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Since appearing on the comedy circuit in 2009, Chris has experienced a meteoric rise to the top. He has previously appeared on 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Show and Tell (E4), Comedy Rocks (ITV1) and Russell Howard's Good News (BBC3), and is soon to be seen on Celebrity Juice (ITV2), Argumental (Dave) and Richard Bacon's Beer and Pizza Club (ITV4).
Once again the very best of the UK comedy scene unite to bring you an amazing night of laughs to raise money for The Christie. The line-up includes award winning acts who have performed around the world.
Our previous acts have included stars of shows like Mock the Week, 8 out of 10 Cats, Royal Variety, Pheonix nights & Ideal, with this year's show full of even more surprises. These previous acts have included Sarah Millican, Gary Delaney, Justine Moorhouse, Phil Ellis, Smug Roberts, Barbara Nice, Mick Ferry' Jonathan Mayor, Daliso Chaponda, Seymour Mace, Phil Buckley & Slaughterhouse Live. Keep your eyes peeled for announcements on this year's line-up.
Best known as Don Danbury from BBC3's cult hit sitcom How Not To Live Your Life and Johnny Two Hats from The Mighty Boosh, Dan Clark is back at the Fringe with a show about love, death and crushing loneliness. Sounds like a barrel of laughs right? With his signature style of upbeat, occasionally rude but ultimately heartwarming comedy, this show will leave you feeling good about life.
2011 Winner Scottish Variety Awards - Best New Comedian.
One of Ireland's funniest comedians, who produces laughs like a magician produces rabbits from a hat. With a growing reputation as a stand-up around the world, including an appearance at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, he originally made a name for himself in Ireland with his contributions to the satirical panel show Don't Feed the Gondolas and then stepped into the mainstream limelight with the hit show It's A Family Affair.
The wonderfully innovative comedy mind behind Modern Life Is Goodish (Dave TV), Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure is back with a brand new live show that promises more of his unique blend of stand-up comedy and visual story-telling as Dave Gorman Gets Straight To The Point... (The PowerPoint). Yes. That's right. It's a PowerPoint presentation. We know what you're thinking. But don't worry... as this all-new show follows the phenomenal success of his critically-acclaimed UK Tour, Dave Gorman's Powerpoint Presentation, which included a sold-out 5-night run at London's Southbank Centre, we think you're in pretty safe (and funny) hands. You won't need to take notes and you almost certainly won't be tested on it later.
1998 Perrier Award Nominee. Irish comedian.
The science comedy phenomenon returns, and this time they're off the chart. Join acclaimed stand-up mathematician Matt Parker, experiments maestro Steve ?Danger' Mould and geek songstress Helen Arney for graph-a-minute fun on an unprecedented linear scale.
Alex Horne has gathered some of the UK's finest jazz musicians and mixed them with the most exciting comics in the country to create some unique and hilarious noises. It's jazz-infused comedy, late, live and loud - part improvised, part horned, part performance, part party. Horne can normally be found lurking behind a laptop on things like BBC4's We Need Answers but for this show he'll be wearing a suit and singing songs. His band usually tour with Madness (and Girls Aloud) but now they're riffing to the rhythm of comedy backed by some truly great comics. Much more than stand up, much more than music, this is the Horne Section. Premiering in Edinburgh in 2010, The Horne Section has since enjoyed sell-out runs at the Soho Theatre, Union Chapel and Lyric Theatre in the West End. The Horne Section has also played at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in Kilkenny and the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.
Iain Stirling - Iain Stirling is a stand-up comedian and BAFTA nominated presenter. He is known to many as the hosts popular quiz show The Dog Ate My Homework which has run for two successful series on CBBC. Carl Donnelly - In a bid to find himself, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Carl Donnelly spent last year travelling around India following the end of a relationship. Sit back and enjoy an hour of storytelling in which Carl he will recount his recent ludicrous antics including drinking suspect tea, Veganism and body art.
Joe is a hugely talented up-and-coming comedian with an unaffected, relaxed and effortless stage presence. An appealing, engaging and natural performer, have led him to progress rapidly since his first gig at the Comedy Store in Manchester in February 2008.
He's come a long way since winning the City Life Comedian of the Year and is now established as one of the hottest and most exciting names on the comedy circuit.
See his brand new show as the countdown to Election 2015 starts here. As seen on Channel 4's three-part comedy series 'Jon Richard Grows up', 'Have I Got News For You' and '8 out of 10 Cats'.
Milton Jones is renowned for his string of surreal and unusual one-liners. On stage, hair gelled in 360 different directions, clothes half-spaceman, half '70s Bhs, he was Perrier Finalist of 1997 and Best Newcomer in 1996. His delivery is part weirdo, part childish, part punch drunk.
Stand-up and ventriloquist. Winner of British Comedy Award for Best Female (2013).
Audiences can expect An Evening With Noel Fielding to contain a magical mix of Noel's unique brand of stand-up comedy, live animation and music, as well as some of his best-known TV characters, such as The Moon and Fantasy Man.
One of the country's best-loved and most popular comedians, and the star of ITV's Take Me Out.
"Amongst many other things, I'll be sharing several stories about becoming a first time Dad and parenthood."
Before Patrick was a national celebrity he first rose to prominence as one of the country's most exciting and challenging stand-up comedians. Born in Belfast, he first took to the stage in the early nineties and soon became renowned as the regions most fearless and respected comedy voice. Now, after hosting five series of Patrick Kielty Almost Live for BBC 1, Fame Academy and Celebrity Love Island, Patrick is returning to the stage with a full-length brand new show. TV hasn't tamed this man - he is still one of the funniest comedians you will ever see.
Patrick Kielty returns to his stand up roots with a brand new show. But he can't do it on his own - he needs your help. Join the former psychology graduate and star of Live At The Apollo, Dave's One Night Stand and host of The BBC New Comedy Awards as he attempts to write a modern rulebook for love, life and happiness. Bring him your problems, your lovers and a crayon. He promises to do the rest.
Paul Merton, one of the UK's best-loved performers, and his world renowned Impro Chums: Mike McShane, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch and Suki Webster will create a new and unique comedy show, based entirely on suggestions from the audience, their own finely honed improvisational skills and an almost manic compulsion to show off.
Have you ever had an earth shatteringly good idea? Phil Buckley hasn't. After meeting a teenage boy who may have changed the world, Phil has decided to turn his life around and make his mark on the world. Back on the road by popular demand, listen as multi award nominated comedian Phil Buckley tries to turn himself from an idiot to a genius by unorthodox methods. Filled with hilarious observations, anecdotes and unashamed jokes, this show may teach you a thing or two, but probably won't.
In just over a decade since he began performing, Reginald D Hunter has become one of the UK Comedy industry's best-known and most distinctive performers. His work is often brutally honest, frequently controversial but always meticulously measured and thought out. He is one of the few performers to have been nominated for the highly coveted main Perrier Award in three consecutive years and has become a well-known face on primetime television shows such as Live At The Apollo and QI and is a frequent guest on Have I Got News For You.
Rob Delaney performs stand up regularly at the top comedy venues in Los Angeles, New York, and various comedy clubs across the United States. On Twitter, Rob has created a following of over 375,000 followers that grows every day. In 2012, he won the award for ?Funniest Person on Twitter' on the second annual Comedy Central Comedy Awards beating out such luminaries as Steve Martin and Stephen Colbert. Rob also sings the national anthem for the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Ruby Wax - comedian, writer, mental health campaigner - shows us just how our minds can send us mad as our internal critics play on a permanent loop tape. Ruby knows this only too well. She has been on a tough but enlightening journey through depression which has taken her from The Priory through to an MA from Oxford University in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy. This show helps us all understand why we sabotage our sanity, how our brains work and how we can rewire our thinking to find calm in a frenetic world. Helping you become the master, not the slave, of your mind, this show is your route to saner living. Running time: 1hr 10mins. Age 14+
An internationally acclaimed stand-up comedian, accomplished actor and writer with guest spots on Mock the Week, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow and 8 Out of 10 Cats, Stewart Francis is one multi-talented performer. Stewart has made numerous television appearances. He's a regular guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, he is the host of trivia game show You Bet Your Ass, and in Britain, his TV appearances include The Comedy Store, Live At Jongleurs and The Big Stage.
Stewart has devoted this show to his father. So dad - if you're up there? As for having kids himself he's decided he doesn't want any... anyone who wants some let him know and he'll drop them off. Oh he's just kidding of course, he has a beautiful daughter who he named after his mum, and in fact passive aggressive psycho turns five tomorrow. On an unrelated matter, Stewart likes what mechanics wear... overall.
Stewart Lee began stand-up at the age of 20 in 1988, winning the Hackney Empire new act of the year award in 1990. In the 90's he contributed to various BBC Radio comedy shows, including Fist of Fun and On The Hour, with Steve Coogan and Chris Morris, performed as a stand-up almost nightly on the London circuit, and co-created four series for BBC2 with Richard Herring.
A brand new live show with fresh material in preparation for Stewart's next BBC2 series of Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle.
There are more punchlines in a Tim Vine show than any other you'll have seen. Fact. It's wonderfully silly and inane - but incredibly funny.
The punslinger returns with new jokes, silly songs and twitchy dancing. Joke, joke, joke. Prop, prop, prop. Song, song, song. (Sorry, the laptop's jammed). It's time to put the satire on hold and watch a grown man act the goat. Come along and enjoy the nonsense. Warning: This show will contain wobbly props, one reference to a panda and a song about getting water in your ear after swimming. Running time: 1hr. Age 12+
He believes he's achieved some good things in his life, but there's still the nagging voice in the back of his head that wonders, 'Could he have achieved more had he not spent the last 20 years playing video games?' Join one of the north-east's hottest talents in his debut hour for silly stories and references to players you may / may not remember. NB It's not all about Football Manager don't worry. Age 16+
Trevor has been performing for a little over five years but his explosion onto the South African entertainment scene has been nothing short of meteoric, taking on TV, radio and his first love, standup comedy, which he has performed on both local and international stages including the UK and US. His sharp wit, intelligent commentary, unmistakable charm and clinical delivery have established him as an extremely popular performer with undoubted world-class potential.
Chortle called Lyons' smash hit Edinburgh show "a joyous show of sparkling stand-up... crammed with anecdotes, routines, enactments and observations". Now the Mock the Week and Wright Stuff regular is taking Mustard Cutter on the road, serving up "proper laugh-out-loud one-liners" (The Herald) about anything from pan pipes to the price of lobster.