One of Ireland’s busiest comedians Ian is a regular on the world comedy circuit having played to packed houses at the Edinburgh, Melbourne, Montreal Just for Laughs, Galway, Electric Picnic, Glasgow, Dublin, Adelaide and Wellington comedy festivals. Ian is also one of a handful of acts who have been invited back year after year to perform at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival since 1995 and he has performed throughout Europe, the Middle East and Far East. A regular on all the major stages in Ireland and the UK, Ian has also appeared as a support act for Ardal O’Hanlon on his UK tour and Pat Shortt on his Irish tour, including 7 sell out weeks in Dublin’s Vicar Street. Ian has also appeared on The Panel Live tour 2008 and in 2007 had 250,000 copies of his CD distributed in the news of the world. A noted improviser, Ian is a co-founder of The Dublin Comedy Improv (1992), where he still performs every Monday night in Dublin’s International Bar, which is Ireland’s second-longest running comedy club. The Dublin Comedy Improv have recorded two hit radio shows for RTE radio.
Ian is also a regular guest with the world famous Comedy Store Players performing alongside Paul Merton, Richard Vranch, Josie Lawrence and many members of Whose Line Is It Anyway? Ian has also toured Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and Far East as Whose Line Is It Anyway? with the original performers.
Dominic Holland has been doing stand-up comedy since 1991 and has become one of the most regarded comedians of his generation. Since becoming a professional comedian Dominic has performed three highly acclaimed sell out one-man shows at the Edinburgh Festival, winning the Perrier Best Newcomer Award in 1993 followed by a Perrier Nomination at the 1996 Fringe. Dominic has made countless TV appearances, recorded an award winning series for BBC Radio 4, and has published two comic novels as well as writing umpteen articles and short stories. The Small World of Dominic Holland show for BBC Radio 4, broadcast in 2000, was named as one of the stations listener’s most popular comedy shows. His acting credits include Young Persons' Guide to Becoming a Rock Star and the film Tube Tales. Dominic embarked on a writing career for the late Bob Monkhouse, On the Spot, BBC Radio 2´s What If sketch show and the BBC Clive Anderson series in which he also appeared, giving a comedic slant to the week´s news topics. The Sunday Times recently described him as 'The UK´s master of observational comedy' and the Daily Telegraph noted that 'he is a top notch stand up who everyone should see'. Dominic is now one of the country´s most respected comedians, playing regularly at The Comedy Store and performing full length at theatres all over the country. In addition, Dominic has made numerous guest appearances on such television shows as Have I Got News For You, The Clive James Show, The Brian Conley Show, The Des O'Connor Show, The Stand Up Show, Edinburgh Nights, Best of Edinburgh, The Royal Variety Show, and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
From his start in Nova Scotia, Canada, Peter White has gone on to perform comedy all over the world, and is in high demand for festivals and television appearances.
In North America he can be seen in his own one hour Comedy Now special on CTV and the Comedy Network, as well as on CBC in his many appearances at the Halifax Comedy Festival, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and in the A&E movie presentation Bag of Bones, starring Pierce Brosnan.
In the UK he can be seen in two episodes of Live at The Comedy Store on Comedy Central.
Peter has appeared at the prestigious Just For Laugh´s Comedy Festival twice, and countless times on CBC and XM Radio. He has performed in over 25 different countries around the world, including performing for the British Military in the middle east.
For several years, Peter was a writer for the Gemini Award Winning 'This Hour Has 22 Minutes', where he was nominated for both a Writer´s Guild of Canada Award and a Canadian Comedy Award. He also wrote for the Gemini Award Winning YTV show 'That´s So Weird', as well as articles for various newspapers and magazines, including a run on the online portion of Vice magazine.
Chris McCausland is a stand up comedian and actor. He is also the only professional comedian in the world who is blind, and after performing stand-up since 2003, is firmly established at the very top of the UK’s live comedy circuit. Chris can regularly be seen performing at all of the country’s major clubs including the world famous Comedy Store in the heart of London’s West-End.
In 2014 Chris wrote and fronted a national TV ad campaign for Barclays Bank, which promoted their audio cash machines. He also secured a lead role in the Jimmy McGovern drama 'Moving On’ (BBC1).
Between 2005 and 2012 Chris took six different stand-up shows to the Edinburgh Festival and in 2011 was awarded the Creative Diversity Award for Comedy by a Channel 4 led panel of broadcasters that included BBC, ITV and Sky.
In 2008, 2010 and 2012 he appeared performing stand-up in three series of The Comedy Store for Paramount Comedy and Comedy Central.
Other TV credits include, 'Rudy’ the Market Trader in the Cbeebies show 'Me Too’, 'Celebrity Deal or No Deal Comedian Special’ with Jimmy Carr and 'Unwrapped’ (BBC2) with Miranda Hart.
Radio Credits include: Hawksby and Jacobs - Talksport, Gethin Jones - Five Live, Live on the Boat - R4, Loose Ends - R4
Chris is regularly asked by News channels including, BBC, ITV, Channel 5 and Sky to give his comedic slant and opinion on events happening around the world, from the serious to the ridiculous
Felicity Ward is a multi-award winning, Australian stand-up comedian, comic performer, writer and actor.
At the 2008 Melbourne Fringe, Felicity Ward debuted her full-length stand-up comedy show, Felicity Ward’s Ugly As A Child Variety Show. The autobiographical show went on to become a commercial and critical hit, and was awarded Most Outstanding Newcomer and then nominated for the same award at the following Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Ward was then invited to take UAAC Variety Show to the Edinburgh Fringe, where she won the 'Spirit of the Fringe Award’
Since then, Felicity has written and toured numerous solo shows across Australia, Europe and the USA to great success. She has won a number of major comedy awards in Australia and appeared on numerous television shows including Spicks and Specks, Thank God Your’e Here, Laid, Good News Week, The Ronnie Johns Half Hour, No Laughing Matter, The Best of Sydney Comedy Festival Gala and the Oxfam Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala.
In 2012, Felicity appeared in her debut feature film, Working Dog’s comedy Any Questions For Ben?, She was described as the 'standout performance of the film.’
In 2013 Felicity relocated to London and has been performing regularly on the UK club circuit and at festivals across the country. She has just completed successful seasons of her latest show, The Iceberg at the Melbourne, Sydney and Perth Comedy Festivals. She performed at the Jive Comedy Festival Cape Town in June and was been invited to perform at Montreal’s Juste Pour Rire Comedy Festival (Just For Laughs) in July. She played the highly prestigious Comedy Stage at Latitude Music Festival and then took The Iceberg to Edinburgh Fringe in August.
MC Ian Coppinger, Dominic Holland, Peter White, Chris McCausland and Felicity Ward plus open spot.
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