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.
A first class, guitar-wielding comedian with a captivating voice and wickedly dry sense of humour. Andy Askins has an expertly crafted routine littered with an eclectic mix of offbeat comic songs and parodies. Popular songs have been rewritten and given a perverse twist to tremendous comic effect. With impeccable timing, his inventive and quirky songs are peppered with inspired patter and the darker material is sweetened by his impish demeanour which never fails to leave audiences in the palm of his hand. Andy Askins headlines at The Comedy Store and comedy venues nationwide. On our TV screens, he has performed on two series of The World Stands-Up for Comedy Central. He is also a firm favourite of the Armed Forces, recently travelling to Iraq and Afghanistan to entertain the British troops. Exclusive representation by Comedy Store Management www.comedystoremanagement.com
Originally from the tropical island of Barbados, Nico has been setting the London comedy circuit alight with his unique blend of Caribbean flavoured comedy. Whether he is delivering hilarious stories about growing up in Barbados or his new life in London, his laid back style and charm immediately win audiences over and leave them wanting more .
Since 2000, Allyson June Smith has been tickling Canada’s comedy scene from the moment she put down the chalk brush and picked up a mic. Playing to packed rooms has become like another day in the classroom for this former school teacher.
Her credits include her own hour long Comedy Now special, appearances on CBC Radio’s hit show The Debaters, and the Winnipeg, Halifax and Just For Laughs Festivals, to name just a few. A multiple Canadian Comedy Award nominee for Best Female Stand-Up, she performs for audiences ranging from corporations to the most rural of gatherings. Whether she was the emcee, support, or headliner, she´s delighted them all.
After working her way across Canada, Allyson now has taken her craft to the UK. Using her sassy blend of in-your-face stand-up and hilariously insightful commentary, she now works for major UK promoters and comedy clubs.
It is her genuine and unique sense of humor, combined with excellent performance timing, that has made audiences laugh. This teacher-come-comic is ready to show international audiences why she is a sought-after fan favourite.
Kerry Godliman is a trained actress. Combine that with a natural propensity to make people laugh and you have one talented performer. Kerry trained at Rose Bruford College and went on to take up acting professionally. In 2003 she decided to branch out into stand-up comedy and made the final of the Babycham Funny Women competition, receiving a special mention. The following year she made the final of the Hackney New Act competition finishing second. Since then she has taken shows to Edinburgh and been on a national tour, in addition to performing at comedy clubs up and down the country. Kerry Godliman likes to entertain the audience with anecdotes about her own personal experiences, characters she has come up against and theories about life in general. Kerry has acted in Holby City, The Bill, Doctors, Murder In Mind, My Hero and Extras and she was a regular performer on Channel 4´s sketch show Spoons and BBC3´s Rush Hour alongside Adam Buxton, Frankie Boyle and Miranda Hart. Kerry has also acted on film and in theatre with four films under her belt and productions of Don Juan and Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Coming to comedy through acting, rather than the other way, Kerry Godliman has a wealth of experiences to draw from, as well as a huge array of techniques to get the most from an audience, both of which she does with the confidence of a seasoned professional.
MC Ian Coppinger, Andy Askins, Nico Yearwood, Allyson June Smith and Kerry Godliman plus open spot.
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