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Stephanie Laing:

Stephanie started performing in April 2007 on the Scottish comedy circuit. She quickly established herself as one of the most promising acts of her generation on the circuit and in 2015 appeared as a finalist in the prestigious Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year competition.

Stephanie is best described as goofy and peculiar. Her comedy is partway between the needy oddness of Maria Bamford and the upbeat affability of Josie Long. Her material is a mix of silliness, filth and unusual observations, underpinned by a disarming honesty which makes her seem charmingly vulnerable.

Now a regular on the circuit Stephanie has also become a stalwart of comedy festivals across the country having appeared at Brighton Fringe, Leicester Comedy Festival, York Comedy Festival, Bath Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival as well as appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe every year since 2010. Not content with just performing in the UK Stephanie has also appeared at UCB in New York & The Laugh Factory in L.A.

Most recently in 2018 Stephanie took her solo show ‘Mad About The Boy’ to the Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth comedy festivals.

Stephanie can currently be seen performing for the likes of The Comedy Store, The Stand, Hilarity Bites, Baby Blue, Alexanders, Mirth Control, The Comedy Cafe, Trapdoor Comedy Clubs, Eminent Banter, Hot Water Comedy Clubs & XS Malarkey.

“Gloriously silly… wonderfully unpretentious” –

“Definitely one to watch” – Three Weeks

Sully O’Sulllivan:

Sully O’Sullivan is a seasoned international headliner who has performed all over the world. First stepping onto the stage in his native New Zealand, Sully rocketed to stardom making his TV debut just 7 months later in New Zealand’s cult stand-up series Pulp Comedy on TV2, where he went on to appear in another three seasons.

In 2005 Sully decided to spread his comedy wings and head to the sunny coasts of Great Britain. Over a decade later and he’s now performed in almost every corner of the country including the Orkney Islands, the Isle Of Man, the Isle Of White & the Channel Islands! Basically there’s not many places in the UK that Sully hasn’t set foot. Renowned as an act capable of performing in any room and to any audience, Sully has also built up a reputation as one of the most reliable and quick witted comperes on the circuit.

Sully has also provided tour support for Tim Vine on his 2005 Tim Vine Live tour, Mick Foley’s 2011/2012 Nights In Red Flannel tour and Steve Hughes on both his 2012 Big Issue & his 2013 While Its Still Legal tour.

“had the audience showing their appreciation with fits of laughter and applause” –

“a wicked sense of humour” – BBC

“Sully O’Sullivan was amazing” – NME

“engaging” – The Scotsman

“a blast of hilarity” – Manchester Evening News

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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