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Stand Up Comedy: The Comedy Circus (December)

Alhambra Live, Morecambe

The Comedy Circus – World class stand up comedy on your doorstep!

Jon Pearson

Jon began standup comedy in 2010 with his first performance at Birmingham’s Highlight Comedy Club. Cut to ten years later and Jon has become a regular face on the circuit, performing at prestigious clubs such as The Glee, The Boat Show & The Comedy Store, Jon’s career has even taken him overseas with performances in Spain, Norway and even as far away as Wigan (it is like being on another planet).

Jon is also a familiar face at comedy festivals across the UK having taken three solo shows to the Leicester, Nottingham & Edinburgh festivals with the highlight of them all coming in the form of a sold out show at his home town Melton Theatre in Melton Mowbray.

Jon has also provided tour support for Darren Harriot on his UK 2018/2019 tour and Lucy Porter on her UK 2017 tour.

Jon’s laid back storytelling has audiences hanging on his every word. With tales based around his own life experiences, his anecdotes are relatable and certain to have you in hysterics.

“Very tall and hugely funny” – Lucy Porter

“Brilliant” – Shropshire Star

“A natural ability for working an audience” – EdFringeReview.com

Karen Bayley

Karen Bayley is a Midlands based act hailing from Birmingham. Karen has been on the circuit for over a decade. She made a name for herself early on in her career reaching the semi-final of the prestigious BBC New Comedy Awards and was later crowned the winner of the 2001 Komedia New Act prize. She followed by becoming the first ever female winner of the prestigious Comedy Store King Gong award as well as reaching the finals of both the BBC New Comedy Awards Showcase and Babycham Funny Women.

Delightfully saucy, her friendly and confident stage presence combined with a killer wit, an infectious giggle and some devastating one-liners make her a comedic force to be reckoned with. Warm and welcoming with a delightfully saucy and spiky edge, her bold, no nonsense attitude strikes a perfect pitch with men and women alike.

Karen can be seen performing at all the established clubs across UK and has recently been supporting Joe Lycett on his 2016 tour.

“Bayley’s material surprises with inspired and sparkling punchlines… with comic timing that is rarely less than brilliant. An assured performer who doesn’t have much trouble getting audiences laughing.” ­- Chortle

“I saw her recently and she blew my socks off. She doesn’t dwell too much on ‘lady issues’. Funny in her own right, she was brilliant, clever and she’s gonna be huge.” – BBC Online

“Likeable headstrong persona – packing a considerable performing punch.” – The List

“the night’s star attraction” – Tamworth Herald

“Karen is one of the most consistently hilarious comedians I have had the pleasure of working with. She’s a sharp writer and an unflappable compère, able to cajole any room with her warm audience interaction and precise intelligent gags.” Joe Lycett

Gareth Richards:

Gareth Richards really has done everything as a comedian. He’s been nominated for one of the highest awards in the industry (The Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2010), he has co-hosted an award winning radio breakfast show (The Frank Skinner Show on Absolute Radio), he’s appeared numerous times on TV (Live At The Electric, Russell Howards Good News, The Dog Ate My Homework), he’s supported some of the biggest names in comedy on tour (Frank Skinner, Jenny Eclair, Rhod Gilbert, Lee Mack, Milton Jones), he’s performed all over the world (Qatar, Bahrain, Dubai, Luxembourg, Wales), he’s performed at some of the biggest festivals in the UK (V Festival, Green Man Festival, Larmer Festival, Machynlleth Comedy Festival) and regularly performs at some of the biggest clubs in the country such as Glee, The Stand, Komedia, The Frog & Bucket to name a few. He’s even supported Englebert Humperdink on tour.

If you have somehow not managed to see Gareth then you are missing out. His charming stage persona mixed with his silly and cleverly written songs and material means Gareth can simply fit easily into any room or on any line up and will leave the audience wanting more.

“A delightful hour of comedy” – The Guardian

“Richards is a charming, engaging performer” – Kate Copstick, The Scotsman

“A quietly clever craftsman with a big future” – Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard

“We laughed until we couldn’t catch our breath” – Grazia

“Assured writing, from silly wordplay to melancholic self-evaluation” – Steve Bennet, Chortle

“His Material has a delicious otherworldly quality” – Chortle

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