The Good Ship Comedy Club presents Jim Smallman
Monday 27 March
Jim is one of the most multi-talented and in-demand comics on the circuit. He is prolific as a comedian, writer, podcaster, voice artist, wrestling promoter and some other things. He’s damn busy, that’s for sure. Since 2005 he has performed all around the world, from performing to affluent ex-pats in Singapore to headlining comedy tents at music festivals like Download and Sonisphere, to every corner of Europe and even to winning awards in the USA.
He has taken several shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, including 2009’s The Boy Next Door Gone Wrong (winner of Best Comedy Performance and Best International Show at the 2010 Hollywood Fringe in Los Angeles, and nominated for best debut show at the 2009 Leicester Comedy Festival); 2011’s Tattooligan and 2012’s Let’s Be Friends, two shows that received a host of excellent reviews; and 2015’s My Girls which was nominated for Best Show at the 2015 Leicester Comedy Festival, enjoyed a near sold-out run at the fringe and was filmed in front of 200 comedy fans in London during June 2016. He is also a regular panellist on Radio 5 Live’s ‘Fighting Talk’.
In addition to comedy, Jim is one of three co-owners of PROGRESS Wrestling, which they founded in London in 2012. As part of the creative team for the company he has been part of its rise from the first show in front of 300 fans to the cult product it is now, selling out 40 shows in a row, filling Brixton Academy, winning awards around the world!
“Beautiful comedy from the stand up who wears his life on his skin.” The Sunday Times
Inel Tomlinson exudes the type of magnetic charm, charisma and talent that instantly demands your attention whether on TV, stage or radio. Coupled with an electric smile and the world’s loudest laugh, it’s hard not to fall for his exuberant personality, which radiates throughout his extensive body of work.
As one half of Johnny & Inel, the UK’s first black comedy double act, Inel showcases his diverse acting and writing talents as he embodies a plethora of colourful comic roles on their hit CBBC TV show ‘The Johnny & Inel Show’. As two of the channel’s best-loved personalities, they have also donned their presenting hats for Junior Vets on Call where they have come face to face with animals in need, small and large.
Not content with taking Kids TV by storm, the duo took control of the airwaves with their ‘Live & Loud’ radio show on Fubar Radio. The show allowed uncensored access to their unique humour as they discussed the latest social media trends, TV shows and took on ‘agony uncle’ roles to tackle listeners problems.
After a fun year at Fubar Radio, the pair were invited to join the all-new Virgin Radio UK lineup in a prime Friday night 7pm-11pm slot with their show packed full of banter & great music to kickstart the weekend!
He regularly performs at live comedy shows all over the country where his portrayals of interesting characters coupled with his mixture of comedic timing, nostalgia and eye for the ridiculous keeps the audience in stitches from start to finish.
His standup comedy experience led him to set up Kinetic Comedy; a lively multicultural monthly event that showcases the best up and coming comedy acts interspersed with games, competitions and music.
"His observations are inspired and original… definitely one to watch." * *Chortle**
"With a huge amount of confidence, he knew how to reach out to an audience with one of the strongest deliveries of the night… A name to watch out for." The Stage
ENGLISH COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR 2016
“A peculiar offbeat mind.” Chortle
“Pleasingly off the beaten track.” The Londonist
Jim is a stand up, writer and actor. His 2 solo hours at Edinburgh played to sold out houses and critical acclaim and his debut was named one of the Top 10 EdFringe shows in the Amused Moose/2Entertain Laughter Awards. Jim has written for ESPN and Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3) and his podcast, The Football Ramble has won 7 awards, has over 80,000 listeners and recently packed fans into venues up and down the country on their inaugural tour.
“Exquisitely written, punchline-driven material without cliché. It’s hard to imagine a subject he couldn’t come up with an original and literate joke about.” Chortle
A finalist in So You Think You’re Funny, Alex is a gangly bag of charm, wit and erudition who’s sure to have you giggling at his sharp observations.
“Hugely funny…when the audience isn’t laughing they’re hanging on his every word.” Broadway Baby
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BEN VAN DER VELDE
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