A top night of comedy with headliners STEPHEN CARLIN, TOM WEBB and JESSICA FOSTEKEW (MC) plus funny guests!
Carlin has earned critical acclaim, accolades and a growing fanbase with his original and insightful writing style and accomplished delivery. He is very enigmatic act, using a unique pattern of delivery to amuse the audience with very unexpected and off the wall references. From his sartorial elegance to his in-depth and hilarious knowledge of International snooker, Carlin’s performance takes the audience into the mind of a passionate obsessive. This man is well on his way to become Scotland's newest addition to its history of brilliant comedians.
Named by Stewart Lee as one of the ‘Ten Best Comedians in the World Ever’…
“The whimsy and relaxed on-stage demeanour were a winner instantly…(Carlin) excelled in pedantry, married to exceptional use of language” Leamington Observer
“if this man isn’t a household name in five years time, the world is even more lacking in justice than we could have feared.” The Scotsman.
“The material is sharp and original.” The List
“a delightfully off beat act who expertly applies twisted, convoluted logic to common-or-garden observations to produce genuinely original material…a definite tip for the top.” Chortle
“Stephen Carlin is fast establishing himself as one of the most distinct and funny new comedians in Britain.” Chortle
“The Sean Lock of his generation.” BBC Comedy Development
‘Ingenious and fresh' (Time Out)
‘Tom Webb is a cheeky, inventive, damn funny fellow' (London Is Funny)
‘Hilarious… A comedy treat' (Edinburgh Evening News)
Tom Webb is a hilarious, award-winning comedian, performing all over the country in venues including The Soho Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, The Komedia, Frog & Bucket and The Gilded Balloon. You can also see him on Dave TV, as David Baddiel’s assistant, Aaron, in ‘FC Dave’. Or hear him on BBC Radio (Bristol), JNET Radio and Fuse FM.
He is the host for Popbitch, They Quiz and Match Bars, is resident MC at PARTY PIECE and Comedy Loft and compères the triumphant 'London Is Funny Presents...' a mixed bill show with acts like Rufus Hound, Josie Long and Simon Brodkin at the Edinburgh Fringe. And 2012 sees him in the Pleasance Courtyard as the closer for AAA Late.
If not performing live, Tom writes and performs for the screen and radio. He was commissioned by Myspace Comedy to write and perform in a 6 part sitcom, 'Tom Webbisodes' with Jemima Rooper and also sold a full-length, feature film, 'Friendless Wonder', to Anyway Films. He directed the award winning, sell-out show, The Fudge Shop and also wrote, directed and performed in sell-out plays for the Lyric: Hammersmith, Riverside Studios and Canal Cafe Theatre. And he's directed the World’s longest running comedy show, NewsRevue, as well as creating its two Christmas Specials.
‘Super duper MC… Top 20 Free Fringe Show' (London Is Funny)
‘The masterful Tom Webb… It's stuff like this that makes the Fringe great' (Three Weeks)
‘Wonderfully inventive stand-up Tom Webb' (Spoonfed)
‘The extraordinarily funny Tom Webb' (Hackney Gazette)
JESSICA FOSTEKEW (MC)
Jess does stand up almost every night of the week from Streatham to Switzerland. Her fourth show, 'IMAGINARY COLIN' was a packed-out success at Edinburgh 2015, where Jess was a regular in the late night shows Joke Thieves and This Is Your Trial. Jess regularly host the BBC Radio 4 Extra show 'The Comedy Club'. As an actor, Jess starred in this summer's acclaimed new BBC2 comedy 'The Javone Prince Show'. She's also currently writing on the ITV Jason Manford flagship show 'It's a Funny Old Week', as well as for specific comedians for Channel 4's '8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown'
«Intelligent humour and sharp, insightful stand up» — Evening Standard
«She informed, educated and entertained, a one-woman BBC, and left us wanting more, but in a good way.» — Chortle