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Together frontman Rob Broderick and multi-instrumentalist James Hancox are Abandoman.
The multi-award winning troupe duo – made up of Rob Broderick and James Hancox – create off-the-cuff raps and songs from a handful of audience suggestions with astonishing results, and each year their show has a different format, theme or narrative running through it.
Adam Hills is an Australian comedian and television presenter.
Adam Hills has appeared on Australian and British television and is best known in Australia for his role hosting the music trivia show Spicks and Specks.
Self-educated food expert, Adam is known as being the host of the hit food travel show ‘Man Vs. Food’.
Adam Richman grew up in the food Mecca of New York City and began his love affair with food early on, sampling all of the diverse culinary specialties The Big Apple had to offer. From samosas to sushi, even at a young age, Adam had a desire to taste it all. A self-educated food expert and trained sushi chef, since 1995 he has kept a travel journal including each of the restaurants he visited and what he learned from the trip. Adam has subsequently worked in nearly every echelon of the restaurant world coast-to-coast. The nature of his work allowed him to feed his appetite for discovering the best local dishes across America, all of which found their way into his ever-expanding food journal. Although described as a bit on the husky side, to maintain his health while indulging for his show on The Travel Channel’s Man v. Food (which he began hosting in 2008), Richman exercises twice a day while he is on the road.
Adam Savage is best known for his work in Sci-Fi movies and his role in MythBusters.
Adam Savage has spent his life gathering skills that allow him to take what’s in his mind and make it real. Adam is a maker, a dreamer, a cinephile, a craftsman and a tireless advocate for getting one’s hands dirty. He has multiple hobbies and is passionate about restoring his vintage four-wheel drive vehicle, and researching and accruing new pieces for his movie prop collection. But his true love is his family. He lives with his wife, twin boys, and their two amazing dogs.
Adrian is a popular British television and radio presenter particularly in current affairs and politics. He is also working for ITV Sport covering top football matches.
Adrian initially started working for the BBC by carrying out work experience on the Business Breakfast show. He was successful and soon switched to working for the BBC’s radio channels, working on Radio 4’s Financial World Tonight. He soon moved to Radio 5 Live and had his own show – Chiles on Saturday – which was awarded a Sony Radio Academy Gold Award in 2002. In 2010, Adrian left the BBC and began working as a sports presenter for ITV. He was a presenter on Daybreak (a breakfast show) for about a year. He also presents That Saturday Night Show.
Adrian is a prolific author, researcher, and expert on leadership derailment, psychology of money, behavioural psychology and cultural diversity.
Adrian Furnham was educated at the London School of Economics where he obtained a distinction in an MSc Econ., and at Oxford University where he completed a doctorate (D.Phil) in 1981. He has subsequently earned a D.Sc (1991) and D.Litt (1995) degree. Previously a lecturer in Psychology at Pembroke College, Oxford, he was Professor of Psychology at University College London since 1992-2018. He has lectured and given keynote speeches globally in many of the World's largest organisations.
Aisling Bea is an award-winning stand-up comedian, writer and actor.
Since winning prestigious comedy competition So You Think You’re Funny? in 2012, Aisling Bea has become one of the most in-demand performers in UK and Irish comedy, a status cemented when she won the British Comedy Award for Best Female TV Comic in 2014.
His award winning and endless popular alter ego creation, The Pub Landlord
The Edinburgh Comedy Award (formerly the Perrier Awards) was nominated to Al Murray so frequently that the experts deemed him too favored to actually win! However, the Pub Landlord is a comedy and entertainment phenomenon that has swept the nation. When Al Murray did finally win the award for his character, he was considered by Times Magazine as a character of national importance.
Alan is one of the most famous players in football history and a respected pundit since his retirement from play, he has had an inspirational career and is equally an inspirational speaker
Alan Hansen was one of the most successful British soccer players of all time until tragically injured. He is the only person to have won all of the honours available at club level at least twice and captained the Liverpool side to historic double victory in 1986. A keen tactical understanding of the game has made him a firm favourite on BBC TV Match of the Day, Grandstand, and Sportsnight. He also contributes a weekly newspaper column on soccer and is establishing a reputation as a motivational speaker
Alex Horne is a British comedian. He is the host of “The Horne Section”, a live music variety show which has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
Award-winning comedian Alex Horne has established a reputation among critics, comics and audiences as a thoughtful and original stand-up comedian and writer.
Alex Macqueen is best known for being an actor, with appearances in ‘The Thick of It’, ‘Inbetweeners’ and numerous others.
Alex Macqueen is an action, comedian, presenter and former lawyer best known for his roles as Julius Nicholson in ‘The Thick of It’ and Neil’s Dad in ‘The inbetweeners’. He is also a superb conference chair, awards host and after dinner speaker.
Alexander is best known for being a part of the comedy duo, Armstrong and Miller and longstanding Host of BBC's Pointless.
Alexander is a presenter, comedian, actor and more recently singer. He was educated at Trinity College Cambridge where he read English. It was at the Cambridge Footlights where he met Ben Miller and formed the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller. Xander is also one of the country’s most popular hosts - fronting Pointless and regularly taking on the Have I Got News presenter role. He has explored Italy for BBC One, portrayed David Cameron, and recorded Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.
Alfie Moore is a police sergeant and successful stand-up comic.
Taking two sell-out Edinburgh Fringe Festival shows in his stride and acting as a self-serving police sergeant at the Humberside Constabulary, Alfie Moore offers an innovative and unprecedented insight to the world of modern policing.
Alistair is best known for his unprecedented impersonations, especially on the BBC show 'Alistair McGowan's Big Impression'.
Alistair McGowan is probably most famous for his TV show 'Alistair McGowan's Big Impression' which aired on the BBC between 2000 and 2004. However, there are more strings to an already well-strung bow! After leaving The Guildhall School of music and Drama in 1989, Alistair began working as a stand-up comic, playing every club from Balham Banana to The Comedy Store. He soon became known for his excellent impressions and began working on Radio Four’s 'Weekending' and then from 1992 - 1996 on Spitting Image, where he provided voices for Tony Blair, John Major, Chris Eubank, Prince Charles and Hugh Grant, among many others.
Alun Cochrane is a Scottish-born stand-up comedian. He was born in Glasgow and raised in Mirfield, West Yorkshire.
Alun is a master at observational comedy, an expert in storytelling and uniquely able to to gather material from anywhere he wanders in mind or body.
Andrew Ryan is an Irishman comedian.
Irishman Andrew Ryan made his comedy circuit debut in 2008 when he spontaneously entered an open mic contest.
Andy Hamilton is a British comedian, game show panellist, television director, comedy screenwriter, and radio dramatist.
Andy Hamilton is an award winning comedy writer and stand up comedian, perhaps best known for co-creating and writing Outnumbered, who has recently been working on satirical television shows such as Ballot Monkeys and the comedy film What We Did On Our Holiday with fellow writer Guy Jenkin. Now he is back on the road with a new stand up show: Change Management.
Andy Parsons is an English comedian and writer.
Andy regularly appeared on Mock the Week until he announced he was leaving in 2015. With comedy partner Henry Naylor, he has written and presented nine seasons of Parsons and Naylor's Pull-Out Sections for BBC Radio 2.
Angela Barnes is best known as a comedian.
Angela Barnes is a BBC New Comedy Awards winning English Comedian who has appeared on topical shows such as Stand Up for the Week.
Arthur is a prestigious playwright, author, and comedian.
Arthur Smith has become one of comedy's elder statesmen: an Edinburgh Fringe stalwart and a club compere since the early days of the alternative scene. As a comedian he has played all over the country, including the Comedy Store, Jongleurs and assorted West End Theatres. His show Arthur Smith Sings Andy Williams played Edinburgh and then the Comic Strip in New York.
Ayesha Hazarika is a former senior Labour advisor and stand up comedian.
Ayesha Hazarika was a senior Labour adviser to Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband and is now a political commentator.
Barry Humphries CBE is an Australian comedian, actor, satirist, artist, and author.
Barry Humphries CBE is best known for writing and playing his on-stage and television alter egos Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson. He is also a film producer and script writer, a star of London's West End musical theatre, an award-winning writer, and an accomplished landscape painter.
BassToneSlap was co-founded by Richard Enion.
BassToneSlap is a high-energy drumming team that offers performances, team building and experiential marketing specially tailored for your event.
Bill is a nationally loved comedian, best known for his role as a team captain on the hit panel show, ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks!”
Aside from his talent as an entertainer, for which he received a British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-up, Bill Bailey has also made his mark as an actor. He starred in the Channel 4 sitcoms Black Books and Spaced, and in the feature films Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, Burke and Hare and Hot Fuzz. Bill is best known as a former team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Other TV credits include Monster Night, Is It Bill Bailey?, The Stand Up Show and Space Cadets, as well as numerous spots on Have I Got News For You. He regularly pops up on QI and radio panel shows, and presented the nature programme Wild Thing I Love You.
British stand-up comedian and writer.
Carl is a stand up comedian who describes his style as “silly comedy,” and has appeared in a number of television sows including Mock the Week and Grouchy Young Men.
Catherine Tate is a well loved English comedian and actress.
Catherine Tate is an English comedian, actress and writer, best known for writing and acting in the successful The Catherine Tate Show.
Charlie Baker is "a superior take on the modern showman" GUARDIAN
Award-winning stand up comedian Charlie Baker regularly performs at the world's best comedy venues including The Comedy Store, The Glee Club, Comedy Cafe, Highlight and Just the Tonic. His 2009 debut Edinburgh show The World's Greatest Show Off won the Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe award.
Cheryl Baker is best known for being in the 1980’s band Bucks Fizz.
Cheryl Baker is an English television presenter and singer, best known for winning Eurovision in 1981 with the band Bucks Fizz.
Chris is a successful comedian and star of the BBC Two multi award winning comedy 'The Thick of It'.
Chris Addison is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor with a career that has spanned over a decade. Chris is known for his lecture-style comedy shows, two of which he later adapted for BBC Radio 4, as well as for his roles as Ollie in the BBC television satirical comedy The Thick of It and Toby in its spin-off film In the Loop. He also starred in and co-created ‘Lab Rats’, a sitcom that aired on BBC2 in 2008.
Christian O'Connell is a British radio DJ.
Christian O'Connell presents the The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio weekday mornings.
Craig Hill is a Scottish comedian, TV presenter and actor known for his cheeky, irreverent and camp act.
Craig Hill is Scotland’s brightest comedy star. Cheeky, irreverent and, of course, wonderfully camp, his hilarious blend of incisive stand-up, fabulous musical characterisations and improvisation has earned him rave reviews.
Dara O'Briain is internationally renowned for his quick wit and silver-tongued comic delivery as a stand-up comic and host of Mock The Week.
Dara O'Briain has built up a reputation and prestige as being one of the finest comedians in the world. His quick wit and silver-tongue has been the regular host of hit TV show 'Mock The Week', as well as being a guest presenter on 'Have I Got News For You'. Dara also hosts Ireland's popular show RTE 2's The Panel, becoming one of very few actors to successfully and simultaneously host shows in the UK and Ireland. Dara's role has recently gone beyond comedy, implementing his degree in mathematics and theoretical physics by co-hosting Stargazing Live with Brian Cox, and a host of other science-based shows including 'School of Hard Sums'.
One of the World's best emerging talent in illusion - Darcy is the new generation of contemporary mysticism.
Darcy is a performance artist whose modern interpretation gratifies the hunger of audiences seeking spectacle and nail-biting feats of illusion. Inspired by classic sleights of hand techniques, Darcy transports the crowd to another dimension with exhilarating visuals and logic-defying exploits.
Dave Gorman is an English comedian, author and television presenter.
Dave Gorman has performed comedy shows on stage in which he tells stories of his extreme adventures and presents the evidence to the audience in order to prove to them that they are true. He was a stand-up comedian before he became famous for Are You Dave Gorman?
David Baddiel is an English comedian, novelist and television presenter.
David Baddiel is known for his work alongside Rob Newman in The Mary Whitehouse Experience and partnership with Frank Skinner. Besides comedy, Baddiel is also a published novelist and a screenwriter.
Dean is a British actor and singer, best known for his appearance on Life On Mars.
Dean is best known as DS Ray Carling from BBC's best drama in years 'Life On Mars' and is soon to be seen in the spin off series 'Ashes to Ashes' in the spring of 2008. Life On Mars won countless awards and regularly had a viewing audience of over 7 million each week. Dean Andrews is an accomplished Actor and After Dinner Speaker and continues to be a huge favourite with the public.
Dean is best known for coming runner-up in MasterChef 2005.
Bristol born Dean was a digger driver before he applied to appear on Masterchef in 2005. Dean was narrowly beaten in the final, causing thousands of loyal Dean-fans to bombard the BBC with complaints that he should have taken first prize. Since then, Dean has gone from success-to-success. Dean is now a resident chef for Lorraine Kelly's cooking team on the ITV show Daybreak, and has his first cooking book was released in February of last year.
Des Bishop is an Irish-American comedian.
Irish-American Comedian most known for his entertainment documentaries The Des Bishop Work Experience (2004), Joy in the Hood (2006) and In the Name of the Fada (2008), all of which aired on Irish Network RTÉ.
Diane is a loved comedienne, writer, and actress.
Originally from Bolton, Diane studied at East 15 Acting School before getting the role of Dawn in Peter Kay's 'Phoenix Nights'. Her work as a stand up comedienne has seen her placed second in the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year Award 2006 and runner up in the Funny Women Awards 2006, for new and aspiring female comedy talent. Since then she has appeared on numerous episodes of BBC's 'Mock the Week' and has continued to work with fellow comedian Joe Wilkinson as part of the deadpan sketch group 'Two Episodes of Mash'.
Dick and Dom
Dick and Dom are a comic double act consisting of the presenter Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood.
Dick and Dom are primarily known for presenting the double BAFTA Award winning Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow, a children's entertainment show that was live during weekend mornings. The show ran for 5 series between 2002 and 2006 and was a massive hit. They are also known for presenting a wide range of other children's and family television shows.
Ben Bailey Smith, best known by his stage name Doc Brown, is an English rapper, comedian, actor, screenwriter, radio presenter and voiceover artist.
Doc Brown is the stage name of Ben Bailey Smith, the younger brother of novelist Zadie Smith. He was born in December 1977 to Jamaican and English parentage and began his professional career as a rapper. Following the release of his short film 'Blighty' he moved into the realm of stand-up comedy, appearing in the So You Think You're Funny contest as well as supporting Ricky Gervais on tour.
Dominic Frisby is a multi-talented individual who not only is a comedian, but a writer, actor and finance guru as well.
Comedian, speaker and author Dominic Frisby is well versed in economics, politics and current affairs – as well as being an extremely charming comedian and compere.
A comedian who makes you feel glad to be alive
Dominic has a very personable stage presence and always makes his shows relaxing, intimate and hugely enjoyable. He is now one of the most most respected comedians.
Ed is a nationally loved comedian.
Ed is one of the most successful stand-up Irish comedians who has appeared on television shows such as Uncut! Best Unseen Ads, Just For Laughs and BBC2's Mock the Week. Ed has been a panelist on Never Mind the Buzzcocks and has also done voiceover work in prominent television ad campaigns. Ed's material is famed for its quick fire wit and acute insight into a world that is clearly mad from his sane vantage point. His observational stand up is regarded as unrivalled, instinctively sensing the ridiculous in everything.
Transformational leader who has turned-around, rebranded, overhauled, reinvigorated and expanded businesses from entertainment to transport through launching numerous cutting edge initiatives.
Ellis has headed a national newspaper business, turned around the Greyhound Bus operation in the US and ran Simon Cowell’s Syco Corporation before he took charge of Scottish media group DC Thompson, steering them into the digital age with interests from local newspapers to cloud computing. Highly engaging speeches, full of original thinking and humour, Ellis shows how to deal with disruptive forces, create a positive culture and inspire enthusiasm throughout the organisation.
Fearne Cotton is best known for being a former Radio 1 presenter.
Fearne Cotton is an English television and radio presenter, best known for presenting a number of popular television programmes such as Top of the Pops and the Red Nose Day telethons.
Felicia Day is an American actress, comedian, and writer.
Felicia Day is an American actress and she has played Vi in the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dr. Holly Marten in Eureka, and currently has a recurring role as Charlie on Supernatural.
Geoff Whiting is a hugely successful stand-up comedian and developer of new acts.
Geoff Whiting is a hugely successful stand-up comic, being one of only a handful of comics worldwide to have performed stand up comedy in a pod on the London Eye, as well as developing and supporting comedians, such as Jimmy Carr, Michael McIntyre, and Sarah Millican, to their rise to fame.
Gerald Ratner is best known as the former millionaire chief executive of the major British jewellery chain Ratners Jewellery.
Gerald Ratner is a British Businessman who took over the family business of Ratners Jewellery, becoming one of Britain's most high-profile businessmen. He took the company from 130 stores to one with over 2,500, and increased its revenue by over tenfold. Despite losing his business, he has been immensely successful with his string health clubs and new jewellery store, 'Gerald Online', which is the largest in its sector.
Greg Davies is a Welsh stand-up comedian.
Greg Davies is a Welsh stand-up comedian and actor known for his roles as Greg in We Are Klang, Mr Gilbert in The Inbetweeners and Ken Thompson in Cuckoo as well as for his guest appearances in Mock the Week, Would I Lie to You? and Fast and Loose.
Greg James is best known for his career as a Radio 1 DJ.
Greg James, is a British radio DJ and TV presenter, most famous for hosting the drivetime show on BBC Radio 1.
Guy Browning has two key characteristics necessary for great business communication: a thorough understanding of commercial issues and a highly developed sense of humour.
Known as the ‘David Attenborough of the business jungle’, Guy Browning is the creator of The Guardian’s Office column, presenter of Small Talk on Radio 4, and author of a slew of bestsellers. His latest book is The Pocket Guru, a brilliantly accessible guide to enterprise.
Gyles' has a dynamic career history, ranging from the former Whip and Lord Commissioner of the Treasury in John Major's government, to a West End performer.
Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster, actor, former MP and Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, now Chancellor of the University of Chester and one of Britain's most sought-after award ceremony hosts and after-dinner speakers. A veteran of QI and Have I Got New For You, a reporter on The One Show and a regular on Just a Minute, his many books include The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries and two recent best-sellers.
Haka is best known for being a fierce display of a tribe’s pride, strength and unity. With their actions including foot stamping, tongue protrusions and rhythmic body slapping to accompany a rather loud chant.
Haka is a spine-tingling symbol and Maori posture dance that involves the entire body encased in vigorous rhythmic movements, which has been made famous all around the world with thanks to the New Zealand national rugby team who perform the most famous haka “Ka Nate” as their pregame ritual. They are also very popular for team building events, energizers, Christmas parties and award nights.
Hal Cruttenden is best known as a Stand Up Comedian.
Hal Cruttenden is one of the top comedians working in the UK today, as well as being a highly accomplished writer and actor.
Harry Enfield is a BAFTA award-winning English comedian, actor, writer and director.
Harry Enfield is an actor and writer, best known for Kevin and Perry Go Large, Ruddy Hell! It’s Harry and Paul and Churchill: The Hollywood Years.
Harry Hill is best known as the narrator of You’ve Been Framed!
Harry Hill is a former physician who began his career in comedy when he began hosting his popular radio show Harry Hill’s Fruit Corner.
Henning Wehn is a German stand-up comedian who has taken Britain by storm.
Henning is the German Comedy Ambassador to The United Kingdom. This is not the easiest of jobs because Germans allegedly do not have a sense of humour. Henning, however, does not find that funny.
Holly Walsh is best known as a comedian.
Holly Walsh is an English comedian and comedy writer, known mainly for her work on TV and radio in the UK.
Hugh is a hugely successful comedian, being the star of Mock The Week and BBC’s Outnumbered.
Hugh Dennis is an actor, comedian, voice-over artist and writer. He currently hosts BBC2's improvisation show Fast And Loose and Radio 4's long-running satirical series The Now Show. He has guest hosted, Have I Got News for You and has also appeared as a team captain in every episode of the risqué Mock The Week. He plays the lead in Outnumbered - the wonderfully inventive semi-improvised BBC sitcom.
“The only good thing I've ever noticed about money, the only positive aspect of an otherwise pretty vulgar commodity, is that you can use it to buy things.” Hugh best known for playing the lead character on the recent hit U.S. drama, ‘House’.
Hugh shot to fame recently for playing the much loved character of Dr. House, the arrogant yet brilliant diagnostician. Hugh has appeared in numerous roles, being a prominent figure in the Blackadder series with Rowan Atkinson, and appearing with Stephen Fry in the hugely popular ‘A Bit of Fry and Laurie’ as well as ‘Jeeves and Wooster’. In his acting career, Hugh has received multiple awards, including two Golden Globes for his role in House, and five time winner of the Peoples Choice Award for favourite TV and Male actor. Since the end of the series ‘House’, Hugh has become an internationally critically acclaimed musician, producing two bestselling albums.
Ian Morley is the founding Chairman of The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), and is one of the world's leading figures and inspirational speakers on the subject.
Ian Morley is one of the leading international figures in the field of Alternative Investments. His experience covers most areas of financial markets and one of his specialist presentation is: 'Capitalism. My part in its downfall, The history of frauds and failures.' He takes you through all the key events, the characters, anecdotes, and war stories in a most amusing and educative manner. He has advised the Bank of England, the Central Bank of Ireland, the OECD, the EU and other international institutions about the managed derivatives and the Hedge Fund Industry.
Ivo Graham is an award winning English stand-up comedian.
Despite extensive grooming for more serious careers at Eton and Oxford, Ivo Graham (now 31) has spent his entire adult life on the comedy circuit, establishing himself as, if not the UK’s poshest, then certainly its most apologetically posh comedian.
Jack Dee is Britain's most loved misanthropist, pessimist, and negativist, playing a key role in comedy and entertainment for over 20 years.
Britain's favourite misanthropist, pessimist, and negativist, Jack encapsulates audiences with his dry wit and dead-pan delivery. Jack Dee is also the writer and star of the hit BBC sit-com Lead Balloon, and has a string of comedy credits to his name. Jack has won multiple awards including the British Comedy Awards, which he has won three times. In 1998, Jack followed this up and fulfilled a dream and performed in a West End play for the first time, as Yvan in Yasmina Reza's award-winning play Art. The director Matthew Warchus was so impressed with Jack's performance, he asked him back to play the part of Serge for a 13-week run. The BAFTA nominated Jack Dee Live at the Apollo, saw him at the forefront of the recent comedy boom and the fashion for stand up on TV as he hosted shows featuring acts including Jason Manford, Jimmy Carr, Lee Mack and Russell Howard.
Jack is a nationally loved comedian; being hugely successful in anything he touches, including stand-up tours, panel shows, and TV series.
As a successful and much sought-after stand up, actor, writer and presenter, Jack Whitehall has firmly established himself as one of the UK’s most exciting and successful new comedy talents.
Jameela Jamil is best known for being a presenter for Channel 4.
Jameela Jamil is a British television presenter, radio presenter and model. She has appeared on various Channel 4 programmes and has been a presenter of T4 from 2009 until 2012 when T4 ended.
James is a BAFTA-award winning TV and film actor.
James Nesbitt is one of the most popular and familiar actors on British television. Cold Feet made him a household name and he has since excelled in everything from Gothic horror to wacky comedy. On the big screen he's starred opposite Ralph Fiennes in Coriolanus, and plays one of the dwarves in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit.
One of the most exciting comedy performers, Jason Byrne is a 'must see' comedian.
Jason's innovative and fresh comedy style endorsing high-active lunacy engages audiences and promises that their is no comedian currently that compares to him. His fast, free-wheeling style, fused with an array of off-beat props, makes his act a helter-skelter of a show – where the audience are promised the ride of their lives. He has been one of the fastest selling performers at the last 11 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, where his sell out shows have attracted Best Headliner Chortle Award in 2007, a nomination for 1998 Perrier Newcomer Award, and then a much revered Perrier Award Nomination for his outstanding 2001 show.
Jason Manford is an English comedian, television presenter and actor.
Jason Manford is best known for his roles on comedy panel shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats on Channel 4 and Odd One In for ITV.
Jasper Carrott is an English comedian, actor and television presenter.
Jasper Carrott graduated from the 1970s club circuit to become one of the most prolific television performers, writers and producers of the following three decades.
Jim Davidson, OBE is an English comedian and presenter. His highest profile roles came on television when he hosted Big Break and The Generation Game.
Jim Davidson OBE is firmly established as one of Britain's top stand-up comedians and he is well known to TV viewers as host of BBC TV game shows Generation Game and Big Break. He received an OBE for his services to charity and has three coveted Showbusiness Personality of The Year' Awards - from the Variety Club of Great Britain; The Grand Order of Water Rats and Comic Heritage.
Jimmy Carr is an award-winning comedian, writer and television host.
Jimmy Carr is a well known stand-up comedian, writer and actor. Often seen presenting Channel 4 quiz shows.
Joe Caulfield is an award nominated comedian, regarded as one of the best female stand-up comics in the country.
Best-known for her legendary one-woman shows, Jo Caulfield is regarded by the Observer as one of the finest female comics at work, and has recently been nominated as the best female Stand-Up in the country. She is also Graham Norton's head writer. Jo is in demand at all major UK comedy clubs, and has completed three nationwide theatre tours and successful shows at the Edinburgh festival.
Joanna is one of Britain's best loved actresses, best known for her role in the situation comedy, 'Absolutely Fabulous'.
Joanna Lumley OBE is an esteemed TV and stage actress, voice-over artist, author, comedienne, and former model. Her most remembered role is as 'Patsy' in the nationally loved 'Absolutely Fabulous'. Beyond her acting roles, Joanna has worked alongside multiple charities and has been an avid activist for campaigns such as Survival International, the Gurkha Justice Campaign. Joanna is also the Patron for multiple charities, including PENHA, the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust, and Trust in Children. In early 2013, Lumely was ranked as one of the 100 most powerful women in the UK by Radio 4's Radio show, Woman's Hour.
Joe Lycett is a British Comedian.
Joe Lycett is a British comedian from Birmingham. He has appeared on television shows including, 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Live at the Apollo.
Joel Dommett is an English comedian and actor known for his television roles in Skins, Live in Chelsea and Impractical Jokers UK.
Joel is an exciting and fresh talent on the UK stand up comedy circuit who gained rave reviews for his Edinburgh shows, Neon Hero in 2011, Nunchuck Silver Medalist in 2012, and 2014’s Finding Emo.
BBC's Chief political correspondent 1992 until 2000, his unexpected success on the TV show 'Strictly Come Dancing' and his regular appearances on The One Show, and many significant roles in BBC broadcasting.
John is best known for his role as the BBC's chief political correspondent, a position that he held from 1992-2000. John was voted the "Best Individual Television Contributor of the Year" at the Voice of the Listener and Viewer Awards for 1999. John's long dormant career in comedy was revived in 1998 when he appeared in an edition of "Have I Got News For You" on BBC 2. Ian Hislop said he had been one of the funniest guests in the history of the program. John is a highly acclaimed corporate speaker, brilliant awards host, challenging conference chair and excellent anecdotal after-dinner speaker.
Jon is best known for being on of the UK's best impressionists.
The star of the award winning, hit TV show Dead Ringers, is seen to many as Britain's best impressionist. Jon Culshaw's repertoire includes over 350 individuals, ranging from Ozzy Osborne, to Dale Winton, to Russel Crowe. His impressions have been seen on a host of TV shows, starting with Spitting Image, and going on to appear in shows such as The Policeman's Ball, Alter Ego, and Jon Culshaw's Commercial Breakdown.
Jon Stewart is best known for hosting 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.'
Jonathan "Jon" Stewart is an American political satirist, writer, producer, director, television host, actor, media critic, and stand-up comedian.
Jonathan is a stuntman, escapologist, and the renaissance man of danger.
When Jonathan was seven years old he read a book about the first escape artist Harry Houdini. From that moment Jonathan knew that he wanted to follow in the footsteps of such a great man and be an escape artist too. While performing his escapes Jonathan has been hanged, buried alive, locked in a box covered in 200,000 bees and burned at the stake to name just a few. Jonathan has also developed his ability to withstand pain. From being hit with a baseball bat to handling hot coals, pushing needles through his skin, and even walking on tacks in bare feet; Jonathan somehow seemingly has the ability to disconnect his bodies pain receptors.
Jonathan Watson is a Scottish actor and comedian.
Jonathan Watson is best known for his comedy sketch show Only an Excuse?, which parodies people and events from the world of Scottish football, and the BBC comedy Bob Servant Independent in which he appears with Brian Cox. Jonathan plays one of the series leads in the BBC comedy/drama Two Doors Down which will premiere in Spring 2016.
Calling up and getting through on the Danny Baker show when he was 12. Josh is a really cool award winning young at heart comedian - recently turned 30!
Josh is now regarded as one of the best up-and-coming acts on the UK circuit Josh has supported Stephen Merchant, Alan Carr, Kevin Bridges and Michael McIntyre
Kevin is known as being one of the biggest comedians in the UK, with multiple national sell-out tours.
Kevin's reputation as a world-class comedian has lead him to being the fastest act to sell out all 28 nights of his 2009 Edinburgh Festival run and adding a staggering 15 extra shows, which also sold out! 2005 saw Kevin reach the finals of every New Act competition, most notably Channel 4's 'So You Think You're Funny?' In 2006 Kevin performed his first full length solo show at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, to a sold out audience and much critical acclaim. Moving into bigger venues every year, Kevin continued to sell out his hometown festival in 2007, 2008 and 2009. With a huge following and reputation carved out before his 25th birthday, Kevin is undoubtedly set to be the next big thing in comedy.
Larry Dean is an award-winning comedian and writer.
Larry Dean is an award-winning comedian and writer who was crowned Scottish Comedian Of The Year when he was 23, and since then his stardom has continued to rise.
Lenny Henry CBE
Lenny Henry is a national icon in comedy.
Lenny Henry is the founding member of Comic Relief and an award winning comedian. His media career spans over 30 years as a documentary maker and communicator. Lenny has recently completed a BA Honours in English Literature with the Open University.
Lior Suchard is best known as a supernatural entertainer and mentalist.
Do you believe someone can read your mind? Lior Suchard can. He can delve into your innermost thoughts, and know what you are going to say even before you do. His outstanding performances of mind reading, thought influencing, predicting and telekinesis have earned him international acclaim as a top class supernatural entertainer and mentalist from members of the public, to the best- performing CEOs worldwide and Hollywood celebrities.
Lloyd Griffith is a Grimsby-born Comedian.
Lloyd Griffith is a comedian, a choirboy and an ‘aspiring’ goalkeeper. He’s the co-host of Soccer AM on Sky Sports every Saturday morning and also co-host of FLINCH on Netflix. You may have also seen Lloyd in 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Bounty Hunters (Sky), Comedy Central Live at The Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Drunk History (Comedy Central), Taxi To Training (BBC3), Football’s Funniest Moments (Sky), The Premier League Show (BBC2) and many more.
Lucy Porter is an English actress, writer and comedian.
Lucy Porter has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Brighton Festival and many clubs around Britain. She has also a regular voice on BBC Radio 4 in various panel shows.
Sales and inspirational communication expert.
Marc’s Funny Business, S.A.L.E.S. and Inspirational Communication programmes have inspired audiences to seek out opportunities, tackle challenges and improve their communication and influencing skills.
Marcus Brigstocke is best known for his comedy career.
Marcus Brigstocke is an English comedian, actor and satirist who has worked extensively in stand-up comedy, television, radio and theatre.
Marty Wilson is a former Australian Comic of the Year who has interviewed over 1,000 inspirational people for his bestselling book series.
Marty’s keynotes and workshops are rammed full of scientific knowledge and takeaway tips and strategies, but they are delivered with countless hilarious stories that can keep even the most cynical audience on side.
Matt Forde is a comedian, impressionist, comedy writer, and radio presenter.
Matt Forde began his comedy career in 1998 at the age of 16, performing at gigs in his hometown of Nottingham while working for the East Midlands Labour Party. With his political views forming the backbone to his stand-up, Forde debuted his hour-long show, Dishonourable Member, at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe.
Meera Syal is best know for her comedy.
Meera Syal is a British comedian, writer playwright, singer, journalist, producer and actress.
Writer and performer Mel Giedroyc is best known as being one half of the hugely successful double-act, Mel and Sue.
Mel Giedroyc is an English presenter, actress and comedienne, best known for her comedy work with Sue Perkins, co-hosting series including Light Lunch for Channel 4 and The Great British Bake Off.
Michael Finkel is the New York Times bestselling author of "The Stranger in the Woods" as well as the author of "True Story" which was adapted into a 2015 major motion picture.
Michael Finkel is the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit,” about a highly intelligent man who lived alone in the forest of Maine for 27 years, as well as the book “True Story,” about Finkel’s bizarre and unhealthy friendship with a murderer, which was adapted into a 2015 major motion picture produced by Brad Pitt and starring James Franco and Jonah Hill.
Michael McIntyre is arguably one of the biggest stars of British comedy currently performing.
Ask anyone on the street to name a stand-up comedian and chances are 8 out of 10 people would first think of Michael McIntyre. Arguably the UK's most successful stand-up comedian of the last few years, Michael McIntyre has catapulted himself to super-stardom. Host of his own Comedy Roadshow, holder of the UK record for fastest-selling arena tour, and now a Britain's Got Talent judge, Michael is certainly in demand. From hosting the Royal Variety Show to numerous panel show and guest appearances, Michael has become one of the most familiar comedians on television. As confident as he is quick-witted, Michael is a boyish, likeable chap who improvises as effortlessly as Eddie Izzard and Ross Noble except with an additional knack for characters and accents. No comedian makes his job look easier.
A plethora of influential radio and television documentaries including his BBC 2 series "Great British (and recently Continental) Railway Journeys", BBC 1's sardonic political "This week", and Radio 4's "Moral Maze".
Since leaving politics, Michael has devoted himself to writing and broadcasting. Charming and charismatic, he is a regular on both BBC 1's "This Week" programme and Radio 4's "The Moral Maze". He has made radio and television documentaries on a wide range of subjects, including three series of "Great British Railway Journeys" for BBC 2.
Micky is a one of the nations favourite comedians.
With bundles of self-deprecating charm and perfect timing, Micky wins over any audience with his stream of observations on life's little absurdities. He's been described as 'gut-wrenchingly hilarious' by The Mirror, and simply 'the future of comedy' by Frank Skinner. Micky claims an East End upbringing so impoverished that Alphabetti Spaghetti was a luxury. He's since gone from Billingsgate fish porter to appearing in Sainsbury commercials and marrying into the middle classes. Micky affectionately mocks the more rarified world he now inhabits and the characters he's (almost) left behind.
Described by the Telegraph as “a very British tour-de-force”, Miles Jupp has appeared as a performer across a wide range of genres – from stand-up comedy and theatre to major television series and Hollywood films.
Miles Jupp started performing stand-up comedy in 2000 when he won both So You Think You’re Funny and Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. He became a regular performer on BBC Scotland’s Live Floor Show and he earned a nomination for the Perrier Best Newcomer award for his debut solo show, Gentlemen Prefer Brogues.
Perrier and Sony award-winning comedian, writer and star of three series of The Very World of Milton Jones on Radio 4.
Milton's wonderfully creative use of language has been showcased repeatedly on Radio 4 (over 9 series), but has also been seen on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Mock the Week, and in his first novel, Where Do Comedians Go When They Die? He's also a regular writer on BBC1's hit Not Going Out.
Miranda Hart, is an English actor, comedian and writer.
Miranda Hart is best known for her role in the self named television series “Miranda”.
Monty Halls is a former Royal Marines Officer who worked on the peace process under Nelson Mandela.
Monty Halls has presented television series for the BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic and Discovery, and has written eight books covering his travels.
Dr Morgaine Gaye is a Food Futurologist, who forecasts trends and enables companies to develop what we will all be eating in the coming years.
Trend forecaster, academic, product developer, writer and broadcaster, Morgaine lives and breathes ideas and future trends. She asks the question 'why' so that she can deliver the 'what'. Identifying why people aspire to new things, she discovers what will be desirable and aspirational in the future. She endeavors to make food fun, informative and a social commentary on culture, class, behaviours and belief. She is the founder and director of Bellwether: Food Trends, a fashion/design/food/social trend (digital and print) compendium for global markets.
“Kids can and will thrive in the right conditions, but it all seems to start with the teachers, and giving those teachers the resources to teach- and not just to test.”
Morgan Spurlock is a documentary filmmaker, humorist, television producer, screenwriter, and political activist, best known for the documentary films “Super Size” Me and “This Is Us”. Spurlock was the executive producer and star of the reality television series “30 Days”. As of June 2013, Spurlock hosts and produces the CNN show “Inside Man” and is the co-founder of short-film content marketing company cinelan, which produced the Focus Forward campaign for GE.
Nick Grimshaw is a British television and radio presenter.
As well as hosting various shows for BBC Radio 1, Nick Grimshaw is notable for his work on Channel 4, E4, BBC One, BBC Two and Channel 4 youth strand T4.
Nigel Barden is best known for being a food and drink broadcaster.
Nigel writes and presents on food and especially drink. He also narrates power boat racing for Channel 4 and occasionally acts as rugby correspondent for BBC London. His passion for all kinds of booze has even taken him to the Edinburgh Fringe in a theatrical mission to make sherry trendy.
International comedienne and ventriloquist.
Nina and her independently minded friend Monkey thrill audiences on both sides of the Atlantic in the sitcom Family Tree and on tour. As the cheeky monkey puts it they are ‘genre-defying,’ but what does he know? He’s not even real! They’re joined onstage by Lydia and a mask-wearing volunteer from the audience.
Nina Wadia is an Indian-born British actress, best known for playing Zainab Masood in the soap opera Eastenders.
Nina Wadia has many television credits to her name, including Goodness Gracious Me, Waking the Dead, Skins and the four-part TV adaptation of Zadie Smith's novel White Teeth.
Critically acclaimed comic, internationally famed meme & wonderfully nice gentleman, Nish Kumar is a comedian, and a bloody good one at that (Time Out).
Nish Kumar is a British stand-up comedian, actor, and radio presenter. He currently hosts The Mash Report on BBC Two, and has hosted BBC Radio 4 Extra's topical comedy show Newsjack.
Patrick Kielty is a Northern Irish comedian and presenter who is one of the most recognisable names on TV and having appeared on prime time celebrity shows and late night standup and topical panel shows.
Patrick Kielty started his comedy career whilst a student at Queens University, Belfast. He started his own night at the city’s famous Empire club, which spawned a one-off BBC television special ‘The Empire Laughs Back’ which in time won him a Royal Television Society award for best regional presenter.
Internationally renowned comedian.
Patrick Monahan is a regular on the UK comedy circuit, playing venues such as the Comedy Store, Jongleurs, The Glee club to name just a few, Patrick has also performed in Europe and on the International comedy scene. A great observer of life and people, Patrick's mixture of charm, cheek and improvisation has made his a popular live performer with over half a dozen Edinburgh shows and performances from Luxembourg to Qatar to his name.
Charming award-winning comedian, entertainer and awards host.
Paul is an award-winning comedian who charms audiences with all-too-relatable frustration at the world around him and the people inhabiting it. With a warm, chatty style he takes shots at everything from humble-brags to hangovers.
Paul Merton is a British writer, actor, comedian, radio and television presenter.
Paul Merton is known for his improvisation skill, his humour is rooted in deadpan, surreal and sometimes dark comedy.
Paul Whitehouse is a British actor, writer and comedian.
Paul Whitehouse became known for his work with Harry Enfield and as one of the stars of the popular BBC sketch show, The Fast Show.
Having won the TV Show, The Big Big Talent Show, Paul's ventriloquist act has lead his career performances in a range of prestigious venues, from Royal Variety Performance to the BBC One's The One Show.
Paul Zerdin was the first winner of ITV programme, The Big Big Talent Show. The UK's number one ventriloquist's career has included appearances on everything from the Royal Variety Performance, Paramount and Comedy Central's, The World Stands Up to ITV Daybreak, BBC TV's The One Show, Sky News and Jason Manford's Comedy Rocks. With Paul’s winning combination of technical skill, hilarious ventriloquism, charm and impeccable comic timing, Paul Zerdin’s live shows see him bring to life a diverse range of characters.
Pete is recognised as the UK’s leading comedy magician. He starred in BBC1’s prime-time Saturday night programme ‘The Magicians’.
Since performing dubious exercises with animals in Dirty Tricks, Pete has starred in The Magicians and Derren Brown’s 3D Magic Spectacular. He’s also performed with Rihanna, stormed Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival and produced his first book: Tricks To Freak Out Your Friends. Described by The Telegraph as ‘the new poster-boy for British comedy magic,’ Pete is about to set off on tour in Trickster
Peter is the leader of Human Dynamics and the Academy of Rock, author, business academic and life-long musician
Author of eight books, including "Leading Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise", Peter delivers bespoke masterclasses that fuse together his passion for music to facilitate businesses with leadership, strategy, innovation and creativity. Peter uses a rich mix of business intelligence with the power of music to inspire, inform, and engage his audience in ways that stay with them forever.
Dr Phil Hammond is a journalist, author, comedian, and GP.
Dr Phil Hammond can talk seriously or humorously, and usually both, about any health and lifestyle topic. He has been an NHS doctor for 31 years, a comedian for 29 years, a BBC broadcaster for 28 years and Private Eye's medical correspondence for 26 years.
Phill Jupitus is an English stand-up and improv comedian, actor, performance poet, cartoonist and podcaster.
Phill Jupitus’s vast range of talents has allowed him to have a variety of careers from music to television to stand up comedy making him an excellent entertainer.
Reggie is one of the most talented and versatile performers / presenters on British TV.
Reggie Yates is a British actor, television presenter and radio DJ, best known from his roles as Rastamouse, Leo Jones in Doctor Who, and for his work at the BBC in radio and television.
Reginald D Hunter
Reginald Darnell Hunter is an African-American best known for his stand-up comedy globally.
Reginald D Hunter is a writer, actor and comedian from Georgia, USA and is one of a very select group of comedians to be nominated for the Perrier Award three years running.
Reverend Richard Coles
Richard is a well known and much loved media personality, writer, actor, retired vicar, and former member of The Communards.
The Reverend Richard Coles is a broadcaster, writer, actor and retired priest and former pop star with The Communards. Following up on a successful media career Richard trained for a priesthood in the Church of England. Meanwhile he continues to work in broadcasting, with Newsnight and as an opera reviewer, Songs of Praise and as a panellist on Have I Got News For You. In 2011 he became the regular host of BBC 4’s Saturday Live programme.
Welsh sensation Rhod Gilbert is one of the UK's leading stand-up comedy talents.
Rhod Gilbert has enjoyed many successful years as a star of television and radio and continues to uphold his esteemed reputation as a prolific writer and first-class live performer.
Rich Hall is an American comedian, writer and musician.
Comedian and writer who was featured on SNL from 1984 to 1985 and who was a regular guest on Late Night with David Letterman. He has had four BBC TV series of his own including Rich Hall's Badly Funded Think Tank, Rich Hall's Fishing Show, and Rich Hall's Cattle Drive.
Richard Ayoade is an English comedian and actor best known for his role as Maurice Moss in The IT Crowd.
Richard Ayoade is an English comedian, actor, writer, TV presenter and director, best known for his roles as Dean Learner in Garth Marenghi's Darkplace and Maurice Moss in The IT Crowd.
Richard Blackwood is a Stand-up Comic, Broadcaster, Actor and Presenter.
Richard Blackwood first set his sights on entertaining at the tender age of eight after watching comic, Richard Pryor live in concert on BBC 2.
Richard Herring is best known as a stand up comedian
Richard Herring has enjoyed phenomenal success as a writer and performer and is an innovator in the world of podcasts. In 2016 he will be touring his new show Happy Now?, which will also be released on DVD. He premièred the show as part of a season of shows at the Leicester Square Theatre which saw him revive each of his eleven consecutive stand-up shows for just one night only before debuting a brand new hour on the final night.
Lance Corporal Richard Jones is the winner of the tenth series of Britain’s Got Talent 2016.
Lance Corporal Richard Jones is a Master Magician of the prestigious magic circle and represents the very best in cutting edge magic.
Rob Beckett is an English stand-up comedian and presenter.
Rob started performing stand-up in 2009 and quickly enjoyed success in all of the new comedian competitions winning 4 competitions in his first year. Consistently impressive performances in these competitions, culminated in Rob finishing as a runner up in So You Think You’re Funny and winning the Amused Moose Laugh Off which earned him an invite to perform at Comedy festivals in Australia. At this festival in Adelaide Rob was nominated for the best newcomer award. He made his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012 with his solo show Rob Beckett’s Summer Holiday.
Rob Brydon is best known as a Welsh actor and television presenter.
Rob Brydon is a Welsh actor and writer, known for Would I Lie to You?, The Rob Brydon Show and Gavin and Stacey.
Rob Deering is an award winning comedian who combines sharp wit, physical comedy, and virtuoso musicianship.
Rob Deering is an award-winning guitar-playing comedian. Over the years Rob has cemented his reputation as one of the country's finest stand ups, taking six solo shows to the Edinburgh Festival, headlining all the major comedy clubs throughout Britain. Combining jokes, a cheeky grim and some impressive guitar and singing skills, Rob wins over audiences of any background. Using a battery of effects pedals, Rob creates whole songs live on stage to help him look at how ludicrous rock music can be, the worst song lyrics ever written, and highlight wildly inappropriate songs to accompany certain moments in life. He also points out how many performers sing with bread in their mouths and the similarity of songs previously consider worlds apart - such as Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit and Abba's Dancing Queen.
Rob Delaney is an American comedian best known for his Twitter account.
Rob Delaney is a well-known American comedian, actor, and writer from Boston, Massachusetts but is currently residing in London.
Roger Tilling is best known for being the leading British voiceover artist, television announcer and broadcaster.
Roger Tilling is one of the most well-known and trusted voices on British television being a Voice of God. He is the legendary voice of BBC’s University Challenge, the world’s longest-running TV quiz, pronouncing names like Rubio-Gorrochategui, Tyszczuk-Smith, Garčević, Bhattacharya, Warnakulasuriya, Drnovšek-Zorko and Papaphilippopulos at lightning speed.
Romesh Ranganathan is best known for his stand-up comedy.
Romesh Ranganathan is a British stand-up comedian and actor who has appeared on Mock the Week, Holby City, Soccer AM, Russell Howard's Good News, Sweat the Small Stuff and Virtually Famous.
Resilience expert with an inspiring story of how to cope with adversity.
Overnight, Ronan Harrington went from senior leadership positions at the British Foreign Office and Extinction Rebellion to being diagnosed with a debilitating lifetime chronic illness. He’s learned the hard way how to lead under pressure and stay strong in the face of adversity. Ronan now teaches on the KPMG Executive Leadership Programme and is a resilience specialist at Tough Cookie, advising leading organisations including Sky, Meta and Accenture on how to create healthy, high performing cultures.
Impressionist, actress, comedienne and writer becoming a household name in the BAFTA winning Big Impression.
Born in Scotland, Ronni Ancona is a British Comedy Award Winning impressionist and comedienne. She is an entertaining and charismatic performer be it after dinner or stand up to hosting corporate awards.
Rory Bremner is one of Britain's best-loved impressionists.
Impressionist, comedian, satirist, translator, columnist, writer, presenter, ballroom dancer; Rory Bremner is either multi-talented, indecisive, or both. With a repertoire of over one hundred characters, he impersonates everyone from film stars to chat show hosts, sportsmen to newsreaders and politicians to fellow comedians. He frequently appears on a range of both comic and serious programmes including "Question Time", "The One Show", "QI", and "This Week". He was a regular on BBC 2's "Mock the Week", and partnered Erin on the Saturday night hit show "Strictly Come Dancing" in 2011.
Ross Noble is a stand up comedian.
Ross Noble rose to mainstream popularity through making appearances on British television, particularly interviews and on celebrity quiz shows such as Have I Got News for You.
Roy Walker is best known for presenting the game show Catchphrase.
Roy Walker is a television personality and comedian from Northern Ireland, who worked for many years as both a television presenter and comedy actor.
Ruby Wax OBE is best known for her impact in the comedy scene; performing, presenting, and writing some of the UK's most memorable TV moments. Ruby is now a Mental Health advocate, providing workshops to businesses and clients.
Ruby Wax OBE had a prolific acting career: charming and chiding a melange of celebrities on her chat show, Ruby; acting as the voice of the Pope in BBC's animated series, Popetown; and performing as a part of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Since her acting career, Ruby has changed direction, now being a professionally qualified Psychotherapist and studied in Neuroscience. Ruby now offers business leaders and clientele workshops in developing a deeper and more direct level of communication with their clients and colleagues.
Rufus Hound is an English comedian, actor and presenter.
Former Science Museum guide turned stand-up comedian whose big break into show business was reaching the final of the Channel 4-sponsored So You Think You're Funny? competition at the 2002 Edinburgh Festival. He makes regular radio appearances on LBC and BBC London.
Russell Howard is an English comedian and television and radio presenter.
Russell Howard is an English comedian best known for his TV show Russell Howard's Good News and his appearances on the topical panel TV show Mock the Week.
Russell Kane is a well-known stand up comedian.
Russell Kane is an English writer, comedian and actor. He was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, winning the main prize in 2010.
Comedienne, writer, pundit and presenter.
Sandi Toksvig OBE is the former host of Radio 4’s News Quiz. She is also author of Girls Are Best, which shows how women have always pulled off the greatest feats and made the most important inventions. Witty, quick to challenge and charismatic for awards and after dinner she gives her take on current affairs, of one kind or another.
Sanjeev Bhaskar is a British Comedian.
Sanjeev Bhaskar, OBE is a British comedian, actor and broadcaster, best known for his work in the BBC Two comedy series Goodness Gracious Me and as host of The Kumars at No. 42.
Glaswegian critically acclaimed stand up comedian and compere performing around the UK and internationally.
Former journalist, Scott achieved heroic status in 2008 named Scottish Comedian of the Year. Considered one of the best story tellers in the business and is a former journalist with TV presenting credits (MTV, BBC Three, STV) and also radio appearances (BBC FiveLive, BBC Radio Scotland, Clyde 1, Galaxy FM) under his belt.
Shane Richie is an English actor, comedian, singer and media personalilty.
Shane Richie is well known for his portrayal of the character Alfie Moon in the television programme Eastenders.
Shappi is a internationally loved comedian
Shappi, the acclaimed Iranian comedian, grabbed the comedy world's attention with her original sell-out Edinburgh show, Asylum Speaker. Both feisty and flirty, she softens a razor sharp wit with a deliciously dizzy delivery and endless charm.
Simon Callow is an English actor, musician, writer, and theatre director.
“Callow is not simply a terrific actor who happens to write - you could as well call him a terrific writer who happens to act.”
Simon Evans is an English comedian.
Hugely popular both in comedy clubs and on the after-dinner and corporate circuit, Evans excels in routines that are adult in the best sense of the word.
Sindhu Vee is best known for her award-winning comedy, actor and writer.
Sindhu Vee swapped her career as an investment banker to become a comedian and has fast become one of the most exciting and sought-after talents on the UK circuit.
Stephen K Amos
Stephen K Amos has charmed and entertained audiences all over the world with his natural, assured delivery and his honest, original material.
Instantly likeable, Stephen K Amos has built a reputation as a peerless compere, a popular stand up and an acclaimed comic writer. He's also been this star of his own BBC2 sketch and stand up show. A gifted actor, Amos has impressed audiences and critics with his performances on stage and screen and has proved not only a gift for comedy but also for more serious roles. Comfortable as a performer, presenter, actor and guest there is no doubt that Amos will retain his position as one of the nations favourite comedians for a long time to come.
Immensely successful actor, Stephen is best known for his role as 'Dr. Guy Secretan' in the hit Channel 4 show 'Green Wing'.
Stephen Mangan is an acclaimed actor who has appeared in some of the UK's best TV comedy of recent years, including Episodes, with Matt LeBlanc. Despite appearing in multiple school plays, growing up, Stephen never imagined he could be an actor, stating "I'd have put it in a category with astronaut or jockey." After studying law at Cambridge University, he auditioned for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and successfully won a place. He spent several years in regional theatre, playing in classics such as The Tempest, Twelfth Night and Hamlet, and his successful seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the touring company Cheek By Jowl earned him a nomination for the Ian Charleson award. He is now probably best known for his role as Dr. Guy Secretan in the TV comedy series Green Wing, a character who was voted 34th in Channel 4's The World's Greatest Comedy Characters. He has also filmed a full series of the comedy Free Agents, previously part of the Comedy Showcase season of Pilots and now currently being broadcast on Channel 4.
Stephen Mulhern is firmly established as one of the most popular young presenters in the business.
Stephen Mulhern is best known for his smash hit television shows ITV1’s Saturday morning show Holly & Stephen’s Saturday Showdown, Tricky, Fingertips, Globo Loco, the BAFTA award winning Quick Trick Show and Ministry of Mayhem. After stepping away from Saturday morning children’s TV he went onto host Dancing on Ice-Defrosted and Britain’s Got More Talent, the ITV2 spin offs from the massive ITV1 hit shows.
Steve Coogan is best known for playing the character Alan Partridge.
Steve Coogan is an English actor, stand-up comedian, impressionist, writer and producer who is well known for creating and playing the comedic character Alan Partridge.
Steve is best known for his role as Blue Peter's resident science expert. He is also known for incorporating humor into his knowledge of science, seeing the development of his hit show 'Festival of the Spoken Nerd'
With his role as Blue Peter's resident science expert, Steve offers a unique ability to communicate science, incorporating humor with his knowledge to generate a compelling speaking talent. This fusion saw the development and success of his hit show 'Festival of the Spoken Nerd'. He is involved with other big names in science, including Brian Cox when hosting Science Live! at the Science Museum.
Stuart Goldsmith is best known as an internationally award-winning comedian, writer, podcaster and host.
Stuart Goldsmith has a reputation for smart, accessible stand-up, with enthusiasm and natural charm to conceal a quick with and fearlessness honed by his early career as a street performer.
Former lawyer turned critically acclaimed Scottish comedian.
The corporate lawyer turned comedian made the move to full-time stand up when clients started to attend her gigs. She hasn’t looked back, enjoying critically acclaimed Edinburgh shows, standing in for Mr MacAulay on Radio Scotland and guesting on The News Quiz and The Unbelievable Truth.
Suzi Ruffell is a comedian.
Performing all over the country, Suzi has quickly established herself supporting Alan Carr, Josh Widdicombe and Kevin Bridges on tour.
The Horne Section
The Horne Section is a live music variety show which has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
Alex Horne and his five-piece jazz band “The Horne Section” combine comedy, improv, storytelling and music.
Tim is an award winning, world-class comedian and musician, best known for combining the two in his unique brand of musical comedy.
Tim Minchin is an Australian musician, composer, songwriter, actor, comedian and writer. In his performances, he typically goes barefoot with wild hair and heavy eye makeup, which is juxtaposed with a crisp suit and tails, and a grand piano. His current songs span various musical styles and topics such as environmentalism, rationalism, prejudice(ism), logical fallacies(ism) and his amour de fromage et de boobs(ism). During 2009 and 2010, Tim wrote the music and lyrics for Matilda The Musical with the Royal Shakespeare Company. This adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic ran, from November 2010 until January 2011.
Tim is best known for his lookalike and impersonator work of Ricky Gervias and David Brent for the past 10 years.
Tim has been a professional, full time lookalike/impersonator of Ricky Gervais/David Brent since 2004. He has been on many TV shows including – Richard & Judy – Sky News – Weakest Link – Friday Night Project – This Week – The One Show etc, but most recently on Britain's Got Talent 2010 as one of the Chippendoubles. He has been the main content of viral videos for many websites and conferences, including Fujitsu in Australia to Microsoft Office 2010 in Basingstoke. Tim met Ricky when he was summoned to interview him for Total Film Magazine, they got on famously, in fact, well enough for him to have said "Tim is the best" in a small video clip. Subsequently to that, he told the commissioner for Sky1 that he is my biggest fan.
Tim Vine is an award-winning comedian who holds the world record for the most jokes (and laughed at) told in an hour: 499.
Tim Vine is an English writer, actor, comedian and presenter, known for his role on the BBC series Not Going Out until his departure in 2012. He has released a number of DVDs of his stand-up comedy and has written several joke books.
Highly engaging and talented science and technology influencer, broadcaster and occasional comedian.
Science writer, broadcaster, sometime comedian and co-host of Radio 4’s look into what the future holds, Timandra examines the effects of all areas of technology. She is the author of Big Data: does size matter? and has written for Wired, the Guardian and the Telegraph.
Tom Allen is an English comedian, actor, and writer.
Tom Allen started as a stand up at the age of twenty-two and went on to win both So You Think You’re Funny in Edinburgh and the BBC New Comedy Awards in the same year. Since then he has honed his unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and camp, riotous storytelling by performing to audiences all over the UK and around the world.
Tom Stade is an internationally loved comedian.
Since arriving in the UK, Canadian émigré Tom Stade has steadily earned a reputation as one of the most distinctive and exciting stand-up talents around. He instantly made a splash on the UK circuit with his magnetic stage presence and first-class story-telling, and after years topping the bill and playing at international comedy festivals around the globe, he is now established as a leading touring act in his own right, and finds himself well on the road to being a household name.
Tony Hawks is a TV and radio comedian and bestselling author.
Tony Hawks is a highly respected author and comedian. He is the author of the bestseller "Round Ireland with a Fridge", the story of his absurd quest to hitch round the circumference of Ireland within a month in the unorthodox company of a fridge. After being serialized on Radio 4, the book became a top 10 Sunday Times bestseller. He has appeared frequently on many TV shows including "Have I Got News For You", "They Think It's All Over", "A Bit of Fry and Laurie", as well as "Red Dwarf". Tony is a regular after dinner speaker at corporate events up and down the country and his warm, dry style and aptitude for ad-libbing makes him a popular choice as a host for award ceremonies.
Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer
Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are a well known comedy duo.
Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, more commonly known simply as Vic and Bob or Reeves and Mortimer, are a British comedy double act whose comedy career stretches over 25 years.