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The Firepit Southport in Southport

Tuesday 16th October 2018

8:00pm til 10:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

Join us at Southport’s newest regular comedy night for a Southport Comedy Festival special with three of the finest acts on the circuit.

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The Comedy Pit on Tuesday 16th October 2018

Join us at Southport’s newest regular comedy night at the Firepit Bar and Grill for a festival special featuring
Scouse raconteur Jamie Sutherland and multi award winning rising star Jenny Collier with host Brendan Riley.

Part of the 8th annual Southport Comedy Festival

Jenny Collier

Jenny moved from the Welsh mountains to the Big Smoke in 2010 and has since embarked upon a career in stand up comedy. Highlight: Appearing on a BBC Radio Wales panel show with Jo Brand. Low point: After a gig, an audience member saying 'You should be a stripper' (Both secretly highlights).

She has written for BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz, Huffington Post and Glamour Magazine and has traveled (parts of) the world with her comedy. She has performed in Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland and most recently in Australia where she won the Percy Award for most tickets sold in 'The Imaginarium', (over 1900 tickets) during the Adelaide Fringe.

In August 2016 she performed her debut hour at the Edinburgh Fringe, 'Jen-Hur' which received reviews such as '★★★★★ An Excellent comedic work' - Edfest Mag and '★★★★ A brilliant show and well worth a watch' - Arts Award Voice

As heard on:
BBC Radio Wales ‘The Leak’
BBC Radio 4 Extra ‘New Comedian of the Year Award’
BBC Radio Wales ‘The Rhod Gilbert Show’
BBC Radio Wales ‘What’s the Story?’

Winner The Percy Award, Adelaide Fringe 2016
Winner Comedy Ashes Adelaide 2016
Honourable Mention Dave's Best Joke of the Fringe 2015
Winner Comedy Ashes Adelaide 2015
Winner Hobgblin Comedy Award 2015
2nd Place NATYS 2015
Winner Laughing Horse New Act Competition 2014
Finalist Leicester Square New Act Competition 2014
Semi finalist Montreux Comedy Contest 2014
Finalist So You Think You're Funny 2013
Semi finalist Amused Moose Laugh Off 2013
Finalist Comedy Knights New Act Competition 2013
Finalist Fight for the Funny 2013

'Dryly innocent' ★★★★★ -
''Surprising edge'' ★★★★ -
''Refreshingly original...Excellent'' ★★★★- Broadway Baby
''Fast-paced wit...Quick and clever'' ★★★★ -
''Very likeable...Clearly a rising star'' - Bruce Dessau
'One to watch' - Edinburgh Evening News
'Ace... Strong set... Strong persona' - London is Funny

Jamie Sutherland
Liverpool has a history for producing some of the countries finest comedy talent, and Jamie Sutherland can now be added to that fine list.

A headline act on the comedy circuit, working for some of the countries finest clubs. Jamie is also a corporate hospitality MC at Everton FC, for all their home games.

A very original act, who will keep you amused with gags, tales, and stories. Jamie is a modern act, with many observational topics, and up to date material, and dont worry if you prefer a good old style gag, he has plenty of them thrown in, ensuring a performance that will touch everyones buttons.

He has supported some of the biggest names in comedy, and has gained a reputation as one of the rising stars of comedy with the sell out crowds, and his fellow comedians.

Jamie has taken his show into Europe, entertaining the masses of holidaymakers, and has also stretched as far as Sydney, Australia

undeniably brilliant Chortle
Sutherland combines the two style of observational and story telling, and really is very funny The Stage

Brendan Riley

“One of the brighter names from the North West .. a great compere” Guardian

“incredibly refreshing” **** Metro

“Irreverent, inventive and most importantly hilarious” Liverpool Daily Post
There's nothing bland or predictable about this stand-up comic. Brendan's Liverpudlian accent and lively blend of anecdotes, gags and inspired improvisation brings a refreshing blast of cheerful North Western humour and makes him a sought after headline act and MC.

Stand up comedian

Brendan is a popular headline act and compere who can perform up to 40 minute sets as well as solo theatre shows. Brendan also hosts events and has presented for many corporate clients. Brendan is also the director of the successful Southport Comedy Festival which is now in its 7th year.
Brendan has toured all over the UK and abroad in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Dubai and many overseas performances for the Ministry of Defence including a tour of Afghanistan in 2014. Over the last three years Brendan has performed in Europe for TED Talent working for Sensatori Resorts (Thompson Holidays).
“a born compare” The Guardian
“unpretentious likeability ... gregarious, enthusiastic, cheeky and talkative' Chortle
“excellent interaction with the audience ... A+ to Mr Riley” BBC online
“Brendan Riley does the business ... bouncy and engaging” The Scotsman
“ Worth the price of the admission alone .. Scouse wit and raconteur who holds the show together and doesn’t so much warm up the crowd as set them on fire” Lancashire Evening Post
TV & radio credits
Gagging For It (Granada)
Funny Business (C4)
Stand Up (Granada)
Pebble Mill (BBC)
Spanking New on 7 (BBCR7)
The Next Big Thing (BBC)
Men & Motors (Granada TV)
The Close Guide (Ch4)
BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio Lancashire
BBC Radio Leeds
BBC Radio Merseyside

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