FRIDAY 25TH JULY – ARTHUR SMITH, AL LUBEL, JOE BOR, ELLIE WHITE, ADAM STAUNTON and MC GARY TRO
Arthur Smith has become one of comedy’s elder statesmen: an Edinburgh Fringe stalwart and a club compere since the early days of the alternative scene. He’s also become a regular on Radios 2 and 4, one of TV’s Grumpy Old Men, and a writer whose best-known work is the World Cup play An Evening With Gary Lineker.
He has long been a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe, where he was instrumental in many of the pranks played by his late friend Malcolm Hardee, and his raucous late-night tours of the town became legendary for their high jinks, if not their historical accuracy. His Fringe shows include Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen, and Arthur Smith’s Last Hangover, about his being forced to go teetotal after he nearly died from pancreatitis. Both were subsequently broadcast on Radio 4, where he is also a frequent guest on such shows as Excess Baggage and Loose Ends. On Radio 2 he has presented the long-running Smith Lectures, linking together clips from other comedians.
As well as the Olivier-nominated An Evening with Gary Lineker, which he co-created with Chris England, Smith’s other plays include 1989’s Live Bed Show, which starred Caroline Quentin and Paul Merton and ran at the Donmar Warehouse.
Us at Gits & Shiggles are ‘made up’ to have one of our comedy heroes headlining this night!
“One of the most touching and laugh-out-loud, funny half-hours I have had the privilege to listen to for a long while” The Stage
“Masterful timing and a wealth of experience to draw upon, the outcome was always going to be thoroughly entertaining” Three Weeks
“Touching, uplifting and very funny…comedy with everything but the kitchen sink” Evening Standard
Joe is a much in demand comedian, actor and writer who is the current TV warm up for The Graham Norton Show and Mock The Week and previously for Alan Carr Chatty Man and 8 Out of 10 Cats.
He regularly performs at top comedy clubs around the country including The Comedy Store, Highlights, Jongleurs, The 99 Club, The Glee and The Comedy Cafe.
Joe won the Best Value Show at Leicester Comedy Festival. He was the 2010, Finalist of Comedian Of The Year 2009 at Leicester Comedy Festivaland Amused Moose Hot Starlets 2008and won the Jewish Comedy Factor 2007!
“Joe Bor is a must see” Alan Carr
“Hugely talented character comic, very funny and memorably charismatic” The Scotsman
“Great at comedy, bad with women” Jack Whitehall
Starting stand-up in 2010, Gary quickly established himself as an up-and-coming comedian. Gary has been a finalist in numerous national competitions and has garnered rave reviews from previous shows taken to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
He has performed his infectious and self-deprecating observations in many of the UK’s most popular clubs; BBC live shows, Comedy Store, Highlight, The Glee Club, The Stand, Komedia, Frog And Bucket and Comedy Central to name a few. Gary was a finalist in the Piccadilly Comedy Club New Act of The Year, Bath New Comedian of the Year and Red in the Face New Act of the Year.
‘Excellent, fresh material with a fresh style’ Comedy Store
‘Genuninely funny… kept the whole crowd laughing’ Three Weeks
‘As funny as he is bald!’ Crack Comedy Club
Ellie is an extremely talented character comedian who has recently taken part in Newsjack Series 10 and Awesome Lives for BBC Radio 4. She is also developing a sketch show for Radio 4.
She will be taking a solo show up to Edinburgh this year with the Invisible Dot after a successful two hander run during the 2013 Festival on the Free Fringe with Oscar Jenkyn-Jones in Ellie and Oscar Share a Time at the Voodoo Rooms.
“Ellie White is a phenomenal character comedian…a sketch show clearly beckons for such a talented actress” The Skinny
“Destined for great things” FEST
“A bold and brilliant new presence” The Invisible Dot
We’re lucky to have Scouse funnyman Adam Staunton down in London town for the night. He’s a northern comedy circuit favourite, having performed at big clubs all over the UK, alongside some of the biggest names in comedy, including John Bishop and Sarah Millican.
Adam can often be seen in the final rounds of comeptitions, he came third place in the Beat The Frog World Series Final 2009, semi finalist in theLaughing Horse New Act Competition 2010, second inPreston’s New Comedian Of The Year 2011 and performed at the respected Big Value 2012 Late Show in Edinburgh.
“What he lacks in height he certainly makes up for in talent, getting the biggest laughs of the night” ThreeWeeks
“Had the crowd laughing from the word go” Haxed.co.uk
“One of the breakthrough talents to emerge from the North West’s comedy circuit” Plymouth Herald
MC Tom Webb
Tom Webb is a hilarious, award-winning comedian, performing all over the country in venues including The Soho Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, The Komedia, Frog & Bucket and The Gilded Balloon. You can also see him on Dave TV, as David Baddiel’s assistant, Aaron, in ‘FC Dave’. Or hear him on BBC Radio (Bristol), JNET Radio and Fuse FM.He is the host for Popbitch, They Quiz and Match Bars, is resident MC at PARTY PIECE and Comedy Loft and compères the triumphant ‘London Is Funny Presents…’ a mixed bill show with acts like Rufus Hound, Josie Long and Simon Brodkin at the Edinburgh Fringe.
If not performing live, Tom writes and performs for the screen and radio and he’s directed the World’s longest running comedy show, NewsRevue, as well as creating its two Christmas Specials.
‘Ingenious and fresh’ Time Out
‘Tom Webb is a cheeky, inventive, damn funny fellow’ London Is Funny
‘The masterful Tom Webb… It’s stuff like this that makes the Fringe great’ Three Weeks
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Venue: The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, London, N1 0XT