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Aaron James

Aaron James is a sporting impressionist, who has gained a reputation as a first-
class speaker.

Taking stars from a wide range of sports, including football, rugby, cricket, golf, and adding hilarious comedy, makes Aaron James an experience not to be missed.

His inoffensive humour means Aaron is ideal for any function, be it sportsmans dinner, golf day, rotary, round table, company dinner or conference.

Aaron’s fast-growing reputation has led to some prestigious work, including a starring role in the “Match of the Day Live” show at the NEC.

His ability to adapt to any audience has made him extremely popular for pre-match entertainment at a host of sporting events. As well as domestic football clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea and Aston Villa. Aaron has performed at FA Cup finals, England home games and was in Charleroi for Euro 2000. In rugby, he entertained throughout the World Cup and Six Nations, and has even popped up at Ascot!

On the after-dinner circuit, Aaron has appeared with most of the top names around today, working extensively in Great Britain and abroad.  With the release of his own video, television beckons and Aaron recently appeared on “The Big Breakfast” where he did, what Johnny Vaughn quoted as being “the best Chris Eubanks I’ve ever heard.”

 

Adger Brown

Introducing one of the South’s leading and most sought after mainstream comedians.

A veteran of the after-dinner circuit and a consummate professional. He has performed with many sports stars and celebrities at events up and down the country. Now in his 25th year in show-business,  Adger works mainly on the Corporate and Sporting dinner circuit along with Corporate and Charity Golf Days.

He is an active member of The Variety Club Golfing Society, A barker with The Variety Club of Great Britain and a proud member of the Grand Order of Water Rats.

Adger Brown is one of the most versatile comedians on the mainstream circuit of cabaret and variety.  If you have a sense of humour then you must simply listen to Adger.

Adger is a naturally funny man who can supply a stream of laughs on just about every topic while successfully raising funds in an auction.

For a versatile performer who can adapt his act to suit your requirements, you need look no further than Adger Brown for your event.

 

Andy Leach

Andy recently starred on the Royal Variety Show where he was honoured to appear in front of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke Of Edinburgh on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, preceded by a superb performance at Sir Paul McCartney’s Christmas party.

During his years in comedy, he has been talked about as:

“The funniest man not on TV”

“A brilliant performer”

“An excellent performance”

“Wow! Andy on telly – what a star!”

“Brilliant … he had us in fits of laughter”

“More than averagely gifted”

“Check out Andy, hilarious in Beauty and the Beast”

“One of the quickest and most efficient in the world”

He cruises with many top cruising companies including the prestigious P&O Oriana and Arcadia Cruises, entertaining the guests with his humour.

 

Austin Knight

Austin Knight began his career whilst still attending school, during holidays he regularly travelled around the UK with an act called the BROOKLYN CLOWNS which was based at the former BELLE VUE leisure park at Manchester. This involved the usual antics of custard pie and bucket of water slapstick scenarios which was the foundation on which the present act was formed.

Having caused much havoc in the classroom by imitating teachers, a school chum (JOHN ANTHONY FINN) made the suggestion that this talent should be taken up professionally. Rehearsals duly commenced and Austin made his debut at a local pub, at the tender age of 16, performing vocal impressions of the comedy icons of the seventies era and subsequently ‘died a death’. This did not deter him however, and after a year or so appearing at local talent contests, and showbiz auditions he finally won the “Search for a Star” competition at Blighty’s cabaret club at Farnworth, many quality gigs ensued and Austin was firmly established as a regular support on the cabaret circuit and worked with the likes of Neil Sedaka, Lulu, Martha Reeves and many more during the golden mid 70’s era, when the cabaret boom was in its heyday.

Towards the late eighties, when impressionists became unfashionable, he developed a stand-up act featuring topical news items of the day, a wry glance at life’s quirks and idiosyncrasies from a skewiff viewpoint. He currently writes a humorous weekly newspaper column ‘Life With Austin’  which comments on the weeks events and is syndicated in newspapers covering Tameside,  Glossop, Derbyshire, Ashton – Under -Lyne, East Manchester, Hyde, North Cheshire, Mossley, Saddleworth, Stalybridge and Stockport. He has also written many comedy scripts, both for TV & Radio, done studio warm-up (or down as the case may be!) His writing career commenced by compiling sketches for Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson, and many more.

Austin has appeared as an actor/presenter in various TV productions which include Coronation St, Krypton Factor, Sandbaggers, Takeover TV, Taggart, Fallen Hero, Crib the Detective, and THE NEW COMEDIANS the list goes on and on. In 2005 he played ‘The Funniest Man on Earth’ in the feature film ‘ZEMANOVALOAD’. 2005 gigs included, The Carlsberg Comedy Festival in Koh Samui, Thailand in Jan/Feb, The Cup Final at the Millennium Stadium, pre-match entertainment at Manchester United FC, a four week provincial theatre tour with ‘The New Comedians’, many sporting dinners, players testimonials and high profile corporate events for major companies and professional associations nationwide.

Today, Austin concentrates full time as an after-dinner speaker and is able to work either super clean or more adult, depending on what the audience requires. Recent dinners this year have featured DENIS LAW, JACK CHARLTON, JIMMY GREAVES, SIR GEOFF HURST, DAVID GOWER, TOMMY DOCHERTY, RORY BREMNER, JOHN INVERDALE and SIR HENRY COOPER to name just a few.

With many years experience in the business, you cannot go wrong in booking Austin for your function and have confidence that the evening will be enhanced by his hilarious and outrageous view of life itself. If we cannot laugh at life and our own shortcomings, then what indeed can we laugh at?

 

Barry York

One of the most versatile comedy entertainers we handle, Barry York has certainly built up a reputation as the ideal act for almost any situation.

A stand up comedian, Barry began his professional career fronting a “showgroup” who incorporated comedy and music. Barry has worked as a solo artiste for 20 years and has concentrated purely on comedy for the past 10 years.

Barry works predominantly in the after dinner market where his clean, yet “cheeky” act, combined with his sharp wit are a match for all audiences, whether mixed, or all male.

The sportsmans dinner environment, where he particularly excels, has seen Barry work alongside some of the biggest names on the circuit.

As a master of ceremonies, Barry is equally at home. His clear and easy to understand voice makes him an ideal corporate host, yet his wit and charm lend his style to more laid back events.

 

Berni Flint

“A Unique Singing Talent combines a Gentle Sense of Humour with a Wry Outlook on Life”

 

 

Berni, the former sailor from Southport, the singer songwriter who won ‘Opportunity Knocks’ a record 12 times, retired undefeated from the programme after 13 appearances.

 

Berni Flint had a top three single called ‘I Don’t Want to Put A Hold On You’ and an equally successful album of the same name. Berni was voted ‘Top Male Vocal Entertainer’ in the National Club Mirror Awards.

 

So what is this unique comedy talent all about then ?

 

Over the past few years, Berni has been constantly in work with artists as diverse as ‘Jethro’ (over 100 dates), The Seekers, Houghton Weavers, Shane Ritchie and the late Marti Caine and Frankie Vaughan.

 

Berni has worked extensively with Jim Davidson, both in Summer Season and at Jim’s own Theatre in Great Yarmouth as well as on his Nationwide Theatre Tours.

 

He continues to appear in both cabaret and clubland with equal success. He has recently returned to pantomime where his innate, good humour has been put to good work in mixed vocal and comedy roles.

 

Berni owes his original success to ‘Opportunity Knocks’ but the truth is that if his talents had been diverse then as they are now, even greater fame and success would inevitably have ensued.

 

As it is, Berni Flint has proven to be a great survivor and long after that TV programme is forgotten, he will continue to entertain audiences nationwide with his own brand of vocals and comedy.

 

Bill Woolland

A naturally funny man who’s relaxed warm, friendly style is complimented by excellent fresh, and highly original material making his comedy accessible to all audiences.

Observational original humour delivered in a friendly chatty style allowing a spontaneous and natural delivery.

Quick witted, up to date, modern , and topical his humour appeals to   audiences of any agewith the ability to read a room and adapt his act to each occasion he is quite simply very versatile and very funny.

Due to this wide appeal Bill has been successfully performing internationally at, comedy clubs, on cruises, weddings, cabaret nights, corporate events, after dinner and has supported TV Comedians on national tours a truly versatile comedian .

Bill excels as a host and compere his warm personality, spontaneity and improvisational skills creates exceptional audience rapport.

Formally working for national companies as a Sales Manager and Trainer Bill is mindful of a corporate clients needs and is able to tailor and personalise to suit each client.

 

Billy Flywheel (Represented By Our Agency)

Billy Flywheel is a comedy talent not to be missed. Laughs galore are guaranteed from this zany and most original of entertainers with his quick fire jokes, send-ups, impressions and bizarre happenings during his performance. With over two hours of clean, non offensive, comedy material, Billy is the ideal choice for any after-dinner occasion, be it single or mixed.

Billy and his unique show have proved to be a big hit both on the corporate market and the  after-dinner circuit. At Sportsman’s dinners he has appeared with numerous sporting legends such as Bob Champion, John Parrot, Alex Stepney, Barry Fry, Duncan McKenzie, Joey Jones, Mickey Thomas and Paul Merson to name but a few.

He has been Match day comedian and done various corporate events for several Premiership, Championship and Football League Clubs. He is also a popular choice at Golfing dinners, Conferences, high profile Social, Masonic and Rotary functions and other Black tie events.

Billy has been a professional Comedy Entertainer for eighteen years and has appeared on National and Satellite television eight times and has won five Comedy awards. He has appeared at all the major holiday venues and has appeared on the Blackpool Command Show and the Ultimate Laughter Show alongside such comedy greats as Frank Carson, Norman Collier and Johnnie Casson.

In the 1990’s he supported such legendry names as Edwin Starr, The Drifters, The Searchers, Dave Berry, Billy J. Kramer, The Real Thing and The Brotherhood of Man in Theatres and Cabaret Nightclubs all over the UK.

Without doubt, with Billy Flywheel, you will have a Fantastic night to remember.

Visit his website at : www.billyflywheel.co.uk

 

Bob Webb

Bob moved to Wales in 1977 from London where his career began, and has emerged as one of the leading comedians in the U.K.

He is a firm favourite on the after dinner circuit and is a highly successful comedy speaker in his own right.

He also performs at various sporting functions as the comedian working alongside a celebrity speaker.

Bob’s unique, relaxed comedy style, along with some very funny original material, is suitable for most occasions. Bob is always in great demand and is regularly seen and heard at corporate golf days and business lunches as well as soccer and rugby club presentations.

Bob also works regularly on the cruise liners enabling him to perform his cabaret act which has been successful throughout his career.

When engaging Bob, you can be sure of booking a true professional entertainer who is as pleasant and amusing off the stage as he is on it.

 

Bobby Davro

Bobby Davro made his TV debut in 1981, but his major breakthrough came with an appearance on Live From Her Majesty’s in 1983.

This led to his Saturday night series Bobby Davro On The Box which immediately topped the ratings for six consecutive years. In 1991 Bobby moved to the BBC and made three series, Public Enemy Number One, Rock With Laughter and Run The Risk.

He returned to our screens as host of Yorkshire Television’s Winner Takes All for 65 programmes.

Versatility is the key to Bobby’s longevity, as a high profile personality. Be it in television, pantomime, summer shows or in late night cabaret, Bobby Davro is in constant demand as major attraction.

Bobby Davro also made the Cast of long running soap Eastenders in 2008. He played character Vinnie Monks, and spent a year as a member of the cast.

 

Carl Schofield

Carl is one Lancashires top comedians who is equally at home whether working to a mixed or all male audience. With his own style and plenty of clean and very funny material he is an entertainer who is always in demand.

He has performed at venues all around the country and is always a regular in his home county of Lancashire and particularly popular in the cabaret venues of Blackpool, where he has appeared in many shows in both the summer and winter seasons at the Grand theatre as well as the prestigious Opera House.

Carl comes to us direct from his headlining summer season at the “Talk of the coast” Blackpool which was extremely successful.

He is renowned for his prestigious after dinner speaking as well as a top class cabaret comedian. Carl’s talents make him available to work on the top cruise ships around the world, he also enjoys pre match entertainment around the country for many sporting events.

One of the cleanest comedians in the country, he is able to perform at any level, he can be summed up as one of the most original comedians in the business, in one word: Refreshing.

 

Chris Britten

Comedians are easy to come by – singers are available by the bucket load, and comperes ten a penny! Finding someone however, capable of mixing top class comedy with vocal talent and the ability to run the evening professionally is a slightly harder task. Chris Britten is that man!

 

Chris also specialises in Masonic and Rotary work. Being a freemason himself (currently WM at his Lodge) Chris knows exactly what is required for these events. He has done, Ladies Nights, Cabaret & Social Nights and after dinner work both at Provincial as well as Lodge level. He also sings the songs at the social board such as the ‘Masters song’, ‘the entered apprentice song’ and ‘May the Queen live forever’. Chris also does the ‘Ladies songs’ whilst presenting the roses.

As an after dinner comedian, Chris has a superb range of gags to suit all tastes. The normal comedy routine is cheeky, but not blue, however have a quiet word with Chris first and he will do exactly as required. His act consists sports gags and general humour, aimed at an all male or mixed audience

 

As a singer, Chris possesses a wonderful voice, and will happily run through the musical years as both a cabaret spot and his preferred, dance spot – specialising in the sounds of the 60s – 70s, but not exclusive.

 

As an MC, Chris has worked with stars from many sporting backgrounds, including Dennis Taylor, Alan Kennedy, Johnny Giles and Tommy Docherty and such notorious celebrities as John McVicar!

 

He is a great fundraiser, interspersing comedy with the games, auctions and raffles to great effect and is a pleasure to work with.

 

Chris always carries the latest in sound systems allowing for any unexpected hitch with the house PA!

 

“Never, in all the occasions I have attended functions at Coxmoor Golf Club, have I witnessed an entertainer enjoying himself so much and an audience so much enjoying themselves. They didn’t want him to stop! His standing ovation at the end of a marathon session was well and truly deserved. His name – Chris Britten”

 

Chris McGlade

One of the few comics with the ability to entertain most audiences, Chris has spent a number of years working the comedy clubs in and around London, alongside speaking at engagements further North.

Chris’s act is often described as adult, though he is suited to both mixed and male only audiences. More recently, he has proved a massive success in front of family audiences, leading to regular worldwide bookings on P & O Cruise ships. His style combines stand up comedy and joke telling with his off the cuff approach to whatever situation he is in.

Often putting down the microphone to get amongst the audience, Chris delivers his observational view of life, touching on most subjects and whilst he was once no stranger to controversy, he has mellowed somewhat over the years!

Very original, his aim is to poke fun at everything, including himself, and hopefully break down a few of the barriers that exist in the world today.

Ideal for most types of event, Chris particularly excels in Sporting Functions, where the first two he ever performed at resulted in standing ovations! He is equally at home in cabaret.

 

Colin ‘Fingers’ Henry

Colin ‘Fingers’ Henry first appeared on the local club scene in his home town, as a twelve year old, being part of a juvenile trio, and supported such stars as Lonnie Donegan, Freddie Frinton and Al Read.

For over 35 years since then, he has enjoyed a career in show business faceted with success all the way. He was with the brilliant Doncaster group ‘The Travellers’ during the 1960’s and left them in 1974 to go solo.

He quickly established himself as star material and won ‘New Faces’ which led to a four year relationship with ‘The Delfont Organisation’. Summer seasons followed, supporting a galaxy of stars including Paul Daniels and Marti Caine.

His career has embraced most aspects of the entertainment world, including cruising in America, Cabaret in South Africa, and all over Europe, as well as pantomime. He even entered into a straight acting with a leading role in a play for Channel 4 TV show called ‘After the Ball’.

An enthusiastic golfer, Colin is in demand both the play and entertain, particularly in celebrity events and also in cabaret at Golf Club social events. Recent years have seen him become involved in corporate entertainment, both domestic and overseas.

Like most entertainers, he is asked to give his time for charity at local and national levels, which naturally, he is more than willing to do.

A specialist in After Dinner entertainment, Colin can be relied on to provide a superb show.

His clean humour coupled with excellent piano playing have endeared him to audiences world wide.

Colin is avaliable as a solo act, and can also provide a comprehensive package show suitable for all occassions.

 

David Copperfield

David Copperfield is a man of many talents and a complete entertainer.

Now he is one of the slickest comedy impressionists in show business, he is also a multi instrumentalist, being proficient on violin, piano, guitar and mandolin, an accomplished magician, an expert ventriloquist and a superb vocalist. In fact, he is the complete entertainer.

He started his professional career in Yorkshire, where he grew up. The many cabaret venues where he has appeared, plus his many TV appearances has moulded him into a versatile thoroughbred in entertaining.

He is best known through television, his credits include ‘Cliff and Friends’, ‘Who Do You Do’, ‘Wogan’, ‘Coppers and Co’, ‘Copperfield Comedy Company’, and ‘Three of a Kind’ with Lenny Henry and Tracey Ullman.

‘Three of a Kind’ won the prestigious Silver Rose Award at Montreux, and David won BBC Television Personality of the Year.

Whether it be a conference, after dinner or cabaret, with David Copperfield you can’t go wrong.

His vast experience in show business enables him to excel in any given situation.

 

Denny Waters

Denny is one of the finest comedy entertainers Liverpool has produced for many years. Whatever the occasion – Corporate, Sportsmen’s Evenings, Round Table, Rotary, Masonic, etc – Denny will contribute greatly towards a successful and enjoyable night.

Denny has written for television and radio and his material is always clean and topical.

Achievements to date:

1985…Butlins ‘Adult Star Trail’ winner at the London Palladium

1986…’Tetley Search For a Star’ Winner at Southport Theatre

1986…’England Entertains’ Talent Competition Winner at the London Palladium

1987…’New Faces’ winner on Central TV

1988…Appeared on Granada’s `Fame Game’

1991…Appeared on Granada’s `The Comedians’

1992…’Opportunity Knocks’ Winner on BBC ONE

1994…Variety Club North-West Comedian of the year

Denny has also made several other Television appearances, such as…

Brookside (Channel 4),

Rich Deceivers (BBC ONE),

Bread (BBC ONE),

 

Dominic Woodward

Dominic is always in demand on the professional stand-up circuit and performs in comedy clubs all over the UK.

His acting background shines through as he tells hilarious stories about his everyday life and brings to life the quirky people he meets. His TV work includes, It’s Adam and Shelly (BBC3), Stakeout (Hatrick), Comedy Shuffle (BBC 3), Running Late (BBC 2) and Made up North (ITV).

Dominic is part of The Unbroadcastable Radio Show, a well-established monthly show at Manchester’s Comedy Store. He was also a regular in MEN@Work The Comedy Store’s topical show in Manchester.

Having been nominated for Best Breakthrough Act at the Northwest Comedy Awards, Dominic is always in demand as a headliner, support and compare, performing regularly in UK clubs including Jongleurs, Last Laugh Comedy (Sheffield), The Stand, Opus Comedy Lounge and many more.

Insightful and humorous observations.’ Guardian

‘Dominic has a keen eye for observational comedy and genuine funny bones.’ BBC.co.uk

‘Great show, we’ll be having him back next year for our annual dinner.’ Coventry Cricket Club

‘Saw this guy in Hartlepool, and he hit the nail right on the head with his original and clever material. Definitely worth seeing if you get the chance.’ The Studio, Hartlepool

 

Don Reid

The list of theatres Don has worked in, probably is second only to the great man himself “Ken Dodd” with whom he has worked with on many occasions over the last 25 years, and too long to list here.

Star performers he has supported include household names such as “Barbara Windsor”, “Russ Conway”, “Vince Hill”, “Val Doonican”, in Cabaret, Theatre, and Music Hall.

Don has produced, directed, and starred in many shows, successfully and one not quite so, that resulted in my bankruptcy and the loss of my house, but that is another story. He has written material for people so varied; from John Conteh and Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, to Ken Dodd, for his appearance on the “1999 Royal Command Performance”. He also received the rating as Britain’s Number one production comic a few years ago, from the top producers at the time.

Comedy, fire eating, juggling, sword swallowing, have all been given that touch of comedy magic by Don over the years. Nowadays Don works extensively on the after dinner circuit and cabaret circuit. He is also always in great demand for corporate events, rotary dinners, round table dinners and golf day dinners.For a number of weeks each year he also works on the Arcadia and Oriana cruise liners for P & O, on Fred Olsen Lines and Air Tours.

Don also produced the video “Take Courage I Did !” which was a comedy tribute to his brush with a Granada 2.9. Ghia which came off worse as it’s scrapped now.

 

Finbar Healy (Represented By Our Agency)

Finbar is the son of the late, great and much loved north east comedian Brendan Healy.

Growing up with Brendan as his father has certainly given Finbar the knowledge, humour and skill to follow in such a top comedians footsteps.

He has performed in many northern venues, such as Victoria Hall in Hexham, Newcastle Assembly Rooms, Newcastle Biscuit Factory and he also performed at The Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre alongside his father.

He has appeared at Comedy Clubs and Working Men’s Clubs, and he is now performing on the Sporting After Dinner Circuit for football, rugby and cricket clubs. He also lends his brand of humour to comedy nights and cabaret evenings including mixed audiences.

 

Gary Marshall

Award-winning comedian Gary Marshall has been a professional now for over 20 years and has established himself as one the most popular comics working on the after-dinner circuit, with his unique style and deadpan delivery it gives him an abundant charm which makes him equally at home with both all male and mixed audiences.

Being a third generation comedian, his Dad was Jimmy Marshall (of Granada TV’s The Comedians) and his Grandfather was  Jock Duncan (a renowned Scots comic) you could say comedy runs in the blood.

Gary’s first TV appearance came in 1988 on “Bob says Opportunity Knocks” – LOST !!!!. He must have made a big impression as his next TV break came 9 years later on Sky TV’s Stand and Deliver. The following year Gary recorded two series of The Comedians for Sky and a Live TV performance on ITV’s Big Big Talent Show – LOST!!!. Victory finally came in 1998 when he won Ready Steady Cook!!!!! – Get In!!!!!

He is a regular entertainer at sporting dinners, golf day dinner, rotary and round table dinner where clients will often request him back year after year.

 

Gary Skyner

Laugh your head off to one of the funniest Scousers to ever come out of Liverpool.

Gary is unlike any other comedian on the circuit today. His wit and tenacity will overpower the room, keeping even the most brilliant heckler at bay.

Having appeared live (dead costs extra) at famous venues, Gary leaves them laughing with tears in their eyes, egg on their face and gagging for more.

Besides the honour of being the ‘Award Winning Merseyside Comedian of the Year’, three years running, Gary has also been seen on LWT, BBC, Sky TV, and Granada Plus.

Laugh your head off to one of the funniest Scousers to ever come out of Liverpool

 

Greg Cook

Greg Cook’s deadpan style and mastery of the spoken word led John Plowman, head of BBC Comedy to describe him as ‘Les Dawson for the 21st century’.

A prolific writer of comedy, he has several hours of tested material to draw on, but reserves the right to dish up a blistering set drawn from this morning’s newspapers. Religion, politics, sport, terrorism, poetry, the police, philosophy, royalty and his long-suffering mum have all been given the Greg Cook treatment, since he began performing in May 2002.

Open spots on the Manchester circuit have given way to regular headline work all over the UK and as far afield as the Middle East.

He abandoned a law degree after 2 years to devote more time to writing and performing comedy. ‘Law and comedy are essentially the same gig,’ says Greg, ‘telling lies for money. But this way I don’t have to wear a tie.’

 

Ian ‘Sludge’ Lees

In the ’70’s Ian was lead vocalist with two of the top comedy showgroups of the era, The Montanas and Light Fantastic. In the late 70’s Ian went solo as a stand-up comedian and quickly shot to fame with 3 award-winning appearances on New Faces. He was twice voted Midlands Comedian Of The Year and came runner-up to Tom O’Connor in the Club Mirror Awards.

Ian then became a regular member of the popular T.V. Show Tizwaz and this was followed with regular T.V. appearances through the ’80’s and ’90’s on such programmes as The Comedians, Summertime Special, Live From Her Majesty’s, The Patter Merchants, Do I Not Like That etc.

Ian is currently much in demand both as a cabaret act and also as an accomplished after dinner speaker specialising in sporting functions particularly his personal favourites, soccer and golf. Ian is also a member of the Comedians Golfing Society.

Some views of Ian include:

“Fantastic … very original, immediate impact…he’s an incredibly funny man, he has a marvellous technique … very tasteful, one of the funniest men I’ve seen for a long time.”

“Comedy came next in the safe and capable hands of IAN “Sludge” LEES – what a terrific entertainer, he had the whole house literally falling about … very original stand-up patter and side-splitting visual comedy sketches … 55 minutes of terrific audience related comedy and not a blue gag in sight.”

 

Ian Irving

The Essex born comedian was first seen on UK television on New Faces. Following this he also appeared on Surprise, Surprise, which led to a nationwide theatre tour with Richard Digance.

In an extremely competitive profession, where many club comedians fall by the wayside, Ian has developed a unique style of humour that is attracting the attention of promoters, corporate clients, and television producers alike.

In addition to performing his own first class cabaret act, Ian is an established compare, which does help to ensure the smooth running of your show.

After being the warm-up artist for Les Dawson’s show Blankety Blank, Ian was invited back by the BBC to work on Brush Strokes, Bread, Fast Friends and In Sickness and in Health as the warm-up artist.

Ian has performed with some of the country’s leading entertainers including: Elkie Brooks, Jim Davidson, and Jimmy Tarbuck.

His appearance on Celebrity Squares and Pebble Mill led to his own half hour TV show called Stand and Deliver.

In addition to his extensive club appearances, Ian has appeared in concert with star cabaret performers such as: The Four Tops, The Drifters, Smokie Robinson, and in a one off special he supported Lionel Richie in London for the Music Industry Awards dinner.

When Ian performed at the London Palladium, he was on the bill with Dame Vera Lynn, David Copperfield, and Mike Yarwood.

www.wisecracks-comedy.co.uk

 

Ian Richards

Ian has now carved out a well recognised and respected niche in the after dinner market, establishing himself as one of the most in demand performers on the circuit today and first choice comedian for many of the worlds top companies and corporate organisers.

Totally reliable, impeccably presented, with fresh material and of course most importantly very funny!

In the last three decades, as a full time professional, Ian has worked literally all over the world, including The Falklands, Ascension Isles, Germany, Belgium, France, Spain, Holland & France.

He has made of 500 appearances for the British Forces on the mainland alone and has in the past appeared in Summer Shows in Jersey, Gt. Yarmouth, Scarborough, Bridlington, Cromer and the Isle of Wight.

www.agents.ianrichards.co.uk

 

Jamie Sutherland

This Wigan based scouser will keep you amused with tales, stories, gags, and all his own teeth.

Since launching himself into the comedy world two years ago, Jamie has established himself on the comedy circuit, and has more recently moved to the more traditional setting of mainstream comedy.

An act who has the ability to adapt to suit any event, Jamie has played to audiences of four, up to four hundred. His act is enjoyed by many, and he is very well received playing to mixed rooms.

Jamie is also resident compere at two comedy venues, Global Comedy, Wigan, and Brinsop Comedy in Bolton.

For an audience who like a comic who is both modern, yet gag filled in his approach, then Jamie is your man.

He is also a much sought after compere, and a popular choice for sportsmans dinners and corporate events

The mouth for all occasions Jamie Sutherland.

View some of his work by clicking on this link. www.youtube.com/watch

 

Jed Stone

After 10 years fronting top comedy showband “Scholar”, Jed went solo as a comedian and has never looked back.

He is equally at home on stage in cabaret, as he is speaking at sportsmans dinners. He performs at men’s stag shows right through to Officers Mess military shows and everything in between.

In 1999 Jed appeared on SkyT.V’s “THE COMEDIANS” on Granada Plus to great acclaim. He has also appeared on Central T.V’s “JOKER IN THE PACK” with Marti Caine, and “POT OF GOLD” with Des O’Conner, as well as many credits on “RADIO MERSEYSIDE” and BBC “RADIO LANCASHIRE”.

He has worked with the best in entertainment “TheThree Degrees”, “The Drifters”, “Stan Boardman”, “The Supremes”, “Leo Sayer”, “Alexander O’Neill”, “The Real Thing”, “Showaddywaddy”, “Hot Chocolate” and “Frank Carson” all in 2002 alone.

On the after-dinner ciruit he has worked with such top sporting legends as Jack Charlton, Alan Minter, Dennis Taylor,Tommy Docherty, , Norman Hunter, Gordon Banks, Frank Worthington, WillieThome, Alex Murphy, Norman Whiteside, Alan Ball, Alan Kennedy, Sir Bobby Charlton and many many more.

Jed is always in demand with top corporate clients, induding “BritishTelecom”, “Tate and Lyle”, “Lufthansa”, “Royal Bank of Scotland”, “The Labour Party Conference, Blackpool 2002”, and “Allied Dunbar” to name but a few.

He has completed highly successful summer seasons for Airtours, Thompson Holidays, British Holidays, Haven Holidays, home and abroad.

Added to that Jed is also in demand with Her Majestys’ armed forces home and abroad, having completed countless tours of Germany and Cyprus during the last two years, he works equally well to young Junior ranks as he does to Sergeants and Officers Messes. He was compere/comedian for the massive 3 day Rhine Army Summer Show, 4 years in a row from 1998 to 2001 performing to 3,000 plus every time.

Jed’s nutty and cheeky style appeals to all, he is deadly quick but never offensive, naughty but not crude, but best of all he’s FUNNY.

 

Jeff Stevenson

Jeff Stevenson is one of the most versatile comedians in the business. His career has spanned almost every area of the entertainment business.

Jeff is the ideal choice for a corporate function due to the fact that he can adapt to most audiences. He is at home on stage where ever it may be.

In a corporate function, a TV studio or in a comedy club (where he performs as his alter ego Harvey Oliver).

Jeff is also at home in front of American as well as British audiences, he has performed many times on the worlds leading cruise ships such as The QM2, The QE2 and on the Royal Caribbean cruise line.

In 2004 Jeff was honoured to be asked to appear on the maiden voyage of the QM2 along side Dame Shirley Bassey and Des O’Connor.

His many TV appearances include his own stand-up show on Channel 4, Stand and Deliver for SKY 1 and he hosted the ITV game show Jumble in the 90’s.

Jeff will also be remembered for playing the comedian at Rodney Trotters stag night in the legendary series Only Fools and Horses.

He also played PC Parker in ‘To Hull and Back’, one of the classic Christmas day films of Only Fools and Horses.

With his vast experience as a TV studio warm up man, he can slot in to many different situations. Jeff is often asked to host award ceremonies, quizzes, product launches as well as performing stand-up comedy.

Jeff will tailor his material to suit the client.

 

Jimmy Carol

One of Yorkshire’s most in-demand comedians, and somewhat of an institution in his home town of Sheffield, who currently works for BBC Radio Sheffield.

Jimmy is unique, his brother is an only child! He is working very hard at the moment, because he only has 2 weeks to live! His wife has gone to Benidorm for a fortnight.

Quotes from agents and the press about Jimmy include:

The Stage…”Never heard of him!”

Blackpool Concert Secs…”Get him off!”

Yorkshire Evening Post…Escort for sale …taxed & M.O.T. £275 ono.

Jimmy is currently working for Sky TV. You may actually see him in your area, nailing up dishes at a house near you!

 

Jimmy Cricket

Jimmy is a Irish Comedian. He left school at 16 and spent the next two years working in a betting shop, before spending the summer of 1966 working as a Red Coat in Butlins Holiday camp at Mosney, County Meath. He spent the following two summers at the Butlins Holiday Camp in Clacton. By the early 1970s he was living in Manchester. From 1972 he worked at the Pontins holiday camps in Southport and Morecambe. He returned to Clacton-on-Sea in 2006 to star in the eight week summer show, Summer Special, at the West Cliff Theatre.

With Matt Lucas and Peter Kay he appeared in the comic relief video of The Proclaimers song I would walk 500 Miles.

Cricket’s humour is entirely clean, in marked contrast to some other Irish comedians. A popular theme of his comedy is Irish logic, and the ubiquitous letter from his “Mammy”. He almost always appears in his trademark outfit of cut-off evening trousers, tuxedo, hat (given to him by the BBC to wear on The Good Old Days) and wellies marked “L” and “R” for left and right, but worn on the wrong feet.

Jimmy also has catchphrases which include “come ‘ere” and “…and there’s more.”

 

Jimmy Quinn

An international comedian, with over 25 years of experience, who has an endless repetoire of jokes, stories and material to suit all tastes.

Having travelled all over the world while serving in the royal navy, played semi-professional football and admits to being a golf fanatic, it is clear that he is well versed in many walks of life.

He is able to vary his routine to accomodate most people, and his sharp wit and one liners make him one of the country’s finest stand ups, but he will admit that it is in the after dinner circuit when he really shines. He also has plenty of experience within sporting dinners, having worked with the likes of George Best, Rodney Marsh, Tommy Docherty, Jimmy Greaves, Gareth Chilcott, Ian Botham, Sir Geoff Hurst and Many More.

Suitable for all types of functions, whether it be holiday camps, where he will involve children, to the working mens club circuit, he’ll find the the perfect level of comedy to please everyone.

His rendition of the William Tell Overture is a show-stopper and the audience partition of the Music Man will have the crowd in hysterics, that is guaranteed.

 

John Evans

In the entertainment world John Evans is unique. Commanding a strong stage presence and an excellent audience rapport, John exudes professionalism to captivate audiences everywhere.

His clever thinking and clean comedy has taken John to a wide spectrum. Entertaining British Forces in Belize, Central America and across
Northern Ireland to the worlds finest cruise liners. He has made himself
an automatic choice for P&O Cruises on board each of their top ships.
John proved himself to be so popular that he was asked to be the first comedian to appear on board ‘Oriana’, on her maiden world cruise which enhanced his appeal to international audiences.

Several other major cruise lines have been quick to engage his talents for their own ships and John has since made many successful appearances for these companies all over the world.

John is also in great demand by Thompson Holidays for their 5 star Thompson Gold
resort hotels throughout Europe.

John’s wonderful timing and warm style gained nationwide recognition with his appearances on Granada Televisions’ ‘The Comedians’. So successful were his performances that he was an obvious choice to be featured in their video release, ‘The Best of the Comedians’. Further television credits include, ‘The Big Breakfast’ for channel 4 and ‘The Jonathon Ross Show’.

John’s work at corporate events is unrivalled including shows for BMW, Dundee United Football Club and at The Birmingham International Convention Centre, The Observer News Group.

For the UK production company Qdos Entertainments, John has appeared to great acclaim in pantomime at many theatres alongside some of the countries top stars including, John Inman and Su Pollard.

“Very fast, very funny. In fact quite excellent…” The Stage.

” John Evans was hilarious from start to finish … ” The Scottish Times.

” … A natural performer with a great ability to make you laugh” Scene around.

 

John Gillan (Represented By Our Agency)

John Gillan is a comedian who has established himself as one of the most in demand entertainers on the circuit.

He has a natural comedic standpoint on life and as one review of him said ‘He can make you laugh talking about a brown paper bag.’ John’s comedy can be clean or risqué, depending on the requirements, but a great night’s entertainment is always assured.

John has over 11 Clubland accolades to his name, including the Lancashire Show Guest Comedian in 2009, NFES Guest Comedian in 2014 and the Blackpool Command Guest Comedian in 2015. He has also worked alongside some of the country’s top TV comedy stars, such as Jimmy Cricket, Al Murray & Johnny Casson to name a few.

His non-stop humour will have you roaring with laughter throughout his brilliant repartee of topical and varied stories mixed in with quick one-liners, all delivered in his attractive walk-about style.

Here’s a man who knows how to work an audience, get the most laughs per second than anyone you’ll ever come across. If you book him, make sure you turn your mobile off and definitely don’t go to the toilet!

 

John Lory (Represented By Our Agency)

From an early age, this young man was destined to spend his life doing one thing, and one thing only…. making people laugh!

 

John’s professional career began in the early 90’s, perfecting his trade in the pubs and clubs across the South of England, leading on to several years performing for all the major holiday and hotel chains around the UK, along with some of the most prestigious theatres in the country.

 

Twenty years on, and John’s talent has taken him worldwide, performing to audiences in over 30 countries, including South Africa, Australia and Dubai, whilst writing with, and working alongside some of the biggest names in the industry. Recently a regular headline act for Carnival Cruises, entertaining American and Canadian audiences alike, he was also officially the most frequently booked comedian on the P&O flagship ‘Ocean Village’, recording a run of 135 shows, a fact he is very proud of. In 2009, whilst back on British soil, John broke onto the ‘after dinner’ scene, and now, with tailor-made material delivered in his own imitable style, has become one of the most sought after comedians on the circuit today.

 

Much of this success has been attributed to one thing, his unique ability to subtly bridge the gap between mainstream and alternative humour, a feat few other comics can achieve. From a cheeky ‘family friendly’ show to a more risqué set for his ‘adult only’ nights, John effortlessly adjusts to any environment, making him the perfect choice for sporting and golf day dinners, Rotary and Round Table events, general cabaret evenings and themed comedy nights.

 

Simply put, John Lory is a very funny man, and anyone who has seen him work will agree that it is his sheer force of personality and audience contact that makes him quite literally, ‘the face of comedy today’!

 

John Martin

John Martin’s outstanding talent is comedy both as a performer and a writer. He has the unique ability to tailor his material perfectly to suit the wide range of work that today’s business demands.

Companies requiring the ultimate professional have called upon John’s services to entertain at their dinners where his expertise enables him to weave requested company information into his performances and were, being a writer of topical comedy, he is always fresh and up-to-date with his material.

This originality coupled with his encyclopaedic knowledge of jokes makes John a true master of comedy! This was confIrmed by a joumalist who described him as a ‘humanjoke factory’ when John smashed the World Record for continuous joke telling which lasted an amazing 101 hours 39 minutes – no mean feat!

John has an extraordinary gift of ad-lib and whether it be a corporate or cabaret performance he enjoys utilising this talent to the full, often receiving standing ovations for his razor-sharp wit.

His ability to do this, with rapier-like speed, has earned John the title ‘The World’s First Interactive Comedian’.

John is also very much in demand by people with knowledge and power; having performed for the Institute of Directors and at The Houses of Parliament. He has also performed for the Labour Party and at the Conservative Party Conference Dinner.

So impressed were the latter organisers that they immediately booked John’s services for the following year.

John has also appeared on numerous television shows, the latest being, ITV’s Today With Des & Mel Show.

When organising major events it is imperative that the Comedian / Compere / Host not only ‘delivers the goods’, but does so without offending his audience and it is here that John Martin’s ability is par excellence, be it After-Dinner Speaking; Corporate Hospitality; Sporting Functions; Company Events; Product Launches or Hosting Award Ceremonies.

 

John Scott

John Scott first stepped on stage as a stand up in May 1999 at the Stand comedy club. The promoters of the club were so impressed with his debut they asked him to participate in their Edinburgh festival Fringe show Stand up Scotland and two months later he found himself participating in the first of his six Edinburgh runs.

It was shortly after his final fringe that John decided to move to England and pursue a full time career as a stand-up comic. Just prior to departing he managed to win the Scottish segment of The Spike Milligan Award for new talent.

Within a year of arriving he was hosting and headlining many of the established clubs on the British circuit. Outside of the UK he has worked in many parts of Europe and as far afield as the Middle East and Australia.

More recently John was chosen from over 200 applicants to participate in the BBC’s Jesting About project, a showcase for comedy writers and performers from the North East. The radio sketch show he was involved in is at this moment being considered for a BBC radio 4 slot.

Outside awards and fringe runs as a comic John has hosted shows for such established names as Ross Noble, Michael Mcintyre, Reginald D Hunter and many more.

He also works extensively on the corporate circuit and has appeared alongside such names as Jack Charlton, Peter Shilton, Nick Leeson (Rouge Trader) and again many more.

His TV and Radio work includes Radio Scotland’s Fred Macaulay show, BBC Radio Newcastle (Various) The Hour, Edinburgh Nights, The Rovers Pub Quiz and Late Nite.

As a writer he has contributed to Top 50 Greatest Scots, The Live Floorshow and has recently been asked to contribute to a new comedy show for BBC radio Newcastle.

 

John Stiles

Born in Manchester in 1964, John Stiles was a professional footballer, including five years at Leeds United. John will always be known however as a son of Nobby. His father is World Cup Winning hero Nobby Stiles.

After finishing his playing career on a high with Doncaster Rovers John then went into the football agency industry, including working for the same Management Company that looked after the Spice Girls.

He then started working as an ‘After Dinner’ Speaker and Master of Ceremonies which then developed into him turning to the world of comedy where he has now established himslef as one of the most popular acts on the circuit. John also prides himself on the fact that his act is very original and funny with a great emphasis on voices and impressions which sets him apart. He is also proud to say that he can cater for mixed and men-only audiences.

If you are  having a function of any sort and want to be entertained in a hilarious and unique way, look no further. www.johnstiles.co.uk

 

Johnnie Casson

Johnnie Casson has become a legend amongst comedians the length and breadth of Britain and has found a popularity envied by many bigger name performers.

A unique style of delivery, some clever material and an exceptional warmth, this dynamic and genuinely funny Yorkshireman, with the ‘mixed-up metaphors’, has a very natural asset, ‘like-ability’, illustated within minutes of him commencing his original blend of comedy when smiles and titters soon turn into uncontrollable laughter.

As well as being a popular Cabaret Comedian, the demand for Johnnie’s services as an After Dinner entertainer are quite phenomenal, making him a leading name on the function market.

Proof of his popularity can be found in that wherever he has been booked to entertain demand soon finds him booked to return.

Johnnie is regarded by fellow professionals as one of the best comedians in the business.

From your first encounter with Johnnie Casson, you soon realise he not only tells funny stories, based on his situations in life, he is a genuine funnyman.

 

Josh Daniels

A charming, comedy natural, Josh Daniels guarantees laughs from the moment he walks on stage, to long after the lights go out. It all started by making friends and family laugh after changing the lyrics to songs, (he’s been doing it since he was given his first guitar as a 12 year old), and is what led Josh on the road to what is now a very successful comedy career.

 

Josh was intent on becoming a professional musician and songwriter but found his sense of humour increasingly taking centre stage. Three years ago, when a newspaper review described him as a “comedian”, Josh decided it was time to take comedy seriously and  started writing and performing his own unique brand of stand-up comedy.

 

Whilst on holiday in the Canary Islands, Josh was invited on stage by a resident rock band to sing and play guitar.  Josh could have ‘played it safe’ but instead decided to take a risk and perform his own material. The audience loved it -and so did the management who persuaded him to stay on.

 

Equipped with a wealth of his own tried and tested material, and the ability to think fast on his feet in front of a variety of audiences, (crafted through literally hundreds of live performances), Josh returned to establish himself in the UK by entering various comedy competitions – eventually leading to him being accepted by the Jongleurs comedy circuit and also invited to perform at the famous “Comedy Store”.  His determination found him travelling the U.K generating belly laughs at almost every comedy club in the land, and causing ‘jaw-dropping’ reactions’ from promoters who now book him on a regular basis.

 

It was soon discovered that Josh’s style & material was not only very much admired in the comedy clubs, but equally in the corporate and after dinner market. Corporate performances and motivational speeches truly make Josh shine.  It’s obvious how much research goes into each individual show – guaranteeing that it will be both funny and tailor-made for each company or organisation.  Even senior members of the public sector are able to sit back, relax and enjoy Josh with the confidence that whilst he likes to push the comedy boundaries, nobody will be offended.

 

When speaking to Josh, he has his own theories on what is funny.  He has proven on many occasions that audiences deserve more than just ‘pub jokes’ and even the smartest of comedians find it impossible to steal his hilarious true stories.  Promoters, agents and audiences alike find it difficult to describe his act. It’s only because of the positive feed back and rave reviews throughout the country, that comedy bookers consider Josh Daniels, ‘a breath of fresh air’.

 

Be it a comedy club, an after dinner function (where Josh has become a firm favourite), a holiday centre, a cruise ship or a corporate event, Josh can adapt his material to accommodate a wide range of venues from a small room to a sell out theatre.

 

Keith O’Keefe

Keith O’Keefe has now established himself as one of the top after-dinner speakers in the country. His irreverent style of humour is appreciated not only by clients and their guests, but has gained him enormous respect among some of the biggest names in the world of entertainment.

A family man based in Hertfordshire, Keith spends much of the year travelling extensively throughout Britain and Europe.
His enormous love of sport, particularly golf and football, has made him many friends in the sporting world. This love also adds many miles of travel as Keith spends much of the summer playing in and entertaining at many corporate and charity golf events, plus entertaining at all types of sporting functions and award ceremonies.
Royalty have also enjoyed the talents and humour of Keith on several occasions.
The O’Keefe sense of humour has been enjoyed and used by many businesses and professional bodies, often leading to repeat bookings at frequent intervals, which is helped by the regularity with which his material is changed and kept up to date.
Added to this is the bonus that Keith is a man who enjoys what he does immensely, and it shows. He has often stated that he would not swap jobs with anybody.
If you or your company or club is looking for the best after-dinner entertainment, your search is over with Keith O’Keefe.
 

Lea Roberts

When comedian Lea was elected by the viewers of the TV series “Stand Up Britain” as outright winner, comedy had a new star. Lea had however been working as a stand up comedian for many years but finally got his big break when he scooped the title, trophy and a 1st prize of £7000 on the live final screened by ITV1 in October 2002. Lea was up against 6 other comedians from the 144 who started in the competition, and winning the final with 75% of the total vote, including first place in London, North West, and Yorkshire regions.
With a sporting background (following retirement from professional rugby league (playing for Halifax RLFC), he still coaches a local rugby club) Lea is a well known face on the after dinner circuit in and around the North of England, and has worked with numerous sporting celebrities, and following his success on Stand Up Britain is now beginning to carve out a career further a field.
Lea’s comedy is traditional Northern humour, but with a more modern approach; Lea was runner up in the Cup A Soup Comedy challenge in 2000, where the heats were held in various Yates’s Lodges across the country, before finally playing at the Comedy Club in London, proving his adaptability. 2004 sees him appear on the ITV variety show “That’s Entertainment” with a host of other well known entertainers.

One of the few comedians able to work in both “mainstream” and “alternative” environments. Offering a traditional stand up act, Lea appeals to audiences young and old, with an adult, yet inoffensive and clean speech.

Lea recently accepted his first cruise for P & O and has proved his versatility for this market.

Whether it is an Institute dinner, Company function, Sporting occasion or simply a private event, you can be assured that Lea is the ideal choice for your event.

 

Lee Lard

Lee Lard is still being voted the most popular comedy tribute act in the UK!  Lee’s outstanding tribute to Bolton’s funny man Peter Kay has now been enjoyed by thousands of fans throughout the UK and abroad.

From Corporate Events to Weddings, Hotels to Theatres, Lee Lard’s Peter Kay Tribute Show is as popular now as ever and continues to ‘sell out’ wherever he goes.

Delivering his own hilarious ‘Peter Kay’ style of stand-up comedy, Lee appeals to audiences of all ages.  Well known catch phrases such as ‘Garlic Bread’ and Cheese Cake’ obviously make an appearance during the show, as does ‘Brian Potter’ from ‘Phoenix Nights’ and ‘Max’ from ‘Max and Paddy’s Road to Nowhere’.  Yes….complete with wheelchair and attitude, Lee brings the popular Brian Potter character to the stage where no-one escapes his sharp tongue and quick wit!!

Lee is also performing his very own ‘show stopping’ version of ‘The Winners Song’ as ‘Britain’s Got The Pop Factor’s’ own superstar, Geraldine McQueen. This is a grand finale with a twist definitely not to be missed!!

Complete with stage banners, backdrop, costume changes and props, it is guaranteed to satisfy even the most avid of Peter Kay fans.

 

Lennie Anderson

 

Lester Crabtree

Lester Crabtree is an outstanding young comedian with his own unique , cheeky, yet attacking style.

Lester has undoubtedly emerged as one of the most sought after comedians on the UK comedy & after dinner circuit today.

Lester has had numerous TV and Radio Appearances including Ant and Decs Saturday Night Take Away and ITV’S Out From The Crowd.

The Finest Quality of this Comedian is that he has worked in just about every imaginable venue including Blackpool’s Central Pier , Blackpool Tower. Bernard Mannings Embassy Club , Liverpool FC, Jollies Theatre in Stoke.

Lester is a very versatile comedian and is at ease whether performing to a mixed audience, Men only or even Ladies nights and recently was asked to perform along side Joe Longthorne.

Lester has also appeared along side the likes of Bernard Manning, The Merseybeats, Jimmy Greaves, Tommy Docherty, John Parrot and Perrier Award Winner Daniel Kitson from Peter Kay Phoenix Nights to name a few.

Visit his website: http://www.lestercrabtree.co.uk/

 

Martin Gold

Martin’s natural ability to make people laugh quickly guaranteed his progression into stand up comedy – soon becoming a huge hit with theatre audiences throughout the country.

As a comedian, Martin has shared top billing in four sell-out summer shows on the island of Jersey, and has since gone on to star alongside such legends as Gene Pitney, Tammy Wynette, Ken Dodd, Les Dawson to name but a few.

His talent was subsequently recognised by the Variety Club when they named him “Comedian Of The Year” 2 years running.

Today, Martin still enjoys working cabaret, and is always a sought after choice on the entertainment circuit. He is constantly in demand from many cruise lines, including P & O, Airtours and many other well known holiday companies where his clean, immaculately presented comedy is appreciated by all.

One of the most versatile entertainers today, Martin is perhaps best known for his performances from the top table. His ability to deliver a corporate speech to a corporate audience without a trace of smut or bad language makes him without doubt one of the most popular after dinner speakers in the country.

Martin has also proved a big hit on the “Sportsman’s Dinner” circuit, and regularly works alongside such sporting legends as Fred Trueman, Jack Charlton, Jimmy Greaves, Bill Beaumont and John Conteh.

 

Max Pressure

Max has built a great reputation with his cheeky quick fire humour and visually exciting style.

He has a superb talent for making people laugh and dishing out the feel good factor.

He is a fantastic comic who has worked as a warm up artiste on many popular TV Shows.

Max is a tried and tested comedy professional, who can tailor his performance to fit his audience.

 

Mick Martin

Mick started on the comedy scene by chance back in 1993, compering for established comedy performers. By 1995 Mick was becoming established as a stand up comedian in his own right.

From there, his popularity and demand has grown and over the last few years his talent has been recognised and used by some of the leading adult entertainment groups, making regular guest appearances with the adult channel and the Sunday Sport Road Shows.
Following regular appearances at Round Table, Rotary and British Lion functions, the Lions invited him to Tenerife to entertain them and compere the annual auction. Mick helped to raise £9000 for the charity.
His act has been tailored to compliment sporting personalities, having worked alongside Jimmy Greaves, Jack Charlton, Frank Worthington plus many more sporting legends.
In a relatively short time, Mick has firmly established himself as a performer of the highest calibre. A Midlands man with a countrywide appeal!
 

Mick Monroe

International comedian pretty much sums up the career of Mick Monroe. Originating from Middlesborough, Mick started out life as a professional drummer at one of the local clubs – working, for many years alongside top vocal and comedy entertainers, and eventually building up his own act, which he finally took to the stage in 1991.

Mick has since entertained most nationalities across the globe, including a number of cruises ships and holiday hotels, but more recently has come into his own working the Armed Forces circuit, alongside Jim Davison, Bobby Davro, and other star names.

Since 2000, Mick has worked in Sierra Leone, The Falklands, Bosnia, Kosovo and Dubai. More locally, he works regularly in cabaret and military functions, as well as television warm-ups, and local radio. Indeed, on a live transmission to British military bases around the globe, Mick was not only heard in the UK, but also in Europe.

One of the few comedians able to handle boxing events, Mick learnt his trade performing at stag shows in the North East and local oil rigs.

He now does the After Dinner Circuit, but can use his background to fall back on if anything gets out of hand.

 

Mike Cassidy

Mike Cassidy is a very experienced and established Comedian on the After Dinner, Corporate & Cabaret scene with an impeccable repertoire of top class entertainment.

Mike is a very funny comedian, his act full of topical one liners, comic observations and off the cuff remarks, which alone bring roars of laughter from the audience, but that’s not all, he also incorporates the skills of the con-artist and pickpocket in some clever mischief, with members of the audience which never fails to have a huge impact!

Mike is a very versatile performer and will skilfully handle clients requirements including being a MC / Compere, Charity Auctioneer and performing Close Up magic.

 

Mike Farrell (Represented By Our Agency)

Mike Farrell rates among the top after dinner comedians on the circuit.

Highly regarded and respected within the business, he is a true professional at all times, and known for his ability to perform to either all male or mixed audiences. There are no props, no gimmicks, just excellent material and the professionalism to put it across.

He is an ideal comedian for sporting dinners where he has worked successfully alongside all the top speakers and the famous names, which has meant he has become a personal favourite for many of them.

The list is endless but includes:

Sir Geoff Hurst, Kevin Keegan, Ian Rush, Bryan Robson, Paul Merson, Ray Parlour, Lee Sharpe, Matthew Le Tissier, Jimmy Greaves, Gordon Banks OBE, Sir Ian Botham, Alec Stewart OBE, Graham Gooch, Phil Tufnell, Phil Bennett OBE, Ben Kay MBE, Martin Bayfield, Willie John McBride MBE, Frank Bruno OBE, Barry McGuigan MBE, John Parrott MBE and many more.

Mike is also asked on a regular basis by current sporting personalities to be the guest comedian at their testimonial and benefit dinners.

He is always very much in demand for company golf day dinners, where many companies have been so impressed they book him again the following year.

He is also popular at golf clubs for captains dinners, charity dinners and cabaret evenings.

He is perfect for Rotary and Round Table dinners and is booked in all area’s of the country for these type of events, in particular because he can tailor his material to suit the audience and bring a personal touch with his performance.

Having entertained the Institute of Directors and many individual companies at their annual dinners, he is also an ideal choice for corporate events.

Mike Farrell “The Yorkshire Comedian”, an entertainer with a proven track record on the after dinner circuit.

www.mikefarrell.co.uk

 

Mike King

Mike King, A former part-time professional Footballer with Preston North end in the days of Tom Finney, who joined the Police and spent ten years based in Manchester, becoming a Motor Cycle Instructor in the force.

He broke both arms and wrists in a horrible motor accident and was advised by his Doctor to play the Drums for physiotherapy.

He went on to become a drummer with a local show band and into the world of Entertainment.

Then after a spell as Public Relations executive with Colne Dynames Football Club, Untill their collapse, he decided to concentrate solely on entertaining.

He developed his comedy talent with a unique style of his own that included hilarious stories told in numerous accents.

This has made him one of the most requested and re-booked comedians on the After Dinner Circuit.

Mike “KINGY No.1” King

 

Mike Lancaster

Mike Lancaster is known for constantly re-inventing and updating his material so that heenables himself to stay at the forefront of comedy, and successfully compete with exponents of alternate stand-up.

As well as his live performance work, Mike has appeared very regularly on television, in such shows as ‘Bobby Davro’s TV Weekly’, ‘Summertime Special’ and ‘Sunday Night at the London Palladium’.

Mike has been equally busy on the corporate circuit, performing at After Dinner Functions, Promotional Events and Product Launches.

In fact, Mike is comfortable in any situation, and is well known for doing an excellent job with the minimal amount of fuss.

 

Nicky Newsome

Nicky began his show-business career as a front-man in Rock & Pop bands on the club and pub scene with such names as ‘The Jet Blacks’, ‘The Renegades’, ‘The Atlantics’, ‘The Vortex’ and ‘Common Bond’ to name a few.

Embarking on a solo career, Nicky soon had a strong reputation as a strong reputation as a polished comedian on the club circuit and is now rated as one of ‘The Best in the Business’ achieving the acolade of nine clubland awards in a seven year period.

TV appearances include Compere of BBC2’s ‘Pints and Puchini’ and recently starring on the Sky TV show ‘The New Comedians’ shown throughout Europe, and is now on it’s fourth repeat series.

Nicky also has strong vocal talents and one of his great loves is songwriting. He is also owner of Shellbell Publishing, with an album release of his own, several tracks of which are used by other well-known entertainers.

His composition ‘When a were a lad’ has been recorded by Ther Houghton Weavers, in the UK, and by Barnbrack in Ireland. The song is also part of Tom O’Connor’s show.

Another of Nicky’s past activities has been organising Celebrity Golf Days and Concerts for the benefit of Cancer Charities, and the organisation ‘Clubland against Cancer’ was founded by Nicky himself.

Nicky has spoken and performed on the After Dinner Comedy Circuit at hundreds of sporting and celebration dinners, and has worked successfully alongside most of the star recognised speaking sportsmen on the After Dinner Circuit in the United Kingdom.

 

Norman Prince

Norman Prince has been involved in the ‘World of Entertainment’ for over 40 years!

After leaving the hugely popular Houghton Weavers Folk Group, of which he was the Leader and front man for 24 years, he has spent the past 14 years as a Comedian, Compere, Radio Presenter, Singer/Musician and general all-round entertainer and is now established as a regular Guest Comedian for the P&O Cruise Line, entertaining passengers from Bolton to Boston, from Queensland to Quebec, and all points in between!

Norman has been the cornerstone for hundreds of successful dinners and evening events, spanning a massive range of venues and occasions. Equally at home either as Compere or Speaker, Norman’s unique skills and sense of humour are guaranteed to bring a flare and polish to any event.

He is acknowledged by many of his peers as the ‘King of Comperes’ and his natural personality and good humour have also made him a ‘must’ for auctioneering at fund-raising events – he may not be able to get blood out of a stone but he can certainly smooth it down, change its colour, and get a lot better price for it!

He has worked as Host/MC raising money for Wigan and Leigh Hospice, Bolton Hospice, and Springhill Hospice, Rochdale, of which he has been a Patron for 15 years, and he was the main auctioneer responsible for raising a record-breaking £65,000 for the Bury Hospice Chrystal Fundraising Ball in 2008.

 

Ollie Spencer

The new century has been a great time for Ollie as he has won not just one but three comedy awards adding to his long lists of acheivements in the world of comedy.

Ollie has built a solid reputation as a relaible funny man who always gives 100%. His off stage manner  makes him great company in a social situation.

His T.V. Credits lnclude 7 consecutive appearances on Granada T.V’s original “The Comedians”. Scottish T.V’s “Patter Merchants”. South West T. V.’s “15/40 Show’ with Nick Owen.

In his Rock ‘n’ roll days Ollie was the drummer with cult band The Idle Race that also featured Jeff Lynne of ELO fame.

At this time Ollie was known as Roger Spencer and Ollie was a nickname that has stayed with him. He has remained firm friends with Jeff Lynne.

In his career Ollie has done so many varied things inclucling Rock On’ Roll bands. Working with many major bands ie. The Beatles, The Who, Fleetwood Mac, Moody Blues. and of course ELO, in 1980 Ollie left the music scene and his solo career took him into TV working as a -warm-up man on Tiswas & The Premiership, ‘The Eamon Holmes Sports Programme’ and on shows featuring Jimmy Cricket, Gary Wilmot.

Ollie has become a very popular After Dinner Comedian, with his easy delivery of both observational and topical material.

His scrapbooks are full of many memories of some of his fellow speakers from Jonah Loma to Jack Charlton, Best to Law, Bayfield to cowdroy, Willy John McBride to The Honourable Dennis Howell plus many many more.

 

Paul Boardman (Represented By Our Agency)

Paul is a stand -up comedian/speaker, writing and performing his material and with a sharp line in observational comedy.
He is a regular on the ‘Jongleurs’ comedy circuit, and the corporate scene working for the top brand clients in the country such as Sony, Vodaphone, British Airways, British Telecom, Manchester United, American Airlines, Hilton, and Insurance Institute.
He is equally at home on the Sporting Dinner circuit building a fine reputation working with all the big names including George Best, Jack Charlton, Dennis Law, Martin Bayfield, Sir Geoff Hurst, Geoffrey Boycott, Gareth Chilcott, Barry Mcguigan, John Conteh, Geoff Miller, and many others.Paul recently was asked to be top table speaker at the prestigious ‘Annual Variety Club Stag Dinner’ at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London hosted by Jimmy Tarbuck and Bruce Forsyth, and was very well received indeed.

He played all the major arenas in every major city in the UK as part of the Michael Buble Tour from Dublin, Glasgow, Newcastle, Nottingham, Cardiff including a storming show at Manchester’s MEN arena in front of over 9,000 people. The tour also took in a 3 night run at London’s Hammersmith Apollo to great success.He is versatile and can adapt to all audiences and his favourite experience to date was working to US and British troops in war-torn Bosnia as part of a 10 date comedy tour.

Paul has plenty of television experience performing on ‘Friday Night Live’ and also working as a free-lance presenter on Sky Sports for past 8 years, where he has hosted ‘Goals on Sunday’ with Chris Kamara for an entire season, and also ‘Football First’ Sky Sports’ Saturday night equivalent of’ ‘Match of the Day’.

 

Pete Emmett

Pete is a very funny and competent Master of Ceremonies. Extremely

professional in his approach, he is instantly likeable and has a great

rapport with his audience thanks to his dry sense of humour and witty

‘off the cuff’ remarks which are delivered in a unique but

non-offensive manner.

 

One of the hardest working compere’s on the circuit, he will personalise

his act to suit the function. Be it a sports dinner, corporate event or

charity function, he will make the night run smoothly and also excel in

raising funds through auctions, games and wacky ideas.

 

Pete has worked alongside many of the ‘big names’ on the circuit and

some of the friendships he has formed with the nation’s most prominent

sportsmen are testament to his personality.

 

Pete has an excellent sporting knowledge having worked in sports

journalism for a number of years. This knowledge has led to him hosting

major sporting events where his interviewing style guarantees

intriguing questions and plenty of humorous banter.

 

He is an ideal person for sportsmen’s dinners, benefit dinners,

testimonials or events to recognise sporting achievements.

 

He is also an excellent comedian able to work to either a mixed audience at a cabaret evening or an all male audience at a sporting dinner or golf day dinner.

 

Phil Walker

Comedy Clubs to corporate events award winning Phil is the comedian for all occasions. Phil`s act has taken him to some weird & wonderful places, from a scout hut in Unst in the Shetland Isles to a portacabin on mount Alice in the Falkland Islands, basically he`ll go anywhere for a laugh! He even once performed in a theater in Sarajevo to an audience of wartime soldiers on standby to which he describes, “I`ve played to some tough crowds in my time but they where never armed to the teeth with machine guns before, thank God they liked me!

His act has become a firm favorite with the armed forces & has seen him touring places as far afield as The Falkland Islands, Kosovo, Kuwait, Bosnia & Germany, appearing with such megastars as eighties icons Tony Hadley & Bucks Fizz!

Phil started his career on the tough holiday park circuit working for the likes of Butlins & Pontins & abroad for Airtours & Thomson. He then went on to tour as support act for the likes of Superstar singer Michael Ball & legendary Welshman Max Boyce.

In the last couple of years Phil has turned his attentions to the Comedy Club scene & has made several successful appearances at The Comedy Store where he was recently voted City Life Comedian of the year, Previous winners include Peter Kay & Steve Coogan. As well as regular gigs at the Comedy Store he can be seen at most of the leading Comedy clubs throughout the country including:Jongleurs,The Glee, The Buzz, The Frog and Bucket & Rawhide.

Phil`s television credits to date include, Granada TV`s The Comedians ,Talking telephone numbers, Live at Jongleurs, The Big Stage, & more recently Today with Des & Mel where he has since been asked back to appear three times!

As well as performing his standup Phil also works as a voice over artiste. After being approached at a recent gig by a producer from the legendary Cosgrove Hall Films who was impressed with his talents for mimicry he was asked to work for them on their new cartoon series The Oddkinsons in conjunction with Manchester United football team! of whom Phil is a life long fan & season ticket holder.

Phil has also appeared in Pantomime after being asked by Stageworks world wide productions to star as Buttons in Cinderella on Ice at King Georges Hall, Blackburn.He has since appeared in several productions including Jack & the Beanstalk,Dick Whittington,Aladdin & Sleeping beauty.His association with Stageworks continued this year when he performed as host of Mystique at Blackpool Pleasure beach.

His great act, along with his warm personality charm (& great looks!) has made Phil one of the most sought after comics around today.

 

Rod Woodward

The judges, stars, audiences and newspapers alike love this young and fast-rising comedian. He has won the “Encore Comedian Of The Year” in London. He has recently been on Sky’s new series of The Comedians.

His exceptional delivery and material have attracted the praise of some of the business’ most respected names and critics. Tipped for great things, Rod prides himself on the original and topical content of his performances.

Rod’s professionalism goes before him – literally. He always tries to be a step ahead by planning each individual performance to suit the occasion, therefore bringing a unique personal touch to his speeches.

Rod is also one of the most versatile comedians, and is equally at home with professional, round-table and business audiences as he is in a cabaret environment, a theatre, a comedy club or even a students’ union.

Media credits include:

Wrote and performed in his own Radio Wales Comedy series, “Doing It For A Laugh” – 3 Series.

Wrote and presented the ten-part series, “A Bit Off The Fringe” for BBC2 Wales.

Appeared as the subject of the BBC documentary, “Am I Talking To You”, which followed Rod on his journey to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

 

Roy Walker

Roy Walker, well known to TV viewers through the ITV game show, Catchphrase, has emerged as one of the driest comedians in Britain today.

His lugubrious style of humour his dead-pan expression and his approach to entertaining  have paid handsome dividends. His casual line in patter has endeared him to audiences all over the country.

Following a short spell working as a partner to comedian James Young, Roy was summoned for national service and joined the army. He spent the next seven years in uniform yet still found time to entertain regularly. When he eventually left the service his sights were firmly set on a career in showbusiness.

It was make or break time for the Belfast comedian and at first the going was extremely tough as he tried to establish a name for himself in comedy. To supplement his income during the day, while he toured the clubs at night, Roy took any job he could find, and in rapid succession, he became a baker, a postman, milkman, Physical Training Instructor, a clerk, bingo caller…..and even washed dishes.
However, he was slowly building a reputation as a comedian, emerging as a very funny man in his own right and a firm favourite in clubland.
In 1977, Roy broke through to success and national prominence when he recorded the highest marks ever given to a comedian on television’s New Faces. It was the start of a television career that has blossomed ever since and has seem him starring on all the major TV variety shows. He also headlined such series as The Comedians and his own show, Licensed For Singing And Dancing.
Pantomimes, have also played a big part in his career and he has consolidated his success with Christmas seasons at the Southport Theatre.
Roy recently appeared in Channel 4’s hit TV series Phoenix Nights and presented a six part comedy series for BBC Radio, Northern Ireland.
He continues to headline concert, theatre and cabaret engagements throughout Britain and overseas.
 

Rudi West (Represented By Our Agency)

Multi-award winning comedian Rudi West; his experiences in comedy have taken in T.V. appearances on “New Faces” “The Next Step” and “Summertime Special” in the eighties, his own half hour T.V. special “Stand and Deliver” in the nineties. And in 2004 he appeared on TV’s “That’s Entertainment”. During this time he also performed countless live shows around the U.K. and abroad.

 

His ability to tailor his material to a given audience ensured he moved effortlessly into performing on cruise ships, at corporate events and on the after dinner circuit.

 

He has now become a popular and constantly re booked performer for golf club dinners, masonic, round table and rotary club evenings, cabaret evenings and also all types of sporting dinners.

 

His original brand of humour blends the observational and the topical, seamlessly into an evening of hilarious entertainment.

 

Sean Percival

Sean Percival is a standup comedian from Dudley of which he says “It’s a lovely place to come from but bloody horrible to go back to”. Dudley is, of course, also the home town of Lenny Henry and while Sean admits to being jealous of Lenny’s INCREDIBLY SUCCESSFUL TV career, he’s glad he never had to sleep with Dawn French.

Sean has never been a REGULAR PANELIST on HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU neither has he appeared on MOCK THE WEEK, but he did recently spend two years writing and performing on Capital FMs drive time radio show in Birmingham. Although the show was never NOMINATED FOR A SONY AWARD it did receive a RECORD AMOUNT of complaints.

Sean enjoys moaning and feeling sorry for himself and dislikes reading misleading biogs with made up quotes in them.

If you want to find out how FUNNY Sean is go and see him live. He performs regularly at all major UK comedy venues.

Sean’s brand of comedy steers clear of the surreal and confronts realism in an explosively funny way. Hailing from the Black Country, Sean is an ex-welder from Dudley (“It’s a lovely place to come from but bloody horrible to go back to”) whose act is down to earth but bang up to date with its upfront attitude.

A festival favourite, he has performed at the Edinburgh, Glastonbury and Reading Festivals, and as an established headliner he plays regularly at all major comedy clubs around the UK.

Sean is also a popular and regular booking for the armed forces entertainment services, both in the UK and at bases abroad.

radio credits – comedy

In demand as a script writer, Sean has worked for the Capital Radio group and spent two years writing and performing on Capital fm’s drive time radio show in Birmingham and for Heart fm. He also provided the voice for “Black Country Bob” on both those shows fronted by Talk Radio’s host and impressionist Ian Danter.

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Sean’s comedy is the comedy of honesty. His act is the working man’s revenge on the safe, middle-class, politically correct humour that has dominated comedy. Sean’s humour is not surreal, it’s not wacky, it’s just bloody funny. This is not smile humour, this is bust your gut rubber underpants stuff“ (Joan Serone Bungalow, What’s On)

…the big gold star of the show must be the long-haired man from Dudley. He came. He spoke. He had us curled up begging for more …” (Evening Mail TV)

 

Sean Styles

To anyone visiting Liverpool for the first time, evidence of the’ wicked’ sense of humour of the inhabitants of this mort vibrant of citys, is immedietaly evident, the city seems full of people always ready with a witty retort and the ability to make the most of any opportunity that comes their way to demonstrate their natural wit.

There has always been an affinity between sportsmen and entertainers perticularly comedians. The great football clubs of Liverpool and Everton over the years heve been likened to Schools of Science, If that is the case the clubs and theatres of the’ Pool ‘ can surely be classed as the University Campus of Comedy. For sure many comedy greats have graduated with honours from this background.

Some of its most famous graduates such as Ted Ray – Arthur Askey – Jimmy Tarbuck and perheps the greatest of them all the, ‘Don’ of comedy the unique Ken Dodd have over the years, all, become national comedy icons.

On the Corporate and sporting after dinner entertainment sceen, fast earning the right to attend shoulder to shoulder with these greats of comedy and join the list of comedy greats who took their first faltering strokes in the’Pool’ into tha world of comedy, is the vary telented and very, very funny Sean Styles.

It is easy for those who represent them to write glowing testimonials about any entertainer, but at the end of the day it is the endorsement of those who pick up the ‘tab’ which carries the most weight and credibility.

The best testimony to Sean Styles’ talent to make people laugh, and leave them laughing, at all levels of society right across the country, and his ever increasing popularlty, are the events he has appeared at , the companies he has appeared for, and the ‘names’, he has shared the top table with over the pest few years.

 

Sid Dennis (Represented By Our Agency)

Growing up in the family concern of scrap metal which had been established by his grandfather in 1884, Sid entered adulthood with an already well seasoned exceptional business sense and an astute ability to pick up on the humour in even the most mundane affairs of trade.

Sid’s capacity to relate these events in full glorious technicolour to anyone willing to listen led the way onto the after dinner circuit. Always inventive in the way he tells his tales, titilating the imagination and injecting life into all he recalls, the engagement of the specialised and professional skills of SID DENNIS will contribute tremendously towards a successful and enjoyable evening.

Website – http://www.siddennis.co.uk

 

Simon Evans

As a stand up comedian, Simon is a veteran of sell out shows not just at the Edinburgh festival but also Montreal’s Just for Laughs and the Aspen International comedy festival.

Hugely popular both in comedy clubs and on the after-dinner and corporate circuit, Simon excels in routines that are adult in the best sense of the world, prompting reviewers to describe him as “Demonically dry” and “Sublime”.
He is if anything even more respected by his peers, being the writer of choice for Dara O’Briain, Sean Lock and Lee Mack among others, while he is a familiar voice on Radio Four, as a regular on The News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth and Armando Iannucci’s Charm Offensive among others, as well as having anchored and written seven series of news satire The Way It Is.
TV viewers may also have recently seen him labouring bravely in the face of ultimately overwhelming opposition as part of the Comedians team on University Challenge – The Professionals.
As well as the usual comedy clubs and festivals, Evans has, more than most comics of his generation, focused on making in-roads into the sports and fundraising after-dinner speaking circuit and corporate events.
He performs regularly for organisations such as the Variety Club and the Lord’s Taverners and bookers such as JLA, David Trick and Roger de Courcey.
His style of comedy, his ability to perform an entirely clean set without compromising on the laughs and his relative maturity and reference points have made him a great hit with audiences perhaps used to hearing the same old jokes from some of the more “mainstream” style of comedians.
 

Stan Boardman

In 1976 he made his television debut on Hughie Green’s Opportunity Knocks which lead to his first presenting job as host of ITV’s children’s programme Runaround.

ITV’s The Comedians followed and Stan became a household name. With his comedy and presenting skills, he was never off our screens, hosting, The Video Entertainers, The Railway Carriage Game, The Fame Game, Success with Stan.

Other television appearances include, Des O’Connor Tonight (Stan and The Fokkers! Made Headline News!) Live at Her Majesty’s, Entertainment Express, Mike Reid’s Mates and Music, Russell Harty, A Question of Entertainment, Give Us A Clue, Celebrity Squares and Blankety Blank

Stan’s approachable, down to earth manner has made him a favourite with the public for over 25 years and has recently been a guest on Des O’Connor Tonight, Can’t Cook Won’t Cook, The Big Breakfast, GMTV, Jumpers for Goalposts, A Question of Sport and has even received the big red book on, This is Your Life.

The versatility of Stan’s performance has paved the way for, pantomimes, summer seasons, concerts and cabarets at venues up and down the country. His talent has also extended into acting and has recently made his big screen debut in the British Movie “Going off Big Time”

His hobbies include Gardening and Golf and is a regular player on the Charity Golf Circuit, contributing to a number of charities including, The Roy Castle Foundation, Variety Club of Great Britain, The Sam Appeal, Alderhey Children’s Hospital, Clare House and many more.

 

Steve Womack

Steve Womack has long been established as one of the country’s finest comedy entertainers, the bulk of his work being in the corporate market.

His work has taken him all around the world and back again stopping off in France, Germany, Italy, Sicily, Greece, Rhodes, Corfu, Belgium, Spain, Tenerife, Holland Norway, Sweden, Jersey, Guernsey, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand,South Africa, Dubai, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Oman, The Lebannon, Kzakhstanm, The Carribean and of course every corner of the British Mainland.
His humour sharp, fresh and – without being the slightest bit bland – unlikely to offend.
“In summing up its fair to say that Steve Womack is unique. His ability to maintain equal credibility in both music and comedy is unrivalled. If you haven’t booked him already it’s time you booked him now.”
 

Tank Sherman

In the last few years, Tank has certainly pushed his way upwards and forwards in the comedy business and is one of the well known, well loved and well respected comics in the West Country.

Tank has always been a ‘joker’ and sacrificed his academic career for 12 years of honing his ability to make people laugh.

Leaving school, he took up a job with a company on a trading estate in Exeter, 3 years later joining BT – Post Office Telecommunications as it was then.

In 1980, whilst on a holiday in Weymouth, he entered the adult talent contest as a crazy looking soldier telling jokes and singing – and the Entertainments team told him they were going to announce him as the Sherman Tank as it would be funny. 10 seconds before going on stage, Graham, his real name, suggested they swap the names around – and so TANK SHERMAN was born!

Well, he won that contest, went on to the National Semi Finals – and got through to the finals. But Tank got disqualified because the time limit on stage was only 10 minutes. After making the audience roar and clap for over 25 minutes he was told that he was out – but he didn’t care. He had made over 600 people laugh ……………. Now to look for the next talent contest!

This came 6 months later when a friend entered him in to a Golf Club Talent Contest – AND ….well, he won it! And there were agents in the audience! And one of them started to work him and that’s how his career started.

He is now a firm favorite at holiday venues and clubs throughout the country. Tank works on the After Dinner Speaking circuit, supporting a host of stars and sports personalities, at private functions and at theatres.

Tank also loves cabaret, corporate, TV work, holiday centres, private clubs etc. and can be seen nationwide bringing his brand of humour to audiences that always shout for more.

Tank was seen on ITV in 2000 on the talent show GIVE YOUR MATE A BREAK – which he won!!

He has appeared as a guest comic on 5 of Jethro’s DVD’s and appeared on SKY TV in his show – TANK SHERMAN, A MAN AND HIS BAT. He also appeared on the series THE NEW VARIETY SHOW which is where he was spotted by talent scouts for a cruise line. That has led to working on the cruises and fly-backs to the  Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Television work has included SOCCERNIGHT where he appeared giving his comical view on the South West regions sporting events.

Tank headlined at the Babbacombe Theatre for 3 YEARS  – 2007—2009! And you should have been at the great Blackpool Showcase KEEPING IT LIVE,  where he tore the roof off the Horseshoe Cabaret Bar!!! He has also spent an extremely successful and busy 2011 in the UK and abroad, whilst also headlining in Eastbourne at The Royal Hippodrome Theatre in a fantastic variety show, STRICTLY COMEDY & DANCING.

And that is the story so far…….

Go on, pick up that phone , book him now for a night that you’ll never forget.

 

Tom O’Connor

Tom O’Connor is now a full time comedian, but used to live a double life, teacher by day, comedian by night.

His reputation spread throughout show business and soon became obvious that he would have to make a decision about his future career.  In 1974, Tom hung up his cap and gown for good to become a full time comedian.

Tom O’Connor has become a household name through the realms of television hosting his own shows. Not only that, Tom has carved a fine reputation for himself as a most accomplished quiz and game show host with no less than seven successful series to his credit.

Tom’s success, however, has not only been confined to television.  In cabaret he starred at every major nightspot in the country, and headlined his own successful summer season shows in the country’s top resorts.

His work has taken him to most English speaking countries including America where he featured at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in Manhattan.

Tom is in constant demand as an after dinner speaker and awards host for corporate functions both in this country and abroad and, as a result of his two best selling humorous golf books ‘From the Wood to the Tees’ and ‘One Flew Over the Club House’ he receives countless invitations to appear as the guest celebrity speaker at golf society functions both here and as far a field as Spain, Portugal and the Middle East.

 

Tom Pepper

Tom received accolades from all corners of the entertainment industry after his blistering appearance on ‘Live at her Majesty’s’ with Jimmy Tarbuck after which he was immediately booked for ‘Live form the Piccadilly’ with Tarby, Saturday Night at the Palladium and many more too numerous to mention.

Tom Pepper certainly lives up to his huge reputation. As a stand-up comedian he is the real deal.

Armed with the breadth of material required and the potential for a swing-shift in comedic styles, Tom always retains that hint of mischief in the delivery, which suggests that he could turn on the ‘adult stuff’ if he needed to, although of course he can have a variety of material that us clean and suitable for all audiences.

 

Tom Sutton

Tom Sutton has been a top professional entertainer for over 30 years and is one of the funniest After Dinner Speakers on the circuit. He is clean, witty and topical.

As a mark of his professionalism, he is a regular performer on many of the world’s top cruise liners, where as well as keeping the passengers entertained, his corporate work includes such big name clients as Guinness; Saatchi and Saatchi; British Gas; Royal Mail; Express Newspapers; IBM; Hewlett Packard; Dunlop; and the Mail on Sunday.

He has made many TV appearances – the most recent being a guest on the Des O’Connor chat show and the Gag Tag panel game as well as The Comedians and Celebrity Squares.

Following one of his TV shows, he was flown to Euro Disney in Paris to speak at an event for the TSB. Such was the success of this performance, that he was then asked to appear at Montreux for Abbey Life and Nice for ICI.

On two occasions, Lord Sterling, the head of P and O has flown him home from foreign parts to appear at functions for the charity Motability at London’s Grosvenor Hotel.

His ability to entertain sports audiences is endorsed by the number of top sporting venues he has spoken at including: Manchester Utd.; Coventry City; Wycombe Wanderers; Man. City; Everton; Liverpool FC; Lancashire CC; Wigan RLFC; the Anglo American Sporting Club, to name but a few.

You can see why Tom is in great demand on the after dinner circuit – his clean approach to humour means he is welcome anywhere.

 

Tony Jo (Represented By Our Agency)

Tony Jo is one of the most talented, versatile and funniest comedians in showbusiness.

Tony has worked in all aspects of his field and always to the highest standards. In 1997, 1999 and 2001 Tony was awarded the After Dinner Speaker of The Year Award. There is, nobody better more in demand than Tony Jo. He is one of the few after dinner speakers in the country who can adapt to any situation, all male, all female or mixed. For this reason he known on the circuit as “The Governor”.

Tony is equally at home whether it be Corporate Hospitality, Sporting functions, Company dinners, Product launches or hosting award ceremonies. He is also first class compere or Master of ceremonies.

As a regular on the after dinner ciruit, Tony has appeared with many of the sporting legends including: Sir Bobby Charlton, Sir Geoff Hurst, Gordon Banks OBE, Alan Ball MBE, Jack Charlton MBE, Nobby Stiles MBE, Martin Peters MBE, the late George Best, Dennis Law, Fred Trueman OBE, Ian Botham OBE, Graham Gooch OBE, Bill Beaumont OBE, Gareth Edwards MBE, Sir Henry Cooper, Barry McGuigan MBE to name but a few.

He has written material for many TV shows including: You’ve Been Framed, Stars in Your Eyes, Chain Letters, Crosswitts and Born Lucky. Tony also worked on the production team of A Question Of Sport for ten years. Television appearances have included Jim Davidson’s Generation Game, The Comedians (Four series) Live at Her Majesty’s and three Royal Command Shows and numerous appearances on local networks.

Tony Jo has toured with Dr. Hook for seven years and supported many big stars such as Ton Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck, Gebe Pitney, Dame Shirly Bassey and Vic Damone, appearing in major theatres all over the country, including the Royal Albert Hall, London Palladium, Wembley, NEC Arena, Bournemouth BIC and the MEN Arena.

Tony has worked on QE2 and Fred Olsen cruise liners, both as a member of the Grumbleweeds and also as a solo artiste. He has also worked on many major cruise ships as a solo entertainer.

With Tony Jo, you have one of the most sought after and reliable entertainers on the circuit, and most importantly someone who is very funny, in fact “A Comedy Genius!”

 

Tony Wallace

Tony’s one man show really does have something for everyone and has earned him numerous awards throughout the UK, including the Midlands, Yorkshire and Blackpool.

This cheeky faced entertainer easily pleases all age groups and, with his style of comedy being of the ‘clean and clever variety’, even family audiences find nothing offensive from this obliging and accommodating entertainer.

Firmly established and highly respected on the cabaret circuit, Tony’s experience in the corporate and theatre market is equally impressive. His sharp wit and hilarious, up to date anecdotes regarding the latest news stories and worldwide events have made him a popular and much requested choice for the corporate companies, sporting events and celebrity lunches throughout the UK and Overseas.

Tony has recently proved a huge success whilst performing as support entertainer for international recording artiste and ITV’s Loose Women presenter Jane McDonald at prestigious theatres throughout the UK.

Thomson Holidays, P & O Cruise Line, Fred Olsen Cruise Line, Airtours Holidays and Warner Holidays are just a few of the many national and international companies who have discovered the popularity of this supreme comedy, vocal talent. Whatever the event, Tony has them ‘rolling in the aisles’ with his ever changing subjects, props and ‘tongue in cheek’ observations.

Often described by The Stage Newspaper as being one of the country’s greatest and brightest comedy talents, Tony Wallace is a consummate professional and comedy genius!

 

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Venn Tracey

Venn is a well established stand up comedian who’s jokes and stories will have any audience aching with laughter.
From Sportsman’s dinners to club cabaret evenings Venn has all the experience required to tackle even the most difficult of venues.
Venn has been fortunate enought to work with a vast array of celebrities during his career and is held in very high esteem amongst his peers.

Very funny comedian from Manchester, an original from TV’s “The Comedians”.

Venn is well respected on the after dinner speaker circuit in the UK, due to his unique talent at turning everyday events into hilarious stories, which, combined with his amazing comedy talent, and an ability to adapt his material to suit any type of audience, makes Venn a winner every time he performs.

He is also heavily involved in theatre, radio and television these days.

Book him now and prepare to watch a real pro!

 

Vince Earl

Vince Earl is one of the original Merseyside Rockers. He started in the business when he was eleven years old and has been singing ever since.

He and his band, The Talismen were very much part of the sixties’ scene, performing at virtually every major venue in the UK whilst under the label of Oriole Records.

Eventually Vince joined Rory Storm and The Hurricanes to tour Germany and the continent. Their recording of America reached the charts and even made the number one slot in the state of Texas. In 1973, Vince formed The Vince Earl Attraction and became one of the top rated acts on the cabaret circuit.

His TV and radio credits are numerous and include Starburst, Entertainment Express, Live from, etc., and was a regular performer on Granada TV’s The Comedians. He has worked extensively abroad and is also a frequent cruise line entertainer.

Receiving wide acclaim for his acting skills, some of the productions portraying his talents include ‘Boys from the Blackstuff’ and the film ‘No Surrender’. He is currently known as Ron Dixon, one of the main characters in Channel 4’s critically acclaimed Brookside, where he has had more than his fair share of dramatic storylines, love and heartbreak.

With the best in comedy and music your whole evening is catered for.

 

Zak Stevens

Think daft, zany comedy, and think Zak Stevens. Freddie Starr, but for a lot less money!
Whatever the situation, Zak never fails to impress; in cabaret, the full show will suit most adult audiences, yet with only a trace of innuendo. For after dinner functions, his stand up routine will have you in stitches.

A keen golfer, Zak has been a massive hit on the celebrity golf tour, and is also a member of the Comedians’ Golfing Society. He is equally at home in both all male and mixed environments.

Zak entered show business as a member of the band “The Internationals,” and, following a stint with “Fashion Fever”, he progressed into comedy, forming the duo “Twins.” After a number of very successful years touring Europe and making a name for themselves over here, he finally made the decision to go solo.

More recently, he has secured another summer season working on the Butlins circuit, and has returned from Costa Del Sol in Spain, with an open invite to go back whenever he wants. He is also a regular on the Cruise Circuit.
 

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