The 2Northdown Mic Check is back with another amazing line up! Come have a drink, watch top acts try some new stuff and have a great time!
The 2Northdown Mic Check with Garrett Millerick
Wednesday 11 April
Felicity Ward, Holly Burn, Bec Hill, Edd Hedges
This month featuring Felicity Ward, Holly Burn, Bec Hill, Edd Hedges
Australian comic & actor, Felicity Ward has taken the British Comedy scene by storm. Having headlined ‘Live From the BBC’ for BBC Two and appearing on ‘Mock The Week’ (BBC Two), ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’ (BBC3), ‘Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled’ (Dave), BBC3’s ‘Red Button Comedy’, ‘The John Bishop Show’ (BBC1) as well as regularly contributing to ‘Make You Laugh Out Loud’ (Ch 5) and ‘Sam Delaney’s News Thing’ (Russia Today). Plus, more exciting appearances in Josh Widdicombe’s BBC3 sitcom Josh, Channel 4’s Digital Hijack and a quick dash back across the Atlantic to star in ‘Ronny Chieng: International Student’, sitcom for ABC which is now airing on BBC Three. If that’s not enough, the big screen beckons too! She had a co-starring role in Australian comedy feature film ‘Any Questions For Ben?’ (made by Working Dog Productions who also made Australian Cult Classic ‘The Castle’) and appeared in the box office smash-hit ‘The Inbetweeners Movie 2’.
In 2015 Felicity stormed the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with solo show, ‘What if There is No Toilet?’, earning the 3rd highest reviewed show of the festival and went on to win the award for Best International Show at the New Zealand Comedy Festival the following year. Back again on UK soil, Felicity took her hotly anticipated follow-up solo show, ‘50% More Likely to Die’, to the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and followed up with her first ever UK tour last autumn. Currently, Felicity has a number of exciting projects in development, both on and off screen.
★★★★★ The Mirror, The List, One4Review, Funny Women, Nine More Than None and Fresh Air
★★★★ The Times, The Guardian, The Herald, The Sunday Times, Chortle, Time Out, Edinburgh Festivals, Three Weeks, TV Bomb, The Skinny, Beyond The Joke, Broadway Baby, Fest Mag and WOW247
“Her gawky self-effacing charm makes the audience adore her right from the off. (…) it is her skill as a stand up which leaves her audience buzzing with excitement.” – The Scotsman
“Moving, honest and gutbustingly funny. If you require proof that stand-up can find humour in unlikely places look no further than Felicity Ward.” - **** Evening Standard
“Eternally upbeat Aussie storyteller Felicity Ward is a hugely talented stand-up. Heartwarming, relentlessly funny tales told with real passion.” – Time Out
Newcastle-born Holly Burn started her comedy career in 2007, with a mix of stand-up and surreal character work. She made her Edinburgh debut within a year of starting and her shows included stunts such as leading her audience into the street, or her 2009 site-specific piece set in her New Town flat. As an actress she has also appeared in comedy sketches for BBC and ITV.
“Hilarious” – The Independent
“Geordie power house” - Chortle ****
“Comedy supremo… turns stand up on its head” - To Do List ****
“Dangerous but hilarious… Genuinely inspired and edgy… daringly different.” - The Stage
“Hilarious. Burn is an irresistible performer and her writing is strong, packed with deliciously surreal details.” – The Independent
With an incredibly endearing stage presence, Essex-boy Edd Hedges has a natural affinity with an audience and since winning So You Think You’re Funny in 2013 his career has skyrocketed. Being a runner-up in subsequent finals of Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year and Piccadilly Comedy Club New Comedian of the Year, Edd went on to feature in Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, Just The Tonic’s Big Value Show (Edinburgh 2014) and the Machynlleth Comedy Festival which also marked his radio debut on Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy Club with Arthur Smith. Edd also recently guest starred in an episode of Joe Sutherland and Stephen Bailey's On The Rocks podcast.
Edd’s debut Edinburgh Fringe show Wonderland impressed audiences and critics alike, with many praising Edd's uniquely disarming comic style and talent for storytelling.
"Edd Hedges is a joy to watch." - The Scotsman
"It's not often you are left stunned at the end of a Fringe show...funny, complex and dark" ★★★★★ The Fountain
"Supremely affable style." - Chortle
"Self-deprecating and hilariously awkward, Edd brought the judges to a total standstill." - Three Weeks
Australian-born and now London-based, Bec has gained a cult following in Australia, the UK and Ireland thanks to her award-winning solo shows, Twitter presence and popular YouTube videos. She has a talent for incorporating arts and crafts into her stand-up routines, creating a unique and unforgettable comedy style that she calls “paper-puppetry”.
Bec can be found as a guest on the 2nd series of "Dara O'Briain's Go 8 Bit", a judge on "Sam & Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up", and the voice of several characters in "Mass Effect: Andromeda". She also appeared in several series of CBBC's “The Dog Ate My Homework”, and starred in the Sundance UK Grand Jury Prize winning short film "Russian Roulette".
Her one-liners regularly feature in "best joke" lists by "reputable" sources like The Telegraph, Dave, The Guardian, The Independent, Daily Record and Buzzfeed, which isn't surprising, as she is the creator of the UK’s only pun-based comedy night, Pun Run. She has also written for The Amazing World of Gumball, Bluestone 42, Dilemma, The Now Show and her first short animation directorial debut, "Scoring Pointes" aired with Disney in 2016.
She is one half of the award-winning, critically-acclaimed family comedy double-act, Bec & Tom.
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