The 2Northdown Mic Check is back with another amazing line up! Come and watch awesome acts try some new stuff all seemingly held together by 2Northdown’s favourite/resident MC – Garrett Millerick. Come on down and have a drink and a good time!
Line up subject to change.
For this instalment, Garrett will be joined by:
Matt Winning, David Mills, Gráinne Maguire, Caroline Mabey, Olga Koch and Daniel Muggleton.
Winning is a London-based Scottish comedian and environmental economist who can be seen as the environmental correspondent on Dave’s ‘Unspun with Matt Forde'
In 2017 Matt performed a sold out run of his third solo show 'Filibuster', built as a lecture on climate change, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Matt has a PhD in climate change policy and combined his two worlds of comedy and environmental economics in an attempt to save the planet which received considerable critical acclaim.
'Winning’s sharp wit and intelligence allows him to educate as he entertains' ★★★★ 1/2 (The Sunday Post)
'Filibuster is a very powerful and eccentric piece of comedy from Winning, who is sure to become one of the largest names in UK comedy very soon.' ★★★★ (ShortCom)
As seen in Florence Foster Jenkins with Meryl Streep!
For those of you not yet familiar (how?!), Mills is a London-based American actor, comedian and cabaret performer who won the Hackney Empire's New Act of the Year competition in 2011. He has regularly appeared as sidekick on fellow US comic Scott Capurro's live chat shows.
'David Mills is a class act. His jokes are beautifully crafted, sparkling little missiles loaded with wit.' (Scotsman)
'Fearless and perceptive… at the top of his form.' (SGFRINGE)
'Like the sharp-suited lovechild of Larry Grayson and Dave Allen, Mills combines laid-back storytelling with acerbic wit.' (Broadway Baby)
'Devilishly charming. His storytelling talents are impeccable.' (Chortle)
Gráinne Maguire Finalist in the 2007 Laughing Horse new act competition and the 2008 Funny Women competition.
Gráinne Maguire is a stand up comedian, comedy writer and actor.
She has performed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2010 with her show “We Need to Talk About Bonnets”, 2012 with “Where Are All the Fun Places and Are Lots of People There Having More Fun?” 2013 with “Gráinne Maguire’s One Hour All Night Election Show” 2016 with “Gráinne Maguire; Great People Making Great Choices” and 2017 with "Gráinne with a Fada".
As a comedian she has appeared on BBC1′s “Question Time”, “Daily Politics”, ITV1′s “Agenda”, Comedy Central’s ‘Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience”, RTE’s “The Year That’s In It”, BBC 3′s Free Speech, Radio 5 Live’s “Seven Day Sunday” & “Hit List”, Radio 4’s “The Now Show” “Stephen K Amos’ An Idiots Guide” “Front Row” and “Women’s Hour”.
Caroline Mabey Kooky and quirky Caroline Mabey is a true one off. She is a talented stand up comedian, compere and a highly skilled artist and animator.
On the circuit since 2005, Caroline skilfully combines edginess with eccentric charm and mischievous banter with strong gags.
“Fabulous off the wall lines… will endure in the memory long after you’ve forgotten every word from the big-name stand-ups.” – Chortle
“Truly scrumptious… Kooky, quirky and delicious” – Time Out
"A demented hybrid of Alan Partridge and Fawlty Towers" - Evening Standard, Critic’s Choice
“Inspired hilarity… Oddball genius from this always intriguing performer” –Chortle 2010
“Real comedy bite… silly, poignant and twisted gaggery" – The Scotsman
"Bloody Brilliant"- Three Weeks
Olga Koch does stand-up comedy onstage and creates cathartic performance art in the privacy of her own home.
In 2018, she is bringing her debut hour, Fight, to Pleasance This at the Edinburgh Fringe. Fight is directed by Charlie Dinkinand produced by Berk's Nest. Olga is totally not worried about it, like, at all.
Amused Moose National New Comic Award 2017 Finalist
Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2016 Finalist
So You Think You're Funny 2016 Semi-Finalist
Selected for BBC New Comedy Award 2016 & 2017
Funny Women Awards 2017 Regional Finalist
"I would expect to see her make inroads into the comedy scene fairly quickly" - Chortle
"A naturally comic mind" - Bruce Dessau
"Hugely charismatic" - Broadway Baby
"That girl is destined for stardom" - Daily Info
Must-see show of Edinburgh Fringe 2017 Stylist
Muggleton is an Australian stand-up comedian from Sydney, which is objectively a better city than Melbourne, just trust him. He is currently based in London, UK.
He has sold out shows at festivals around Australia: Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Canberra Comedy Festival, Darwin Fringe & Sydney Fringe - as well as at The Edinburgh Fringe. Daniel was twice selected as a FRESH Artist to Watch at The Sydney Comedy Festival in 2014 & 2015, he has been invited to perform an encore of his 2016 show ‘Let Me Finish’ at The Comedy Store, Sydney and performed as part of the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour & Break Out Showcase in 2017.
Daniel’s debut album ‘Let Me Finish’ was released in 2017 by Grammy Award-Winning US label Comedy Dynamics. He’s the first Australian comedian they’ve ever produced… suck it, Rove.