Justin Moorhouse is an English stand-up comedian and radio DJ from Manchester. He appeared in Peter Kay´s Phoenix Nights and Looking for Eric. Moorhouse was a salesman for many years before contacting a comedy club and performing a stand-up comedy routine, aged 29. In 2002 he competed in a local comedy competition, winning the final held at the Comedy Store Manchester. Soon afterwards, he performed in a comedy tour, before getting the role of Young Kenny in Phoenix Nights. Although Young Kenny is a Manchester City supporter, Moorhouse himself supports their rivals, Manchester United. Moorhouse appeared in the film Looking for Eric as "Spleen". From 7 December 2010 to 22 January 2011 he starred in Harold Brighouse´s play Zack at the Royal Exchange, Manchester.
In the 2010 series of Michael McIntyre´s Comedy Roadshow, he appeared as one of the supporting acts. In the 2011-12 series of Celebrity Mastermind, he was one of the winners. His chosen specialist subject was Les Dawson. He presented a Sunday show on Manchester commercial radio station, Key 103. He has written and appeared in his own BBC Radio 4 sitcom Everyone Quite Likes Justin. He is also a semi-regular guest on 7 Day Sunday and Fighting Talk, both broadcast on 5 Live.
Carl started performing stand-up in 2005 and quickly established himself as one of the UK’s most exciting young comedians. His conversational, silly sense of humour saw him win a host of awards (Chortle Best Newcomer 2007, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2007 among others) and become a regular at all of the finest comedy clubs in the UK and Ireland.
In 2009, Carl performed his debut solo show Relax Everyone, it’s Carl Donnelly! at the Edinburgh Fringe for which he was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer. Since then, Carl has returned to Edinburgh with three further solo shows and will return with another in 2015, after his nomination in 2013 for the Fosters Comedy Award.
Recently, Carl has been developing as an international act, with a successful tour of Australia and New Zealand in 2013 and a second in 2015, as well as performing at the biggest comedy festivals in the world (Montreal Just for Laughs, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Kilkenny Cat Laughs etc).
Carl has also appeared on various TV shows including Mock The Week , Dave’s One Night Stand , Stand Up for the Week , Russell Howard’s Good News , Follow The Football and Comedy Store . He is also a regular on radio appearing as a guest on such shows as BBC 5live’s The Back End of Next Week , Radio 4’s Loose Ends and Act Your Age as well as being a regular guest on talkSPORT . He has also co-hosted a radio show for the Fubar Radio app after his acclaimed podcast which he recorded with Chris Martin.
"Excellent, fast-rising comic with pacy anecdotal routines" - Sunday Times
Ben is a highly experienced and hugely well respected stand-up. He’s been performing comedy since 1993 and has developed an incredibly relaxed stage persona with an innate ability to improvise as well as deliver sharply crafted material.
He has performed at comedy festivals the world over and has a wealth of experience in the tricky art of TV warm-up. More recently, Ben has excelled at presenting many high profile corporate events and award ceremonies. You may have heard Ben’s voice on campaigns for Carling and Emirates, amongst others. Ben´s TV credits include: The Comedy Store (Open mike) Never mind the Buzzcocks (BBC 2) They think it’s all over (BBC 2) Mock the week (BBC 2)
"Killer gags" - The Scotsman
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.
Eleanor Tiernan is an original, honest and exciting comedian who is fast becoming a favourite with Irish audiences. She has performed at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, the Galway Comedy Festival, in Best of Irish at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, at the Vodafone Comedy Festival. Within just a year of starting stand-up Eleanor was asked to perform in Dublin’s Vicar St for the RTE production The Liffey Laughs, and BBC’s One Night Stand.
In 2007, she starred in the play Help!, which she wrote with her two cousins and performed with great success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and, more recently, at the Dublin Fringe Festival 2008. She also made her solo show debut at Edinburgh in 2008 to critical acclaim. Eleanor completed 120 shows as the support act for Tommy Tiernan’s Bovinity Tour, playing to over 120,000 people. Then in 2009 she was invited to the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival and followed up her debut with another Edinburgh solo show.
Eleanor has numerous TV credits to her name. She was part of a group of Irish comedians called Headwreckers that were selected to be part of Channel 4's Comedy Lab series. She was featured in Maeve Higgins’ Fancy Vittles and she both wrote and performed in RTE’s The Savage Eye which received an IFTA nomination. Eleanor has appeared on The Panel, Republic of Telly and just recently performed stand-up on Tonight with Craig Doyle. She was the first act to feature on RTE’s flagship Stand and Deliver and recently wrote and performed on the political satirical show The Eleventh Hour.
In 2010 Eleanor was one of the creators of the big hit of the Dublin Fringe Festival "City West Side Story" which sold out its entire run. The critically-acclaimed Irish Pictorial Weekly was co-written and co-performed by Eleanor and most recently she was a featured comedian on Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience on Comedy Central.
MC Justin Moorhouse, Carl Donnelly, Ben Norris, Dominic Holland and Eleanor Tiernan plus open spot.
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