Avalon are the UK's leading comedy agent - they bring two top comedians previewing their material ahead of the Edinburgh Festival this summer.
Matt Forde is one of the country’s most in-demand satirists. In his Political Party podcast, he has interviewed guests ranging from Nicola Sturgeon, David Blunkett, Andrew Marr, Jess Phillips, Angela Rayner, Rory Stewart and Sadiq Khan to name a few. The podcast has amassed over 6 million downloads and been nominated for Best Comedy Podcast from the British Podcast Awards and the Internet Award at the Chortle Awards. Matt is also the co-host of Wondery’s flagship podcast British Scandal alongside Alice Levine.
Huge Davies combines his confident on stage presence, dark humour, surreal material with his one-of-kind customised keyboard. He appears regularly on television, including his own Channel 4 sitcom The Artists which he created, wrote and starred in. Huge performs both in the UK and internationally, also supporting Phil Wang and Joe Lycett on their national tours. Huge has worked as a writer for Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Famalam, is a regular performer on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show and co-hosts live podcast The Film Quiz with Nick Helm.
Fresh from his sold-out, critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe run and becoming the most viewed British comedian of all time on TikTok, the world famous prankster and Lee Nelson creator is back with an outrageous new show.
In Screwed Up Simon rips into celebrity culture, social media, the police, Putin, Prince Andrew and Jesus.
Nothing is off limits in this hilarious show, including his own mental health, his family, his five arrests and how he once found himself at an underground sex party.
'No show has made me laugh more than this one… His finest hour on stage' ★★★★ The Times
'Screwed Up is a full-on rat-a-tat gag-fest' ★★★★ Mail On Sunday
The 'Spice Girls of improv' return in their five star, sell-out, totally improvised musical comedy.
Inspired by audience suggestions, the all-female cast improvise the musical version of your favourite films, creating movies with 100% more singing, 99% more women and a full live band.
Broadway World Best Comedy nominee and as seen on Sky TV, STV, BBC 5 Live.
'Notflix might very well be the best show you see this year, the year after that and hopefully forever' ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
'A little piece of theatrical genius' ★★★★★ North West End
On his sixth UK tour, the comedian tries to make sense of the current cultural and political scene with his playfully provocative brand of humour.
Whether it's the dire blandness of the two main parties or the shamelessly shoe-horned right-on messages in adverts and films, Geoff continues to tread in areas much of comedy leaves well alone.
But this time around he also has a mission. As well as casting his everyman eye over what's happening in wider society, Geoff is trying to unpick what's happening with your average bloke. Remember them?
It’s been a rough couple of years for blokes. Toxic masculinity has grabbed all the headlines and ruined it for communal garden geezers, who have been put under the microscope like never before. At first glance, there’s not much to examine – there’s no Bloke 2.0.
Taking up his own bloke’s-eye-view, Geoff can see that despite the social media vortex, your man in the street, average Joe, man on the Clapham Omnibus and your John Smiths just keep plodding on, fuelled by a diet of football, sheds, super-hero films, sporting autobiographies, wearing socks at all times and strategically burying feelings when necessary.
However, under the paraphernalia of manhood and the sometimes basic, even primal, behaviour of dads and lads, Geoff can see that there is something mysterious and definitely non-toxic going on.
A kindly and funny stock-take of both himself and his fellow man, Geoff unlocks some of the more complicated behaviour of your husbands, dads and brothers.
'He has become one of our most refreshingly funny comedians of any stripe' ★★★★ The Times
'He’s a class act with a mature, sharp take on modern politics' Sunday Times
You've probably seen him on Would I Lie to You, Have I Got News for You, The Royal Variety, QI, Blankety Blank, The Last Leg, and tons more as well.
He's been called an "overnight success" - Even though he's been a stand-up for twenty years now.
Chris McCausland is hitting the road again with another masterclass in stand-up comedy that has literally been yonks in the making - Get your tickets now!
Emmanuel's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated show looks at his life, including being the only boy and the youngest of six children (that’s right – 5 OLDER sisters).
He explores that that looks can be very deceptive and what has led him to become the person he is today.
The show also covers his time as a doorman in some of the scariest clubs in London, his career in musical theatre and life as a parent to two young children.
Through his hilarious storytelling, it's a deeper look into all the experiences that shaped his personality and opinions today.
Emmanuel made his TV debut on Comedy Central UK. He has appeared on ITV1's The John Bishop Show, ITV2's The Stand Up Sketch Show, Comedy Central Live and ITV's Sorry I Didn’t Know. He's been heard on BBC Radio 4 shows including The Now Show, The Likely Dads and Edinburgh Fringe Award; Nominees show.
'Outright hilarious, his star is on the rise' Fest
'Side-splittingly funny, there are roaring laughs' The Independent
'Sonubi is a distinctive, classily polished act. His ascendancy appears assured' The Scotsman
'Big laughs, engaging tales, you’re seduced by the easy authority of his storytelling' The Guardian
'There’s no denying Sonubi his impeccable craft. If he’s shooting for a BBC One primetime slot, this is bang on target' The List
Whether it’s you, the person you go on a date with, your boss, or the opinion-makers on TV, we’re all pretending we know what we’re doing.
We don’t. And it’s about time we all had a proper laugh about it.
Eshaan has supported some of the biggest acts in the UK, including Micky Flanagan, Jason Manford and Kae Kurd. The Pretender is his much-anticipated debut tour.
Eshaan has been seen on BBC1's Mock The Week, QI and Live at The Apollo. He has been heard on award-winning podcasts Have A Word, Ninetwentynine and Spitting Image. He's also appeared on LBC, Times Radio and BBC Radio 4.
'A fine comic entertainer, an intelligent maker of points and a wealth of fascinating facts' The Scotsman
'Genius stand-up comedy' Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
'A story that’s likely to go far' Chortle
Supported by Sharlin Jahan
Sharlin (BBC 4's The Now Show, Funny Women Finalist) is a Bangladeshi, British, and Canadian comedian who loves telling (yelling) at people about things at pubs.
'Undeniably impressive' ★★★★★ EdFringeReview
'Jahan is an energetic, rumbustious presence' ★★★★★ Morning star
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