Saturday May 8th 2010 – Compere + 3 Fantastic Comedians
COMPERE – JOHN MANN
Sharp observation and wry wit mingled effortlessly with a gentle and confident rapport, whether discussing the senile antics of senior citizens or giving handy hints to aid successful shoplifting, John’s gentle and honest delivery makes him one of the most enjoyable comedians on the circuit. John is a regular and longstanding Jongleurs act. “A fantastic compere . . . the night is his” Steve Lamacq – NME. “Distinctly amusing, engaging and talented” Malcolm Hay – Time Out. “One of the funniest people I know” Phill Jupitus.
Manchester comic Dave has been described as ‘reminiscent of a young Johnny Vegas’ by his local comedy club and his quick witted patter and his cheeky, likeable style have made him a firm favourite in the North West. Now venturing further afield, Dave has already built himself a solid reputation in London and as a regular at the Bristol gigs is fast becoming a face to remember.
SALLY ANNE HAYWARD
Charming and chirpy, Sally’s naturally chatty style endears her to audiences and she comes across just like your talkative mate, doing all the work in a conversation so you don’t have to. But crucially, she’s also overflowing with robust punch lines to back up the ever-present warmth and maintaining the impression of a chum being deliciously indiscrete, rather than venomous. “Hayward is a bubbly stream of comedy anecdotes…a delightfully chatty act…an immensely likeable stage manner.” Chortle online.
Headliner Paddy sets the place alight with fast, intelligent material and a fresh, original style. His Irish charm and lively humour combines topical material with observational routines. His joke (“I was watching the London Marathon and saw one runner dressed as a chicken and another runner dressed as an egg. I thought: ‘This could be interesting’.”) was voted 2nd in the 2009 Funniest Joke of The Fringe and he is currently in demand throughout the UK as a headliner. “Simply a scream.” – The Telegraph. “Gentle Irish lilt belies a mischievous sense of humour” – Fest. “Extremely funny material” – one4rev”. “Excellent stand-up, Paddy Lennox, is laid-back and charismatic. Vastly entertaining” – Three Weeks.