Rob Deering performs stand-up comedy with music, using a guitar, a loop pedal and his voice to create impressive rock and pop soundscapes – and do jokes, of course. Along with being one of the most in-demand headliners on the UK circuit, he’s toured nationally and performed solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe many times since starting out in comedy in the year 2000. His late-night, live-music pop quiz Beat This is a festival institution. Rob has performed throughout the world, in shows from the Middle East to Melbourne, Shanghai to the South of France, and he has appeared on any number of Radio and TV shows since starting out on 99 Things To Do Before You Die, most recently winning Celebrity Mastermind on BBC One.
“Ingenious and hilarious.” The Guardian
“As sharp and versatile as a Swiss Army knife, Rob Deering is one of the best performers currently on the circuit.” The Independent
“A circuit favourite.” Time Out
“A highly impressive one-man soundscape powered mainly by energy and excellent guitar skills.” The Scotsman
Jack Campbell is a hardworking and hilarious comedian who reached new heights in 2014 when he was outright winner of the English Comedian of the Year Competition. Not that Jack is any stranger to taking home the trophy – the Nottingham Comedy Festival Best Newcomer of 2012 sits on his mantlepiece already. As well as his high profile competition wins he has also been runner up in both the Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year 2014 & Tickled Pig Student Competition Runner 2012.
“Jack Campbell secured the English Comedian Of The Year title by offering up the most original take on things, even though by wider standards he’s still a fairly traditional act. As a former teacher, he too had run-ins with streetwise youth, and the childishness of their banter is entertainingly described.” Chortle
“Gets Hearty Laughs, 100% Funny.” Broadway Baby
Winner of the Chortle Student Comedy Award 2015, as well as finalist in the 2014 Leicester Square New Act of the Year,Andy has made an impact on the comedy scene with his unique style and fresh approach to traditional stand up.
A regular at festivals such as Latitude, Leefest and Secret Garden Party, Andy is fast becoming a familiar face at top comedy clubs around the country. He has hosted his own webseries in the Tub, in which he interviewed up-and-coming bands in the bath (of course).
“Andy Field is a talented and silly performer who will make you laugh for an hour.” Fest
“He has a surreal outlook, a set packed full of proper punchlines and a nerdy glee in sharing it.” Chortle
Based in south London, Brixton Arielle Souma adds color and diversity to the comedy scene. A multiple new act finalist, her distinctive style is punchy, blunt, accessible and empowering!
“She is just what the comedy industry needs; and should be forced upon every audience until they buckle under her spell.” Frankie Boyle
“Big and bold with bags of sass and nice garnishes.” Chortle
Tom Crowley is best known as a series writer and performer in the Prix Europa-nominated podcast sitcom Wooden Overcoats and as the playwright behind the critically-acclaimed stage adaptation of the Rocky Horror sequel, Shock Treatment. He has written and performed for Cartoon Network and BBC Radio Comedy and hosts the regular monthly variety showcase, The Night.
AND YOUR RESIDENT HOST:
BEN VAN DER VELDE
http://www.benvandervelde.com/ Standing a statutesque five foot five inches high (not in heels) and weighing in at eleven stone (on a good day) Ben is the current light-middleweight contender for compering champion of Kilburn.
“Sharp and crafty gagsmith.” Chortle
“Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue.” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
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