Host Comedian – Kevin McCarthy
“The Ad Lib Expert” The Stage, Club Mirror Comedian of the Year Award Winner, Lee Evans Tour Support
Once seen never forgotten, Kevin McCarthy remains one of the biggest and most loved performers by comics and audiences alike, compering and headlining at all the major Comedy Clubs in the UK. With an ever changing act, and the ability to find humour in any subject, Kevin’s warm personality and utterly relaxed stage persona puts the audience instantly at ease. His appetite for topical mirth is second to none and he will have even the hardest of crowds eating out of his hand, as well as watching their back for he’s as sharp as they come. Kevin has also provided support for Lee Evans on his 2014 tour and is also the regular warm up act for ‘later with Jools Holland’.
Opening Comedian – Sol Bernstein
“An instantly winning creation” Evening Standard
Show-biz legend Sol Bernstein is back! Sol Bernstein is the comic creation of Steve Jameson, a top comedy performer himself. The legend that is Sol Bernstein escaped the Pogroms in Russia, the Nazis in Germany, and went on to become the World's 1st all-round entertainer. He's a song and dance man, a comedian, a magician, an actor, a Jazz musician (Sol was rated 'Best Triangle' player in the USA in the 50's by performers like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington). Also rated the best impersonator EVER! 'One part Alf Garnett, two parts Mel Brooks, and three parts like nothing you've ever heard' The Guardian
Headline Comedian – Phil Butler
Hotel Babylon (BBC1), Funny Business (BBC3)
Phil Butler is truly an act like no other. Using comedy, magic and a few other skills he's picked up along the way, he creates a one man variety show. He has a wealth of experience, including headlining in the UK's leading comedy clubs, starring in summer shows, supporting on major tours, comic lead in pantomime, holiday venues, cruising, and corporate events. His act has taken him around the world from Australia to the middle east, the Caribbean to the far east. He has also had the great honour of entertaining the British forces at home and abroad, and was the first comedian to perform on the front line in Afghanistan, receiving the Operational Service Medal for his time there. He has written with many comedians, most notably, the winner of 'America's Got Talent', ventriloquist Paul Zerdin.
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