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Celia Pacquola began her stand up career in 2006 and quickly cemented her place as an award winning and internationally recognised comedian with regular 4 star reviews, awards, nominations for her shows at comedy festivals across the world.
She is a master at bringing an audience into her own charmingly skewwhiff world of gentle social awkwardness and taking on the world in the most playful way possible. She has been described as being “Adam Hills with ovaries” and we can’t think of a better way to hit the nail on the head, as she mines a similar seam of good-natured anecdotes with a warm, but never saccharine, heart. If there’s any justice in the world she’ll go suitably nuclear, like her Aussie counterpart has, soon.
She is also an in demand guest on panel and chat shows, with appearances on The Project, Chelsea Lately (USA), Never Mind The Buzzcocks (UK), Rove, Spicks and Specks, The Rob Brydon Show (UK), Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight, Have You Been Paying Attention?, Tractor Monkeys, Dirty Laundry and many more.
“Celia Pacquola uses her magnetic charisma to draw audiences in to a warmly uplifting show that’s as inspiring as it is hilarious. I’d defy anyone not to leave… just a little more in love with life – and with her – than before” Chortle
“Endlessly charming, furiously honest and beautifully written stand up.”The Independent
Mixing a razor sharp wit with an affable charm and creative writing, Pete Otway quickly established himself on the circuit as a natural and original comedian.
After making it to the finals of the BBC New Comedy Award in 2012, he was chosen to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe as part of Just The Tonic’s prestigious Big Value Showcase. Whilst regularly appearing at some of the biggest comedy clubs and nights across the UK, both as an MC and an act, Pete has also performed at festivals including the Isle of Wight, gigged all over Europe and provided tour support for Doc Brown.
“Devastatingly funny.” Chortle
“Amiable, cheeky classic stand-up.” Liverpool Echo
A finalist in both the BBC New Act of the Year and prestigious Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, Mark is a delicate, deft and disarming oddity whose set is packed full of unexpected punchlines and hilarious deadpan.
“An intriguing and amusing presence.” Chortle
Brennan Reece is a bright young comic from Manchester. His energetic and often awkward approach to life is captured in his fast paced, vividly painted, humorous stories. Despite him being a relative newcomer to the circuit his reputation is fast becoming that of a comic to look out for. Brennan’s quirky charm comes from the fact he has the confidence of an adult and the face of a child. He has appeared on BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and at the prestigious Old Vic Theatre, London.
“Rabble rousing. A triumph of performance.” Chortle
“A hilarious, rubber faced, promising young talent.” The Stage
Richard Soames is an actor, writer, comedian and improviser in critically acclaimed sketch group The Beta Males, who were nominated for Best Sketch or Character Act at the Chortle Awards 2012. The Betas have just completed their third sell out, 5 star Edinburgh run The Space Race. Richard has also studied Chicago-style long-form improv under Second City alumnus David Shore, is a main UK cast member of the multi-award winning improv show Monkey Toast and guests on Chortle award nominated smash Austentatious and Grand Theft Impro.
“A slick, hilarious sketch show… Genius.” The Sunday Times
“Highly inventive… one of the most exciting, gloriously funny acts out there.” Time Out
PLUS YOUR RESIDENT HOST:
Ben Van der Velde
Small, hairy, opinionated, enthusiastic, friendly, Madagascan and daft. 85.7% of these adjectives can be applied to your host Whether compering the comedy stage at Bestival, gigging at one of the nation’s favourite comedy clubs or just displaying his trademark total lack of hand-to-eye co-ordination, Ben is an ever-popular and quick-witted ringmaster.