Fat Larry Comedy Club
Marlon Davis was the winner of the FHM Search for a Stand-up Hero. He makes skilful observations about the UK's social issues. A finalist in three other national comedy awards, he works across the country: such as London Comedy Store, Comedy Café, Leicester Comedy Festival.
Danielle Ward emerged on the stand-up circuit in 2004, and was named best newcomer by Time Out two years later. At Edinburgh Fringe in 2007, her 'Psister Psycho' show was nominated for a Chortle Award for best show. She writes for radio topical shows Look Away Now, The Now Show, The News Quiz and The Day the Music Died.
Johny Candon is a Dublin-born stand-up who for many years has been successfully gigging all over the world. At the Edinburgh Fringe, his first hour-long show, 'One Careless Lady Owner' featured neatly crafted observations, and stories from his personal life.
Simon Munnery, also known by his stagenames of Alan Parker: Urban Warrior and The League Against Tedium, is an English comedy writer and experimental standup comedian. He performs mainly to an alternative audience but has pierced the mainstream both with his BBC Radio 1 show in 1997 and his BBC2 television series, Attention Scum! in 2001.
Munnery's experimental style is reified through his sartorial appearance: his tragically unfashionable glasses, homemade clothes (or clothes apparently donated to him by comedian Jeff Green), makeshift props, and dramatic facial hair. As 'The League' he often dons a hat crafted from a kettle and one of his standup shows is performed entirely with a metal bucket over his head.
His stand-up is perhaps best described as often satirical, often political and almost always surreal. Munnery plays harmonica and his dialogue is full of quotable remarks, inviting comparison with Oscar Wilde, ("If you've only ever read one book in your life... I strongly recommend that you keep your mouth shut").
"One of the most original and talented comics in the country" - The Observer
An exciting and thought-provoking stand-up with a satirical and very silly edge, Hils can also be seen in spring 2006 in BBC3's new sketch show, The Message, which she co-wrote. She was a finalist in two major stand-up newcomer competitions; Channel 4's So You Think You're Funny? (2001) and Avalon's Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award (2002), as well as appearing in the BBC New Talent Showcases (BBC Choice, 2002).
"Hilarious…star of the night." The Edinburgh Guide 2003
Iszi Lawrence, as seen in the Perrier Award winning The Passion Of The Hodgson, is an 'upbeat' comedian 'with nicely improvised material' which sits well within her intelligent, witty and fun loving set.
In January, the following acts performed:
Meryl O’Rourke has been storming the UK, Irish and US comedy circuits for 10 years. Her 'brave, confessional style' has been thrilling and delighting people on the subjects of rice, shopping, breasts and...dead TV chefs.
She has performed in the Jack Dee show at the Comedy Store and at the Edinburgh Festival. She has recently performed at clubs including Headliners, Screaming Blue Murder and Banana Cabaret, where she is a regular.
She is also an accomplished broadcaster; as well as the comedy series "The Hysterical Method Of Conception" for Woman's Hour on Radio 4 and a Sony Radio Award nomination, she has done TV work.
Broderick Chow is a Canadian stand-up comedian who has been entertaining audiences with his "confident and intelligent" (N.T) mix of popular culture, philosophy and personal stories. He regularly performs at clubs like Comedy Café, Mirth Control, Fun House Comedy, Comedy Café, Matt Crosby's Horsebridge Comedy, and Amused Moose Soho.
Hannah George is only 21 years old but has already been on the comedy circuit since the age of 18 - and performed at hundreds of clubs and venues across the country. They include Glee Club, Komedia, Bestival, Comedy Store and many more. She won ‘Paramount Comedy Student Comedian of the Year’ in 2007 and reached the semi-finals of Funny Women, So You Think You're Funny and English Comedian of the Year.