Larry Dean is an award-winning comedian and writer, after being crowned Scottish Comedian Of The Year when he was 23, his star has continued to rise: from a nomination for the Foster’s Comedy Award for Best Newcomer to being one of the standout performers on the Allstars Supershow Opening Night Gala at the Melbourne International Festival. Since then he's toured internationally, made his debut appearance on BBC1’s Live at the Apollo and new Comedy Central UK show Roast Battle and worked alongside some of the biggest names in comedy, having been invited join the line up on Laugh Out Loud with Kevin Hart at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, as well as supporting Eddie Izzard on tour.
His chirpy, raconteur style have led many to suggest this exciting Glaswegian is the heir to Billy Connolly's Scottish comedy crown!
“Unexpected and excellent.” The Sunday Times
“Has the easy charm of an arena comic and the high joke rate too.” The Guardian
“One of the brightest rising stars.” Metro
“Fascinatingly funny.” Evening Standard
Abigoliah is a product of her New York stand up roots; frank, funny, and unapologetic.
As the only yoga instructor/comedy in comedy Abigoliah presents her always hilarious comedy with an open heart chakra. Bringing her audience into her world with the warmth and excitement like a friend who you haven’t seen in a while.
Her comedy extends past the stage as she was nominated in 2016 for a Malcom Hardee “Cunning Stunt Award” for buying an incredible amount of outside advertising and then plastering them with fake reviews poking fun at the usefulness of the critics words. She has been featured on Comedian’s Comedians Podcast with Stuart Goldsmith and Global Pillage with Deborah Francis White.
“Her cheeky honesty is completely disarming and delightful.” Chortle
“A foul mouthed sweetheart, aggressively feminine, endearingly butch and curiously disturbed.” The Skinny
Ben Pope is a stand up and actor. He was a finalist in So You Think You’re Funny in 2015 and was president of The Cambridge Footlights and has toured extensively with them, including in the USA in 2014. He is the perfect example of the very posh boy being very silly indeed. Expect gentle cynicism, marvellous leftfield references and big laughs.
“Perfectly silly and intelligent in equal measure.” Broadway Baby
“Smart and artfully ramshackle.” The List
Schalk is one of the most exciting voices in South African comedy, bringing his unique contemporary Afrikaans perspective to the global comedy stage With a host of accolades including winner of the Savanna Newcomer Award at the Comics Choice Awards 2013, nominee of Breakthrough Act at the Comics Choice Awards 2014 and winner of the Intermediate Award at the Comics Choice Awards 2015, Schalk has a number of high profile live appearances to his name, opening for Trevor Noah in 2015 and 2017 and recording his own stand up special for Comedy Central. Schalk’s international career has seen him sell out a run of his one man show South African White Boy at London’s Leicester Square Theatre and perform on the Trending Comics Gala at Montreux Comedy Festival.
AND YOUR RESIDENT HOST:
BEN VAN DER VELDE
Standing a statuesque five foot five inches high (not in heels) and weighing in at eleven stone (on a good day) Ben is the current light-middleweight contender for compering champion of North London.
'Sharp and crafty gagsmith, a life-giving compere.' Chortle
'Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue.' Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“The perfect comedy club host – he is a master of audience interaction. The audience weren’t just warmed up, but pretty hysterical even before the first act of the night hit the stage.” Huffington Post
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