (Ken Loach) and ‘Almost Married’
His radio credits are many and varied they include his own series ‘A Set & A Song’ onBBC radio 4 plus four series of ‘The In Crowd’ also on BBC radio 4.
'A comedy maestro… the pace, emphasis and rhythm of his delivery is impeccable. A rock-solid act guaranteed to entertain.' City Life
'An extraordinary comic' Manchester Evening News
'A master storyteller' Radio Times
MIDDLE ACT - ADAM STAUNTON
A confident and demanding stage presence has seen Scouse funnyman Adam Staunton perform alongside some of the biggest names in comedy, including John Bishop and Sarah Millican. A sharp wit and a smart eye for the funny has seen Adam flourish since taking to the stage. He has gone on to regularly perform at some of the most established clubs in the country
'What he lacks in height he certainly makes up for in talent, getting the biggest laughs of the night' Three Weeks
'One of the breakthrough talents to emerge from the North West’s comedy circuit' Plymouth Herald
OPENING ACT - KEITH CARTER AS NIGE
Nige may look like any ordinary scally (skaeli - nInformal a scamp rascal) but beneath his shell-suit lies a wealth of intelligent, if slightly odd, gags and stories. Watch open mouthed as he explains how superheroes should make their money. Hold back a tear as he explains his father's drug-related death (a box of Lemsips fell on him) and reel back with amazement as he travels through time before your very eyes.
'A character comedian of rare skill' The Guardian
'Surely this man will have his own show in a few years time' Chortle
'Give this man a sitcom' Edinburgh Evening News
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